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Old 10-30-2014, 08:26 PM   #1
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Is there a good reason (i.e. not one that stems from "because we own the joint") that forum members are forbidden to add a moderator or admin to their ignore lists?
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I didn't know we had "ignore" capability.
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The reverse is also true, as we mods are also not allowed to ignore any members or their posts. Goes both ways, unfortunately.


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Old 10-30-2014, 08:37 PM   #4
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The reverse is also true, as we mods are also not allowed to ignore any members or their posts. Goes both ways, unfortunately.


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Sweet. Misery loves company, as they say.

So why is this?
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The reverse is also true, as we mods are also not allowed to ignore any members or their posts. Goes both ways, unfortunately.


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Something like that, lol.

It has always been that way since I was a mod. The official reason is so that mods are able to send messages back and forth with all members, since more than one mod may be asked or is asking a question.

We learn the art of the "virtual ignore" when needed. I heartily endorse and recommend it for those moments when your blood pressure might spike unnecessarily otherwise.

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So why is this?

The underlying reason is that when you put someone on your ignore list they can't send you private messages. This is a software limitation. There are times when mods need to send Pms for site management concerns. Fortunately that's not too often
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The underlying reason is that when you put someone on your ignore list they can't send you private messages. This is a software limitation. There are times when mods need to send Pms for site management concerns. Fortunately that's not too often
Last I checked there was more than one mod. So long as no forum member puts all the mods on ignore, that should not be a problem, no?
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Well, some of us take off a day every now and again, so that's why we have such a big team.

Fortunately, we've gotten kinda used to the rules, and so it doesn't bother us too much to know we will be reading every doggone post, even from the most cantankerous members.


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Well, some of us take off a day every now and again, so that's why we have such a big team.

Fortunately, we've gotten kinda used to the rules, and so it doesn't bother us too much to know we will be reading every doggone post, even from the most cantankerous members.


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Ah but I don't.

So that's not my answer, unfortunately.

But there's always that virtual ignore feature to fall back on.


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Ah but I don't.

So that's not my answer, unfortunately.

But there's always that virtual ignore feature to fall back on.


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Quite challenging when someone repeatedly refers to you as an ignorant troglodyte.
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....forum members are forbidden to add a moderator or admin to their ignore lists?
How does one acquire such knowledge?
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A simple "because we own the joint" will suffice.
That's the bottom line. I got tossed off another affiliated forum for questioning moderator actions. Ooops, I may have violated the policy by mentioning it.
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A simple "because we own the joint" will suffice.
I understand the mods (plural possessive?) point on this one. It would be extra work if they need to send a PM to a member, but that member has them on ignore, so they need to go find another mod to send it.

IIRC, it was suggested that they post as 'users' and mod as 'mods', but that would require logging in and out every time they posted as 'users' I think? I don't know if they could have two accounts with a separate browser window open and logged in under each account? That would also avoid the tricky issues when you think you are replying to a person as a poster (not a mod), but then get slapped for questioning moderation publicly.


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If I wanted to ignore multiple mods & admins, I'd probably find another forum or something else to do.

I don't have anyone on ignore (I used to have a few), it's easy enough to skip over posts...to each his/her own. And interestingly (to me) of the eight or so people I once had on ignore, six of them disappeared on their own soon enough, the other two are easy to skip over.
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I don't ignore anyone, I just quarantine them for 21 days.
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