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How do I permanently change what the Activity Stream displays?


  • How do I change the content tracked by the Activity Stream?

    In order to permanently change what your Activity stream displays, you’ll have to have access to and login to the AdminCP. Once there, click on the ‘Settings’ header, followed by the ‘Options’ link.

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    Find the ‘Activity Stream’ option in the vBulletin Options menu and click ‘Edit Settings’

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    This opens the Activity Stream form. From here, you can change the length of time (in days) that the Activity Stream stores in its history. You can also change what content types the Activity Stream tracks by either selecting or unselecting the correct checkbox.

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    Once you’ve made your changes, click the ‘Save’ button.

    • felixxx999
      felixxx999 commented
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      I second that... images in posts would be great!

    • Tahvok
      Tahvok commented
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      Would be nice to disable specific forums from displaying in the stream!

    • JWaggoner
      JWaggoner commented
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      I am running 4.2.0 Patch Level 3 and I don't have Activity Stream in my Options menu. When did this begin?
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