With the many new destinations that have been added to the forum, over time, as they start to get comments (which may take months) the front page of the site, where the latest conversations are listed, may end up with a far wider ranging set of destinations appearing.
So, would people be interested in being able to "ignore" a section of the forum?
Say for example you wanted to ignore the Hong Kong discussion forum you'd just specify that in your Member Profile and any conversations from it would no longer appear on the front page of the site. It would still appear on the main forums page -- just not on the home page of the site. You'd be able to ignore any section you wanted, companions, Laos, whatever, and, should you change your mind down the track, you could "unignore it".
Of course, you'd need to be logged in for the ignoring to work...
Is this something that would appeal? It's a bit of work to set up, so if you're interested, speak now or forever hold your peace!
Other suggestions welcome.
I like the idea - I always skip the 'companion' posts and haven't any interest in the Philippines or Burma currently, so it would save my tired eyes. As long as it easy to turn back on once I decide to go visit Burma that is. On some sites I've found filters have been easy to turn on but difficult to turn off.
@denzil71 - you should be automatically logged out after an hour of inactivity.
If you want to stay logged in, you'll see, in the Member Centre -> Member Profile a checkbox for "Remember Login" if you check that, you ***should*** remain logged in all the time.
I say SHOULD as it doesn't appear to work for everyone, and you'll see quite a few comments in the past regarding it -- but I've been unable to replicate it -- except using Safari. If you use Safari (on a Mac/iPhone or iPad) it won't remember your login once you close Safari -- I don't know why and it is on my bug-list.
Otherwise, if you don't use Safari but you find yourself getting logged out earlier, please let me know what browser and operating system you're using and I'll see what I can do.
i usually only scan posts on the home page too, so with the increase in forum traffic, it would be nice to have a way to keep posts in areas where i might comment on the home page longer. the only down side i see is that it will take longer to build up some of those new sections if the bulk of users opt out. for example, i don't normally read or comment on vietnam posts, but every once in awhile i do if the post is about something i've done before. plus, this means that when people post in the wrong category, which seems to happen often, they'll be s.o.l.
i suppose a short-term option might be to increase the number of posts on the home page to increase the amount of time they are up.
what's the scoop with your back anyway? are you feeling any better?