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Clarkie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:03 AM
Original message
Poll question: Do you ever put folks on "ignore" and why?
Be honest now...

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:05 AM
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1. I try to w/ the ones THAT POST IN SCREAMING CAPS ALL THE TIME!!!!!
Oy! :)
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alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:17 AM
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11. YOU CAN'T SEE THIS POST!!!!!
can you.... ;)
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:27 AM
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24. HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!111!!!!!!11
;)
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MarianJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:07 AM
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2. I Voted Yes,...
...but it was an accident.
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Clarkie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:08 AM
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4. Uh....O.K. nt
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MarianJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:28 AM
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26. To Clarify, I think I hit the button unintentionally.
A day or 2 later when I saw I had somebody on ignore, I immediately removed him.

I couldn't remember any reason WHY I would have ignored him.

In 4 years as a member here, I've been in only 1 actual flame war. I can't say that that individual is my favorite person here, but I didn't ignore.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:07 AM
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3. They bully without any merit. They're not clever and they're
Edited on Sat Dec-16-06 01:10 AM by valerief
not constructively critical and they're not silly and they're not helpful. They're just bullies looking for a fight. So who needs that crap? I got ganged up on once because I expressed sympathy for a Katrina victim who was being booted out of a house given to her by a group that wanted it back. It didn't register to me that the group was a church, but I sure got a good going-over by the faithful of that church or megachurch. And all I did was say I felt bad for the woman, who had a toddler and a newborn when Katrina hit.

Hmm, I'm whining now myself. But I'm not bullying!

(edited to correct typing)
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last1standing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:09 AM
Response to Reply #3
5. Those are exactly my reasons.
n/t
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:12 AM
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8. Yep. Some just spoiling for a fight and not thinking clearly.
Done with dealing with THAT shit with a divorce many years ago.

Trying to reason with someone who just wants to fight and blow some passive/aggressive frustration at a handy target is like trying to reason with a drunk. No point, it just won't be constructive.

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Irreverend IX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 10:17 PM
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96. If someone wants a fight...
I say give it to them. If a poster is pushy and obnoxious in the course of political discussion, it's better to point the fact out and deflate them than let them continue and annoy other people. I've never ignored anyone here, the only time I did anything of the sort was when I killfiled a truly asinine individual on USENET. He wasn't really a bully, or much of a malicious individual at all, but he posted reams of punishingly stupid material over and over and paid no heed to anyone who refuted him. Fortunately, I've never encountered such a situation since.
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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:10 AM
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6. Some People just piss me off
Honest enough
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:11 AM
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7. What's this poll about? The title just says "ignored"
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:13 AM
Response to Reply #7
9. Now that was funny. nt
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alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:15 AM
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10. I was once put on 'administative ignore' w/ a DUer
who has since been tombstoned. I have never put a person on 'ignore' myself.
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 04:10 PM
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77. I've Never Heard Of That Before. They Actually Do That?
Wow. I didn't know they have forced ignore on some.

Probably a good idea though. If two posters are otherwise of value to the board, but when confronted with each other cause disruption, yet didn't make the choice on their own to ignore each other but have enough value outside of their inter-conversations, then I could see why that would be a welcome practice from the admins to nip the situation in the bud for them.
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 04:18 PM
Response to Reply #77
81. yes they do, but sparingly and for exactly the reasons you postulate n/t
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alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 11:56 PM
Response to Reply #77
98. It was a good idea... he and I were like fingernails on a chalkboard
I opened up a great bottle of Ponderosa Red when I saw that he had been tombstoned. But it could have easily been me. He is still on the board w/ a different name, but we avoid each other. I am (2 years later) more low key and casual.

He and I were oil and water for some reason. :shrug:
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 12:23 AM
Response to Reply #98
102. Who, PR?
Edited on Sun Dec-17-06 12:26 AM by OPERATIONMINDCRIME
He's the only one I've heard of that I've seen people here say used to be someone else. (If you don't know who I'm talking about, then you were talking about someone else)

On edit: Actually maybe that's not who you're talking about, since I believe that poster's old name wasn't tombstoned. If the person you're talking about was tombstoned though, how come they were able to come back with a new name? That's kinda odd.
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alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 12:29 AM
Response to Reply #102
105. There are a few I know of who have returned.
I's not 'PR'. The admins here are pretty cool. Now that the board has gotten so large it is likely different.
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Jersey Devil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:19 AM
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12. Never, ever, and here's why
No matter how much of a fool someone may seem to be on first glance, every opinion, no matter how motivated, is worthy of evaluation.

If you cannot defend yourself against an unworthy attack, then how can you ever defend yourself against one that has merit?

IMO, you should use farcical and ridiculous opinions for practice in your quest for logical conclusions.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:22 AM
Response to Reply #12
17. C'mon. You know some people are just trolls. They're just annoying, not
Edited on Sat Dec-16-06 01:27 AM by valerief
interesting.

(edited to fix sloppy typing)
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Jersey Devil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:42 AM
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31. "interesting" is very subjective
I think that most trolls are very obvious. I do not think that the person who started this string is a "troll", nor do I think that his/her opinion is totally without merit.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:44 AM
Response to Reply #31
32. Well good for you. nt
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Jersey Devil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:47 AM
Response to Reply #32
34. Was your reply a logical rebuttal?
No, of course it was not.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:23 AM
Response to Reply #12
19. "There must be a pony in there somewhere!!"
:rofl: (FWIW, I agree.)
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wickerwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:31 AM
Response to Reply #12
27. But some opinions,
having been evaluated and found lacking are worth ignoring if the person holding them insists on repeating them over and over again.

I have four people on ignore- 3 for being boring and repetitious and 1 for being nasty while simultaneously adding nothing to the discussions.

We had a troll a few month back who kept posting "Kill all the Jews"- about six threads in GD before he was tombstoned. Do you seriously think we should sit down and evaluate this opinion objectively looking at all the advantages and disadvantages of killing all the Jews? Or should some people just be escorted from the building by the elbow?

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Jersey Devil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:45 AM
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33. "evaluated" by who?
What does the holocaust have to do with someone's opinion about the medical consequences of smoking?
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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 06:58 AM
Response to Reply #33
55. What does the Holocaust have to do with the post to which you responded?
Perhaps you should re-read that post.
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Clarkie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 02:58 AM
Response to Reply #12
40. Sorry, but my time is valuable. I will not suffer fools. nt
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walldude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 09:49 PM
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92. I'm with you... I don't suffer fools and I don't suffer hypocrites.
I spent far too much time on DU as it is. That said in my tenure here I have only put one person on Ignore and I don't ever see him anymore anyway.
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 04:12 PM
Response to Reply #12
79. I can understand and appreciate that - but recently I put
someone on ignore. Not that I couldn't defend myself and my candidate, but because his/her statements were causing my blood pressure to shoot up and I'm pregnant. My child is infinitely more important than some uninformed, hateful ninny.
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:21 AM
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13. No, because I don't believe in it.
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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:21 AM
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14. Yes.
Because I just don't need the aggravation.
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:22 AM
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15. I voted no, but I did put somone on ignore over a year ago
It was an obnoxious paid lobbiest who attacked me in the most vile way. But then I realized that I would rather see what is being said then pretend that the bullies don't exist. I grew thicker skin and learned a bit more about defending myself on-line.
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silverojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:22 AM
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16. I never put people on ignore
Come on, it's the internet...if you can't handle one person's posts, you need to go back to Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood! :rofl:
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LearnedHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:23 AM
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18. No
I want to see what everyone has to say, even those I don't agree with. Even when people get nasty. Even when our spelling and grammar are so bad I can barely understand what we're trying to say. Even when we look and sound like a bunch of freepers with our, um, creative spelling and trash-talk.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:35 AM
Response to Reply #18
28. Are you trying to tell us you're with an NSA monitoring program? nt
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gulliver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:25 AM
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20. No.
Anyone I think is worth ignoring all the time is worth harassing.

Just kidding, Mods. ;-)
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:25 AM
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21. nah . . . just not an issue with me . . . n/t
.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:25 AM
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22. No
There is no reason for me to put anyone on ignore. I'm not bothered *that* much by what people say on here.
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Patchuli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:27 AM
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23. I've only done it once on purpose
for the first time recently but I've done it accidentally too!
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:28 AM
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25. Never. But I am sure that I am on many "ignore" lists
But I will not apologize.

Well..

maybe.

But it's too late, now.

Isn't it?
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:37 AM
Response to Reply #25
29. It'd be interesting to be able to see one's own "ignore count".
:evilgrin: I sorta figure if it's zero then someone's not trying hard enough. :rofl:


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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:49 AM
Response to Reply #29
35. "then someone's not trying hard enough"
No fucking kidding.

I think That I will go over to the Lounge and post something like..

"She's got Ruby-Red Lips

And Liquid Hips

But that's the Thing

That gets me Through"


Something like that.
And just sit back.
See what happens.

Just kidding.

Tom
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 04:50 PM
Response to Reply #35
84. And then there's me - I don't get what's offensive with your attempt at being offensive...
Edited on Sat Dec-16-06 04:52 PM by TankLV
but I'm having a slow day...

To answer the original post - I do sometimes - about 2 or three times since I joined up in 2001 - but then I undo it because I'm too damned curious with what they have to say.

And I find that everyone has something valid to say - even if it is less than I'd prefer!

Imagine - not everyone agrees with me! (hard to fathom, I know)...

All but a couple of those I did temp place on ignore were eventually tombstoned.
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 03:45 PM
Response to Reply #29
66. I Think We Could, Early On
Edited on Sat Dec-16-06 03:46 PM by Crisco
Or did I only see that when I was a mod? (Note: we couldn't see *who* had someone on ignore, that's entirely anonymous.)
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wildflowergardener Donating Member (863 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:38 AM
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30. Not until tonight
I have not before, but in this case, tonight, I did because it was making so angry to read a post so did. I don't care for posts that belittle others, which this one was doing.

I don't care much for arguing and was afraid I'd say something I'd regret later so put them on ignore.

Meg
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laststeamtrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:56 AM
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36. I haven't yet, but...
I may.

There are people who raise the volume of their voices when they feel they're losing an argument. As far as I'm concerned that's an admission they HAVE lost the argument.

It comes through in writing too. It's uncivil and it's stupid.

I've been guilty of it, but I'm trying get better.

Some people seem addicted to the behavior. Ten deep breaths before you respond seems very helpful for me.
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Redneck Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:57 AM
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37. Yup, unmitigated and consistent rudeness will git'cha on my list.
In all my time at DU I've only ever ignored four people and two of those were later banned. You pretty much need to be a constant asshole for me to put you on ignore.
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 02:03 AM
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38. I've never understood the need to do so.
I'm perfectly capable of ignoring people without a mechanical aid, so I've never used the "ignore" function.

Besides, if I made all the stupid posts invisible, how would I maintain my sense of smug superiority?

sw
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 02:56 AM
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39. Hell YES....my ignore list is quite long....
...and my hide threads list is too...it's yo' prerogative.
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byronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 03:12 AM
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41. Only one old insane friend/enemy who stalks me.
He's been tombstoned three times now. WTF? How does he do it?

Luckily, he's a bad actor. And he thinks we're all dedicated Marxists. I happen to know that only half of us are.

:silly: :silly: :silly:
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 03:16 AM
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42. No, but I bet I am on 1 person's ignore list (at least)
got the hint of being on someone's list by reading the other replies here. Oh well. I can ignore people without putting them on a list.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 03:29 AM
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43. All the time
And I recommend that anybody who gets a headache from me do the same. Life's too short. There are people here that I enjoy very very much, and others who manage to pop that vein in my head every single time they post. Not worth it, and no my life hasn't suffered from the lack of their infinite wisdom.
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 03:35 AM
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44. Yes, for two reasons.
1) Those who somehow skirt DUs flame rules time and time again and keep doing it no matter how many times they get alerted. It's not constructive and serves to close the debate, so fuck them. I'm not wasting my time.

2) Those who support middle class job offshoring and call you "xenophobic", "nativist" and an "angry white-man Buchananite" (right, because the American middle class is ONLY comprised of white males. Good luck with that. :eyes: ). There's a few in the Red X toilet for such bullshittery. Sorry, I've experienced and personally talked to too many people who got the shit-end of the stick and subsequently had their lives and careers ruined thanks to this practice to see "the great things globalization brings to this country" side of things. Destroying one middle class to the point of no return to lift another is wrong, wrong, WRONG on so many levels.
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JetCityLiberal Donating Member (706 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 03:37 AM
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45. I tell freeper 's to put me on ignore
they are pathetically transparent. Google is everyone at DU's friend.
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 03:40 AM
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46. Yes
They get put on "ignore" if they getting personally insulting to me, someone once called a "bitch" someone once said I was "souless" and someone once insulted my intelligence. I won't tolerate any personal insults, I alerted on the posts and they were removed but I also put the posters on "ignore". :mad:
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 03:54 AM
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47. Been here since oh 2003
and quite honestly there are only two people on ignore... they crossed a line I could no longer tolerate, so I did the adult thing... ignore
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beltanefauve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 04:06 AM
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48. I'll give everyone a chance,
but if a poster is consistently offensive, is a bully or overly repetitive, that poster makes my ignore list. There are thousands of us out there posting all the time and there are only so many posts I can cut through in an evening, so it helps to streamline things for me. Occasionally, I'll revisit my ignore list and take someone off ignore, too.
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Starlight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 04:17 AM
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49. Yes, If they're rude, abusive, argumentative and more than a little crazy.
:silly:
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usaftmo Donating Member (606 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 05:27 AM
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50. Only once...
and it was shortly after the elections last month. This person has over 1000 posts, and for some reason blasted me multiple times for having 20something posts at the time. This person went into a long rant...I countered each point with the truth quoting the rant...and the response was the typical what's-your-problem-I-never-said-any-of-those-things.

I joined DU in January/February of 2001, and forgot my username and password. After several attempts of contacting Admin to get this taken care of without any response, I created a new userid.
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justice1 Donating Member (483 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 05:56 AM
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51. I am willing to listen to everyone, but I am sure I'm ignored by many.
Shortly after I started posting here, I think someone tried to get me banned, but the mod defended me.
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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 06:15 AM
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52. I have 2 on ignore.....
who may even be gone now for all I know. I haven't seen "ignored" anywhere in threads lately so I guess they're gone. There are some personalities that just rub you the wrong way, even on a message board. For those few people the "ignore" option is wonderful.
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Cameron27 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 06:20 AM
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53. No, when I screw up
I want to know who's laughing at me.
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sweetheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 06:28 AM
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54. never
Edited on Sat Dec-16-06 06:29 AM by sweetheart
I'm not afraid of words, given that abuse is not allowed anyways,
what is there to fear from another person, besides flawed logic and bad decisions,
and what damage can they do in a discussion except as a coathook for your best post yet.

'ignore' is a way to reinforce groupthink, to filter out some of the most
brilliant and enlightened persons of DU. To remove any of them, is an insult to the
community as a whole.

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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 07:01 AM
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56. Nope.
There really is no point, IMO, in using that function. I have placed people on "soft ignore," meaning I won't respond to their posts, but I can still read what they wrote. However, 'soft ignore' can be a problem because I may respond out of anger, but most of the time, I try to ignore them or just alert on their post.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 03:59 PM
Response to Reply #56
71. "soft ignore", I like that term, what I use
Have had words with many on DU at times, some of us (including me) can answer too fast or furiously, then later have a good discussion with the same person was just flaming with. I try to soft ignore also, can you read this?
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 07:08 AM
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57. I put people on "ignore" for about 30 minutes.
When I cool down, I take them off Ignore.
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 07:11 AM
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58. When their posts are consistently stupid and aggravating
that it seems they never have anything worth listening to, and they would just push up my blood pressure. I have one person on ignore; from comments I've seen on another site, it seems to continue to be a good decision.
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TexasProgresive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 07:32 AM
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59. There are 2 on my ignore list-
Edited on Sat Dec-16-06 07:32 AM by TexasProgresive
1) who I knew from another board who made long rambling posts.
2) someone who likes to post tempting subject lines with no information in the message.
Don't waste my time.
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Sapphocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 03:38 PM
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62. Almost exactly my reasons...
...for having 3 people on my IL: One for long, rambling, self-indulgent posts (and far too many of them), and two more for posting the same bloody OP every single day, with no information within. I just got tired of seeing the same stupid threads show up in the forum listings day after day after day, and ignoring the posters altogether was much more efficient than hiding the same threads over and over.

I used to hate the idea of ignoring anyone, because an "Ignored" post disrupts the flow of a thread I do want to read -- but the funny thing is, none of those three people ever show up in the threads that interest me! LOL
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piedmont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 04:25 PM
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82. Wow, I couldn't think of a single good reason to use ignore...
Edited on Sat Dec-16-06 04:27 PM by piedmont
but that's one, right there. I still don't think I'll use it, though-- I'll just keep sifting through all the cruddy posts.

edit: grammar
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 08:46 AM
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60. During the periodic flamefests I put some people on ignore for a while
Although I'm waiting for the "Punch Poster In Nose" upgrade!
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 08:50 AM
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61. I put people on ignore and TELL THEM I've put them on ignore
It gives the crazies a little time out in the corner. Once they realize I can't see their rantings, they move on to bother someone else.
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QuestionAll... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 03:42 PM
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63. I voted No because
I can ignore by just not responding. Idiots entertain me, sometimes.
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high density Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 03:43 PM
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64. Yes
Though to be honest most of the people I ignore seem to be tombstoned shortly after. There are only a handful of perpetual trolls that I see pop up from my ignore list every once and a while.
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 03:43 PM
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65. Only During Presidential Primary Season - And Guess What?
70 percent of those I had on ignore because of their posts in the primary threads would also show (as ignored) in other flame fests in completely unrelated topics. About 25% of those were eventually tombstoned.
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minnesota_liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 03:50 PM
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67. Have only IGNORED one or two posters who frequent my State forum.
When they regularly make inflamatory posts that ignore facts, it's just easier to zap 'em instead of getting my blood pressure up.
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 03:54 PM
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68. No
I like reading all viewpoints.

But there are posters I don't care for, I'll usually just skip over their post.

I do use the Hide Thread feature frequently.
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quinnox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 03:56 PM
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69. Yes
Many. I put on ignore for a variety of reasons, main ones are those who have a pet subject that they constantly post about over and over every day which doesn't interest me, those who are just plain jerks, those who I think are freepers but somehow never get banned, for example there was a guy who would post threads that were constant attacks on the Democratic party, not sure if he is still here (I put him on ignore years ago) but he managed to rack up thousands of posts here. Another one is people who post "vanity" threads but try to put a political spin on it to make it appear ok for General discussion and not moved to the lounge, I'm not saying once but those who do this consistently.

Generally, I won't hesitate to ignore for a variety of reasons, I like how it filters out threads that I wouldn't be interested in anyway. Occasionally, I will investigate the ignored replies and if the poster's reply seems reasonable and it seems I can't remember why I placed them on ignore, I will take them off the list.
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kiahzero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 03:59 PM
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70. It's ridiculously rare that I do so
I can only think of one person that I've ever put on ignore - it was the thread about the woman that put her baby in the microwave, and after going round-and-round with the poster doing little but making personal attacks, I finally gave up and put him on ignore.

It didn't last too long, because he was tombstoned soon after. :shrug:
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 04:00 PM
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72. no
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cadmium Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 04:04 PM
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73. I dont because I think it would be letting
someone who is annoying get the upper hand. I am assuming that anyone I would be tempted to put on ignore would be obnoxious. I wouldn't want to give someone who is being obnoxious the satisfaction. If someone is being obnoxious I would either respond in kind, diplomatically, or if they are making themselves look bad - just let them have the last word.

Admittedly I am a somewhat casual poster/reader so if I was more involved maybe things would be different.
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 04:05 PM
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74. No. I Know It Would Be Useless For Me. I'm Too Impulsive. If I Saw A Reply That Said 'Ignored' Or
whatever, I know I probably wouldn't be able to resist 'unignoring' so I could see who wrote it or what it said. So the purpose would be entirely defeated, ya know? LOL

One of these days I should give it a try anyway though, since there are a few posters that have nothing more than ignorant repetitive animosity to spew that I'd be better off having not paid attention to, to begin with.
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 04:07 PM
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75. Not So Far... But, There Are Days...
:evilgrin:
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 04:09 PM
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76. No...it's juvenile
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yewberry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 04:11 PM
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78. I have, but I don't leave them ignored for long. I'm curious.
I think I've only really used ignore for the few who've called me nasty names.
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 04:16 PM
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80. Nope.
It's not worth the trouble with so many people posting, for one thing.

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Spirochete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 04:43 PM
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83. So far, never
The really irritating people seem to get their comeuppance in spades from other DU'ers, and I'm usually gratified to see that, being pretty nonconfrontational myself.

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piedmont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 04:53 PM
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85. No, seems kinda childish...
like sticking your fingers in your ears and shouting "Neener neener neeeener!"
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 04:55 PM
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86. Never have. Never will.
If one only comes here for applause they're in the wrong place.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 05:55 PM
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87. I've never put anyone on ignore.
If I don't like them I just don't read their threads or reply to them.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 05:56 PM
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88. I finally put several people on ignore (first time in all the time
I've been a DU member) because of what I felt were nasty, personal attacks on me over a simple post I made in one thread. Who needs that?

Ignore is a great feature. The people you ignore can still scream at you all they want; you just can't here them. :)
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 06:59 PM
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89. I told someone to put me on "ignore"
they were very rude and disagreeable. I told them if they didn't like my opinion to put me on "ignore" cause I wasn't changing my mind. I never got another response from them so I assume they have me on "ignore", that's good with me. :D
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windbreeze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 09:34 PM
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90. kinda like having the last word, isn't it?
I like to keep my options open...they can ignore me all they want...but I can't be bothered...I just have to know what is said next...call it being nosy I guess...LOL
windbreeze
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Nutmegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 09:36 PM
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91. Yes because people persist with personal attacks
and instead of involving myself in those attacks, it's better to just ignore them.
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NV1962 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 09:52 PM
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93. Nobody's important enough to be ignored
Besides, you can't predict whether or when somebody might surprise you with something interesting.
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 09:56 PM
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94. Yes, one, it is an antique issue & admin is aware of it; but i picked up this gif here in GD...
along with the suggestion, "Grow Up!!"
and that more times than not fits the breach :rofl:
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geek tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 09:58 PM
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95. Yes, because I simply can't respond in a civil
manner to some posters' comments.
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cwydro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 10:46 PM
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97. No, I never have
and I don't imagine I ever will.

I actually enjoy hearing people who have opinions that are not the same as mine.
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XOKCowboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 12:00 AM
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99. Yes but I usually end up taking it off...
I've gotten upset at some people that I thought were obtuse and just wanted to argue but later I want to see what they've written about another subject and take them off.

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G Hawes Donating Member (440 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 12:16 AM
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100. Never have,
yet.

I don't imagine that I ever will, either, because I don't really see myself getting sufficiently worked up about what anonymous people post on the internet to lead to putting them on ignore. I do ignore some posters' posts as in I skip over them and don't read them, but I haven't yet felt the need to put them on official "ignore" status.
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 12:21 AM
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101. Yes - I've run across a handful of truly insufferable fools on DU over the
Edited on Sun Dec-17-06 12:23 AM by Seabiscuit
years. I don't even recall their handles any more, but I see some of them periodically as "ignored" in various threads (even this one, I just noticed... a few lines up).
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Montauk6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 12:26 AM
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103. No. I'm probably on plenty of Ignore lists already, so why bother?
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 12:28 AM
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104. Nope. Not once in all my years here. n/t
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otherlander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 12:34 AM
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106. No.
Not knowing things pisses me off. It's just the way I am.
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