Ignore option

By kdroberts Latest Reply 2010-03-29 06:31:43 -0500
Started 2010-03-04 08:21:30 -0600

It would be nice to have an option of ignoring discussions so they don't display on the homepage or discussions list.

49 replies

Antique-Dave 2010-03-06 11:24:11 -0600 Report

One of the things I like about diabetes daily is that you can see the first paragraph of the discussion with a mouse over, and the posts are more condensed, easier to look over a larger number of them quicker.

ease of navigation is important, time is valuable, it would be nice to not have to wade through all of the same stuff to see topics you might find more interesting.

maybe we should call it a 'display option" where we can choose to track it, or ignore it

cc9 2010-03-05 10:39:58 -0600 Report

i was writing my response to post but either my laptop or the gremlins on the site decided to press delete and ignore.

Roy531 2010-03-05 10:47:44 -0600 Report

It's what we call "operator head space"

cc9 2010-03-05 10:51:23 -0600 Report

ah…waiting for the light bulb moment. having a blonde/walmart moment here :(

Roy531 2010-03-05 11:00:07 -0600 Report

operator not knowing what they are doing, joke mostly. Went over to the high school to look at a computer the teacher was having a problem with, I ran diagnostics was able to log in and do everything on it that she was having problems with. She ask me what the problem was I said I think it is operator head space, she looks at me and asks Is that serious? I looked at her and started laughing and said sometimes it is very serious.

cc9 2010-03-05 11:14:26 -0600 Report

hahahahahahahahahah and i thought it was IT geek speak. (blush) and i guess it is IT speak. bad boy!!!!!

Harlen 2010-03-04 12:22:13 -0600 Report

It would be nice to block the silly things.

Roy531 2010-03-04 12:36:36 -0600 Report

Some silly things help me to releave stress.

Deb-G 2010-03-04 12:40:15 -0600 Report

awe you know I agree we'd all like to be able to block silly things, or boring, or depressing…but all of those ideas are opinions that are different to all of us…What is silly to one may be entertaining and uplifting to another…I just think it would be really hard to do…I think the separate catagories attempt to do that…but Kd was right in that all aren't really good about pickin a catagory that fits…so no easy answer I guess…

Either way I enjoy a little bit of everything :)

kdroberts 2010-03-04 12:56:21 -0600 Report

It's not hard to do, check a box for the discussion and it no longer displays for you. It's about as basic as it comes. The only issue would be if the way the whole system is structured would either prohibit it or be very difficult to program.

Deb-G 2010-03-04 13:04:22 -0600 Report

Well…check a box or scroll over it…its all the same…probably a very big system issue for a pretty tiny thing if thats all your talking about…

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2010-03-04 13:18:58 -0600 Report

I agree with you Roy, some things are so obnoxious, and rediculously silly, that they are just down right amusing…And, we can always use a good laugh at someone's idiosyncrasys! LOL

greeneyedghost 2010-03-05 07:53:33 -0600 Report

Me too Roy and Sue. LOL. Makes for a lighter thought for the day and just to congregate with others like being at church.. here we can find others that have same interests and ideas versus going outside of it, where the options of mingling with ppls that know nothing of diabetes, is endless. I like that I can come here and laugh, whine, get mad, lol and more. I don't really understand the ignore thing that all are talking bout here… i just go to the one's i wanna talk in or interests me or like one said above.. just click on topics on the left side for specifics that interest you. Good Luck with that kdroberts and others. Nicki ;)

Roy531 2010-03-05 08:00:44 -0600 Report

This started with a friend invites that was somewhat of a scam. John deleted the user but if you scroll up a little bit you will see what they email me for an invite.

cc9 2010-03-05 10:37:59 -0600 Report

wowsers!!!! i dont get choices like that but i do understand about the unfulfilled need and hurt.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-03-28 22:53:28 -0500 Report

Me too, the unexpected silly things make me laugh out loud, something that when planned, usually doesn't work—loses its spontanaety—or whatever that word is—-I can quickly decide what I want to follow or not, doesn't take a brain surgeon, or I would be LOST!! lol, PR

Deb-G 2010-03-04 10:16:43 -0600 Report

A lot of the busiest threads have bunch of different things going on in them…jump on in! :D

I find too it helps to click on a specific topic (Type 1) for example and not use the "newest replies" section so you get more specifically what your looking for…Just a thought

donna13 2010-03-04 10:09:14 -0600 Report

I figured you were going to get flack for this. Actually I wish I could press an ignore button. For instance I'm a type 2 and not on insulin, so all these threads on insulin aren't of any particular interest for me. I know they are to so many of you so of course they should be on this site. But I skip them. No big deal, but I wish I could press an ignore button. I would not want it for individuals as I feel everyone has something to say, and if I don't agree with it that's my problem.

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2010-03-04 13:27:26 -0600 Report

Some of these Posts regarding insulin is important to me, since type 1 is what I am, and am on an insulin pump…Some information helps, and some doesn't…The posts that do not, I just ignore and move on…However, there does seem to be more Type 2s than Type 1s… But, I personally think that it is all informative to some one… If, I am just looking for something regarding type 1, I just click on type 1, and see what pops up…But, there is usually something of interest on all posts… It just depends on what mood I am in on a particular day… :D

donna13 2010-03-05 10:54:16 -0600 Report

Sue, you commented that there are more T2's than T1's on this site. I know as a T2, posts on insulin or pumps don't pertain to me. Just out of curiousity, what is posted by T2's that doesn't pertain to you? From what I have read, I figured out that we are more careful about how many carbs we eat than some of the T1's. And maybe I'm wrong about that. I hope this doesn't sound wrong, it is just my curiousity about things that is kicking in.

cc9 2010-03-05 22:34:07 -0600 Report

donna i was diagnosed as T2 and now need to take insulin. i think what happens like the complications etc and how to prevent and or prolong the onset of complications are applicable to both types. this site too is about support and encouragement which populate every thread.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-03-28 22:55:22 -0500 Report

I can usually glean SOMETHING from about every post, whether it FITS me or not, it might later. lol, Pat R

kdroberts 2010-03-04 08:49:38 -0600 Report

I mean an individual option that would be per user, not system wide. It's not uncommon on message boards to be able to ignore people and/or topics and from a design and programmatic point of view it shouldn't be particularly complicated depending on the underlying system architecture. I would guess that it is probably doable here since there is already an option to track discussions and a way for new replies to be highlighted on a per user basis.

There are just way too many discussions that I have no interest in and it makes it hard to find ones that are I do have an interest in. It's just one of the downsides when a message board gets to a certain size and a lot of things are being posted.

Anonymous 2010-03-04 08:54:12 -0600 Report

I agree.

Roy531 2010-03-04 08:59:47 -0600 Report

I guess that's up to the higher ups to decide, I guess it would be a good idea if it was on a individual basis.

Deb-G 2010-03-04 09:29:21 -0600 Report

any discussion you've entered that no longer interests you, you can "untrack" and no longer see it on your list…

Every new discussion is in the "new" section, easily sorted and seen…

and any particular topic you are looking for would appear sorted in topics…

Honestly how much more specific can you get then that on a forum that feeds from all over the country…I think its well sorted for the amount of people this serves…

kdroberts 2010-03-04 10:15:30 -0600 Report

1. I don't really follow many discussions, even ones I have posted on.
2. New discussions are easy to find but they are sorted by date order so old discussions I may not have seen are not easy to find. The new replies are filled with things I'm not interested in seeing.
3. I don't really search for specific things, just stuff that looks interesting and people are not always very good about putting discussions in the right category.

It may not be how you use the site but people do use it in similar ways.

ptsparkle 2010-03-04 09:57:37 -0600 Report

I hear what your'e saying, but I look at it as my T.V. Tons of choices, but with the option of tuning in, or skipping until I find the station I want. Not sure If I understand. If you see a post you don't think can help you,just skip it. Yes/no ??

kdroberts 2010-03-04 10:09:18 -0600 Report

I don't browse through discussions looking to comment on them. I look at the homepage to see the last 4 posts, if one looks interesting I'll read it, if not I'll click discussions. If anything looks interesting on the first page or 2 I'll read it, if not I'll leave. At the moment, during the day there are times when almost every post on the first couple of discussion pages are piss and moan, exercise challenge or share your number daily. I have no interest in them so it would be nice if I didn't have to see them and make other posts easier to see.

On your TV analogy. I set up my guide to not show channels I don't get or have no interest in, much like what I'd like to be able to do here.

John Crowley
John Crowley 2010-03-04 10:13:22 -0600 Report

Yes, this is an option we've seen implemented on other discussion boards. We are working hard to try to make the experience here the best it can be. We'll take a look at what it would take to add this kind of functionality to our boards.

Roy531 2010-03-04 08:33:01 -0600 Report

If it is on the home page everybody sees it, if there was an ignore option that would ignore it for everybody. Myself I like to see what is going on with everybody and if I don't want to get involved with it "I" just ignore it and move on to the next. I can't learn anything if somebody chooses to ignore something for everybody.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-03-28 23:01:57 -0500 Report

I like the freedom of choice, It doesn't take me long to flip thru what I am following, but sometimes I can't find a specific topic like, "Turtle" it was started 2 days ago by Suzie and I just wanted to check in and see how she was, but now I can't find it. But then, I am retired and have more time to wander the net—When I worked full time, I would not have had the patience to keep up on anything—-but that is just me and no longer true. Lazy, but now time to be concerned about others! ——lol, Pat R

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