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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-05-2019, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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It would be very nice if there was a selection on the "thread tools" menu to "ignore this thread", as many other forums have.

It would also be very nice if you could ignore/block certain sub-forums (or whatever they are called), so that when you choose "new posts", you don't see a list of threads from those sub-forums. For instance, some folks may have no interest in CNC, etc.
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It would be very nice if there was a selection on the "thread tools" menu to "ignore this thread", as many other forums have.

It would also be very nice if you could ignore/block certain sub-forums (or whatever they are called), so that when you choose "new posts", you don't see a list of threads from those sub-forums. For instance, some folks may have no interest in CNC, etc.
Way I see it is, all you have to do is ignore them. Works for me.

I don't see blocking anything either, just ignore what you don't like.

I have no interesting in having a CNC machine, but am very interested in having CNC - coffee n cookies, etc. But still like to occasionally read some things the CNC gang comment on. If things like that were ignored or blocked, I'd miss some interesting posts. I think the setup as is works. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

What I 'would' like to see is some method where a newbie's first post is in introductions, instead of just allowing them to jump in anywhere.

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so the side bar which tells you which forum the post is in is a bit too much for you to choose?

Is it so difficult to just move on down till you find something you like?
seems you need to start your own one topic forum.
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I just hit New Posts/Last Day every time I want to look at the forum, which is about 20 times each day. It doesn't matter to me what discipline is used - wood burning, table saw, scroll saw, carving, router, CNC, etc. - if the topic interests me I take a look. To completely close out one discipline over another is to me saying "it doesn't matter how good your project is, I won't look at it because you used a technique/tool/procedure I don't care for".

We have a CNC but most projects also involve the table saw, jointer, planer, drill press, drum sander, router, ROS, bandsaw, disc sander, etc. and I occasionally carve and accent wood with burning. I'm here for woodworking and looking at shops, tools, projects, getting involved in discussions, helping folks where I can...

At some point I have probably gone to a specific subforum, probably when I post to different ones, but there aren't any I avoid when I hit New Posts/Last Day.

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I tend to use Active topics on the top line menu. Covers the last week or two and it's pretty easy to find stuff. Again, I would like to have the games as a separate menu item. Say what you want, they are the most active posts here and they have near 2000 posts each, so they're not going away. Might take a tiny bit of programming, but I think non players would appreciate that games don't bump other posts off the most active list. Then again, project posts are a little thin these days. So many of us old guys can't spend time in the shop the way we used to...or we when we start a project, it takes a month to finish, and those are the simple projects. I also like reading the CNC stuff. Fascinating stuff. Makes me wonder if there's some way to use it to make abstract pieces, you know, like these for example:
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I tend to use Active topics on the top line menu.
Again, I would like to have the games as a separate menu item.
So many of us old guys can't spend time in the shop the way we used to.
I also like reading the CNC stuff. Fascinating stuff. Makes me wonder if there's some way to use it to make abstract pieces, you know, like these for example:
Hmm, always use Recent discussions, gonna have to try Active Topics.
I wouldn't mind if the word games went poof. But I'm not calling the shots, but pushing them to the side, or whatever, will work for me. I looked at the first post in one of them, and that was enough to not look at any more. Don't play such anyway. When I play on-line games it is always something like Clay Kittens, Kill Barney, or such.
I like reading some of the CNC stuff, especially if I can poke a bit of fun at the CNC guys. Interesting, but fascinating? To me anyway. NO. But it is woodworking, of a sort, so what can I say.
As far as abstract pieces, to me that is NOT art. Not sure how you would term it. Art to me is a painting or sculpture that you can recognize as a person, place, or such. I will admit a lot of my cane handle designs, as well as my coat tree hook designs, could be considered abstract. But at least they aren't so weird as the pictures. However, it does seem to me that something like that could go pretty well as a jigsaw puzzle - that I could deal with, but hanging on my wall not..
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I read years ago of a self-proclaimed "artist" in England, who got a traffic ticket while painting one of his "creations". He had laid a long sheet of canvas in a drive, slopped various colors of paint all over it, then proceeded to run a car back and forth over it. In doing this, he backed out into the roadway. A cop saw him and gave him a ticket for unsafe backing or such, and I believe he did not have a driver license. He later chopped the canvas into squares and started selling them as "art". Don't recall how much he sold them for, but it was hundreds of English pounds each.

I think if I wanted to "create" abstract art I would start with a piece of plywood, glue down paper on it, then sketch, and erase, repeat, lines until I got something I wanted, then paint it like a paint by numbers picture.

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"so the side bar which tells you which forum the post is in"

could you elaborate on that please.

I use "New Posts" & get a right hand column that lists all(?) of the new posts for the day but does not indicate what/which forum the post were posted in.

I'm just trying to see if there is something that I'm missing out on o that I can use the forum more efficiently.

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For some reason the word games don’t show up in the Classic version of the forum. I never use the newer version and for quite a while I wondered what everyone was referring to.

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For some reason the word games donít show up in the Classic version of the forum. I never use the newer version and for quite a while I wondered what everyone was referring to.

Charles...I just switched to Classic from Full and all the games threads appear in Classic. I switched back and forth several times and they do show up in Classic...FYI...

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"so the side bar which tells you which forum the post is in"

could you elaborate on that please.

I use "New Posts" & get a right hand column that lists all(?) of the new posts for the day but does not indicate what/which forum the post were posted in.

I'm just trying to see if there is something that I'm missing out on o that I can use the forum more efficiently.

thks

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Smitty...you might try using "Active Topics" instead...if a new post is made, you will see the thread in "Bold"...one of the columns is the location of the thread. I find Active Topics very useful in sorting out what I do/do not want to read.

Both Classic and Full view are about the same...on my laptop they both show the sub-forum the threads reside...I don't use mobile so I can't speak to that...

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