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What's the point of ignore lists?

Discussion in 'Site Support' started by zimzum42, 28 Jun 2008.

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  1. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    Ignore List goes against the whole idea of a forum, surely?

    What's the point of it, it's counter-productive. Also it seems a bit childish - "I don't like what you say so I'm going to cover my ears and whistle"

    And it means that some threads develop in a very strange way, you ask a valid question and never get a reply, etc.....


    I reckon they should be done away with....
     
  2. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    I totally understand where you're coming from, I have experienced the frustration first-hand (Hi Gary! :biggrin:). On the other hand there are people who really do deserve to be totally ignored and in these cases it is good to be able to whack 'em on there. Even if it's temporary.
     
  3. Sh4rkyBloke

    Sh4rkyBloke Jaffa Cake monster

    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    Never used one - I always find it quite amusing to see what drivel some pretentious pr*cks spout as 'fact'.... I'd feel like I was missing out if I put them on ignore.
     
  4. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    >And it means that some threads develop in a very strange way, you ask a valid question and never get a reply, etc.....

    I routinely converse with certain 'people' but never get a reply ! - Pat Stevens is namely one of them....
     
  5. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    Ignore lists can't work simply because the posters that people claim to ignore are in fact the ones they are most inclined to read. Some sort of neurotic control mechanism if you ask me.

    Almost like putting a padlock on the fridge and hiding the key.
     
  6. No. It's like putting a padlock on the fridge and hiding the key in the freezer.
    I think we should keep it, I've just started using it and find it reduces my blood pressure.
     
  7. asterix

    asterix Comrade Member

    Location:
    Limoges or York
    It's heat/kitchen thing IMO
     
  8. yello

    yello Guru

    I don't use it, but some do. Therefore I say keep it.

    Why people put others on their ignore list is their concern.
     
  9. Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    I don't use it as I would hate to miss any reasonable ideas which even loonies occasionally come up with. There is only one forum member I completely ignore, in the sense of refusing to reply to posts directed to me personally, but that was because of his insulting behaviour and not simply because he is a knob.
     
  10. Flying_Monkey

    Flying_Monkey Toll Collector on the Road to Nowhere

    I never used to use them. But once I did (just for a couple of people), it was really quite worthwhile. There are some people it is not actually worth listening to. Really.
     
  11. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    I haven't used it yet but there are posts from some people I usually pass over or at best give a cursory glance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  12. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    This is great example Keith of why an Ignore List is not essential.

    I definately think its a GREAT IDEA to be rid of it.

    Great thread by Zim'lad.
     
  13. Panter

    Panter Just call me Chris...

    I must admit I don't use it and don't see the point of it but I voted No as it should be peoples choice to use it if they wish.
     
  14. spire

    spire To the point

    Mao and Stalin agreed with this viewpoint.
     
  15. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    Blimey!

    In the small world of internet fora, a leisure activity for most, I don't see the harm in being able to ignore people who make the experience of being here less fun. I don't use them personally, but I can understand why people do.
     
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