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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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re: glad to know

by rob mekel In reply to NZ_Justice, Follow the ye ...

YW :)

But where on earth did you find in my lines that I think that DMambo is a pain in the a$$. Only stated that if there is smoke there must be a fire, somewhere. (But maybe it's just his/her pain in the a$$, they tell it can be like a burning fire, )

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Here we go ...

by stargazerr In reply to NZ_Justice, Follow the ye ...

"From the link you gave I make up that he's (or she for that matter, I can't make up from the lines DMambo's sex) a pain in the a$$ to some people (lol, has a pain in the a$$ now) but can't make up he/she is a pain in the a$$."

These are the lines ... as quoted

]:)

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I agree with the geek formerly known as us_geeks_rule

by DMambo In reply to NZ_Justice, Follow the ye ...

or stargazerrrrr or what ever her name is. I AM a nice guy. (Although, quite often I can be a pain in the a$$ - just ask my kids!!!)

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re: Here we go ...

by rob mekel In reply to NZ_Justice, Follow the ye ...

And they " but can't make up he/she is a pain in the a$$." line up what I stated. I don't say that he/she is a pain in the a$$ to me.

But then again maybe I put in to much , and (...), that's a problem I encounter more often.
Sorry if it didn't make clear what I meant

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Still not accepted

by stargazerr In reply to NZ_Justice, Follow the ye ...

My name change DM??

Umm One little question ... Are you avoiding jd's discussion about you being innocent on purpose??

Because if you are .. there still might be hope for you .. ;\

]:)

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Ignorance is BLISS

by mjd420nova In reply to Ignoring people that have ...

I've always learned that if it bothers you,
change the channel. Or what ever applies
for the situation. I try to read every thread
and reply to those I feel the need to render
a response. I don't ignore anyone yet, but a
few are getting really close. I won't point
fingers or even chastise those who so dearly
need it. But I do laugh alot at those who
appear from who knows where and spout off on
others behaviour, spelling, or even their
homelands. Even bigger laughs for the ones
who've been here for years and exercise their
rights to remain silent.
Everyone wonders how big of an IDIOT you are
until you open your mouth and remove all doubt.

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Just ignore them

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

They're just playing games with everyone. Its too bad that they're so immature because they are missing out on becoming part of this great web community. Soon they will get bored and move on if they don't get a reaction.

Theres just no way to have a decent conversation with people like that.

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Like I've been saying all along

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

Ignore them. I didn't even think there is any other logical option.

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Hear, hear

by rob mekel In reply to Ignoring people that have ...

As the English say if they agree with someone. And I do this time jdclyde. Although I think that ignoring isn't the right expression but as you state later on choosing whom you will reply to or get into discussion with is a better thing to say and do. And yes it's just a way of speaking writing/chatting).
In communication it's everything because it addresses the way how your(generally, not you specific) attitude towards people in general is.
For me it's just that you can't make-up your mind, with-out reading there writings first, before ignoring people. But that's what you started with.

So; hear hear.

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Actually

by jdclyde In reply to Hear, hear

I wondered about that saying, and finally got around to checking up on it.

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Dear Straight Dope:

When you agree with someone, do you say "Here Here!" or "Hear Hear" ? And what does it mean? What is the origin of "Here Here" or "Hear Hear"? --Tymoma195


SDSTAFF Veg replies:


The correct term is, "hear, hear!" It is an abbreviation for "hear, all ye good people, hear what this brilliant and eloquent speaker has to say!"


Of course, if the speaker is actually asking a question, such as "and just where do you think we should open the new strip club?" it's not hard to imagine that at least one yahoo in attendance might yell, "here, here!" But this would be the exception that proves the rule.


--SDSTAFF Veg

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