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Why are outdated threads pinned to home page

DigitalDadDigitalDad 38 replies1 postsRegistered User Junior Member
If no one is bothering to keep these pinned threads current, then NONE should be pinned. Specially with this new design, most of the opening page is now occupied by prior-year discussion threads that ought to be CLOSED, not pinned!
https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/barnard-college/
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  • 12Vvnji12Vvnji 15 replies1 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    I was thinking the same thing. Probably cause they're the most popular
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  • 4kids4us4kids4us 605 replies4 postsRegistered User Member
    They recently changed it so you can delete the pin:
    "For the other forums and sub-forums, we will use the pinned threads. Each user can click on the cog wheel and dismiss the threads he/she is not interested in. The threads will be removed from the top and put back in the chronological listing."

    I tried it and it works! So thankful to remove all those unnecessary threads (to me) that forced me to scroll and scroll to get to new content.
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  • DigitalDadDigitalDad 38 replies1 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    No - they are NOT the most popular - I checked, and there are others that have more posts and/or more views. So some "moderator" decided to make those "featured" threads.
    Also, I tried the "cog wheel", and it does NOT remove those featured threads from the top of the screen.
    Just making sure - am I the ONLY one whose browser is hijacked by those unwanted "featured" threads on the Barndard page - or is this a reproducable problem?
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  • skieuropeskieurope 38510 replies6739 postsSuper Moderator Super Moderator
    am I the ONLY one whose browser is hijacked by those unwanted "featured" threads on the Barndard page
    Yes, you are the only one. :)

    If refreshing the page does not work, log out and log back in.
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  • 4kids4us4kids4us 605 replies4 postsRegistered User Member
    edited July 16
    There is a difference between the "featured" threads and the "pinned" threads. Your initial post did not specifically state you were referring to the featured threads. But for all of the pinned threads, the directions I pasted above should work to remove them from the top of your page.

    Edited to add - I just clicked on your link to the Barnard page and do not see any featured threads at all. It looked like there was just one "pinned" thread at the top for the incoming 2023 class.
    edited July 16
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  • DigitalDadDigitalDad 38 replies1 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    edited July 16
    Phew - yes, thanks to everyone. Logging off/on did finally get rid off those old featured threads, indeed.
    Thank you to who-ever figured this one out. Makes this board usable again. Between the "generous" abuse of my screen estate with that new "spacious" layout, and in addition having to work my way past those old featured threads every time, I was ready to throw in the towel.
    edited July 16
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