Keeper of the Bookmarks / Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Oologah, Indian Territory, USA...
Model: GL1800 Hot Rod Yellow
Here is how I "hide forums"
Let's just say that you have no interest in the Games area.
Click on Games so that the only thing you see is "Games",
then click on "Quick links" and then click on "Mark this forum read"
that will mark every thread in the Fun 'n Games forum as having been read.
Now when you click on "New Posts" nothing in that forum will show up until someone posts to a thread there.
I do this every day, the first forum that I want to look at is "New Members" to see if there is anyone that has signed on and has to "be approved" by a Moderator.
All newbies now are only allowed to post in the "New Members" forum until a Moderator "Approves them".
we had to do that to stop the spammers and porn jockies from taking us over. You should have noticed that we just don't have that kind of threads here anymore.
You can do this for any Forum.
You can also select just a Forum to view only topics posted within that one forum.
For me as a Moderator, it is important that I always use "New Posts" so that I can see the activity regardless of Forum. but, once I see that the "new posts" are clean in a forum, I mark that one Forum Read..... that gets it out of the way.
We currently don't have a way to exclude single threads.
You can mark a single thread as a Subscription and then you will get an email with that thread is added to. And then in your Email Inbox, you can setup a filter to trap anything from the forum into a Folder.... then that folder will hold only threads that you have subscribed to. Doing this, will indeed Hide the Entire collection of all threads, regardless of what forum they are posted in.
The caveat to any of these methods is that it temporarily hides everything for a while.
The Email method hides the entire forum period,,,,,,,,,
if the only interest you have is just one or two or three threads out of the whole entire collection of forums.