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Martha 09-12-2007 07:18 PM

Ignore feature
 
I am curious and I have not yet done a poll using the new software. The new software also allows us to put someone on our ignore list. So, how many do you ignore?

SamHouston 09-12-2007 07:35 PM

None for me. I'm always afraid to miss something.

travelover 09-12-2007 07:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SamHouston (Post 555633)
None for me. I'm always afraid to miss something.


Me either. I'm still looking for a good variable annuity for my IRA. ;)

dgalbraith100 09-12-2007 07:51 PM

How do you add somebody to your ignore list? Seems like clicking on their name that brings up the list of options for that user would give me the add "X" to your ignore list. But it doesn't..

So how do you add somebody to your ignore list?

Puzzley 09-12-2007 07:59 PM

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So how do you add somebody to your ignore list?
Click on the username of the individual you want to ignore, then click on the profile. There are two clickable options in their profile, one to "Add this user to your buddy list" and "add this user to your ignore list"

dgalbraith100 09-12-2007 08:03 PM

Interesting. I get clickable options... For you they are:
View Public Profile
Send private message to Puzzley
Send email to Puzzley
Find more posts by Puzzley
Add Puzzly to your buddy list.

And thats it. Is there something I have to turn on to use the ignore feature? I doubt I'd use it even if I could.. but now I'm curious as to why I don't see it.

Puzzley 09-12-2007 08:05 PM

Look at the blue header line directly under the user name in the profile. That's where these options are, and they're not underlined, but are clickable.

If you found add Puzzley to your buddy list, the ignore feature should be on the same line to the right. I just looked, and apparently I can ignore myself......

OK, now I see.... you need to click on "view public profile" first.....

dgalbraith100 09-12-2007 08:09 PM

Not sure where you are talking about. I am looking right now at your post. To the left is your name that is underlined. If I click on that, it brings up a bunch of options. (The ones I wrote above) but the Ignore user is not in those options. Are you talking about somewhere else?

Thanks for your help...

Puzzley 09-12-2007 08:10 PM

I hope I didn't confuse anyone with all the editing of my last post. Again, Click on "view public profile", then you'll find it. Sorry, I should have been more specific.....

dgalbraith100 09-12-2007 08:13 PM

Found it. Maybe it should be in the other list as well. that would make alot more sense to me. Thats where I looked for it since I can add a buddy there it would seem to make sense I could ignore somebody there as well.

Thanks for your help.

jIMOh 09-13-2007 07:20 AM

am I on anyone's ignore list

ROFL

maddythebeagle 09-13-2007 07:29 AM

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Originally Posted by jIMOh (Post 555731)
am I on anyone's ignore list

ROFL

Nope....the ignore list isnt as useful as telling somebody that's where they are going....it replaces "Have a Nice Life" as the epitaph of choice....

retire@40 09-13-2007 08:09 AM

Even better than an "ignore user" feature would be an "ignore thread" feature.

Sometimes you can like or dislike a user based on the topic, but when you know there is a topic you have ABSOLUTELY no interest in, an "ignore thread" button would really come in handy.

maddythebeagle 09-13-2007 08:33 AM

The one thing that I dont understand about this poll....there are a few folks that start some specific threads on politics and some that only respond in the health care reform threads, but are seldom seen in other threads...I am not surprised by it...and can just skip the thread...or ignore the pages of responses...

My issue is usually with the 1-2 posters that I have seen that simply look to "poke a stick" and turn a thread into a debate about them....

CuppaJoe 09-13-2007 10:49 AM

Just yesterday I set up my first "Ignore" for a person who recently gave me a new nickname. Seems to be going OK since if this person writes something interesting, someone else will quote it and I then read part of the post.

Cuppa

Donzo 09-13-2007 10:55 AM

No - no ignore list. There is not anyone that really annoys me ....yet!

Some of the political posts crack me up -- mostly the way the OP gets flamed :-) no body ever changes their mind - why bother trying?

Sandy 09-13-2007 11:02 AM

don't use it. if I don't like where someone is going, I skip that post or the thread. There is so much to read, I can't read it all anyway.

Mostly, I get puzzled because I don't understand where the fuss came from. Suddenly there is a commotion and I have to go back and reread everthing to try to figure out who made someone upset and why.

I guess I don't take comments too personnally and just come to learn what I can and leave the rest. But then, I don't get into long discussions either - I find the disjointed delay makes it hard for me to have a "real" conversation, so I only make a comment here or there.

Nords 09-13-2007 11:12 AM

The "Ignore Poster" list is the best part of not being a moderator.

I have 10 11* names on mine, although two of them are duplicates and three others have since departed or been banned. One more poster is on my "thinking about it" list...

I think a master "Ignore Poster" list would give moderators (let alone the entire board) a good indication of who's not helping. Mods would be able to look at the top 5-10 ignored posters and privately suggest to them that they change their ways-- or if the list was public it'd be a good credibility check to help new posters figure out track records.

honobob 09-13-2007 11:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nords (Post 555847)

I think a master "Ignore Poster" list would give moderators (let alone the entire board) a good indication of who's not helping. Mods would be able to look at the top 5-10 ignored posters and privately suggest to them that they change their ways

Finger pointing! I think I like it but suggest the better way would be to remove anyone with more that 1 or two people on their list. Why should 11 people suffer instead of one? The consensus of the poll seems to be that anyone with more than a couple of people on their ignore list might need to look within themselves.:angel:

Are stonings less entertaining when not public?

bssc 09-13-2007 12:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nords (Post 555847)
The "Ignore Poster" list is the best part of not being a moderator.

I have 10 11* names on mine, although two of them are duplicates and three others have since departed or been banned. One more poster is on my "thinking about it" list...

I think a master "Ignore Poster" list would give moderators (let alone the entire board) a good indication of who's not helping. Mods would be able to look at the top 5-10 ignored posters and privately suggest to them that they change their ways-- or if the list was public it'd be a good credibility check to help new posters figure out track records.

Then why does the poll not have a vote from anyone in the ten or more category? :D


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