No News Is Good News (or "How to opt out of the News, Current Events & Politics section")

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No News Is Good News (or "How to opt out of the News, Current Events & Politics section")

Post by retrofuturist » Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:26 pm

Greetings all,

The creation of the "News, Current Events & Politics" section means that we can now contain and compartmentalise discussion related to News, Current Events & Politics. Siphoning such topics out of the "Lounge" means that your experiences in the Lounge section, can now be more casual and relaxed.

Furthermore, we both understand and respect that certain people may, in the interests of sense restraint, not wish to see topics relating to News, Current Events & Politics when coming to this forum. As such, we allow all members to (temporarily or permanently) "opt out" of the "News, Current Events & Politics" section.

If you would like to do this, it should be possible for you to do it via self-service by going to:

> User Control Panel > Usergroups > Joining the "No News Is Good News" group

If you have any troubles with this process, please contact an administrator via PM and we will be happy to help you.

Lastly, because participation in the News, Current Events & Politics section is now entirely optional (and won't even show up in your "Active Topics" search, if you opt out), please refrain from meta-discussion in the form of complaining about the existence of such topics here at Dhamma Wheel. If they are burdensome to you personally, simply opt out.

Thank you.

Metta,
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Re: No News Is Good News (or "How to opt out of the News, Current Events & Politics section")

Post by Cittasanto » Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:37 am

Hi Paul,
Will new members be opted in automatically?would it be prudent to put this in the TOS also?

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Re: No News Is Good News (or "How to opt out of the News, Current Events & Politics section")

Post by retrofuturist » Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:43 am

Greetings Cittasanto,

Standard access will include access to the News, Current Events & Politics section. I've seen an "opt in" model trialled elsewhere, but it tends to kill conversation too much.

I'll consider if/how this functionality could best be presented in the Terms Of Service. We plan to revisit the Terms of Service in the near future, and I'll endeavour to keep this in mind when doing so.

Thanks for your questions.

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"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: No News Is Good News (or "How to opt out of the News, Current Events & Politics section")

Post by samseva » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:05 pm

Can we log back in (...to the Matrix)? :D

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Re: No News Is Good News (or "How to opt out of the News, Current Events & Politics section")

Post by retrofuturist » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:10 pm

Greetings samseva,
samseva wrote:Can we log back in (...to the Matrix)? :D
I'm pretty sure that could be achieved just by leaving the No News Is Good News group.

But again, any issues just PM admin and we'll endeavour to help.

Metta,
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"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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