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Old 08-31-20, 01:18 PM
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Any possibility of a 'Hide thread' feature?

With the current forum software?

There are threads that I'd love to be able to tag, and never see them again in my "New Posts" search, and/or when browsing the forums.

It would help reduce the clutter.

Just a thought...

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Re: Any possibility of a 'Hide thread' feature?

I have the same question for "hide a forum". Someone gave me a link some time ago that did a 'getnew' but excluded the politics, but it doesn't seem to work any more (maybe the forum ID changed, but I cannot find that link anymore )

Your suggestion is a good one.
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Re: Any possibility of a 'Hide thread' feature?

I could see that being more complex, as it is inherent in the forum layout, while the threads come back as part of a search result.

Regardless, I think that would be useful, too, and I know of a forum that does allow that. https://photography-on-the.net/forum/index.php

It's the best forum software I've used. It allows you to hide forums, as well as rearrange their order.

I believe the software was written by the guy that runs the site, Pekka.
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Re: Any possibility of a 'Hide thread' feature?

Unfortunately no, that's not a function we have. I'd bet that Adam Tyner gave you the ability to exclude forums on the New Posts page.
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That's a shame. The more I think about it, the more I want it.
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Re: Any possibility of a 'Hide thread' feature?

Originally Posted by IBJoel View Post
I'd bet that Adam Tyner gave you the ability to exclude forums on the New Posts page.
Ahhh... I found it!

https://forum.dvdtalk.com/search.php...new&exclude=47
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Re: Any possibility of a 'Hide thread' feature?

"New Posts" uses a search option called "getnew" which displays all unread threads since your last session. However, there is also a "getdaily" option which will show all new posts within the last 24 hours (regardless of "read" status).

Additionally, I found that you can add a "days" parameter. So if you combine "getdaily" with "days" you can control the number of days shown for all new posts. So, for example, the following URL would give you the last 7 days worth of posts in reverse chronological order:

Code:
https://forum.dvdtalk.com/search.php?do=getdaily&days=7
If you want a different number of days, just change "days=7" in the URL to a different number.

Taking this further, there are "include" and "exclude" parameters that can be used in the URL to customize the list of forums that are included in your search results. Please note, these are mutually exclusive, so you should use only include or exclude, but not both at the same time.

If you use "include" then the search results will include only the specified forum ID's (the forum ID is the number at the end of the forum URL), and exclude all others.
If you use "exclude" then the search results will include all forums by default, and exclude the specified forums.

So, for example, if you wanted all posts from the last 7 days, but only from the "HD Talk" and "Blu-ray Bargains" forums, your URL would look like this:

Code:
https://forum.dvdtalk.com/search.php?do=getdaily&days=7&include=55,74
Or lets say you want results for all new posts since your last session, except "Religion, Politics and World Events" because you never go there:

Code:
https://forum.dvdtalk.com/search.php?do=getnew&exclude=47
So, you can manually construct your custom search URL with the above options, and then bookmark it.
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Re: Any possibility of a 'Hide thread' feature?

^That is handy, TheBang, and I appreciate the detail. Too bad it doesn't appear to support individual thread exclusion.

Is there a link to the syntax available? Is this still a variation of VBulletin?
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This site is still running a highly customized version of vBulletin based on the 3.x codebase.

As far as I'm aware, the above is not documented anywhere. I just figured it out with a lot of trial and error.
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