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Old 12-16-2017, 08:16 PM   #21
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I've often wished there was an option to ignore a poster in a particular thread. I have experienced situations where a poster who has given good information on some subjects gets into a pissing match with someone in a particular thread. I'd love to be able to ignore them both, but only in that thread. And I'm sure there are a few that feel that way about me sometimes too.
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Old 12-17-2017, 09:04 AM   #22
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There is! It is called the scroll function I use it a lot.

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Old 12-17-2017, 09:26 AM   #23
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^^^ This.

I try to think of myself as a guest in someone's home. I may disagree with my host or another of his guests, but try to mind my manners online just as I would in person. If I was at an event and found things intolerable, I would find an excuse to leave. That's even easier to do online.
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I back off threads when people get nasty. Someone in another thread mis-informed the board about something I consider important but..... People can read and make up their own minds.

When people get nasty I turn them off and hang other places.

However I believe the mods do a great job of letting the conversation run with the proper amount of moderating.
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Old 12-17-2017, 10:22 AM   #24
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I say this, even though I sometimes feel that the party gets shut down just when it's getting interesting
Same here!

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What typically happens is the first problematic posts will be removed from a thread and the offending posters warned to cease and desist. Meanwhile, other posters will chime in with more problematic posts. Rinse and repeat. After a round or two the mods will tire of playing whack-a-post and agree to shut the thread down.
Thank you for explaining that. I appreciate that there is at least some discussion of the option of removing just the offending post. And I recognize that this might not be effective in all cases.

Just thinking out loud, if there were a placeholder in the thread showing that a post had been removed, it might cause other posters to think twice about re-igniting the flame. But maybe I'm being overly optimistic.
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... I even sometimes wonder whether some folks like to get a thread shut down. ...
I do think this is true in some cases. I think there are certain posters who just do not want to have a light shone on certain topics. So they start acting up to get the thread shut down. They don't behave that way in other threads.

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Just thinking out loud, if there were a placeholder in the thread showing that a post had been removed, it might cause other posters to think twice about re-igniting the flame. But maybe I'm being overly optimistic.
There was a flag that was set on "hot topic" threads where the users were warned to adhere to the rules. I haven't seen that flag used as much lately, but earlier this year there were a few. Of course this may be due to me avoiding "hot topics" threads too!
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Same here!



Thank you for explaining that. I appreciate that there is at least some discussion of the option of removing just the offending post. And I recognize that this might not be effective in all cases.

Just thinking out loud, if there were a placeholder in the thread showing that a post had been removed, it might cause other posters to think twice about re-igniting the flame. But maybe I'm being overly optimistic.
I wish that were the case, but in my experience (in life, not just on several internet forums) problems arise when a small handful of individuals are more interested in being "right" than in being civil.

I think the mods on this forum do an outstanding job of keeping things civil. And they certainly don't get paid enough () to play kindergarten teacher.
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There is a points based infraction system to help the team track repeat offenders.

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Where would one look to see if they have any points?
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In the unlikely event you ever receive an infraction point, you will be informed via private message from the moderators.
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Where would one look to see if they have any points?
It is not a stealth system. PMs inform the infracted user of the reason and number of points.
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Reminds me of the old John Hausman commercial for Smith Barney -- "they make the most ignored list the old fashioned way, they earn it."
lol! Been awhile 'since I heard that one Gumby.
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It is not a stealth system. PMs inform the infracted user of the reason and number of points.
So just because someone has a post removed and is warned by the mod team does not necessarily equate to a points infraction?
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So just because someone has a post removed and is warned by the mod team does not necessarily equate to a points infraction?
You seem concerned. Any reason for that?
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So just because someone has a post removed and is warned by the mod team does not necessarily equate to a points infraction?
That is correct. However, I had a signature line removed along with receiving a points infraction. However, the points infraction was removed after a specified amount of time.
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You seem concerned. Any reason for that?
Well.....I have been um, um, chastised a few times and was just curious.
I have since learned to read over my postings before hitting the submit button.
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......... However, the points infraction was removed after a specified amount of time.
I've had one on another sister site for going on 4 years. They seem to hold a grudge.
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So just because someone has a post removed and is warned by the mod team does not necessarily equate to a points infraction?
Correct. As I stated above one knows when they receive an infraction, it is a formal and scripted process similar to receiving a traffic ticket.

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.........I have since learned to read over my postings before hitting the submit button.
I've found that posting while sober helps for me....at least most of the time.
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