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Ignoring people that have nothing to say

By jdclyde ·
Recently, I have noticed more annoying people have been stumbling onto TR. All I can think of is some teacher somewhere thought it would be good exposure for his high school class to use for research or something.

How do you handle people that don't have the maturity to be worth conversing with?

Some have tried to point them in the right direction (myself included) while others have shown no tolerance and jumped right on them.

What is the best way to get people that are looking to just make noise to leave? Ignore them? Insult them? Tell them their camel has fleas?

I personally thing refusing to respond to anything they post is the only way to handle such people.

Some may think this is being snobbish, but if I an in no way stopping them from doing whatever they want, then how can that be? Like in the real world, you pick and choose who your friends are, so why can't you here?

As I told one member, you are judged by your actions. A few of these new posters have already been judged unfavorably.

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It depends on how lost a case is ..

by stargazerr In reply to Ignoring people that have ...

We know that some of them are only here to be annoying ....

Trying to point these people in the right direction is pointless (something I learnt the hard way, since I foolishly tried stamping them into shape)

Maturity comes with age ... You yourself said that most people on TR are over 25 (I, however, am not ) ... If a person is not mature enough to understand what to say and when to say it ... Best to ignore him untill the miracle happens ..

]:)

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Point Taken

by techytype In reply to It depends on how lost a ...

Agreed, however we still must give them the chance to show they understand (or can). Then ignore them if efforts fail. By the by, I don't remember saying most are over 25 (although I do agree this is likely the case)

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Is this jd ??

by stargazerr In reply to Point Taken

Trying to pull a Mambo??

I never said that you, techytype, were the person to say that people here are over 25. That was directed towards jd.

And yes, maturity does not always come with age. However mature a person might be, he is only right 99% of the time, at the most. :)

]:)

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no, it isn't

by jdclyde In reply to Is this jd ??

If I do that, it will be something along the line of "Grand PooBaa"!

You can read his ideas near the end are not quite in line with mine?

As for being right 99% of the time, does that includes "Blondes" or do they throw off the curve?


(get it? curve? Blondes? Friday? oh never mind.... )

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Point Taken

by techytype In reply to It depends on how lost a ...

Agreed, however we still must give them the chance to show they understand (or can). Then ignore them if efforts fail. By the by, I don't remember saying most are over 25 (although I do agree this is likely the case). Age usually (but not always) does affect ones level of maturity. I have seen however where allegedly mature people are anything but. Including myself on occasion.

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TR needs an IGNORE feature

by maxwell edison In reply to Ignoring people that have ...

We need a feature with which we can choose to IGNORE certain members; and those messages posted from those IGNORED members won't even appear on our screen.

Let them shout as much as they want. If they've been IGNORED, no one will even hear (see) it!

A tough programming challange to say the least. Or is it?

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Very badly ...

by stargazerr In reply to TR needs an IGNORE featur ...

At least the good thing about them being kids is ... that they have now been put to sleep by their respective mommys (Its 8 pm in UK) ...

]:)

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But, I see a problem with that -

by Mickster269 In reply to TR needs an IGNORE featur ...

If we have only putting one person on ignore, won't we still be seeing all the responses to the "ignored" post?

We'll be able to read all the pithy remarks, but not what inspired them.

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I agree

by maxwell edison In reply to But, I see a problem with ...

I suppose it would result in those "blanks". My comment was more of a wish rather than a realistic programming challenge.

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Yahoo

by Montgomery Gator In reply to I agree

Yahoo has an Ignore feature, and you can turn it off if you want to, as needed in case you have a desire to see what a particular idiot was saying.

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