Block thread or entire politics section

spek9

Well-Known Member
Is there a way to block specific threads or the whole politics section. I'm not a big fan of seeing that shit continuously popping up when I click new posts. Just the same people posting the same worn out old shit
I don't believe blocking or ignoring sections of the site from the New Posts widget is possible, but @sunni might know differently.
 

xtsho

Well-Known Member
not sure why @xtsho and @bk78 need to be so nasty as per usual, ... can you stop it?

no OP you cannot block out sections sorry.
In our defense neither of us was as nasty as the OP with his now deleted thread that referred to sheep. But of course I'll stop it.
 

Just Be

Well-Known Member
Is there a way to block specific threads or the whole politics section. I'm not a big fan of seeing that shit continuously popping up when I click new posts. Just the same people posting the same worn out old shit
Go to the politics section (or do this as you see political posts pop up) and hover your cursor above the screen name of everyone that's started a thread. When their info window pops up, hit the ignore button. It works like a charm.
 

TreeFarmerCharlie

Well-Known Member
Go to the politics section (or do this as you see political posts pop up) and hover your cursor above the screen name of everyone that's started a thread. When their info window pops up, hit the ignore button. It works like a charm.
This is what I do, too. I find people who only post to the politics forum and set them all to ignore. Most forum admins will not give you the ability to block any specific forums on a site, because that will limit traffic, and traffic is what pays for the site to operate. Unfortunately, the politics forum is always the largest source of traffic in every forum I've been a member of over the last 20+ years. I can only remember one forum that made the "lounge" and "politics" forums only available to people who opted into them.
 

Wattzzup

Well-Known Member
Going to politics section is like watching the news for me. It’s interesting but you have to let it go in one ear and out the other. It’s a black hole/vortex don’t get sucked in!! Speaking from experience.
 

Zinger59

Member
Is there a way to block specific threads or the whole politics section. I'm not a big fan of seeing that shit continuously popping up when I click new posts. Just the same people posting the same worn out old shit
yeah I made a comment on a political post saying "I thought this was a pot forum" politics and pot is like military intelligence, the two don't belong.
 

TreeFarmerCharlie

Well-Known Member
Then why engage in the politic threads? Just scroll on by. View attachment 4541003
Because some people would prefer to not see them at all. I personally have learned to just ignore them over the years but, some people have a difficult time not responding to a political post that goes against their beliefs, and those type of people would prefer to be able to enjoy a site like this without having to see political discussions. There are forums designed specifically for political discussions so I personally don't understand people who log into a weed growing forum on a daily basis and only participate in the politics forum. I used to be huge into reef tanks and the reef keeping forum I was a member of for a long time was the same way...there were a bunch of members who only went to the site to discuss politics and get into pissing matches with others who enjoyed the same thing.
 

Tangerine_

Well-Known Member
Because some people would prefer to not see them at all. I personally have learned to just ignore them over the years but, some people have a difficult time not responding to a political post that goes against their beliefs, and those type of people would prefer to be able to enjoy a site like this without having to see political discussions. There are forums designed specifically for political discussions so I personally don't understand people who log into a weed growing forum on a daily basis and only participate in the politics forum. I used to be huge into reef tanks and the reef keeping forum I was a member of for a long time was the same way...there were a bunch of members who only went to the site to discuss politics and get into pissing matches with others who enjoyed the same thing.
Maybe Facebook groups would be a better fit for grown adults that cant control the urge to not engage in controversial threads. There are countless users on this site that manage to avoid it every day.
 

TreeFarmerCharlie

Well-Known Member
Maybe Facebook groups would be a better fit for grown adults that cant control the urge to not engage in controversial threads. There are countless users on this site that manage to avoid it every day.
Did you just come in here to argue? I'm not arguing with you, I'm explaining that some people have a hard time dealing with political discussion and would like a way to enjoy a site like this without seeing any. It has nothing to do with being an adult or a child.
 
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