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Discussion in 'Forum Announcements & User Feedback' started by PatO, Jun 18, 2017.

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  1. PatO

    PatO DI Forum Luminary Highly Rated Poster Showcase Reviewer Veteran Marines

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    Too much politics and religion, God haters and Trump haters. The old forum used to have rules preventing extremism. Just my less than humble opinion.
     
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    I don't particularly notice that ... I see the site as full of very nice people who help each other. I have learned so much from it. The cases where I feel a comment is unpleasant is in the very very very small minority.
     
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    To be clear, my point is I believe there is a majority of DI Forum members who don't give a poo if someone professes they are an atheist or they hate the US and Philippines presidents. We get enough of that on CNN. Don't need it on the forum. I have no problem moving on if that is going to be the voice of this forum.
     
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    That would be disappointing, but on a practical note: Where would you move on to? These days every forum or Facebook group has the same kind of grumpy old men saying the same kind of crap, so much so that I either get used to it or try to turn it into a Joke but I try not stressing over the small stuff. Just consider the source of the comments and give you head a shake that people actually fought wars so idiots like that could have free speech.
     
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    I'm with ya on the free speech side. It would be nice to have an 'Ignore this thread' button sometimes. (I have my computer set up to show all unread comments, don't want to block an entire topic area, just certain threads that come up I am not interested in)
     
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    Have you tried using this button? Rhetorical question.

    Thanks for the suggestion. Features added:

    1. Top right on thread page click ignore thread:
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    2. Select how much ignoring needs to be done:
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    Thread ignored.

    This also works on specific sub-forums as well (So @TheDude isn't forced to read my boring forum updates and fall asleep at the internet cafes. :wink: Wait.....this is technically a forum update. d*mn it! Someone go find and wake up TheDude before someone jacks his backpack again.). When on a sub-forum page look in the same area and you will see a "Ignore Forum" link. Works the same.

    If you want to stop ignoring a thread/forum (or curiosity gets the better of you and you want to read ignored threads/forums):

    1. Go into account settings - https://www.dumagueteinfo.com/board/account/personal-details

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    Go to "Threads You Ignore" (or Forums You Ignore).
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    3. Check the box next to the thread and select how much un-ignoring you want to do. (Click on the thread link to read the thread.)
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    See, I can be a passive aggressive dick too. :meh:

    Threaten to quit using the forum because you were offended. *Yawn* Don't let the door hit you on the way out. Guess what:
    • If people aren't given unbridled free speech they threaten to leave the forum.
    • If someone gets offended by unbridled free-speech they threaten to leave the forum.
    • If I try to meet somewhere in the middle and moderate people they get pissed and threaten to quit the forum.
    • If nothing is done people threaten to leave the forum.
    • If I'm a totalitarian dick that forces everyone to abide by Christian values people threaten to leave the forum.
    • Someone is going to threaten to leave the forum because I wrote this.
    Threatening to quit a forum because of a small disagreement in moderating (one that could have been handled quite easily without causing a scene) is childish bullshit and the same a cancerous tumor. This isn't the first time a certain user/group of users has threaten to stop participating on the forum.....but it will certainly be the last time it happens before that tumor gets removed. Not going to let that cancer spread, if I have to remove an entire limb of the forum to get rid of it I won't hesitate.

    Next user that publicly threatens to quit will be permanently banned from this site. No amount of bottom-kissing sending people to talk to me will get that ban removed.

    So to recap: you had better be quite certain you are ready to quit before you go publicly announcing it again, because you aren't going to have a choice once I see it.
     
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