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Dead-to-me button request (Read 433 times)

northernman


Fight The Future

    I think it would be great if you could tag certain posters with a dead-to-me button, and then their posts would not show up when you are logged in and browsing the forums. that way, if you were sick of reading posts from some of the trolls and crackpots, you could just pretend they were gone (except when people would quote them). Not sure if that would be technically possible, though


    Labrat

      Most forums typically have an ignore function.

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        Many other forums have an "Ignore Posts" feature where you can identify certain user IDs which you would prefer not to see.  That said, this feature only goes so far, if someone you don't block quotes the post of the user you do block, you'll still see their words.

         

        Long story short, I don't see any technical reason why this forum cannot institute such functionality.  Of course, if I'm one of the folks you would block, then please disregard this message.  Joking

        northernman


        Fight The Future

          Many other forums have an "Ignore Posts" feature where you can identify certain user IDs which you would prefer not to see.  That said, this feature only goes so far, if someone you don't block quotes the post of the user you do block, you'll still see their words.

           

          Long story short, I don't see any technical reason why this forum cannot institute such functionality.  Of course, if I'm one of the folks you would block, then please disregard this message.  Joking

           

          Smile

          Probably I'd get blocked as well!

          No, I was just thinking I'm getting so tired of reading posts with bizarre insults to others.

          I do enjoy a good argument (logical or otherwise), but the offensive language is getting very tiresome for me. I must be getting old

            I don't think having an ignore button is in the best interest of the community.  If someone is posting inappropriate content, then he/she is an annoyance to everyone.  Instead of blocking individuals from each user, it would be better to block those individuals from the entire community.

             

            I came up with a ranking system years ago but never added it because it was deemed as overkill at the time.  Maybe I should look into implementing it.  It's a voting system where if you like a post, you up-vote the poster.  If a user receives enough down votes, that person will not be allowed to post for a period of time.

             

            eric Smile


            I'm back!

              ^ up-vote

                'No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch'

                 

                "Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'"  - Peter Maher

                 

                "Running long and hard is an ideal antidepressant, since it's hard to run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time. Also, there are those hours of clearheadedness that follow a long run."  -Monte Davis

                  I find myself strangely conflicted on whether I would down-vote or block anyone at this time.

                  Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

                    I find myself strangely conflicted on whether I would down-vote or block anyone at this time.

                    I dunno about Bhearn and the rest, but I was thinking of a certain "coach" who studies ostriches and t-rex and gives unsolicited advice.

                    'No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch'

                     

                    "Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'"  - Peter Maher

                     

                    "Running long and hard is an ideal antidepressant, since it's hard to run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time. Also, there are those hours of clearheadedness that follow a long run."  -Monte Davis

                      I don't think having an ignore button is in the best interest of the community.  If someone is posting inappropriate content, then he/she is an annoyance to everyone.  Instead of blocking individuals from each user, it would be better to block those individuals from the entire community.

                       

                      I came up with a ranking system years ago but never added it because it was deemed as overkill at the time.  Maybe I should look into implementing it.  It's a voting system where if you like a post, you up-vote the poster.  If a user receives enough down votes, that person will not be allowed to post for a period of time.

                       

                      eric Smile

                       

                      I'm a moderator on a couple of non-running related web forums, and both of them have temporarily instituted the Thumb Up/Down facility, and both times it was abused by a few vindictive individuals with an axe to grind.  Long story short, the voting thing doesn't really work as it just incites retaliation.


                      I'm back!

                        I dunno about Bhearn and the rest, but I was thinking of a certain "coach" who studies ostriches and t-rex and gives unsolicited advice.

                         

                        Actually I just said " ^ up-vote " because I thought it was cute. Not sure how I really feel about this; I'd have to think about it. I am conflicted about SJ's posts. If that's the worst we have here, we don't really have a problem.

                          I know this may make me unpopular around here, but I rather enjoy SJ's posts and think they ring with more than a grain of truth.

                           

                          Ducking for cover.  Smile

                            I dunno about Bhearn and the rest, but I was thinking of a certain "coach" who studies ostriches and t-rex and gives unsolicited advice.

                             

                            --- If a 'block" button were allowed, there'd be no one left to talk to running T-rex coach"  (Shoeless running T-trex)....

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                            zonykel


                              I know this may make me unpopular around here, but I rather enjoy SJ's posts and think they ring with more than a grain of truth.

                               

                              Ducking for cover.  Smile

                              It's the insults that are the issue. The pseudo-scientific claims alone would not warrant a ban, IMO.

                                It's the insults that are the issue. The pseudo-scientific claims alone would not warrant a ban, IMO.

                                 

                                That's what I meant.  I just included the pseudo-science reference to make it obvious who I was referring to.

                                'No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch'

                                 

                                "Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'"  - Peter Maher

                                 

                                "Running long and hard is an ideal antidepressant, since it's hard to run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time. Also, there are those hours of clearheadedness that follow a long run."  -Monte Davis

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