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Please add a link to "opt out"!

josephnl Sep 3, 2013 09:20 PM

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".

  1. Gio Sep 4, 2013 11:20 AM

    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
      c oliver Sep 4, 2013 11:23 AM

      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
        josephnl Sep 4, 2013 11:27 AM

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

        1. re: josephnl
          c oliver Sep 4, 2013 11:55 AM

          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
            josephnl Sep 4, 2013 02:25 PM

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

            1. re: josephnl
              c oliver Sep 4, 2013 03:28 PM

              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
          Gio Sep 4, 2013 11:52 AM

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

      2. Dave MP Sep 4, 2013 09:16 AM

        We are working on changing this. Still no exact timeline yet, but I hope there will be some improvements soon. See more here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9072...

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        1. re: Dave MP
          c oliver Sep 4, 2013 10:57 AM

          Thanks, Dave.

          1. re: Dave MP
            josephnl Sep 4, 2013 11:07 AM


          2. hill food Sep 4, 2013 02:23 AM

            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
              c oliver Sep 4, 2013 07:32 AM

              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
                The Professor Sep 4, 2013 07:59 AM

                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
                  Servorg Sep 4, 2013 08:47 AM

                  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. c oliver Sep 3, 2013 09:36 PM

                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 :)

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