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What if the Discussions widget allows forums of the user's choice (e.g. the Religion forum) to be removed when listing the latest and most popular threads?
If the Discussions widget also ignores the Chat forum by default, it would go hand-in-hand with the solution of off-putting sexist titles on the Latest Discussions column.
Also, a lot of people have been reporting that they find it incredibly irritating that so many threads on Islam are contaminating their Discussions section. I also find this to be an issue except my issue isn't just the threads on Islam -- it's most of the threads on the Religion forum.
Having this option would be tres bien. It would make Discussions a lot cleaner and easier because we won't have to sift through threads so much.
This could be a good idea but one could just not reply or not click on the thread. I also think that troll threads should be dealt with rather than hidden.
Troll threads should be dealt with, yes, and I hope the moderators are doing a good job with that. However, I think this increased functionality of the Discussions widget would reduce the number of troll threads, if some of those troll threads are indeed the result of some people seeing far too many Muslim-related threads than they prefer, for example.
Nevertheless, my suggestion should still be implemented because
(1) For the Watched Forums widget, forums must first be selected to be watched. It's more practical to be able to remove forums in the Discussions widget which people don't want to watch (the exception being the Chat forum which should be removed by default to deal with the issue of off-putting titles).
(2) Only one thread per forum is shown by the Watched Forums widget. We need to see many threads per forum, like the current Discussions widget.