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I think it would be very useful to be able to ignore topics, rather than users. For example, to ignore the topic about growing lemons in zone 7 (since I am in zone 4 and can only possibly grow lemons indoors.)
It has to do with one's area of interest, rather than being nice, and I can't see any disadvantages other than having an ever growing extra table in the database.

Also, in preferences I can switch off certain forums (e.g., ulcer factory,) but that setting has no effect on recent posts view.
 
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First, I must apologize that nobody has responded to your query about switching off certain forums.   Are you saying that you set the number of acorns for a forum to zero, and then threads from those forums are still showing up on the permies.com/forums page?


Next, your post here about the ability to ignore topics resulted in a lot of long discussions and the feature has now been implemented as a pie feature.

 
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paul wheaton wrote:
Are you saying that you set the number of acorns for a forum to zero, and then threads from those forums are still showing up on the permies.com/forums page?



I think that's the case, see attachment.
I set acorns to 0 for "soil" forum, logged out, logged back in, then clicked "Rate" again to illustrate that "soil" was assigned zero acorns.

(That's not how I usually access the forums; most of the time, I am using old design and start in https://permies.com/forums/recentTopics/list )

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Next, your post here about the ability to ignore topics resulted in a lot of long discussions and the feature has now been implemented as a pie feature.



Thank you, Paul!
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I have emailed devaka and asked him to take a look at this thread.
 
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Hi Seva,

The good news is I can reproduce the same result you are getting with zero acorns. I think this needs to be fixed soon.
 
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paul wheaton wrote:
Next, your post here about the ability to ignore topics resulted in a lot of long discussions and the feature has now been implemented as a pie feature.



What is that setting called? I don't think I see it (attached.) Is it "been implemented", as opposed to "being implemented", did I get it right?
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Look near the top of a thread for a button that says "ignore"
 
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To me, the forum became much more usable without all those threads which are popular to many but not me. Thanks a lot!
I just need to make sure I do not run out of pies.
Thanks for the apple and the pie, too!
 
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Seva Tokarev wrote:To me, the forum became much more usable without all those threads which are popular to many but not me. Thanks a lot!
I just need to make sure I do not run out of pies.
Thanks for the apple and the pie, too!



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