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Barbarique
08-22-2007, 09:18 PM
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scarletpeaches
08-22-2007, 09:19 PM
I've never used the ignore feature. I just annoy them so much I assume they put me on ignore. :D

aka eraser
08-22-2007, 09:25 PM
I think this is more of an Office Party-type thread so I'm going to punt it over there.

JoNightshade
08-22-2007, 09:33 PM
I have been tempted to use it only once, but in the end I didn't. Mainly because the person in question is a semi-frequent poster and I know I would spend half my time looking at replies to this person's posts and thinking, "I wonder what they said?"

Otherwise, I'm my own "ignore" feature. If I'm not big on someone, I skim.

scarletpeaches
08-22-2007, 09:36 PM
Is it possible to do a blanket-ignore of all threads with titles containing any of the following? :

Outline
Prologue
Tolkien
F-word
Writer's block

Shady Lane
08-22-2007, 09:36 PM
Nothing gets me happier than shaking my head at the posts of people I don't like.

Why would I compromise that by ignoring them?

Del
08-22-2007, 09:38 PM
There are only words here. You don't have to let them upset you.

No ignores here. I was tempted once but...see the above line.

sunna
08-22-2007, 09:39 PM
I've never used it. I don't think I've ever been tempted to. Even if I don't like, am frustrated by, or am disgusted by what someone says, I prefer to have the option of reading it.


And getting annoyed is just a good inspiration to write, or make use of the punching bag that hangs in my living room. :)

Esopha
08-22-2007, 09:40 PM
I enjoy torturing myself and marvelling at the idioticy of humanity, so the ignore feature's not my thing.

I'm sure you've left out one or two things on that list, scarletpeaches... I just can't remember what they are.

Oh well, just ignore me. ;)

mum23
08-22-2007, 09:40 PM
Is it possible to do a blanket-ignore of all threads with titles containing any of the following? :

Outline
Prologue
Tolkien
F-word
Writer's block

What's wrong with the F word thread? It was an honest question.

JoNightshade
08-22-2007, 09:42 PM
What's wrong with the F word thread? It was an honest question.

Yeah, except that we did that whole thread, virtually verbatim, like 2 months ago. :)

scarletpeaches
08-22-2007, 09:42 PM
If you put someone on ignore, you obviously DO care what they say. The opposite of love isn't hate; it's apathy.

mum23
08-22-2007, 09:42 PM
Nothing gets me happier than shaking my head at the posts of people I don't like.

Why would I compromise that by ignoring them?

Absolutely, you would definatly miss all the fun and head shaking. I like to think "have you got nothing better to do than write this?" But hey, I expect people ask the same of me.:Shrug:

Esopha
08-22-2007, 09:43 PM
What's wrong with the F word thread? It was an honest question.

The poor horse in horse heaven is getting tired of seeing it's carcass kicked.

Alliteration is fun.

mum23
08-22-2007, 09:44 PM
Yeah, except that we did that whole thread, virtually verbatim, like 2 months ago. :)

Maybe I didn't need that piece of information 2 months ago. It certainly got people posting though. A bit like the obsessive rep point checkers club. What is that all about.:)

Del
08-22-2007, 09:48 PM
If anyone is ignoring me please post why. :D

Siddow
08-22-2007, 09:56 PM
Delarge, what's going on? I see your post, but there's a bunch of blank space above it. :)

jennifer75
08-22-2007, 10:47 PM
I'll ignore anyone who says ASL? to me.

sassandgroove
08-22-2007, 10:48 PM
We've had this duscussion already.

http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32578&highlight=ignore+list

Wow, using Search actually works....

sassandgroove
08-22-2007, 11:52 PM
I call for a thread MERGER! :D

Lyra Jean
08-22-2007, 11:57 PM
I don't use it and actually forget we have one until it's mentioned.

sassandgroove
08-23-2007, 12:09 AM
The Ignore List is handy, but I wonder if folks really make use of it. Although it might save wear and tear on the psyche, censorship is a delicate issue for writers; also, the expressive give-and-take --agreeable or otherwise-- is part of the paradigm here.

So... do you? :)
How does using the IGNORE Option equate to censorship? That's a bit flammatory, don't you think? Choosing not to read something is if fact NOT censorship. Especially since one can decide to remove somone from IGNORE should they choose.

Vocabulary Lesson for the day:

American Heritage Dictionary (http://dictionary.reference.com/help/ahd4.html) - Cite This Source (http://dictionary.reference.com/cite.html?qh=censor&ia=ahd4)
cen新or http://cache.lexico.com/g/d/premium.gif http://cache.lexico.com/g/d/speaker.gif (https://secure.reference.com/premium/login.html?rd=2&u=http%3A%2F%2Fdictionary.reference.com%2Fbrowse%2 Fcensor) (sěn'sər) Pronunciation Key (http://cache.lexico.com/help/ahd4/pronkey.html)
n.
A person authorized to examine books, films, or other material and to remove or suppress what is considered morally, politically, or otherwise objectionable.
An official, as in the armed forces, who examines personal mail and official dispatches to remove information considered secret or a risk to security.
One that condemns or censures.
One of two officials in ancient Rome responsible for taking the public census and supervising public behavior and morals.
Psychology The agent in the unconscious that is responsible for censorship.
tr.v. cen新ored, cen新or搏ng, cen新ors
To examine and expurgate.


[Latin cēnsor, Roman censor, from cēnsēre, to assess; see kens- in Indo-European roots.]

cen'sor戢搓le adj., cen新o'ri戢l (sěn-s皾'ē-əl, -sōr'-) adj.

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n.
The act, process, or practice of censoring.
The office or authority of a Roman censor.
Psychology Prevention of disturbing or painful thoughts or feelings from reaching consciousness except in a disguised form.
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cray
08-23-2007, 12:10 AM
cat fight

aka eraser
08-23-2007, 12:13 AM
My job here doesn't allow for ignoring folks, lest I miss a post that requires modly intervention. I don't think I'd ever use it anyway, even for that badass Susie character.

:)

sassandgroove
08-23-2007, 12:17 AM
DELETED.

ETA on 9/19/2007:

Oh now I wish I remembered what I deleted! :D

sassandgroove
08-23-2007, 12:20 AM
Originally Posted by mum23 http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1569023#post1569023)
What's wrong with the F word thread? It was an honest question.

Yeah, except that we did that whole thread, virtually verbatim, like 2 months ago. :)
Exactly why people should use SEARCH.

Stew21
08-23-2007, 12:22 AM
Sass, you take the OP repeat threads and I'll take the novel forum repeat threads, we'll compile them and send the links to a goodly mod sort and have them all merged into single sources of the same questions.
:D

Frank, you up for it? :poke:


(or people could just start using search).

cray
08-23-2007, 12:23 AM
(or people could just start using search).


i just read your reppie and here you are doing exactly that.
hmm. :D

Azraelsbane
08-23-2007, 12:27 AM
Is it possible to do a blanket-ignore of all threads with titles containing any of the following? :
Outline
Prologue
Tolkien
F-word
Writer's block

F-word, Tolkien, Prologue... You hate me, don't you peaches? :cry:

sassandgroove
08-23-2007, 12:28 AM
I know someone is working on a Novel index. Well, as to that, KatieMac has a sticky with an Index already, I guess they are working on making it more exhaustive. I am always impressed with how organised Joanne keeps the Freelance Forum.
I think people should start threads in the proper forum to begin with, don't you?

Susie
08-23-2007, 01:30 AM
I never have used it - I love everybody!

Shady Lane
08-23-2007, 01:48 AM
Sabrina, you're so sweet. :)

Ol' Fashioned Girl
08-23-2007, 02:06 AM
All but one of the folks I have on ignore (and it's not a long list) have eventually been banned... i'm betting it won't be too awful long 'til the last one is adios. A couple have even slipped back in, thinking they're undiscovered, under other aliases... one's still around, being good; the other couldn't maintain secrecy and got banned again. Ignore is a good thing.

Rolling Thunder
08-23-2007, 02:25 AM
I'd reply to this thread but I'm ignoring all of you.

kristie911
08-23-2007, 03:31 AM
I have one person on ignore...only because they annoy the heck out of me. My posting experience is better for it.

And I agree with Sass, it's not censorship. They can post whatever they want, but they can't make me read it.

Del
08-23-2007, 03:59 AM
I'd reply to this thread but I'm ignoring all of you.

Well, I'd tell you what I think of you ignoring EVERYbody but I put you on ignore a long time ago.

aruna
08-23-2007, 10:34 AM
Is it possible to do a blanket-ignore of all threads with titles containing any of the following? :
Outline
Prologue
Tolkien
F-word
Writer's block


Add to that:

Vampires
Zombies
The Undead

aruna
08-23-2007, 10:38 AM
I know someone is working on a Novel index.

Really? What a great idea!

JLCwrites
08-23-2007, 11:35 AM
The poll needs one more option.

() You have not used the ignore option, but you might.


Actually, if someone writes something mean to me, I just throw my lappy across the room and scream the f-word.

Wait... How do you all feel about me referring to the f-word?

sassandgroove
08-23-2007, 06:16 PM
I don't know how to answer that, because I don't know what "flammatory" means. I'm in the library, so I went to the Reference Room to look it up, but according to the Oxford English Dictionary (you know, that twenty-volume monster) "flammatory" isn't a word.

I guess I need more vocabulary lessons. :(
Pardon me for using slang. Inflammatory. Is that better? ANd I think you can derive what I meant regardless. I at least used it correctly, unlike your use of censorship.


Precisely. Not censorship, just... targeted selectivity.

What does that mean exactly? Especially since you were the one who brought censorship into the conversation.

ETA: In other words, stop dodging my question.

sassandgroove
08-23-2007, 08:45 PM
Dodge dodge dodge.

Unique
08-23-2007, 09:44 PM
The Ignore List is handy, but I wonder if folks really make use of it.

oh, hell yeah.

next best feature to the secret message function. ;)

sassandgroove
08-23-2007, 10:06 PM
There were a few people that ticked me off, so I put them on ignore, only to come across their posts looking like they were deleted with a message that I had them on ignore. Well, darn, I wonder what they said...click click remove from ignore. BUt a few weeks ago I put two people on ignore and have left them there quite happily.

sassandgroove
08-23-2007, 11:23 PM
So are you still dodging answering questions posed to you or did you finally put me on ignore?

Unique
08-24-2007, 03:00 PM
whut?

sass - I'd never ignore you - even if you are (R)

Oh. you can't see this can you? :tongue

Rolling Thunder
08-24-2007, 03:35 PM
Um...Sass? I actually think Barb might have you on ignore. :D

rhymegirl
08-24-2007, 04:16 PM
I've put a few people on Ignore and then had it backfire having to read their posts anyway when someone else quotes them. Too bad that doesn't get erased, too.

sassandgroove
08-24-2007, 06:19 PM
Dodge Dodge Dodgey Dodge....

Unique
08-24-2007, 07:21 PM
Can you repeat the question for we .. uh .. you know... challenged?

sassandgroove
08-24-2007, 08:04 PM
Can you repeat the question for we .. uh .. you know... challenged?
Well, they were long posts, but here are the links.

http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1569654&postcount=26 (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1569654&postcount=26)

http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1571829&postcount=48 (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1571829&postcount=48)

basically, in the OP Barb likened the option to use IGNORE with Censorship, which I questioned becuase it is NOT by any means censorhip.

She has chosen to dodge my question. Maybe I am on her ignore list- :D- so she will continue to dodge.

EriRae
08-25-2007, 12:27 AM
There were a few people that ticked me off, so I put them on ignore, only to come across their posts looking like they were deleted with a message that I had them on ignore. Well, darn, I wonder what they said...click click remove from ignore. BUt a few weeks ago I put two people on ignore and have left them there quite happily.


But, but...I didn't mean it! I take it back, whatever I did! http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/icons/icon10.gif

EriRae
08-25-2007, 12:35 AM
See...I told you...someone tell her to take me off ignore...or do you ALL have me on ignore

*cries*

Oh, I'm so ALONE!!

sassandgroove
08-25-2007, 12:42 AM
I could never put you on ignore. Especially not with a Freddie Avatar. :D


I wonder if Barb has me on ignore. She certainly isn't answering my question.

KTC
08-25-2007, 12:43 AM
I am going to methodically put every single other member on my ignore list and see what happens. It'd probably be better around here if I did?

Ol' Fashioned Girl
08-25-2007, 01:02 AM
It's gonna take you a while... get back to us when you're finished.

Unique
08-25-2007, 05:17 AM
It's gonna take you a while... get back to us when you're finished.

No. Don't. We'll make it mutual and we'll all live happily ever after. ;)

Sage
08-25-2007, 05:31 AM
There is only one person I have considered putting on ignore because I find that person's posts are never helpful to me & sometimes make me angry, & that person ticked me off in a particular thread. But I decided not to.

I know I made at least one person angry enough that they might have put me on ignore, but I can't tell if they did 'cuz we rarely post in the same threads. Sure there may be others too, but only one who made me wonder if they put me on ignore.

Oh, & I tried to ignore myself once. It didn't help.

Fingers
08-25-2007, 05:50 AM
Is it possible to do a blanket-ignore of all threads with titles containing any of the following? :

Outline
Prologue
Tolkien
F-word
Writer's block
Or guess what I did... ?

yer pal Brian

Sean D. Schaffer
08-25-2007, 05:54 AM
The Ignore List is handy, but I wonder if folks really make use of it. Although it might save wear and tear on the psyche, censorship is a delicate issue for writers; also, the expressive give-and-take --agreeable or otherwise-- is part of the paradigm here.

So... do you? :)


I do, but only a couple people. I haven't heard anything from those people in quite some time, though, and I assume that's better for both myself and them.

As for censorship, I think of the Ignore List this way: I'm keeping myself from having to read certain people's posts, rep comments, and/or private messages. It's not censorship because I'm the only one whose ability to read these posts are affected by my decision.

But I so rarely use the Ignore feature anymore, because I've find I don't argue with people so much as I used to. A couple months ago I might have picked a fight with some people here, but I'm slowly learning to stay away from the more volatile threads. That way I don't have to worry about using the Ignore feature so much as I used to.

ETA:

Incidentally, if anyone is wondering, when I say I use the 'Ignore' feature on only a couple people, I'm referring to right now. I've probably ignored some ten people over the last two years. But now I only have one poster on Ignore.

Unique
08-25-2007, 03:17 PM
The Ignore Function is Not Censorship because I am not the Government.

Please make a note of it.

(And No, I won't take you off - you deserve to be there. Deal.) ;)

sassandgroove
08-27-2007, 06:21 PM
I still find it interesting that Barb is ignoring my question.

Marian Perera
09-19-2007, 04:20 PM
What does "No mas" mean?

Silver King
09-19-2007, 04:29 PM
What does "No mas" mean?
No more.

Angie
09-19-2007, 04:38 PM
Why is this thread empty except for Orlando Bloom?

Wait, why am I complaining?

Silver King
09-19-2007, 05:19 PM
No mas or not, the wholesale deletion of her posts shows a lack of fortitude on her part to stand up to what she said. It's also a cheap way of trying to take back her comments. Lucky for us that there's a quote option available that saved the relevance of this thread.

BenPanced
09-19-2007, 05:25 PM
I've noticed she's deleted tons of posts in a couple several other threads, as well; it looks like...well...just about everything she could delete, she did. Is this a flounce in progress?

Stew21
09-19-2007, 05:27 PM
i think she just decided that her agent (Wylie Merrick) was getting a bad rap here in Bewards and Backgrounds and she's decided to leave.


If this is a flounce, it's a quiet one.
Last time she left it was a doozy!

Soccer Mom
09-19-2007, 06:12 PM
Yeah, she flounced when the whole "donkey" thing was going on in the Bewares Thread. It was a mouse sized flounce. Incidentally, that was before Daniel actually came and started posting. He has more guts than old Barb.

ETA: And her previous flounce was indeed spectacular, which makes this one all the more
disappointing.


ETA2: And I now have a person on ignore. It's lovely and peaceful that way.

sassandgroove
09-19-2007, 06:33 PM
Oh Good, she has saved me the trouble of putting her on ignore, and I will take her deletion as admission that I am right and she is wrong. :D

Maryn
09-19-2007, 06:46 PM
How did I miss this in the first go-round? Now I've got all this back-tracking to do...

Maryn, who spends too much time here

poetinahat
09-19-2007, 06:59 PM
Apparently, "no mas" doesn't mean what it used to.

Barb's logged on right now. Everybody smile and wave!

Stew21
09-19-2007, 07:01 PM
Maryn, last time she left she had a different name.

Silver King
09-19-2007, 07:03 PM
:hi:

III
09-19-2007, 07:05 PM
Now I'm starting to think that ALL of you are really one person posting with different names. This confirms my paranoia.

Unique
09-19-2007, 07:23 PM
Mod people/Pod people ... same dif

The_Grand_Duchess
09-19-2007, 07:55 PM
How did I miss this in the first go-round? Now I've got all this back-tracking to do...

Maryn, who spends too much time here


I know! I'm all confusellede now.

sassandgroove
09-19-2007, 08:00 PM
I am happy!

aadams73
09-19-2007, 08:06 PM
Barb's logged on right now. Everybody smile and wave!

Whaddaya mean I have to use all my fingers?

*blinks*

What?

Soccer Mom
09-19-2007, 08:17 PM
Hello, young lurkers wherever you are!

sassandgroove
09-19-2007, 08:28 PM
wait? By Barb's Logic, isn't deleting posts CENSORSHIP? hmmmm?

BenPanced
09-19-2007, 09:22 PM
No, no, no!

When she deletes her own posts, it's preserving her integrity.

When a mod deletes her posts, it's censorship.

See how easy that was?

Duncan J Macdonald
09-19-2007, 09:52 PM
The Ignore List is an essential part of managing one's on-line reading. Similar to "plonk" in USENET, or "Talk to the hand!" from a teenage girl.

sassandgroove
09-19-2007, 10:05 PM
No, no, no!

When she deletes her own posts, it's preserving her integrity.

When a mod deletes her posts, it's censorship.

See how easy that was?
Can one preserve what one doesn't have?

JLCwrites
09-19-2007, 10:06 PM
ETA2: And I now have a person on ignore. It's lovely and peaceful that way.
Arrrgh! *Tappin me hooked hand on Soccer Mom's shoulder*
Why ye be not respondin? Arrrgh!

I came *this* close to ignoring a couple of people here. (they never seem to have anything nice to say) But then I just felt sorry for them. Apparently their entire lives revolve around dissing others in AW, and for that I take pity on their poor wee wittle souls!

"Sufferin Sea Dogs! Where be my pieces of eight?!"

Devil Ledbetter
09-19-2007, 11:19 PM
Now I'm starting to think that ALL of you are really one person posting with different names. This confirms my paranoia.Your insanity will be complete when you start wondering if we're really you, posting during those blackouts you have.

aadams73
09-19-2007, 11:20 PM
Can one preserve what one doesn't have?

Formaldehyde. :D

sassandgroove
09-19-2007, 11:43 PM
But Aadams, there is nothing to put in the Formaldehyde.

III
09-19-2007, 11:47 PM
Your insanity will be complete when you start wondering if we're really you, posting during those blackouts you have.

Tyler's words coming out of my mouth. The first rule of Absolute Write is . . .

desertcomet
09-20-2007, 12:04 AM
I don't think I'll ever ignore someone. It's much easier to simply not read their posts.

sassandgroove
09-28-2007, 01:48 AM
Oh I just discovered something handy.

I was reading a thread where someone on my ignore list was posting. The curiousity was getting to me, but I resisted. I didn't want to go through the hassel of taking them off my list only to get pissed off and have to re-add them. THEN I noticed a little link that said "View Post" on thier 'ignored' post. Awesome. I could see what ridiculous thing they had to say with out all the trouble. I could get pissed off with out all the red tape! :D

Deirdre
09-28-2007, 02:32 AM
If you put someone on ignore, you obviously DO care what they say. The opposite of love isn't hate; it's apathy.

Not necessarily. There are people on my ignore list on other boards that I just put there because they say nothing of interest to me. Why spend the time reading their posts?