OCCOM BILL wrote:
I wonder if there is any limit to the number of names we can have on our ignore user list...
Like Deist; I wonder if there is any limit to the amount of crap we’re expected to just ignore.
You wouldn't know it was ignore-worthy crap if you were using the ignore user tool.
Poof! crap-worthy ignorance vanishes quicker than a McCain after a presidential debate and leaves no lasting impression.
Aren't you clever. This is nonsense, of course. I'd still see quotes and references... and in this case quite specific to me. Further, there are a good many reasons (and degrees of same) why a member might be on my ignore list. I may just want to see who the Ignored post is from, since some reasons for putting someone on "Ignore are fluid as my preference, just like my tolerance for idiocy, changes with my mood. In other cases, I might be concerned with how a A-hole may be affecting someone I care about. I have my
reasons, not yours, so spare me your sophomoric pseudo-wisdom if you think you're offering it for my benefit.
"Ignore" is hardly a comprehensive solution to trolling. Nor is the rating system, for that matter, since I don't always concur with the collective wisdom of the community (obviously
). If you are correct, and this latest troll’s activity is being used to design an algorithm for removal of same; excellent. That would be great news… but I’ve yet to hear it from a credible source. In the mean time I, like everyone else, will continue to voice my opinion when and where I see fit for as long as I'm allowed and feel like doing so.
Telling people that trolls won't exist if we all ignore them is like addressing drug abuse or teen pregnancy with a "just say no campaign." Sure, it helps, but it's NOT going to solve the problem. Hell, they’re always going to exist and we won’t even agree on who they are. But in some cases; it’s pretty obvious who the asshole is. You’re liable to run into an asshole at any bar you go to, too. The better bars are the ones who take better steps to reduce the likelihood… which needless to say includes asshole removal
. I like the less rigid philosophy of the new site, but I don’t see why it’s necessary to cater to total
bottom feeders in the process.