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Why did no one tell me about the IGNORE function

  1. May 8, 2013 #1

    OmCheeto

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    Omg. For years, I have been suffering from posts from people who I consider little more than; "I don't have anything to say, really, but I'll disagree with your post, and fill two pages with completely vacuous comments, that simply waste your time. But I don't care, as I live in my grandma's basement, and have nothing better to do, than to waste your, and everyone else's time. Ha ha!"

    edit.ignore.list.jpg

    Check it out! : Edit Ignore List

    I love this function. How long has it been available?

    hmmm.......

    Greg! Can you add a function that would tell me how many people have me on their "Ignore" list?

    ps. I guess I should play with the PF buttons more often.
    I've not done it since briefly after I arrived. :blushing:
     
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  3. May 8, 2013 #2

    Borek

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    For as long as I remember.
     
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    mmmmm maybe 10 years :)

    What was that? I didn't hear you.... jk :D
     
  5. May 8, 2013 #4

    OmCheeto

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    Nooooo!!!! :cry:

    This would have saved me so much grief.

    I'm a bit senile. And there are lots of people at PF. Sometimes I forget who I should ignore.

    Maybe Greg can put in a function that prods oldsters into checking out that button on the left hand side of the screen, until they push it.

    Obviously, I missed something in Kindergarten......
     
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    If you're reading this, I'm honored.
     
  7. May 8, 2013 #6

    WannabeNewton

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    As am I my friend...as am I.
     
  8. May 8, 2013 #7

    OmCheeto

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    Would not my idea, discourage, vacuous posts?

    Just sayin'......

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  9. May 8, 2013 #8

    mfb

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    Where is that quoted post?



    Just joking.

    I think every major board software has an ignore function.
     
  10. May 8, 2013 #9

    WannabeNewton

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    I think what's funnier is that I never knew you could have a "praise" header for titles of threads posted on this subforum.
     
  11. May 8, 2013 #10

    OmCheeto

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    I never saw it before today either.

    Live and learn.

    :smile:
     
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    We don't get a whole lot of praises :( :D
     
  13. May 8, 2013 #12

    jtbell

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    Can we put an "Ignore <username>" option into the dropdown menu that appears when you click on the username at the left of a post? Then more people would probably notice that it's available!
     
  14. May 8, 2013 #13

    OmCheeto

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    Brilliant!

    Btw, does this mean that everyone in the world has been using this feature except for me?

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  15. May 8, 2013 #14

    fluidistic

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    I've never seen this either until now. Guess what I tried to do? Hint:
     
  16. May 8, 2013 #15

    OmCheeto

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    I was thinking the same thing, but worried about an infinite loop, and a collapsing universe kind of thingy.

    I chickened out of course.

    Paranoia.........

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WJ6FbcWYRU

    Hey! Can I change my user name to "The People" ?

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    Yes... Focus.... Think of the obelisk, and repeat after me; "Give the people what they want. Give ThemPeople what they want. Give thOmPeepo what the' wants. Give OmCheeto what he wants."
     
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  17. May 8, 2013 #16

    AlephZero

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    It might not matter so much on PF because of the large membership and active moderation, but a few years ago another board I used (nothing to do with physics, and not running on VB) introduced an "ignore button" and more or less destroyed itself in a few months. First because threads where you can't see "ignored" posts but you can see responses to them quickly become incomprehensible (especially if the OP is ignored!) and second because the board fragmented into "sub-boards" with relatively small groups of users who "ignored" almost everybody except thooe with the same opinions as themselves.

    And the small groups then stopped using the board altogether, and talked to each other via email or other systems instead.
     
  18. May 8, 2013 #17

    OmCheeto

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    hmmmm....

    Members @ PF: 396,241
    Members on my ignore list: 4
    That's a ratio of 99,060:1

    I'm pretty sure I've had a disagreement with every single Mentor and Member I've interacted with at this forum.

    I don't want to ignore people who disagree with me.
    I want to ignore people who disagree with me and have nothing to contribute.

    So far it's working perfectly! party0006.gif
     
  19. May 8, 2013 #18

    strangerep

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    Speaking of the "ignore" feature (which fortunately I've only had to use a couple of times)...

    There seems to be an associated bug: in the list of threads for any particular forum, I still see threads started by people on my ignore list. I would have thought those threads shouldn't appear at all for me.

    Is this a bug or a feature?
     
  20. May 8, 2013 #19

    dx

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    But there may be posts in that thread by people who are not on your ignore list.
     
  21. May 9, 2013 #20

    strangerep

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    Yes,... but why would I want to see that thread at all if it's originated by someone on my ignore list?
     
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