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OK a lot of people keep talking about not wanting to see certain sections of the site over and over and don't seem to realize you can choose your own content, and it is very easy to boot. So here in 7 easy steps (with pictures) I'll show you how to do it. Since the Debate Pit is the big one, that is what I am concentrating on, but since I don't care about Roleplay or Ponyverse TV and the like, I'll add them to. Step 1: Find your activity streams at the top of the page. Click the down Arrow. Step 2: It will make a drop down. In some cases this may scroll down your screen, either way you want to scroll down to Create new Stream. Click it! Step 3: Give it a name. I named mine "No Debate Pit", so you can use that, or call it "Peace of Mind", "Only Ponies" or "Wilma"... your choice. Just make the name something you will remember in case you ever make other streams for different content. Step 4: After you name it scroll down to "Topics" in circle 1. The box you care about is in circle 2. Hit the little arrow next to the gear. Step 5: It will expand a list of ALL the forums & sub-forums on the site. Hit the down arrows next to the forums to reveal many of the sub-forums. Just CLICK EVERY SINGLE FORUM YOU WANT TO SEE. DO NOT CLICK THE ONES YOU DON'T! Look at the whole list and do this. As you click them and more and more drop down, you will have to adjust your screen. Grin and bear it. Step 6: As you click them, you will see tags forming above the box. This is what is causing the screen dropping... when done click outside the box and you should have something like this. If you notice no Debate Pit in sight... nor a couple of other forums I don't frequent. Look them over, see something missing, or something you don't like, make changes now. Step 7: Save it!!!!!!!!! I cannot stress this enough.. no one ever saves it. If you don't save it you just wasted your time and won't see the results. After saving it. you can return to wherever, then go back to Step 1. This time when you hit the drop down list, you will see your named Stream above the Create New Stream Button. If you click it, it will only show you the updates on the forums you chose to look at. Anything you did not include will NOT be included in this. You can further customize as you see fit though. If you play around with the other boxes and tools you can get all sorts of views going. You can't break it so don't worry... if you do do something really wonky that you cannot figure out how to fix, you can just delete the stream and remake it. Be aware this is only for the desktop and laptop versions of the site not the mobile version, so if you have questions pertaining to that, you'll have to speak more to mobile users or just play around with the settings in your free time. Thanks for reading. Hope this helps some of you dealing with this issue.
Hello. I came up with an interesting concept and wanted to see what others thought of it. So basically, because the debate pit is always such a mess I thought it would be a great idea, I figured we could have specialized moderators for the Debate Pit. These users would not necessarily have the same jobs as other moderators. Rather than answer questions or spot out rule offenders, they would moderate debates. This could be done a few ways. Unfortunately, I could only come up with so many details due to my limited knowledge. The moderators could give warnings (warnings could be given for such things as logical fallacies ) and possibly even ban users, not from the forums, but just from the Debate Pit. I thought that this would help clean up some of the "mess" in the Debate Pit, and that would it would encourage more productive discussions. My suggestion for how the moderators would be chosen involved either having staff select them such as with regular moderators, or allow people to send in applications. I believe the moderators should be relatively neutral and should not, if they are to be effective, be selected simply because they were recommended by someone else. Lastly, the moderators should give a pledge of neutrality and should be stripped of their powers if need be. I probably forgot something so if there are any questions about my suggestion just ask. I ran this by some other members and they seemed to like my idea, so I wanted to see what the more official thoughts would be.