On number of ignores

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Morrus

Well, that was fun
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One interesting tool is that we mods can see how many people have ignored or blocked a specific user. Here’s a look at the top few, with the names cropped out.

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I have to wonder with so many people blocking some users, the site must seem very quiet to them.

Of course the easy solution is not to consistently behave in a manner that 130 people would just prefer it if you weren’t around. But other than that, it’s a curiosity.
 

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Parmandur

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One interesting tool is that we mods can see how many people have ignored or blocked a specific user. Here’s a look at the top few, with the names cropped out.

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I have to wonder with so many people blocking some users, the site must seem very quiet to them.

Of course the easy solution is not to consistently behave in a manner that 130 people would just prefer it if you weren’t around. But other than that, it’s a curiosity.
Mostly I ignore the weird political ranters who don't contribute much, which does make some conversations hilarious to skim through, though I can tell exactly what is being said.

I wonder if I could spin this post into some speculation at a revival of d20 Modern, combining Transformers and My Little Pony in a massive cross media revival...
 


TheSword

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It did make me laugh that I can see 5 posts in this thread, but the numbering says 7 😂

Is it possible to see how many people are blocking yourself?

I normally send a note explaining why before I block someone. But to be honest I have no idea how many people I’ve cast repulsion on myself. I hope it isn’t 130!

There are a few people I’d consider being ignored by a badge of honor.
 
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BookTenTiger

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I'm honestly not surprised! I once got on another poster's Ignore list when I sent them this in a chat message:

You are absolutely free to disagree with me. But I do ask you do so in a respectful way, whether you are quoting authors or not.

If that's the threshold some folks have for ignoring other posters... Well, it just seems like a very low threshold to me!
 



pming

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Hiya!
One interesting tool is that we mods can see how many people have ignored or blocked a specific user. Here’s a look at the top few, with the names cropped out.

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I have to wonder with so many people blocking some users, the site must seem very quiet to them.

Of course the easy solution is not to consistently behave in a manner that 130 people would just prefer it if you weren’t around. But other than that, it’s a curiosity.

I'll tell you my reason: Because their "current real-world outlook" butts heads against mine and they tend to say things that make me want to respond in a manner that gets me into "moderator trouble". So, rather than risk that, I just "Ignore" them. The things typically revolve around comments or assumptions that I disagree with, but seem to be acceptable on these forums...ergo...best to just "Ignore" them and remove all temptation.

PS: I'm not the "130" guy...but I'm definitely in the possibility of two-dozen or so.... O_O Oh, and just for info sakes...I'm sure I've blocked more than a few of those annoying chinese/korean/japanese spam-bots before they got nixed. Speaking of which...does the "Ignore Total" decrease when the person Ignored gets kicked/removed, like those spam-bots? Or is it a simple 'running total to date' type of count? Just curious.

^_^

Paul L. Ming
 

TheSword

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How long do you leave between sending the note and blocking them? Because once the block is in place, PMs don't go through.
Normally about 24 hours. I’m pretty sure I’ve had a ‘fair enough’ response from all of them. I’m sure it’s no skin off their nose either. I’ve only blocked 3 people so it’s a nuclear option for me. I don’t want to give up on the good stuff people say, as well as the annoying stuff.

It would be nice to know individually how many people we’d got that reaction from though. For ones own personal development!
 

Out of curiosity, what's the number of active posters on here, if you don't mind sharing? Being ignored by 130 out of 1,000 isn't completely awful. 130 out of 200, well, that's quite the feat.

I have to wonder with so many people blocking some users, the site must seem very quiet to them.

Of course the easy solution is not to consistently behave in a manner that 130 people would just prefer it if you weren’t around. But other than that, it’s a curiosity.
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
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Speaking of which...does the "Ignore Total" decrease when the person Ignored gets kicked/removed, like those spam-bots? Or is it a simple 'running total to date' type of count?
It's not the number of people you've ignored, it's the number of people who have ignored you.
 



FitzTheRuke

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I've never ignored anyone. I don't care if people appear unreasonable on the internet, I fully believe that most of the time it's an accidental effect caused by the serious flaws in communicating through short messages. Not everyone can write what they mean to say first draft (by which I mean almost no one can).

I wonder how many people (if any) have ignored me? I've always worked (what I feel to be) doubly hard not to offend anyone, and I've certainly done it, no matter how hard I try.
 

Rabulias

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Thanks for sharing, @Morrus. It is a bit discouraging to see some of those numbers.... :.-(

Can you tell us how many users have at least 1 person ignoring them? Hoping it's fewer than 75.
 

Faolyn

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I've never ignored anyone. I don't care if people appear unreasonable on the internet, I fully believe that most of the time it's an accidental effect caused by the serious flaws in communicating through short messages. Not everyone can write what they mean to say first draft (by which I mean almost no one can).
While that’s likely true, the people I personally have blocked, I did for the sake of my time and blood pressure. If I find that I’m only communicating with someone to argue with them, because for whatever reason their communication style and content bugs the heck out of me, then it’s better all around if I don’t talk to them. And it’s easiest then for me to Ignore them.
 

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