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Old 06-23-13, 05:57 PM
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Re: Getting rid of the Ignore functionality

I haven't had to use it because no one has pissed me off enough to not want to read their posts.

But, it's definitely useful for those who don't want to read uninformed opinions or people who talk shit about say movies or TV shows they have never seen.
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Old 06-23-13, 06:02 PM
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Re: Getting rid of the Ignore functionality

Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC View Post
It could be that the ignore function is well a pussy move. And from the looks of it appears to be abused cuz people are bitches. Also it seems to be a pain when you're in a discussion and one side can't see the other.

Why the fuck would someone get so riled up over some anonymous fuck on the Internet? Suck it up and move on, motherfuckers.
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Old 06-23-13, 07:45 PM
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the evidence says otherwise.
What evidence? This thread?

Considering this seems to be a time where the admins are listening to the users, I thought I'd bring up discussion about a topic that's bothered me for awhile. I happened to use a specific example to justify why I'm bringing it up, but I've always thought it was a silly option. I can "ignore" someone on this board without hitting a button to do it for me.

Keep it, lose it, fine with me. I'll continue to use my own abilities to not read posts from posters who bother me. And if someone wants to put half the board on "Ignore"and just talk to themselves, well I guess it's a great idea to let them do that .
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Old 06-23-13, 07:49 PM
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Re: Getting rid of the Ignore functionality

Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC View Post
Why the fuck would someone get so riled up over some anonymous fuck on the Internet? Suck it up and move on, motherfuckers.
And this guy isn't a site administrator, why?!
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Old 06-23-13, 07:55 PM
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Re: Getting rid of the Ignore functionality

Why don't you just ignore that you are being ignored?
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Old 06-23-13, 07:58 PM
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Re: Getting rid of the Ignore functionality

Originally Posted by Draven View Post
Sorry, if you are having to ignore a bunch of posters, you're on the wrong board.
In your opinion.


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I couldn't care less about being on someone's list. I do think it's a dumb feature for a discussion board since it limits discussion.
Which statement of yours is in error? This one or the one that started this thread where you are complaining about being on someone's ignore list?

If this is a representative sampling of your participation here, I can understand why you are on so many people's ignore list.

I'm on plenty of people's ignore lists... I don't take offense to that. If they have reached that point of feeling the need not to see my posts, then it is probably a good thing that they don't.

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Old 06-23-13, 08:05 PM
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Re: Getting rid of the Ignore functionality

Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
What important things are you posting that the other person must read? What's to stop them from skipping over your posts? The ignore list is a nice option if somebody chaffs your hide but isn't breaking any rules...and if you don't have the self-control to just ignore them manually.
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Old 06-23-13, 08:18 PM
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Re: Getting rid of the Ignore functionality

Originally Posted by sracer View Post
In your opinion.
Of course it's my opinion.


Which statement of yours is in error? This one or the one that started this thread where you are complaining about being on someone's ignore list?

If this is a representative sampling of your participation here, I can understand why you are on so many people's ignore list.

I'm on plenty of people's ignore lists... I don't take offense to that. If they have reached that point of feeling the need not to see my posts, then it is probably a good thing that they don't.
Christ, I give up. I think it's a dumb feature. I also think other features on this board are dumb (like avatars or a search function that doesn't actually work). Feel free to take it that I'm somehow offended, but I'm not. I just won't bother addressing points in a discussion thread from users who are ignoring me. Guess we don't want people to actually interact with each other on this board. But I don't make a habit of jamming my fingers in my ears when I hear something that bothers me, as I think that's a counterproductive way to run a board. Also my opinion.
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Old 06-23-13, 08:50 PM
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Re: Getting rid of the Ignore functionality

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Guess we don't want people to actually interact with each other on this board.
Look, when you were in high school, you didn't get to go with the hottest gal in the school because of some rule dictating everyone interact with each other. Said gal had a choice on who she could or would go with, and, by attrition, who she would not or could not go with. This is the same god damn scenario. It doesn't hurt the site that one person will not reply to another one for whatever reason he has chosen. If every thread had 0 posts in it, then maybe you'd have a point, but that isn't the case. Interaction happens, and sometimes, it doesn't happen the way someone would like. For those cases, they have the ability to prevent future butthurt.

Quit with the passive aggressive cause and effect bullshit just because you got put on one person's ignore list. This thread alone ensures you'll be on many more, some for the irony, some for the LULz, and others because they don't want to hear anything from someone who thinks people HAVE to read their posts.
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Old 06-23-13, 09:00 PM
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Re: Getting rid of the Ignore functionality

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In your opinion.
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Old 06-23-13, 10:14 PM
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Look, when you were in high school, you didn't get to go with the hottest gal in the school because of some rule dictating everyone interact with each other. Said gal had a choice on who she could or would go with, and, by attrition, who she would not or could not go with. This is the same god damn scenario. It doesn't hurt the site that one person will not reply to another one for whatever reason he has chosen. If every thread had 0 posts in it, then maybe you'd have a point, but that isn't the case. Interaction happens, and sometimes, it doesn't happen the way someone would like. For those cases, they have the ability to prevent future hbutthurt.

Quit with the passive aggressive cause and effect bullshit just because you got put on one person's ignore list. This thread alone ensures you'll be on many more, some for the irony, some for the LULz, and others because they don't want to hear anything from someone who thinks people HAVE to read their posts.
An, I see you have completely missed the point.
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Old 06-23-13, 11:41 PM
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Re: Getting rid of the Ignore functionality

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And this guy isn't a site administrator, why?!
Cuz apparently this place doesn't like Mexicans in a position of power. Well fake power cuz it's an Internet forum.
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Old 06-23-13, 11:51 PM
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Re: Getting rid of the Ignore functionality

You should start your own forum! With hookers! And Blackjack!
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Old 06-24-13, 09:57 AM
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Re: Getting rid of the Ignore functionality

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What important things are you posting that the other person must read?
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Old 06-24-13, 12:28 PM
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Re: Getting rid of the Ignore functionality

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I just won't bother addressing points in a discussion thread from users who are ignoring me. Guess we don't want people to actually interact with each other on this board.
if it's going to bother you to respond to someone who you know has you on ignore and then get irked when they don't see your response, then not responding in the first place is probably a good policy.

We do want people to interact with each other as a general matter and that is in fact what happens. But just like in real life, if people can't say anything nice then they shouldn't say anything; if they can't get along then perhaps they shouldn't interact.

I'm a member of 2 ski forums. On both forums, there is one member who is just a complete and utter jackass to lots of people and seems to have a particular hard on for a few members in particular, me included. One of the forums has an ignore feature, the other doesn't. I have him on ignore where I can, and where I can't, I still ignore him. Haven't responded to a single one of his posts in 2 or 3 years. How does the "ignore" feature have any relevance? he could make the same complaints you are (at least on one of the forums), but it wouldn't get me to respond to him. What difference does it make if the feature exists or not, users can still ignore you. You just want to make it harder for people to do something that they want to do and can do, but perhaps don't always have the self control to do? That seems lame.

It's like you're this guy, and it just drives you crazy that the guy on the other end refuses to be the same.
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Old 06-24-13, 01:01 PM
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Re: Getting rid of the Ignore functionality

Originally Posted by Draven View Post
I also think other features on this board are dumb (like avatars or a search function that doesn't actually work).
I've seen plenty of of complaints over the years but I've never really had a problem with the search. Just a matter of choosing "Advanced Search" over just typing in the search field:



Example: Search words "Official 360 Thread" (which is the #1 sticky thread in the VG forum) and here are the two results:

General search
Pulls it up as nearly the 10th result with a shit ton of unrelated threads:

Spoiler:



Advanced Search
(and narrowing the search to the VG forum):
Pulls it up as #1 as well as more relevant results for the past 6 years:

Spoiler:


Advanced Search is your friend. The only time I have an issue is when you have to search for something with 3 characters or less. i.e. 24. Then you have to get creative and search for Jack Bauer instead.
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Old 06-24-13, 02:55 PM
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Why is this thread empty except for mods posting?


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Old 06-24-13, 03:21 PM
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Ok, gonna try this one last time:

I do not personally care if anyone ignores me specifically. I will never meet anyone here in real life, their opinions of me do not matter in the slightest. I cannot be more clear about this.

That said, I do enjoy participating in discussions. I think it's frustrating to be trying to carry on a conversation, knowing that some users are ignoring the points of many people (not just me). So even though I may have a response to a specific point, it's not worth typing out. So I'm no longer participating in the discussion either, which seems counterproductive to me.

I've never used the Ignore feature myself because I've never cared enough about what anyone says on this board to remove them from my sight. But I do appreciate the back and forth, and I think it's silly that you can basically make it so you have the "back" but not the "forth".

Obviously, I'm in the minority so I'll let it go.

And Michael Corvin, I always use the Advanced Search. I've typed in known thread titles and searched accordingly and it doesn't always work.
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Old 06-24-13, 04:26 PM
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Re: Getting rid of the Ignore functionality

I believe everyone understood you all along. I don't know why you think otherwise? It bothers you that people can put you on an ignore list and, from the title of your thread, that you would like to see the ignore function removed. You made your points and others made theirs. Some agree with you and a few disagree.
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Old 06-24-13, 04:29 PM
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I believe everyone understood you all along. I don't know why you think otherwise? It bothers you that people can put you on an ignore list and, from the title of your thread, that you would like to see the ignore function removed. You made your points and others made theirs. Some agree with you and a few disagree.
It doesn't bother me from a personal standpoint - that's what I'm getting flack for.

I think it's an unnecessary feature for a discussion board because it prohibits discussion - that's it.
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Old 06-24-13, 04:39 PM
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Re: Getting rid of the Ignore functionality

if it doesn't bother you from a personal standpoint, what standpoint does it bother you from? Professionally?
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Old 06-24-13, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by LurkerDan View Post
if it doesn't bother you from a personal standpoint, what standpoint does it bother you from? Professionally?
*sigh*

I don't care if an individual puts me on their Ignore list. It's not about me and the user.

I think the existence of the Ignore option inhibits discussion in general for all users.

I used my own experience as an example.
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Old 06-24-13, 05:01 PM
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Re: Getting rid of the Ignore functionality

I think it's great that someone can have an ignore list of 60 or more people. He's happy because he doesn't see the posts from people he doesn't like, which makes him a more cheerful poster, which improves the general emotional content of the board.

OTOH, I only want my brilliant posts to be read by those who can appreciate them. If someone doesn't recognize how wonderful I am, there's no reason for them to read my posts.
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Old 06-24-13, 05:15 PM
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Re: Getting rid of the Ignore functionality

It doesn't really inhibit discussion. If somebody doesn't want to read or respond to your post, they won't.
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Old 06-24-13, 05:51 PM
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Re: Getting rid of the Ignore functionality

Originally Posted by Draven View Post
*sigh*

I don't care if an individual puts me on their Ignore list. It's not about me and the user.

I think the existence of the Ignore option inhibits discussion in general for all users.

I used my own experience as an example.
so the fact that someone won't respond to your posts inhibits the overall discussion on the forums?

Since you keep saying "it's not about me", then the fact that someone won't respond to posts from a specific user inhibits the overall discussion for others? Are that specific user's posts so insightful that everyone is the worse for the fact that another specific user won't respond to them? If the posts are that good, then others will respond. If they're not, and really directed at one other person's posts, well, what is the sound of one hand clapping?
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