Would It Be Possible To Do This?

Discussion in 'Forum Related Discussions' started by digmor crusher, Aug 26, 2021.

  1. digmor crusher

    digmor crusher Registered Member

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    Make a dedicated thread for posts for news items, links from other websites, links from magazines, newspapers etc? The reason I'm asking is that lately it seems like 50% of posts on here are those types anyways. These are stories we can find from other sites if we chose to do so. I read here daily, not to read any of these type of posts but to read member opinions regarding software programs, tips and help for programs, posts from developers etc. Used to be my daily visit here would take 20 minutes +, now it seems like 5 minutes and I'm done. I may be off base here, maybe members enjoy these news item posts, I don't. I might read 1 out of 50. Thanks.
     
  2. Buddel

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    I like this idea very much. Thanks for this great suggestion, @digmor crusher :thumb:
     
  3. Mr.X

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    I like the idea too!

    Besides, I use to click on New Posts every time I come back to the forums, maybe more than 15 times per day.
    I'd love to see a way to disable those news links, news threads, etc. showing up which distract my attention every time I click New Posts.
    Like @digmor crusher , I just come to read threads and posts about user's comments on software.
     
  4. Minimalist

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    One possibility is to use Watch Thread option on threads you want to follow and then use Watched Thread instead of New posts option. This way you will see only new posts on threads that you watch.
     
  5. EASTER

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    Same here :thumb: You can imagine such news and follow ups are useful to a point and most can see software and products issues as well as new releases might take more precedence
     
  6. xxJackxx

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    I like the idea as well. :thumb:
     
  7. blacknight

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    I like the idea too.
     
  8. Rasheed187

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    I'm guessing you are using the Recent Posts feature? I must say that I haven't got a problem with all of these news items, in fact I think it's kinda handy. And besides, WSF members aren't as active as they used to be, so this forum would feel a lot less lively without these posts, that's my point of view.
     
  9. Mr.X

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    I'm not interested these forums to feel less lively, I want them to be less distracting.
     
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    Thank you @digmor crusher, I also support this idea. :thumb:
     
  12. Rasheed187

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    I still don't get it, then how should this work? So if you go to Recent Posts, will you still be able to see all of these posts related to IT security? Because like I said, I think it's very useful, instead of having to visit all of these sites individually. I believe Mood is doing a great job. And I still get to follow all of the discussions between members, so I don't see the problem. Besides, there aren't a lot of discussions going on in the first place, WSF isn't as lively as in the past.
     
  13. Mr.X

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    You're right but how about a setting which gives you an option to include/exclude a dedicated forum/thread for news when you click on New Posts. Sounds doable for me.
     
  14. EASTER

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    I always tap RECENT POST first time every time I visit. Think I've gotten over those flood of news articles because eventually they taper off then the Real Fun begins. Informative experiences by membership on software and discussions on our favorite programs be they Security or Other. :)
     
  15. Rasheed187

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    This might indeed be a good option.

    Same over here, I actually like to read the news items and I have no trouble finding other threads related to security software.
     
  16. digmor crusher

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    Tonight, click on Recent Posts, out of the 25 threads shown 19 are posted by Mood, basically news articles, sort of kills any discussion. No disrespect to Mood, he/she does a good job but it would sure clean up the forum and make it easier if a lot of these articles could be contained in one thread. 10 of the 19 threads have less than 10 views, these could all be contained in 1 thread.
     
  17. login123

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    I like this idea too. Would be nice if there was some way to sort the recent posts.

    Must say I enjoy Mood's posts, am impressed by the amount of research (s)he does.
     
  18. reasonablePrivacy

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    Indeed one may want to follow individual threads and members.
    It seems like digmor crusher uses watch forum functionality.
    Last but not least digmor may click ignore on Mood account.

    I like that Mood posts news articles. I click a lot of them. People read and discuss them Many communities work that way, not only online communities.
     
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    What if someone comments on article and discussion happens? This would make a news thread into discussion thread.
     
  20. EASTER

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    Makes you wonder if it's to make conversation or Click Bait. Does me. Some articles simply are NOT of much interest and vital software discussions often times get swallowed right up and tossed off the front page before most have had an opportunity to share or contribute to it. Just being practical on my impression of matters.

    For what it's worth I always use the heading feature RECENT POSTS which leads you to what is being discussed almost current real time or shortly thereafter.

    If it gets any worse I just wander away to somewhere else awhile until software discussions and programs populate more often.
     
  21. plat1098

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    Well, sure, I scroll past a lot of articles but I tell you: there have been some times where I was very glad to see certain issues published, like the Windows partition issue a couple years back that I thought only I was experiencing and was just "living with it."

    So, with respect, you have a choice to read or pass. I see plenty of instances where discussions continue talking over the news article butting in. :) Sometimes it's a buzz-kill, though, I agree. :oops:
     
  22. Rasheed187

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    Would ignoring Mood do the trick? And I also like the news articles that Mood is posting, it saves me time. Not all of them are related to computer security, but I don't mind this. I'm a stock trader so news about IT in general is important to me. Also, without these articles it would be pretty much dead over here, let's face it, not that many members are actually starting topics and discussions.
     
  23. wat0114

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    Well no disputing that. Most of the members who did, have left.
     
  24. Adric

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    Yes just like Other Security Topics I would like to see something like Other News Topics for a lot of Mood's posts.
    It amazes me how he/she manages to post that much material every day. I find all these news topics intermingled among other threads a bit distracting. I agree - time to clean up the forum.
     
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