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RT


« on: July 18, 2011, 17:31 »
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@Leaf

I know you're busy but lately I've noticed an increase in what I would describe as completely irrevelent threads being started by certain folks who seem to have nothing better to do than post what is IMO 'worthless dribble', I appreciate that there is the ignore button for their posts but that doesn't stop their threads from clogging up the home page when I pop in to visit, the result is that I usually can't be bothered to filter through to get to the useful threads - my request (if posssible) is to please implement a button whereby there is the ability for me (us) to completely ignore a thread and for it to disappear from the home page when I visit.

I appreciate you're not going to do this just for me, but I'm sure I'm not the only person who is drifting away from the site, so if anybody else feels the same way maybe add your opinion so Leaf can gauge opinion.
« Last Edit: July 18, 2011, 17:37 by RT »


nruboc

« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2011, 17:44 »
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@Leaf

I know you're busy but lately I've noticed an increase in what I would describe as completely irrevelent threads being started by certain folks who seem to have nothing better to do than post what is IMO 'worthless dribble', I appreciate that there is the ignore button for their posts but that doesn't stop their threads from clogging up the home page when I pop in to visit, the result is that I usually can't be bothered to filter through to get to the useful threads - my request (if posssible) is to please implement a button whereby there is the ability for me (us) to completely ignore a thread and for it to disappear from the home page when I visit.

I appreciate you're not going to do this just for me, but I'm sure I'm not the only person who is drifting away from the site, so if anybody else feels the same way maybe add your opinion so Leaf can gauge opinion.

I agree x 10

« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2011, 18:22 »
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@Leaf

I know you're busy but lately I've noticed an increase in what I would describe as completely irrevelent threads being started by certain folks who seem to have nothing better to do than post what is IMO 'worthless dribble', I appreciate that there is the ignore button for their posts but that doesn't stop their threads from clogging up the home page when I pop in to visit, the result is that I usually can't be bothered to filter through to get to the useful threads - my request (if posssible) is to please implement a button whereby there is the ability for me (us) to completely ignore a thread and for it to disappear from the home page when I visit.

I appreciate you're not going to do this just for me, but I'm sure I'm not the only person who is drifting away from the site, so if anybody else feels the same way maybe add your opinion so Leaf can gauge opinion.

I agree x 10

Great idea. Give us a break from the attention-seeking muppets that are dragging this place down to their feeble level.

« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2011, 19:34 »
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If it's a reasonable amount of work, I'd love a thread ignore button too. As an alternative, if it's easier to implement, how about suppressing threads started by someone who's on your ignore list?

TheSmilingAssassin

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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2011, 20:29 »
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Come on all, have you seriously become that lazy that you can't skip over a thread or a post?  Have you all become this intollerant, ignorant and basically up yourselves that not only do you want to ignore posts and individuals but now entire threads?  You are aware that you too will be ignored right?  Ignoring is the most idiotic feature in a forum because you end up with half-arsed conversations and people talking to themselves.  It causes more b.itch fights than it reduces them.  It will devalue the site and look stupid to new people who look in.  Have you seriously become that self-involved that you think this website/forum was built just for you only?  A forum exists so a group of people can get together and discuss their opinions on a matter.  You're never going to like everyone and everyone's opinion.  Can't you accept that and live with it?  If you're so bothered about it, the forum doesn't need changing, you do... you need thicker skin and the ability to not let things bother you so much. This isn't your living room, it's a forum that's open to the public.  Get over yourselves, it makes you look... I'm not even going to say the words... but grow up!  It's hard to believe you're all adults sometimes!

Another thing.. what you're asking is a lot of work for leaf and you should pay him to do it if you really want it. 

SNP

  • Canadian Photographer
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2011, 20:37 »
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@Leaf

I know you're busy but lately I've noticed an increase in what I would describe as completely irrevelent threads being started by certain folks who seem to have nothing better to do than post what is IMO 'worthless dribble', I appreciate that there is the ignore button for their posts but that doesn't stop their threads from clogging up the home page when I pop in to visit, the result is that I usually can't be bothered to filter through to get to the useful threads - my request (if posssible) is to please implement a button whereby there is the ability for me (us) to completely ignore a thread and for it to disappear from the home page when I visit.

I appreciate you're not going to do this just for me, but I'm sure I'm not the only person who is drifting away from the site, so if anybody else feels the same way maybe add your opinion so Leaf can gauge opinion.

we've disagreed a few times, but I think this is a good request and glad you posted it. I have no problem with disagreements as long as we're discussing things that are relevant. I don't think users should be free to start five or six nonsense threads every bloody day. it's ridiculous.

« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2011, 21:11 »
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Actually I would prefer that inadequate forum behaviour was dealt by Leaf, as he is the one who can define borderlines, ultimately leading to a temporary or definitive ban. Maybe we should use the "report" button more often?

« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2011, 21:34 »
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A thread ignore button would be very helpful as there are a bunch of threads that I'd like to flush. 

If it is a big project, I'd be happy to make a contribution to offset the cost. 

lagereek

« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2011, 00:27 »
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I have to agree with Pseudonyms on this one. If people cant take the heat in forum discussions or whatever, they should stay away. No pain no game. Besides, lately almost every thread is a voice of frustration.

If we start this sissy business of filtering through threads, etc, soon we be down on the Lobo level of locking everything. One thing which is admireable with this forum is Free speech!

« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2011, 00:39 »
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Ignoring is the most idiotic feature in a forum because you end up with half-arsed conversations and people talking to themselves.  It causes more b.itch fights than it reduces them.  It will devalue the site and look stupid to new people who look in.  Have you seriously become that self-involved that you think this website/forum was built just for you only?  A forum exists so a group of people can get together and discuss their opinions on a matter.  You're never going to like everyone and everyone's opinion.  Can't you accept that and live with it?  If you're so bothered about it, the forum doesn't need changing, you do... you need thicker skin and the ability to not let things bother you so much. This isn't your living room, it's a forum that's open to the public. 

It takes a few seconds to skim the homepage, as it should for most native English speakers. As for ignoring people, I have a pretty strong character, there's no need for me to ignore anyone. I practice tolerating people and opinions which are so adversely different to mine in real life (I'm not always successful), that coming on a forum like this is a breeze. I always want to know not only what people think but why they think it and what experiences people have had for them to get to their conclusions. I don't even know how the ignore thing works, if u ignore someone, then I guess you can't see their posts, which could make reading a thread completely disjointed. A public forum with disjointed threads (and threads which are hidden, maybe) and opinions you only want to hear. Horses wear blinkers because if something suddenly appears in their field of vision, their first response is to flee. Humans have greater strength of mind than any animal. Most of us anyway.

« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2011, 01:24 »
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A thread ignore button seems like a pretty silly solution to me. Everyone can see clearly who starts a topic, don't want to be involved, don't read it.

I regularly ignore threads about other agencies that don't relate to me, I've also seen an amzing amount of whining and nonsense threads here. It's not like it is any thing new.

You can ignore anyone you don't like, it works like a charm.

You all cry that Lobo is too strict on istock, now you want even more than he does.

There may be a lot more exclusives coming here in the future, I think you need to get used to it.
« Last Edit: July 19, 2011, 01:35 by cobalt »

lagereek

« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2011, 01:55 »
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A thread ignore button seems like a pretty silly solution to me. Everyone can see clearly who starts a topic, don't want to be involved, don't read it.

I regularly ignore threads about other agencies that don't relate to me, I've also seen an amzing amount of whining and nonsense threads here. It's not like it is any thing new.

You can ignore anyone you don't like, it works like a charm.

You all cry that Lobo is too strict on istock, now you want even more than he does.

There may be a lot more exclusives coming here in the future, I think you need to get used to it.

I think you and Shanks!  would be a lovely pair ;D ;D ;D

« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2011, 02:08 »
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There should be a word for it, but there isn't : (

We already have the word 'censorship' for when other people try to stop us seeing things.  But what when we want to stop ourselves seeing things? 

Maybe it's such a silly idea that no one ever bothered to invent a word for it.  But obviously there's a call for such a word - otherwise why would people drink, or take take sleeping pills, or avoid leaving their house?  The world is a deeply frightening and unsettling place, forums especially so

If they only invented a glue that was safe for eyeballs then we'd be able to stick little bits of square black paper on our eyes. 

« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2011, 05:01 »
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I have to agree with Pseudonyms on this one. If people cant take the heat in forum discussions or whatever, they should stay away. No pain no game. Besides, lately almost every thread is a voice of frustration.

If we start this sissy business of filtering through threads, etc, soon we be down on the Lobo level of locking everything. One thing which is admireable with this forum is Free speech!

+1

« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2011, 05:17 »
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I use this forum by going to http://www.microstockgroup.com/index.php which shows the latest active threads from each of the subforums.  The more nonsense posted in any forum, the quicker the useful and interesting threads fall off that front page.  I tried tapatalk to view the forum, but I have to go into each subforum to see if there's anything new, so that's a waste of time.

Being able to keep more useful threads on the front page by not showing threads I don't care about would be useful.

« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2011, 05:18 »
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Perhaps there should be a "psychic pre-ignore" button, so you don't have to read the threads you don't want to read in order to find out that you don't want to read them.

Otherwise you will have fallen into the trap of having to read threads in order to ignore them, which seems counter-productive.

I've been known not to bother opening a thread because the topic sounds uninteresting, it's so much more effective than having to check out a thread to find out that you didn't want to.

« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2011, 05:56 »
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Sometimes the most boring and uninteresting sounding topic can develop into a really good discussion. Ignoring threads will likely mean missing out on what makes this forum special.

« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2011, 06:01 »
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"I think you and Shanks!  would be a lovely pair   "

Stacey already has full rights on him. Wouldnt dare to intrude ,-)

But thank you for your high quality industry changing comments!

michealo

« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2011, 07:18 »
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The threads I want to read the most are where Leaf says deleted some posts because the argument degenerated into trading personal insults ... :-)

TheSmilingAssassin

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« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2011, 08:23 »
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Perhaps there should be a "psychic pre-ignore" button, so you don't have to read the threads you don't want to read in order to find out that you don't want to read them.

Otherwise you will have fallen into the trap of having to read threads in order to ignore them, which seems counter-productive.

I've been known not to bother opening a thread because the topic sounds uninteresting, it's so much more effective than having to check out a thread to find out that you didn't want to.

;D

« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2011, 08:36 »
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Actually I would prefer that inadequate forum behaviour was dealt by Leaf, as he is the one who can define borderlines, ultimately leading to a temporary or definitive ban. Maybe we should use the "report" button more often?

I'm someone who's recently been put off from reading these forums, but I'm not in favour of bans or thread locking or other such moderator measures. You need to allow people to be morons to have freedom of discussion. What I would like to see is more sensible rules at signup, as for example not allowing a new member to pick the name of an entire country or nationality as their user name (or otherwise picking an inappropriate name).

You can probably tell I only have an issue with one poster on these forums, the rest of you are all right. My problem is that I tend to sign in only when I post, so I can't ignore the cretin.

rubyroo

« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2011, 09:02 »
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Sometimes the most boring and uninteresting sounding topic can develop into a really good discussion. Ignoring threads will likely mean missing out on what makes this forum special.

I agree with that.  I prefer to use my own internal scanning equipment to decide what's worth reading.  It keeps my mind and eyes exercised ;)

I tried ignoring someone once, but I found I kept clicking on the option to read their posts anyway - because something in me was really uncomfortable about prejudging in that way (but that's just me).  In the end I 'unignored' them, because it was just a waste of time for me.

Unless someone is clearly here purely to spam, flame, or troll, I can't see any reason to ignore anyone - and if they are here purely for those reasons, I'd trust Leaf to deal with it promptly, as he has in the past.

« Reply #22 on: July 19, 2011, 09:48 »
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I think you and Shanks!  would be a lovely pair ;D ;D ;D
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LOL...right on! Cobalt/ Lagereek ;D
« Last Edit: July 19, 2011, 09:52 by [email protected] »

« Reply #23 on: July 19, 2011, 09:55 »
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I use this forum by going to http://www.microstockgroup.com/index.php which shows the latest active threads from each of the subforums.  The more nonsense posted in any forum, the quicker the useful and interesting threads fall off that front page. 

I use that too and the filling up is a true problem, and if I am a couple of days away it may fill all the list (50 threads, I think). But maybe it would be just a matter to add a page navigation for that list.

« Reply #24 on: July 19, 2011, 10:02 »
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Perhaps there should be a "psychic pre-ignore" button, so you don't have to read the threads you don't want to read in order to find out that you don't want to read them.

Otherwise you will have fallen into the trap of having to read threads in order to ignore them, which seems counter-productive.

I've been known not to bother opening a thread because the topic sounds uninteresting, it's so much more effective than having to check out a thread to find out that you didn't want to.

;D

it made my brain hurt before I laughed

Shank_ali

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« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2011, 10:14 »
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I think anyone who has me on ignore  :o is missing out big time !
I'm just finding my feet on this forum and in time i will be dropping in on the other microstock site threads and my fans can expect lots of site mails in the coming weeks  :-*

« Reply #26 on: July 19, 2011, 10:22 »
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I think anyone who has me on ignore  :o is missing out big time !
I'm just finding my feet on this forum and in time i will be dropping in on the other microstock site threads and my fans can expect lots of site mails in the coming weeks  :-*

My dearest fan,
This is a personal site mail to you, to thank you for not ignoring me. Everyday the numbers of people who ignore me grow but I have faith that there are still people who want to listen to me. Keep the faith and remember Shank Ali lives on!!
Yours sincerely
The One and only Shank Ali!  8)

« Reply #27 on: July 19, 2011, 10:25 »
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Please spare us! ::)

« Reply #28 on: July 19, 2011, 10:35 »
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I don't ignore anyone.
I never will.
I don't see the point.
Much less do I see the point in adding a button to ignore whole threads!
Hahaha!
People really are either very sensitive, think too highly of themselves or have too much time on their hands :)
No, I don't need that button.
But have it if you want to ... I don't mind :)

SNP

  • Canadian Photographer
« Reply #29 on: July 19, 2011, 10:57 »
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"I think you and Shanks!  would be a lovely pair   "

Stacey already has full rights on him. Wouldnt dare to intrude ,-)

But thank you for your high quality industry changing comments!

Jasmin - please feel free, he's all yours.

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #30 on: July 19, 2011, 11:23 »
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I'm so lazy lately... spending more time reading forums than editing pictures (a huge backlog)

So I want a "Forum ignore button". Or even better a "Internet ignore button", thanks.

rubyroo

« Reply #31 on: July 19, 2011, 11:29 »
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Oh yes, I could get on board with that, certainly.  Also a "noisy neigbour ignore button" would have been useful for the last few days.

XPTO

« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2011, 11:29 »
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I use this forum by going to http://www.microstockgroup.com/index.php which shows the latest active threads from each of the subforums.  The more nonsense posted in any forum, the quicker the useful and interesting threads fall off that front page.  I tried tapatalk to view the forum, but I have to go into each subforum to see if there's anything new, so that's a waste of time.

Being able to keep more useful threads on the front page by not showing threads I don't care about would be useful.


I also use that page. Just by looking the 10 first topics I can have a notion of what's happening that's relevant.

SNP

  • Canadian Photographer
« Reply #33 on: July 19, 2011, 11:32 »
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So I want a "Forum ignore button". Or even better a "Internet ignore button", thanks.

ditto. never been a big television watcher. we've never bothered with cable because of all the garbage on television. it dawned on me that while uploading/keywording/processing...I spend many hours everyday online, which is almost the same as watching hours of TV. an internet ignore button might be good...;-)

RT


« Reply #34 on: July 19, 2011, 13:47 »
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A thread ignore button seems like a pretty silly solution to me. Everyone can see clearly who starts a topic, don't want to be involved, don't read it.

I regularly ignore threads about other agencies that don't relate to me, I've also seen an amzing amount of whining and nonsense threads here. It's not like it is any thing new.

You can ignore anyone you don't like, it works like a charm.

You all cry that Lobo is too strict on istock, now you want even more than he does.

There may be a lot more exclusives coming here in the future, I think you need to get used to it.

Firstly I'd like to point out a couple of things:

1. This isn't about iStock or about Exclusive iStock contributors, you're the only one that's mentioned it - please don't try and twist this around any personal agenda you have.

2. Not that it has anything to do with this thread but people moan that Lobo is too strict on censorship about iStock, I thought my request was quite easy to understand even for the most poorly educated in the english language, my request has nothing to do with forum censorship or deleting posts/threads but I'll try and spell it out for simply you - I'm asking for a feature whereby I (me, myself) can ignore complete threads so that when I come to this site I can read and comment if I so choose on threads that are of interest or use to me. What I'm asking for in no way whatsoever effects what you or anybody else can see. Plus what I'm asking for could and would be of use for everybody else here to use as and if they choose.

SNP

  • Canadian Photographer
« Reply #35 on: July 19, 2011, 13:57 »
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I tend to agree with you on this RT. It's a feature that could be used individually or not used. Not anything to do with policing.

RT


« Reply #36 on: July 19, 2011, 14:08 »
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Come on all, have you seriously become that lazy that you can't skip over a thread or a post?
No, I'm very busy and like most things in my business life I want to reduce wasted time as much as possible.

Have you all become this intollerant, ignorant and basically up yourselves that not only do you want to ignore posts and individuals but now entire threads?
Yes that's why I'm asking for this feature in the first place ???

You are aware that you too will be ignored right?
Geez no I hadn't thought of that, thanks for pointing it out  ::)

Ignoring is the most idiotic feature in a forum because you end up with half-arsed conversations and people talking to themselves.  It causes more b.itch fights than it reduces them.  It will devalue the site and look stupid to new people who look in.
In your opinion, in mine it wouldn't which is why I was asking if others feel the same way, sorry this isn't a dictatorship.

Have you seriously become that self-involved that you think this website/forum was built just for you only?
No I've never said that, my request no way effects the way anybody else chooses to use this forum, in fact my intention is that it could enhance the way the forum could be used.

A forum exists so a group of people can get together and discuss their opinions on a matter.  You're never going to like everyone and everyone's opinion.  Can't you accept that and live with it?  If you're so bothered about it, the forum doesn't need changing, you do... you need thicker skin and the ability to not let things bother you so much. This isn't your living room, it's a forum that's open to the public.  Get over yourselves, it makes you look... I'm not even going to say the words... but grow up!  It's hard to believe you're all adults sometimes!
Thank you for the lecture, you're entitled to your opinion, personally I don't need, want or value your opinion and I'm asking for a way to deal with that whereby I don't feel the need to converse with you.

Another thing.. what you're asking is a lot of work for leaf and you should pay him to do it if you really want it. 
I don't know if it's a lot of work, I'll take your word that you do, but if you read my initial post you'll see I asked if it was possible, I have no doubt Tyler would let me know if it involved a lot of work. As for paying him, this is his site and he earns revenue through it from advertising and the like, I've already stopped the renewal of my premium membership (yes I know he gives that to Kiva) because I felt the site has slipped from what it used to be, by the very nature of the fact I've made this request and others have pointed out they feel the same way would, I imagine, indicate to him that people who have been coming here for years are frustrated by the way the site has changed and that may be an indication to future loss of some readers.

As I pointed out in my reply to Cobalt above my request for a thread ignore button would in no way effect how you or anyone else uses the site, so if you feel the need to reply please bear this in mind and resist the urge to insult others over things you haven't understood.

RT


« Reply #37 on: July 19, 2011, 14:12 »
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I tend to agree with you on this RT. It's a feature that could be used individually or not used. Not anything to do with policing.

Absolutely correct, it could be used, or not used however the individual pleases without it affecting the way anybody else uses the site. (by the way I've taken you off ignore now were agreeing with each other  :-* )

« Reply #38 on: July 19, 2011, 14:18 »
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Where would we be if we always had to to pander to those "can't be bothered" - I think that says more about the OP than the posters he wishes to ignore.

RT


« Reply #39 on: July 19, 2011, 14:27 »
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Where would we be if we always had to to pander to those "can't be bothered" - I think that says more about the OP than the posters he wishes to ignore.

You might be in a situation whereby you spent less time here filtering through threads which would enable you to get more work done, maybe even enough to reach black diamond.

Xalanx

« Reply #40 on: July 19, 2011, 14:51 »
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That would be a great feature to the site. I started to come here less than in the past, because exactly the stupid chitchat threads that hold on to frontpage all the times. There's Facebook & the likes for people who want to socialize, this should be a stock photography forum. And I should be able to weed out the crap and see only the stock related subjects and from the people who actually have something meaningful to say, instead of some idiotic "I don't know about this, maybe somebody else knows".

RT


« Reply #41 on: July 19, 2011, 15:12 »
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I've added a poll to keep it simply and to enable people to make their views known without having to comment, if you've previously commented please add your vote.

To be totally clear for those that are unsure what this is all about the thread ignore button would be a way for you personally to organise the site so that when you visit the home page you have the ability to remove the threads you don't want to read, that could be for whatever reason you so wish. It would not effect the way others see the site, it wouldn't remove any threads for others to see and most importantly it doesn't infringe on anybodies right of free speech.

« Reply #42 on: July 19, 2011, 15:27 »
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I see the use in such a feature and I'm not sure yet how much work it would be.  There doesn't seem to be any add-ons that do exactly what you are asking so it would have to be a bit of a hack, which is do-able certainly but the time needed to do so is not certain.

I wouldn't ask for any payment though.. if there was enough people who were interested in the feature it would be worthwhile to add.

« Reply #43 on: July 19, 2011, 16:01 »
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Leaf,
Would it be easy to let us navigate through the list of recent threads (http://www.microstockgroup.com/index.php), which is now limited to 50 latest? I mean, besides the 50 latest, a "next" button would take us to the 51st to 100th latest and so forth.

lisafx

« Reply #44 on: July 19, 2011, 16:53 »
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There is a lot of crap on the site recently.  I don't find myself coming here or commenting as often as I used to. 

I don't know if I would feel the need to use a thread ignore button, but if it isn't too much trouble for Tyler, it would be a nice feature.

FWIW, I am sorry to hear that anyone would be canceling their premium membership.  I don't blame Tyler for the trolling that sometimes gets out of hand here.  He seems to strike a good balance between putting a lid on the worst of it, and still allowing a free flowing exchange. 

I  do understand where you're coming from Richard.  However this site is still a very valuable resource and I hope most of us who use it would continue to support it.  JMHO. 

« Reply #45 on: July 19, 2011, 17:17 »
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If it is for individual use, ok.

Noodles

« Reply #46 on: July 19, 2011, 17:18 »
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I think anyone who has me on ignore  :o is missing out big time !
I'm just finding my feet on this forum and in time i will be dropping in on the other microstock site threads and my fans can expect lots of site mails in the coming weeks  :-*

It's possible that your whole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others  ;)

RT


« Reply #47 on: July 19, 2011, 17:32 »
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I see the use in such a feature and I'm not sure yet how much work it would be.  There doesn't seem to be any add-ons that do exactly what you are asking so it would have to be a bit of a hack, which is do-able certainly but the time needed to do so is not certain.

I wouldn't ask for any payment though.. if there was enough people who were interested in the feature it would be worthwhile to add.

Thanks Tyler

« Reply #48 on: July 19, 2011, 17:59 »
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"Unfortunately, other people feel the need to reply to his posts, and they quote him when replying. So no, the ignore button doesn't cut down totally on the problem. But an ignore thread would. "

This is a good logical argument. Thank you.

I support a thread ignore button, provided it is easily doable for leaf.

TheSmilingAssassin

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« Reply #49 on: July 19, 2011, 20:43 »
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Come on all, have you seriously become that lazy that you can't skip over a thread or a post?
No, I'm very busy and like most things in my business life I want to reduce wasted time as much as possible.

Have you all become this intollerant, ignorant and basically up yourselves that not only do you want to ignore posts and individuals but now entire threads?
Yes that's why I'm asking for this feature in the first place ???

You are aware that you too will be ignored right?
Geez no I hadn't thought of that, thanks for pointing it out  ::)

Ignoring is the most idiotic feature in a forum because you end up with half-arsed conversations and people talking to themselves.  It causes more b.itch fights than it reduces them.  It will devalue the site and look stupid to new people who look in.
In your opinion, in mine it wouldn't which is why I was asking if others feel the same way, sorry this isn't a dictatorship.

Have you seriously become that self-involved that you think this website/forum was built just for you only?
No I've never said that, my request no way effects the way anybody else chooses to use this forum, in fact my intention is that it could enhance the way the forum could be used.

A forum exists so a group of people can get together and discuss their opinions on a matter.  You're never going to like everyone and everyone's opinion.  Can't you accept that and live with it?  If you're so bothered about it, the forum doesn't need changing, you do... you need thicker skin and the ability to not let things bother you so much. This isn't your living room, it's a forum that's open to the public.  Get over yourselves, it makes you look... I'm not even going to say the words... but grow up!  It's hard to believe you're all adults sometimes!
Thank you for the lecture, you're entitled to your opinion, personally I don't need, want or value your opinion and I'm asking for a way to deal with that whereby I don't feel the need to converse with you.

Another thing.. what you're asking is a lot of work for leaf and you should pay him to do it if you really want it. 
I don't know if it's a lot of work, I'll take your word that you do, but if you read my initial post you'll see I asked if it was possible, I have no doubt Tyler would let me know if it involved a lot of work. As for paying him, this is his site and he earns revenue through it from advertising and the like, I've already stopped the renewal of my premium membership (yes I know he gives that to Kiva) because I felt the site has slipped from what it used to be, by the very nature of the fact I've made this request and others have pointed out they feel the same way would, I imagine, indicate to him that people who have been coming here for years are frustrated by the way the site has changed and that may be an indication to future loss of some readers.

As I pointed out in my reply to Cobalt above my request for a thread ignore button would in no way effect how you or anyone else uses the site, so if you feel the need to reply please bear this in mind and resist the urge to insult others over things you haven't understood.

Right here is the difference between you and I.  I already know you're opinion on this matter.  I didn't need to read your post.  I read the first couple of lines, just because I'm scrolling and see my ID standing out, I've thought to myself "CRAP", then "SKIP"  done, no real time wasted at all on your post :)  You should learn to have some self control.  Honestly, I have to say, I really have not noticed you much in this forum.  Usually I skip what you say probably because you've said something along the lines that I probably found to be rubbish and I now skip you often... not on purpose.  I'm not going to put you on ignore because somewhere down the road, you may have someting interesting to say.


In general...

If someone ignores a thread that initially looks like crap, what happens if midpoint the thread turns and ends up with 100 posts and includes some really useful, relevant information that will effect them and they've missed it... all because some stupid emotion drove them to initially discard the thread. I don't think many of you have run forums before but isn't the point of them for them to be read?  They need clicks... it helps the forum's SEO.  Another thing, forums tend to fill up with crap when there's nothing going on externally that needs to be discussed.  That's all it is.  There is nothing major going on in the microstock world right now, so threads are mostly about rubbish.  The rubbish at least is keeping the forum from dropping down in google.  To me, if I scroll down the first page and there's nothing that interests me, and I'm busy, great, it means there's nothing going on and I can get back to work rather than wasting time discussing rubbish.

Anyway, to me it makes no difference whatsoever if you people ignore threads.  But I believe, in the interest of the forum itself, it's no good for it.  That's just my opinion.  Ignore it if you want, ignore my post if you want, ignore any thread I'm in, if you want.... makes no difference to me personally.

:)

« Reply #50 on: July 19, 2011, 21:05 »
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I use this forum by going to http://www.microstockgroup.com/index.php which shows the latest active threads from each of the subforums.  The more nonsense posted in any forum, the quicker the useful and interesting threads fall off that front page. 

I use that too and the filling up is a true problem, and if I am a couple of days away it may fill all the list (50 threads, I think). But maybe it would be just a matter to add a page navigation for that list.


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This is/was a problem on the Istock forums in particular in the off topic forums where the race threads often pushed everything else out of the first page, so other threads would tend to die off.  Hiding those threads would be great. 

« Reply #51 on: July 20, 2011, 00:17 »
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Dammit I voted no - can I change my vote?   If it will cut down on the trade in personal insults it... hang on, stupid thought, personal insults are hardly endangered here, and all of them are being given away for free.

Shank_ali

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« Reply #52 on: July 20, 2011, 01:32 »
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I voted no.I do not need a thread ignore button.I ignore a large amount of threads as it is for the simple fact most do not interest me.
Adding the feature to save time.. "in my busy business day " is such a weak argument, bordering on pathetic.Just dont log on !!

« Reply #53 on: July 20, 2011, 10:37 »
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well it doesn't look like this would be a very easy thing to add, unless I manage to find a better way to do it than I tried yesterday.  It may have to wait until if / when the forum is upgraded to 2.0

On that note, this topic was also brought up a few years ago and the request / solution then was to put the originator of the topic on the front page so you can easily see if you probably prefer not to read the topic.  Hopefully that still helps some people.

« Reply #54 on: July 20, 2011, 16:53 »
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Thanks for checking into it, Leaf. Not a big issue for me, but I can see the logic in having one.

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« Reply #55 on: July 20, 2011, 18:38 »
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I'm disappointed.  I was hoping to one day ignore this thread  ;D

RT


« Reply #56 on: July 21, 2011, 03:26 »
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well it doesn't look like this would be a very easy thing to add, unless I manage to find a better way to do it than I tried yesterday.  It may have to wait until if / when the forum is upgraded to 2.0

On that note, this topic was also brought up a few years ago and the request / solution then was to put the originator of the topic on the front page so you can easily see if you probably prefer not to read the topic.  Hopefully that still helps some people.

Shame but thanks for trying

« Reply #57 on: July 21, 2011, 09:11 »
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Don't know the first thing about grease monkey, but wonder if it would be possible to disappear a particular thread with it?  

Maybe keyed off of the name of the original poster?   ;D

« Reply #58 on: July 21, 2011, 10:58 »
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like we are here asking for this and that.. how about a profile feature showing how many people we are ignoring?

« Reply #59 on: July 21, 2011, 11:55 »
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like we are here asking for this and that.. how about a profile feature showing how many people we are ignoring?

Now that is something that I want.

« Reply #60 on: July 21, 2011, 15:15 »
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like we are here asking for this and that.. how about a profile feature showing how many people we are ignoring?

Now that is something that I want.
yes : D

« Reply #61 on: July 21, 2011, 15:25 »
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two days ago I was on 13.. I am now on 16 persons ignoring me..  ;D

p.s: might be my profile pic scaring people :P
« Last Edit: July 21, 2011, 15:27 by luissantos84 »

« Reply #62 on: July 21, 2011, 16:21 »
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We could have a rank of the most ignored. :)

« Reply #63 on: July 21, 2011, 16:31 »
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We could have a rank of the most ignored. :)

that too.. Tyler wont have more time to stock, only forum :)

« Reply #64 on: July 21, 2011, 17:19 »
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two days ago I was on 13.. I am now on 16 persons ignoring me..  ;D

p.s: might be my profile pic scaring people :P
I went from 1 to 3 the last couple of days after making a comment about Shank who I'm pretty sure is the other one ignoring me. Shankie must have a few defenders here :)

Shank_ali

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« Reply #65 on: July 22, 2011, 23:13 »
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I have no member on ignore,never will to be honest.Can't see the point !
I love everyone will equal contempt  :P

« Reply #66 on: July 23, 2011, 02:51 »
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I have no member on ignore,never will to be honest.Can't see the point !
I love everyone will equal contempt  :P
Haha at least you make us laugh sometimes.


 

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