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Good board, good people but time to ignore ...

Discussion in 'Personal' started by red_observer, Aug 9, 2020.

  1. stopwatch

    stopwatch Lead commenter

    I think if you said to me “How uneducated are you?”, it wouldn’t really matter what the context was. I would just see it as a rude, unnecessary, remark. Similarly, some of the other examples that @asnac has given.
    It is sometimes hard to be reasonable and polite towards people, I know, but context can’t always be used as a reason to say some things.
    I think I have probably had about 4 ‘spats’ with people on this site, over a period of around 12 years, but I don’t think I have been regularly, overtly, rude as, at that point you have lost the argument.
    As far as the ‘ignore’ button is concerned, I haven’t used this. However, there is one poster who I have recently decided to ignore by reading past his posts, or more specifically, not responding to his posts. I think this is a better way of doing, personally. I would imagine that if you clicked ‘ignore’ on too many people, you would perhaps lose the fluency of some threads in the process.
  2. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Fair enough @stopwatch but all I’m saying is I’m not putting up with offensive comments from others so I either respond or ignore.
  3. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

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  4. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    You shouldn't have to tolerate offensive personal abuse Red, none of us should that's why I don't hold with name calling (you may have noticed), though the either respond or ignore (you could add report if it really is unacceptable) is pretty much a given ;):D:D:D
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  5. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    I’ve always tried to stand up for myself so it’s in my character. I don’t mean to offend anyone and I may have inflamed things now and then but my nature is actually to try to play nice.
  6. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    i don't ignore people i disagree with, necessarily, but the ones who wouldn't agree with anyone except themselves, pretty much.
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  7. modelmaker

    modelmaker Lead commenter

    Everything needs to be taken in context. There aren't enough learning hours in the human life to be educated in everything. It's perfectly justifyable to ask an astropysicist how stupid they are if they lack the knowledge of how to stop a tap dripping.

    If a plumber who knows nothing about astrophysics tells an astrophysicist he's stupid, because his reseach never took into account what his horoscope said, you know there's a disconnect going on.
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  8. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    If you go into a pub you don’t argue with everyone but usually your mates. Anyone else who interferes is ignored or treated with respect. It’s the same here.
  9. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    I try to be tolerant of people's posts and accept that people will have different opinions from me. That's good and leads to healthy discussion. You learn from each other and people should be allowed to express their views without fear of retribution.Often it's not what is said, but the way in which it is said that seems to cause upset and offence. Folk should agree to disagree in a polite and adult manner. I can't abide people being rude. I have been posting since 2006 and have only ever felt the need to ignore one poster.
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2020
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  10. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    There is a tone on the board of more rude posters than when I first joined.
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  11. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Any poster with the strong whiff of Q-Anon or 4-Chan (perhaps 8-Chan) eventually gets snoozed. I apologise for nothing.
  12. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    I assume that’s coffee?!!!
  13. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

  14. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    LOL, no. Q-Anon and 4-Chan is not coffee.
  15. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    You’ve lost me then!
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  16. S1a3t5u7r9n

    S1a3t5u7r9n Established commenter

    Hi Stoopers
    How’s the allotment
  17. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Well, there's always Google... ;-)
    catbefriender likes this.
  18. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Thank you!
  19. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

  20. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    You didn't spend much time on Opinion then... my recollection was it was not welcoming unless you were easily identifiable as towing one or other party line... or perhaps the clique Rac speaks of were in full swing.
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