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Old 16-05-2022, 15:20   #1
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Keeping CF pleasant

The current lockdown of the joke thread prompted this - I've seen a few discussions of lack of civility on CF and would like to share my trick for dealing with it.

There's an option you can click to ignore posts from a given user. Try it, you might like it.

There are currently only two people on my ignore list, and a third is now a candidate. These are people who make multiple posts that I find annoying for some reason AND who provide me with no useful sailing / cruising information.

It took time before I did this because I was afraid I would be blocking too many people, but that isn't the case. And my experience on CF is more pleasant since I started doing it.
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Old 16-05-2022, 15:35   #2
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Old 16-05-2022, 15:44   #3
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Yeah, you're right. Only in the last few months have I used the ignore feature, and have used it twice. I think I hesitated because the ignore feature doesn't remove them from the planet...it just makes them invisible to me. I've decided that's good enough.

Okay, so one guy constantly brings politics into the discussion and somehow flies under the radar of the mods on multiple forums. The other guy is just an obnoxious jerk, by the name of....
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Just a gentle reminder - please do not identify or post the usernames of whomever you choose to ignore because that is not nice. It is a useful feature and the mods will thank you for using it responsibly as we do whenever you decide to decline to responding in kind to disruptive posts.

This is good time to remind you of the report post button which is another useful feature designed to keep the forum civil and welcoming. It is the red triangle thingy with the black exclamation mark located on the bottom LHS of every post (or top RHS of PMs). This alerts every moderator the post (or PM) may be problematic. We will assess the post/PM as time permits and act as required. The more egregious posts/PMs go to the top of the queue.
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Old 16-05-2022, 16:12   #5
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Yeah, you're right. Only in the last few months have I used the ignore feature, and have used it twice. I think I hesitated because the ignore feature doesn't remove them from the planet...it just makes them invisible to me. I've decided that's good enough.

Okay, so one guy constantly brings politics into the discussion and somehow flies under the radar of the mods on multiple forums. The other guy is just an obnoxious jerk, by the name of....
I think we need a "remove from planet" button! 😉
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Re: Keeping CF pleasant

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The current lockdown of the joke thread prompted this - I've seen a few discussions of lack of civility on CF and would like to share my trick for dealing with it.

There's an option you can click to ignore posts from a given user. Try it, you might like it.

There are currently only two people on my ignore list, and a third is now a candidate. These are people who make multiple posts that I find annoying for some reason AND who provide me with no useful sailing / cruising information.

It took time before I did this because I was afraid I would be blocking too many people, but that isn't the case. And my experience on CF is more pleasant since I started doing it.

Good topic.

Do people who are ignored know that they are being ignored? It think they should as maybe that will prompt them to change their behavior.

I recently came across a 2 page thread where mostly the senior members posted in it, the interaction was so civil and respectful I wondered why canít this be in all the threads. (I will try to find that thread)

CF is a microcosm of our society as a whole and I hate to say it but it is getting worse everywhere, I donít know where we will end up in the future.
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Old 16-05-2022, 16:38   #7
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Just a gentle reminder - please do not identify or post the usernames of whomever you choose to ignore because that is not nice.
Thank you for adding that - forgot to mention it.
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And my experience on CF is more pleasant since I started doing it.
Same. Although I have only blocked one user.
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Old 16-05-2022, 18:11   #9
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Yes, the Ignore List is your friend here on CF. That said, I have no one on my list. I just know who to ignore (mostly ).

I do wish there was some sort of way to know who was on people's ignore list. I actually think it would be a useful reputational measure, especially for new users who come into this space and sometimes get chased away by "ignorable" members.

You can see how many "thanks" a member has received by looking at their rating in their public profile. It's the row of little green dots or squares in the top right corner; the more, the better. It's too bad the software doesn't also provide a score or measure of how many people have a user on "ignore."
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Yes, the Ignore List is your friend here on CF. That said, I have no one on my list. I just know who to ignore (mostly ).

I do wish there was some sort of way to know who was on people's ignore list. I actually think it would be a useful reputational measure, especially for new users who come into this space and sometimes get chased away by "ignorable" members.

You can see how many "thanks" a member has received by looking at their rating in their public profile. It's the row of little green dots or squares in the top right corner; the more, the better. It's too bad the software doesn't also provide a score or measure of how many people have a user on "ignore."
This actually sounds like a better measure than those currently in use, I'm gonna take Mike off my ignore list in case he ever has another good idea.
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Use Ignore well. I’m on a half dozen reference and research forums, and have more Ignored here than all others combined. Just added another fringe lunatic yesterday. Works miracles, I see the same yo-yos post again and again in one thread, but I don’t read their drivel.

Mike, good to see your leftist, socialized everything, pro-cold water opinions again. What’s the story? Back on boat yet? No I didn’t check your bloody blog cause you’d not updated it in forever. Oh sorry I hate off topic posts. My bad.
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Re: Keeping CF pleasant

I also hope the CF can remain pleasant. It is for the most part.

I have considered using the ignore feature, but decided I can tolerate differing viewpoints and discussion as long as it is rational and mostly civil. YMMV.

And there are people I don't pay any attention to, but I don't try to silence them as is common today, nor do I resort to personal attacks and name-calling.

Well, except for using that Shakespeare Insult Kit I posted on the joke thread...
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Re: Keeping CF pleasant

To me, CF has become a more enjoyable hang in 2022 because it seems that the usual non-boating battlethreads are being extinguished earlier, and this is once again mainly a forum about boats.

I've only got one chap on ignore, because of his almost pathological pattern of posting on a specific non-boating topic. Otherwise, I can usually cope with someone else's opinion being different from mine.
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This actually sounds like a better measure than those currently in use, I'm gonna take Mike off my ignore list in case he ever has another good idea.
Huh? What? ... Did Ted say something .

In all seriousness, this is why I'm reticent to put anyone on auto-ignore. Even the most obnoxious people can sometimes surprise me with a useful comment. But I still think the "ignore" command is a great one.

Personally, I use the "Ignore This Thread" option under the Thread Tools menu far more often. When I see a thread that I know is going to get under my skin, or more commonly one that has gone off the rails, I just put the whole thing on ignore.
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Mike, good to see your leftist, socialized everything, pro-cold water opinions again. Whatís the story? Back on boat yet? No I didnít check your bloody blog cause youíd not updated it in forever. Oh sorry I hate off topic posts. My bad.
Yup, still here, and still spouting my libertarian-socialist perspectives . Although, I do admit, I've been spending a bit less time at CF than in the past.

I'll be back to my boat in a couple of weeks -- first time I'll lay eyes on her in nearly 2 1/2 years. Keep reading the blog to find out what happens next .
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