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    #21
    Still wish that the ignore feature would come back. I am sure others would love that, too, since the Current Events forum has been opened up.

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      #22
      Originally posted by Moderator 1 View Post
      We actually just re-opened Current Events. Let the chaos ensue...
      might have not been a good idea, the average active user count has dropped 10% and that if I remember correctly this is a 30 day rolling count so most likely after the is shut down is rolled in the active user count will drop into the mid 3,000 or less..... it was near 5,000 before the opening of a Current Events forum

      I have noticed multiple posters being missing,

      currently (this morning June 11th)

      Active Members: 4,078
      well make that now (around 11:30am)

      Active Members: 4,057
      was not aware it must be reset hourly as now the count is down to (5:15pm)

      Active Members: 4,048

      by 6:47 pm
      Active Members: 4,044
      24 hours after first post

      Active Members: 4,027
      and by 6:30PM June 12th

      Active Members: 3,996
      June 17th 2:00PM

      Active Members: 3,799
      June 22 at 7am down to

      Active Members: 3,557
      went below 3500 June 24 10am
      Active Members: 3,476
      4pm June 24
      Active Members: 3,454
      Last edited by clanter; Jun. 24, 2020, 05:20 PM.

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        #23
        Originally posted by Joanne View Post
        Still wish that the ignore feature would come back. I am sure others would love that, too, since the Current Events forum has been opened up.
        I've asked that they check to see if there's any new information on making the feature work.

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          #24
          Originally posted by Joanne View Post
          Still wish that the ignore feature would come back. I am sure others would love that, too, since the Current Events forum has been opened up.
          The 'Ignore' is there today, it's called, don't read the forum or topic
          Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; John Gilliespie Magee, Jr

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            #25
            Here's the latest on the ignore bug:

            https://tracker.vbulletin.com/vbulle...sues/VBV-18832 (you have to be logged in to view)

            And a recent post about it:

            https://forum.vbulletin.com/forum/vb...-ignore-broken

            An older one:

            https://forum.vbulletin.com/forum/vb...ll-not-working

            And older still, 2015:

            https://forum.vbulletin.com/forum/vb...er-not-working

            Short answer on that....um, not likely any time soon It's frustrating that the guru guy there from vbulletin doesn't seem to recall that this is a long standing thing and it's been broken forever.

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              #26
              Originally posted by Simkie View Post
              Here's the latest on the ignore bug:


              Short answer on that....um, not likely any time soon It's frustrating that the guru guy there from vbulletin doesn't seem to recall that this is a long standing thing and it's been broken forever.
              might be because their ignore function works

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                #27
                Originally posted by clanter View Post

                might be because their ignore function works
                It is working ... for him!

                He doesn't need an ignore button, can ignore fine without one.

                Seriously, they all deserve thanks.
                Running down buggy programs is for saints.
                Normal humans would end up in a straight jacket.

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                  #28
                  Originally posted by Where'sMyWhite View Post

                  Those orange bars are where the Location used to be. Hoping some day they return but I'm happy that things like Quote, Edit, Like, etc were addressed early in their list
                  I am usually interested in people's locations too.

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                    #29
                    Originally posted by Where'sMyWhite View Post

                    Those orange bars are where the Location used to be. Hoping some day they return but I'm happy that things like Quote, Edit, Like, etc were addressed early in their list
                    not all are orange.... go to post #21 ... MattZZZ12... the bar is white

                    https://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/f...ts-all-no-kill

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                      #30
                      Originally posted by clanter View Post

                      not all are orange.... go to post #21 ... MattZZZ12... the bar is white

                      https://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/f...ts-all-no-kill
                      Yeah, I think it's supposed to be a "karma" type thing. That poster has very few posts. People who have been here awhile have full bars.

                      Guessing there's a setting based on post count/likes/some other metric where you can see someone's "influence." People with more likes/posts/whatever have fuller bars.

                      Betcha it's just not set up and something that will eventually go away since this isn't really that sort of place 🤷‍♀️

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                        #31
                        Where is “Today’s Posts”?

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                          #32
                          I've suggested the removal of the reputation bar (as well as the FB share and Twitter tweet buttons), and have requested the Today's Post query, poster locations and OP designation be returned when they get to that point in the process.

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                            #33
                            Is there a way to present "Today's Posts" so when you click on it you only get posts that are horse related? I have never come to COTH to read current events or the "off topic" posts. I would prefer not to wade through all that to get to the posts that I come to COTH to read and that is HORSES!

                            I have always appreciated COTH being the one place I could go to where I didn't get stuff that I could otherwise see on the news. One can get current events etc. on other social media sites. I just don't understand why it was added here.

                            Will this change?

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                              #34
                              Originally posted by LookmaNohands View Post
                              Is there a way to present "Today's Posts" so when you click on it you only get posts that are horse related? I have never come to COTH to read current events or the "off topic" posts. I would prefer not to wade through all that to get to the posts that I come to COTH to read and that is HORSES!

                              I have always appreciated COTH being the one place I could go to where I didn't get stuff that I could otherwise see on the news. One can get current events etc. on other social media sites. I just don't understand why it was added here.

                              Will this change?
                              Seems that many like that "today's posts" tab as is?

                              If you enter thru the "forum" tab right after the "home" tab, you can see the forums and which ones have new posts without being irritated by those you don't like when clicking on the "today's posts" tab.
                              I do that, not because of something I may not like to see in the "today's post" tab, but the "forum" tab seems faster to get around for me.

                              A little bit of everything for everyone.

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                                #35
                                Originally posted by Bluey View Post

                                Seems that many like that "today's posts" tab as is?

                                If you enter thru the "forum" tab right after the "home" tab, you can see the forums and which ones have new posts without being irritated by those you don't like when clicking on the "today's posts" tab.
                                I do that, not because of something I may not like to see in the "today's post" tab, but the "forum" tab seems faster to get around for me.

                                A little bit of everything for everyone.
                                Have there been any posts where people are saying they like the current events and off topic listed in the today's posts?

                                I have been using the Today's post tab here for years (way too many) and even Mod 1 says that the list previously excluded all sections of Off Topic. It is a change that is on the list (or that is how I read the posts) of rationalizations still waiting to happen.

                                Having to go thru every forum to see the new posts takes more time (when today's posts is working correctly).

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                                  #36
                                  Originally posted by trubandloki View Post

                                  Have there been any posts where people are saying they like the current events and off topic listed in the today's posts?

                                  I have been using the Today's post tab here for years (way too many) and even Mod 1 says that the list previously excluded all sections of Off Topic. It is a change that is on the list (or that is how I read the posts) of rationalizations still waiting to happen.

                                  Having to go thru every forum to see the new posts takes more time (when today's posts is working correctly).
                                  I don't have a dog in that fight, whatever is chosen will be fine and all will adapt, is the way things work out.

                                  Thanks for giving your opinion, as a user of that tab, it carries much weight.

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                                    #37
                                    Originally posted by Bluey View Post

                                    I don't have a dog in that fight, whatever is chosen will be fine and all will adapt, is the way things work out.

                                    Thanks for giving your opinion, as a user of that tab, it carries much weight.
                                    just a note, many of the dogs have left as the Active Members count is now down to 3,754 (noon June 18th)

                                    over one thousand have not returned..... Active Members: 3,678 as of June 20th 8am
                                    Last edited by clanter; Jun. 20, 2020, 09:08 AM.

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                                      #38
                                      Hi @Moderator1 -
                                      Wondering if we will get the quick links to change from one forum to another back? (It used to be on the bottom right hand side of the page across from the "Go to" drop down.) I think it was called "Jump to"
                                      I really miss that feature!

                                      Thanks for getting the site back up and running! It is looking great!

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                                        #39
                                        It's on the list to return the search to the way it was (excluding CE and OT), and to return the Today's Posts search as well. Also, the quick links menu to jump to forums is on the list.

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                                          #40
                                          Thanks Moderator 1 !
                                          Y'all are awesome!

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