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hnofer17

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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2014 6:24:59 PM

There should be an "Are you sure" checkpoint when clicking the Ignore User link on the forums because it's very easy to accidentally click on the link and not even realize it.
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JKazakus
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2014 8:29:59 AM

Ahh this makes sense now. There is a malakas that must be ignored because gasbuddy says so. I will steer clear. Thank you.
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Scrapheap
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2014 8:24:29 AM

Mutual forced ignores are a step the moderators take when the conversations between 2 members routinely get out of hand, usually degenerating into insults and one upsmanships that do not advance a conversation. The moderators would prefer that one or both members simply ignore one another themselves but will use the mutual forced ignore if they do not.

Scoutmaster is on a mutual forced ignore with several regulars, though I don't think any of those regulars are on a mutual forced ignore with anyone else. Scoutmaster uses this status to continue to taunt and bait these members with impunity. He routinely hijacks threads to make the thread about himself and tries to make himself out to be the "victim of an attack". His latest target of opportunity is Byte_Doctor.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2014 8:20:36 AM

JKazakus,

If you want to ignore a member, click the Ignore(member name) and you will no longer be able to see anything they post. To un-ignore them, go to this link.

A mutual forced ignore is done by the moderators and that prevents member from seeing anything another member posts.
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JKazakus
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2014 8:05:57 AM

I am having great difficulty understanding the conversation. I see the ignore button and get that we might want to ignore a certain person. Is it possible to ignore someone another way? What is mutual forced ignore?

I am new to this and don't get to use the computer often, so each time I come back here to read, there is new misundertanding. I will try to ask someone else here, but have to go get on the truck now.
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Byte_Doctor
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2014 7:58:14 AM

TxJeans, I've kind of wondered that myself - but I did it once so I do sort-of understand. Kind of a "click - whoops, wrong button - back - now where did that post from xyz go?" It then took a moment before realization of what I had done kicked in.
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2014 7:50:13 AM

Although I think the process could be improved, I am not sure I understand how someone puts someone on ignore in the forums because a page of all your ignores comes up with the name of the person you ignored at the top. All you have to do is scroll down that page that popped up to find the person and un-ignore them.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2014 5:09:33 AM

"Please - anyone who reads the forums knows exactly why you were placed on mutual ignore with *all* of the members on your not-so-exclusive list."

Then enlighten the masses, Byte_Doctor. Tell us exactly why. Not your or anyone else's opinion, the exact reason.

Back to the topic - I think hnofer17's idea is a good one. I know I have accidentally put someone on ignore. The prompt would help.
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Byte_Doctor
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2014 10:16:44 PM

"unless you are a moderator, Byte_Doctor, you don't know the reason for any forced ignore."

Please - anyone who reads the forums knows exactly why you were placed on mutual ignore with *all* of the members on your not-so-exclusive list.

"Sorta like when you see something I post, Byte_Doctor!"

Don't flatter yourself, you are nothing more than an occasional diversion.

Speaking of diversions, a message - or not...

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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2014 8:21:50 PM

This topic is about a member putting another member on ignore, not forced ignores by the moderators. And unless you are a moderator, Byte_Doctor, you don't know the reason for any forced ignore.

"Now, even though you can't see CK's posts, whenever someone comments on them you post disparaging comments about CK."

Sorta like when you see something I post, Byte_Doctor! Pot meet kettle!
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Byte_Doctor
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2014 7:36:09 PM

"That has nothing to do with putting someone on your ignore list"

Odd, seems related to me - you got put on moderator-enforced mutual ignore in part because you just couldn't leave CK be and would comment incessantly about CK's posts. Now, even though you can't see CK's posts, whenever someone comments on them you post disparaging comments about CK. Seems strikingly relevant to the discussion.

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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2014 5:18:19 PM

"It doesn't do any good. One of them (CampKohler) is on moderator-enforced mutual ignore with scoutmaster and yet scoutmaster still posts comments about him."

That has nothing to do with putting someone on your ignore list, Byte_Doctor. You just can't stop can you Byte_Doctor? Always looking for ways to get in your shots.

[Edited by: scoutmaster at 7/7/2014 5:19:04 PM EST]
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JKazakus
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2014 1:41:44 PM

I don't get to use this computer often, so I'm behind.

Sorry for the odd humor about a true story. I was following the depressed friend and notable bridge comment. I will try to do better.
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Byte_Doctor
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2014 1:30:35 PM

"So put them on your ignore list. "

It doesn't do any good. One of them (CampKohler) is on moderator-enforced mutual ignore with scoutmaster and yet scoutmaster still posts comments about him.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2014 1:17:03 PM

I have no one on my ignore list. I don't use the feature. i don;t like it.
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sirreal1984
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2014 12:51:50 PM

So put them on your ignore list.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2014 3:35:48 PM

Both should stop their comedic tendencies since neither are funny and most are totally off topic and inappropriate.
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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2014 11:27:36 AM

Unhappy? Write more words! It will make you feel better.

[Edited by: CampKohler at 7/2/2014 11:32:19 AM EST]
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Byte_Doctor
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2014 7:07:40 AM

"Either way it and the earlier one from CK are just way OT here."
Agreed. Both should constrain their comedic tendencies to more appropriate venues.
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GoGoGoodyear
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2014 1:31:00 AM

I can't tell if JKazakus is joking or serious. The post has just enough wrap-around irony to put it 50/50 right on the fence.

Either way it and the earlier one from CK are just way OT here.
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RichWLIN
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2014 9:18:10 AM

As an aside, I've noticed that the ignore selection is sometimes made when trying to select "post a reply" from my phone.

It is useful that there is some form of feedback lest it is possible to inadvertently ignore a member. The last time this happened I somehow missed that there was a member who had accidentally been added to the ignore list which is otherwise vacant.

RG

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Byte_Doctor
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2014 8:01:05 AM

"The extra confirmation step is inconsistent throughout the web site. Some operations, such as clearing notifications or deleting WB messages have it, other things such as Ignore member don't have it."

True, and from a UX design standpoint it really should be consistent across the board. Honestly they need to do a usability review of the entire website and do some serious re-work, but that isn't likely to happen. In the mean time, adding a confirmation of some kind here would be nice.
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2014 6:58:25 AM

Actually, the ignore page coming up is fine, but I would rather it open as a new window with accept or cancel. Either of which leaves you back at the forum at the same place you were when you hit ignore.
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GoGoGoodyear
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2014 6:26:35 AM

The extra confirmation step is inconsistent throughout the web site. Some operations, such as clearing notifications or deleting WB messages have it, other things such as Ignore member don't have it.
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2014 6:34:37 PM

"If that's supposed to be an analogy, it's a very poor one, and a very inappropriate one. If it was supposed to be humor, rather than an analogy, it's humor at the lowest level and in the poorest of taste."

I agree...

Having lost a depressed acquaintance who jumped from a very notable bridge, I find this humor inappropriate for this forum.

[Edited by: TxJeans at 6/30/2014 6:35:05 PM EST]
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2014 5:09:03 PM


It seems to me that your being taken to your Ignored User list would be prompt you to double check your list, or at least make you wonder why the list "popped up" if you hadn't done something to prompt it, but I see no problem with an "Are you sure?" pop-up.

What I don't understand is the "Scene: A disheviled and obviously depressed person is lying in bed in a dingy motel room. He slowly raises .45 automatic to his temple and pulls the trigger."

If that's supposed to be an analogy, it's a very poor one, and a very inappropriate one. If it was supposed to be humor, rather than an analogy, it's humor at the lowest level and in the poorest of taste.

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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2014 7:25:11 PM

This suggestion has been added to the Suggestion Tracking List as a new topic on an existing subject.

I agree with this suggestion if for no other reason than the regally high mental loftiness of the esteemed members who have suggested this in the past. All user configuration changes should prompt the question, or, at the very least, the option to have the question asked should be user selectable.

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Scene: A disheviled and obviously depressed person is lying in bed in a dingy motel room. He slowly raises .45 automatic to his temple and pulls the trigger.

Gun (in metallic voice): "Are you sure?"
Person: "I.. I.. don't really know."
Gun: "Whew! What a relief! You can't imagine what it feels to have a bristly brass cleaning rod shoved up your snout."
Person: "You know, I never really thought about it from your point of view."
Gun: "Low battery!"
Person: "What did you say?"
Gun: (Silence)
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2014 6:32:06 PM

I just ignored you and it took me to a page that showed I had ignored you...That is using the "Ignore "gasbuddy screen name" next to the "Report Abuse" by your post. It took me to my long list of ignored members with your name in the top bar showing I ignored you.
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