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Feb 25, 2010 04:43 AM

Loooong threads hogging my Recent Posts list - HATE IT!

I have a short cut on IE that links to my "mychow" Recent Posts page. The top 5 or so spots on my recent posts are always the same old, tired threads that I NEVER visit because my computer would likely crash if I tried to open them because they have 300+ posts each. I wish there were a way to delete these threads from my recent posts list. I just don't care to follow them anymore becaue they take way toooo long to load and many have been over discussed or have no relevance to the original post and would be impossible to catch on now (IMHO).

So, just a suggestion, it would be nice to be able to "manage" your recent posts page to be able to block certain posts from appearing and also to be able to follow other posts that you have not commented on but are interested in.

Just an idea. Oh, and if you're curious about the ones that I would like to block from my list, here they are:

-What Food Find Still Haunts You...

-Food That Most People Love But You Don't

-Food You Eat Strangely

-What Did Your Mom Always Have On Hand That You NEVER Do?

-Dumb Restaurant Names

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  1. OMG too funny. Substitute "Amusing Menu Gaffes" for "Food you eat strangely" and I've got the same issue. Maybe this will turn into one too!

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    1. You can manage your Favorites list. Just add the threads you want to follow to Favorites and ignore the My Posts list.

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      1. re: meatme

        Yes, but I don't want to watch favorites. In My Posts, I like that I am "notified" that a thread that I commented on has a new post. There are just those ones that are so looooong that I lost interest in (b/c they are so long) that I would like to ignore. That's it - I would like an "ignore" button similiar to the "hide" button on Facebook.

        I know, I know, I'm asking too much. :)

      2. Although I'd doubt this is intended, the inability to remove these threads from "My CHOW" helped me kick the habit of participating in inane chatty threads. I go to respond and then I think how I'm not interested enough to see that thread over and over and it keeps me from responding... and I actually think that's a good thing. If I'm not interested in having other people's inane chatty replies bring that thread back up on my My CHOW list, the same probably applies for most of the people participating in that thread who are going to roll their eyes when my response comes in!

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        1. re: Chris VR

          What Chris VR said.

          You can nearly always tell by post #5 that those threads are going to go on forever and ever. They invite chat. In fact, the title of the post practically demands it. If you don't want to see them on your MY Chow list, don't reply to them in the first place.

          On the other hand, you can always switch your view to My Post Date from Recent Activity and that will keep those threads out of view for you. As long as you don't succumb to another reply.

          1. re: JoanN

            I hadn't tried switching to my post date. The only problem with this is I won't know if someone is recently replying to an old post. We'll give it a try though. Thanks.

          2. re: Chris VR

            Very good point, Chris. I'm going to make an effort to consider the need for my post, just as you and Joan have suggested.