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Foes List Option? User Control Panel

Postby Polar_Ice » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:29 am

I noticed in the user control panel under the Friends and Foes tab the Foes list is not active. In the FAQ it says users can be added to the Foes list so all post will not be visible by that user. Can this option be turned on or is there another way to hide certain user's post?

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Re: Foes List Option? User Control Panel

Postby Alex Frakt » Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:11 pm

No it can't be turned on by members and there is no other way to hide another member's posts.

This is a deliberate decision on our part in furtherance of our goal to make this a "a place where people can feel comfortable asking questions and where debates and discussions are conducted in civil tones." We'd rather deal with a disruptive poster directly than force people to have to go to the trouble of maintaining their own block lists. We encourage members to click the report button on a post if they find it to be offensive or disrespectful.
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Re: Foes List Option? User Control Panel

Postby Default User BR » Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:23 pm

Alex Frakt wrote:No it can't be turned on by members and there is no other way to hide another member's posts.

This is a deliberate decision on our part in furtherance of our goal to make this a "a place where people can feel comfortable asking questions and where debates and discussions are conducted in civil tones." We'd rather deal with a disruptive poster directly than force people to have to go to the trouble of maintaining their own block lists. We encourage members to click the report button on a post if they find it to be offensive or disrespectful.

Not like the old usenet:

*PLONK*


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Re: Foes List Option? User Control Panel

Postby Polar_Ice » Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:54 am

I find this forum to be great with very respectful users but would be nice to block post by certain user that I don't care to never read.

Like this frequent poster:

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=112760
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Re: Foes List Option? User Control Panel

Postby Default User BR » Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:31 am

Polar_Ice wrote:I find this forum to be great with very respectful users but would be nice to block post by certain user that I don't care to never read.
Like this frequent poster:

That's pretty silly. He posts in very few threads, usually ones he starts. It's not too difficult to check who started the thread and skip it.


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Re: Foes List Option? User Control Panel

Postby Archie Sinclair » Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:33 am

Default User BR wrote:
Polar_Ice wrote:I find this forum to be great with very respectful users but would be nice to block post by certain user that I don't care to never read.
Like this frequent poster:

That's pretty silly. He posts in very few threads, usually ones he starts. It's not too difficult to check who started the thread and skip it.


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I agree. And it's not productive to criticize an individual poster in this way. I happen to adore his posts.
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Re: Foes List Option? User Control Panel

Postby sscritic » Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:42 am

Frequent posters have 15,000 or more posts. 800 doesn't cut it. Wait another 10 years to complain.
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Re: Foes List Option? User Control Panel

Postby LazyNihilist » Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:29 am

Default User BR wrote:
Polar_Ice wrote:I find this forum to be great with very respectful users but would be nice to block post by certain user that I don't care to never read.
Like this frequent poster:

That's pretty silly. He posts in very few threads, usually ones he starts. It's not too difficult to check who started the thread and skip it.


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Greetings Brian:

The LazyNihilist has observed a misunderstanding in your post.

The LazyNihilist would like to correct that misunderstanding.

The LazyNihilist notices the use of a double negative by the original poster that is highlighted in bold above.

The LazyNihilist hence concludes that the OP would like reading all the concerned users posts.

Best Wishes,

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With apologies to you know who. :wink:
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Re: Foes List Option? User Control Panel

Postby LazyNihilist » Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:37 am

sscritic wrote:Frequent posters have 15,000 or more posts. 800 doesn't cut it. Wait another 10 years to complain.


sscritic,

I think 15,000 is too high a limit. 500 or more posts should count as Frequent posters. That way I'm included in that 'club' :happy

I see that you crossed the 15,000 post mark and want to be in an exclusive club.

Just kidding. I find your posts very informative.
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Re: Foes List Option? User Control Panel

Postby Sam I Am » Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:18 pm

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Re: Foes List Option? User Control Panel

Postby jonesy » Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:26 pm

Yes, thank you Alex.
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Re: Foes List Option? User Control Panel

Postby BBL » Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:00 pm

LazyNihilist wrote:
sscritic wrote:Frequent posters have 15,000 or more posts. 800 doesn't cut it. Wait another 10 years to complain.


sscritic,

I think 15,000 is too high a limit. 500 or more posts should count as Frequent posters. That way I'm included in that 'club' :happy

I see that you crossed the 15,000 post mark and want to be in an exclusive club.

Just kidding. I find your posts very informative.


500? Almost there... 15000? Well I guess I could go post about 14,500 '+1's' but I doubt that Alex or LadyGeek would find that amusing. :(

I probably won't live long enough to come up with 15000 posts - I certainly won't live long enough to come up with 15000 good posts. :D No 'club' exclusivity for me.... Oh well at least us ham and eggers are still welcome. :beer
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Re: Foes List Option? User Control Panel

Postby Polar_Ice » Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:18 am

I am not complaining or criticizing I was just giving an example and made no opinions by just stating the facts. I am just trying to improve this already great forum and thought others might benefit from this option too.
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Re: Foes List Option? User Control Panel

Postby WHL » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:15 pm

Polar_Ice wrote:I find this forum to be great with very respectful users but would be nice to block post by certain user that I don't care to never read.

Like this frequent poster:

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=112760


He is the reason why I was searching these forums for reasons why we don't have access to an ignore list.

Every time I click on one of those threads without looking who started it, I immediately close the browser. Done, enough bogleheads for the day.
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Re: Foes List Option? User Control Panel

Postby Default User BR » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:59 am

WHL wrote:Every time I click on one of those threads without looking who started it, I immediately close the browser. Done, enough bogleheads for the day.

Holy overreaction, Batman.


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