We previously suppressed a topic from our home page (set to Latest), but some users selected Categories as their default home page so they would be able to see the suppressed category on Latest … Some of the users are unhappy now, as it seems the v2.0.0.beta4 +138 update has changed the option “suppress category from home page” to “suppress category from latest topics”, which means the workaround is no longer possible (for users who wish to see the suppressed category). One possible fix would be to give users the option of showing certain suppressed categories on the Latest page through their preferences?
I am open to have a user option for “never suppress any topics from my latest list” (which only shows up if some categories are supressed)
This is similar to the way we allow control over unpinning behavior.
It is rather rare though to need this, so its not on our roadmap. @codinghorror is this something you feel should be pr-welcome?
I don’t fully understand what this option provides, specifically when the category is a private one that only a specific group has access to. If I leave this box unchecked, will members who are not of that group see topics in this category as one of the latest topics? Or will it still be entirely invisible to them?
I would like to revive this discussion as I have a need for it now.
I have some categories that are not private but I don’t want them showing up in the latest feed by default because the majority of users do not want to see these posts, but there is a minority who do and would like to see them in their latest feed.
Could it be as simple that these users could set that category to ‘Tracking’ and then it would show up in their latest?