Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com

View topic - Ignoring users

Ignoring users

Spotted any errors or found anything that doesn't work?

Ignoring users

Postby Schattenjedi » Fri 07.14.2006 3:10 pm

I was wondering if it would be possible have an ignore option integrated into the message board. There are some people on this board who's posts are consistently annoying to read. E.g. they refuse to put any effort into their posts, writing unintelligible English, using all caps/ no caps, making typos in every other sentence. I understand that different people are annoyed to different degrees by these things so I thing it would be best to give everyone a little moderating power of their own by allowing them to ignore users who write crap posts all the time. This would also save moderators the trouble of warning/banning people who are essentially just being annoying but aren't doing anything especially ban-worthy like posting porno or advertising.
Schattenjedi
 

RE: Ignoring users

Postby Gan » Fri 07.14.2006 3:26 pm

To tell you the truth, I make plenty of typo's and grammer mistakes. But I sort of agree with you. It is annoying when every line is bombared with undechiperable english. And well to be quite honest, if I made a thread like this I would have been extra - extra careful not to many any mistakes at all. It seems you have made one mistake. "I thing it would be best to give everyone a little moderating power of their own by allowing them to ignore users who write crap posts all the time" I beleive that should be "I think......" :D
Last edited by Gan on Fri 07.14.2006 3:45 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Gan
 
Posts: 338
Joined: Sat 06.04.2005 9:26 pm
Native language: English

RE: Ignoring users

Postby richvh » Fri 07.14.2006 3:50 pm

I'm not aware of any forum software (as opposed to chat or newsreader software) that allows killfiling of annoying posters.
Richard VanHouten
ゆきの物語
richvh
 
Posts: 6450
Joined: Thu 09.29.2005 10:35 pm

RE: Ignoring users

Postby paul_b » Fri 07.14.2006 4:09 pm

richvh wrote:
I'm not aware of any forum software (as opposed to chat or newsreader software) that allows killfiling of annoying posters.

I think I've seen one somewhere once but darned if I can remember where.
User avatar
paul_b
 
Posts: 3210
Joined: Thu 06.01.2006 9:35 am

RE: Ignoring users

Postby Schattenjedi » Fri 07.14.2006 4:22 pm

The BigDaikon forum allows it (thank god). That place is like a wasp nest.
Schattenjedi
 

RE: Ignoring users

Postby zengargoyle » Fri 07.14.2006 4:33 pm

it wouldn't be *that* hard to implement. hardest part is user interface side. but is it a path we want to head down?
User avatar
zengargoyle
 
Posts: 1200
Joined: Sun 05.29.2005 10:16 pm

RE: Ignoring users

Postby paul_b » Fri 07.14.2006 4:36 pm

zengargoyle wrote:
it wouldn't be *that* hard to implement. hardest part is user interface side. but is it a path we want to head down?

Speaking as a user if I 'ignore' some users so that I can't see their posts I will still (presumably) see the threads show up as having "new posts" and move to the top of the forum and will be very annoyed to find that the "new posts" are actually from people I've killfiled. In news software blocked users don't* show up like that.

* well it depends on the software I suppose
User avatar
paul_b
 
Posts: 3210
Joined: Thu 06.01.2006 9:35 am

RE: Ignoring users

Postby Budomaru » Fri 07.14.2006 4:41 pm

zengargoyle wrote:
it wouldn't be *that* hard to implement. hardest part is user interface side. but is it a path we want to head down?


i wanted to make a thread on this a while back, myself. zengargoyle though expresses the reason i decided not to. i figured, if the mods and clay wanted to implement such a feature, they would lock and delete threads much more often - though instead they give people quite a bit of space for mistakes. i think its a matter of approach, and i think they have already defined theirs, so i didnt expect them to change it.

you can ofcourse still complain when it comes to certain users being extra annoying (i would like to post a few names :p). but thinking about it, i believe the mods are always aware of certain people who often make a mess or are rude. therefore there is little point in actually reporting something they know and have decided upon their approach towards the issue.

still, i agree i would be delighted to be able to ignore some posters. not because of typos or bad english, but because of bad behaviour and rudeness towards everyone else (which is a valid reason, but hard to actually prove - which is why reporting/ignoring probably isnt in the plans of our mods/admin).

edit - no need for software; in all the forums i've seen it being available, it was implemented in the code, so its a matter of adding a feature to the forum, not having people install software.
Last edited by Budomaru on Fri 07.14.2006 4:43 pm, edited 1 time in total.
You know you've been hanging around a forum too long when people start quoting you and agreeing :P
User avatar
Budomaru
 
Posts: 257
Joined: Sun 10.09.2005 5:38 am

RE: Ignoring users

Postby zengargoyle » Fri 07.14.2006 4:56 pm

paul_b wrote:
zengargoyle wrote:
it wouldn't be *that* hard to implement. hardest part is user interface side. but is it a path we want to head down?

Speaking as a user if I 'ignore' some users so that I can't see their posts I will still (presumably) see the threads show up as having "new posts" and move to the top of the forum and will be very annoyed to find that the "new posts" are actually from people I've killfiled. In news software blocked users don't* show up like that.

* well it depends on the software I suppose


then you would probably be annoyed. :) not impossible to do, but terribly hard the way PHP-Fusion does things... while i have secret plans to slowly replace bits and pieces of PHP-Fusion evilness with nice and clean Perl goodness, it won't happen any time soon.

even though i haven't used news in ages and ages, i rue the day some fool decided that the web needed forums instead of newsgroups. :( everything you could possibly want and more in a "group discussion medium" was done to almost perfection long before the web came around... if only...
User avatar
zengargoyle
 
Posts: 1200
Joined: Sun 05.29.2005 10:16 pm

RE: Ignoring users

Postby KINGZ » Fri 07.14.2006 5:38 pm

Eak, I’m probably the top one on that bad Grammar list. (Please excuse my southern raising) but to omit someone’s views over the choice of bad grammar or an improper education is a daft move. Even a wise man can learn something from a foolish man.;)
If it’s too much, you can always set up a member group on the forum, per say list of members that can only post in said forum section.

Oh, and nice use of grammar to some of the ppl here, I notice other post outside of this thread from the same ppl seems to be riddled with mistakes. CAN WE ALL SAY WORD GRAMMAR CHECK?:o
Last edited by KINGZ on Fri 07.14.2006 5:39 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
KINGZ
 
Posts: 178
Joined: Thu 06.22.2006 8:37 am

RE: Ignoring users

Postby thunderdragoonz » Fri 07.14.2006 7:28 pm

I am sure many people here will make mistakes, especially to those people who are japanese... well I have been to american school for long as I can remember and I still suck at it :(
thunderdragoonz
 
Posts: 20
Joined: Tue 02.21.2006 10:19 am

RE: Ignoring users

Postby Budomaru » Sat 07.15.2006 9:26 am

i dont think its a matter of mistakes in writing, but rather about people behaving rudely or behaving like the world is there only so they can get help on whatever they want however they want.

that said, after reading a couple of new posts in other threads, i decided i'd prefer a "kill this poster" button. i admit i've had to stop reading threads, not because i wasnt interested in the content, but because of some random posters that make a mess.
You know you've been hanging around a forum too long when people start quoting you and agreeing :P
User avatar
Budomaru
 
Posts: 257
Joined: Sun 10.09.2005 5:38 am

RE: Ignoring users

Postby Infidel » Mon 07.17.2006 3:20 am

If this forum wasn't actively moderated as it is then an ignore option would be nice. As it is, I really don't think it is necessary.
なるほど。
さっぱりわからん。
User avatar
Infidel
 
Posts: 3093
Joined: Sun 10.09.2005 1:12 am
Native language: 英語

RE: Ignoring users

Postby Budomaru » Mon 07.17.2006 10:35 am

i think ignoring is a matter of personal rather than public peace ;)
You know you've been hanging around a forum too long when people start quoting you and agreeing :P
User avatar
Budomaru
 
Posts: 257
Joined: Sun 10.09.2005 5:38 am

RE: Ignoring users

Postby sgtkwol » Mon 07.17.2006 11:31 am

Ignoring could get annoying to people who arent ignoring anybody, b/c you may be repeating something that the person you are ignoring just said. Then you may have good insite on most subjects, but now you are being ignored by quite a few people.
If you are in a foreign land where they don't understand your native tongue, just speak louder and slower...in the language that they don't know.
sgtkwol
 
Posts: 126
Joined: Sun 11.27.2005 12:59 am

Next

Return to Problems

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests