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I am new to the UO Forums. From day one i check forums more than i check my email. I absolutely love this site. But, and there is always a but, I noticed today the gazillion news threads. My internet home page is Cnn.com, and to be frank, i am not sure they belong on an Ultima Online Forums site. This is an opinion i am sure not many will share, but when u are looking for UO info, and have to go thru 3 pages of "news", well I found it quite disheartening. I have the opinion that if people want to read the news, let them look at CNN.com or their news page of interest and leave this forum to UO.

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Hence you have the option to block any forum you don't want either (A) Showing up, or (B) showing in the unread post count.

http://www.uoforums....?do=editoptions

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Some of us do not like going to those sites, and actually prefer the reuters articles as they tend to be the oddest of the odd cases sometimes...Normally the Oracle isn't as bad, you're using today's fluke as a basis instead of the exception...But Adam gave sound advice :)
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Yea she did get abit "hypo" today
It's because I switched news feeds
I've changed to a different one now and it'll only update every..er.....I think it was every hour.

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sweet tytytyty..didnt know i could block.

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Heh the Oracle does get a little post happy sometimes, however for me I barely have time to jump on here let alone news sites while I'm at work so I find the posts sometimes very informative!

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True, plus, at work I can get away with visiting gaming forums, it looks like I'm 'working'...if I'm on news sites it's obvious that I'm looking beyond the scope of my job description and is a nono hehe ;)
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Hi Chargar,

It is a lot of posts for a RSS news import, but like others have said... it has it purpose and can be blocked (for those that don't want to see it).

There is quite a bit of RSS news around UOF... several of the game forums (AOC, LOTRO, WoW, and others as they are added). Of course the World News, and as of today the Tech News from ExtremeTech. UOF, which is Ultimate Online Forums (name change was quite a while back), is transitioning from a UO exclusive forum to an all-inclusive gaming forum specializing in MMOs of all flavors... just one that has it's origins in Ultima Online (similar to UOS).

All this is good for UOF too. Higher rankings, higher visibility, and more users over the long haul. It's all good. :)

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I think we upset the oracle, I notice she/he/it hasn't posted any news at all today
Hehe

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LOL take her off your ignore list Ad!

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Ah there we go
I gave her a cookie.

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I am so sorry..Didnt wanna upset anyone. That's why i put in title, My opinion only. I did change my options and thats why i thought I was seeing any. I apologize if I overstepped any boundaries.

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You didn't, Chargar.
People just don't realise they have the option to block any forum they don't want to read, or get new posts from.
Although I have added a uoforums tips page to my sig, which explains how to do it.

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But I might switch it to a breaking news type feed, as opposed to every story around the world, as it does get abit silly. heh

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Don't worry about hurting Oracle's feelings... she is a bot. :P
I kinda like the news from all over the world thing sometimes. It lets me know what else is going on out there heh. Except for when you feed the oracle crack, and she goes into a spam fest lol.

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yeah...she gets overhappy sometimes...I don't think it's crack Adri, I think it's the other pink meat...
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Switched it to a less spammy feed.

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Hey Chargar,

No harm in asking! :) Questioning is good.

Now if only we can get The Oracle banned from the Top Posters listings! So Dip and Snuggs can regain their rightful titles! ;) =)

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Roflmao!!!!





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