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Sep 3, 2013 09:20 PM

Please add a link to "opt out"!

There are many threads that I may follow for a while, and perhaps post on, that eventually get tiresome. It's a pain that they will forever show up on my followed threads when I click on the "User name (View Profile) link. I'd love to have the option of "opting out " of threads, so that I'd no longer be bothered with them forever showing up as "followed threads".

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  1. I think it's been considered for a long time but nothing has happened. If I see the cottage cheese thread a hundred more times, I'm going to scream :)

    1. I dunno - do you want to forget you were ever on that thread? just ignore it. easiest solution. think others will judge you for having been there? they won't. (didn't mean to sound snarky as sometimes I kinda feel that way too about my own comments)

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      1. re: hill food

        As some of us 'age' on this site, I think we slowly learn some of the threads to 'never go there.'

        1. re: hill food

          That's what I do with threads that no longer interest me...just ignore them. Kind of like "changing the channel" to avoid a program I don't care to see.

          1. re: The Professor

            And if you want to get rid of that "new" symbol/bold title looming on your monitor just click to open the thread, then close without reading a single post/word.

        2. We are working on changing this. Still no exact timeline yet, but I hope there will be some improvements soon. See more here:

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            1. All right. I'm officially confused. You are talking about threads that you Follow that show up on your profile page under the heading: FOLLOWING... Sub: Reading List/Discussions.. Right? When I click to see the discussions I'm following there is a delete icon, [X], on the left hand side. I click on that and the thread is gone after I confirm in a drop down query. Or, is here something else?

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              1. re: Gio

                Nope, gf. When you go to your profile, it's all the threads that you've ever replied to, new or old. The old ones 'jump' to the top of the list whenever anyone replies to them.

                1. re: c oliver

                  Correct. That's the issue. Right now it's impossible to make them " go away" from your profile!

                  1. re: josephnl

                    Be patient. It's going to happen. If I can deal with cottage cheese, you can deal with your problems threads :)

                    1. re: c oliver

                      What's the story with cottage cheese? Dare I ask??

                      1. re: josephnl

                        Oh, it's a thread that started a few years ago. Something like the best things to do with cc. I made the mistake of posting one time and now it's up to 500 or something :(

                  2. re: c oliver

                    OIC. That list. Oh yeah. That goes on forever.
                    Ole Man Riverthread. Tks, CO.