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Taking Games Jokes and Fun out of Recent Posts Listing?

Discussion in 'Website Announcements, Feedback, Issues, & Guides' started by Highlander, Aug 15, 2010.

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  1. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    I love that BYC is a family orientated site and how it attracts chicken lovers of all ages. I also am all for having a section where people can let off steam, play around and have fun, but I have to say the Games section seems to be taking over the whole forum. I like to click on Recent Posts and browse the different threads from there but recently all I seem to see are Crazy this and that, threads about Facebook games and all other manner of non-chicken related stuff that I am not remotely interested in. I'm not suggesting that this section is taken out of the forum completely as I realise that there are a lot of youngsters on the site and I can think of worse things that they could be doing on a Sunday night, but is there any way that it could be hidden from the Recent Posts page please because it's driving me crazy! I'm sure I can't be the only one that gets annoyed having to click through pages and pages of "fun" to get to some serious chicken related threads on a chicken forum?
     
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  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:No, you are not the only one very annoyed by it!!! I feel the same as you.
     
  3. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Songster

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    I agree. I am a busy person and when I get on to check I usually have to make it QUICK and it would be much easier to sort thru without the Fun n Games taking up at least 50% of the first page. And I've got my page view set to 75 per page!
     
  4. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks for the feedback. It's been something we've had on the suggestion list for quite a while.
     
  5. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Songster

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    Maybe make a poll and see what everyone thinks?
     
  6. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:You're not alone. While I love the "family friendly" aspect of BYC, it seems the teens/tweens and some playful adults have taken over. Since my interests are varied, I also respond to the Recent Posts page. The Index Page doesn't show which topic of the forum a post is in and has led to some shocks for me.

    I'd like to see the Games moved to a separate area, no longer on the Recent Posts page. Just a few days ago nine of thirty threads on the Recent Posts page were Games. [​IMG] And most were just variations of the same old crazy stuff.
     
  7. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    Quote:Does that mean you are still thinking about whether to do it or not, or it's on the to-do list? Thanks.
     

  8. zeusrekning

    zeusrekning In the Brooder

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    I didn't even know there was a game section.
     
  9. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:Uhm, how did you see this post? Do you work off the Recent Posts page or the Index? There is a Games, Jokes & Fun section, and the objection here is that it's taking over BYC.

    BTW, [​IMG] from Hollywood, SC.
     
  10. Ec_Prokta

    Ec_Prokta Continuum Shift Anomaly

    Jan 14, 2009
    While I don't agree with removing it entirely, I would like it to be taken off of the 'Recent Posts' section. In fact, what about taking the social section out of the 'Recent Posts'?
     
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