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Originally posted by ashamedamerican
Personally I think MODS should ban these trolls from the forum.
Unfortunately this is not always the case.
Originally posted by TruthTellist
reply to post by HiAliens
As would I...
There should be no upper limit for ignores. It is the only way to solve the problem. 10 just ain't enough, and we shouldn't be forced to choose.
I have noticed certainly people have found a way to take advantage of being on my ignore list;
I have a lot of people on my ignore list - mostly communists and subversives, trolls, 'skeptics' etc....
I removed one person from my ignore list last night, only to find that he had been replying to my posts for the last several weeks.
I had even informed him of his place on my list and further asked him to stop replying to me as I would no longer be able to see his posts. He did not stop;
In fact, he was actually engaging me in debates and then lambasting me for my cowardice in refusing to issue a rebuttal.
This member would never miss an opportunity, even now he replies to my posts where he finds them. I placed him on ignore again, but took him off to find he was still at it; Targeting my posts for an easy victory and undermining my reputation in the process.
In the future -I would like this debate tactic to be disallowed, possibly incorporated into the Terms and Conditions.
The rule could be: "You are not to reply to posts belonging to those members who have placed you on their ignore lists, and who have notified you as to your placement on their ignore list."
Members should not be allowed to continue attacking those who CANNOT fight back because they chose to use the Ignore function to shield themselves.
*It is ironic that the ignore function actually allows for more vicious personal attacks to go unreported - the victim does not even know when they are being attacked.
[edit on 1-11-2008 by TruthTellist]
Is ATS just a site to share stories about imaginery things,like a novel forum,to just read each other's fiction stories and have fun?
I sometimes feel that creative minds at ATS are bullied into thinking-small. Forced into re-starting at Base 1, at "Do aliens exist or not?" This is especially difficult for people who would like to discuss Base 2, Base 3, Base 4 questions. People who have accepted the available evidence for ETs as sufficient and want to move the heck on and discuss more speculative aspects of existence.