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Ignore button broken??

labboypro 2,402 1,686 September 12, 2016 at 12:44 PM
Ignore button stickiness broken in Classic?
I use the ignore button, logically enough, to hide threads I'm not interested in. However, MANY threads I have absolutely positively ignored show back up the next time I'm perusing the forum. It goes like this...

Scanning deal titles in Classic view on either tablet (Chrome tablet browser) or WIN desktop (Chrome), I see some deal along the lines of "$9 Super Fancy Shoes at Wherever, Size 17 EEEEE only." I don't need a shoe to live inside, so I hit the little round ignore button. After a quick spinner on the icon, the thread disappears completely from view, and all the threads below it shift up one.

Close browser tab (or not??).

Return a few hours later and refresh browser to look for new deals. Same as before, I ignore threads I am not interested in... and so fairly quickly, I'm on page 4-5 of deals. What do I see there? The giant shoe thread I ignored earlier. This happens often, and to dozens upon dozens of threads (I'm just describing a 'large number'... it could even be 100+... I haven't bothered counting because I don't think it's relevant).

Is this feature broken? Is there some limit to how many total threads I can ignore (and because I've done it this way for years, is my ignore bucket now rejecting new ignores??)???

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Ignore button stickiness broken in Classic?
I use the ignore button, logically enough, to hide threads I'm not interested in. However, MANY threads I have absolutely positively ignored show back up the next time I'm perusing the forum. It goes like this...

Scanning deal titles in Classic view on either tablet (Chrome tablet browser) or WIN desktop (Chrome), I see some deal along the lines of "$9 Super Fancy Shoes at Wherever, Size 17 EEEEE only." I don't need a shoe to live inside, so I hit the little round ignore button. After a quick spinner on the icon, the thread disappears completely from view, and all the threads below it shift up one.

Close browser tab (or not??).

Return a few hours later and refresh browser to look for new deals. Same as before, I ignore threads I am not interested in... and so fairly quickly, I'm on page 4-5 of deals. What do I see there? The giant shoe thread I ignored earlier. This happens often, and to dozens upon dozens of threads (I'm just describing a 'large number'... it could even be 100+... I haven't bothered counting because I don't think it's relevant).

Is this feature broken? Is there some limit to how many total threads I can ignore (and because I've done it this way for years, is my ignore bucket now rejecting new ignores??)???
Are you running any extensions or add-ons that wipe cookies? Have you had to log back in?
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I tried to reproduce this and couldn't...
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On my tablet, no extensions at all... Android Chrome browser (whatever the latest update level is) on tablet. Chrome browser (latest) on WIN10 on desktop. I have cookies enabled, I am not having to log back in... I just pick up my tablet in the morning, click off the ignore on a few dozen messages, then go do other things (computer or otherwise). Later in the day, I go to SD, and start clicking off other threads I'm not interested in... and as I do, I see the same ones I clicked off earlier, or the previous day, or whenever. I know that I've "ignored" some threads at least a dozen times (I realize that ignore+ignore might equal "not ignore" ... but over a period of time, I wouldn't expect to be able to even click it a second time since it shouldn't be getting displayed. Make sense???

It's just a gut feeling, but I'd say that the problem is getting significantly worse since maybe a year ago. Maybe I'm just noticing it so much more now.

Here are a couple of threads on the first page of Hot Deals that I ignored earlier today... they're staring me in the face right now--

http://slickdeals.net/f/9088351-ebay-bucks-6-if-you-buy-or-sell-on-ebay?v=1

http://slickdeals.net/f/9098499-samsung-galaxy-s7-sm-g930v-32gb-verizon-gsm-unlocked-black-onyx-for-at-t-t-mobile-and-all-gsm-unlocked-worldwide-499?v=1

http://slickdeals.net/f/9096979-target-cartwheel-6-ct-ge-60w-or-40w-soft-white-a19-dimmable-led-light-bulbs-10-in-stores-only?v=1
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There is a limit, how many threads do you have on ignore?
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As I mention in the OP, I've been using this method for years, so that number could well be in the gazillions. If I browse to My Lists | Ignored Threads, the number is an unexpectedly even number of 400. If that's the limit, that must be the problem. If so, is there some technical reason why 400 was chosen (or any number for that matter... it seems like a pretty trivial flag)?

Edit: There is a whole page on that ignore list dated yesterday, so it doesn't appear to be rejectinh EVERYTHING because it is full.
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As I mention in the OP, I've been using this method for years, so that number could well be in the gazillions. If I browse to My Lists | Ignored Threads, the number is an unexpectedly even number of 400. If that's the limit, that must be the problem. If so, is there some technical reason why 400 was chosen (or any number for that matter... it seems like a pretty trivial flag)?

Edit: There is a whole page on that ignore list dated yesterday, so it doesn't appear to be rejectinh EVERYTHING because it is full.
I was trying to find out the number but it sounds like 400 must be it.. meaning that any one you add now makes an older one fall off.

See if you have any that you can clear off... some dormant threads that you don't have to worry about ignoring anymore. I don't know why 400 was chosen. I can ask again Smilie
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Unfortunately, "makes an older one fall off" isn't what's happening... at least not consistently. Per the OP, many (not all) that I ignore now return. If there was some FIFO effect, the new ones would stay ignored at the expense of older ones. .. which would be fine, I suppose.
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Unfortunately, "makes an older one fall off" isn't what's happening... at least not consistently. Per the OP, many (not all) that I ignore now return. If there was some FIFO effect, the new ones would stay ignored at the expense of older ones. .. which would be fine, I suppose.
If you go through and delete some of the non active ones it should help. In the meantime we're discussing ways to address the issue.
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If you go through and delete some of the non active ones it should help. In the meantime we're discussing ways to address the issue.
Will do... it's kind of laborious, but I'm working on it. Thanks for the effort.
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BTW, the oldest post on my ignore list is from 09/02/2016... so as of now, at typical usage level, I can only hide a post for about 2 weeks before my queue is "full."
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I use ignore feature a lot, limit is indeed 400....I would go to list of ignores and start deleting ignores that are over a year old. Should clear up a lot of room.

As an aside I agree, having larger ignore limit would be handy. I use the ignore feature to remove expired sweepstakes. Thus making going through the list of threads a lot faster. Then at the end of the month delete ignores I no longer need because the threads are now buried.

Edit: ack if the ignores are all that recent, bad advice---should have read more of this page. Sorry.
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