I've been struggling with this and I've posted before and the solution was to run a script and a plugin to have all users Ignore a category. That causes a whole other set of issues.
The situation is that we have categories that are very noisy and of very low value to anybody but the (usually only 2) participants. For these categories I would like the following "Quiet Mode":
Topics do not appear in All Unread, All Recent, nor All Popular
Topics do not appear in Suggested Topics nor any other widget list
Topics do not appear in the email digest
Topics would not be considered "Ignored" so they would still show up in pick lists so that you can filter on them.
If you're good with this, I can file something in Github. I wanted to post here first before.
I would love to move it. But I'm not sure if it is possible.
Disabling it for global moderator should be possible. I'll have a look at it. There is still several things I'd want to do with this plugin. The name is actually really the target. I just really wanted the mod badges in for the maintenance window I had to upgrade to 1.10.2 🙂
It would be great if you could create admin groups which can only read things in the admin panel, or are restricted to certain panels. And also maybe restrict them to a certain category. A more extensive rights system would be nice.
Yeah, I understand - and I really don't want to annoy you with this probably-often-discussed topic.
But wouldn't it be possible to implement it like WordPress does? And you could implement code that could check for identical names of categories/threads and then just add a $CATEGORYNAME-1, then $CATEGORYNAME-2 and so on if the name already exists?