Theres only one person who, in my estimation, deserves ignoring, and its not becuase hes a nut or any concerns about his sanity. (Gungasnake is just a hoot and realizing that there "are people out there like that is a constant source of amusement to me also). My "ignored one" continually interferes with the flow of a thread and, when ignored, he doesnt get in the way. HOWEVER, Unless everyone has a person ignored, it doesnt really do much good because those people who dont have said person on ignore, will attempt to respond to the ign ored one with their own remarks (He pisses almost everyone off). They often quote the ignored ones previous post which just brings the thoughts of the ignored into full public view and keeps it going .Even if I ignore and dont "peek", The responses by others to the ignored one keeps his thoughts alive, and sometimes I will respond by talking directly to the person who quoed the ignored one.
I speak, of course, about SPENDIUS, who, can use so many paragraphs and make so many literary references to say absolutely nothing. He almost is afraid to engage in the topic directly , so he does his en passant interaction by using long quotes of irrelevant material. He seems to not like anyone and goes to great lengths to try to heap ridicule on anyone besides himself. His thoughts are meaningless and they do burden a conversation with irrelevant sidetracks. SO, he is the exact target for the ignore function and , on most days I can go along without even knowing he exists. However, when he pisses someone else off, they will stop a thread and begin berating the ignored one and thats usually good for a page. Im sure it validates his existence because hed otherwise not get much response except in the Brit thread where everyone is polite to each other. (So polite that I begin to wonder if everyone over there isnt related to everone else)