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Apr 17, 2013 09:51 AM

Ignoring an individual poster

On at least one of the boards I visit regularly there is one person who has a deep seated need to share his or her insights on every single issue, regardless of his or her personal knowledge or experience. I generally just skip over anything that person has written, was wondering if there was any way I could avoid even having to see the name. Probably not, but thought I would ask the question.

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      1. It's not a feature that's available on the site right now.

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        1. re: Jacquilynne

          Is there any discussion among TPTB about adding it? It sure would cut down on pissing matches and snark and allow moderators and chowhounds to focus on the food related content of posts, not the posters personally.

          Especially as moderation is allowing so much more contentiousness and snark to stay up, it would make the CH boards much easier to enjoy as an adjunct method of personal moderation.

          This is a tool whose time has come. Much more important and useful than the lame "recommend" button.

          1. re: mcf

            Now there's a suggestion I gladly endorse. No one has noticed that the Rec button has played a role in fueling contentiousness and snark?

            I'm not fond of settling for long winded bravado about "other people's" manners and shitty behavior over a lack of patience, kindness and acceptance, how about all of YOU?

            So, how backwards does the site need to go? To the point where you can draft a list of people you'd rather ignore?!

            1. re: HillJ

              How about this?

              Instead of an ignore, why not just go all the way, and allow OP's to block certain posters from replying.

              Yeah, why not ...

              1. re: ipsedixit

                Let's quit fooling around. We simply need a feature that eradicates all their posts, eliminates their CH account and locks them out of coming back to the site for all eternity! ;-D>

                1. re: ipsedixit

                  Doesn't CH call that Moderation, ips? The community policing itself while not new seems to be churning up more than ever. Ignoring should be super easy (CH, OP, thread comment) but apparently IT IS NOT.

                  The shit is gonna fly sooner than later...and not just a few green M&M's...

              2. re: mcf

                Sorry mcf, but I had to recommend your post :-)

                1. re: linguafood

                  I hate that I use the button, too; does it help to know that I bite the inside of my cheek every time? ;-)

                  1. re: mcf

                    Just don't swallow, even if it's low-carb.

                2. re: mcf

                  It's been discussed and hasn't been definitively shot down, but I wouldn't say it was in the works or on our priority list of features.

                  There are some days when I'd like it just so I could put certain posters on each other's ignore lists, but apparently we're not supposed to make product decisions based purely on what makes me cranky.

                  1. re: Jacquilynne

                    There are some days when I'd like it just so I could put certain posters on each other's ignore lists,
                    That's a great idea! I think you should make your argument again.

                    1. re: Jacquilynne

                      Fine, then, make them based upon what makes ME cranky!!

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                  1. Whenever I see a thread such as this one, my insecurities rise up and I wonder if I am guilty of the same behavior as that raised in threads such as this one.

                    (KaimukiMan, I am not asking for confirmation or denial, in fact, I don't wish to know.)

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                    1. re: John E.

                      I feel the same nervous way, particularly as I have been posting With A Vengeance yet try not to post With Vengeance.

                      1. re: John E.

                        Me too. Ironically, such individuals would probably believe that this post could never ever apply to him or her.

                        1. re: John E.

                          A good point and well taken. I am (mostly) past that point myself, but I acknowledge your statement as I have been seen to be a know-it-all from time to time. I won't comment on your general proclivities per your specific request - but I will say that you were not the person who prompted my comment in the first place.

                          1. re: KaimukiMan

                            This thread just popped up again and I read your post again. My original reply to you was not implying anything other than wonderng if threads such as these apply to me. I did not intend to suggest anyone else should consider the same possibility.

                            1. re: John E.

                              Worrying that you might be a little crazy and doing some "soul searching" to check that as best you can just proves you're probably not. Being absolutely cock sure you're the sanest person in the land just means you are definitely as bat-shit crazy as the looniest loon that bat always wanted to be...

                              1. re: Servorg

                                "Being absolutely cock sure you're the sanest person in the land just means you are definitely as bat-shit crazy as the looniest loon that bat always wanted to be..."

                                Thanks. I will remember your last line.

                                I have been told by family members that I have a 'freakish' memory. I remember stuff, but not necessarily important stuff. (I know all the birthdates of my family, including in-laws, nieces/nephews.) I have had a few 'Cliff Claven' moments so I attempt to keep them to a minimum.

                                1. re: John E.

                                  I'm used to "freakish" memory stuff as my wife is almost a savant about people she has only seen a time or two in her store, and then after 15 or 20 years they will come in and she'll remember not only their name but other things that hey told her all those years ago. Another thing she does is recall their name just hearing their voice on the phone, after not talking to them for 15 or 20 years, when they call.

                                  1. re: Servorg

                                    Your wife has has me beat, easily. (Sorry if that sounds weird, I wrote it a couple different ways and this version has the least innuendo.)

                                    1. re: Servorg

                                      I'm like that. I remember people from kindergarten, practically all of whom I haven't seen since. I nearly always remember people's names. But my best friend remembers song lyrics and lines from movies and plays. Now that is a talent I wish I had.

                              2. re: KaimukiMan

                                I was the first to post "Is it me", however I guess the Moderator's decided they wanted me to stay in suspense since they removed my original post.

                                (seriously is it me?)

                                1. re: jrvedivici

                                  You must have missed all the responses to the question... Just kidding. I had the same question--umm, not that it was you but that it might be me.

                                  A further question would be, did anyone NOT think, "Is it me?"

                              3. re: John E.

                                Yup, I was thinking the same thing: Hope I'm not the guilty party!