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    Ok, so you now have the option to ignore people.

    Yes, I realize it appears you can Ignore yourself but not to worry it won't let you.

    When you click on the Ignore button you will get two links, one to return and the other to go to an Ignore page.

    Here is a link to the page.

    http://www.thescienceforum.com/ignore.php

    You can click on ignore next to a user, or add the user from the ignore page. To delete a user from the ignore list simply click on delete next to their name on the Ignore page.

    Any questions or bugs please post them here.


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    Is there a way you can move the button to a user's profile rather than on the main page? It seems too blatant and ugly out there. Like an invitation.


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    I would have to try that and see how simple it is.
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    For now I moved it to the right, any better that way?
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    Hmm.
    Not sure.
    You know. I'm sure there's psychological testing as to the effectiveness of button placement at heightening or lessening the visibility of said buttons.

    But, I don't know them.

    I think it might be a little less noticeable that way. And, in a way, it acts like the close button of a window.

    I'd prefer it not be on the main page at all though. I know that I'm not going to use it and I don't want to waste my browser resources on it... Kidding.

    I don't like seeing it on every post though.
    Ignore.
    Ignore.
    Ignore.

    But, then again, at the other place, report post was on every post, but that makes more sense than ignore user.
    You're ignoring a user not a post.
    That's why it should be in the user's profile. And there should be a link to the ignore control panel from your own control panes to modify said list.

    Wouldn't think that it would be that hard to do. But, what do I know?
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    I'm sure it's not all that hard to do, I just am busy at the moment so I thought I would toss a bandage on the problem for now.

    I want to add the report a post option also.
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    Maybe we can add a general feature that allows one to ignore the ignore button.

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    I for one would love not to have see the Ignore button (and the font style doesn't even match on my browser) -- it's so urban. I prefer the urbane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ad . hoc
    I for one would love not to have see the Ignore button (and the font style doesn't even match on my browser) -- it's so urban. I prefer the urbane.
    Yah, it's a graphic. Late nite photoshop work on my part. I may end up re-doing all the buttons to make them match.

    We'll find a solution, chances are what Invert suggested.
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    Ignore can now be found on the profile page of each user.
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    Better.
    Now if I might suggest? Replace the graphic with a link that says: Ignore user. Or: Add user to ignore list. (Yes. That latter is stolen straight from sci, but it seems to work. There's also a friend's list over there, but it's kinda useless.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by invert_nexus
    Better.
    Now if I might suggest? Replace the graphic with a link that says: Ignore user. Or: Add user to ignore list. (Yes. That latter is stolen straight from sci, but it seems to work. There's also a friend's list over there, but it's kinda useless.)
    I changed it, same image name so it may not show up without a refresh.
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    My, In(Sanity), with all the changes done this week -- there's one little thing that all Sciforum users (well, perhaps most Sciforum users) would envy you for: your 106 px size avatars! Theirs' is a measly 40 px size smudge. You'd got to be a genius to make anything look fine at 40 pixels. My crashing airliner would never make it there. In fact, I believe there was a thread about the 40 px limit -- compromise (60 px) was out of the question.
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    Ok. Now there just needs to be a simple way to get to the ignore list to remove people from it. I thought for a minute that you could hit the profile button from an ignored user, but it gets ignored to. So. If you could add a link to the ignore page from the control panel...

    You could always do it in a roundabout way, ignore someone else, then refresh to the ignore page and manage the names on the list, but... It's always best to assume people are too stupid to figure things like that out...

    Then again, they might just be too stupid to find the ignore list link in their control panel as well.
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    Invert_Nexus -- your avatar looks like a quarter-size corner-view of a bogeyman.

    ( He's probably put me on Ignore! Lol )
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    ( He's probably put me on Ignore! Lol )
    Funny you should say that. I was just experimenting with the ignore list using you. It wouldn't let me ignore Insanity...

    your avatar looks like a quarter-size corner-view of a bogeyman.
    Anyway. As to my avatar.
    Ha!
    It's sort of a trick avatar. It's a very specific image. Ever heard of the pointilistic dog? Well, this isn't the dog but it is a similar thing.

    I once couldn't see it either, and in fact, had to have it pointed out to me. But, now that I see it, it's right there staring me in my face.

    I really wonder that others can't see it.
    It's an amazing thing.

    A bigger view if you want to see.

    And. Since I mentioned the other:

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    Funny you should say that. I was just experimenting with the ignore list using you. It wouldn't let me ignore Insanity...
    So you can ignore others but not me?
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    Most likely can't ignore any moderators either.
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    I've been posting on various boards on the internet for years, particularly those that follow the vBulletin model... I've always thought it would be a great feature if there was a way to rate a user by how many "ignores" and "buddies" they have. A Karma or status bar or some such.

    That would be handy when a new user is confronted with a reply or interested in replying to another user.... they can instantly see what their respect level is among the community.

    It would also encourage members to post with quality since these are the members that would receive the fewest "ignores" and the most "add to buddy lists."
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    Well at the moment nobody is ignoring anyone else. So these stats would make everyone appear cool
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    It would only really work if there were both "ignore" and "buddy list" options and if both could be represented in postive vs. negative integer which, in turn, represents the individual's "karma."

    The status quo would be neutral - no "buddies;" no "ignores." Someone with 6 "buddies" and 3 "ignores" would have an overall "karma" of +3.

    Someone with 8 "ignores" and 0 "buddies" would have an overall "Karma" of -8.

    I don't even know if such a thing is possible... but it just seems like the most basic method of rating members and perhaps the most efficient. That is to say, if such a thing is even desired. I could very well be the only one that would want it.... in which case it would make no sense to implement.

    But I don't think I'd be alone in putting cool skill on ignore if I knew it would impact his "karma" as well as giving me the option of not having to read his drama.
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    Well I really just want a rating system where you can rate the user on a scale system. 1-10. It would be a one click rating. It would not even take you away from the page you were on. The average would be displayed. I of course would always have a 10

    I can do it, just have to find the time....
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    That might work as well, but my thoughts were on influencing members that have potential to create quality posts, but choose to leave emotional and juvenile ones in topics that they feel emotional about. I hate to pick on individual members, but if you look in the business/ecconomics subforum, you'll see a recent post from just such a member. He participates well in many topics and creates constructive posts. But when the subject of religion is critically discussed, he gives the appearance of losing control -though he may really have an agenda.

    There's little incentive for him to refrain from being rude or callous. Perhaps there's even some psychological reward for him. But an impact on a "karma" or "rating" might be just the thing to influence how one posts.

    It certainly would influence me.
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    You might want to check out this forum: http://www.christianforums.com/
    It has a reputation system. It is the best rating system I have ever seen in online forums.
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    Would you believe that my user name is "BrotherWalker" at that forum?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkinWalker
    Would you believe that my user name is "BrotherWalker" at that forum?
    No.
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    Holy Crap!!!!
    1400 members online?!!
    Crazy-ass Christians. Well. Better them being there than clogging up religious subforums on Science boards...

    Anyway.
    Their reputation system doesn't seem to be all that different. Sciforums has the same thing with the 'green square'. But it's not enabled.

    I really don't care for the idea of reputation, too much like a popularity contest. I like Skinwalker's idea on the ignore thing though.

    As to buddies. I never understood the value of a buddy list. All it does at Sci is put a plus sign by their name on the online list. Whoppity doo!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by water
    Quote Originally Posted by SkinWalker
    Would you believe that my user name is "BrotherWalker" at that forum?
    No.
    It's true, I assure you. I haven't been there in a while, but its true.

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    invert_nexus,


    Anyway.
    Their reputation system doesn't seem to be all that different. Sciforums has the same thing with the 'green square'. But it's not enabled.
    It's not the same, as far as I could tell.


    I really don't care for the idea of reputation, too much like a popularity contest.
    Well, humans like clique thinking, don't they?


    As to buddies. I never understood the value of a buddy list. All it does at Sci is put a plus sign by their name on the online list. Whoppity doo!!
    Actually, the point of the buddy lists is that a member can enable that other members can see who his buddies are.
    At some forums, when you click a member's profile, you can see who this person's buddies are (if this member has enabled this option).
    The buddy system works by mutuality: two persons are displayed as buddies only if they both agree to that. Ie. if a person adds you to their buddy list, you have to add them to your buddy list as well, or you aren't buddies at all.

    Shit, I hate this word, "buddy".


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    SkinWalker,


    Would you believe that my user name is "BrotherWalker" at that forum?
    No.
    It's true, I assure you. I haven't been there in a while, but its true.
    Shoot, I'm sorry. I was a bit drowsy last night, so I was high on short answers.
    Also, I was once in love with a guy whose last name was "Walker". He was really stupid, but cute. Hence, I am allergic to anyone named "Walker".
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    heh... rest assured, my last name isn't "walker." But I didn't think SkinWalker would go over well in the Christian Forums... Even if I was just lurking, but I wanted to keep the connection. I've been using that screen name since the 1990s... maybe even the late 1980's (on some BBSs that I used to frequent).

    I wish I would have thought to buy the domain name 8)
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