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Why are some announcements always at the top of the page in "Recent Discussions?"

IselinIselin Vancouver, BCMember Posts: 9,093 Legendary
It's not a huge deal but it is slightly annoying that some announcements from some forums get stuck persistently at the top of the Recent Discussions list whether they've had any recent activity or not. 

Most are announcements from The Pub or General Gaming but there's even one from Riders of Icarus about a closed beta key that last had any activity in July of 2016.

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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Common
    edited January 19
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  • IselinIselin Vancouver, BCMember Posts: 9,093 Legendary
    Never seen that, get your self some "ccleaner"  and do some pc maintenance.
    Yeah? What are the top 7 topics you see when you click on "Recent Discussions?"

    I see "what are you playing", "discord server," "holiday deals," "ad-free monthly sub," "are you unable to see the live feed," "post new forum bugs," and the "Riders of Icarus" one. This is on Chrome.

    You're seeing something different as the top 7?
  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Member Posts: 7,339 Epic
    Ya, not having that problem as well.



  • ForgrimmForgrimm Somewhere in TimeMember Posts: 2,157 Epic
    Nanfoodle said:
    Ya, not having that problem as well.
    Same here.
  • IselinIselin Vancouver, BCMember Posts: 9,093 Legendary
    Wow, weird. I've always had some announcement stickies showing at the top there. I wonder what settings I have that are different from yours.
  • BloodaxesBloodaxes ZabbarMember Posts: 3,630 Rare
    It's there for me too maybe they didn't notice it.

    It's probably some old sticky thread the mods forgot to unsticky.

  • IselinIselin Vancouver, BCMember Posts: 9,093 Legendary
    For me it's always there on the first page under recent discussions but it doesn't show up on the "recent posts" feed on the front mmorpg.com page nor under "Categories."
  • KyleranKyleran Paradise City, FLMember Posts: 24,671 Legendary
    edited January 19
    Those 8 announcements show up at the top of the list on my Android cell phone.

    Come to think of it I dont see them in the recent activity on my laptop (main page) but they will appear if I press the button to expand the list.

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  • WizardryWizardry Ontario, CanadaMember Posts: 12,325 Epic
    They are inserted to be more so ads than any type of news with embedded links to create more revenue,so they are likely driven into the list automatically as being new.BTW yes i see it all the time,some people walk around in life totally null to everything though so no worries.

    Never forget 3 mile Island and never trust a government official or company spokesman.

  • MendelMendel Marietta, GAMember Posts: 1,579 Uncommon
    I had that problem, too, @Iselin.  I had to manually Dismiss those I didn't want (the round Options button next to each entry) to get them gone. 

    Logic, my dear, merely enables one to be wrong with great authority.

  • IselinIselin Vancouver, BCMember Posts: 9,093 Legendary
    Mendel said:
    I had that problem, too, @Iselin.  I had to manually Dismiss those I didn't want (the round Options button next to each entry) to get them gone. 

    That was too easy :) I never clicked on that button because I thought it was just an "edit" button.

    Thanks!
  • KyleranKyleran Paradise City, FLMember Posts: 24,671 Legendary
    Iselin said:
    Mendel said:
    I had that problem, too, @Iselin.  I had to manually Dismiss those I didn't want (the round Options button next to each entry) to get them gone. 

    That was too easy :) I never clicked on that button because I thought it was just an "edit" button.

    Thanks!
    LOL, same with me.  Cell phone list is all cleaned up now.

    On hiatus from EVE Online since Dec 2016 - Screw off-grid PVE boosting changes

    Pouring on extra "Salt" for 2017

    In my day MMORPG's were so hard we fought our way through dungeons in the snow, uphill both ways.

    Don't just play games, inhabit virtual worlds™
    "This is the most intelligent, well qualified and articulate response to a post I have ever seen on these forums. It's a shame most people here won't have the attention span to read past the second line." - Anon


  • MendelMendel Marietta, GAMember Posts: 1,579 Uncommon
    I guess I just wanted it gone more.  I probably broke the whole site, but it broke in a non-annoying way.  Something will probably reset those for me tomorrow just to keep me on my medications.  Pharmaceutical company conspiracies.

    Logic, my dear, merely enables one to be wrong with great authority.

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