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Drain thread

Postby semicolin » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:33 am

Pinside has an interesting feature where a user can "drain" a thread- it will effectively mute that thread from the recent topics so that it won't pop up for that user any more.

It's very useful for threads that you have no interest in, especially when a single user, often the OP, continually bumps it to the top.

Is such a feature available for maaca's platform?
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Re: Drain thread

Postby Azatotht » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:45 am

Not to my knowledge...
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Re: Drain thread

Postby semicolin » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:45 am

Hrm. Can I pay you to delete threads I don't like?
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Re: Drain thread

Postby Azatotht » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:37 am

semicolin wrote:Hrm. Can I pay you to delete threads I don't like?


I received a cease and desist letter once, it was pretty effective to make me delete a specific thread.
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Re: Drain thread

Postby DrDude » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:00 pm

Azatotht wrote:
semicolin wrote:Hrm. Can I pay you to delete threads I don't like?


I received a cease and desist letter once, it was pretty effective to make me delete a specific thread.

Hah! Is it even allowed to mention the C&D without potentially invoking another C&D? Thin ice!

I do agree with SemiColin as to the utility of a "drain" feature, but I think the bigger problem is the sheer lack of activity these days. I miss the old C&D days: Sure, we had lawyers involved (never good), but at least some engagement from the community.
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Re: Drain thread

Postby cait001 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:53 pm

Azatotht wrote:
semicolin wrote:Hrm. Can I pay you to delete threads I don't like?


I received a cease and desist letter once, it was pretty effective to make me delete a specific thread.


Ha, I think I know which thread...
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Re: Drain thread

Postby DrDude » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:11 pm

cait001 wrote:
Azatotht wrote:
semicolin wrote:Hrm. Can I pay you to delete threads I don't like?


I received a cease and desist letter once, it was pretty effective to make me delete a specific thread.


Ha, I think I know which thread...

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Re: Drain thread

Postby Sparky » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:59 pm

semicolin wrote:Hrm. Can I pay you to delete threads I don't like?


Paid censorship.... wow.... that is a new one for me
Lol
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Re: Drain thread

Postby Drano » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:11 pm

Sparky wrote:
semicolin wrote:Hrm. Can I pay you to delete threads I don't like?


Paid censorship.... wow.... that is a new one for me
Lol



It's no longer censorship if you're getting paid... then it's 'curation' :D

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Re: Drain thread

Postby semicolin » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:43 pm

Drano wrote:
Sparky wrote:
semicolin wrote:Hrm. Can I pay you to delete threads I don't like?


Paid censorship.... wow.... that is a new one for me
Lol



It's no longer censorship if you're getting paid... then it's 'curation' :D


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Re: Drain thread

Postby Sparky » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:26 pm

It is an interesting concept. But I still question it.

Deleting posts from a troll? Well, I kinda offer it already in the Classifieds. If a thread initiator doesn't want replies, they are deleted. Simple as that.

What scares me is deleting a post over a simple difference of opinion.

Free speech is far from being free. We work at it. We maintain the site. There is a cost to that, making it equal to all...

Hmm....
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Re: Drain thread

Postby OTTOgd » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:25 pm

Worst thread ... EVER!

DRAIN IT!

DRAIN! DRAIN! DRAIN! DRAIN! DRAIN! ...

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Re: Drain thread

Postby 76brian » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:25 am

There used to be a mod for phpBB that added this option and it worked well. I can't seem to find it now though. It would be nice to block threads like that... even being on here a short time I think I can guess the first one(s) to block lol

If you're using Chrome or Firefox there are extensions that would allow you to do this on the client end, check out Greasemonkey (FF) or Tampermonkey (Chrome). It requires a bit of knowledge of javascript though.

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Re: Drain thread

Postby cdnpinballer » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:02 am

Still waters run deep...

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Re: Drain thread

Postby semicolin » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:29 pm

I don't actually want to delete threads, and this isn't like reddit where you just get buried in the pile-on. It's more like "Meh, I don't care about that thread and I don't want to have it pop up on my screen any more."
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Re: Drain thread

Postby Sparky » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:59 pm

semicolin wrote:I don't actually want to delete threads, and this isn't like reddit where you just get buried in the pile-on. It's more like "Meh, I don't care about that thread and I don't want to have it pop up on my screen any more."


OH! Well, that is somewhat easy... If there is someone that you no longer wish to see their posts again, click on their profile, and then click on "ADD FOE".

After that, you will no longer see the content of their posts.

foe option.png


PS: I didn't add you as a foe. LOL. Just used your profile page as a reference. ;)
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Re: Drain thread

Postby semicolin » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:18 am

O̶o̶o̶h̶!̶ ̶T̶h̶a̶t̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶k̶e̶d̶!̶ ̶O̶n̶l̶y̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶b̶e̶ ̶u̶s̶e̶d̶ ̶w̶h̶e̶n̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶ ̶r̶e̶a̶l̶l̶y̶ ̶d̶o̶n̶'̶t̶ ̶g̶e̶t̶ ̶a̶n̶y̶t̶h̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶o̶u̶t̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶a̶n̶y̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶t̶h̶a̶t̶ ̶p̶e̶r̶s̶o̶n̶'̶s̶ ̶p̶o̶s̶t̶s̶,̶ ̶t̶h̶o̶u̶g̶h̶.̶

Edit: I was wrong. Didn't hide the thread from Recent Posts.
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Re: Drain thread

Postby Splitskull » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:24 am

Azatotht wrote:
semicolin wrote:Hrm. Can I pay you to delete threads I don't like?


I received a cease and desist letter once, it was pretty effective to make me delete a specific thread.



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