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DonGould

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#116192 21-Apr-2013 16:44
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The number of mailing lists I follow with people having a whinge about threads being off topic is just getting silly recently.

What is it with people on mailing lists who can't install filters to just ignore a thread?

More and more I get my mail on my phone.  Gmail for my phone just threads everything, so it's easy to just ignore a thread that's clearly left my interest.

Last week I was following thread after thread on the AusNog mailing list complaining about the volume of traffic.  The week before it was the Internet NZ PAG list, and today it's people moaning on the PHP list.

What's the point of discussion lists if people aren't allowed to 'discuss'?

Why is it that technical people can't use filtering tools?

What am I missing here?





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  #803119 21-Apr-2013 16:46
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DonGould:

What am I missing here?



Irony? :-)

/Sorry, that was *irresistable*.




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  #803136 21-Apr-2013 16:58
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Seems to be a bit of rain about today.




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  #803144 21-Apr-2013 17:06
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Tomorrow is Monday

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  #803146 21-Apr-2013 17:09
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Boy my Don Gould filter button isn't bloody working




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  #803149 21-Apr-2013 17:13
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I got a couple of big trailer loads of firewood yesterday.

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  #803156 21-Apr-2013 17:20
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Dratsab: I got a couple of big trailer loads of firewood yesterday.


Where from and how much was it a trailer load?

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#803158 21-Apr-2013 17:21
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maverick: Boy my Don Gould filter button isn't bloody working


Tool button must be faulty ask MF to take a look

 
 
 
 


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  #803160 21-Apr-2013 17:26
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SaltyNZ:
DonGould:

What am I missing here?



Irony? :-)

/Sorry, that was *irresistable*.


Have to agree with you there!

It's a bit silly when a list gets over run by people complaining about all the off topic posts.





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  #803161 21-Apr-2013 17:27
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You know, I think that feature would make me subscribe.

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  #803163 21-Apr-2013 17:29
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johnr:
maverick: Boy my Don Gould filter button isn't bloody working


Tool button must be faulty ask MF to take a look


I think that's an interesting comment. 

Following this cyber bullying issue, I wonder if all social media should be required to have simple tools for ignoring/filtering stuff out?

We often rant about freedom of speech, but where's my freedom to just not read or be presented with stuff I won't want to see?






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  #803170 21-Apr-2013 17:40
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DonGould:
Following this cyber bullying issue, I wonder if all social media should be required to have simple tools for ignoring/filtering stuff out?

We often rant about freedom of speech, but where's my freedom to just not read or be presented with stuff I won't want to see?


They all do have that feature, its called stop using it.




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  #803173 21-Apr-2013 17:46
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richms:
DonGould:
Following this cyber bullying issue, I wonder if all social media should be required to have simple tools for ignoring/filtering stuff out?

We often rant about freedom of speech, but where's my freedom to just not read or be presented with stuff I won't want to see?


They all do have that feature, its called stop using it.


I don't really regard that as a reasonable answer.

Why should I stop using Geekzone just because a single user is bugging me (as an example), or Twitter, Facebook, etc.






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#803175 21-Apr-2013 17:53
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DonGould:
richms:
DonGould:
Following this cyber bullying issue, I wonder if all social media should be required to have simple tools for ignoring/filtering stuff out?

We often rant about freedom of speech, but where's my freedom to just not read or be presented with stuff I won't want to see?


They all do have that feature, its called stop using it.


I don't really regard that as a reasonable answer.

Why should I stop using Geekzone just because a single user is bugging me (as an example), or Twitter, Facebook, etc.




rofl.  Salty already said it but serioulsy theres a case of irony if ever i saw it




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  #803188 21-Apr-2013 18:18
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Don, those mailing lists you mentioned lack a thing we have on Geekzone: moderators. We do ask people to stop pushing threads off topic.

The reason for that is because people like focus. If a new topic emerges then best create a new thread.

Have you noticed all these complaints about discussions going off topic have a person in common?





 

 

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  #803189 21-Apr-2013 18:20
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Talkiet: You know, I think that feature would make me subscribe.


I thought of creating this feature on Geekzone but some people couldn't get their heads around the idea...






 

 

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