ID fatigue

Nick Job's picture

At the risk of sounding like a very grumpy person indeed, I've gone on to Typophile this morning and found that all ten topics in the Newest section are type ID requests (I'm guessing this is probably not the first time that's happened). Is it just me or does anyone else get completely hacked off with that? (I have said this before but I'm pretty sure that comment also disappeared under the huge weight of type ID requests.)

Can the Type ID's not have a (discretely small) section of their own? That way I can ignore them if I want to or not if I don't. I don't like the fact that ID's have such a high profile on what is an otherwise extraordinary and superb forum and I have a feeling other more noteworthy and interesting comment simply drowns in a sea of ID mediocrity.

Don't get me wrong, I too have asked for ID's in the past, I admit. Nevertheless, one can bet that there are far more interesting threads that are banished from the front page (like this one is sure to be in about five minutes) and never see the light of day because people tend not to go looking for stuff that much.

Sorry if I sound like I got up out of the wrong side of bed.

(By the way, the challenge is for this to receive comment before it disappears due to homepage shunting by the blight that is ID requests. My guess is it probably won't. Handpicked...? I should be so lucky.)

J Weltin's picture

Well, where is the Vote button for this? ;-)

riccard0's picture

Anyway, I think you should post this in the 'Special Interest Groups > Bug Reports and Feature Requests' section of the forum (too).

Mitternacht's picture

May I suggest a comfort tip? I'm not much interested in TypeID threads either, but instead of checking Typophile's homepage for updates, I subscribed to a selective RSS feed that covers every topic except Type ID (and a few other topics as well). This implies using a feed reader to be notified of new threads, but it makes sure you won't miss any interesting thread because it's buried under Type IDs. It's a bit tricky to set up though, as you have to add the ID of the keywords that interest you the feed's URL. Here's mine as an example: 5 6 7 9 19 20 21 22 25 26 27 28 53/0/feed

I feel like I'm making this sound even more complicated than it actually is… Your suggestion is much more sensible :)

Nick Job's picture

Riccardo, wow I've got a memory like a sieve. (You know you're in trouble when the first line of a comment is a link!) I had completely forgotten I'd posted that. I felt like it was a dream I had way back when... Sorry for being such a chump!

I have duly amended from General to Bug Reports and Feature Requests.

I promise I'll never mention it again (until next time it really annoys me, which won't be long) ;)

BTW, Stephen, Yves, Florian, Jan and all the rest of you ID fiends, I still love you. Do you still love me?

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