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Can we get an international filter to block all the US political threads in the top posts?

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posted on Mar, 9 2019 @ 11:18 AM
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Hello, everyone. I've been a member for ages now, mostly a lurker, and I was first drawn to this site because of the cool content regarding odd subjects. However, in the recent years, it's always populated with political posts that are irrelevant to someone that doesn't live in the US. I imagine most of the traffic here is domestic, but could there be a filter to block certain forums from appearing on the top pages?
Thanks.




posted on Mar, 9 2019 @ 11:22 AM
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a reply to: playguy

Scroll past them.
Or do you honestly expect the owners to cater to your whims ?



posted on Mar, 9 2019 @ 11:27 AM
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I cannot imagine a sorting function on a forum being able to differentiate like that...not that I am a programmer or an Owner here.
Sounds like a coding nightmare. IMHO.

You could set up your myATS page to only include the forums you want to see.
Or scroll past the US dominated threads on the new threads page.
Both of those pages have icons on the top of the page.



posted on Mar, 9 2019 @ 11:33 AM
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posted on Mar, 9 2019 @ 11:52 AM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

Let's get those AI guys at google on this immediately. Then all the non liberal posts will just evaporate into cyberspace....lol



posted on Mar, 9 2019 @ 11:57 AM
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a reply to: playguy

I originally came here for the ancient civs, ufo, conspiracy, etc.

The biggest problem with those topics is that they have been beaten to death, and there isn't much new out there.

I do, however enjoy the political and current event stuff as well.



posted on Mar, 9 2019 @ 12:00 PM
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Years ago I along with a few other UK members asked if we could get a "UK Madness forum", never happened so I doubt this would happen.

Out of interest what was the last forum to be created on ATS as a direct result of a members request?



posted on Mar, 9 2019 @ 12:36 PM
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posted on Mar, 9 2019 @ 12:40 PM
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originally posted by: DontTreadOnMe
I cannot imagine a sorting function on a forum being able to differentiate like that...not that I am a programmer or an Owner here.
Sounds like a coding nightmare. IMHO.

You could set up your myATS page to only include the forums you want to see.
Or scroll past the US dominated threads on the new threads page.
Both of those pages have icons on the top of the page.



Pick through them!

Like sands through the hourglass..




edit on 9-3-2019 by gallop because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 9 2019 @ 12:48 PM
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posted on Mar, 9 2019 @ 12:50 PM
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a reply to: Mach2

Wow, scrolling wears em out that much eh?

I'd take up some weight lifting, and cardio myself if I were them



posted on Mar, 9 2019 @ 12:54 PM
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posted on Mar, 9 2019 @ 12:56 PM
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a reply to: Hefficide

we got a pets forum before a UK forum....

sigh..



posted on Mar, 9 2019 @ 12:57 PM
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Could always bring back the function that let you remove certain forums for showing up in recent.


I know self control is impossible.



posted on Mar, 9 2019 @ 01:09 PM
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originally posted by: playguy
Hello, everyone. I've been a member for ages now, mostly a lurker, and I was first drawn to this site because of the cool content regarding odd subjects. However, in the recent years, it's always populated with political posts that are irrelevant to someone that doesn't live in the US. I imagine most of the traffic here is domestic, but could there be a filter to block certain forums from appearing on the top pages?
Thanks.

So you've been here for ages, 18 posts and complain about content. Hmmm, maybe if more lurkers posted topic that interest them, things might change on ATS. I too get tired of the political threads but I've come to know by who started the thread whether or not I'm going to read it.



posted on Mar, 9 2019 @ 01:21 PM
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Just use the fishtank filter to filter out the political threads. It's simple, just put the phone or computer in the fishtank, the fish will enjoy the phone and will make a home out of your computer.



posted on Mar, 9 2019 @ 01:25 PM
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posted on Mar, 9 2019 @ 01:26 PM
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originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
a reply to: Hefficide

we got a pets forum before a UK forum....

sigh..


I can't argue with you there. To each their own i guess.

I was looking forward to the history forum when they added it, but disappointed at the lack of participation.



posted on Mar, 9 2019 @ 01:32 PM
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originally posted by: SLAYER69
a reply to: Mach2

Wow, scrolling wears em out that much eh?

I'd take up some weight lifting, and cardio myself if I were them


Well, in fairness, the real Brits have taken a beating from both the EU, and their own government for a couple decades. It must have taken the fight out of them.

Now i see May is threatening to ignore the Brexit vote if she doesn't get her way. SMH



posted on Mar, 9 2019 @ 01:35 PM
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a reply to: playguy

Or even better a Tommy R filter



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