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I'd like an ignore button for threads not members.

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posted on Jan, 30 2007 @ 04:17 PM
I havent used my ignore for another member since ive been here and i dont think i ever will. But an ignore for certain threads would be great.

There are some threads that just keep dragging me back time and time again. So far i've managed to stay out of them (mostly) but they make me so bloody mad i know it's only a matter of time before i lose it.
There are a couple at the moment that i thought were interesting to start with but soon had me pulling out my hair, i thought they would die a slow death, but no, just the opposite.
Now every time i log on to ATS there they are when i hit recent posts, staring me in the face, i try to stay away but they pull me in every time and i waste about 20 minutes of my life reading through all the inane posts.

How can so many great deserving threads just fade away and die but the most ridiculous, sensational crap sits up on recent posts for week after week, i just dont get it.
Maybe i should just give in, but down that road lies madness and probably a warn or two. Is it just me?

Please ATS give us an ignore button for threads, i just dont have the willpower to say no to the damn things.

posted on Jan, 30 2007 @ 06:40 PM
That would be a nice feature I guess

for now you can block the url through your browser

[edit on 30-1-2007 by Selmer2]

posted on Jan, 31 2007 @ 07:39 AM
Try the My ATS Favorites Button instead!

This will allow you the see all of the treads you've posted on, but it also lets you delete the ones you sick of from your list.


posted on Jan, 31 2007 @ 03:25 PM

Originally posted by Ghost01
Try the My ATS Favorites Button instead!

This will allow you the see all of the treads you've posted on, but it also lets you delete the ones you sick of from your list.


But i go to recent posts to see what new threads are up that may interest me. Doesnt matter as i was just having a rant anyway.

originally posted by selmer2for now you can block the url through your browser

How do you do that, im a complete dunce when it comes to computers.

posted on Jan, 31 2007 @ 05:25 PM

How do you do that, im a complete dunce when it comes to computers.

Its not really blocking through the browser but through the TCP host mapping file (C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts) works for any browser obviously and here and here shows you how to do this.

I wouldn't use this method since its easier using a customized myATS, I only use this method for persistant popups etc.

Im sure someone would have made a FF add-on that blocks certain url's etc.

UPDATE: This may well knock you off the ATS boards completely since I think it targets top level domains....

[edit on 31-1-2007 by Selmer2]

posted on Jan, 31 2007 @ 06:40 PM
So you are interested in having an ignore button for threads? How could the Administrators possibly implement this? Would we ignore whole forums? Threads from a specific member? Because that one would fall under the realm of ignoring the member. This idea is continuing to escape me.

Just ignore the thread yourself. I don't think the Admin need to install an option for us to ignore a thread that we could just refrain from clicking on. If our curiosity gets to be too much, and we can't help ourselves but click it, well then it is not the Administrators who need to resolve the issue.

I just think they are busy enough around here. Implementing a function that we can do on our own would be of no use. In my opinion of course.

posted on Jan, 31 2007 @ 07:01 PM
It wasnt really a serious request chissler, i know the onus is on me to leave well enough alone but im afraid ive never had that sort of self control, im trying though. It was a rant after all!!!!

edit to add- sleepers latest thread is a prime example, to start with i found it kinda interesting, then i started to get peed off at some of what was going on in it, so i left well enough alone.
Now everytime i click on recent posts there it is staring me in the face and i find myself clicking on it.
I dont want to put sleeper on ignore because i enjoy some of his threads/posts, but this particular thread is driving me to distraction.
An ignore on that thread would save me 20 mins of my life everyday.
I know before you say it, it's my call to click on the link.
Maybe the rants more aimed at me.

[edit on 31/1/07 by mojo4sale]

posted on Jan, 31 2007 @ 07:11 PM
Indeed. I guess initially I had assumed this was in the BBQ Forum.

One thing I really don't have a problem with is getting heated up on ATS. Since I've registered, I can think of two separate occasions where I was "slightly" steamed. Both times I had walked away from the computer for an hour or two rather than being pulled into a petty bickering match.

In day to day life, I can be terrible for speaking before I think. With ATS, I always think and think before I attempt to open my mouth. Then I reread my post several times before submitting it. A little bit of a fool proof plan so I don't get pulled into an unnecessary battle with another member.

Although I will say this. Members that I've "duked" it out with, are the members I respect the most. I've had H2H debates with lombozo and semperfortis, and I can not begin to say how much I respect them. The ability to have a heated discussion while remaining respectful is special. Those guys make this place worth while. I remember over a year ago, ANOK and I had a great discussion in a John Lennon thread with two other members. It went on for quite some time, over a week I believe, and it concluded with all of us giving the thumbs up to one another and moving one.

If a member disrespects you, respect them more. Never fight fire with fire. If it is wrong for them to disrespect you, we should not presume that it is appropriate for you to disrespect them.

A little unfair from time to time but it's the way she goes.

posted on Jan, 31 2007 @ 07:15 PM
I agree wholeheartedly in my head, some times my heart rules over sense though. Mind you i think ive always shown respect even when disagreeing, just bloody hard sometimes.

posted on Jan, 31 2007 @ 07:19 PM

Originally posted by mojo4sale
just bloody hard sometimes.

Definitely the understatement of the day. It can be terribly difficult to show someone respect who will not give us the light of day. But it comes down to one simple fact, are you here to discuss current events or bicker over them? I'm not here to waste my time fighting with members who are completely disrespectful. Now if a member remains respectful, I am willing to engage them for hours on end.

posted on Jan, 31 2007 @ 07:27 PM

Originally posted by chissler
Now if a member remains respectful, I am willing to engage them for hours on end.

I'd hold you to that if i wasnt halfway through a bottle of red.
Ive pretty much cooled down since i posted my little rant the other day.Good way to let off steam though. Thanks.

Now where was that thread again i'm gonna toast that SOB.

posted on Feb, 1 2007 @ 03:42 AM
I got found stuff that will work with either firefox or ie

firefox has this handy extension called bork bork bork

internet explorer has a built in url filter function which i never knew about (i use FF) at:

tools>internet options>content>settings>approved sites

Both of these filter specific url's not just top level domains.

[edit on 1-2-2007 by Selmer2]

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