Super Long Threads

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Super Long Threads

Unread postby ~Z~ » Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:58 pm

A small change that shouldn't really affect anyone negatively, but will make another large group happy: I've moved the three really long threads on this site to a new area called Super Long Threads: http://www.railroadfan.com/phpbb/viewforum.php?f=30
I've only added a small number of people that enjoy participating on those threads to that group, so everyone else won't be able to see those threads at all.

If you would like to add or remove this group from your subscriptions, please do so at this link: http://www.railroadfan.com/phpbb/ucp.php?i=167
Select the group you want to join, make sure "Join selected" is displayed, and hit submit, then confirm. You'll now be able to see that forum. If you'd like to be removed, select that group, select "Resign selected" and hit submit, then confirm. Any new threads that become very long and off the railroading subject will probably end up here.

I have been receiving a lot of feedback from those who were tied of this: "Oh look, there's a new post in the off subject area, I wonder if it's something cool"...they click on off subject, and see it's a word posted to the add a word game. Then they'll click "mark all threads as read."
Log in again later that day, same scenario, over and over. Some said they just ignore the whole "off subject chit chat" area because of this.
Since there isn't a modification available to the board to just let each user ignore a thread based on their choice, this is the only good way I found to hide it from most, and let those who want to keep posting on those threads to go ahead and do so. I've added just about everyone who has posted in the last month on the Corrupt a Wish, You just have to post 1 word, and Random Thoughts to this membership group. Any questions, please reply to this thread.
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Re: Super Long Threads

Unread postby SW » Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:19 pm

Nice compromise, Zack! Thanks again for all your hard work in maintaining this board -- and trying to keep everyone happy!

Now maybe we can get the P.R.E. thread back for Don... :twisted:
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Re: Super Long Threads

Unread postby SD80MAC » Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:41 pm

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
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Re: Super Long Threads

Unread postby pfs » Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:18 am

thanks...appreciated.
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Re: Super Long Threads

Unread postby AARR » Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:28 am

SW wrote:Nice compromise, Zack! Thanks again for all your hard work in maintaining this board -- and trying to keep everyone happy!

Now maybe we can get the P.R.E. thread back for Don... :twisted:

Ditto :)
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Re: Super Long Threads

Unread postby GTWFRED » Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:02 pm

railroadfan wrote: have been receiving a lot of feedback from those who were tied of this: "Oh look, there's a new post in the off subject area, I wonder if it's something cool"...they click on off subject, and see it's a word posted to the add a word game. Then they'll click "mark all threads as read."
Log in again later that day, same scenario, over and over. Some said they just ignore the whole "off subject chit chat" area because of this.

Thank you Zack, your an officer & a gentleman! I have nothing against those threads/posts, in fact I encourage them, you did the right thing, it was just that you'd go to that category & it was the same threads, just updated with 1 word or phrase for the most part! Keep up the great work!
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Re: Super Long Threads

Unread postby Y@ » Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:37 pm

PRAISE GOD!
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Re: Super Long Threads

Unread postby tsinoms » Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:35 am

Bout time you put those complaints from the meet in action... lol
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Re: Super Long Threads

Unread postby Saturnalia » Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:59 pm

I know a lot of members don't know what the Super Long Threads Forum is, so I'm bumping this so newer members can see. I didn't know about these until I got bored and decided to look at some of the old threads in this section. just follow the instructions at the beginning of this thread, and you can enjoy the irrelevant world of SUPER LONG THREADS.......some have in excess of 300 pages......LOL
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Re: Super Long Threads

Unread postby NSSD70ACe » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:49 am

Um...I cant see the super long threads forum...any particular reason? :(
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Re: Super Long Threads

Unread postby Saturnalia » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:52 am

NSSD70ACe wrote:Um...I cant see the super long threads forum...any particular reason? :(

Go to the user control panel, select the groups tab, hit SuperLongThreads, select "join", then confirm. You will then be able to see them.
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