There are some people who I just don't want to hear their opinion. There has been only one I have blocked (most of you know who I am talking about) and someone asked how to block. It is easy, just go to personal and there is a drop down (I believe) where you can block a poster. I am all for freedom of speech but opinions are sometimes like ********, everybody has one but some don't bother to wipe too good. I try to wait to see if the person is flaming, trolling or both but when I have had enough, BLOCK EM. My blood pressure is high enough as it is! And while I am on it, I am VERY pleasantly surprised with 99.9% of the post and posters on this board. I have been on other "Shoals" newsgroup boards where they form little clicks, ban any new ideas and usually belittle others who have a different point of view. I have seen very little of that on this board and I think this is one of the best if not the best thing the TD has ever done. Give the entire area a place to vent. Maybe some people in power will start taking the opinions seriously! All in all, this is a very enjoyable experience and I will continue to post and read others. And block me if you want to, I will not be offended! LOL
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Maddog,I think you are right on. This forum is, for the overwhelming part, full of new ideas and info not found just anywhere. One only has to overlook a very few, and I know I have made my share of stupid post. But I can rely on this forum to keep me informed on the going ons in the area and at times the world.
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Originally posted by Mott The Hoople:
Are people really so weak that they can't resist reading a message posted by someone they don't like? What makes you read it? Ah...in all actuallity, no one is blocking anyone. Just stating their upper road superiorty in a roundabout way. Weak, very weak!


You are right. I can't bring myself to block anyone. But not for why YOU think.
I get too much enjoyment out of the stupidity of some posts. :O

Quote of the day just for you:
When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. I Cor 13:11
I, personally, do not want to block anyone. If I don't want to read a long drawn out reply by someone, I will just skip that and go on.

I am an adult, I basically like to see what EVERYONE thinks. AND believe it or not, I have actually learned things from these people here, and there is nothing wrong with that.
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I don't block someone because I disagree with them, I block them because I think they are disrupting the conversations. It's like sending a loud kid out of the room when the grown ups are trying to talk.



Still doesn't explain why you have to read the post if it isn't blocked.


Personally, I use a magic marker on my newspapers. Big Grin
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Originally posted by David L.:
I find that the poster's icon is helpful too. One quick glance at that Auburn and bulldog icon and I know that I can just skim on by that post. Smiler


So much for that idea. Mott decided to use a similar waving flag like mine.

PLEASE do not confuse his posts with mine.

Real class Mott - can't even think for yourself?
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Originally posted by David L.:
I find that the poster's icon is helpful too. One quick glance at that Auburn and bulldog icon and I know that I can just skim on by that post. Smiler


LOL David.. problem is, you will still end up reading the post, when the QUOTE button is used, Roll Eyes
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Originally posted by imho:
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Originally posted by David L.:
I find that the poster's icon is helpful too. One quick glance at that Auburn and bulldog icon and I know that I can just skim on by that post. Smiler


So much for that idea. Mott decided to use a similar waving flag like mine.

PLEASE do not confuse his posts with mine.

Real class Mott - can't even think for yourself?


imho, I have loved your avatar since you got it, I dont even look at the name anymore, just the beautiful flag... I dont understand why anyone wants to copy yours....

Mott, what was wrong with your "trademark avatar", and now I confuse you and imho... sheeeessshhh...
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Originally posted by Kindred_Spirit:
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Originally posted by imho:
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Originally posted by David L.:
I find that the poster's icon is helpful too. One quick glance at that Auburn and bulldog icon and I know that I can just skim on by that post. Smiler


So much for that idea. Mott decided to use a similar waving flag like mine.

PLEASE do not confuse his posts with mine.

Real class Mott - can't even think for yourself?


imho, I have loved your avatar since you got it, I dont even look at the name anymore, just the beautiful flag... I dont understand why anyone wants to copy yours....

Mott, what was wrong with your "trademark avatar", and now I confuse you and imho... sheeeessshhh...


Thanks K_S. Mott must want people to think he is me to help improve his reputation.
It won't take three words into his posts for people to know it is NOT me.
Maybe he'll get an identification of his own but I withhold the suggestions that come to mind.

IMHO <---- that is me with the ORIGINAL waving flag with no flagpole Wink
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Originally posted by imho:
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Originally posted by Kindred_Spirit:
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Originally posted by imho:
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Originally posted by David L.:
I find that the poster's icon is helpful too. One quick glance at that Auburn and bulldog icon and I know that I can just skim on by that post. Smiler


So much for that idea. Mott decided to use a similar waving flag like mine.

PLEASE do not confuse his posts with mine.

Real class Mott - can't even think for yourself?


imho, I have loved your avatar since you got it, I dont even look at the name anymore, just the beautiful flag... I dont understand why anyone wants to copy yours....

Mott, what was wrong with your "trademark avatar", and now I confuse you and imho... sheeeessshhh...


Thanks K_S. Mott must want people to think he is me to help improve his reputation.
It won't take three words into his posts for people to know it is NOT me.
Maybe he'll get an identification of his own but I withhold the suggestions that come to mind.

IMHO <---- that is me with the ORIGINAL waving flag with no flagpole Wink


Yep, you are right about that imho!!! Wink We know you for who you are, and we know Mott for who Mott is (he/she?) so it don't matter, Ohhhhh, and by the way, I love your flag.. Big Grin
On the subject of this thread:

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Ignored post by Mott The Hoople posted 17 December 2006 09:37 PM


The above quote is what it looks like when someone you are IGNORING makes a post.
It squeezes this little tiny notice of the person making a post that you are ignoring.

It's TOO EASY - just click on user's nickname in the post and one of the selections is to Add the person to your ignore list.

TOO COOL!
No need to block
nothing but talk
substance can't be found
so why go round and round,
if it makes no sense
then why would you care.
Common folks,you know, don't split hair
So be free, you already are
maybe you need to back up
and see it from afar.
K.S. I love what you have to say at times.However, Brenten is serving our country and may be going back to "the sand box" as our vets call it .I personaly don't think I would enjoy an AK 47 being fired in my direction.I WILL allow him a little slack in his post. I know I haven't laid my life on the line for some New York writer to be able to critize me because I errored on the side of caution. And saved his American life. He could have been left behind. God Bless The USA
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Originally posted by themax:
No need to block
nothing but talk
substance can't be found
so why go round and round,
if it makes no sense
then why would you care.
Common folks,you know don't split hair
So be free, you already are
maybe you need to back up
and see it from afar.


Cute, but I must disagree.

If I want constant irritation, I'll get a pet mosquito.

I have my own list of shortcomings, but getting along with others is not one of them. I can get along with just about anybody. So, if I choose to use the "ignore" feature, it is with good reason.
Funny you saying that, themax. How about a riddle? Smiler I was just reading:

The honeyguide is a small African bird that likes beeswax. It has developed a unique relationship with an animal called the honey badger. When the honeyguide finds a bees’ nest, it calls the badger to the right tree. The badger climbs up, rips out the nest and eats the honey. Its thick skin protects it from stings. The honeyguide can then feed on the beeswax.

I have something in common with the honeyguide.

You have something in common with the badger.

Get it? Wink
Corndog, the same thing applys I was taught, as a child, to have respect for the men in uniform, that were willing to put their lives at risk for us. In this forum we may be able to call names, make false remarks or at least makes remarks that suits ones own agenda. I do not know Brentenman or who his real ID is. What I DO KNOW is I RESPECT the job he is doing. So you don't have to eat a cameldog washed down with goatmilk.
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Originally posted by _Joy_:

If I want constant irritation, I'll get a pet mosquito.

I have my own list of shortcomings, but getting along with others is not one of them. I can get along with just about anybody. So, if I choose to use the "ignore" feature, it is with good reason.


In all seriousness, it makes for much better reading of the threads now that I have ignored the copier of my flag avatar.
Ignoring someone doesn't make you closed minded. After trying to reason with someone who doesn't use reasoning they don't leave you any option, so it is really their own actions that get them left out of the conversation.
Zing that went right over my head. LOL Thanks Joy, I try to look at things in a way that will help me grow as a person. BUT, there are certian things that do create a burr under my saddle. But if we all thought the same way, believed the same things, What would be the use of a forum like this?
It's alright to stir the pot, just don't forget to add ingredents when one does. I try, and so do you.

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