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IDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-06-08 05:11 PM
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50. This occurs on the Energy/Environment forum as well
Just a few people tend to post large numbers of news articles daily, sometimes in spurts of one every two or three minutes. I don't necessarily want to 'ignore' these folks, because they also chime in with intelligent responses on these and other threads. But shouldn't the main function of a "discussion board" be the discussion of issues, not to serve as a news ticker?
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  -I Suggest to a Limit As To How Many Threads One Single Poster Can Start in a Single Day. David Zephyr  Feb-06-08 04:36 PM   #0 
  - I think natural evolution should take care of this.  hedgehog   Feb-06-08 04:38 PM   #1 
  - I would love that there were healthy limits set.  liberalnurse   Feb-06-08 04:48 PM   #19 
  - First!  Cronus Protagonist   Feb-06-08 04:38 PM   #2 
  - That would put Proud2beAmerikan out of a job  DJ13   Feb-06-08 04:38 PM   #3 
  - Don't forget ProSense, Magic Rat, cali, and many others. :)  joshcryer   Feb-06-08 04:40 PM   #7 
  - Those, though controversial, are thoughtful intelligent posters.  Flabbergasted   Feb-06-08 04:41 PM   #11 
  - I could only say that of one of those.  joshcryer   Feb-06-08 04:43 PM   #15 
  - ooooo, am I the one?  Magic Rat   Feb-06-08 04:50 PM   #24 
     - Your reply is your answer.  joshcryer   Feb-06-08 04:52 PM   #30 
     - ....  Magic Rat   Feb-06-08 04:53 PM   #32 
     - Thoughtful, intelligent poster? WTF??  polpilot   Feb-06-08 05:00 PM   #43 
  - Eye of the Beholder  Crisco   Feb-06-08 04:49 PM   #21 
  - Cali is certainly thoughtful and always has been. I'd even give you MagicRat.  mondo joe   Feb-06-08 04:52 PM   #31 
     - ...  Magic Rat   Feb-06-08 04:54 PM   #36 
     - cali is bar none my favorite of the Obama supporters.  joshcryer   Feb-06-08 05:10 PM   #49 
        - ProSense, Magic Rat, cali are not the subject of my concern, joshcryer.  David Zephyr   Feb-06-08 05:29 PM   #52 
           - I have asked them, kindly, to stop, they have done so.  joshcryer   Feb-06-08 06:00 PM   #62 
  - All three of those you mentioned don't clog up the site.  David Zephyr   Feb-06-08 04:47 PM   #18 
  - Is he still around. I couldn't stand his atititude anymore. Ignore is your friend.  Flabbergasted   Feb-06-08 04:40 PM   #8 
  - That would be A Murkin: A genital wig.  tekisui   Feb-06-08 04:41 PM   #10 
  - no shit! "proud to be a pubic wig" went on ignore earlier today  corkhead   Feb-06-08 05:53 PM   #58 
  - I knew he was a Murkin!!!  alteredstate   Feb-06-08 10:44 PM   #66 
  - Just put him on ignore. It really cuts down the number of threads.  IndieLeft   Feb-06-08 04:44 PM   #16 
  - He convinced me to register after years of lurking  ficus1   Feb-06-08 04:54 PM   #34 
     - Welcome to the DU.  David Zephyr   Feb-06-08 04:56 PM   #38 
     - me too!!  TexasObserver   Feb-06-08 04:57 PM   #39 
     - LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Flabbergasted   Feb-06-08 04:58 PM   #40 
     - LOL  tammywammy   Feb-06-08 05:13 PM   #51 
  - I agree. n/t  countingbluecars   Feb-06-08 04:39 PM   #4 
  - I suggest you use the ignore function for what it is there for  Kurt_and_Hunter   Feb-06-08 04:39 PM   #5 
  - Agree -- we could hamper kpete or OmahaSteve just to do this...  eppur_se_muova   Feb-07-08 03:47 PM   #69 
  - I think that's a fair solution to some of the mindless spamming that's been going on.  calmblueocean   Feb-06-08 04:40 PM   #6 
  - The Flying Monkeys  SoFlaJet   Feb-06-08 04:40 PM   #9 
  - No thanks.....I personally like to see alot of these threads....  canadianbeaver   Feb-06-08 04:42 PM   #12 
  - JUST PUT HIM ON IGNORE. PROBLEM SOLVED.  Flabbergasted   Feb-06-08 04:42 PM   #13 
  - You should be proud to spam the board  sniffa   Feb-06-08 04:43 PM   #14 
  - It's been going on for years. It used to be about whatever was on TV at the time. n/t  LoZoccolo   Feb-06-08 04:45 PM   #17 
  - It's more than one person  MonkeyFunk   Feb-06-08 04:48 PM   #20 
  - Another Suggestion You Use the Ignore Button  Crisco   Feb-06-08 04:49 PM   #22 
  - You are the Skinner you have been waiting for.  TexasObserver   Feb-06-08 04:49 PM   #23 
  - The worst part is, those posters DON'T seem to understand that by doing so, they are NOT  Redstone   Feb-06-08 04:51 PM   #25 
  - good suggestion -- and of course those who start threads by the dozen are usually full of it, too  cloudythescribbler   Feb-06-08 04:51 PM   #26 
  - agreed.  Neecy   Feb-06-08 04:51 PM   #27 
  - The ignore function helps clean up your thread list  MrWiggles   Feb-06-08 04:51 PM   #28 
  - See Post #46.  David Zephyr   Feb-06-08 05:09 PM   #48 
  - Works for me. I would also like a limit on how many times one can kick his or her own post that no  mondo joe   Feb-06-08 04:52 PM   #29 
  - Why don't you just use the ignore function?  Fox Mulder   Feb-06-08 04:53 PM   #33 
  - Have you discovered your ignore button yet?  MyPetRock   Feb-06-08 04:54 PM   #35 
  - That's funny. I'm not seeing any of his garbage threads.  No Surrender   Feb-06-08 04:54 PM   #37 
  - If the a poster's posts were totally devoid of interest, sense, insight or humor,  smalll   Feb-06-08 04:58 PM   #41 
  - A good laugh  Bleachers7   Feb-06-08 04:59 PM   #42 
  - Create separate threads each day with the following topics:  LiberalFighter   Feb-06-08 05:01 PM   #44 
  - good two cents. I have quit posting threads because of all the spam.  izzybeans   Feb-06-08 05:04 PM   #45 
  - The IGNORE feature is not available to non-DU members. Consider that.  David Zephyr   Feb-06-08 05:04 PM   #46 
  - I ponder whether he is a freeper.  Flabbergasted   Feb-06-08 05:06 PM   #47 
  - This occurs on the Energy/Environment forum as well  IDemo   Feb-06-08 05:11 PM   #50 
  - Remember Kephra? He posted a lot of threads each day, because he  tblue37   Feb-06-08 05:42 PM   #53 
  - Keprha never filled up 1/4 of any discussion page with threads.  David Zephyr   Feb-06-08 05:51 PM   #55 
  - Oh, absolutely. No comparison at all. But the frequency of threads issue is  tblue37   Feb-07-08 11:59 AM   #67 
  - I miss Khephra so very much  UpInArms   Feb-06-08 05:59 PM   #61 
  - David, might I suggest adding this poster to your ignore list?  UpInArms   Feb-06-08 05:47 PM   #54 
  - I'm concerned about visitors to the DU who don't have the ignore feature.  David Zephyr   Feb-06-08 05:53 PM   #56 
  - I refuse to ignore people.  Tatiana   Feb-06-08 05:53 PM   #57 
  - I'm a big believer in peer pressure. I've mentioned no name & everyone seems to know who.  David Zephyr   Feb-06-08 05:56 PM   #59 
  - Oh really!?  zidzi   Feb-06-08 05:57 PM   #60 
  - I would prefer that  H2O Man   Feb-06-08 06:01 PM   #63 
  - K&R!! nt  Kahuna   Feb-06-08 06:37 PM   #64 
  - KICK  Tatiana   Feb-06-08 10:42 PM   #65 
  - Not bad, but the 'ignore' button helps too, or 'hide thread'  NoBorders   Feb-07-08 12:02 PM   #68 

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