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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.

    - -


    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 - 2 like this

  • Bozette
    Bozette
    Given that we can customize our feeds, I'm good with it as is.  
    October 19, 2016 - 4 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 - 2 like this

  • <i>Benedict Arnold</i>
    Benedict Arnold
    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 - edit - delete - 5 like this

  • <i>Benedict Arnold</i>
    Benedict Arnold Transquesta
    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 - edit - delete - 1 likes this

  • <i>Benedict Arnold</i>
    Benedict Arnold Transquesta
    Love You Too, Sapph!


    #Love Matters  #Winged/Heart2016

    October 21, 2016 - edit - delete - 1 likes this

  • Jane S
    Jane S
    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 Jane S
    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

  • Jane S
    Jane S 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

  • PeaPod is just popping by
    PeaPod is just popping by
    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

  • PeaPod is just popping by

  • 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

  • BlueJay
    BlueJay Just Asking
    Ten Four, 
    October 21, 2016

  • BlueJay
    BlueJay Just Asking
    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

  • excon
    excon
    Hello JA:

    I post a lot.  If I have to count 'em, I'll go someplace else.

    excon

    October 21, 2016 - 2 like this

  • Morning Glory w/tulips
    Morning Glory w/tulips
    Constant OCD rants about Trump is very annoying and distracting.  It changes the whole mood of folks who are just trying to have a good experience.  When it is day after day the person needs to see a therapist not dump their hatred on others.  I for one am tired of hearing it. 
    April 15, 2017

  • Just Asking
    Just Asking Morning Glory w/tulips
    "Let's all be diplomatic and above the board on this one, m'kay? No mentions of real life instances, please."

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

    April 15, 2017

  • tom jackson
    tom jackson
    I only joined this year.  I'm quite satisfied with how this site is currently working.  It's very easy for me to scroll past the questions that I have no interest in when I see them.

    From a practical standpoint scrolling through more than 5 or so pages of questions when I sign on is somewhat tedious and so I miss some questions.  But usually, the answers and "replys" are posted with the original question, so my effect "reach back" is probably 10 pages.

    April 15, 2017 - 1 likes this