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  # 1282436 13-Apr-2015 19:06
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freitasm: Your reports are sent to moderators only. There is no reason for someone being reported to know who is reporting.



What about if it's a mod's post you are reporting? (Not thinking of anyone in particular, just a hypothetical)

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  # 1282438 13-Apr-2015 19:10
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NonprayingMantis:
freitasm: Your reports are sent to moderators only. There is no reason for someone being reported to know who is reporting.



What about if it's a mod's post you are reporting? (Not thinking of anyone in particular, just a hypothetical)


You can't report mod's posts. If a mod has done something you have a problem with, I'd suggest that you PM frietasm.




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  # 1282457 13-Apr-2015 19:33

DarthKermit: This place is pretty darned civil. The Trademe messageboards are a lot worse. And look at all the trolls who post on YouTube.


I agree!

I think ideas like -1 buttons for trolls are a bad idea. That is the only button trolls are going to use.

Post your views on things you don't like. But, don't expect everyone (or anyone) to agree with you.

If a post is annoying you, then ignore it. It's just a post.

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  # 1282462 13-Apr-2015 19:40
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don't like the -1 at all and for all the reasons already given. How bad is the problem or is it a problem and are we only compounding it by trying ti fix what may only be a few negative comments.

The off topic thread has grown and a lot just frequent that and or not much else so is that one of the may problem areas if so maybe a time out function available to moderators.




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  # 1282494 13-Apr-2015 20:37
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Someone actually made a chrome plug-in to mute users but I stopped using it because I missed some interesting threads.

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  # 1282819 14-Apr-2015 11:57
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networkn: There are plenty of features I wish for that would be higher priority to my thinking. 




Agreed.  I've been banging on about a particular feature that I would find immensely valuable for what feels like years now and it's never even got a look in.  Being able to up or down vote particular posts rather than replying to them with context serves no value in my mind.  All this becomes is a popularity contest.

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  # 1282825 14-Apr-2015 12:02
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freitasm: I looked at it. Easy to implement, hard to test and get it right.


But it is a feature that a lot of other forum software has so it can't be that hard surely.  Anyway I am not trying to derail this thread.



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  # 1283023 14-Apr-2015 15:55
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The implementation that would benefit me would be as follows:
Under options at the side bar would be "hide this user"
Of course if anyone bothers to reply to the antagonist it will be viewable.
If one can not make head nor tail of thread then a "show hidden posts" could be available at head of thread. A bit like the " show answers only" button.

Only some lures that a troll throws out will provoke a bite from some people. I'd like to be able to filter out the users that antagonise me in a non confrontational manner.

I'm not interested in downvoting anyone.

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  # 1283027 14-Apr-2015 15:59
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1eStar: The implementation that would benefit me would be as follows:
Under options at the side bar would be "hide this user"
Of course if anyone bothers to reply to the antagonist it will be viewable.
If one can not make head nor tail of thread then a "show hidden posts" could be available at head of thread. A bit like the " show answers only" button.

Only some lures that a troll throws out will provoke a bite from some people. I'd like to be able to filter out the users that antagonise me in a non confrontational manner.

I'm not interested in downvoting anyone.


That's how Usenet reader killfiles were implemented and they didn't really work for a whole bunch of reasons.  What does work is the way Facebook does it.  If I block you then I can't see your posts and you can't see mine.



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  # 1283034 14-Apr-2015 16:16
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1eStar: The implementation that would benefit me would be as follows:
Under options at the side bar would be "hide this user"
Of course if anyone bothers to reply to the antagonist it will be viewable.
If one can not make head nor tail of thread then a "show hidden posts" could be available at head of thread. A bit like the " show answers only" button.

Only some lures that a troll throws out will provoke a bite from some people. I'd like to be able to filter out the users that antagonise me in a non confrontational manner.

I'm not interested in downvoting anyone.


That's how Usenet reader killfiles were implemented and they didn't really work for a whole bunch of reasons.  What does work is the way Facebook does it.  If I block you then I can't see your posts and you can't see mine.

Yeah but on facebook you can unfollow/hide posts from a user and they have no idea, they still see your posts.

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  # 1283039 14-Apr-2015 16:26
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1eStar:  Yeah but on facebook you can unfollow/hide posts from a user and they have no idea, they still see your posts.


That's irrelevant.  If it's a killfile and you killfile me, you'll still see everyone who replies to me and quotes me, i.e. you'll read my post anyway.  A good Usenet newsreader would go a step further and add some kind of regex engine and allow you to hide posts that have too much content from someone you've killed.  That's ok when it's on a client, but if M. were to try and implement something similar there's going to be a lot of CPU cycles sucked up for reasons like Demeter thought I was rude one morning when we'd both had far too much coffee to drink on an empty stomach.



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  # 1283079 14-Apr-2015 17:18
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Glassboy:
1eStar:  Yeah but on facebook you can unfollow/hide posts from a user and they have no idea, they still see your posts.


That's irrelevant.


It's completely relevant to the implementation I suggested. It's all about reducing noise. I have hundreds of people I know that want to friend me on Facebook, I can't be bothered reading what they had for breakfast, neither do I want to offend them by blocking them, I simply unfollow/hide prolific posters to manage MY life.

Case and Point: if in fact I'd been able to ignore you as a user, then I wouldn't be wasting my time responding right now, you would be feeling great because you think the whole world agrees with your opinion, so I get 10 more minutes in my life to do something useful, you get a boost. Win-win.

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  # 1283130 14-Apr-2015 18:31
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Glassboy:
1eStar:  Yeah but on facebook you can unfollow/hide posts from a user and they have no idea, they still see your posts.


That's irrelevant.  If it's a killfile and you killfile me, you'll still see everyone who replies to me and quotes me, i.e. you'll read my post anyway.  A good Usenet newsreader would go a step further and add some kind of regex engine and allow you to hide posts that have too much content from someone you've killed.  That's ok when it's on a client, but if M. were to try and implement something similar there's going to be a lot of CPU cycles sucked up for reasons like Demeter thought I was rude one morning when we'd both had far too much coffee to drink on an empty stomach.


At least Demeter had tasty coconut and butter in hers ;)

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  # 1283149 14-Apr-2015 19:08
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Personally, I think our mods are doing a great job, compared to other forums. We don't want a nanny forum do we?




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