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Offline bfguilford

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Re: Ignore Board option?
« Reply #60 on: November 20, 2012, 03:55:51 PM »
I've been watching this thread since Steve originally posted. Rather than giving a knee-jerk reaction, I've been holding back. Time to weigh in.

To answer the original question, I like the idea of Ignore Board option, particularly since I use the "Show new replies since last visit" function a lot. I would prefer not to have to wade through posts that are for a style or other broad topic area that don't interest me.

As far as other points that have been brought up:

- I get frustrated with the number of off-topic and glib posts that don't (IMO) add anything to the topic being discussed. Interestingly, I find that this thread is a microcosm of many, with some posts that are relevant and add value to what Steve originally requested or broaden it, and some that don't. I wish that people would ask themselves a simple question before posting... "Does what I'm about to post add to this conversation?" I know that I have fired off quick, glib posts in the past, and am consciously asking that question now.

- I am conflicted on the topic of "Good job" posts. Early on, I really appreciated those in response to photos - I needed positive feedback to reinforce that I was on the right track. Now, I think I am in favor of the "up-vote" button, and agree with what Marty said about preferring constructive feedback to a simple down-vote.

- I also like the "Ignore" button for individuals. I haven't been around this board for that long, but I do find myself ignoring threads when I pull up the "Show unread posts" based on who the last reply was from. I will likely catch that thread later on when someone whose posts I respect shows up as the last poster, or when I go back to the main board.

- I have found that I use the PM function when I'm looking for specific information, usually as the result of having read a post. That way I don't have to deal with the off-topic, glib replies.

- I have also started to use the unsubscribe function for threads that no longer interest me.

To sum it up, I joined this site to learn from people who have a lot more experience than me, and eventually to begin to give back to others based on my new-found experience. I also appreciate what I've learned about other food and beverage related topics.

Interestingly, I went back and re-read the whole thread, and my reply before hitting the post button. I removed some content that I didn't think added to the conversation. Learning...

Barry
« Last Edit: November 20, 2012, 03:57:46 PM by bfguilford »
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Re: Ignore Board option?
« Reply #61 on: November 20, 2012, 04:01:42 PM »
Just a side note on PMs.  I normally don't like to answer questions from PMs, since others may want to know the same answer (or correct me!).

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Re: Ignore Board option?
« Reply #62 on: November 20, 2012, 04:59:55 PM »
Just a side note on PMs.  I normally don't like to answer questions from PMs, since others may want to know the same answer (or correct me!).

Tom,

I used to answer PMs but I got so many that I had to change my practice. For some time now, I have been sending members to the main forum for the reason you mentioned. Norma follows that practice also, after having got a lot of PMs herself. At one time, it was fairly common for members to join the forum and immediately send me a PM, to bypass the forum itself and try to go to the head of the line. Usually they were professionals. I believe the requirement of the introductory posts has curtailed that practice. Unless I can answer a PM quickly with a few words, where the answer wouldn't add anything of value on the open forum, my current practice is to answer PMs after I am done with the main forum. My view is that members shouldn't try to go to the head of the line and bypass everyone else by using the PM system.

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Re: Ignore Board option?
« Reply #63 on: November 20, 2012, 08:15:41 PM »
There already exists a "like" statistic, it is displayed under the title, "views".  I think it is both valuable and constructive to offer an opinion on a posted <whatever>, even if it is simply descriptive nouns.

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Re: Ignore Board option?
« Reply #64 on: November 20, 2012, 08:21:27 PM »
There already exists a "like" statistic, it is displayed under the title, "views".  I think it is both valuable and constructive to offer an opinion on a posted <whatever>, even if it is simply descriptive nouns.
+1   I mean really.....do we need to create a situation, for our overworked moderators, where they get additional complaints like "so and so is posting too many written praises and not using the buttons enough instead"  >:(
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Re: Ignore Board option?
« Reply #65 on: November 20, 2012, 10:59:07 PM »
There already exists a "like" statistic, it is displayed under the title, "views".  I think it is both valuable and constructive to offer an opinion on a posted <whatever>, even if it is simply descriptive nouns.

Sorry, I don't see it? Is it hiding?

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« Reply #66 on: November 20, 2012, 11:06:00 PM »
Tom is probably referring to the amount(view count) a popular thread receives Mark.  ;)
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Re: Ignore Board option?
« Reply #67 on: November 20, 2012, 11:09:55 PM »
.....do we need to create a situation, for our overworked moderators, where they get additional complaints...

No, Bob.  Nobody needs to create a situation for the mods to get additional complaints. What about that fact do you not understand?
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Re: Ignore Board option?
« Reply #68 on: November 20, 2012, 11:20:08 PM »
No, Bob.  Nobody needs to create a situation for the mods to get additional complaints. What about that fact do you not understand?
That is exactly what I was agreeing to Gene....
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Re: Ignore Board option?
« Reply #69 on: November 23, 2012, 07:37:57 AM »
Hey, do some of you guys realize that the words "ignore", "ignorant", and "ignoramus" all stem from the same origin?

Whoops, I guess not.  Sorry!!!   ;)  :)  ;D


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Re: Ignore Board option?
« Reply #70 on: October 29, 2013, 03:15:58 PM »
 I know im real late here, and my question will probably, most likely, not be answered, but are not glib and off topic comments simply a reflexion of common conversation??  I mean, when 4 or 5 people are talking, off topic comments, jokes are pretty common place...to me, it simply adds to the realism in social interaction....