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  1. #1
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    Default Just made my first ignore list!

    There is only one person on it, but I am so tired of that person's rantings. I do listen to other opinions but some persons are just so tiring.

    It is the day after the shootings in Tuscon and I just don't want to hear her shrillness today.

    It is easy to do:
    You have to be signed in. Go the the top left on the horizontal menu, where it says "User CP". Then on that page (CP = control panel), scroll down on the vertical menu on the left. Toward the bottom, click on "buddy/ignore lists". Then just enter the name on the ignore list, which is the bottom one.

    Oh yeah, thanks threebars, yes it is very much like a horse having an ignore button. Also, I have found that sometimes ignoring bad behavior, ie, pawing in crossties, can work better than yelling at them. I think it is just attention they want sometimes.
    Last edited by ToTheNines; Jan. 9, 2011 at 05:34 PM.



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    Dude! Is it me? Did I get to inaugurate someone's ignore list?

    Of course...... you may not be able to see this post.

    To the rest of you. When you see me type, "And another thing...." you know a rant is coming.
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    Nope, not you! There is a certain tone of myopia to the ranter in question.



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    I don't have anyone on mine. I just zoom past anyone who I find annoying. Of course, that list is practically non-existent since most of the most irritating posters were banned a couple of years ago.



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    Hey, I was told that I was put on someone's ignore list last week.

    She/he got very angry with my response to her/his anger issues over the "Thank You" note thread in Off Topic.

    Sent me a stupid PM...but when I responded that he/she really should get a life if they had to PM someone to tell them how much I had pissed them off...then I startted getting the DELETED WITHOUT READING messages.

    So I let it go......then same poster decides to PM me again in the middle of the day to tell me Neneer Neneer, I just put you on my ignore list.

    I got a good kick out of that one. Bu Bye.

    As for the Tucson shootings...that has weighed heavily on my heart today. What a sick world we live in.



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    Ha, I have tried that (scrolling past), but after all these years, even as I zoom past that person's screen name, I can feel my blood pressure rise.



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    I can sympathize. I do not have anyone on my list, but there was someone who is just pure evil, personally. Since they were banned, I don't have the issue. Do what you need to do to keep yourself from getting stressed about things you don't need to be. Just breathe.



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    There are a couple of people I've been tempted to put on ignore over the years, but I always figured it might be harder to follow the conversation if you missed parts of it. Especially since the threads here often turn on a dime and go in a different direction.

    So I just use the scroll key. Sometimes I use the scroll key a LOT.



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    Don't understand the point of the "Ignore" list. The person's name is clearly in view above their post.....yes, there are plenty of people I just skip over.

    Of course I also don't understand people who jump into threads and complain every time a topic is re-visited too much for their taste or when they scream about using the search button, why did they click the thread???????
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    As you get older, you will learn to be more patient with all, the smart ones that agree with you and make you nod and smile, the smart ones you don't agree with at all and the less gifted ones you rather don't listen to, but at times can still surprise you.

    We learn that we can learn from all, that is the idea of open forums.
    Why not take advantage of the opportunity?

    Then, there is scrolling for the days you feel grumpy too.

    I keep being told, when someone runs out of answers, that they are putting me on ignore and others keep telling me to keep on, thank you.
    I imagine all here do too, so it evens out.

    Hey, this is not real life, you can also turn the computer off and go ride or whatever.

    All of us have our moments, not always memorable ones.

    Now, how do you possibly make this horse related?



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    The real question for me is, how do you put someone on ignore in real life if they refuse to go away? My personal sociopath popped up again last week. Guess I need to file that police report and send all the correspondence to her husband too, as well as her new trainer. Worst part of all, a mutual acquaintance told me that HER eleven year old daughter posted a picture of MY seven year old daughter, complete with nasty commentary, on her facebook page. Nice.

    Seriously, if the worst thing is someone on COTH getting on your nerves, feel fortunate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluey View Post

    Now, how do you possibly make this horse related?

    I know!

    Have you ever been 'Ignored' by a horse? I have!

    Apparently, I made a very sweet gelding's 'ignore list' when I actually fed treats to one of his pasture mates!

    The next time I came out to visit, treats in hand, he studiously ignored me!!! I mean, literally saw me and walked away from the fence line!

    Of course a few minutes later, he decided that apples were worth lifting said same ban, but still - point made!
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    All I want is to know WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CHICKEN???



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    Quote Originally Posted by EqTrainer View Post
    The real question for me is, how do you put someone on ignore in real life if they refuse to go away? My personal sociopath popped up again last week. Guess I need to file that police report and send all the correspondence to her husband too, as well as her new trainer. Worst part of all, a mutual acquaintance told me that HER eleven year old daughter posted a picture of MY seven year old daughter, complete with nasty commentary, on her facebook page. Nice.

    Seriously, if the worst thing is someone on COTH getting on your nerves, feel fortunate.
    I'm so sorry for you and so sad for the daughter following in Mom's footsteps.



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    I have never actually put anyone on ignore, except one at FSU and they were so entertaining in their trolling I just took them off again...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Threebars View Post
    I know!

    Have you ever been 'Ignored' by a horse? I have!

    Apparently, I made a very sweet gelding's 'ignore list' when I actually fed treats to one of his pasture mates!

    The next time I came out to visit, treats in hand, he studiously ignored me!!! I mean, literally saw me and walked away from the fence line!

    Of course a few minutes later, he decided that apples were worth lifting said same ban, but still - point made!
    That is so cute! This happened with my mom once. She worked with this stallion a lot--so she was HIS person in his mind. Well one day she worked another horse BEFORE him and he got so mad! Pinning his ears, baring his teeth at her when she tried to pet him. So she said to him "alright, I'll go pet someone else" and he immediately pricked his ears forward and became all sweet as if saying "I didn't mean it, don't go"

    It's highly unlikely I'd put someone on my ignore list. Quite frankly there is one poster who I enjoy a lot because of the sheer ridiculous and outgrageous things they post! I'm always saying to myself--"are they for real?" So I really do find all the opinions very entertaining.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Threebars View Post
    I know!

    Have you ever been 'Ignored' by a horse? I have!

    Apparently, I made a very sweet gelding's 'ignore list' when I actually fed treats to one of his pasture mates!

    The next time I came out to visit, treats in hand, he studiously ignored me!!! I mean, literally saw me and walked away from the fence line!

    Of course a few minutes later, he decided that apples were worth lifting said same ban, but still - point made!

    You did make this horse related, did you.
    Thank you for the neat story.


    Quote Originally Posted by Megaladon View Post
    That is so cute! This happened with my mom once. She worked with this stallion a lot--so she was HIS person in his mind. Well one day she worked another horse BEFORE him and he got so mad! Pinning his ears, baring his teeth at her when she tried to pet him. So she said to him "alright, I'll go pet someone else" and he immediately pricked his ears forward and became all sweet as if saying "I didn't mean it, don't go"

    It's highly unlikely I'd put someone on my ignore list. Quite frankly there is one poster who I enjoy a lot because of the sheer ridiculous and outgrageous things they post! I'm always saying to myself--"are they for real?" So I really do find all the opinions very entertaining.
    Yes, it is all about our attitude to change what we can, laugh at what we can't.

    I think there is no place on earth we will always agree or like everyone around us, unless it is ourselves and that is another kind of problem to have.
    It would be very hard to put ourselves on ignore.



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    For many years I didn't have anyone on my list. Then I put one person on, and never saw another post by them for a few more years. When the management upgraded the board this last time around, the poster in question was back on my radar. At first I thought, 'oh boy', but then I realized that she had changed, and I had changed, and all was well. So my list is empty again.



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    What a great set of replies, so reasonable, funny, and helpful. Thanks everyone. I have spent a lot of time thinking today (the day after the Tucson shootings) about trying to make my own behavior more civil, not only listening to but trying to understand other points of view, making sure I am not being too easily offended, and then ignoring (instead of reacting to) behavior that does offend. These replies have been helpful.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluey View Post
    I keep being told, when someone runs out of answers, that they are putting me on ignore
    It is because "someone runs out of answers"?

    Interesting take. Be careful not to hurt your arm patting yourself on the back.



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    Default I seem to have selective response...

    With the exception of a few posters who's demeanor and tone are to be expected, I'm always interested in hearing what everyone has to say. If anyone has a tendency to be "disorderly", I tend not to notice it. I guess it's my devil's advocate stance about everything. There are some noteable examples of "won't waste my time" posters, but that means that I don't go there. It's much like my freedom to choose what other websites I visit or t.v. I watch (less and less these days, which is fine).

    As for those who have been banned, I miss Thomas. I may have been standing behind a door when he was getting all snarky and nasty, but I missed those posts. What I read was informative and he taught me enough to fantasize about going to Scotland and spending some time with him as a mentor. He's a real horseman, and I'd love to learn from him.

    I've never considered creating an ignore list and I hope I never have to.



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