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Blocking Unread Content from the Introduction Forum?

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I previously relied on the 'Unread Content' button a lot to find recent posts that I haven't read.

Unfortunately it looks like every person who joins the forums now has a post - possibly the automatic template that you were talking about the other day. This is clogging up the 'Unread Content' info, as when I head there now it's just full of rockcandy79 says: 'Hi I'm new to the forum'. 

Is there any way I can block the posts from the Introduction forum in order to stop them appearing in my Unread Content? I had a play around and couldn't find anything. Either that, or just shut off those phony posts. 98% of people who join this forum never post, so I don't see the point of forcing a conversation. 

Anyway, could you please bring back my precious (authentic) Unread Posts! :( 

Furthermore, Taffy68, PaulKBCFC96, Slayergirl37, Mrtor1975, Chizer666, Chanichatty2017, kisa75, Darksoul33 have - among many others - apparently joined the forum in the last 24 hours.

@MacabreEternal and @FatherAlabaster have even said hello to them. I don't think they've ever received a response. Are these real people? Surely not. Is this part of your zany mad-scientist test? Or is something more sinister at work here...?

 

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Haha.. i had the exact same though when i clicked the "unread content" button, but thought.. i guess it´s not that big of a deal. Didn´t want to start bitching as soon as i´m back anyway. :D It´s a bit of an annoyance, but i can live with that if it´s needed. :D 

 

EDIT:Replied to few of the messages, and now i feel like a spammer. lol :D I think the way to do it, is to welcome anyone who has visited more than just the time they register, if that haven´t happened I´m just going to ignore them. :) 

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1 hour ago, ChainsawAkimbo said:

Haha.. i had the exact same though when i clicked the "unread content" button, but thought.. i guess it´s not that big of a deal. Didn´t want to start bitching as soon as i´m back anyway. :D It´s a bit of an annoyance, but i can live with that if it´s needed. :D 

 

EDIT:Replied to few of the messages, and now i feel like a spammer. lol :D I think the way to do it, is to welcome anyone who has visited more than just the time they register, if that haven´t happened I´m just going to ignore them. :) 

You don't think it's weird that so many people are signing up in a flurry, and not posting anywhere? Even if they posted 5 or 6 times we should have all sorts of great new observations and contributions. Who signs up to a discussion forum and then sits quietly and doesn't discuss? Maybe some people, but all of them??

Also, why on earth did you change your name? ;)

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34 minutes ago, Requiem said:

You don't think it's weird that so many people are signing up in a flurry, and not posting anywhere? Even if they posted 5 or 6 times we should have all sorts of great new observations and contributions. Who signs up to a discussion forum and then sits quietly and doesn't discuss? Maybe some people, but all of them??

Also, why on earth did you change your name? ;)

I think it's because those people are coming from a Facebook advertising campaign and once they create and account they think their in/ that's it. 

Somehow I need to figure out how to pull them into conversations after they populate their profile.

2 hours ago, Requiem said:

I previously relied on the 'Unread Content' button a lot to find recent posts that I haven't read.

Unfortunately it looks like every person who joins the forums now has a post - possibly the automatic template that you were talking about the other day. This is clogging up the 'Unread Content' info, as when I head there now it's just full of rockcandy79 says: 'Hi I'm new to the forum'. 

Is there any way I can block the posts from the Introduction forum in order to stop them appearing in my Unread Content? I had a play around and couldn't find anything. Either that, or just shut off those phony posts. 98% of people who join this forum never post, so I don't see the point of forcing a conversation. 

Anyway, could you please bring back my precious (authentic) Unread Posts! :( 

Furthermore, Taffy68, PaulKBCFC96, Slayergirl37, Mrtor1975, Chizer666, Chanichatty2017, kisa75, Darksoul33 have - among many others - apparently joined the forum in the last 24 hours.

@MacabreEternal and @FatherAlabaster have even said hello to them. I don't think they've ever received a response. Are these real people? Surely not. Is this part of your zany mad-scientist test? Or is something more sinister at work here...?

 

That's turned off now so you should be good. Only real introduction topics will be visible. I was trialing it but he was getting a bit much... Need to rethink how we engage the new wave.

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6 minutes ago, dilatedmind said:

I think it's because those people are coming from a Facebook advertising campaign and once they create and account they think their in/ that's it. 

Somehow I need to figure out how to pull them into conversations after they populate their profile.

That's turned off now so you should be good. Only real introduction topics will be visible. I was trialing it but he was getting a bit much... Need to rethink how we engage the new wave.

The new wave of British heavy posters? 

Also thanks for the explanation and the remedy! 

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1 hour ago, Requiem said:

Also, why on earth did you change your name? ;)

Haha.. This is what i am called everywhere else pretty much.. When i registered here i took the name of a 2 man project we had in the past, since i figured i am going to use it for my future personal projects too. It just felt wrong, since it used to be something more than me alone. It has kinda bothered me since registering so i figured finally to ask help sorting it. :D  

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1 hour ago, dilatedmind said:

I actually PM'd one and they got back to me! I'm quizzing @DemonicTomoya who kindly said they'd help me with a few answers that might shed some light on the lack of activity from the new users (being one of them from Facebook).

"Consultancy Newbie" is a thing now?

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