Is there a way to limit the number of forums I see?

Discussion in 'Comments and Suggestions' started by Cynthia Moore, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. Cynthia Moore

    Cynthia Moore New Member

    English US
    This site has a lot of forums, which is great. But I will only ever use a few of them. Is there a way for me to limit the ones that are displayed when I log on?

    Thanks
     
  2. Parla Senior Member

    New York City
    English - US
    I've bookmarked the one in which I participate, so all I do is click on that in my Firefox bookmarks list.
     
  3. jann

    jann co-mod'

    English - USA
    Welcome, Cynthia.
    Of course! :) Thanks for asking.

    When you load the forum homepage, you can shrink the forum categories you're not interested in. See tip #18 in this post. The site should "remember" your display preferences from one session to the next... and you can always expand a category again later if you decide you want to explore it.
     
  4. Cagey post mod

    California
    English - US
    Parla's method is one I use because I participate primarily in one of the language forums.

    If you participate in several different language forums, you have another option. On the front page of the WordReference language forums, you will see small upside-down v's in the right side of the bars that divide the language forums. Clicking a 'v' will cause that section to collapse, hiding the forums in that section. Whatever forums that are collapsed when you log out will be the collapsed the next time you log in.

    Cross-posted.
    :)
     
  5. Egmont Senior Member

    Massachusetts, U.S.
    English - U.S.
    The six most recent places you've visited on WRF are listed (most recent first) at the lower left right of any page you visit. Allowing for one of those six pages to be your inbox, if you participate in five forums or fewer, they'll all be in that list. Bookmark the one you want to visit first, and use that list to go to the others.
     
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  6. Cynthia Moore

    Cynthia Moore New Member

    English US
    I just noticed that. It helps some, but there's still a lot of clutter on the screen. I would wager that for this site, more than more most any other discussion board, a very high number of registered users would use a very small number of the forums. I think it would be handy to have a way to hide individual forums or entire sections so that I only see what I use.

    Just a suggestion. Do I make that in a separate post?

    Did you mean lower left? That's where it seems to be on my screen. Thanks for the tip. That helps.
     
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  7. Egmont Senior Member

    Massachusetts, U.S.
    English - U.S.
    Yes, I did. Thanks for catching that. I've fixed my post. The original version is preserved in your quote forever ...

    Glad it was helpful, despite my poor sense of direction!
     
  8. swift

    swift Senior Member

    Spanish – Costa Rica (Valle Central)
    A third option would be subscribing to the forums you usually read or participate in and stop using the forums homepage. You can see your subscribed forums through your control panel.
     
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  9. Cynthia Moore

    Cynthia Moore New Member

    English US
    It was very helpful. And I understand about getting left and right mixed up. Dyslexia is a real challenge. It reminds me of the old joke about the Navy admiral who, during a major battle in the Pacific, kept pulling a little piece of paper out of his pocket every 10-15 minutes. After the battle, one of his officers asked what it said. The Admiral showed it to him. It read, “port is left, starboard is right”.
     
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