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"Similar Topics"

Post by Elliot » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:20 pm

Why do we still have that list of "Similar Topics" at the bottom of the page?
I find it worse than useless.
Many of the suggested topics are not similar at all, and others are outdated.
I don't remember ever benefiting from opening one of those -- of course, I no longer do. To me, it is nothing but an annoying waste of screen space.
Am I alone?

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Re: "Similar Topics"

Post by burner von braun » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:08 pm

I have to admit, I never use that feature either, but sure do appreciate all of the effort that goes into building and maintaining eplaya overall.

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Re: "Similar Topics"

Post by Elliot » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:36 pm

Yessss! Indeed. ePlaya is much appreciated.

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Re: "Similar Topics"

Post by trilobyte » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:41 pm

It's probably worth pointing out the obvious... you're not the droid it's looking for - or rather here to provide a service for. You're a fairly radically self-reliant individual, and so by nature you'll probably always do a better job of finding something in a targeted search. You also browse and read the boards, and so in a sense, you're more well-read than the algorithms that drive that extension.

More than half of all visitors to this site do not fall into either of those categories. They struggle with discovery, and they're not that familiar with what's been posted on the boards (either recently or over time).

Fortunately, it's at the bottom of the page and relatively easily ignored for those who have no interest.

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Re: "Similar Topics"

Post by Elliot » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:46 pm

Annnnnd... I have my answer to "Why...".
Thanks, Trilo!

(Yes, it is lonely at the top. ;-) )

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Re: "Similar Topics"

Post by Traveller in Time » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:06 am

There is this "hidden button"
User Control Panel/ Board preferences/ Edit display options/ Display similar topics ()Yes (*)No

This will ease the driod and increase your bandwidth.

But as obvious as this is, it will be no news to anybody
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Re: "Similar Topics"

Post by Elderberry » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:41 am

I have to say, I wasn't aware of that option and just assumed it was a feature that wouldn't have any options. I haven't even looked at my profile settings in years.
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Re: "Similar Topics"

Post by Elliot » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:42 am

What JK said.
But now the Similar Topics is gone from my screen!
Thanks, Traveler In Time!

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