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Thread: The ignore button

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    The ignore button

    What is the point of it? Does it do its job properly?

    The bad side of it is that you don't see posts from people you have ignored..................... until someone else quotes that post and then you do see it.

    Missing the ignored posts can make the replies to them seem silly.

    The good side is that you are able to miss most of the posts from the ignored people.

    Should we ask if it is possible to also not see quotes from the ignored?

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    And / Or the threads created by an ignored user?

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    Agreed, if it allowed total ignoring of people it would avoid those occasional glimpses of madness that provoke reaction (see Leicester thread) Perhaps FM could consider this in the next system upgrade?

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    I don't see the point in ignore functions. Of course spam is irritating, but unless it reaches chronic levels where it forces real threads off the page I don't see what the big deal is. We all have an inbuilt ignore feature, it's called not taking the bait. If you feel someone has nothing of value to contribute, simply don't reply to them or even bother reading what they write. Are we all really so weak willed that we need moderators to handle this for us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redacted View Post
    I don't see the point in ignore functions. Of course spam is irritating, but unless it reaches chronic levels where it forces real threads off the page I don't see what the big deal is. We all have an inbuilt ignore feature, it's called not taking the bait. If you feel someone has nothing of value to contribute, simply don't reply to them or even bother reading what they write. Are we all really so weak willed that we need moderators to handle this for us?
    agreeing with that one. Exercise some discipline chaps.

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    Easier said than done in my case - when I see persistent flouting of forum rules, or absolute idiocy, it really, as Peter Griffin would say, grinds my gears and I am unable to stop rising to the bait. Differing opinions I can handle, that I cannot.

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    Agree with Redacted, seeing a thread totally ruined by 'poster on ignore' messages is completely counterproductive imo and 'self censorship' is invariably the best way.
    Having said that, when one sees abuse directed unreasonably at others - ironically especially new posters - it is difficult not to respond which is, to come full circle, why we need a new, reasonable and effective mod...or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roger_ramjet View Post
    Easier said than done in my case - when I see persistent flouting of forum rules, or absolute idiocy, it really, as Peter Griffin would say, grinds my gears and I am unable to stop rising to the bait. Differing opinions I can handle, that I cannot.
    Yes I've noticed some find it difficult to 'walk on by', we're all built differently I guess. I look on the bright side, and think how less full my life would be without being introduced to the concept of the 1-1 defeat

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    How about having a ban button so you can get rid of a poster for say like a week when you don't agree with what they've posted even if maybe they didn't actually break any rules or for a less draconian measure a feature where you click on a button and it would flag up the exact post you didn't agree with, you could even have a little drop down box where you could type a short explanation as to your disagreement, that could go straight to the mods or better still the site editor for a guaranteed response or action taken if deemed necessary, wouldn't that be a cool feature, that's like dragons den material right there!

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    With your first idea everyone would be banned within a week with mr "onto iignore you go" around 😁

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_Faber View Post
    I look on the bright side, and think how less full my life would be without being introduced to the concept of the 1-1 defeat
    Lol.Yes, that one is a particular favourite of mine too.

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    I do like the idea of a 1-1 defeat but conceptually the 0-0 defeat, including keeping a clean sheet, is philosophically more appealing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roger_ramjet View Post
    With your first idea everyone would be banned within a week with mr "onto iignore you go" around 😁
    I could see that being a problem unless he was banned first, everyone else gets along merrily so only one poster would fall foul

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    I can see a role for you here then, every Monday morning reinitiating the 7 day ban. You can be honorary keeper of the sanity of the board

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    Quote Originally Posted by roger_ramjet View Post
    I can see a role for you here then, every Monday morning reinitiating the 7 day ban. You can be honorary keeper of the sanity of the board
    That was my line of thought too, shame only rats has a say in who he wants as mod though and will only entertain someone that wouldn't or doesn't challenge him, I'd never be allowed!

    Oh oh I've just had the most horrible thought!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StensonRam View Post
    That was my line of thought too, shame only rats has a say in who he wants as mod though and will only entertain someone that wouldn't or doesn't challenge him, I'd never be allowed!

    Oh oh I've just had the most horrible thought!
    What I don't understand is how Rats lays claim to this power. Regular visitor Acido from Barnsley is a mod on their site and talks about having been elected.
    If people want Rats fair enough but there's surely got to be at least one other active mod. I'm all in favour of some sort of election...have to win the support of more than 37% of the 'electorate' though!

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    Your mistake Mangara is to presume this is a democracy. It may be a democracy in Barnsley but it never has been here. Here ir is like Mugabe in Zimbabwe 😊😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by StensonRam View Post
    That was my line of thought too, shame only rats has a say in who he wants as mod though and will only entertain someone that wouldn't or doesn't challenge him, I'd never be allowed!

    Oh oh I've just had the most horrible thought!
    Moderator elect R4J maybe? Protegeism!

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    Quote Originally Posted by roger_ramjet View Post
    Your mistake Mangara is to presume this is a democracy. It may be a democracy in Barnsley but it never has been here. Here ir is like Mugabe in Zimbabwe ����
    It's all FootyMad though Rog. Surely if one is run as a 'democracy' they all should be. Call out the instigators...

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    We have not got to Hurricane S yet

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