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Feature requests and ideas, what can we do for you?

id like to filter out threads i was the last responder to or someone or first

Posted Over 2 Years ago by chiarizio

I’d like to be able to do one or some or all of the following:
Filter out (exclude, omit) the threads I was the last responder to.
Filter out (exclude, omit) the threads I was the Original Poster to.
Filter out (exclude, omit) any threads I’ve ever responded to.
Filter out (exclude, omit) the threads some user I select has been the last responder to.
Filter out (exclude, omit) the threads some user I specify was the Original Poster of.
Filter out (exclude, omit) the threads some given user has ever put anything on.
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I usually go for “my most active” first.
Then I go for “hottest”. When I do that, I want to skip the threads I just responded to.
Usually when I look at the “hottest” or the “newest post”, I set the time interval for more than two weeks (which is the maximum, and the default, interval for “my most active”).
Usually I want to skip all the threads to which I was the most recent responder.
Then I usually go to “newest posts”.
(Or maybe I go to “newest” second and “hottest” third?)

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After going through MyMostActive and Hottest and NewestPosts, I usually go to Replies, only by Mine, ordered by NumberOfReplies from Most to Least.

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Filter out the threads some user I select has been the last responder to.
Filter out the threads some user I specify was the Original Poster of.
Filter out the threads some given user has ever put anything on.


These sound like an incredibly horrid idea, and could actually harm the site. You are essentially asking for tools to stalk somebody. It's counter-productive to resurrecting the site.

Over 2 Years ago
Aurelian
Fire Lion
Thunder Lion

I don't think it's "essentially stalking tools" but I do think it's a bad idea.

Over 2 Years ago
Grey Echelon

If I am understanding what he's asking for then it's the exact opposite of a stalker tool. Filter out would mean hide those posts that match the criteria.

Over 2 Years ago
Moonray

Plus you can already stalk someone by filtering out their individual posts.

Over 2 Years ago
Fox Forever

how would you even stalk someone on a website. if you’re being stalked on gtx0, just close your eyes or turn off your computer

Over 2 Years ago
poptart!
 

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Over 2 Years ago
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Stalking is possible on a website I just don't think that's even remotely the tool he's asking for. If you can be a creep who follows someone everywhere they go willfully and says creepy stuff irl you can be a creep who follows to post everywhere someone goes and say creepy stuff on a website too. But that's not what he's asking for even remotely.

This isn't even mentioning the stuff you could do with hacking and similar shit which opens up a lot of potential stalking possibilities like seeing through their webcam for example. Or digging up very personal information and so on. And it could all be started from meeting a person on a website.

But ya it can be harder to determine what counts as stalking on a website but that doesn't mean it's impossible.

how would you even stalk someone on a website. if you’re being stalked on gtx0, just close your eyes or turn off your computer

I mean ya but if you want to otherwise be here and it keeps happening it can be. Like you could say if you're being stalked specifically at a park don't go to a park but then that person can't go to the park. It creates problems.

Over 2 Years ago
Grey Echelon

I mean I want to hide those threads which would otherwise pass the other filters but which i had been the last one to reply to.
Thats the main thing I want; to be able to display only those threads I was not the last to reply to.

If I am signed on as my main self, I might want to exclude those threads to which tHe last reply is something I posted under my alt ID.
Or, vice-versa, if I am logged in as my alt, I would want to omit the threads to which my main ID was the last responder.

Is it REALLY the case that MOST of the people who read my post DONT understand the meaning of the preposition “OUT” in the phrase “filter OUT”?

Thanks to those who did!

Over 2 Years ago
chiarizio
 

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Over 2 Years ago
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i think it sounds like a useful tool.

I mean ya but if you want to otherwise be here and it keeps happening it can be. Like you could say if you're being stalked specifically at a park don't go to a park but then that person can't go to the park. It creates problems.


good point.

Over 2 Years ago
poptart!
 

If you're actually engaging, that crosses the line from stalking to harassment.

Well stalking and harassment aren't mutually exclusive and the former can be kind of hard to adequately define but I think regardless shit like that webcam thing or digging up personal information falls under stalking.

Over 2 Years ago
Grey Echelon

“FILTER OUT” means “EXCLUDE” or “OMIT”.
There is nothing trollish about not wanting to immediately re-read your own posts more than once!

Over 2 Years ago
chiarizio
 

sorry your thread got derailed right off the bat, chiarizio!

Over 2 Years ago
poptart!
 

No one was really accusing you other than Aurelian though to be clear.

Over 2 Years ago
Grey Echelon

Is it REALLY the case that MOST of the people who read my post DONT understand the meaning of the preposition “OUT” in the phrase “filter OUT”?

Most huh? Well again I think all of us got what you meant except Aurelian. I just don't like the idea very much is all mostly because this site is buggy as hell and I could see something unintended going wrong as a result.

Over 2 Years ago
Grey Echelon

@Grey Echelon:
Then why did you say it was a bad idea!?
If you didn’t think it was nefarious, you could have just said it was an idea you’d never have any use for yourself!

Over 2 Years ago
chiarizio
 

I literally just explained why. Plus it should have been obvious since I was arguing against it being stalking or whatever.

Over 2 Years ago
Grey Echelon

@Grey Echelon:
You wrote:
Stalking is possible on a website I just don't think that's even remotely the tool he's asking for. If you can be a creep who follows someone everywhere they go willfully and says creepy stuff irl you can be a creep who follows to post everywhere someone goes and say creepy stuff on a website too. But that's not what he's asking for even remotely. This isn't even mentioning the stuff you could do with hacking and similar shit which opens up a lot of potential stalking possibilities like seeing through their webcam for example. Or digging up very personal information and so on. And it could all be started from meeting a person on a website. But ya it can be harder to determine what counts as stalking on a website but that doesn't mean it's impossible. how would you even stalk someone on a website. if you’re being stalked on gtx0, just close your eyes or turn off your computer. I mean ya but if you want to otherwise be here and it keeps happening it can be. Like you could say if you're being stalked specifically at a park don't go to a park but then that person can't go to the park. It creates problems.


Where in all that is any explanation of why you thought my request is actually a bad idea?

Over 2 Years ago
eldin raigmore
 

Oops! I didn’t see your latest post.
Sorry, you did say you thought it was a bad idea, because you think the site is so buggy that adding new features is beyond Xhin’s competence.
I think that’s a shit explanation; but it is an explanation.

As good as “I don’t think you should take a lunch break because you’re too ugly””

Over 2 Years ago
eldin raigmore
 

Well it's that and I don't think we particularly need it but if you works for you sure it's fine as an idea in it's own right.

Over 2 Years ago
Grey Echelon

OK. Thanks.
I don’t know whether anyone else would find it convenient; I only know it would help me.
Clearly, it’s not something I can’t do without. (Security against vandalism is!)
Xhin was able to provide the “sort threads by number of replies” feature quite quickly, so I thought it was worth a request;
particularly in light of the fact I have no idea what’s easier and what’s harder in this kind of software use.

Over 2 Years ago
chiarizio
 

The filter/search feature is quite solid and is going into the site's new code as-is. It's not the type of thing to generate bugs.

Filter out (exclude, omit) the threads some user I select has been the last responder to.


Feasible. I don't think I even have to change anything data-wise.

Filter out (exclude, omit) the threads some user I specify was the Original Poster of.


Very easy to do.

Filter out (exclude, omit) the threads some given user has ever put anything on.


More complicated but pretty doable now that my DAL has subquery support.

Filter out (exclude, omit) the threads I was the last responder to.

Filter out (exclude, omit) the threads I was the Original Poster to.

Filter out (exclude, omit) any threads I’ve ever responded to.


These are all covered by the above features since they're more general.

As for the feature itself, I'll make it a "filter user" plugin.

Over 2 Years ago
Xhin
Sky's the limit

@Xhin:
You wrote:
a bunch of things I was very happy to read!


Thank you!

Over 2 Years ago
chiarizio
 

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