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Rostron2
Gondor


Feb 8 2013, 4:43pm

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Is there a way... Can't Post

To 'ignore' certain users posts?


Magpie
Immortal


Feb 8 2013, 5:05pm

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only virtually [In reply to] Can't Post

that is, you have to exert self control.

When things got at their worst for me, I actually made a list of people on a post-it that sat on my screen. I was very firm with myself. I would do my best not to read any posts by them (I use threaded view so I can choose what posts I read) nor any thread started by them. And I would not, under any circumstances, respond to them.

I might get off the computer and rant to my husband (oh, he *loved* that strategy - insert rolled eyes emoticon). But I would NOT respond.

After a week or two, it got easier. And my emotional health improved. :-)

I love the ignore button at imdb and I love it even more because I know that some people are still sputtering and spitting at stuff I post and all I see as a response is:
[Post ignored]
by [ignored]
This message has been hidden because the poster is in your ignore list
They're all agitated and I'm calm as bluebird.

But, we don't have a real ignore button here so I make do with my virtual ignore button. And when that just won't work... I take a break.


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(This post was edited by Magpie on Feb 8 2013, 5:06pm)


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Feb 8 2013, 7:17pm

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psst Magpie [In reply to] Can't Post

what if it's you Rostron2 is ignoring?

(yikes what if Magpie is ignoring me, and Rostron2 both of us?)


Rostron2
Gondor


Feb 8 2013, 8:50pm

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All good [In reply to] Can't Post

All good advice. Thank you!


Magpie
Immortal


Feb 8 2013, 10:28pm

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Is someone talking? [In reply to] Can't Post

I can't hear anything.

lol.

I suppose some people do ignore me. Interestingly, I've had more than one experience with having people I am ignoring try to get me to stop ignoring them. You would think they would be grateful. I had someone at imdb contact another user and get that person to convince me to stop ignoring them. Since I had given the 'ignored' person a few chances in the past, I thought I would take them off ignore and check out their recent posts to see if they'd changed much. Among their last 10 posts was one that said 'magpie should just shut the **** up.'

ah, yeah... er, I mean.. no. he's staying on ignore.

And I responded to you on pollantir just this morning, mister. *pokes SirDennis in the ribs*

As for my list (for which I had a colorful name), most of those people seem to be gone now.


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Escapist
Gondor


Feb 8 2013, 10:31pm

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I don't ignore people on purpose. [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm just a little inept on these boards ... I don't go back to any threads past page 1 or 2 unless someone posts to one of them while I am logged in.


Magpie
Immortal


Feb 8 2013, 10:43pm

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I think there are very few of us ... [In reply to] Can't Post

who could read every post and respond to the majority of users here. I don't read most... and I respond to only a few of what I read. So, rest easy... I don't think anyone really feels ignored since they will get responses from *someone.* :-)

I think the only time someone might feel ignored is when they are purposefully trying to negatively engage someone and the other person isn't playing. But that doesn't happen to that degree very often.


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Starling
Half-elven


Feb 12 2013, 9:51am

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Sir Dennis, [In reply to] Can't Post

that is very naughty.
I'm going to ignore you.
I might ignore myself too, just for fun. Wink


Starling
Half-elven


Feb 12 2013, 9:55am

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Magpie [In reply to] Can't Post

I always think of imdb as a scary place! Do you post there across a range of forums / topics, or on specific topics? (Don't answer if you don't want to - I'm just curious.)


Magpie
Immortal


Feb 12 2013, 2:37pm

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I regularly check the three LOTR boards [In reply to] Can't Post

for FOTR, TTT, and ROTK.

There is a general LOTR board that is about general Tolkien topics (I think there's a general Star Trek and Star Wars board, as well). I don't post there. That was pretty much an old group of friends that never talked movies.

When I first started going to the LOTR movie boards (perhaps before I even started hanging out here much), it was pretty trollish. I really couldn't figure out why I went except I think a part of me was building up a thick skin. I was very sensitive about Tolkien when I first started talking about it. I was such a joyful thing for me I couldn't figure out why anyone would want to make it contentious and unpleasant. But they do... and I needed a thicker skin. That ignore button really, really helped. I've had up to 250 people on ignore at any one time.

And... I really wanted to talk Tolkien. :-)

But as the popularity of the movies waned and other movies came into the spotlight, most of the trollish people moved off to them. That's why it's clear that trolls don't really believe most of the stuff they say. They just want to yank people's chains. (And it's also why I'm hesitant to call someone who truly believes passionately about something but chooses unfortunate ways of expressing it a 'troll')

And there's a small core of people much like these boards (in fact, a few have wandered here to check us out). They are older (that is, not 15), intelligent, well spoken, well versed on the books and mostly enjoy the movie. And the conversations there, for a while, were much more intelligent and civil than the ones I was experiencing here. We even have our resident... don't like the movie much but I feel no need to trash it and, while we're here, we can discuss the book as well.

I also spent some time on boards for A Knight's Tale and Moulin Rouge. I like movies and I like talking about them and I liked those movies very much. And for awhile, I was checking Howard Shore's board to see if there were questions I could answer.

Now, I like to spend time on a board called, "I Need to Know." It's for people who can't remember what that movie was that had a ghost and a ship and maybe it was set in outer space. :-) I sometimes know the answer and sometimes can find it by research. It's just like picking up the crossword puzzle and trying to solve a few clues as a short break. The trolls on that board aren't bad. Or maybe all that hang out there are on my ignore list. (That function is AWESOME).

And, I check out imdb's fact pages for every movie I watch and most tv shows on DVD (and some on broadcast). Some of those message boards are worthy. But mostly for the smaller, indy movies. (or maybe older ones) Any new popular movie attracts the trolls like flies. And most people feel it's cheating to use the ignore button or something so they engage the trolls and it just becomes one big stinking mess of threads.

I will say, the nice thing about imdb is you can snipe back at people. It's sometimes kind of satisfying to say, sometimes, 'how old are you?' when someone is acting like an ***.


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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Feb 12 2013, 2:44pm

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Magpie, did you hear something? [In reply to] Can't Post

Laugh I could never ignore you dear Starling. Smile


NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Feb 12 2013, 3:09pm

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A movie about a ghost on a ship in outerspace? [In reply to] Can't Post

If it had a dragon and the ship was a pirate ship, I'm totally watching it!

Notta

Happiness: money matters, but less than we think and not in the way that we think. Family is important and so are friends, while envy is toxic -- and so is excessive thinking. Beaches are optional. Trust is not. Neither is gratitude. - The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner as summarized by Lily Fairbairn. And a bit of the Hobbit reading thrown in never hurts. - NottaSackville


Magpie
Immortal


Feb 12 2013, 10:35pm

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that was a rephrasing of an actual question [In reply to] Can't Post

...that I believe had an answer. Sometimes, I'm amazed at the movies that get described that I think ... no way! they're pulling our leg... only to find out it really exists.

I will also say, sometimes I'm dismayed at the types of films people are trying to track down. It seems, to me, to reveal a bit of a deviant mind. :-/


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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Feb 17 2013, 11:52pm

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Bwahahahahaaa!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

Magpie... you are a peach! *still giggling hysterically*



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