Out of the Blue

We have rolled out another new feature here, or perhaps enhancement is a better term. Registered users who look at the Manage Ignored Users Page on their account here will now see the number of users ignoring them. This is not intended to embarrass anyone, no one can see this information other than yourself. So it's really just for fun, though it may help some users better understand how their posts are viewed (or not viewed in this case). That said, some of the data may be skewed by factors that are hard to understand. We have three users who aren't even that active who are ignoring 959 users between them. One has 393 users on ignore, and one can only imagine the ghost town the forums must seem like when you block that many posts. Thanks to Frans for working out this new element, and here's hoping you find it interesting.

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Re: OotB: Ignorance is bliss
May 28, 2022, 02:51
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Re: OotB: Ignorance is bliss May 28, 2022, 02:51
May 28, 2022, 02:51
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 28, 2022, 01:28:
Simon Says wrote on May 27, 2022, 14:47:

Next, how about stats on how many times people's post have been deleted because of broken rules?
It's public information. You've been around here long enough to know who's close to rolling the odometer. Click on the username and in the search box type removed then start counting.
But the powers that be are not going to do it for you plus you should know the reasons why, he posted them here.

He's right, that's a good trick that works perfectly. If you apply it to RedEye, you can see 4 posts of his have been removed for reason "Personal attacks" this month (May), for example.

It's a good way not to miss any party 🎉
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Re: OotB: Ignorance is bliss
May 28, 2022, 01:28
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Re: OotB: Ignorance is bliss May 28, 2022, 01:28
May 28, 2022, 01:28
 
Simon Says wrote on May 27, 2022, 14:47:

Next, how about stats on how many times people's post have been deleted because of broken rules?
It's public information. You've been around here long enough to know who's close to rolling the odometer. Click on the username and in the search box type removed then start counting.
But the powers that be are not going to do it for you plus you should know the reasons why, he posted them here.
- At this point, Windows is the OS equivalent of Stockholm Syndrome. -
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Re: OotB: Ignorance is bliss
May 28, 2022, 00:54
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Re: OotB: Ignorance is bliss May 28, 2022, 00:54
May 28, 2022, 00:54
 Kxmode
 
Simon Says wrote on May 27, 2022, 14:47:

Next, how about stats on how many times people's post have been deleted because of broken rules?
I think making that information public doesn't benefit anyone.
"The present is a veil between anticipation and horror. Lift the veil... and madness may follow." source
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Re: OotB: Ignorance is bliss
May 27, 2022, 14:47
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Re: OotB: Ignorance is bliss May 27, 2022, 14:47
May 27, 2022, 14:47
 

Next, how about stats on how many times people's post have been deleted because of broken rules?
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Re: OotB: Ignorance is bliss
May 27, 2022, 14:40
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Re: OotB: Ignorance is bliss May 27, 2022, 14:40
May 27, 2022, 14:40
 

I have 1 on ignore ( WaltC, he's just not worth the energy 99% of the time ) and 8 are ignoring me...

Well, didn't know I triggered so many people with what are overall very reasonable posts.

*shrugs*
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Re: OotB: Ignorance is bliss
May 27, 2022, 14:06
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Re: OotB: Ignorance is bliss May 27, 2022, 14:06
May 27, 2022, 14:06
 Kxmode
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 27, 2022, 08:18:
Kxmode wrote on May 27, 2022, 04:57:

Instructions unclear, thread now stuck in drain
🤪😄🙂
"The present is a veil between anticipation and horror. Lift the veil... and madness may follow." source
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Re: OotB: Ignorance is bliss
May 27, 2022, 08:18
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Re: OotB: Ignorance is bliss May 27, 2022, 08:18
May 27, 2022, 08:18
 
Kxmode wrote on May 27, 2022, 04:57:
I see this thread left many traumatized. Here's a pill for your pain. 💊

Instructions unclear, thread now stuck in drain
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Re: OotB: Ignorance is bliss
May 27, 2022, 04:57
Kxmode
 
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Re: OotB: Ignorance is bliss May 27, 2022, 04:57
May 27, 2022, 04:57
 Kxmode
 
I see this thread left many traumatized. Here's a pill for your pain. 💊
"The present is a veil between anticipation and horror. Lift the veil... and madness may follow." source
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Re: OotB: Ignorance is bliss
May 26, 2022, 23:59
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Re: OotB: Ignorance is bliss May 26, 2022, 23:59
May 26, 2022, 23:59
 
Quinn wrote on May 25, 2022, 04:15:
RedEye9 wrote on May 20, 2022, 16:51:
Beamer wrote on May 20, 2022, 14:07:
21 people ignoring me. I'm a bit surprised. I believe Verno and/or Creston did, which are the only ones to sadden me.
22 here. Laugh2
I WIN.

Only 15 here! Whoohooo I win! Ironically, I'm posting this quoting 2/15 ignoring me.

PS: I'm ignoring nobody. Zeroooo. I find it an extremely silly thing to do.
Given the number of contentious arguments you've had over the years, I find that admirable.
I'm a smoldering volcano of virility. At least, that's what I tell myself.
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Re: OotB: Ignorance is bliss
May 25, 2022, 04:15
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Re: OotB: Ignorance is bliss May 25, 2022, 04:15
May 25, 2022, 04:15
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 20, 2022, 16:51:
Beamer wrote on May 20, 2022, 14:07:
21 people ignoring me. I'm a bit surprised. I believe Verno and/or Creston did, which are the only ones to sadden me.
22 here. Laugh2
I WIN.

Only 15 here! Whoohooo I win! Ironically, I'm posting this quoting 2/15 ignoring me.

PS: I'm ignoring nobody. Zeroooo. I find it an extremely silly thing to do.
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Re: OotB: Ignorance is bliss
May 25, 2022, 02:53
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Re: OotB: Ignorance is bliss May 25, 2022, 02:53
May 25, 2022, 02:53
 
jdreyer wrote on May 23, 2022, 03:42:
Frans wrote on May 21, 2022, 17:52:
jdreyer wrote on May 21, 2022, 07:44:
Frans wrote on May 21, 2022, 02:59:
Not possible, admins/moderators cannot be ignored.
I have five users ignoring me. Maybe those were before I became a mod?
Correct.
Sooo, should that be undone?
I suppose that creates a level playing field. Done, and for the other two moderators too.
-- Frans
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Re: OotB: Ignorance is bliss
May 24, 2022, 11:56
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Re: OotB: Ignorance is bliss May 24, 2022, 11:56
May 24, 2022, 11:56
 
Gene Wilder's scream
"It's aliiiiiiiive"
https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=gene+wilder+it%27s+alive

Esteemed Sirs, today I see this, thank you, thank you.

Ignored
May 23, 2022, 19:58
"xxx"

To view this user's posts click on the username.


Nice option too !

UPDATE:
Based on RE9 helpful comment, I tested and confirm that the reason was I wasn't logged in.
Sorry about my ignorance about the matter.

This comment was edited on May 24, 2022, 22:25.
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Re: OotB: Ignorance is bliss
May 24, 2022, 11:32
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Re: OotB: Ignorance is bliss May 24, 2022, 11:32
May 24, 2022, 11:32
 
I thought I had seen people saying it didn't work in the "other way" to display the forum. But as I look around I can't find a way to change the layout format so maybe I just need to up my medication dosage.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Re: OotB: Ignorance is bliss
May 24, 2022, 10:47
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Re: OotB: Ignorance is bliss May 24, 2022, 10:47
May 24, 2022, 10:47
 
Blue wrote on May 24, 2022, 10:38:
WannaLogAlready wrote on May 24, 2022, 01:12:
I confirm that in my case the ignore function doesn't work.
No biggie though, seemed fun to try.
Doesn't work, how?
Good question, I imagine you need more info to figure it out.

1. My guess is WannaLogAlready is not logged into the site when viewing the forums or is using a private window.
2. Or maybe the ignore/unignore button is not working, could that be some sort of hyperactive no-script/adware/tracker activity or extremely locked down browser.

But "1." is what I have ran into and that is not the fault of the ignore function.
- At this point, Windows is the OS equivalent of Stockholm Syndrome. -
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Re: OotB: Ignorance is bliss
May 24, 2022, 10:38
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Re: OotB: Ignorance is bliss May 24, 2022, 10:38
May 24, 2022, 10:38
 
WannaLogAlready wrote on May 24, 2022, 01:12:
I confirm that in my case the ignore function doesn't work.
No biggie though, seemed fun to try.
Doesn't work, how?
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Re: OotB: Ignorance is bliss
May 24, 2022, 01:12
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Re: OotB: Ignorance is bliss May 24, 2022, 01:12
May 24, 2022, 01:12
 
I confirm that in my case the ignore function doesn't work.
No biggie though, seemed fun to try.
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Re: OotB: Ignorance is bliss
May 23, 2022, 10:53
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Re: OotB: Ignorance is bliss May 23, 2022, 10:53
May 23, 2022, 10:53
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on May 20, 2022, 12:50:
Season 3 of Love, Death, and Robots just dropped and I binged it all morning long. Definitely an improvement over season 2 and about equal to season 1. Of the 9 episodes, 4 stood out in particular:

Episode 1 Three Robots Exit Strategies
Episode 3 The Very Pulse of the Machine
Episode 6 Swarm
Episode 7 Mason's Rats

The Very Pulse of the Machine hit me really hard in a good way.

I would highly recommend watching it. The only caveat is the last episode, Jibaro. It was the weakest of all 9 episodes and I would not have ended the season with it.

/---\

I am being ignored by 11 accounts. Oh noes. I shall weep myself to sleep this eve'n.
Love, Death, and Robots
I didn’t know they made a second season much less a third. Some episodes remind me of Black Mirror.
I know what I’ll be watching in the near future.
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Re: OotB: Ignorance is bliss
May 23, 2022, 09:10
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Re: OotB: Ignorance is bliss May 23, 2022, 09:10
May 23, 2022, 09:10
 
Mr. Tact wrote on May 23, 2022, 08:28:
Beamer wrote on May 23, 2022, 07:53:
Who is ignoring who would be fun, but also, a definitive reason why some people would harass other people, unfortunately.
Yeah, you are probably right about that. I occasionally forget the world is seemingly overstocked with jerks.
The intention here was to do something a little fun with the ignore function. But avoiding causing harassment or embarrassment for anyone was a must. That's why you can't even see how many users are ignoring someone else.
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Re: OotB: Ignorance is bliss
May 23, 2022, 08:28
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May 23, 2022, 08:28
 
Beamer wrote on May 23, 2022, 07:53:
Who is ignoring who would be fun, but also, a definitive reason why some people would harass other people, unfortunately.
Yeah, you are probably right about that. I occasionally forget the world is seemingly overstocked with jerks.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Re: OotB: Ignorance is bliss
May 23, 2022, 07:53
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May 23, 2022, 07:53
 
Mr. Tact wrote on May 23, 2022, 07:12:
31 ignored, 7 ignoring me.

Of the 31, I only recognize half a dozen or so of the nicknames -- guess most of the others gave up. It would be cool to be able to see who is ignoring who and a list of most ignored. I am torn between feeling good that only seven people are ignoring me and being disappointed that only seven people are ignoring me.

I was actually surprised to be so close to RedEye.
Who is ignoring who would be fun, but also, a definitive reason why some people would harass other people, unfortunately.
Another site I've used about as long as this one has a list of who is most ignored, and who is most ignoring. I don't know if any add much benefit, other than either causing hurt feelings ore causing people to push for bragging rights.
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