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question on "vote for this user, Ignore this user"

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posted on Sep, 22 2006 @ 12:19 AM
What the deal with the "vote for this user, Ignore this user" tabs. I clicked on info but it didn't have any information about this.

posted on Sep, 22 2006 @ 12:27 AM
"vote for" is to show favor.

"ignore" is so that you don't have to read certain people's comments.

posted on Sep, 22 2006 @ 01:04 AM
When you click on "Vote for", you are voting that person as way above top secret, or WATS. You have three votes a month to use. Each month, the person who receives the most WATS votes is the winner for the month. They receive a medallion in their profile to indicate this. WATS can be awarded for a variety of reasons, including exceptional posts, great research, community spirit, or because you want to let someone know that you appreciate their efforts. Don't forget to use them!

"Ignore", as the name suggests, removes the members posts from view. This is usually the final step when you have problems with someone, and usually more to do with the content of their posts than anything else. If someone's point of view so boils your blood that it makes you angry, try ignoring them. I never have, but have come close on a few occasions. I frightened I'll miss something important though, and miss the context in other posts. You can manage your ignore lists in your member centre, so don't feel that ignoring someone is permanent. Maybe some time out will help! If you feel a member is violating the terms and conditions of the website, feel free to use the complain button at the top of the screen. This alerts the moderators to a problem, and they can help to deal with it. Use the complain button for suggestions as well, or you can U2U mods and admin staff in all cases if you want.

Hope the above info is useful.

posted on Sep, 25 2006 @ 08:56 PM
And when you come across well laid out posts like that one, you can give that top button a click and give them their dues.

You have voted Willard856 for the Way Above Top Secret award. You have used all of your votes for this month.

You recieve a window like this after clicking the link.

Well said Willard. Members who hold the information to these questions should be willing to share it with those who are looking to learn.

posted on Sep, 26 2006 @ 09:38 PM
I have a question about the ignore feature. Is there a message or such that lets the ignored user know he/she is being ignored? I did a search, but found this unanswered. Sorry to jump in on someones other thread, but it seemed on topic at least!


posted on Sep, 26 2006 @ 10:36 PM
Hi W_Smith,

I've wondered the same thing. So I'm going to ignore you now (nothing personal!). Try sending me a U2U when you read this, because I've also wondered if ignoring affects U2Us. I'll "un-ignore" you soon, and let you know the outcome!

posted on Sep, 26 2006 @ 11:15 PM
Alright, experiment complete! Here's what happened:

I hit the ignore option on W_Smith's profile. A frame opens up, similar to the one you get when making a WATS vote, and informs you that the person is now ignored, and you should refresh your browser to remove their posts.

On hitting refresh, W_Smith's post simply disappeared. He U2U'd me a short time later, telling me that he hadn't received anything to indicate that he had been ignored. This proves that the ignoree will have no idea that you have ignored them, and also that ignoring someone doesn't prevent them from U2Uing you.

Within your member centre, you'll find a button on the left hand side that allows you to manage ignores. When you click on this, your current ignores come up, with a delete option next to it. Click on delete, and the person is no longer ignored. All their posts will now be visible.

Hope this post helps to answer some of the queries newer (and some older members such as myself!) have about the ignore function. As I said before, I tend not to use it because I'd feel like I may miss the context of responses in a thread, as well as potential good points that the user may bring up. But it is an option if someone is seriously getting to you. Enjoy!

posted on Sep, 26 2006 @ 11:37 PM
"You have voted Willard856 for the Way Above Top Secret award. You have one more vote left for this month."

Mission complete. Thanks man.

posted on Sep, 30 2006 @ 04:26 AM
Thanks for all your help willard856 you've earned my vote.

posted on Sep, 30 2006 @ 04:32 AM
I tried to vote but when i clicked on the tab nothing happened it just went to the top of the screen.

posted on Oct, 1 2006 @ 04:12 AM
It's all good everything is working just fine now. Must have been a bug in my computer or something.

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