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Old 11-16-2018, 10:07 AM   #81
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I am (relatively) new on this site. Is there a way to ignore certain users so you dont have to read or see there obviously biased or demeaning posts? I read the forum rules, and understand the mods try to deal with these situations, but from the closed threads Ive seen it seems to happen a lot faster on one side of the spectrum than the other. Thanks in advance for pointing out how to do this easily as Im sure Im just overlooking something.

Also, I hope to get a respectful reply, not smart-a responses, although once I learn the process it will allow me to start the ignore list more quickly...
I'm guessing this topic wouldn't have generated 80+ replies had only the above text been posted. It would have been sufficient. And not demeaning.
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Old 11-16-2018, 10:12 AM   #82
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I'm guessing this topic wouldn't have generated 80+ replies had only the above text been posted. It would have been sufficient. And not demeaning.


Fair enough... Thanks!
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Old 11-16-2018, 10:16 AM   #83
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Fair enough... Thanks!
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Old 11-16-2018, 10:23 AM   #84
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I'm guessing this topic wouldn't have generated 80+ replies had only the above text been posted. It would have been sufficient. And not demeaning.
And I suspect you'd miss your guess. Just guessing ;-)
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Old 11-16-2018, 10:25 AM   #85
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Over the years, I've found that I appreciate being put on the ignore list by others, the more the better. It lessens the number of hostile/angry posts directed towards me and my postings.
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Old 11-16-2018, 10:30 AM   #86
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And I suspect you'd miss your guess. Just guessing ;-)
No I think it's spot on...I imagine a mod or long time user would have answered and that would be the end of it. IMO it was pretty troll like.
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Old 11-16-2018, 10:44 AM   #87
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I have used the "ignore" feature before. The thing is, curiosity usually made me peek at posts of people on my ignore list anyway. So I don't have anyone on ignore anymore. And I kept the habit of reading every post acquired from my stint as a moderator (those poor souls can't ignore any content or any poster).
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It takes time to know people and appreciate them. There is one particular person here who made a huge negative first impression with me. But, over the years, he/she is now somebody whose opinion I value, even if I end up disagreeing with it. I'm glad I was not quick to use the ignore button.

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Old 11-16-2018, 10:54 AM   #89
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I have used the "ignore" feature before. The thing is, curiosity usually made me peek at posts of people on my ignore list anyway. So I don't have anyone on ignore anymore. And I kept the habit of reading every post acquired from my stint as a moderator (those poor souls can't ignore any content or any poster).
The reality is, even the peeps you put on "ignore" 99.9% of the time will say something completely innocuous and unrelated to any reason to put them on "ignore." It's OK to hit "view" , scan, and you'll probably just see a general statement or logical follow-on to the general thread anyway.
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The button I use the most when somebody posts something nonsensical is the Delete button at the bottom of the Edit window.
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The button I use the most when somebody posts something nonsensical is the Delete button at the bottom of the Edit window.
sometimes I hit it even before that! Life lesson for me: the world does not really need to hear my opinion about every little thing
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It takes time to know people and appreciate them. There is one particular person here who made a huge negative first impression with me. But, over the years, he/she is now somebody whose opinion I value, even if I end up disagreeing with it. I'm glad I was not quick to use the ignore button.

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sometimes I hit it even before that! Life lesson for me: the world does not really need to hear my opinion about every little thing
Yep. I often wonder about folks who post on threads they're clearly not interested in to begin with. Amusing, but nothing serious usually.
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I always liked the saying "You don't have to attend every argument you've been invited to".


Now, let's argue about ending a sentence with a preposition!
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I felt special when on another thread right after I posted a comment one of the moderators posted instructions on how to use the "ignore" feature.
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Now, let's argue about ending a sentence with a preposition!
No. That is something up with which we will not put.
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Old 11-16-2018, 04:50 PM   #99
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Having spent my entire career in sales and construction I see no need for an ignore feature. Being thin skinned is not an attribute. I really value all opinions. Even the one's I argue with. How else does someone grow?
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No. That is something up with which we will not put.
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