Who'll be willing to share their ignore list?

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
Even the most irritating people can have something interesting to say once in a long while.
No they don’t. The bores, the fanatics and the trolls here aren’t capable of being interesting and that’s why they’re on ignore. ;) Why wade through 500 irritating posts trying to find one non-crap post? Their ratio of garbage to non-garbage posts is 1,000 to 1.
 

Ann

Hall of Fame
No they don’t. The bores, the fanatics and the trolls here aren’t capable of being interesting and that’s why they’re on ignore. ;) Why wade through 500 irritating posts trying to find one non-crap post? Their ratio of garbage to non-garbage posts is 1,000 to 1.
Ditto.

This is just a thing I do to relax a bit. Why, oh Why, would I bother dealing with people I would avoid contact with in the real world? I put certain people on ignore because they have nothing of value to say and they ruin every thread with hatred or trash. What's the point? I'm not getting paid to be here, so it doesn't make sense to not make it as enjoyable as possible.
 
No they don’t. The bores, the fanatics and the trolls here aren’t capable of being interesting and that’s why they’re on ignore. ;) Why wade through 500 irritating posts trying to find one non-crap post? Their ratio of garbage to non-garbage posts is 1,000 to 1.
So they HAVE something interesting to say once in a long while if the ratio is 1000 to 1 :D I honestly don’t even think it’s as bad as you make it out to be. Even the sureshs guy which you put on ignore is hilarious sometimes.
 
So they HAVE something interesting to say once in a long while if the ratio is 1000 to 1 :D I honestly don’t even think it’s as bad as you make it out to be. Even the sureshs guy which you put on ignore is hilarious sometimes.
He's got the "unintentionally funny" kinda humor I like.
 
So then your next life changing statement should be arriving in less than 1300 posts?

What were the other 8 life changing posts that you've already created, are they bookmarked somewhere?
Some memes or gifs that probably aren't even here anymore due to image hosting. Product of that generation.
 

Bartelby

Talk Tennis Guru
It starts well.
I hadn't clicked onto my ignore list in a while, and it appears I use it a bunch.

5dtrump5

Bartelby

BLX_Andy

BreakPoint

CopolyX

danbrenner

Frost5541

Gut4Tennis

joohan

LeeD

Lilguy1456

MikeHitsHard93

Nostradamus

NuBas

Rabe87

Shroud

Straight-Arm-FH

tennis_hack

The Dark Knight

TimeToPlaySets

Torres

travlerajm

ttwarrior1

v-verb
 

Ann

Hall of Fame
Added Djokodalerer31. He's just flooding the forum with sewage.
I haven't, yet! but it's tempting. Most of my ignores are the women haters and a few of the more obsessive Djokovic fans. I only have a couple of people on the list because I was constantly arguing with them, not so much because we always argued but because we were oil and water and ruining every thread we were on with the back and forth.
 
And I take it you only have personal issues with non-Fed fans?
I only have 3 people on ignore including one guy who got added like a week ago or so (Djokodalerer31).
1) big personal issues spreaded over a couple of years
2) different opinions over WTA lmao but he got really obnoxious to the point where he was incapable of arguing without personal insults
3) spam and rubbish posts

I only know the third guy is a Djokovic fan, the other two no idea.

Anyway, I like to get the full experience so I only add people I got some really big issues with.
 
I haven't, yet! but it's tempting. Most of my ignores are the women haters and a few of the more obsessive Djokovic fans. I only have a couple of people on the list because I was constantly arguing with them, not so much because we always argued but because we were oil and water and ruining every thread we were on with the back and forth.
That's one of the reasons it got really interesting for me a couple of years back :D
 
No they don’t. The bores, the fanatics and the trolls here aren’t capable of being interesting and that’s why they’re on ignore. ;) Why wade through 500 irritating posts trying to find one non-crap post? Their ratio of garbage to non-garbage posts is 1,000 to 1.
Why the need for ignore? There is no need for it.The whole point of this site is to discuss things with other people even the ones who you disagree it.
 

Zara

Hall of Fame
I only have 3 people on ignore including one guy who got added like a week ago or so (Djokodalerer31).
1) big personal issues spreaded over a couple of years
2) different opinions over WTA lmao
3) spam and rubbish posts

I only know the third guy is a Djokovic fan, the other two no idea.
For some reason, I thought you are one of those guys whose tolerance threshold is higher. In other words, I expected you to have no one on your ignore list.

Not that there's anything wrong with it but just saying...
 

Ann

Hall of Fame
Why the need for ignore? There is no need for it.The whole point of this site is to discuss things with other people even the ones who you disagree it.
I know this wasn't addressed to me and BeatlesFan has her own reasons but I have to respectfully say --- To a point but there are people on this board that are vicious towards women and have said all feminists are b1tches and other even more derogatory comments. Those aren't people that "disagree" with me, those are people that hate my guts. No one needs to listen to that crap. This is supposed to be fun, not something that has to be endured.
 
For some reason, I thought you are one of those guys whose tolerance threshold is higher. In other words, I expected you to have no one on your ignore list.

Not that there's anything wrong with it but just saying...
Yeah I like to get the full experience so I need to have some really big issues over an extended period of time to get people on the ignore list. I even got involved in several PM messages and I almost never do that.

Only this Djokodalerer31 guy got on the list real fast. He's everything I hate and he's everywhere. I'm actually considering "unignoring" him for a while just so I can report several of his posts for spamming.
 
I know this wasn't addressed to me and BeatlesFan has her own reasons but I have to respectfully say --- To a point but there are people on this board that are vicious towards women and have said all feminists are b1tches and other even more derogatory comments. Those aren't people that "disagree" with me, those are people that hate my guts. No one needs to listen to that crap. This is supposed to be fun, not something that has to be endured.
abide : to endure without yielding : WITHSTAND

:)
 

Zara

Hall of Fame
Yeah I like to get the full experience so I need to have some really big issues over an extended period of time to get people on the ignore list. I even got involved in several PM messages and I almost never do that.

Only this Djokodalerer31 guy got on the list real fast. He's everything I hate and he's everywhere. I'm actually considering "unignoring" him for a while just so I can report several of his posts for spamming.
Oh so you report too? See, I never report anything. But I've done so one time because VH was reporting my posts so I had to stop him (I think Sysyphus is still mad at me for that but NatF took it well lmho!). That was last year btw. But I've genuinely never reported any posts. And I've never put anyone on ignore either. Well, actually one time I did put both Suresh and Nate on my ignore list. I was testing it out with Suresh so he was my guinea pig and with Nate, it was pure fun. And I don't think it even lasted 24 hours to be honest.
 

Bartelby

Talk Tennis Guru
Most research evidence suggests that people don't like discussing matters with those that they disagree with, despite two thousand plus years of philosophy telling us otherwise.

Why the need for ignore? There is no need for it.The whole point of this site is to discuss things with other people even the ones who you disagree it.
 
Most research evidence suggests that people don't like discussing matters with those that they disagree with, despite two thousand plus years of philosophy telling us otherwise.
This in itself is thread-worthy: a topic that could be discussed ad infinitum. Pleasurably!

Are we all gluttons for punishment, then? Certain fan bases more than others, I reckon.

I'd wager that in a bubble like this one that is so dependent on critical thinking skills, the tensions serve to heighten awareness.
 
None.

Even the nasty one, you just gotta ignore it by yourself.

Most research evidence suggests that people don't like discussing matters with those that they disagree with, despite two thousand plus years of philosophy telling us otherwise.
Do you think human brain in term of evolution hasn't yet design to cope well with social media? The social media is vastly exploded that our brain couldn't cope with everything that come with it.
 

Bartelby

Talk Tennis Guru
It's certainly the case that we can't cope with the collisional elements of social media, but a lot of social media allows use to explore a self-designed limited version of reality.

This is a good read from 2001 that develops this idea:


Do you think human brain in term of evolution hasn't yet design to cope well with social media? The social media is vastly exploded that our brain couldn't cope with everything that come with it.
 

Ann

Hall of Fame
This in itself is thread-worthy: a topic that could be discussed ad infinitum. Pleasurably!

Are we all gluttons for punishment, then? Certain fan bases more than others, I reckon.

I'd wager that in a bubble like this one that is so dependent on critical thinking skills, the tensions serve to heighten awareness.
It's a tennis board filled with a bunch of yahoos and it's just for fun. What critical thinking skills? What tension?

You people miss the point, this is at best a hobby but probably more like a diversion. If it's tense, you've missed the point. And that's why I put the woman haters on ignore.
 
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Zara

Hall of Fame
I certainly can't.

My whatsapp groups are all muted. Many show hundreds of unread messages. Never been on FB, twitter etc.

I can't say that I can't because I can but I just find it boring (social media and all the related platforms) and gonna use Sureshs' term 'contrived', so I have never been on FB, Twitter etc. either in other words. I find my time extremely precious and I'd like to spend it wisely. That begs the question however - why would I then post on a forum which is part of the same platform? I do it because my love for tennis and also, I don't mind sharing my thoughts in this way where I remain unknown (whereas on FB, Twitter you will have to use a real account) and where I can come and go as I please. So my time along with my freedom is ultimately the most important factor to me.

In the past, I got into arguments/debates/fights many times (have a long posting history) and kept on going until I found myself completely exhausted but I still did not put anyone on ignore (to be more accurate, the ignore feature wasn't available) or reported any posts. Somehow I felt if I did then it would show my weakness for not being able to cope with people who disagree with me. Over time I've learned two things - one, quit arguments once I've made my points very clear and second, it's not at all important to have the last word because it's not me being right or wrong but exchange opinions and see, what makes the most sense. There are times when I didn't want to go back to the threads anymore so that I wouldn't have to read anything that would spark a reaction out of me, but lately I am doing the opposite. I go back and read it and see how I feel. If I feel I have something worthy or new to say to the argument then I will add it to it but if I feel we've already covered this then there's no need for me to post again on this thread. This way I have more control over myself I feel as I not being triggered by some baits or opinions.

I think that you can either advance yourself by going through the challenges even on a forum and adjusting yourself accordingly or you can just avoid the whole thing by putting people on ignore or reporting those who you deem might have crossed the line, but it's really and truly part of the evaluation process to be able to raise the threshold for tolerance or even be indifferent.

Also, wanted to mention - once a friendship or relationship is exhausted it's best to move on.
 
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I can't say that I can't because I can but I just find it boring (social media and all the related platforms) and gonna use Sureshs' term 'contrived', so I have never been on FB, Twitter etc. either in other words. I find my time extremely precious and I'd like to spend it wisely. That begs the question however - why would I then post on a forum which is part of the same platform? I do it because my love for tennis and also, I don't mind sharing my thoughts in this way where I remain unknown (whereas on FB, Twitter you will have to use a real account) and where I can come and go as I please. So my time along with my freedom is ultimately the most important factor to me.

In the past, I got into arguments/debates/fights many times (have a long posting history) and kept on going until I found myself completely exhausted but I still did not put anyone on ignore (to be more accurate, the ignore feature wasn't available) or reported any posts. Somehow I felt if I did then it would show my weakness for not being able to cope with people who disagree with me. Over time I've learned two things - one, quit arguments once I've made my points very clear and second, it's not at all important to have the last word because it's not me being right or wrong but exchange opinions and see, what makes the most sense. There are times when I didn't want to go back to the threads anymore so that I wouldn't have to read anything that would spark a reaction out of me, but lately I am doing the opposite. I go back and read it and see how I feel. If I feel I have something worthy or new to say to the argument then I will add it to it but if I feel we've already covered this then there's no need for me to post again on this thread. This way I have more control over myself I feel as I not being triggered by some baits or opinions.

I think that you can either advance yourself by going through the challenges even on a forum and adjusting yourself accordingly or you can just avoid the whole thing by putting people on ignore or reporting those who you deem might have crossed the line, but it's really and truly part of the evaluation process to be able to raise the threshold for tolerance or even be indifferent.

Also, wanted to mention - once a friendship or relationship is exhausted it's best to move on.
Why don't you ever reply to me with posts of this length? It's always "you suck :D" or "go to hell :)"
 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
Don't see how people who need to put other people on ignore in forums deal with real life. :D
Two totally different things.

Say you're throwing a party for your work colleagues. Who are you going to invite? Your friends, of course, or at least people who enjoy being around. You're not inviting people you dislike or ignore at work. It's your party, your house and your choice.

It's the same premise on an Internet Forum. Some people in this thread saying they think it's a "weakness" to ignore people on TTW or people assuming posters are put on ignore because "you can't deal with people disagreeing with you." This isn't what it's about. It's about not wasting time on bores, trolls or imbeciles. Just as I don't invite those types to my house or pay attention to them in my job, I don't allow them in my life on a tennis board either. It's not about avoiding "conflict," it's about screening out boredom.

A perfect example is Djokodalerer31. That person is never going to post anything relevant, funny or interesting, they are incapable of being anything but boring. Why take one minute of your life wading through his pathetic drivel?
 

Zara

Hall of Fame
Why don't you ever reply to me with posts of this length? It's always "you suck :D" or "go to hell :)"
I will make nice lengthy posts to you next time. You will get bored though. And if I keep it short, then it will be sweet.

But what about your posts to me? They don't typically warrant a thesis on my part so I do the next best thing.
 

Zara

Hall of Fame
Two totally different things.

Say you're throwing a party for your work colleagues. Who are you going to invite? Your friends, of course, or at least people who enjoy being around. You're not inviting people you dislike or ignore at work. It's your party, your house and your choice.

It's the same premise on an Internet Forum. Some people in this thread saying they think it's a "weakness" to ignore people on TTW or people assuming posters are put on ignore because "you can't deal with people disagreeing with you." This isn't what it's about. It's about not wasting time on bores, trolls or imbeciles. Just as I don't invite those types to my house or pay attention to them in my job, I don't allow them in my life on a tennis board either. It's not about avoiding "conflict," it's about screening out boredom.

A perfect example is Djokodalerer31. That person is never going to post anything relevant, funny or interesting, they are incapable of being anything but boring. Why take one minute of your life wading through his pathetic drivel?
Say my name! Say my name!

Seriously, I do agree that these two are entirely two different things. However, I don't agree with the bolded part. Things including people are always subject to change.

Avoiding people you don't get along or you are not too keen on is okay but putting them on ignore feels a bit much but people are free to do whatever they prefer even on a forum.
 
I need to ignore someone just to know what it’s like. So you don’t see anything the person posts? His posts, his threads, not even his messages to you? And what if someone else quotes him? Do you see just the other person’s quote?

But what if he makes an interesting thread? Or a live match thread, where other, more interesting people post? What if one of those people gets in an argument with him, you’re gonna miss out on that?

Seriously, it doesn’t seem worth it. Also, saying the person will never, ever post anything of relevance is wrong. And even if you believe it, how hard is it to just skip his posts with your eyes when reading in a thread?
 
I need to ignore someone just to know what it’s like. So you don’t see anything the person posts? His posts, his threads, not even his messages to you? And what if someone else quotes him? Do you see just the other person’s quote?

But what if he makes an interesting thread? Or a live match thread, where other, more interesting people post? What if one of those people gets in an argument with him, you’re gonna miss out on that?

Seriously, it doesn’t seem worth it. Also, saying the person will never, ever post anything of relevance is wrong. And even if you believe it, how hard is it to just skip his posts with your eyes when reading in a thread?
I have a hard time imagining that anything of what you said applies to Djokodalerer31.

Works perfectly fine for me.
 
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