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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:39 PM
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Would you ever PM someone to tell them off and let them
know you are putting them on ignore?

Someone did that to my mom, and I think that person is a major douchebag. :mad:
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:41 PM
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1. No, but I have PM'd people and suggested that they put ME on ignore!
Whomever did that to your mom is a total douche.
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:56 PM
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15. LOL
Luckily my inbox is still empty ;)
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:58 PM
Response to Reply #15
20. Yes, because disagreeing is such a blood sport between you and I!
:P
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:00 PM
Response to Reply #20
26. Damn you Wellstone Lover
:rofl:
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:42 PM
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2. If I'm gonna tell somebody off, I'll do it out in the open.
That way it forces me to actually use reason and restraint while doing so. :P
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:57 PM
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16. That is the adult way to handle it...
I wonder if the person will post in this thread :dilemma:
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:42 PM
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3. No. That would be creepy as hell
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 02:48 PM by JVS
A person used to PM me when he was on his way to bansville. I usually thought WTF
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:58 PM
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18. Interesting...
Glad the person is gone and can no longer harass you :pals:
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Symarip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:43 PM
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4. You'll be receiving a PM from me shortly
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 02:43 PM by Symarip
Your shit is starting to really get on my nerves.

:)
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:58 PM
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19. pffft - you again?
:rofl:
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:44 PM
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5. i wouldn't bother but it has been done to me too, it's puzzling
what's yr point if you're putting me on ignore why do you need my attention? you can ignore me all by yourself! you don't need my permission

the person may be a little mixed up, that's for sure, because it's a deed that makes no sense, really

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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:58 PM
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21. That is what I think too
:thumbsup:
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LaurenG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:44 PM
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6. There are some low class and troubled people on the internet.
x(
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:59 PM
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22. very true
:hi:
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Dr. Strange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:45 PM
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7. Sorry, but I had no choice: your mom called me a douche-munch. What else could I do?
:hide:

Wow, that's pretty low. I suspect you're right. That person probably is a major douchebag.
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:00 PM
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23. ...
:rofl:

If my mom reads this thread and sees that I referred to the person as a douchebag, I'm sure she will have a little talk with me about my language :rofl: :rofl:
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Dr. Strange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:09 PM
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36. I bet she sends you a PM and puts you on Ignore!
Oh the sweet thick irony!
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:18 PM
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43. Now that would be funny....
Actually, she has never replied to a single one of my posts - even when I charge into GD or GD P and insist she notice me.... :rofl:
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:46 PM
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8. someone did that to me and then her gf got really mad at me when i did that to her gf
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 02:47 PM by lionesspriyanka
i thought that was really funny.

"it shows cowardice"

"well yes it does, but i learnt it from your gf"

on edit: whomever your thinking of its not them.
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:01 PM
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27. Oh heck, I could not even imagine such antics
:crazy:
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:47 PM
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9. Nope but it's been done to me.
Catholicism sometimes brings out the worst in people.
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:50 PM
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11. was it the same person who called me out because i protested to the bigotry of the church?
that person is a true gem
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:55 PM
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14. Sure was!
I dunno if "gem" is the word I'd go with.... ;)
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:57 PM
Response to Reply #14
17. my friends have been known to get nasty pm's on my behalf. i apologize in advance.
i am sure it will happen to you again :hug:

i feel like jonnyblitz has gotten atleast a dozen nasty pm's thanks to me :(
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:00 PM
Response to Reply #17
24. Nobody sends me nasty PMs.
Does that mean I'm not your friend? :cry:

:P
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:01 PM
Response to Reply #17
28. That wasn't a PM directed AT you, it was directed at me.
No need to feel responsible. I own up to my criticism of the Catholic church.
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:04 PM
Response to Reply #28
32. ahh. i thought it was because of your valiant defense.
and umm thanks and such (for the defense and subsequent release from guilt :P)
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:49 PM
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10. Nope
I never have and never will.

I don't ever send nasty PMs, I prefer to highlight the idiocy of some of the posters in public where everyone can see it.

I have received quite a few though.
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:53 PM
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13. For all the nasty go arounds I have had in some forums here...
I've never gotten a nasty PM really. Mostly someone wanting to clarify a point or apologize or ask me a quesition. However I have had someone start a thread announcing they were putting me on ignore..pretty funny actually...
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:02 PM
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29. I have never sent one either, nor received (as of yet)
:shrug:

Do you have any plans for the weekend my friend?

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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:45 PM
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50. yes, super awesome fun plans..
My plan is to study...

I had one final today and have more coming.
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suninvited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:51 PM
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12. I can't imagine the circumstances
that would make me send a nasty PM at all.

I really dont get into debates, though. If I disagree with something I usually keep it to myself.
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:03 PM
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31. If I disagree, I post and run..
I don't feel the need to justify everything to all of DU like some do. :shrug:
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:00 PM
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25. No, I just put them on ignore
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:04 PM
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34. Aha - I am NOT on your ignore list
:P

People can be such idiots sometimes :eyes:
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:15 PM
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39. DOH!
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dawgmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:02 PM
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30. Yikes. Why would they bother to do that?
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 03:06 PM by dawgmom
Why would anyone bother to do that? The person really IS a douchebag, if he/she thinks your Mom would care. I posted "welcome to ignore" (in a thread -- not a PM) a couple of times not long ago, and I regret even doing that. When I thought about it afterwards, it was like, "Why do I think they would give a flying fart? If they posted something to me that I found obnoxious, they clearly already think I'm a dork. Why would I think they'd care if I'm ignoring them?" Ego. Silly ego.

Plus, the whole "telling them off" thing: I'm so over it. I play in DU to play, and to kill time. Not to argue with people I will never meet, who have no relevance in my life, nor I in theirs.
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:04 PM
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33. Right on dawgmom
:thumbsup:

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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:08 PM
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35. you want I should kick some major douchbag ass, malta blue?
I'd do that for your mom
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:16 PM
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40. aw skittles
:loveya: :loveya:

My mom actually hesitated telling me who it was because she thought I was gonna open up a can on them :rofl:
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:40 PM
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46. be careful with that can
:D
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:09 PM
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37. No... and I alerted on it when it happened to me.
She might want to consider doing the same.

I also did the person the return favor of putting them on ignore to spare myself any of their future dumbassery.
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:16 PM
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41. I will tell her to do that


Thanks :pals:
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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:12 PM
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38. Nope. That's *way* too complicated
Most times I just quietly put people who really, really irritate me on ignore without saying anything. Though if they've been truly obnoxious I'll post something to the effect that "You Sir/Madam, need to learn some manners!" just before I do it.

Who needs to nurture that sort of mental nastiness? I've far better things to do with my time...Oh, look! The puppies are playing!
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:17 PM
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42. Puppies? Where?
:crazy:

You are right, it is just some convoluted way to seek more attention.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:36 PM
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44. Re: discussion forums - anyone who takes others' comments seriously is a nit. And more importantly,
Who is your mom?

(just kidding.)

For online forums, a thicker skin is a must.
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IndianaJones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:40 PM
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45. I think its cool when people respond in subthreads - "I have that person on ignore" nt.
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:44 PM
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48. esp to ask what this ignored person is saying. seriously, EVERYONE knows how to use
the printer friendly version on du. this is just a passive aggressive ploy to let the person they have on ignore, know that they are on ignore.

(by everyone i mean most people who have been here for more than a year)
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:43 PM
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47. I sent someone a semi-insulting PM once then blocked them from sending anything back.
I knew it would drive him shithouse and it had the exact effect I was looking for. He went off on me all through GD-P for days. :rofl:

I unblocked him the next day, as I had planned all along.. I just wanted to piss him off and I knew that would work. I didn't write my PM intending to do it, it just occurred to me as I was writing it that I could really get under someone's skin that way. And as a complete bastard, I felt that option was my duty.

Of course, I've been called a major douchebag, so there ya go. :)
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LanternWaste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:54 PM
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49. It would seem that more goes on in PM's than I was aware of...
It would seem that more goes on in PM's than I was aware of...

I've only used them to write to people on DU that I have care and concern for, or write something to a poster that I didn't think they'd want seen in the public view (asking about health, or bad moods, etc). I wouldn't have thought they'd be used for the opposite purpose.

But then again, why wouldn't they? There are some pretty vile people out there (and out here too, I guess) who appear to posses a need to allow others a taste of their bile.

Only once have I allowed myself to get angry at a poster (frustration is a different matter altogether, I've allowed myself to get frustrated quite often, but that's neither here nor there) -- and when that did happen, I simply logged off DU and threw a movie in the old DVD player

Sorry we've got so many rude people here... but look at the bright side, we've only got forty or fifty something more days of having a douchebag as our President.
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:32 PM
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51. Tell her to alert on that PM. The PM alerts go directly to admin.
Might be the straw that breaks the camel's back with that particular poster. At least, one can hope.
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