Excluding certain forums from 'today's posts' or 'new posts'

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  1. ArnyVee

    ArnyVee Regular Member

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    Is there a way to exclude certain forums from showing in the 'today's posts' or 'new posts' by user?

    If so, how do you do it?
     
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    Thanks Kevin.

    But, that looks like it's a site-wide option. I'd like to make it so that it's a "user profile" option. That way, if they choose to do so, they can exclude certain forums from showing when they do their searches.

    Any suggestions?
     
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    Thanks again Kevin. Looks like that's what I want to do, but the mod seems to have some issues for most people who have posted on there.

    Anyone know of another option?
     
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    You could do this with custom profile fields. But if you don't want to have to create a field for each forum you have, the only alternative I can think of is having your users enter a list of forum IDs they want to exclude in a text-box field.

    That's probably not a viable option though.


    We use a modification here that allows users to totally exclude certain forums from searches, but it also removes them from view -- as if they are non-existent. Does that do more than what you want?
     
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    I still want to show the forums, but only exclude them in the searches. So, I guess I'll give that mod that Kevin mentioned a try. If not, then I'll keep looking.

    Please don't hesitate to post here though in case you find a solution ;)
     
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    Arny, I would just read through that whole thread. I Have used that for ages with no problem....actually forgot about it to be honest haha
     
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    Thanks Kev, I'll be reading it shortly :)
     
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    Anytime sir :)
     
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    Working well for me! Thanks again Kevin!
     
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    I am looking for the ability to do it exactly how you guys have it here. Would I be able to get some information how you were able to set this up with a profile field?

    Thanks!
     
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    Thanks so much Nick, you da man! :)


    PS: I like the new post icons you installed by Shelley! I just added them to my site as well. ;)
     
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    err, that seems to be for hiding postbit info. I am looking for hiding forums from the index AND new posts searches like you guys have here...
     
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    Oops, my bad! That's what I get for skimming and not reading. :P

    Is this what you're after? Selective Forum Filter - vBulletin.org Forum
    And to hide the "New Posts" link in the navbar, simply wrap the link with a conditional.
    Code:
    <if condition="$vbulletin->userinfo['field[I][B]X[/B][/I]] == '1'">
    (That is, "if field X is ticked (check-box), then show __" )
     
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    That's exactly what I was looking for, dang I suck at finding stuff on that site. :S

    Thanks Nick! :cheers:
     

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