[POLL] Abolish the "ignore" function.

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Should the ignore function be abolished?

Yes.
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No. (State reasons.)
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Re: [POLL] Abolish the "ignore" function.

Postby identity » Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:55 pm

Well, since the Ignore-function isn't likely to be abolished, I have finally (after he ridiculously claimed that I was offering deadly medical advice...) abolished our foremost abuser of that function, American Nightmare, by applying it to him.

Good riddance! :yay
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Re: [POLL] Abolish the "ignore" function.

Postby MacCruiskeen » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:54 pm

From the memory hole: Wombaticus Rex to American Dream, in October 2014, calling AD a troll and explaining to him why he had been suspended. Emphasis added.

Wombaticus Rex » Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:07 pm wrote:
That's a very funny question! You got suspended because of your entire online MO -- the passive aggressive snipes at people, stirring shit up and then acting like you don't see people responding, and overall, maintaining your stellar track record of being the most intelligent and subtle troll we've ever had here at Rigorous Intuition to date (with the possible exception of Jeff Wells, of course -- jury is still out on that one).

A great way to reverse that trend would be to treat the people in this thread who are asking you questions like normal human beings, who are just as smart as you, don't have "problematic" or "questionable" motivations, and would earnestly like answers from you! Give it a shot! Could be exciting.


That was 31 months ago.

Note too the response from stillrobertpaulsen, one of the politest, friendliest and most reasonable posters on this board:

[...] Too bad the intended recipient refused to [take] the advice of our esteemed mod and continues stirring shit up even after proclaiming he is "ready now to move on to more compelling things in my own life." So move the fuck on already!

http://rigorousintuition.ca/board2/view ... &start=210
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Re: [POLL] Abolish the "ignore" function.

Postby identity » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:00 pm

That was 31 months ago.


That's over 900 days of ongoing psychological abuse (of long-suffering RI perusers) by our foremost serial forum abuser, American Nightmare!
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Re: [POLL] Abolish the "ignore" function.

Postby 82_28 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:01 pm

Wait. AD has been banned?
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Re: [POLL] Abolish the "ignore" function.

Postby brekin » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:10 pm

82_28 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:01 pm wrote:Wait. AD has been banned?


No, Identity doesn't understand the "ignore" function. He thinks it is a trap door, but it really is a blind fold. Let's not ruin it for him.
He also thinks people can be psychologically abused by posts here on RI. So, using the ignore function on the "foremost serial forum abuser" makes him some type of hero in Ignoregate. Let's not ruin that for him either.

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Re: [POLL] Abolish the "ignore" function.

Postby identity » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:18 pm

^
Appreciation, brekin, for your contributions to this comedy thread! (Not sure if the thread qualifies as Comedy Gold, but surely it deserves a Comedy Silver... or Bronze...).

Identity doesn't understand the "ignore" function. He thinks it is a trap door, but it really is a blind fold.


Actually, I thought it was a posthypnotic suggestion.

Anyway, we all know (don't we?) that in an emergency, one can view the posts of those consigned to the netherworlds?
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Re: [POLL] Abolish the "ignore" function.

Postby identity » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:25 pm

brekin » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:10 pm wrote:
*None of the above should be construed as medical advice. Always consult your physician before beginning any online forum. This general information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional. Consult with your healthcare professional to design an appropriate online forum participation strategy. If you experience any pain or difficulty with these threads, stop and consult your healthcare provider.


You forgot to add, "WARNING: In this forum you may be exposed to health advice that could you know, kill you."
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Re: [POLL] Abolish the "ignore" function.

Postby MacCruiskeen » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:28 pm

identity » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:00 pm wrote:
That was 31 months ago.


That's over 900 days of ongoing psychological abuse (of long-suffering RI perusers) by our foremost serial forum abuser, American Nightmare!


Right. This used to be a board where psychological abuse was identified, examined and exposed *, rather than tolerated, encouraged and cultivated. It attracted a lot of very sharp, serious, well-informed and genuinely funny posters. Something very bad happened to RI in the meantime, but maybe things are finally going to change for the better now.

*That was just one of this board`s many virtues, just one of the many things that made RI such a valuable resource, and such an exceptionally rare place. A place worth taking care of and defending.
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Re: [POLL] Abolish the "ignore" function.

Postby MacCruiskeen » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:33 pm

82_28 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:01 pm wrote:Wait. AD has been banned?


No, that was 31 months ago, as I said. And he wasn`t banned, he was suspended, for the reasons so succinctly given by WR.
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Re: [POLL] Abolish the "ignore" function.

Postby identity » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:35 pm

Note too the response from stillrobertpaulsen, one of the politest, friendliest and most reasonable posters on this board:

[...] Too bad the intended recipient refused to [take] the advice of our esteemed mod and continues stirring shit up even after proclaiming he is "ready now to move on to more compelling things in my own life." So move the fuck on already!


I guess Teh Nightmare had nothing more compelling to move on to, after all... A sad case, really, laboring away at futile copy pasting day after day, for a small readership most of whom he has on Ignore. While I have strong anti-work sympathies, one does sometimes just want to whisper into his ear, "Get a (better?) job!"
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Re: [POLL] Abolish the "ignore" function.

Postby Heaven Swan » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:37 pm

I think we need to think out of the box, in non-linear ways.

Posting restrictions won't solve the problem.The poster in question needs help. We could take up a collection to send him to one of the military-style boot-camps they run in Asia to quarantine internet addicts from their compulsive use of technology and reeducate them.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/26/health/cn ... boot-camp/

They start the day with physical training and marching in formation, followed by ethics lessons. It may be replacing one kind of rigid dogma with another but what options do we have?
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Re: [POLL] Abolish the "ignore" function.

Postby identity » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:44 pm

^
:lol: :jumping: :lovehearts: :jumping: :thumbsup :jumping: :lovehearts: :yay :lol:

I can contribute $50 towards this noble cause!
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Re: [POLL] Abolish the "ignore" function.

Postby dada » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:44 pm

MacCruiskeen » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:28 pm wrote:This used to be a board where psychological abuse was identified, examined and exposed *, rather than tolerated, encouraged and cultivated. It attracted a lot of very sharp, serious, well-informed and genuinely funny posters. Something very bad happened to RI in the meantime, but maybe things are finally going to change for the better now.


"Genuinely funny" may be going a bit too far.
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Re: [POLL] Abolish the "ignore" function.

Postby seemslikeadream » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:47 pm

please stop
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Don’t forget that.
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Re: [POLL] Abolish the "ignore" function.

Postby Heaven Swan » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:48 pm

Heaven Swan » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:32 pm wrote:
MacCruiskeen » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:16 am wrote:
Karmamatterz wrote:Standard operating procedure on RI is to label anyone who disagrees with the far left position on most things as a neo-Nazi or in cases of feminism, a misogynist.


Er, no. Stop right there. The New RI is already more than rightwing enough. The Old RI was founded and run by a Canadian socialist, and nearly all of the Moderators Jeff chose were women. Those were the best years of this board, not least because they were by far the best Moderators. It used to be one of the glories of this place that women were so numerous and so present here and so unafraid to speak. And not one of them was disingenuous, evasive, smug, insulting, or a bully. Instead, they took care of this place. Changed days indeed.



Practical idea.

I'll bet quite a few of the women who you say used to post here check in from time to time.

So...Why don't you and a few of the long-time posters make a sticky post or a frequently bumped thread with a formal apology for past sexism and cyber-bullying, explaining how you've seen the light and are committed to respecting female posters and feminsm and will do your best to stand up for them when they're attacked by bullies and MRAs (who are not welcome), and that the board just isn't the same without the sisters, etc, etc.

I think it might work and I for one would like to hear more female voices around here.


Speaking of thinking out of the box, I never got a reply to my suggeslion of apologizing to female RI members who were run out of town.

You could entice them with a promise of the only MRA-free conspiracy site on the internet. Getting them back would come at the problem from a different angle. I believe the idea has merit.
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