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11. I hadn't heard the term "OCTabot" until I read this thread
Your definition was interesting...and, I think, accurate.

Like you, I had noticed that some very informative threads were no sooner posted, and, "wham", they were hijacked. I was guilty of it in a thread last night as I was offended by the title of the thread - and, while this was very unusual for me, this, of course, is no excuse. However, I do hope that the hijacking we see on a regular basis in this forum will cease with the aid of this new function.

I am also noticing that non-OCT'ers do not seem to be nearly as bothered by the new function as their OCT counterparts (for instance, there is a post that proclaims that anyone using the function is either mentally or intellectually challenged...pretty strong sentiments, I'd say). Not sure why this is so, but, it does suggest to me that non-OCT'ers are more likely to want civil discourse and a build up of ideas as you indicated.
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  -How will the new "Ignore" function affect the 9/11 Forum? HamdenRice  Jan-10-07 01:01 PM   #0 
  - I predict  Hope2006   Jan-10-07 01:19 PM   #1 
  - In Skinner's thread on the fuction ...  HamdenRice   Jan-10-07 01:28 PM   #2 
     - Only in response to being placed on that "non-OCTer's" block list, Hope.  boloboffin   Jan-10-07 01:44 PM   #3 
     - Do you identify with OCTabots?  HamdenRice   Jan-10-07 01:55 PM   #4 
        - I'm not even an OCTer.  boloboffin   Jan-10-07 02:01 PM   #5 
           - You are correct .. the official story is not a 'theory'..it is an outright lie!  angstlessk   Jan-10-07 04:49 PM   #20 
              - OMGWTFBBQ!  boloboffin   Jan-10-07 04:59 PM   #22 
              - I agree, "official theory" makes it sound too legitimate.eom  mirandapriestly   Jan-10-07 10:10 PM   #42 
     - Could happen  Hope2006   Jan-10-07 02:18 PM   #7 
        - For once, perhaps, discussion will be able to "build up"  HamdenRice   Jan-10-07 03:10 PM   #9 
           - Maybe you should take note of the moderator sticky at the top of this forum.  Kingshakabobo   Jan-10-07 04:03 PM   #10 
           - It's the way certain people disagree  HamdenRice   Jan-10-07 04:06 PM   #12 
              - How can you tell what is a sincere and what is an insincere disagreement?  salvorhardin   Jan-10-07 08:45 PM   #30 
                 - Your model is off  HamdenRice   Jan-10-07 09:35 PM   #37 
                    - You didn't answer the question  salvorhardin   Jan-10-07 09:40 PM   #38 
                       - Rhetorical strategy  HamdenRice   Jan-10-07 09:45 PM   #39 
                          - What a crock  William Seger   Jan-11-07 08:41 AM   #47 
                             - "what a crock" is not a rational argument  HamdenRice   Jan-11-07 09:55 AM   #49 
                                - Not a rational argument  Hope2006   Jan-11-07 03:23 PM   #53 
           - I hadn't heard the term "OCTabot" until I read this thread  Hope2006   Jan-10-07 04:06 PM   #11 
              - Yes, I noticed who is most upset about the function  HamdenRice   Jan-10-07 04:08 PM   #13 
                 - I look forward to a dynamic change. n/t  Hope2006   Jan-10-07 04:13 PM   #18 
                 - Very, very upset, it seems  Hope2006   Jan-11-07 02:04 PM   #50 
                    - The vitriol is amazing  HamdenRice   Jan-11-07 02:17 PM   #51 
                       - I agree that the change may well be permanent  Hope2006   Jan-11-07 03:07 PM   #52 
  - The name-calling goes both ways ....'OCTabots' indeed.  Kingshakabobo   Jan-10-07 02:02 PM   #6 
  - The Ignore function is lame  vincent_vega_lives   Jan-10-07 03:04 PM   #8 
  - Who are "OCTabots?"  Anarcho-Socialist   Jan-10-07 04:09 PM   #14 
  - To name names could be considered a personal attack  HamdenRice   Jan-10-07 04:10 PM   #15 
     - Gosh, would it now?  Anarcho-Socialist   Jan-10-07 04:11 PM   #16 
     - But not naming names slanders anyone you disagree with.  boloboffin   Jan-10-07 04:13 PM   #17 
     - Did you read the definition in post 4?  HamdenRice   Jan-10-07 04:15 PM   #19 
        - Outright hypocrisy, sir.  boloboffin   Jan-10-07 04:57 PM   #21 
           - You can engage in "name calling" all you want  HamdenRice   Jan-10-07 05:31 PM   #23 
              - I'm sorry. Do you identify with "outright hypocrisy"? n/t  boloboffin   Jan-10-07 06:47 PM   #26 
     - What are the characteristics of an OCTabot?  salvorhardin   Jan-10-07 08:47 PM   #32 
        - see post 4 nt  HamdenRice   Jan-10-07 09:00 PM   #34 
  - I think Skinner is trying to finally kill the 911 forum. nt  hack89   Jan-10-07 05:51 PM   #24 
  - If that's the case I doubt it will work  LARED   Jan-10-07 06:00 PM   #25 
  - You have this habit of broad brushing people -  LARED   Jan-10-07 07:36 PM   #27 
  - Your misguided opinion  HamdenRice   Jan-10-07 08:31 PM   #29 
  - You are course are entitled to your opinion  LARED   Jan-10-07 08:45 PM   #31 
     - I demonstrated a fact, not an opinion  HamdenRice   Jan-10-07 08:59 PM   #33 
        - I disagree.  AZCat   Jan-10-07 09:24 PM   #35 
        - Hey! What am I? Chopped liver? n/t  Kingshakabobo   Jan-10-07 10:01 PM   #40 
           - You didn't post in that particular thread.  AZCat   Jan-10-07 10:06 PM   #41 
              - Got it. I thought you mean this thread...  Kingshakabobo   Jan-10-07 10:16 PM   #43 
                 - Jerry liked Terrence McKenna, Kingshakabobo  Bryan Sacks   Jan-11-07 07:51 PM   #66 
                    - Don't you blaspheme, don't you blaspheme!  Kingshakabobo   Jan-11-07 09:09 PM   #67 
                       - R-E-S-P-E-C-T  Bryan Sacks   Jan-11-07 10:55 PM   #69 
                          - .  Kingshakabobo   Jan-11-07 10:57 PM   #70 
        - Demonstrated a fact? Hardly. (n/t)  LARED   Jan-10-07 09:31 PM   #36 
  - re: boring echo chambers  tenseconds   Jan-11-07 05:50 PM   #57 
  - The funny thing is...  AZCat   Jan-10-07 07:50 PM   #28 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-11-07 01:48 AM   #44 
  - Not that Skinner would ever do it...  AZCat   Jan-11-07 08:33 AM   #46 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-11-07 09:27 AM   #48 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-11-07 06:22 PM   #59 
  - This is quite true...look at all the deleted posts in this thread. n/t  Hope2006   Jan-11-07 09:22 PM   #68 
  - For the record...  AZCat   Jan-11-07 07:09 PM   #64 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-11-07 10:58 PM   #71 
     - They (and Skinner & the boys) are the final word on what's acceptable.  AZCat   Jan-11-07 11:08 PM   #72 
     - Delete  Hope2006   Jan-11-07 11:38 PM   #75 
     - Yup!!  Hope2006   Jan-11-07 11:35 PM   #74 
  - I think it may encourage more people to participate in the forum.  Progs Rock   Jan-11-07 02:52 AM   #45 
  - I agree  leftstreet   Jan-11-07 03:53 PM   #55 
  - It is true  Hope2006   Jan-11-07 06:23 PM   #60 
  - Interesting point  DoYouEverWonder   Jan-11-07 06:16 PM   #58 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-11-07 06:27 PM   #61 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-11-07 06:41 PM   #62 
        - Thank you for sharing your experiences  Hope2006   Jan-11-07 06:49 PM   #63 
     - Testing  Hope2006   Jan-11-07 11:33 PM   #73 
  - I think that it will turn this forum ...  SidDithers   Jan-11-07 03:30 PM   #54 
  - Conspiracy theorists  Marie26   Jan-11-07 04:34 PM   #56 
  - There are plenty of other places on the Internet  DoYouEverWonder   Jan-11-07 07:39 PM   #65 
     - Of course there are  G Hawes   Jan-12-07 02:06 AM   #78 
        - As long as they can debate in a civil manner  DoYouEverWonder   Jan-12-07 11:48 AM   #84 
  - The effect is already apparent  canetoad   Jan-12-07 12:36 AM   #76 
  - Those aren't comprehensive lists.  AZCat   Jan-12-07 02:01 AM   #77 
  - The sarcasm smilie is redundant, don't you think?  canetoad   Jan-12-07 02:15 AM   #80 
     - I was sincere.  AZCat   Jan-12-07 02:18 AM   #81 
  - Yeah, it is apparent, who would want to  mirandapriestly   Jan-14-07 04:02 PM   #91 
     - If this were a bar  canetoad   Jan-14-07 05:07 PM   #94 
  - I love the new ignore function.  sagesnow   Jan-12-07 02:08 AM   #79 
  - Hear no evil, see no evil  Ferry Fey   Jan-12-07 05:25 AM   #82 
  - Common sense will become  jschurchin   Jan-12-07 08:03 AM   #83 
  - One thing I hadn't counted on  Hope2006   Jan-13-07 06:19 PM   #85 
  - I think the new strategy is to hijack the whole forum.  dailykoff   Jan-14-07 01:05 AM   #86 
  - Yes they are  Hope2006   Jan-14-07 07:02 AM   #87 
  - At the time of this posting...  SidDithers   Jan-14-07 09:50 AM   #88 
  - The quality of new OCT threads: potatoes and cigarettes brought down towers  HamdenRice   Jan-14-07 10:44 AM   #89 
  - Many of the OCT threads  DoYouEverWonder   Jan-14-07 04:18 PM   #92 
     - Kicking threads is one thing  Hope2006   Jan-14-07 04:50 PM   #93 
  - You might want to check out the king of Old Thread kickers...  SidDithers   Jan-14-07 12:47 PM   #90 
  - It appears that the flamebait threads  Hope2006   Jan-14-07 05:20 PM   #95 
  - It's the cyber-stamping  canetoad   Jan-14-07 06:48 PM   #96 
     - LOL and 1/2!!  Hope2006   Jan-14-07 07:05 PM   #97 
  - Locking  Lithos   Jan-14-07 08:01 PM   #98 
 

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