Customizing the way you view the forum as an individual has always been important to me (I literally make my own personal Google Chrome extensions for most of the sites I frequent to customize how they look and behave). With that spirit in mind, we're continuing to add features to let you choose what you can see and how you see it, and today that comes in the form of the ability to just straight up ignore stuff.
I'm gonna... switch around the buttons. Looks kinda odd having them in different order for forum vs threads.
Anywho, if you go into a forum, you should now see a nice big red button which lets you ignore the ENTIRE FORUM. This will make it so ANY threads within this forum will NO LONGER SHOW UP for you in your activity feed, in your searches, or even AT ALL while browsing the forum. It'll be wholesale GONE for you. Same with Topics/threads.
Are you a homebrewer that really only cares about that section of the site and NOTHING ELSE!?!? Well, I'm kinda sad about it, but hey feel free to ignore every other section of the site and BOOM - now you'll only ever see stuff you're actually interested in. Same w/ the collectors and the players - really customize to your liking. Sick of seeing political posts? Ignore em!
OH NO! I accidentally Ignored a forum/thread and now it's GONE! How do I get it back!?!?
Simple! Head over to your Account Settings, and you will see options for the topics and forums that you've ignored:
As you can see above, I am ignoring Suggestions & Feedback. Typical!
Luckily, I can click on the "Stop Ignoring" button to see all your lovely comments about the site not working or whatever. Great.
One caveat - You are not able to Ignore the Announcements section of the site. It's important that we be able to communicate with you all when the need arises, so no ignoring that, ok? (Also, the Staff can't ignore the Staff section! Get back to work!)
I hope this helps you to keep using the site in a way that suits your needs! Thanks again for your continued support!