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Aff Pub: Opt-out of (sub) forums : How ?

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I would like to opt-out of all forums & sub-forums of Publisher.

How do I do that ?
I've looked around, but can't find it - I'd appreciate help with this matter.

Thanks, C.L.


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I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "opt-out of", but perhaps you're looking for Manage Followed Content?


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Hi, Walt.

I've tried the Manage followed contect settings, but there is no specific setting to opt out of the Publisher part of the forum.

I do not / will not use Publisher, but since the launch of said Publisher,  I'm getting a deluge of Publisher-related posts, which I'd like to stop.

So far I haven't been able to do that. :)    sigh......


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Maybe its time for Affinity to split the forum in 3 categories, one for each application so you can follow the one(s) you use.

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Hello catlover,
You need to go to the ‘Content Types’ tab where you can edit the topics that you want to see.
Check ‘Topics’ and then expand the Cog icon.
Then click anywhere in the’ Narrow by Forum’ box to Add or Delete the topics you want.
Hope this helps

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12 hours ago, catlover said:

I've tried the Manage followed contect settings, but there is no specific setting to opt out of the Publisher part of the forum.

That's because aside from the beta forums there is no specific part devoted exclusively to Publisher. It would be difficult to split it up into 3 sub-forums for several reasons, one of which is a lot of posters asking questions don't specify which app they are using. Another is that since the core technologies are the same for all three, many questions & answers apply equally well to all of them. 


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4 hours ago, R C-R said:

It would be difficult to split it up into 3 sub-forums for several reasons, one of which is a lot of posters asking questions don't specify which app they are using.

If we had three separate forums (fora?), then most posters would ask their questions in the appropriate forum,  which would help other users a lot. There are many posts in which I have to work out the app from the context, and sometimes not even then.

4 hours ago, R C-R said:

Another is that since the core technologies are the same for all three, many questions & answers apply equally well to all of them. 

I would dispute 'many questions and answers'. The great majority of posts are app-specific. 

I would favour a split of forum, but it still leaves the problem of those few posts which are truly cross-application.

John


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2 hours ago, John Rostron said:

I would dispute 'many questions and answers'. The great majority of posts are app-specific. 

Very few answers about how to use the Character, Paragraph, Color, Brushes, Swatches, Assets, Transform, Snapshots, Navigator, History, etc. Studio panels are app-specific. Same for the Move, Node, View, Zoom, Art & Frame text, Pen, shapes, & several other tools. Ditto for many of the Preference panels & for features like customizing the toolbar & Tools panels or Studio layouts (floating or docked, grouped or not, etc.).

Then there are generic questions about such things as Save vs. Save As vs. Export; which file types are supported for opening, saving, or exporting; which app(s) to buy for various uses & which store to buy them from; which drawing tablets are best; how cross-platform & cross-suite compatibility works; & so on. Add to that purchase related questions about refunds, discounts, & licenses.

I could go on but I hope you get the point: basically the apps are more alike than they are different, so what applies to one very likely applies to them all.


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I posted several days ago on this specific topic.  One to cut down on post and notificiations that one does not desire.  If I own Affinity Photo and that app only, a subject for that would be the one I would want to to see.  Yes I may obtain a hint or suggestion to improve work, but my needs AP.  Great that they expanded all the other apps, just not what I need.


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1 hour ago, Cecil said:

If I own Affinity Photo and that app only, a subject for that would be the one I would want to to see.

Understood, but without enforcing some kind of 'choose one' mandate for all new topics, how could this be implemented? What about all the existing topics that people still post to? Who is going to go through all of of them manually & decide which (if any) product they are most relevant to?


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2 hours ago, R C-R said:

Understood, but without enforcing some kind of 'choose one' mandate for all new topics, how could this be implemented? What about all the existing topics that people still post to? Who is going to go through all of of them manually & decide which (if any) product they are most relevant to?

Example:  The current forum:   Affinity on Desktop Questions (Mac and Windows), could be change to products.

1). Affinity Photo

2). Affinity Publisher

3). etc

Users would select applicable program they need assistance; however, moderators as they do now would control/manage.  I know change is hard and newcomers really should follow structure that has proven beneficial in the past.  The growing number of applications and now 2 million+ users, if I elect to follow subject forum, 90% of post do not concern me or my program.  I may add applications in the future, only 71, but I seriously doubt the need.  Enjoying Affinity Photo in North Carolina. 


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