Can we get an 'ignore' function ?

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Can we get an 'ignore' function ?

Post by John Stannard » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:11 am

The other web site that I belong to has an 'Ignore' function which allows you to automatically ignore posts from certain users, is it possible to activate the same here ?
It caused some consternation at first as it is usually a very good natured site but i'm wondering if a lot of bickering here could be resolved by people just not getting involved in what some people post about.
It is a v.Bulletin board I believe.

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Post by kev » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:27 am

Sounds like a good idea John but wouldn't it make it difficult in some situations to have no idea of what was going on??

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Post by David-N-87 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:30 am

A rather daft idea, imo. It's like "we don't want to hear differing opinions so let's block them" :roll:
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Post by gyro » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:42 am

Wouldn't it cause a thread to appear disjointed to you if some posters were omitted but replies to their posts included.
Also you would miss the occasional post of value from the 'ignored' posters.
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Post by John Stannard » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:43 am

yeskev wrote:Sounds like a good idea John but wouldn't it make it difficult in some situations to have no idea of what was going on??
Could do, as I understand it there is a notification that 'Poster X' has posted but you don't actually see what.
I certainly don't use it there (I dont think anyone does) but here where we seem to have a trolling problem it would be handy and possibly save a lot of upset without resorting to banning etc.

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Post by John Stannard » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:46 am

gyro wrote:Wouldn't it cause a thread to appear disjointed to you if some posters were omitted but replies to their posts included.
Also you would miss the occasional post of value from the 'ignored' posters.
You mean I just have to rely on my judgement ? :wink:

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Post by gyro » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:52 am

John Stannard wrote:You mean I just have to rely on my judgement ? :wink:
There you go :).
Plus a lot of 'scrolling down' & 'next page' :(.

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Post by Dixie » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:54 am

...and slowly counting to 10....
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Post by John Stannard » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:59 am

Dixie wrote:...and slowly counting to 10....
Pah !!, there's nothing worth counting after '4' ! ........... well, maybe if you are into a little Brubeck maybe.

Although to confuse things ....Dick Damron always used a bluegrass '5' count so 1-2-3-4-1 just becomes 1-2-3-4-5 ! :wink:

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Post by Dixie » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:02 pm

actually I rarely get past 3...
Most songs go..... One, Two, Three-and-a-bit
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Post by gyro » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:05 pm

Dixie wrote:actually I rarely get past 3...
Most songs go..... One, Two, Three-and-a-bit
Careful Dixie....you may get on John's list for thread drift :wink: :lol:

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Post by David-N-87 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:07 pm

John Stannard wrote:but here where we seem to have a trolling problem
I'd be interested to hear your definition of trolling.
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Post by John Stannard » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:08 pm

gyro wrote:
Dixie wrote:actually I rarely get past 3...
Most songs go..... One, Two, Three-and-a-bit
Careful Dixie....you may get on John's list for thread drift :wink: :lol:
Who said what ?

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Post by GuitarDunc » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:10 pm

Its pretty straight forward really:

Trolling - In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room or blog, with the primary intent of provoking other users into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion - c/o Wikipedia
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Post by David-N-87 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:11 pm

So in effect, quite a few folk here would be considered trolls?
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. - Matthew 5:14
And tellin' folks that Jesus is the answer could rub 'em wrong....but this is Country music, and we do!
www.youtube.com/davidn87

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