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CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 10:25 AM
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Poll question: Tell us about your use of DU's "Ignore Function"
So, how many people do you have on "ignore", and why?

Has putting people on ignore, changed your DU experience?

Do you have an underlying reason for putting people on "ignore"? Do you want their threads to
sink or are you just doing it to lower your own blood pressure?

If you don't use ignore, why?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Justyce Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 10:27 AM
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1. I don't use the ignore feature, although it's been tempting
at times with some of the idiotic hateful posts lately... but I'd rather know what's going on and hear other views, even if I don't agree with them, than stick my head in the sand.
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BigDaddy44 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 11:02 AM
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36. I agree
To me the ignore function is like putting your fingers and your ears and screaming at the top of your lungs when you don't hear exactly what you want to hear. Kind of like an adult, on line tantrum.
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not_too_L8 Donating Member (757 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 11:13 AM
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42. Here Here, I don't use ignore
I want to here what people think even if it makes me angry
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 10:29 AM
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2. I need to see what's going on. Ignore takes all of the fun of doing that out of it for me. nt
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SoonerPride Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 10:30 AM
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3. I only started using it last week.
I've found it more pleasant to be around here with the worst of the worst simply off in never never land.

I won't name names, but you probably can guess who they are.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 10:33 AM
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11. me too...
I am tempted to unclick just to see what they are saying, but then I already pretty much know anyway :)

I've been here since June '01, and have NEVER used ignore before..

I don't use it because I dislike anyone..just an so tired of the tediousness of their repetitive responses & their inability to grasp more than one concept at a time :)
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bunnies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 10:31 AM
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4. I have only a few (very hateful) people on ignore.
People that never seem to have anything constructive to say. My blood pressure just cant take it.
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 10:31 AM
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5. The only people I put are 3 folks that attack non-stop and read into other's posting wrongly
Edited on Fri Mar-21-08 10:32 AM by YOY
I have recently been put on ignore by several folks who didn't like my daring to oppose their candidate (first they called me a FReep and repeatedly insulted me...poorly.) If that's all it takes you aren't insulting anyone or denying anyone the comfort of your conversation, you're being a pompous ass.

Most likely they will be gone the moment their candidate understands the need to put a goddamn fork in it already so I'm not too worried about it.
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LaurenG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 10:31 AM
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6. I don't get that mad most of the time
and if I do I want to be able to respond. If it gets to be too much I'll put someone on ignore for a while but I consider it putting them in "time out" so I don't usually take too much of what is said here too seriously. I can usually find things I agree with them about as well.

Those people who are OTT usually end up getting a grave maker.
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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 10:31 AM
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7. I Have No One On "Ignore" (nt)
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high density Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 10:32 AM
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8. I found some trollish posters seemed to be here 24/7
I've had to put a lot of repeat offenders on ignore. Last week I even tried to clear some if it out but found the same people were posting the same stuff over and over and over.
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 10:32 AM
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9. Ignoring is to political discussion what the internet is to sex.
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Angela Shelley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 10:33 AM
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10. One person, or should I say, one creature is on my ignore list.
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DemzRock Donating Member (824 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 10:35 AM
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12. Why use ignore.? You miss a lot of fun! n/t
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Kierkegaard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 10:36 AM
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13. Oddly,
I have this innate ability to ignore people without using a button.
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Adelante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 10:37 AM
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14. I have about 50 nasty people on Ignore
(Plus a few friends I don't wish to fight with.)

Once the primaries are settled, I will set everybody free and see what happens. I expect half of them will just go away on their own. It got to be such a useless exercise, trying to reason with people who are set on warring to the death, I said, fuck it, not worth the time and energy. I'd rather interact with humans who can reason together, no matter which candidate they support.
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juno jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 10:37 AM
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15. I only put people on ignore when
They start talking the same smack over and over. You know, the one snark entence brigade, all mouth, no links.
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 10:37 AM
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16. I'm an open-minded grownup. I can take it like a Man. nt
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 10:37 AM
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17. Ages ago I put one person on ignore.
A little while back I looked and that person was TS'd. HA!

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Exilednight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 10:37 AM
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18. Most of my ignores have been tombstoned. n/t
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 10:39 AM
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19. Only one.
I've cleared this poster off the ignore list several times. Then I see another stupid, pointless offering and back he/she goes.
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mudesi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 10:40 AM
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20. Over 500 people
Edited on Fri Mar-21-08 10:41 AM by lynyrd_skynyrd
I ignored over 500 people, randomly, just to see if GDP would become more civil.

It didn't.

By the way, admins, you need to add a button so that it's easier to take everyone off the list at once.
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flowomo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 11:22 AM
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49. the admins have you on ignore....
sorry, they can't hear you.
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spinbaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 10:41 AM
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21. I've just started to use it
I can ignore a lot of nastiness, but some of the Wright slanderers just went too far.

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DangerousRhythm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 10:43 AM
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22. 21 and counting.
Some people get their kicks by trolling and posting ridiculously untrue things. They wind up on ignore because well, I have better things to do than scroll past their crap, quite frankly. Trolls don't deserve my time.
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 10:51 AM
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28. You don't even have 40 posts and you've got 21 on ignore???
Woah...
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 10:45 AM
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23. I never used Ignore until the past 6 or 7 weeks,
now I have about 25 people on Igore and its nice because I don't even see the filth - and more threads I may want to read stay on page 1.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 10:46 AM
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24. Ignore is like doing a crossword in pencil. n/t
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niceypoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 10:48 AM
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25. In Yahoo political chat Republicans ignore everyone who disagree with them...
Cowards, they are.

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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 10:48 AM
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26. I use Ignore to control my anger
why raise the blood pressure? This way I can continue to read DU in a calm manner.
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mtnsnake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 10:49 AM
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27. The ignore feature is used for the most part by Obamawhiners who don't like hearing the truth
That is the cold hard truth.
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SoonerPride Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 10:51 AM
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29. No, it is used on those who refuse to have a civil discourse
You can disagree with me, but please have an open miond to discuss an issue.

When you simply rail at me in nonsense diatribes, you get excised from my life like an ugly tumor.
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not_too_L8 Donating Member (757 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 11:18 AM
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45. Wow, how did you know it is mostly...
Obama folks

because I thought it might be the other way around


maybe you should poll
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 10:51 AM
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30. no one on this post is on my ignore..so far
:rofl:
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 10:52 AM
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31. I think I have about 13 on ignore now, but about half have since been tombstoned.
there is one person on this thread who is on my list.
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40ozDonkey Donating Member (730 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 10:54 AM
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32. I've never been angered by anybody on DU, no need for ignore. n/t
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 10:55 AM
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33. None.
Never used it.
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 10:58 AM
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34. I use ignore on those of both sides who are mean.
I also use "hide thread" a lot to "disappear" stuff that annoys me, but maybe doesn't warrant getting the OP on ignore.

I'm interested in civil discourse with both sides, not juvenile asshattery.
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stevietheman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 11:00 AM
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35. None. I have no fear of reading opinions differing from my own. n/t
n/t
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rox63 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 11:04 AM
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37. I have about a dozen of the most rabid Obama-bashers on my ignore list
But I plan on taking everyone off ignore once we definitely have a Dem nominee. Every once in a while, I check and find that one of them has been TS'd. But it doesn't take long until someone else reaches the level where they go on the list.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 11:10 AM
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40. Y'know what cracks me up?
I am a curious person, by nature, and when I click on a thread with many "ignored" on it, I am bedeviled with the question..

Is it ONE person who is repeatedly posting, or are there more than one waging "cyber-war" on the people who dared to post their opinions :rofl:

It's all I can do to keep myself from peeking...

but like souffls, ignored posters are best left "alone"...

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azmouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 11:08 AM
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I didn't use the 'ignore' feature until recently.
I had to do it for my sanity. Some posters don't want dialog they just want to harass and attack.
I don't need that in my life.
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DevonRex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 11:08 AM
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38. Lots of people on ignore...
and I've only been posting a little while. Yeah, it's to reduce my blood pressure, but also because sometimes it gets really depressing. Hate is not a good thing to read constantly.
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 11:08 AM
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39. I have only one person on ignore and because I find his/her avatar disgusting.
Other than that, I don't use ignore. I like to see what everyone is saying.
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FunkyLeprechaun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 11:11 AM
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41. I recently used it 3 times
But then took the people off Ignore. Even though I think sometimes they don't bring much substance to the conversation, it would be worthless for me to ignore them.

I mean they might change their minds in the future, so it's not worth clicking that button. I was on this other website and this guy put me on ignore for arguing with him. Then I started to post OPs and the guy who ignored me took me off his list and read my OPs.

Just my two cents.
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 11:13 AM
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43. Zero on ignore
If I think someone's a troll I add them to my buddy list. ;)
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flowomo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 11:14 AM
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44. I have only 1 DUer on ignore... some guy named "Skinner"....
really pushy; acts like he owns the place. And he's always hitting me up for money!

Just kidding. I have no one.... and never have had anyone.... on ignore. I think it's silly.
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Lobster Martini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 11:18 AM
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46. Just cleared my Ignore list...all is forgiven
Edited on Fri Mar-21-08 11:19 AM by Lobster Martini
Couldn't remember why they were there in the first place. All is forgiven.

Whoops, typo...(corrected).
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LanternWaste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 11:20 AM
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47. It's for the simple reason of separating the chaff from the wheat.
I have one person on Ignore. And it's not (as some posters have implied) for reasons of "being afraid of a different opinion" or because I'm not "man enough to take it". ("Man enough to take it"? WTF is that even supposed to mean?)

It's for the simple reason of separating the chaff from the wheat. Or, in a more relevant and direct context, separating those posters who have a valid contribution to discussion from those who act in manner more often than not like petulant, puerile children.
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 11:22 AM
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48. I have no one on "Ignore"
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whatchamacallit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 11:22 AM
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50. Never used it, probably never will
It seems silly to attempt to purify your experience on a political forum. :shrug:
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RoadRage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 11:32 AM
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51. I have 7 - these people seem to show up to every thread i'm in
or post, and piss all over it with the same garbage. I don't "ignoor" anyone who I disagree with.. or even those who tend to get a bit rowdy. Just the few who like to spew hate only to get a reaction time & time again.

Ignoor does enhance my viewing experience here on DU!
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LibDemAlways Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 11:33 AM
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52. I only have a few and they all earned their
respective spots for attacking me personally rather than addressing the issue at hand. I have no use for people who attack the messenger.
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Greyskye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 11:35 AM
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53. Been here since 2001 - 1st time I've used ignore: 20+

I hate the ignore feature. I hadn't used it in the past 7 years - at least until this primary season. I used it for the first time about a month ago, then cleared the list as I'm a curious masochistic bastard. Oy. Back on the list you go. It simply wasn't worth it.

Most of the people on the list have only been here a short while, and have nothing to say of substance. I finally got it through my thick skull that by engaging with them, I was only giving them more face time, and more opportunity to fling their feces around. Putting these jokers on 'ignore' saves my time and energy, and hopefully in the long run will make DU a better place.

I do have a safety valve on my ignore list however. If a certain condition happens, I will immediately remove a poster from my ignore list. So far my failsafe hasn't tripped, which indicates to me that I have pretty good judgment when it comes to clicking the red X.
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BumRushDaShow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 11:52 AM
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54. I have those who rather than disagree, become disagreeable, on my list.
This has nothing to do with refusing to "hear" the other side of a debate (and I say this as someone who has listened to and read "the other side" via RW talkshows & commentary for the past 30 years).

In my case, it has to do with those who don't understand the concept of a "debate", and who prefer to substitute salient argument with what they think is witty, but what is in reality, juvenile name-calling and repetitive flamebait rhetoric. I have even seen some cut and paste their nonsense in post after post, both in a single thread or across multiple threads.
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