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Wed Jun 13, 2018, 06:31 AM

Ignore list....the coward's way of maintaining their echo chamber & avoiding any opposing viewpoints

"10. #ignorelistismyfriend #respondinkindindeed

You too...

See ya later, perhaps. You offer nothing I consider useful."

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Reply Ignore list....the coward's way of maintaining their echo chamber & avoiding any opposing viewpoints (Original post)
quad489 Jun 2018 OP
Frankenvoter Jun 2018 #1
Will Morningstar Jun 2018 #2
sobek Jun 2018 #3
Will Morningstar Jun 2018 #4
Muddling Through Jun 2018 #5
Will Morningstar Jun 2018 #6
Muddling Through Jun 2018 #7
Will Morningstar Jun 2018 #8
Muddling Through Jun 2018 #9
Will Morningstar Jun 2018 #14
Muddling Through Jun 2018 #65
Will Morningstar Jun 2018 #66
Gamle-ged Jun 2018 #12
Will Morningstar Jun 2018 #13
Gamle-ged Jun 2018 #16
Will Morningstar Jun 2018 #19
Gamle-ged Jun 2018 #20
Will Morningstar Jun 2018 #24
Gamle-ged Jun 2018 #27
Will Morningstar Jun 2018 #29
Gamle-ged Jun 2018 #30
Will Morningstar Jun 2018 #49
Gamle-ged Jun 2018 #55
Will Morningstar Jun 2018 #57
Gamle-ged Jun 2018 #59
Will Morningstar Jun 2018 #62
Will Morningstar Jun 2018 #53
Horsefeathers Jun 2018 #10
quad489 Jun 2018 #25
_eek Jun 2018 #37
Will Morningstar Jun 2018 #50
_eek Jun 2018 #52
Will Morningstar Jun 2018 #54
Gamle-ged Jun 2018 #11
Will Morningstar Jun 2018 #15
Gamle-ged Jun 2018 #17
Will Morningstar Jun 2018 #22
Gamle-ged Jun 2018 #26
Will Morningstar Jun 2018 #51
Will Morningstar Jun 2018 #61
MumblyPeg Jun 2018 #18
Gamle-ged Jun 2018 #21
Gamle-ged Jun 2018 #23
quad489 Jun 2018 #31
Gamle-ged Jun 2018 #32
akaConcernedCanuk Jun 2018 #38
HerasHeaddress Jun 2018 #28
Gamle-ged Jun 2018 #33
cologeek Jun 2018 #39
orson Jun 2018 #34
akaConcernedCanuk Jun 2018 #35
quad489 Jun 2018 #40
akaConcernedCanuk Jun 2018 #42
Will Morningstar Jun 2018 #64
liberalguy Jun 2018 #36
D26-15 Jun 2018 #41
quad489 Jun 2018 #43
D26-15 Jun 2018 #44
Bubba Jun 2018 #46
CokeMachine1 Jun 2018 #45
Sundogs_Place Jun 2018 #47
Squeek Jun 2018 #48
Gamle-ged Jun 2018 #58
Squeek Jun 2018 #63
quad489 Jun 2018 #60
Qukid Jun 2018 #56
Listener Jun 2018 #67

Response to quad489 (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 06:38 AM

1. Maybe, but of the 3 I have on ignore it helps me avoid jury bait

If this place really was "freewheeling discussion", I might not have anyone on ignore and just let them have it in a way I'd like to respond, but that can't happen here, sniffle alerts happen so often my quick link to this site on my browser reads "jury service discussionist", and even if the person being ranted at doesn't send the alert, someone else will who was just perusing and was offended by what they saw.

This site sucks for multiple reasons, wishing you weren't on someones ignore list is just another one of them, if there was TRUE open dialouge here there'd be no reason for the ignore list, but that echo chamber you speak of is discussionist at large, "say whatever you want, just whatever you do, don't offend anyone when you say it".

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Response to quad489 (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 06:50 AM

2. I totally agree with quad489. The ignore list serves no legitimate purpose.

 

Even worse than the thought-bubble effect quad489 so rightly and correctly points out...

...is the totally perverted use that online bullies and their creepy sidekicks make of the ignore list.

Bully-sidekicks pile-on any bully-target who dares to back-talk. No matter what the bully-target says in his own defence against his bully, the sidekicks now shout:

"It's all your fault, snowflake cuck. Quit your whining, you whiny cuck. Just put him on ignore."

The last thing any bully-target should do is ignore a dangerous person. Would you close your eyes and "just ignore" while walking though a dark alley in a bad part of town?

The leading expert in school, work and online bullying, New York Times #1 Bestselling Author Barbara Coloroso, has two words of strong advice: "Never ignore".

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Response to quad489 (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 06:50 AM

3. It's a way of not looking someone in the eye.

Furtive, avoiding contact which would inevitably expose their bias and hypocrisy. Shilling for some 1 percent of the population is easier in an echo chamber. How else can that type of propaganda survive?

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Response to quad489 (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 07:08 AM

4. The other "coward's way of maintaining their echo-chamber and avoiding any opposing viewpoints...

 

...stalking.

Hunt the man with his opposing viewpoint like an animal. Drive him from the site.

If he attempts to stand up to you, join together and attack him in strength.

Interrogate him. Surround him. Post memes of sharks, circling in the water.

Soon the site will be clean of opposing viewpoints.

www.discussionist.com/1016272897

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Response to Will Morningstar (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 07:17 AM

5. "Oh, the humanity!"

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Response to Muddling Through (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 07:25 AM

6. Verry funny. (Not.) Your attitude is noted. (n/t)

 

And please go "roll your eyes" at somebody else.

Thanks.

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Response to Will Morningstar (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 07:27 AM

7. Oh, noes!

My attitude has been "noted"!!!!!

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Response to Muddling Through (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 07:32 AM

8. "Oh, noes! My attitude has been "noted"!"

 

For all to see.

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Response to Will Morningstar (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 07:42 AM

9. It's a discussion board, Will.

That's kinda how it works.

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Response to Muddling Through (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 08:50 AM

14. No probs, MT. What do you think of "The Ignore Button"? (the OP)

 

P.S. Of course it's a "discussion" board. Just found the "eyeroll-smiley" a bit "dig-gy", that's all, as if implying my comment on the *other* reason not to "Ignore" were somehow unworthy of consideration (as that's what rolling one's eyes means).

Sometimes when people make what they consider a sincere serious point in a dscussion, they can't help but feel brushed-off, when they are met with the brush-off of an eyeroll. Not-to-worry, MT. No probs.

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Response to Will Morningstar (Reply #14)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 10:10 PM

65. Well, you could drop the drama bit

and stop regarding any disagreement with your position as a personal attack. Seriously, it's just lame.

Regarding the OP; it's in response to a certain board-spammer who alludes that he is placing anyone on ignore that disagrees with his position on issues. While the decision to use the ignore button is always a personal choice; IMHO if one has more than 5 people on ignore the one is doing it wrong. To date I've only put one person on ignore; the now departed Beekeeper who was spamming the board with deleted OPs making it unreadable.

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Response to Muddling Through (Reply #65)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 10:21 PM

66. Good response. Thanks.

 

There's one who posted her "Ignore List". It contains the names of all DI Members she posts OP's about by name, so she can't see the replies and denials of the members she spreads rumours about, only those of her fellow gossips.

That's so perverse it's strangely compelling, like a guilty pleasure, I must confess. Also posts well-researched links to the "stupidest" things on DU, which often include the best articles, so I don't have to go there.

And please forgive me if I've split hairs or aparrently lumped you in with the "wrong" crew. Was never my intention. For personal reasons (alert-swarms since I dared to speak up for my country etc.) I've been extra on-guard this past week.

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Response to Will Morningstar (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 08:30 AM

12. "Your attitude has been noted, you know. OH YES, it's been noted!" Movie quote...

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Response to Gamle-ged (Reply #12)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 08:47 AM

13. The subject of quad489's OP is "The Ignore Button".

 

People are jumping onto thrads lately, addressing personal questions to me...

...and "accusing" me of "talking about me" if I answer. Is this a thing?

Endless repetition would make this thing true.

I remind everyone, I am not the subject of this OP.

No more nitpicks, everyone, please.

Quad489 is asking about "The Ignore Button". I told him what I think about "The Ignore Button".

Now your turn, everyone: What. Do. You. Think. About. The. Ignore. Button?

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Response to Will Morningstar (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 08:52 AM

16. I direct you to my lengthy post #11. And the quote was from Dr. Zhivago, I thought you might..

... know/enjoy that! My bad...

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Response to Gamle-ged (Reply #16)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 09:03 AM

19. Great minds think alike. Already complimented you on Post #11.

 

I thought the effort deserved an acknowledgement. -- Wm*

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Response to Will Morningstar (Reply #19)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 09:08 AM

20. Well all righty then!...

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Response to Gamle-ged (Reply #20)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 09:27 AM

24. Now please read my "more substantive reply", and my "initial reply" to quad489.

 

Post #2 (and supplementary, Post #4).



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Shoutout to quad489: Good OP. As we said in my typesetting days, "Quad Right!" (LOL)

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Response to Will Morningstar (Reply #24)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 09:43 AM

27. Oh, read those before my first post...

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Response to Gamle-ged (Reply #27)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 09:58 AM

29. And I believe my "persistent admirer" and all his "sidekicks" have painted themselves...

 

...into a corner in my OP, tagged "culture, psychopaths", in the Culture section.

I tried, and tried, and tried "Ignore" on that one. Some folks just *refuse* to be Ignored. *Nobody* is *allowed* to "Ignore" them. Some people are the *last* people one should ever turn one's back on anyhow.

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Response to Will Morningstar (Reply #29)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 10:12 AM

30. Please, how can you TRY "ignore" and have the ignored "refuse" to be ignored? Do they have a...

... freakin' magic kill switch which disables your site ignore function?

DAMN man, they can live in your mind only if you allow it, and the first step toward eviction is the "ignore" function icon.

Use it and be DONE with him/ them. Here's a clue: Do NOT think, "But if I put that one on ignore, what might he be SAYING about me?!"

It does not MATTER what an anonymous schlub says about unknown and unknowable you on an internet forum, it's all just bits and pixels, bereft of reality! The only reality it CAN have is what you allow it to have, so don't allow it, turn them OFF and go with everyone else...

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Response to Gamle-ged (Reply #30)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 03:41 PM

49. This is the "Unimportant Internet" argument...

 

...combined with the "Just a website. Who cares?" argument...

...and the "It's somebody else's problem" argument...

...and the "Very tiny, very small website" argument...

...and the "Don't be different. Do what everybody else does" argument...

...and the "Nobody else stands up, what right have YOU!" argument...

...and the "Embracing your victimhood" argument...

...and the "Only whiny cucks talk back" argument...

...and the "Whiny victims deserve it" argument...

...and the "There are more of us than there are of you" argument...

...and the "What right do you have to be here anyway" argument...

...and the "Burn in hell, libtards!" argument...

...and the "Everybody else says 'Just Ignore'. Why can't you?" argument.

The foremost authority, author Coloroso, says "Just Ignore" the thirteen stupid and foolish and God dammed wrong false arguments above.

Coloroso *insists* repeat *insists* that abusers (sadists, abusers, bullies, trolls, rapists, pervs, etc.) *never* be "Just Ignored".

Because when abusers (abuse, rape, troll, violence, etc.) are "Just Ignored", their PREY is also "Just Ignored".

Just Ignore the attacker, Just Ignore the prey.

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Response to Will Morningstar (Reply #49)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 04:38 PM

55. Back in 1960 or so I first heard this recording of Shelly Berman. I was just now trying to recall...

... something I think was from it but rather than me going through it, I thought you might find it of interest...

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Response to Gamle-ged (Reply #55)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 05:36 PM

57. My mom liked Shelly Berman. Dad liked Danny Thomas, Jack Benny, especially Red Skelton.

 

I liked Tim Conway, and as a child actor, was privileged to perform with him twice in the early '60s. Dad also liked clowns, esp. Emmett Kelly.

Am low on mobile data, as I have answered dozens and dozens of questions on tiny points today, and am low on mobile data. Look forward to watching the Shelly Berman comedy routine at Tim Horton's on free wi-fi.

Thanks for posting it. I'm in my seventh decade, and barely recall Shelly Berman's act. You, being 76, would be more familiar.

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Response to Will Morningstar (Reply #57)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 06:39 PM

59. Me being 76?!... I'm in the process of deleting all my revealing posts, might take me a while...

... NO I'm not, I've revealed nothing I wouldn't mind standing on a street corner with it written on a placard, save that I'd find the disinterested observer nodding off after a bit! I can add nothing more in this thread, save by unnecessary repetition...

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Response to Gamle-ged (Reply #59)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 07:36 PM

62. Well, I didn't say "1776", did I? LOL! I only mentioned that to gently...

 

...point out that we all reveal details that the malign could use against us, and the solution is not to buy Patriot Rations and Alex Jones Crusader Body Armor, and live in bunkers under assumed names.

It's a little like Clarisse Starling dealing with Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs. For everything Clarisse needs that she receives, she must give up a piece of data, which Lecter may or may not use against her later.

The week I joined Discussionist, giving up a childhood secret was the price for stopping my mass gay-bashing and public outing as "a fruity faggit homo queer etc." (I'm straight, but they were making me "gay" online, for their amusement). The price I paid was being heartlessly taunted abou my childhood rape.

Today the best chance I had.from stopping the same group from having me banned today for being "Darkangel1284", is to prove I am not Darkangel 1284. The only way to not be banned today was to reveal my name, proving I am not Darkangel1284. To get something, I must give something up, just like dealing with Doctor Lecter.

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Response to Gamle-ged (Reply #30)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 04:17 PM

53. Short and sweet reply to post #30: "Just Ignore" does not make a malicious attacker go away.

 

There's a dozen ways a malicious attacker can "do" you. Would you "Just Ignore" a malicious attacker? We're not talking "minor nuisance" here. We're talking malicious attacker, with blood in his eye? Be foolish to "Just Ignore" that.

Now I notice the swarm has found me. Please excuse me before I say one false word and become trollbait. Have a nice day, Gamle-ged. It (actually is--Ed.) is always a pleasure to read (and reply to -- Ed.) your posts.

Do you think this bunch (The Circling Sharks Club) can find one of my posts here on this thread to successfully badfaith-alert on? How about if they all set their alarm clocks and re-convene between 3:00 and 5:00 a.m. How should I "Just Ignore" against that?

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Response to Will Morningstar (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 08:00 AM

10. Link didn't work*

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Response to Will Morningstar (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 09:38 AM

25. Stalkers...would be a legitimate reason to put someone on an ignore list. I stand corrected. Though

I would hope the "alert" system here would have that type of prohibited action. I must confess, I don't know what options are available for alerting a post since I have never done that nor have I put anyone on the ignore list.

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Response to Will Morningstar (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 11:31 AM

37. That you are running with my sharks as a threat..

How bad does it suck to suffer from such a persecution complex?

Or as is more likely you are a mere shadow of a darkangel, begging for the slaps?

you offer very little viewpoints, just operatic wailing at the plight you've requested.

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Response to _eek (Reply #37)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 03:54 PM

50. I offer enough viewpoints. You offer me photographic "memes" of circling sharks.

 

You call me "chum in the water". You tell me the "sharks are circling". You tell me to "enjoy my swim".

I am not the sock account of Darkangel1264, as your "Shark Squad" (and Qukid? Why Qukid?) were discussing when you all swarmed my OP yesterday.

To prove I am not Darkangel 1264, in the only way I know how, my real name is Will J. Crangle.

As Qukid is a Discussionist Administrator (DI Admin), he can confim I am not Darkangel1264.

NOW PLEASE GO AWAY AND LEAVE ME ALONE. YOU BEAR ME ILL WILL.

And please stop posting pictures of circling sharks underneath my posts. I find your behaviour personally "threatening" (if you don't like that word, try...) "menacing" (and if you don't like that word, try...) "an incitement".

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Response to _eek (Reply #52)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 04:32 PM

54. No "accusations" from me. I don't post pictures of circling sharks or call you "chum in the water".

 

Please don't try to tart-up trouble or ill-will between you and me.

I can only speak for myself, so speaking for myself, I have never apprached you looking for trouble, in any way, shape or form, and will bend over backwards here today, to ensure you shall not find, repeat shall not find, in any form, any cause for complaint against me.

As I said, I neither seek you out, make observations about you, review your worthiness, comment on your abilities or lack thereof, comment on your personall character or fitness, nor make any personal comment about you whatsoever. Speaking for myself, of course.

Now this is wearing me out. Frankly, I need to lie down for a few minutes. Answering a sustained barrage of "innocent questions" without making the tiniest, teensy-weensiest little "fatal" error, takes a lot of concentration, and gives me migraine if kept up for hours on end.

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Response to quad489 (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 08:28 AM

11. Damn, I don't want to be called a "coward," so I won't admit that I have seven or eight on my...

.... "ignore" list. But then, maybe the caller(s) are making the Hillary-like mistake of referring to half or more members here as "deplorables!."

So I'll mostly avoid the use of hysterical epithets like "coward" in this reply and simply point out that an Internet site where no one REALLY knows who is who (unless your ego demands that you supply God knows who with your real name, address, SS# and assorted passwords) is the PERFECT place to have/use an "ignore" feature to thin out the chronically useless.

In REAL life you might have someone follow you around, blowing snot on you at their pleasure, until you call a cop or (maybe more satisfyingly) lovingly stop up their nostrils with ten-penny nails. Unless you're extremely unusual, you DON'T want to be covered in snot, neither do you want an unceasing tirade of dishonest bullshit assaulting your ears and eyes. In internet life, we have the "ignore" feature available to be a cop or be hammer and nails.

No need to use ignore to maintain an echo chamber & avoid any opposing viewpoints, echo chambers are boring to me and opposing viewpoints are there to be lovingly corrected, while implying (not screaming and jeering) that the fool needing correction IS being a fool at that moment. If he/she ISN'T a fool 24/7, an inkling of their foolishness might seep through to them and the hoped-for correction might well occur!

Continuing.

"...the totally perverted use that online bullies and their creepy sidekicks make of the ignore list."

I've read and reread this and I cannot connect this statement with any degree of reality. A "bully" or "creepy sidekick" would seem the most UNlikely category of poster to deploy the stop-sticks of "ignore," such a character would WANT to be in your face as often as he/she chose to be. And if such a person proves immune to reason and insists on virtually screaming in your ears (eyes.. internet), an "ignore" feature allows you (absent police or concealed carry) to apply the chains of incarceration to the offenders, placing them in your PRIVATE dungeon, rather than using the "alert" feature which may closet the offender away from everybody, in the extreme.

So, I will judiciously use MY ignore list when I chose to, I realize that an internet forum is NOT "a dark alley in a bad part of town," It's exactly what it is, a form of voluntarily communication which can give enjoyment and knowledge, and when someone serially misuses it, the forum has a wonderful tool, "ignore," which puts some offender in as long of a time out for just ME as I choose for them. Periodically I do check to see if they've regained their humanity, and if so I remove the chains! Sadly, there are the few who do not so respond to treatment, and they remain "transported to Australia"...

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Response to Gamle-ged (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 08:52 AM

15. Good post, Gamle-ged. (n/t)

 

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Response to Will Morningstar (Reply #15)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 08:53 AM

17. Now, I'll await a more substantive reply...

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Response to Gamle-ged (Reply #17)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 09:21 AM

22. I don't know what to add to an already comprehensive survey of pros and cons of using Ignore.

 

More substantive from my standpoint, having never used Ignore, are the crowds of people who angrily insist I put persistent trolls "on Ignore".

They slap my face and say "How dare you!" when I stand up to a malicious repeat personal attacker.

Then they slap my face again for "inconvenincing them" with the sheer "wasting their time" to read the reply of such a "whiny cuck" as me.

*Never* a problem with the troll who stalks me. Only with my "back-talk". Only with the "whines" of a "cuck".

The world expert on bullying, ethicist, author and educator Barbara Coloroso, feels *very* *very* strongly about this. Coloroso says, "Never Ignore!"

Only *two* types say "Simple: Just Ignore":
a) the bully's own sidekicks, and
b) those in authority who look the other way.

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Response to Will Morningstar (Reply #22)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 09:39 AM

26. What does Ms. Coloroso say about internet forums, where personal information is restricted to...

... what someone voluntarily publishes on that forum? If she specifically addresses that element, does she realistically say that one should NOT voluntarily reveal more personal information than is wise? I would hope she speaks of not ignoring threats, physical or financial, where real-world damage can result, not of taking seriously the fantasyland of an Internet forum where BS and cat - calling are often a norm. And I expect and HOPE an ethicist, author and educator WOULD know the difference...

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Response to Gamle-ged (Reply #26)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 04:04 PM

51. On this thread, I revealed my real name, to prove I am not the sock of Darkangel1264.

 

It was the only way to stop the bullies from banning me on the false grounds I was Darkangel1264.

My being a rape survivor I also divulged against my better judgement, as the only way to stop this same gang of abusers from falsely accusing me of being a "faggit, a queer, a homo and a fruit", my first week on this site.

Besides, how would you ignore a gang of false accusers anyhow?

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Response to Gamle-ged (Reply #26)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 07:11 PM

61. I find the sheer difficulty of convincing anyone Coloroso is right...

 

...about "Never Ignore!" so fascinating, I'm seriously considering calling my little book, "Dear Barbara Coloroso". She might be interested to learn just how stubborn the resistance to her new ideas is, and how angry some get when any target dares to follow her advice and stand up for him/herself.

The pressure to silence the targets of abuse, both by friends/sidekicks of the abusers themselves,...

...head-in-the-sand leftist authorities who'd rather blame the N.R.A. for school shootings while studiously ignoring the cause...

...and the "innocent" bystanders who also look the oher way, target-blame, target-shame and tell the target to "shut up", "man up", "suck up" and just take it...

...because they:
a) don't know any better, and
b) don't want to be the next target...

...is extreme. The sheer bovine resistance to an approach with 100% success everywhere tried, wakes me wonder whether or not people actually WANT:

(1) School Shooings
(2) "Postal" Workplace Slaughter
(3) "Shitshow" Social Media

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Response to quad489 (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 09:00 AM

18. 'the coward's way'

I disagree.
Although it CAN be used for that purpose if one has the debate skills of a turnip...
It's quite useful for ignoring the various types of annoyances... such as someone who does nothing but post music videos...
And some are just low-intellect trolls. Now, the smarter ones are entertaining, and I like to engage, but some of them are just awful, like a gnat around the picnic table.
I think i am up to 4 or 5 on my list now... and I've gone from 4 hides to zero. I know whos chumming and who isn't.

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Response to MumblyPeg (Reply #18)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 09:11 AM

21. The "ignore" function is kinda my basement "turnip bin" where they go to quietly grow moldy...

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Response to quad489 (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 09:26 AM

23. An unanticipated benefit of having an "ignore" list is to view or post a thread which is...

... particularly conducive to heated replies from the "Progressive" element, click on "thread info" and see that there are maybe twice as many replies on the thread than I can view, meaning my ignored few are particularly upset...

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Response to Gamle-ged (Reply #23)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 10:13 AM

31. Excellent point..........

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Response to quad489 (Reply #31)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 10:16 AM

32. I forgot to mention that I usually smile like the Cheshire Cat when those numbers have...

... a wide spread...

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Response to Gamle-ged (Reply #23)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 11:34 AM

38. I use the "right click - open thread/link in private window" function on my browser (Opera)

when I notice like past #30, but only 5 or so showing - then I can see all them "ignored" members posts (cuz ur not logged in in a private window - ignore function is disabled )

Usually it confirms my reason(s) for putting them in there in the first place, but then again - I've "paroled" a few - let them out cuz their response was reasonable and I had no memory of what exactly I put them in there for.

I have NEVER paroled a member for the purpose of engaging in immature banter, never will.

In the near future, I will perform my 3rd "purge" - completely emptying my ignore dungeon - but if history repeats itself (as it usually does) most of the same members will be returned to their just previously vacated domicile . . .



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ps: I do NOT announce the dates of these purges - b4 or after - so sorry . . .

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Response to quad489 (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 09:47 AM

28. Nah,I just

tire of the SOS from some posters. I have no reason to see any future fol de rol from them and use the function admin has provided.

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Response to HerasHeaddress (Reply #28)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 10:18 AM

33. Exactly right...

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Response to HerasHeaddress (Reply #28)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 11:35 AM

39. +1000

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Response to quad489 (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 10:48 AM

34. How about a nice cheese plate

to go with that whine.

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Response to quad489 (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 11:20 AM

35. I don't consider myself a coward at all, and my Ignore dungeon has dozens of occupants . . . .

Yup - DOZENS . . . .

I don't use it for those with opposing viewpoint - rather, I use it for those that have extremely bad manners, and consistently start threads that are just a waste of time.

I'm not saying that many, if not most people who use the ignore function do so for exactly the reasons you say,

However, I would disagree with you that RCW does not contribute anything useful. His OPs cover a range of topics, and are REAL articles, albeit some do not like his choice of sources. RCW also publishes a fair bit of the text from the article, provides the link, and sometimes makes a brief comment.

So many posters here make up a headline, post some text, provide no link, etc., etc that I just move them off my screen to the Ignore dungeon.

Just for shits and giggles, I periodically "purge" my dungeon - not selectively - just empty it to see if some have changed their behavior, "departed" thru the jury system, or I just acted in haste.

Sadly - in most cases, the same characters end up back in my dungeon in short order.

I have a tendency to meet opposing viewpoints head-on, if indeed they are of any importance to me - and certainly would not knowingly participate in an echo chamber. I have a tendency not to trust people that agree with me all the time . . .



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Response to akaConcernedCanuk (Reply #35)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 11:54 AM

40. I believe I was rather quite specific in my wording in the OP here...

...which was "Ignore list....the coward's way of maintaining their echo chamber & avoiding any opposing viewpoints" .....so I am not getting how those who are NOT using the ignore feature to eliminate ''opposing viewpoints" and ''maintaining their echo chamber" can be upset about the label of coward being applied to such posters. In other words such posters are using that forum feature as a version of "safe spaces" that some of our colleges are providing their students who can't handle the reality that not everyone is going to agree with them and, heaven forbid, other people might have better ideas than they do. I welcome those with better ideas...especially if such ideas will improve our society and the world...but I am also quite skeptical about ideas that others have used that never worked...thus I like to see the evidence or proof. And when people get all upset about being asked to prove their claims...that raises the red flags even higher.

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Response to quad489 (Reply #40)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:10 PM

42. Well - it sorta reads like you think that members who use the ignore function are cowards


Whatever . . . . Carry on

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Response to akaConcernedCanuk (Reply #35)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 09:03 PM

64. Yes, Canuk, RCW does post good articles. The reason so many "ignore" him is they know in advance...

 

...they won't *agree* with those articles.

The thing I hate hate hate the most about ""Just Ignore", however, is its use to cover up for the actions of bad repeat abusers to slap the faces of their victims and tell the "whining little pussies" to "suck it up". I have no desire to suck up anything from an abuser. The expert advice is to "Just Ignore" the abuser's sidekicks who slap your face, stand up for yourself, and "Never Ignore". Petty nuisance, yes, Ignore. Major problem, no!!!!! no!!!!! Never Ignore!!!!!

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Response to quad489 (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 11:25 AM

36. I only ignore people for being boring and redundant.

 

Today the list is empty, but really only one or two people ever get on it.

The risk of an ignore list is ignorance, so posters have a very low bar of post quality to earn a spot.

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Response to quad489 (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:06 PM

41. I have no one on ignore... I also have never alerted.

There is a couple of folks here that I will often skip over their OP's though.

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Response to D26-15 (Reply #41)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:17 PM

43. Same here...

...I learn a lot by reading the viewpoints of others...the majority of time what I read just further proves that my viewpoint on a topic is the most sensible one, but sometimes I am proven wrong...and that is how we grow wiser.

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Response to quad489 (Reply #43)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:20 PM

44. Yep, that's the way I feel as well.

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Response to D26-15 (Reply #44)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 01:53 PM

46. Agreed. N/T

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Response to quad489 (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 01:50 PM

45. I only put posters on it temporarily

when they fill the front page with thread after thread pushing anything interesting to the next page(s). I did that to StrangeLuck occasionally and today I am doing it to RagingCommunistWannabee. When he gets tired and takes a nap I'll remove him.

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Response to quad489 (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 02:38 PM

47. Agree, the coward's way of avoiding any opposing viewpoints. A snowflakes safe place on the internet

is the ignore button.

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Response to quad489 (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 03:14 PM

48. If I used the ignore list

to "avoid opposing viewpoints", I would be seeing literally NO righties at all on these boards.

So flush that piece of shit opinion down the crapper.


I use the ignore list to avoid having to wade through piles of meaningless garbage by the individuals who post the same meaningless garbage day after day, sometimes multiple times a day. Like, for instance, threads like this one.

I even have some people I agree with on ignore.


You know what's a coward move? Opening up threads or reading posts one doesn't agree with and then alerting on them instead of refuting or debating.


And I suspect that is probably a motive for most of the people who don't put people they disagree with on ignore, but waste no time alerting on them.,

Can't punish people for their different opinions if they're being ignored, right?



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Response to Squeek (Reply #48)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 05:54 PM

58. BRAVO! Or BRAVA! The principles expressed, not the Righty thing..

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Response to Gamle-ged (Reply #58)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 07:52 PM

63. Well not really

the principles expressed...or not so much, anyway. Except for a very small few who are so egregiously vile that my stomach turns when I read what they post.

I just prefer to keep my DI experience more pleasant and sometimes that involves getting rid of the constant stream of bullshit that litters some of the forums that I would have to manually delete.

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Response to Squeek (Reply #48)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 06:40 PM

60. Agree 100%

"You know what's a coward move? Opening up threads or reading posts one doesn't agree with and then alerting on them instead of refuting or debating."

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Response to quad489 (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 05:29 PM

56. Looks like he hit a nerve.

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Response to quad489 (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 10:25 PM

67. If someone says the same mindless things repeatedly

It doesn't have to be due to disagreement, but could be boredom.

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