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Now I have Ignore, Unable to Push the Button

 
 
hamburgboy
 
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Reply Mon 25 Aug, 2008 02:24 pm
@Ticomaya,
tico wrote :

"... you get beaten, mugged, and stabbed. "

thanks for the warning , tico !
i didn't know it had come to that on a2k .
hbg

as a "thank you" for your warning i gave you the ... THUMB ! honestly !
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 25 Aug, 2008 09:24 pm
@Ticomaya,
Nice to have when the fourth or fifth alter shows up.

Click.

It's gone.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 06:06 am
@hawkeye10,
Quote:
People ignore for reasons of their own, for many different reasons. Hillary ignores anything that she does not want to deal with, ignores that which would make her confront her own preconceived ideas which may be wrong ideas, and many others do also.

This is part of why Ignore harms the dynamics of debate.
Others ignore because they are sure that the speaker is an idiot,
however they should know that even the idiot is right some of the time.

Other ignore because they have limited interests, though it is in the collectives interest to encourage them to learn about new things. And so on.

The ignore function at a2k is in place to empower the individual,
it however works against the a2k collective in the long run.

I believe that empowering the individual is a GOOD THING.
I say this with confidence that I will be Ignored more ofen than most A2Kers.
(That has probably already happened; there is nothing rong with that; I begrudge it to no one.)

I remember that (not so much here, as back on Abuzz) there were some folks
who were recidivisticly, chronicly and heatedly belligerant & vituperative,
in furtherance of their respective ideologies; both sides of the political spectrum
were guilty of this. I felt embarrassed when some hostile lunatic on MY side
disgraced us with his mindless acrimony.

It can be painfully unpleasant to engage in conversation conspicuous victims
of mental disturbance, who are chronicly irate & malevolent
in their ubiquitous authoritarian denunciations. Doing this entails unnecessary unpleasantness.
As a hedonist, I see no reason to put up with it.
The probability of learning something in (some of) those cases was so remote
as to justify ostracism. I used to inflict what I called "Abuzz Capital Punishment"
upon such pariahs, which simply meant that I stopped reading their posts.
That caused them to instantly disappear from my world.

The same principles of reasoning apply here, Hawkeye.





David








Lash
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 09:55 am
Well, now I'm out of control. I'm like a mean schoolmarm, sending people to the corner... Laughing

Nah, only 3...and Seed, of course... Wink
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 04:35 pm
I never approved of censorship, but zapping somebody from my "ignore" list has been a heaven-sent button. The irritations have disappeared, and I like it that way. <smile>
Ramafuchs
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 04:42 pm
@cicerone imposter,
I cannot ignore anyone nor i will assess their intelligence thro my meagre brain.
All I do here is this. I read all the emotions and intellectual retorts.
I respond only those threads or posts which educate me .
I have no problems about any controvercial posts or threads.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 06:54 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
David, I think you are off your nut, but I have not seen fit to ignore you. I don't know the reason why. Just one of those unexplained facts of life.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 06:56 pm
@edgarblythe,
Ed, Dave is Mensa's comic relief. (I kinda like him...)

Wink
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 11:34 pm
@edgarblythe,
Quote:
What about the rest of you. How many admit to ignoring one or more members?

I admit to 2;
both for conspicuous mental disturbance combined with obscene language.





David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 11:38 pm
@edgarblythe,
Quote:
David, I think you are off your nut, but I have not seen fit to ignore you.
I don't know the reason why. Just one of those unexplained facts of life.

Ed, I 'll bet u $50 that at the precise time that u did not ignore me,
I simultaneously therewith, reciprocally did not ignore u.





David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 11:41 pm
I might also note
that (so far as I have observed)
U have had the decency not to use obscene language.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 27 Aug, 2008 04:35 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
David
I have not personally observed such, but I am 80% certain you are a homo.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 27 Aug, 2008 04:35 pm
@edgarblythe,
sapiens
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 27 Aug, 2008 04:42 pm
Thank u for adding that last post, Ed;
I truly feel better about that. I 'd have been wounded if u did not.
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FreeDuck
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 07:22 am
I finally did it. I finally used the ignore button. I didn't think I ever would but there were just so many posts from this person that it was really difficult to get past them.
Foxfyre
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 08:51 am
@FreeDuck,
You were my inspiration Duck. I tried it too on one member who has rarely contributed anything to any thread other than snotty remarks, personal insults, and stupid non sequitor. I thought it would feel good to do that. It didn't. Sad

(Haven't taken the person off ignore yet though.)
FreeDuck
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 08:53 am
@Foxfyre,
Yeah, there's nothing that feels good about it. But there is a sense of relief.
Foxfyre
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 09:04 am
@FreeDuck,
Ack! Waited too long to correct my misspelling of sequitur. Oh well.

Relief? I suppose so. It is nice not to see the hateful stuff. But then I know my posts are irritating to a lot of folks too and I'm probably on a LOT of ignore lists. So. . . . I'll probably relent sooner or later
FreeDuck
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 09:11 am
@Foxfyre,
I doubt it. It is one thing to be irritating -- I can use the scroll button for that. Quite another thing to clutter up threads with post after post of uselessness that's only purpose is to stir things up. At some point, it becomes obvious that there can be nothing of value from a poster. I finally reached that point.
roger
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 11:26 am
@FreeDuck,
Me too. Maybe up to six times. Amazing how much a site can improve with so few missing persons.
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