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  1. Ken Anderson

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    In nearly every group of people, there is likely to be someone who you'd rather not talk to. In church, at a party, or any other gathering, I would simply make a point of not sitting near that person, or of making a point of being in another part of the room. This usually accomplishes my objective well enough because I am not generally in an position of being able to make them leave.

    This is true in a discussion forum as well. While we are not a large group of people here, it is likely that there is someone who another member of the forum would rather not be bothered with. Usually, it would be enough to simply not respond to their posts.

    If someone is being particularly obnoxious, of course I have the option of banning them or of removing them from the forum, actions that I usually reserve for spammers. Most often, however, the person who may annoy one member of the forum is enjoyed by other members of the forum, just as we all have friends who may not like one another.

    I would hope that no one would leave the forum because of someone else who is on the forum, so I wanted to point out that the forum does have an "ignore" feature. Please don't use it indiscriminately because the forum is much more fun when you know what everyone else is saying, but if there is one person who you would rather not be bothered with, if you allow your cursor to hover over their member name, there is an option in the box that will pop up to "ignore" that person.

    When you are ignoring someone on the forum, you will not see their posts. Of course, if someone who you are not ignoring quotes their post, you will see the part of the post that is being quoted, but you will not see the posts made by someone you are ignoring.

    I will not be ignoring anyone here. Even in forums that are not mine, this is a feature that I rarely use. In fact, I think there is only one that I am ignoring. I sometimes post in a pet forum that includes someone whose idea of raising a cat is entirely different from my own, which would be fine except that she would get argumentative with anyone who disagreed with her. Rather than engaging in an argument in a forum that wasn't my own, I put her on ignore. But I rarely do that.
     
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    I am making this post sticky to remind everyone that this is an option.
     
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    Thanks and I would add that sometimes ignoring is bliss.
     
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    Wow, you already have people to ignore...I'm impressed for someone new, lol. I bet you're someone in disguise. :)

    Actually though it doesn't work well if you go and play the games. :)
     
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  6. Bill Boggs

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    @Ken Anderson I don't know where to put this comment. Frank says I have him blocked. To my knowledge I have blocked no one ever. How and where can I check? I've looked over settings and have no one in Ignor. I have sent Frank a message telling him to try again. Please advise. Thanks.
     
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  7. Ken Anderson

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    In this forum software, it's called "ignore" but the function is similar to the "block" feature on some other forum software. Put your cursor over your profile in the upper right of the page. A box will pop up with two columns of options. In the second column, is one that says "People You Ignore" - I think that's it. For what it's worth, you're probably not blocking anyone. There seems to be a thing lately, where everyone is accusing everyone else of blocking them.
     
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    Roger, thank you.
     
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    Did you see a message which read...You have chosen to ignore posts from Frank Sanoica ? (something similar) I saw a message other day that said I was ignoring Holly ... it was definitely there, I may be old but not senile ( yet) o_O

    and I don't ignore people
     
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    My PM to Bill could not be executed. However, his PM to me was, as was my answer to him as a PM. (I think, no answer back yet). Guess that's how it works.....
    Frank
     
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    It might be a setting that you have which does not allow other members to send you a private message, @Bill Boggs . If you click the link at the top right with your name, it opens up a list, and choose “contact details”. Then look at your messaging preferences and see what it says. There is an option for “members only” and one for “people I follow”. Set it for members only, and then anyone here can message you.
    It might be something in @Frank Sanoica’s settings, so it would be a good idea for both of you to see that you allow messaging from all of the members here and not just people you follow.
    Frank obviously does not have you on ignore, nor do you have him on ignore, because he can still see and read your posts here; so I think that it is something in your settings, Bill.
     
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    I agree with @Yvonne Smith and was going to post similar but Yvonne always makes more sense than I do and explains things clearly.
     
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    I have mine set to "members only'' always have... it hasn't prevented members getting a message to say they can't pm me ( blocked)... it's very strange...
     
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    Can't find anything but I'll recheck. Thanks for your posts .
     
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    @Yvonne Smith Thanks for the help. I believe Bill changed the settings, as he sent me a PM, and we are "squared away". Frank
     
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    @Frank Sanoica No I didn't change anything as I could find nothing to change. I sent you a pm without difficulty, changing nothing. I haven't answered you yet as I have been pretty busy and having some difficulty getting things done today, bear with me. My shortness of breath is more of a problem today. What I want to say is pretty long for a PM and I was going to have to pare it down or place it in open forum under the Tall Tales and Fabrications maybe. Would you object to that or prefer a PM? Your call.
     
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    @Frank Sanoica I'll pare it down; no sense in trying to make a story of everything which seems to be my long-winded tendency. I'll get back to you, Amigo.
     
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    The time is whizzing by so fast I can hardly get anything done.
     
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    I know a member has me on block ..because it showed up,in a game recently I have never sent abusive PM’s or harrased anyone

    ;):eek::confused:
     
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  20. Holly Saunders

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    @Kate Ellery , I hope you don't mean me, both @May Benot and I were accused of that by Louise the other day...and neither of us has anyone on ignore... it's easy to miss a post on the games, that doesn't mean someone is on ignore..as @Ken Anderson already explained on another thread , even HE can't see who is on ignore, so there's no way anyone else can...
     
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  21. Ken Anderson

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    Please stop arguing about who is ignoring someone. For one thing, there is no way that you can know that someone is ignoring you, nor can I, so the we have to accept when someone says they are not ignoring someone. You can see who you are ignoring but you cannot see who someone else is ignoring, nor can I. Besides, if someone wants to ignore someone, that feature is here for that reason. Unfortunately, there is no way to ignore someone in the rest of the forum, but not in the games section, but it's their business, and not something that's worth arguing about. The games are here to have fun with, and to pass the time with, but they're not worth arguing about.
     
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    @Bill Boggs
    Well, now, that all depends on the depth and gravity of what you might reveal. I am usually, myself, pretty careful in a public forum, having heard all the nasty rumor.....
    Frank
     
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    @Bill Boggs
    Sort of like the worker spotted sitting around doing nothing: claimed he works so fast he's always finished!:D
    Frank
     
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    Can the button "ignore" be changed to "contravene" and a sign assigned to it that says "please push"?
    It's a much more pleasant word and it's a sure bet that if something says "push", no one will push it.
     
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