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Can we get an 'ignore' function ?

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:11 am
by John Stannard
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.

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:27 am
by kev
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??

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:30 am
by David-N-87
A rather daft idea, imo. It's like "we don't want to hear differing opinions so let's block them" :roll:

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:42 am
by gyro
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.

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:43 am
by John Stannard
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.

It looks like this:

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Just add a member and click 'OK'

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

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:52 am
by gyro
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' :(.

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:54 am
by Dixie
...and slowly counting to 10....

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:59 am
by John Stannard
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:

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:02 pm
by Dixie
actually I rarely get past 3...
Most songs go..... One, Two, Three-and-a-bit

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:05 pm
by gyro
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:

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:07 pm
by David-N-87
John Stannard wrote:but here where we seem to have a trolling problem
I'd be interested to hear your definition of trolling.

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:08 pm
by John Stannard
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 ?

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:10 pm
by GuitarDunc
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

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:11 pm
by David-N-87
So in effect, quite a few folk here would be considered trolls?