View Full Version : Question: possible to filter the "New Posts" results?

04-17-2016, 06:38 AM
I would love to be able to prevent "New Posts" from, for example, fetching Tricaster forum stuff. Is this an ability beyond the scope of what this forum software can do? Does this sound like something I might be able to customize using the existing features? I know I could spend time digging into the forum software docs but this lies in the realm of "nice to have" that I'm not going to invest a lot of time in unless that time seems likely to pay off.

Anyone already familiar with the forum's capabilities who can chime in with a quick insight?

Thanks in advance!

04-17-2016, 02:13 PM
Along time ago . . . in a galaxy far away . . . Someone, (thank you) posted this hack which has now become my bookmark in Chrome. I wish this was easier from within the forum site, but until that is worked out?? Use this . . . (forums.newtek.com/search.php?do=getnew&exclude=229,178,225,183,184,263,294,283,222,223,23 1,259,212,213,19,34,35,36,37,38,175,155,41,42,40,7 5,112,245,246,247,103,104,106,131,105,109,107,128, 108,46,47,48,49,82,83,84,85)
Now it would be nice to know if any of those numbers should be included, but that will be for some one else to figure out???

04-17-2016, 03:22 PM
Wow! Serious hacker stuff. I wonder how one determines those number, which I assume are forum tags.

04-17-2016, 05:54 PM
They're arguments to the PHP script that's doing the lookup to fetch the posts, so I would expect the numbers to be primary keys for particular forum categories. Interesting. Thanks so very much for sharing that, it opens up some interesting avenues for me to explore.

04-17-2016, 06:19 PM
They seem kinda random (the keys), --do you have to be on the "inside" to get the proper values, or do they showup in 'public'?

04-18-2016, 12:22 PM
Those numbers are forum numbers. Every forum gets its own unique number when it is created. You can list all forums you do not want to see or you can use "include" to list only threats in those forums you want to see.
For example the number of this "General Discussion" forum is 57, so if you want to list all threads which have new articles in this forum you can use:
You can find those numbers by opening forum and the number is in its URL.

04-18-2016, 12:27 PM
Cool. :thumbsup:

04-19-2016, 02:33 AM
Along time ago . . . in a galaxy far away . . . Someone, (thank you) posted this hack

IIRC it was Mike Scaramozzino, a very longtime LightWave user. I use Firefox and now I just hit f and down arrow and it brings me his link :D

(here it is: http://forums.newtek.com/search.php?do=getnew&include=16,279,278,57,18,207,235,130,23,74,51,52,5 3,54,24,25,26,158,182,27,28,276,171,172,173,174,20 8,205,29,31,30,308,206,170&contenttype=vBForum_Post)

04-19-2016, 12:55 PM
The venerable "BeeVee" has responded to my post??!! I am truly humbled. More importantly, thank you for bringing forth the credit due to Mike Scaramozzino. This should be easier, on the forum Profile section so that I can toggle Includes or Excludes knowledgeably. Who knows what I am missing?? Thank you for the credit line.

04-19-2016, 12:59 PM
As ever, you guys do not fail both to inform and to amuse. I love this community.

Having a Maya seat and formal training in that app (as well as years of work for the MS flight sim community in 3DS Max) Lightwave is still where I choose to hang my professional hat. :I_Love_Ne