Originally posted by Memysabu
I feel the 10 user limit is counter productive.
I dont want to install a plugin to handle this for me.
I really believe this should be a function everyone can use on these boards. Do you want people reading misinformation?
I dont get it.
Dear fellow member,
A few years ago, I complained about this very thing. A ten-member limit on the ignore
feature seemed absolutely draconian and utterly
inadequate to me then.
And as well-meaning as they may be, I imagine you're probably not all that impressed by the barrage of posts by other members who are suggesting you
"deal with it" in various ways.
Rest assured: I understand where you're coming from, because I've been there myself.
And rest assured: I was rather picky about who I would ignore. I reserved that "honor" for only the most odious of trolls.
Why only ten ignores per account? I know not. It remains a mystery to me.
However -- and please forgive me if I should stray into improper territory here, because how you enjoy ATS is entirely up to you to decide
have found that with time, my need for the ignore list has diminished.
I think of it as a form of "training wheels", and I humbly ask that you hear me out on this.
The Posts That Dare Not Speak Their Name
Some posts are simply unacceptable, and are not to be tolerated. The sole
measure of what those are on ATS can be found in the
AboveTopSecret.com Terms And Conditions Of Use
They are the rules we live by.
If you should happen upon any post which violates these rules, I ask that you resist the temptation to hit the "Ignore" button and instead hit the
If someone is breaking our rules, please let us know!
But if a post inspires you to want to hit a button and it does not
break our rules, I ask -- as a fellow member of ATS, not as a moderator --
that you wait a moment, and give thought to what offends you.
If the post doesn't violate the rules, then what is it that bothers you?
If you consider that member's point of view to be insufferable, that's okay -- and understandable. It turns out good people can disagree on a wide
range of issues without being evil.
Thus you may encounter many opinions that offend you, but that do not in themselves violate the rules for posting on ATS.
What you decide to do when you encounter such posts is up to you, and rightly so.
But if you can find it in your heart to stay your hand and read what others have to say, even if it makes you uncomfortable at first, I am confident
that in the end you will come to see the wisdom of our ways -- and less of a need for the ignore list.
Hey, it's worth a shot!
[edit on 8/18/2008 by Majic]