Originally posted by boaby_phet
anyone who uses the ignore function on ATS should be banned imo.
the ignore function doesnt just encourage ignorance, it adds a whole new level of ignorance to this forum!
So ignore is wrong but banning someone who uses it is okay?
Isn't that permanent dismissal as opposed to temporary?
I mean you CAN take a person off ignore and I would imagine un-banning would be more difficult.
Considering that I didn't even fully understand how the feature worked, I would imagine that you could draw the very accurate conclusion that I
seldom used it.
I got the functions of ignore completely wrong...so I used it inadequately and it served no purpose.
Originally posted by blupblup
You shouldn't ignore people, just deal with the problem head on.
As I said in my post, I tried to do that.
I have no problem discussing an issue but with someone simply wanting to find various ways of personally attacking you the best solution isn't to sit
there and keep asking why. I choose to just walk away at some point.
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
I've never used the ignore feature.
I think it's kind of a cop out really.
A lot of people are saying they wouldn't use the "ignore" feature in this thread, so I'll just reply to this particular post to encompass my
response to all of them.
I didn't really want to debate whether or not I should use the ignore feature. Apparently I already have and I had no problem doing so in the future,
although now I see that using it won't create the desired affect I initially intended. If you don't want to use the feature, more power to you!!
It's there for a reason if you use it or not.
I think most of you are missing the context
in which I am stating I have tried used it, or you simply have not read my first post fully.
I am not ignoring someone to shut off their opinion from a reasonable discussion. That is another matter entirely. Please separate the two in your
mind if you can. I already know the difference. Please also take note of the fact that I actually stated to the people who have U2U'd me that I
wanted them to keep the discussion WITHIN
the thread itself and not sent privately to me with the hopes of hitting below the belt by
circumventing the mods and using the pretense of further debate.
If they wanted to continue the discussion then what is wrong with using the thread itself? Especially if you really aren't looking to further the
discussion privately and just state the same thing you already posted, just with harsher tones?
Example: "You think like this because your a stupid "lefty/right-wing" nut-job buffoon."
Now if you think this sort of unreasonable and presumptive attack is worthy of some sort of further discussion then I suggest you never use the phrase
"don't feed the trolls"
and simply indulge in a worthless back and forth. I like the option of not responding to a post, but not the idea of
having someone keep hitting up my inbox and constantly deleting their messages.
Calling someone names in a U2U isn't exactly considered a discussion, telling someone to stop sending such messages to you is the furthest thing from
It wasn't about stopping someone from discussing a topic, but rather to stop them from sending you attack-messages privately.
Hey, this is the internet folks.
The option of Banning and Ignore are in place for a reason and using either is not a sign of defeat. There are certain things that you may find
inappropriate that you don't want people saying to you, your children or other members. I don't feel the need to even justify using ignore at all in
the context of which I stated in my opening post or otherwise, really.
I was trying to find an easy way to avoid further U2Us and not simply ban someone entirely.
Originally posted by Phlynx
Usually the people who hate my posts just don't reply to me.
In any case, I think I got the answer I needed.
Some came in the form of a U2U.
Hey, I guess some people can
use them properly!
So anyway thanks to everyone who contributed all the great responses to this thread, and I look forward to ignoring all of you sometime in the near