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Thankyou, ATS, for the Ignore button

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posted on Nov, 30 2008 @ 05:04 AM
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I just wanted to thank the ATS people who make this website.
For the Ignore button.
You really have excelled in that regard.
And that it is an invaluable function, to all human beings, and/or robots, that frequent message boards like this one.
Well done.




posted on Nov, 30 2008 @ 05:34 AM
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I TOTALLY AGREE!
Now if only :
www.belowtopsecret.com...



posted on Nov, 30 2008 @ 05:56 AM
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In the 17th and 18th Century, Britain had a form of 'ignore' button.

We called it 'penal transportation'.



posted on Nov, 30 2008 @ 06:13 AM
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Originally posted by Merriman Weir
In the 17th and 18th Century, Britain had a form of 'ignore' button.

We called it 'penal transportation'.

Nope your wrong.
I didn't get transported here.
You see how wrong you can be, without ever having known, just how wrong you could get?
My parents moved here, from England.
And I was born here.
I have a citizenship, in both country's.



posted on Nov, 30 2008 @ 06:25 AM
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Hah! You're touchy!
I didn't say you were transported. Unless you're looking fantastic for your age, I didn't think you were transported!

The point I was making that Britain thought it was a very good method of treating desirables. Just get rid of them. Out of sight completely. However, this system was often abused and wasn't always the right way to go about what was perceived as 'problems'.

Also, these bread thieves and rustlers eventually became quite useful allies further down the road.

Personally, I genuinely dislike the idea of an ignore function. I vehemently disagree with some posters on some issues, but agree with them completely on others. Even people who've made it very clear they loathe me and have put me on ignore, I'd still engage with them given the opportunity. I don't hate or dislike them, just some or maybe even one of their opinions on a particular topic. It seems silly to be so absolute.

I think it's also an issue that the person on ignore isn't aware of this. I'd like 'ignored by' to appear on member profiles so I know not to waste my time responding to posts when that particular member can't see the reply. I've a feeling I'm on a lot of people's ignore lists!



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posted on Nov, 30 2008 @ 06:44 AM
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I have always thought that a very strange way of denying or fighting ignorance is by ignoring it?



posted on Nov, 30 2008 @ 06:47 AM
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Originally posted by Freeborn
I have always thought that a very strange way of denying or fighting ignorance is by ignoring it?


I agree. It just seems weird to me. If you disagree on a point, either debate th point and ultimately agree to disagree - like mature, intelligent adults - or, if the person is obviously a generally disruptive influence, then let the moderators do their job.



posted on Nov, 30 2008 @ 07:02 AM
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I think only the childish or those who cannot argue their point tend to use the ignore button.

Also, Captain Caveman to go and ignore someone and then open a thread saying 'thanks for the ignore button' is very childish.

Deny ignorance.



posted on Nov, 30 2008 @ 07:05 AM
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I have to admit, that's a great reply, and I would give you points for that, if I could.





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posted on Nov, 30 2008 @ 08:09 AM
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Originally posted by Merriman Weir

Even people who've made it very clear they loathe me and have put me on ignore, I'd still engage with them given the opportunity.



And thus, dear Merriman, the necessity in this forum for the ignore button.

I personally havent used ignore yet. I've considered it on occasion.

I think Merriman is right in that sometimes you dislike somebody and other times you agree with the same person. There have been times that I felt that waifish little avatar needed her head held under the water for a while. Other times we seemed to be thinking exactly the same thing.

The fact remains though that personal choice of who you want to communicate with is personal and it is wrong to force our ideas and opinions on others if they don't want to hear them.

The catchphrase is "Deny Ignorance" not "Impose Opinion".



posted on Nov, 30 2008 @ 08:35 AM
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This public whizzing warfare between you and stumason is distasteful and uncalled for. Stumason has publically apologized. Take a chill pill.

You two obviously don't agree on the issue of child disciplining (which is the thread I believe started all this) so just agree to disagree and move on.

We have an ATS issues thread, oodles of moderators, a complain button and any number of ways to properly and privately deal with any problems that arise between members. Please utilize one of those and quit boring the rest of us.

And before you put me on your ignore list let me just say, "thank you for your attention to this post."



posted on Nov, 30 2008 @ 09:33 AM
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I have never used the ignore button and probably never will.

I'm always afraid I'll miss something.

When I depart this world my family need not put Miss in front of my name on my grave stone because I sure haven't missed much in my life.

But I do want one of those real life ignore buttons. My first victims would be to ignore people with bad table manners and those that smack their lips when they eat.

Merry Christmas

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posted on Nov, 30 2008 @ 09:56 AM
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I generally never use the ignore button, I am far too curious by nature. Don't want to miss out on anything!

But I have used it as a tool when I have read through very long threads where some posters really don't add anything of value to the discussion. I put them on ignore while I read the thread, it makes it easier to consentrate on the important stuff.

But when I am done, I always "un-ignore" people again. Who knows, they may have something sensible or interesting to say in other threads?



posted on Nov, 30 2008 @ 10:09 AM
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now.. if we could only hit the ignore button for the countless
'buy the Jim Marrs ATS' book spam I get in my U2U box....

or 'Go listen to Jim Marrs on ATS mix.. undoubtedly.. talk about that book..



posted on Nov, 30 2008 @ 10:29 AM
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Countless u2u's about the Jim Marrs book? You could count them on the fingers of one hand I'm pretty sure. Although you might have to include the thumb.

Is it really so awful for the people who keep complaining about u2u's? We receive less than 10 messages a month (and that would be a super-busy month from what I've seen)? You don't even have to read them – just read the title and if it's not interesting then delete it.

I have a feeling that the people who are complaining about u2u's actually have an issue with the book, and maybe are reluctant to see ATS branch out in new directions or change in any way, and hate getting the reminders that change is inevitable. I just can't seriously believe that anyone who would come to browse ATS can't read a couple dozen lines in the course of a month.

As for the ignore button, I guess I'm glad it's there although I never intend to use it. But if it helps other people keep out of flame wars I'm all for it. I do agree with Merriman that it's kind of disconcerting that there's no way to know if you're being ignored by someone. Honestly, that seems more important to me than whether someone has made me an enemy.



posted on Nov, 30 2008 @ 10:37 AM
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Originally posted by badgerprints
And thus, dear Merriman, the necessity in this forum for the ignore button.


When I say I'd "engage" I meant in genuine discussion.

Whilst I know I hold unpopular views with regards to several demographics on here - my politics are 'left wing', my religion is non-Christian, my opinion on gun ownership is typical of 'liberal Eurotrash' and I've issues with Ameri-centricism - I'd like to think I'm at least fairly civil and my contributions are reasonably intelligent.

Perhaps most importantly, I don't take anything that happens on this board personally and I don't take 'issues' from one thread to another. It's on those grounds that I would still "engage" with other people. As I've already said, I might not agree with a particular poster in one thread, in another their view might be pretty much in agreement with my own. As such, I would never dismiss a poster absolutely. I'd like to think other people would that of me.



The catchphrase is "Deny Ignorance" not "Impose Opinion".


Very true. However it's not "runaway from the threat of cognitive dissonance" either. I wonder how many times the 'ignore' function on here is used in the sense of 'hands over ears, going 'lalalalalalalaalalalal I can't hear you'?


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posted on Nov, 30 2008 @ 11:31 AM
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Originally posted by whitewave
This public whizzing warfare between you and stumason is distasteful and uncalled for. Stumason has publically apologized. Take a chill pill.

You two obviously don't agree on the issue of child disciplining (which is the thread I believe started all this) so just agree to disagree and move on.

We have an ATS issues thread, oodles of moderators, a complain button and any number of ways to properly and privately deal with any problems that arise between members. Please utilize one of those and quit boring the rest of us.

And before you put me on your ignore list let me just say, "thank you for your attention to this post."


Quite right, and please, before anyone else posts in this thread..please read this one.
www.belowtopsecret.com...



posted on Nov, 30 2008 @ 12:18 PM
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Please check your u2u's.

Closing...



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