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Ideal number of times a person appears in activity feed at once

Let's all be diplomatic and above the board on this one, m'kay? No mentions of real life instances, please.

It's fairly easy for me to limit the number of times one person can appear in the activity feed at a time. Right now, I have no limits on it. I prefer to watch the full fresh stream of activity come in, so I know what's happening all over. Bear in mind, you can always remove specific people from your feed and do all kinds of customizations. You can watch just your friends, look at only one section of the site, or build a feed with just the content you want to see.

However, if the general member base wants me to create a maximum number of times one person can appear in the feed at any given time, I will. This will not be an opt-in system. It's global. It will affect you as much as it affects anyone else on the site. 

The feed starts off with 50 slots, though you can extend it with the more tab. Should we...
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  • Bozette likes this

  • Randy D
    Randy D
    I have absolutely no idea what you mean.

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    October 19, 2016

  • Just Asking
    Just Asking Randy D
    If, for example, I had the tendency to ask 20 questions in a row, blocking out other questions from being seen, would you want to restrict how many of those 20 appeared in the main activity feed?
    October 19, 2016 - 1 likes this

  • Randy D
    Randy D Just Asking
    I don't think I'd want to do that.  Hey, wait, can I use it to filter out all the Trump and Hill' posts?

    I'll take it!

    ~

    October 19, 2016 - 1 likes this

  • Bozette
    Bozette
    Given that we can customize our feeds, I'm good with it as is.  
    October 19, 2016 - 2 like this

  • Randy D
    Randy D Bozette
    How and where can we customize?  I went to 'General Settings', but it is extremely limited.

    ~

    October 19, 2016 - 1 likes this

  • Just Asking
    Just Asking Randy D
    http://www.answermug.com/faq/view/39/97/98/0/how-do-i-filter-the-activity-feed

    When you're on the home page, the word "filter" is on the top right of the feed. You may also have a red arrow or other indicator on mobile.  That gives you a ton of options for the whole feed. You can also hover over a content an you'll get a button on the right side that lets you hide that content or anything by that poster. The options exist in mobile too, but I seem to recall it being a single tap instead of a double tap to get the options to show up. Don't quote me on that part though. I know we played with it in beta and it worked, but I use my mobile device so rarely that I don't recall. 

    October 19, 2016 - 1 likes this

  • Transquesta
    Transquesta Bozette
    Except that some of us don't use feeds.  We use the main Questions page/link almost entirely.  It'd be nice if one or two people couldn't run the table on everyone else.
    October 20, 2016 - 1 likes this

  • Bozette
    Bozette Transquesta
    Check out JA's link above.

    October 20, 2016 - 1 likes this

  • WingedWonder
    WingedWonder
    I have never blocked anyone before, for any reason, though maybe I should have considered it. I feel like all voices should be heard.  Even those I don't like.  Keeps things interesting.  It's just that some voices seem louder than others.  Trying to reign people in who are very active or at least passionate about things can be tricky.  I for one enjoy seeing a lot of activity.  I have personally been guilty of unintentionally monopolizing the AdultMug Board.  What can I say?  I get overly excited about some things.  As we all do at times.  I just think if someone isn't happy with what they see on screen then get busy posting your own questions as well.  The more the better.  However, with robots, and spam, and the likes of, these days I suppose some minimal effort has to be made to protect members from being accosted by relentless nonsense.  For that reason I would hesitantly vote that there be a slight restriction enacted.  Slight, being a very key word here.
    October 20, 2016 - 4 like this

  • SapphicHeart
    SapphicHeart WingedWonder
    I think JA and her crew already are taking care of spammers. I don't think the issue of spamming should be what determines if we should limit ourselves and censor the live new feeds. We should remember this site offers us the opportunity to tailor our own feeds, why limit the opportunities of those of us who likes to have a full view of whats happening around the aM. The live news feed is a mirror of aM, for better and for worse. 
    October 20, 2016 - 2 like this

  • WingedWonder
    WingedWonder SapphicHeart
    True, but we already do censor some things.  Most sexual content is blocked because a lot of people don't like it and wish not to see it on the main page.  We don't allow that as a mirror of Am for better or worse.  Excessive posting is just another case of something the members may not like.  I feel deeply about not censoring but there are times that it's done.  If a person wants to exclusively belabor a topic there are specialized forums that can be created where a topic can be discussed ad nauseam.  If I posted repetitive questions about boys and homo love even in a non sexual way all day long, there would be an outcry for sure.  Same thing here.  Some people are annoyed.  I am not however.  So please don't misunderstand me.  I couldn't really care less.  I just don't want others to be so frustrated that they can't enjoy their experience here and decide to leave.  Hey Sapph!  This may be the first time we've had a slight disagreement on our campaign ticket.  LOL!  We're such politicians now. 
    October 20, 2016 - 1 likes this

  • SapphicHeart
    SapphicHeart WingedWonder
    The sexual content will appear in your news feed if you signed up for the Adult Network. I think the question about limiting comes because of mostly one person making lots of political questions. Alas questions that doesn't support their political observanc. Should we make our rules based on one person, whereas people could filter out their questions from appearing in their news feeds?

    Next I hear is that they get all the replies on those questions. The real fun part is that some of them are replying on these questions. If they weren't the feeds would be less stuffed with these questions appearing. I don't like certain kind of questions either, one person blaming the game here was asking them frequently during the past. Where do we limit stuff? 

    Annoyance can't be our driver for how we rule a place like this. It's based on acceptance, understanding and communications; less ruling. Limitations on our raw news feeds is not the solution. People should use the time they use complaining to build up their tailored news feeds. It's not that complicated at all.

    I know your personal stance on this WW. And I am aware about your motives saying what you say, they are all noble. However more censoring isn't going to help make this place any good. It's against the DNA of it we all appreciate. Rant over. I love you sweetie!

    #AlwaysRoomForOpinions #LoveMatters #WingedHeart2016

    October 21, 2016 - 1 likes this

  • WingedWonder
    WingedWonder SapphicHeart
    Love You Too, Sapph!


    #Love Matters  #Winged/Heart2016

    October 21, 2016 - 1 likes this

  • SapphicHeart
    SapphicHeart WingedWonder
    Awwwwweeeeeeeeeeeee! Yaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy!
    October 21, 2016

  • JaneS
    JaneS
    In regard to members who consistently flood the questions page with content on a single subject, I believe that a moderator should communicate directly with that member. The ability to filter out a user on the activity page has limitations and does not completely eliminate the difficulty in finding content that does interest me. Answers to that user's questions are not filtered out. If a single member or topic dominates the site on a daily basis, the site will only appeal to members who are interested in that topic or the type of questions asked by that member. 
    October 20, 2016 - 3 like this

  • Just Asking
    Just Asking JaneS
    I don't want to stifle anyone. Telling someone to stop asking questions feels wrong to me in about 100 different ways. You do have a point, though, and I'll listen to the other respondents and see what they have to say on the subject as well. I feel pretty confident that if we get enough answers, the best one for the site will emerge, even if it's not in line with my own views. ... We may end up following your suggestion. We shall see.
    October 20, 2016 - 2 like this

  • Transquesta
    Transquesta Just Asking
    This whole discussion reminds me of an obscure quote from John Adams: "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."

    Obviously, religiosity isn't an issue here, but the simple respect of other people's feelings (loosely, morality') certainly is.  When we have to discuss developing methods of curtailing 'spam (unwanted)' political posts, the failure (of morality) has already occurred.

    October 20, 2016 - 1 likes this

  • Just Asking
    Just Asking Transquesta
    The other thing to be aware of is that this bothers you, but it doesn't bother others. Some people appreciate those posts. Is it really for you to determine what's unwanted by others? You're willing to say that the FDA shouldn't determine what you can and cannot ingest, but at the same time, you want to decide what others want to and don't want to read... Is there a difference here? Food for thought.
    October 20, 2016 - 3 like this

  • JaneS
    JaneS Just Asking
    I'm not in favor of stifling anyone either. But a member who only posts questions may not be aware of the effect on the site. A gentle explanation may be all they need to start spacing their questions so as to not flood the questions page and activity feed. It's easy to think we can just ignore content we don't like, but it's annoying when that content consists of several consecutive pages. I'd like to see a variety of topics and members on the main pages. 
    October 20, 2016 - 2 like this

  • SapphicHeart
    SapphicHeart
    Let the feeds stay as they are, they will be the image of whats going on inside aM. Peope, are free to post and comment. Instead of complaining so much, they should stop taking part in the questions they disappr and use the time to create their own questions. The news feed won't be much a news feed if we limit it, it will become a kind of censoring. People can make use of the opportunity to create their own news feed shouldn't they be happy about the live news feed. 
    October 20, 2016 - 3 like this

  • Karen
    Karen
    What would be better is if only the latest activity on a question showed on the feed. Every time someone replies, it shows up individually. In my opinion, this gunks up the home page. The filter at the top only allows you SEE things, not filter them out. I don't care to see all the postings from the groups, but there is no way to block them. I tried to block one, but it would only block the person who posted the last comment, that's not what I wanted. I unjoined the Adultnet because of that, I don't want to see postings from all the adult groups in the network. 
    October 21, 2016

  • Just Asking
    Just Asking Karen
    Of you only want to see question-related activity, you can set your feed to "Questions." If you only want to see the questions, without any related activity, you can use the questions page. 
    October 21, 2016 - 1 likes this

  • Karen
    Karen Just Asking
    The only thing I don't want to see are posts from groups, there is no way to do that. You can only pick one thing that you want to see. You should be able to filter out what you don't want to see. 
    October 21, 2016

  • Just Asking
    Just Asking Karen
    We may be able to add that in a little later down the line. I'll add it to the list of potential improvements for after we get through the initial bumps. 
    October 21, 2016 - 1 likes this

  • Karen
    Karen Just Asking
    No need to add it.  It's just my personal preference and probably not shared by others. 
    October 21, 2016

  • PeaPod
    PeaPod
    I am not bothered by who asks the question.  It's activity.  I do appreciate questions that are more thought out, but could care less who throws them out there.  
    October 21, 2016 - 2 like this

  • SapphicHeart
    SapphicHeart PeaPod
    Well said.
    October 21, 2016 - 1 likes this

  • PeaPod
    PeaPod SapphicHeart
    Thank-you!
    October 21, 2016 - 1 likes this

  • BlueJay
    BlueJay
    That is a good point. We have a blogs of about Dove soap. Well it gone to far, many of the videos need to be delete. You answer a blog one time. Maybe if someone ask you a question than you answer their question but not keep on and on and on. Now the blog not what it was at the beginning. If answer a blogs for the first time than the only time you should do another anser unless someone ask you a question.

    It like in school, for example we take the 5th grade. One of the students ask the teacher a question. Than the teacher explain it in detail.  Than another student 5 minutes later ask the same question again. Now it differ if the student here the detail and need more understanding of the question than it fine.

    Here is a blogs that is out of control: 


    Livvie Blogs. 

    What kind of soap are you?

    It's a quiz! http://www.playbuzz.com/gusyxx10/what-kind-of-soap-are-you  My result: I'm Dove! You're a neat freak. You're on top of everything- grades, sports, you name it. And, you've got great skin. Keep it up!  Yes I do have great skin!  I'm nice and soft lol.

    Right at first it was fun, enjoyment but now it has gone off the edge what the group was to do. I have delete some my post. Now I do not what anything to do with this. It has gone beyond what the blogs is about. This is what we need to stop. So Just Asking need to go through this Blogs and delete everything that has nothing to do with the blogs. Now it 3 pages long, more of it has no meaning of the blogs. 

    October 21, 2016

  • SapphicHeart
    SapphicHeart BlueJay
    It's not a blog. And if any comments or posts inside the question is violating ToS you should report it instead making it a part of this poll complaining about one and another thing; furthermore about groups wanting to control this place? Seems to me you want to control it. Report the stuff you think is violating ToS. It would help this place way better than complain and do nothing. You do know how and where to report stuff, right?
    October 21, 2016 - 2 like this

  • BlueJay
    BlueJay SapphicHeart
    Ten Four, 
    October 21, 2016

  • SapphicHeart
    SapphicHeart BlueJay
    I was not sure there, for a moment.
    October 21, 2016

  • BlueJay
    BlueJay SapphicHeart
    Jesus can help you with your issues. 
    October 21, 2016

  • Just Asking
    Just Asking BlueJay
    That was a question, not a blog. When I get reports of things that don't violate the TOS, I simply delete them. In this case, the content in question was a quiz result for the Axe brand soap. Axe advertises using the "sexiness" platform. In their commercials, it shows a guy using Axe and then getting tackled by women. So, posting a quiz result of Axe, with a description that mentions Axe branding, could not possibly be more on-topic. In this case, sexiness is a reference to attractiveness, not a discussion about actual sex. Ergo, it is not an adult discussion either.
    October 21, 2016 - 1 likes this

  • Karen
    Karen
    I realised that I didn't really answer this in my last post,  sorry.  I don't think you should limit the number of times a person's questions can be seen.  Yes,  there are a couple of members who ask the same type of question over and over and over and some people don't like that.  The thing is,  if you start doing limiting that,  where will it lead to? One person's questions I'll answer,  the other I just pretend that I  don't see their questions. You jumped all over me when I  sent someone a message about spamming the site with their all the same questions when I  was a mod.  That's pretty much the reason I  stepped down.  Now you are asking about implementing that? Looks like our opinions have reversed a little. 
    October 21, 2016

  • Just Asking
    Just Asking Karen
    No, my opinion has not changed at all. I said my position in the poll at the top, which is that I prefer to watch everything come in. However, I also have heard complaints from members about too many similar questions appearing or one person dominating the feed. And, as I told you, I enforce by policy, not just how I feel at that moment. Everyone deserves equal treatment. You can't pick who to moderate and when. It must be an across the board decision that applies to everyone. So, if we need to revisit policies and make changes to ensure things are equal and the general member base stays happy, then that's what we'll do. I sincerely hope people don't want to restrict the feeds, but I'm willing to accept it and make changes if they do.
    October 21, 2016 - 2 like this

  • Karen
    Karen Just Asking
    It doesn't look like you are going to get a solid answer, seems to be split pretty much down the middle here. 
    October 21, 2016 - 1 likes this

  • BlueJay
    BlueJay Karen
    I am with you sister Karen, it just that someone love to put 7 videos under a question which as nothing to do with the question or blogs. I what to be with very healthy people on Answer Mug. I do not what this boy talk & girls talk (trash, junk, stupid talking). If people can not be of supporting of each other to be better humans, it it good bye to that person. My have children on here and they are going to see things that are good.  
    October 21, 2016

  • Karen
    Karen BlueJay
    I haven't looked at the question in question, so I'm not sure what went on in it. 
    October 21, 2016

  • SapphicHeart
    SapphicHeart Karen
    Apparently too much of a banter. Seems like gifs being an issue.
    October 21, 2016 - 1 likes this

  • Karen
    Karen SapphicHeart
    I saw it posted but it just didn't catch my fancy enough to answer it.  Now I may have to look it up just to see what all the fuss is about. :)
    October 21, 2016

  • SapphicHeart
    SapphicHeart Karen
    It's a quiz. Some of us like them and have fun with them. They say nothing to others. That's the beauty with this community, we can all be here.
    October 21, 2016

  • Karen
    Karen SapphicHeart
    I have answered some of the quizzes,  but most of the time I'm on my phone and it's a pain in the hiney. By the time I get home I've forgotten all about them. 
    October 21, 2016

  • SapphicHeart
    SapphicHeart Karen
    Understandable. They should never be taken for more than what they are, fun. :-)
    October 21, 2016

  • Karen
    Karen SapphicHeart
    That's pretty much how I do take them.  
    October 21, 2016 - 1 likes this

  • SapphicHeart

  • Livvie
    Livvie Karen
    It was a Playbuzz quiz.  He posted a reply about it being OK and natural for women to lust, which I don't know what his reply had to do with anything, so I figured if he wanted to talk about making women hot I would post the quiz result which said "Axe, The lady killer. You're the one guy who gets the ladies like a magnet. One whiff of your oozing sexiness, and there's no going back."  BTW, you get that result if you answer the questions like you were a total slob which I thought was funny.

    Anyway, he came unglued because he thought I was being too sexual.

    October 21, 2016 - 2 like this

  • Karen
    Karen Livvie
    Sometimes when I take the quizzes, I answer completely different that how I should just to see what I get. I remember seeing the question, but I didn't answer it. Like I said earlier, most of the time I'm on my phone and it's a pain in the rear to take quizzes. Personally, I have nothing against the quiz questions, I've answered several of them in the past.  
    October 21, 2016

  • Livvie
    Livvie Karen
    I'll cut him some slack because I don't think English is his regular language and he took our banter all wrong.  I get the feeling he doesn't understand it was just a fun quiz.  
    October 21, 2016 - 1 likes this

  • Lago
    Lago
    There are times when the only new questions are those posted by those in question. This is a question / answer web site. I don't see how the people who contribute the most in that specific area should be penalized. Those who complain about the content or quantity of the questions should take it upon themselves to contribute more and make the site the way they want it to be. 

    October 21, 2016 - 4 like this