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the durkarian

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Is there any way to filter out the “likes” from the Latest Activity tab. I have absolutely no interest at all in the 247 likes that “YoungTarquin” had just left in the “Show us your sausage” thread. I would much prefer to see just the latest photographs that have been uploaded and any comments that have been posted.
 
Yes, click on your name in the upper right hand corner of the page and go into the Preferences tab in the menu that pops up. Over there, you can choose what you want or don’t want to be alerted about.
 
Yes, click on your name in the upper right hand corner of the page and go into the Preferences tab in the menu that pops up. Over there, you can choose what you want or don’t want to be alerted about.
Thank you for your response but I am not talking about ALERTS I am talking about the LATEST ACTIVITY tab.
 
Then don't click on "latest activity" but click on "new media comments" or "new media" for images only.
Unfortunately "New Media" only displays images that have been added to the posters gallery. And "New Media Comments" only shows the comments made on images posted in the posters galley. So, for example, the comments made in this thread will NOT show in New Media Comments, but they will show in Latest Activity.
 
Why not new posts? That will get you just the content added, not the likes and other stuff. Yes, you will have people's textual posts in addition to images, but those are good to read too, aren't they?
 
Why not new posts? That will get you just the content added, not the likes and other stuff. Yes, you will have people's textual posts in addition to images, but those are good to read too, aren't they?

The problem with NEW POSTS is that you have to open each thread to see the content that was added to it.

As far as I am aware - and I’m sure someone will correct me if I am wrong on this - but as far as I am aware LATEST ACTIVITY displays everything that is added to the forum, photographs, comments, and likes. What I like to do is scroll through LATEST ACTIVITY and if I see a photograph that arouses my curiosity I will click on it to see it full size and learn more about it . Likewise with any comments that pique my interest, I will click on the comment to see the comment in full and learn about what is being discussed. By doing this I am able to see and read photographs and comments that have been posted in areas that I don’t normally visit. The downside of this though is that sometimes I have to scroll through several pages of likes between one photograph and the next, and some comments can get lost in the middle of all of the likes. If it is a balanced mix of photographs, comments, and likes it isn’t too bad, unfortunately some members have a penchant for liking every new post in a particular thread - why they feel the need to do that is beyond me, but that is another discussion - and if several members do the same thing at the same time there are pages and pages of likes to scroll through.

If LATEST ACTIVITY cannot be filtered by the user then that is fine, it is what it is.

Focus on Photography is a photography forum, and to me that means that the emphasis should be on the photographs. Surely the excellent photographs that are uploaded to this site should be emblazoned across the site not hidden from view. I cannot understand why this forum does not have a homepage that displays some of the amazing photographs that have been uploaded.

Oh, and just so that you are aware, I also am an ex-POTNer. I joined POTN in 2009 - different username - however, for me FoP is a new start, I don’t believe in trying to hold onto the past.
 
Focus on Photography is a photography forum, and to me that means that the emphasis should be on the photographs.
You are not wrong, but we have the limits of the software and although we are looking to add functionality - and already have - there are things we cannot change.

One thing we did today was make a change to the Gallery. From now on every image that is posted in the Image Sharing forums is automatically mirrored in a gallery that we named Forum Photos. Open it and you will see the forums mirrored. You can click on the images and browse them, all with the EXIF present.

We will continue to work to improve our forum, you can be sure of that.
 
One thing we did today was make a change to the Gallery. From now on every image that is posted in the Image Sharing forums is automatically mirrored in a gallery that we named Forum Photos. Open it and you will see the forums mirrored. You can click on the images and browse them, all with the EXIF present.
That's an impressive feature. The photos look better there than in the original posts. At last I can see all of a tall image at once.

I found a nude early in the series. Are you excluding G&N for people not signed up for it?
 
That's an impressive feature. The photos look better there than in the original posts. At last I can see all of a tall image at once.

I found a nude early in the series. Are you excluding G&N for people not signed up for it?
It's pretty cool isn't it?

Because G&N is a restricted forum I couldn't include it as the Gallery pics will be visible to all.
Not sure how you could find a nude early on. Even as I worked on arranging the gallery, G&N was never included. Maybe it was a pic from a personal album you saw?

Also, I will sync the images that were posted before today with this new gallery so they too will be included.
 
Not sure how you could find a nude early on. Even as I worked on arranging the gallery, G&N was never included. Maybe it was a pic from a personal album you saw?
More FYI
It's this one: https://ffocus-on-photography-forum.net/media/artist-muse-jpeg.780/. Its thumbnail is on this page: https://focus-on-photography-forum.net/media/page-5 . Whether it came from a personal album, I don't know. The whole set includes my photos from posts, and I haven't made any albums.
 
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More FYI
It's this one: https://focus-on-photography-forum.net/media/artist-muse-jpeg.780/. Its thumbnail is on this page: https://focus-on-photography-forum.net/media/page-5 . Whether it came from a personal album, I don't know. The whole set includes my photos from posts, and I haven't made any albums.
Yes, that’s from a personal album. It’s a nude but well done and not revealing much of anything, I think.

When you click on Gallery you land on a page with a collage of all images in all albums. The mirrored gallery I created excludes G&N. Just click open Forum Photos and you will see it is missing from the list.

I also want to add that Galleries are hidden for unregistered people although they can view the forums, view threads, etc. except, again, G&N.

I have synchronised the new gallery with the already existing images on the board and we are over 10,000 images in the included forums alone.
 
You are not wrong, but we have the limits of the software and although we are looking to add functionality - and already have - there are things we cannot change.

One thing we did today was make a change to the Gallery. From now on every image that is posted in the Image Sharing forums is automatically mirrored in a gallery that we named Forum Photos. Open it and you will see the forums mirrored. You can click on the images and browse them, all with the EXIF present.

We will continue to work to improve our forum, you can be sure of that.
Thank you for that, it is greatly appreciated.
 
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