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  # 1791509 30-May-2017 08:52
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gzt: Wikipedia on echo chambers:

The echo chamber effect that occurs online is due to a harmonious group of people amalgamating and developing tunnel vision. Participants in online communities may find their own opinions constantly echoed back to them, which reinforces their individual belief systems.


 

Perfect example of this is the Trump thread.

 

Why not make it possible to just hide certain threads? I have no real interest in getting involved in that Donald Trump thread, doing so will probably just infuriate a few people. Seeing this thread all the time on the main page does sometimes tempt me to get involved. I would rather have the ability to stop seeing this thread altogether, apposed to blocking all the left wing liberals.


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  # 1791531 30-May-2017 09:25
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It's a good example where rational discussion and the weight of evidence may have changed the beliefs and opinions of contributors.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1791552 30-May-2017 10:00
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Wiggum:

 

 

 

Why not make it possible to just hide certain threads?

 

 

Please correct me if I'm wrong but if you don't open a thread you don't see it's contents?





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  # 1791567 30-May-2017 10:23
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MikeAqua:

 

Wiggum:

 

 

 

Why not make it possible to just hide certain threads?

 

 

Please correct me if I'm wrong but if you don't open a thread you don't see it's contents?

 

 

 

 

Yeah but it'll sit around stinking up the 'New forum posts' section for months at a time.

 

 

 

 








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  # 1791769 30-May-2017 14:33
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So what - there's plenty of threads in there that I don't want to view, so I don't. As I walk down the street there's plenty of shops that I don't want to go into, so I don't - I don't expect them to be hidden from view. 

 

 


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  # 1791860 30-May-2017 16:52
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Well it looks like the fantastic folk who work on this forum have delivered this feature!

 

I noticed while reading this thread there is a button on the right-hand side:

 

Click to see full size

 

So when you click that button and drag it, the poster you want to avoid disappears....

 

Click to see full size

 

Fantastic work team!!


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  # 1791916 30-May-2017 18:34
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chevrolux:

 

So when you click that button and drag it, the poster you want to avoid disappears....

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tried that, they keep coming back though.

 

 








 
 
 
 


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  # 1792035 30-May-2017 21:36
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Maybe you should try the off switch. That works wonders.

 

 





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  # 1792040 30-May-2017 22:03
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Rikkitic:

 

Maybe you should try the off switch. That works wonders.

 

Easier yet we've built in some keyboard shortcuts to the forum.

 

On Windows:
Press ALT + F4

 

On OSX:
Press Command (the Apple key) + Q - you may need to hold this to successfully activate the shortcut.

 

On Linux we have not developed keyboard shortcuts just yet. On some Linux distros "Alt + F4" may work however it is often easier doing it from the terminal:
1) Open up the terminal

 

For Google Chrome run:
ps aux | grep chrome | awk ' { print $2 } ' | xargs kill -9

 

For Firefox run:
ps aux | grep firefox | awk ' { print $2 } ' | xargs kill -9

 

For Chromium run:
ps aux | grep chromium | awk ' { print $2 } ' | xargs kill -9

 

I hope this tutorial helps.





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  # 1792074 31-May-2017 00:38
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Wiggum:

 

gzt: Wikipedia on echo chambers:

The echo chamber effect that occurs online is due to a harmonious group of people amalgamating and developing tunnel vision. Participants in online communities may find their own opinions constantly echoed back to them, which reinforces their individual belief systems.


 

Perfect example of this is the Trump thread.

 

Why not make it possible to just hide certain threads? I have no real interest in getting involved in that Donald Trump thread, doing so will probably just infuriate a few people. Seeing this thread all the time on the main page does sometimes tempt me to get involved. I would rather have the ability to stop seeing this thread altogether, apposed to blocking all the left wing liberals.

 

 

 

 

If you do that, there will only be about half a dozen of us left to talk to one another....smile






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  # 1792104 31-May-2017 07:54
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On top of hiding certain users and threads, can I have a feature to hide certain words that I don't wanna see on here? I'll provide an extensive list of them later on. tongue-out


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  # 1792106 31-May-2017 07:55
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gzt: It's a good example where rational discussion and the weight of evidence may have changed the beliefs and opinions of contributors.

 

Its a good example of a thread that most level headed people will simply ignore.


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  # 1792109 31-May-2017 08:05
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DarthKermit:

On top of hiding certain users and threads, can I have a feature to hide certain words that I don't wanna see on here? I'll provide an extensive list of them later on. tongue-out



Also, can we ban certain books from being discussed? List to follow. 😉





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  # 1792123 31-May-2017 08:59
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Geektastic:

 

Wiggum:

 

gzt: Wikipedia on echo chambers:

The echo chamber effect that occurs online is due to a harmonious group of people amalgamating and developing tunnel vision. Participants in online communities may find their own opinions constantly echoed back to them, which reinforces their individual belief systems.


 

Perfect example of this is the Trump thread.

 

Why not make it possible to just hide certain threads? I have no real interest in getting involved in that Donald Trump thread, doing so will probably just infuriate a few people. Seeing this thread all the time on the main page does sometimes tempt me to get involved. I would rather have the ability to stop seeing this thread altogether, apposed to blocking all the left wing liberals.

 

 

If you do that, there will only be about half a dozen of us left to talk to one another....smile

 

 

What do you mean us? Blocktastic!


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  # 1792266 31-May-2017 11:57
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Hey may I request a feature where I only see posts from people who wholeheartedly support my opinions please? I'm often triggered when someone disagrees with me and I need GZ to be my safe space. I can provide a list of issues and my opinions on them upon request so I'm able to be matched with the members who agree with me.


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