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  Reply # 717223 14-Nov-2012 16:55 Send private message

I'd be more in favor of being able to mute someone from further contributing to a given thread if they are given enough dislikes by others active in the thread.

'you have been banned from further contributing to this thread by a jury of your peers'

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  Reply # 717231 14-Nov-2012 17:00 Send private message

insane: I'd be more in favor of being able to mute someone from further contributing to a given thread if they are given enough dislikes by others active in the thread.

'you have been banned from further contributing to this thread by a jury of your peers'


I like this better, however I can see it just becoming very contentious. It's going to become very cliquey here.

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  Reply # 717270 14-Nov-2012 17:50 Send private message

Personally, I'm more in favour of the "Ignore" functionality present in other commercial forum scripts. You can ignore a person, but all that happens is instead of seeing their posts you see "1 post(s) ignored from (user). Click here to show anyway" and if you click it the full post appears as if by magic (JS element hiding clearly ;))

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  Reply # 717272 14-Nov-2012 17:52 Send private message

Kyanar: Personally, I'm more in favour of the "Ignore" functionality present in other commercial forum scripts. You can ignore a person, but all that happens is instead of seeing their posts you see "1 post(s) ignored from (user). Click here to show anyway" and if you click it the full post appears as if by magic (JS element hiding clearly ;))


Much better!

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  Reply # 717277 14-Nov-2012 17:57 Send private message

insane: I'd be more in favor of being able to mute someone from further contributing to a given thread if they are given enough dislikes by others active in the thread.

'you have been banned from further contributing to this thread by a jury of your peers'


Yeah, ban those with minority views. 

I like it. 



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  Reply # 717288 14-Nov-2012 18:29 Send private message

Kyanar: Personally, I'm more in favour of the "Ignore" functionality present in other commercial forum scripts. You can ignore a person, but all that happens is instead of seeing their posts you see "1 post(s) ignored from (user). Click here to show anyway" and if you click it the full post appears as if by magic (JS element hiding clearly ;))


Yes, that's more like what I was thinking. This is pretty much plonking anyway.





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  Reply # 717289 14-Nov-2012 18:33 Send private message

I wouldn't agree with Plonking, as someone said before, it causes tension and is sometimes confusing to read. Then people won't want to come back to GZ..:(




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  Reply # 717291 14-Nov-2012 18:36 Send private message

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Kyanar: Personally, I'm more in favour of the "Ignore" functionality present in other commercial forum scripts. You can ignore a person, but all that happens is instead of seeing their posts you see "1 post(s) ignored from (user). Click here to show anyway" and if you click it the full post appears as if by magic (JS element hiding clearly ;))


Much better!

Big +1 for this!

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  Reply # 717292 14-Nov-2012 18:38 Send private message

Kyanar: Personally, I'm more in favour of the "Ignore" functionality present in other commercial forum scripts. You can ignore a person, but all that happens is instead of seeing their posts you see "1 post(s) ignored from (user). Click here to show anyway" and if you click it the full post appears as if by magic (JS element hiding clearly ;))


+1

I was actually going to request this the other day but thought there wouldn't be much in favour





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  Reply # 717294 14-Nov-2012 18:46 Send private message

Hmmm. So what's the problem here then? "Plonk" in my view (and by definition) is when YOU put someone into an ignore list that is for YOUR use only, not affecting anyone else. That's what I was thinking, and that's what Kyanar suggested.

How can filtering your personal view can "create[s] tension on the forums"?






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  Reply # 717295 14-Nov-2012 18:46 Send private message

freitasm: Would you folks have use for a "PLONK" button here on Geekzone?


Only if we also get an "I told you so, but you wouldn't listen." button. 




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  Reply # 717298 14-Nov-2012 18:48 Send private message

freitasm: Hmmm. So what's the problem here then? "Plonk" in my view (and by definition) is when YOU put someone into an ignore list that is for YOUR use only, not affecting anyone else. That's what I was thinking, and that's what Kyanar suggested.

How can filtering your personal view can "create[s] tension on the forums"?




Maybe people think its visible to others, whereas it's only filtering what you see not others



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  Reply # 717299 14-Nov-2012 18:48 Send private message

As I said, I think people here are under the impressions that "plonk" applies to everyone's view, when in fact it's a user preference - a filtered view.





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  Reply # 717303 14-Nov-2012 18:50 Send private message

Either way I'm for it _b



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  Reply # 717304 14-Nov-2012 18:51 Send private message

Quoting from Wikipedia:


Plonk is a Usenet jargon term for adding a particular poster to one's kill file such that the poster's future postings are completely ignored.


I think some people either

a) didn't participate in Usenet much
b) didn't read the link in my OP.





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