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Non-shop talk forum

by Betsy
posted 03-13-2012 05:05 PM


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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 03-13-2012 05:47 PM

Hello Betty,

I use the Pulse feature to read the postings here and the off topic post are labelled as off topic and you have to actively select the to see the topic. The way Martin has set this up I never need to even see the titles of stuff I don’t want/need to see.

Hope this helps

Mark

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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lew

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#2 posted 03-13-2012 06:01 PM

Betsy,
What Mark said.

Go to the Pulse section and near the top of the page, rite side next to the search box, click on the “hide off-topic titles”.
The pulse will list these as “Off Topic” so you can ignore them if you want. You can also filter by other fields there as well.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 03-13-2012 09:51 PM

we had tried keeping it off the rest of the site but it wreaked havoc on the server and it had to go back in the mix.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Kenny

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#4 posted 03-13-2012 10:57 PM

I myself am getting tired of seeing nearly half the threads on the first page be off-topic. Sorry, it’s just excessive. I understand the point in having the off-topic forum, but IMHO it has gotten out of hand with some of the total crap that has been posted over there anyway.

My opinion is that it’s something that doesn’t belong. This should be first and foremost a woodworking forum.

I see them as “off-topic” myself, but there are far too many off-topic posts to wade though. If it continues, I plan to leave. I doubt anyone cares, really. But I figure I’ll state my piece anyway.

-- Kenny

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HorizontalMike

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#5 posted 03-13-2012 11:21 PM

Kenny,
Now you have posted something I agree with… Eliminate the Non-Shop-Talk Forum. I have rethought that idea and I DO AGREE WITH KENNY that ALL NON-SHOP-TALK be eliminated.

Just do it.

The only alternative might be admin selected specific forums such as “family”, “general photo sharing”, etc.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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juniorjock

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#6 posted 03-13-2012 11:49 PM

Didn’t we already do that?..... a.k.a. Coffee Lounge (R.I.P.) ..... (but the Coffee Lounge had two rules – no religion and no politics. Sure was a lot of good jokes though).

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Betsy

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#7 posted 03-14-2012 12:31 AM

Thanks for the help. It’s nice not seeing the off-topic posts. Woodworking rules!

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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RandyM68

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#8 posted 03-14-2012 01:30 AM

I didn’t look at non-shop forums for a long time, and finally, temptation got to me. I was just curious and look what kind of trouble it got me in to. Everybody ganged up on me an said some very mean things. Now I have to hang my head in shame, I’m afraid it will happen again. My blood pressure is up, I can’t eat, I can’t sleep at night, I had to put my shrink on speed dial, in case I need emergency counselling, now I’m on four different anti-depressants, we’re discussing in house treatment facilities right now, How will I pay my bills from rehab? If this abuse continues… But seriously folks, Isn’t being at the top of the page a sign of popularity. After all, this one just went to the top again. It happens every time someone makes a comment. If people wanted to talk only about woodworking, I’d have to wade through page after page of tools, and finishing, and wood, but no, it’s always right at the top because people keep watching, and commenting. They say they hate it but, some of the most popular shows on TV feature a bunch rude obnoxious people that no one can stand, but people tune in every week just to see what they can gripe about next, rather than just change channels. On TV, viewers start leaving, ratings drop, advertisers pull out, amd the show gets cancelled. If you don’t want non-shop talk forums on the front page, just stay out of them, most will die off soon enough. Starting your own thread to complain, probably won’t help. If any of you are so innocent that you are truly offended by a few dirty words, you may need to get out more. You’ve lived a very sheltered life.

-- I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. I'm sorry,thanks.

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Greg In Maryland

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#9 posted 03-14-2012 01:39 AM

Randy, you are now going to have to wear the cone of shame : http://youtu.be/R58kSuIhURI

Greg

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RandyM68

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#10 posted 03-14-2012 01:43 AM

You can also look at that little picture on the left, it’ll usually give you an idea what you’re in for. I’m actually trying to play nice for awhile, We’ll see how that goes. I didn’t mean to offend you, but if you are overly sensitive, I recommend staying away from me. I’m really a pretty nice guy, but I tend to say rude things even when I’m not harassing some idiot.

-- I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. I'm sorry,thanks.

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NBeener

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#11 posted 03-14-2012 02:03 AM

They’ve/it’s followed you, Betsy.

You must be overjoyed ;-)

-- -- Neil

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yammi450

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#12 posted 03-14-2012 02:24 AM

Some of you people are like a virus, you infect every new forum started just to talk about each other. Everyone knows who you are, including yourself. Why don’t you guys start your own website so you can bag on each other without intruding on others. I’m sure I’ll get heat from you guys about it, But I expect to anyway, because thats what you do best, try to belittle everyone to make yourself feel better. Try growing up a little.
Your turn. Show your true colors.

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Bertha

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#13 posted 03-14-2012 12:08 PM

^Yammi450, I’m more of a middle/deep purple.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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MarcusM

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#14 posted 03-14-2012 02:14 PM

lol Al, with a little Smoke on the water and fire in the sky, you’d look absolutely brilliant. :)

-- Tilbilly Mark

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Betsy

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#15 posted 03-14-2012 05:16 PM

It certainly is a non-shop talk forum now. I started this thread with a simple question. Two people answered my question and I was happy. Then it was highjacked.

I don’t start forums to be highjacked by others and its uncalled for. Makes me not want to ask questions or contribute at all for fear of a few people who can’t seem to leave a thread alone.

This is the last entry I will make on this post. But my final say is IF YOUR ANSWER/RESPONSE IS NOT ON THE TOPIC OF THE ORIGINAL THREAD – STAY OUT!

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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Bill White

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#16 posted 03-14-2012 06:03 PM

Randy, I have a special going on right now for psychological counseling. Send me a check for all your money. I’ll help. Didja see the grin?
I also find some of the stuff really wierd. Oh well….............
Back to WWing posts.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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Bertha

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#17 posted 03-14-2012 06:12 PM

STAY OUT!
Wow. Sorry for the purple box.
.
I know you’ll be back here, so…it depends upon how you use the site. If you’re like me and use the Pulse, you can show/block off-topic titles. That’s about the best it gets, best I can tell.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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seabiscuit

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#18 posted 03-14-2012 08:41 PM

Holy crap you guys are lazy. How hard is it to not click on things that aren’t interesting to you…

And you guys complain about my generation being lazy…

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Rick

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#19 posted 03-18-2012 09:28 AM

If you click on “Forums” then click on “Show all forums” you can choose what Forums you want to look at.

It’s that simple. Unless I’m not reading your Question properly. Yes? No?

Because you want to Block NSTF totally, I’m assuming you don’t want to look at anything in there so just ignore it and don’t click on it.

Randy: Do you really believe that some of your Posts I’ve read lately, and this one, i.e. ”if you are overly sensitive, I recommend staying away from me. I’m really a pretty nice guy, but I tend to say rude things even when I’m not harassing some idiot.”

Do you actually believe this is acceptable behaviour on here? i.e. you get a lot of pleasure from Harassing other Members? Then this from your Profile ”Then spent a couple of years as a bouncer in a mental hospital.”

You’ve been booted off here a few times, haven’t you? Yet you just keep on with it.

I believe you have your Shrink on speed dial!!

Sorry Betsy. I went off Topic but the Above is Insane!!

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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