Ignore limit too low

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by ErikGrim, Nov 7, 2016.

  1. ErikGrim macrumors 68040

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    I think we can all agree that this is way too low. Please remove limit so these forums can be tolerable again.
     
  2. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Sounds like dealing with the symptoms rather than the underlying problem might be the real issue there.
     
  3. ErikGrim thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Until there's better moderation, it's the only way to cope.
     
  4. ericgtr12 macrumors 65816

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    There's even an easier way, stay out of the PRSI forum. :D
     
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    If you need to ignore more than 1,000 people, then perhaps you should find a different website to visit.
     
  6. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    Most of the people is like to ignore are usually suspended or banned. It APO works out.
     
  7. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    You're really not joking with your signature!

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    (If you even pick up this message and I'm not on your ignore list, that is)
     
  8. Goatllama macrumors 6502a

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    Oh man. The text behind that error message ("maderfuker!"). I understand the desire to 'ignore.' :D

    I wonder why there's a limit, though?
     
  9. Scepticalscribe, Nov 10, 2016
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    What a fantastically curmudgeonly thread title, and the OP's original post is hilarious.

    And yes, - I have needed a laugh. Thank you, this really is very funny.

    However, I will second what others have already written here: Namely, that if you feel the need to ignore more than one thousand people, perhaps a different forum might serve your need for online communication better.

    As for this forum, I have never actually ignored anyone, - and, while I might have been occasionally tempted to do so - the numbers in question would never have exceeded a handful.
     
  10. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 603

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    As others have said, if you are ignoring 1000+ people, this sounds like a website you don't enjoy. I wouldn't bother putting yourself through the stress of not being able to accept a difference of opinions. All the best.
     
  11. Michael Goff macrumors G5

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    There are over 800k members here. Wanting to ignore less than .5% of them doesn't mean he dislikes the forum.
     
  12. Scepticalscribe, Nov 12, 2016
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    Well, yes.

    There are indeed around 800,000 plus members on the forum.

    However, a great many of these members never make a single post, and many more make only a single post (the stats are interesting - the vast majority of members - something in the region of 90% - make either no posts or one post).

    Of the remainder, most of us only know - off hand - a few hundred names. Perhaps a little more than that. But, to suggest that most of us even know more than a thousand people boggles the mind. Or my mind, at any rate.

    Therefore, taking the time and trouble to actually set out to click the 'ignore' button more than a thousand times does strike me as quite an extraordinary way to choose to spend your time here.
     
  13. Michael Goff macrumors G5

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    I doubt he is seeking out new people to ignore. The list just accumulates over time. I'd bet a number of them aren't even here anymore, or might be banned, but that doesn't affect his list because they're still there. My point was, though, that he could like 90% of the people who post here and still have over 1k ignore.
     
  14. Scepticalscribe, Nov 12, 2016
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    And my point is that it is an extraordinary - consumption - of personal energy - physical and mental - both - to actually seek to hover your hand or your mouse over at least a thousand names, and then - presumably after suitable cogitation or rumination - to proceed to press with an emphatic click on the ignore button on all of these self thousand individuals.

    And then, on top of this, for someone to next wish to be able to extend further the size of the list that you have decided to ignore seems to me to require an extraordinary additional expenditure of energy.

    Just skip their posts, or give a wide berth to the threads, or sections of the forum they inhabit.
     
  15. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    More data in the list = more storage space = more CPU time for processing. But let's be realistic here, 1000 people over a period of 13 years does not exactly translate to sitting there and constantly clicking the ignore button. That's like one every 4 or 5 days. Even if most of the ignoring was from the last few years, clicking a single button once a day doesn't strike me as anything unusual to remark upon. Writing posts chastising someone for using a feature probably took more time and effort overall. ;)

    --Eric
     
  16. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Oh you get out of here with your logic. This thread is so people can make condescending and judgmental little remarks about OP's technical question regarding how the forum works. :D
     
  17. Michael Goff macrumors G5

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    Ignoring 1k people, putting them on the list, takes no special effort over 13 years.
     
  18. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 603

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    Let's agree to disagree. I'm not bothered what they do in all honesty, just found it strange.
     
  19. Scepticalscribe, Nov 13, 2016
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    No, I beg to differ; excluding people takes energy, means making a choice, it takes up mental bandwidth, actually, it takes extraordinary mental energy - or, maybe it is merely a mental landscape that I cannot begin to envisage.

    Excluding a thousand? And seeking to exclude yet more? Astonishing.
     
  20. redheeler macrumors 604

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    I have ignored exactly 0 people. If I don't like or disagree with a post, I simply scroll past it and move on. You, however, have a problem here; and the problem is not the limit.

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  21. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    I don't know, all I t takes is a few quick clicks/taps when one sees a post that is ridiculous enough of them to not want to see anything more from that person. It's certainly extra actions but taking about over a period of years it's certainly nothing much beyond many other practically unnoticeable quick things that many of us do in a daily basis.
     
  22. shaunymac macrumors 6502

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    Same here. I wonder just how many of these replies the OP is truly seeing? :D

    I think there has only been one or two instances where I have looked into "ignoring" someone on a forum and that was due to constant harassment. Even then, I chose not to.

    I wonder what the OP would do if somehow all his years of curating that "ignore list" suddenly disappeared? Would he too disappear just at the thought of having to interacting with any and everyone? Not a dig just a question.
     
  23. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Perhaps it is a different way of looking at the world.

    I rarely block anyone; spam gets blocked; unwanted attentions and harassment get blocked. That is about it.

    However, - even on MR - and there are some posters whose views I find utterly repugnant, and their online manners (because I doubt that they would behave in quite the same offensive manner in their real day to day life without consequence) deplorable - but even then, I have never actually blocked anyone on this forum.

    Sometimes, the most egregiously offensive manage to get themselves banned. Other times, I just glide over their posts, skimming them, shrugging, - I stopped thinking that stupidity should made illegal when I was twenty - and only paying heed to them when someone I respect has thought it worthwhile to respond. But I don't 'ignore' them.

    Likewise - and this deeply depressing recent election has been extraordinarily educational in this context - paradoxically, one of the main reasons I keep my MR account active is that it allows me a window into a worldview I would otherwise never encounter.

    The fact that I may find their opinions, views and perspective repellant is irrelevant beside the fact that I find it very instructive to see what they think, and why they think the way that they do, something which this forum allows me and for which I am grateful.


    Agreed, on your second sentence.

    And yes, I wonder, too, how many of the replies on here the OP has chosen to see?
     
  24. rshrugged macrumors 6502a

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    An assumption could be interpreted as a dig, except to those who don't waste time on assumptions. Which is an answer to the question -- Why use the available forum feature, *ignore*? Because it saves time. Starting anew would be less costly than discriminating between desired content and the undesired, without the availability of *ignore*.
     
  25. H2SO4 macrumors 68040

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    Absolutely. I’d be surprised if you ignore someone after a handful of posts, (unless you have almost zero patience). It would probably take a significant number of differences of opinion or a number of abusive posts in each instance surely?
     

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