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Unfollow Category

I've just exported a Vanilla 1 forum (which has been quietly humming along since 2006!) to a brand-new Vanilla 2 install.

Everything is working well, except for 'unfollow category'. Posts from unfollowed categories are still shown in the 'all discussions' list.

How can I allow users to opt out of routinely viewing posts in a category, while making it possible for them to view them if they need to?


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    hgtonighthgtonight ∞ · New MVP

    As far as I know, the category follow/unfollow feature is only respected on the Categories controller. The discussions controller (using the discussion model) doesn't take the follow/unfollow preferences into account when retrieving the page list.

    You could of course modify this behavior via a plugin. Something like the below should get you started:

    public function DiscussionModel_BeforeGet_Handler($Sender) {
      $Session = Gdn::Session();
      if($Session->IsValid()) {
        $Sender->SQL->Select('uc.Unfollow')->Join('UserCategory uc', 'd.CategoryID = uc.CategoryID and uc.UserID = ' . $Session->UserID, 'left')->Where('uc.Unfollow != 1');

    This is untested, but shouldn't destroy anything if it doesn't work.

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