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Apr 25, 2007 6:41 am

This forum needs an ignore feature.  That way, each person could put on ignore anyone they didn't want to ever read.

There are some smart people here, and they do have lots of wisdom to offer, but it's a royal pain to have to scroll through all the noise in order to get to the substance.

Apr 25, 2007 9:30 am
ManagedMoney:

This forum needs an ignore feature.  That way, each person could put on ignore anyone they didn't want to ever read.

There are some smart people here, and they do have lots of wisdom to offer, but it's a royal pain to have to scroll through all the noise in order to get to the substance.


They do have one...It's called the democratic party.

Apr 25, 2007 10:42 am

Having been both a landlord and a tennet in "Iggy Boxes" I can tell you with some authority that they are of limited usefullness and they can cause unintended consequences.


They are very good for stopping discussions after they have run a course. For an example, when Mikebutler222 and I started conversing in the election forum and I said "we're done" if I had an Iggy box, I'd have added his name and he'd have been able to say what he would without response from me.


OTOH, if the "It's the iggy box for you palie!" comes too soon in the argument, then the Iggor is likely to succumb to the temptation to peek at the iggee's responses and then it's back to the fight.


Similarly, if there are readers who then opine on the discussion, the iggor will have some sense of what is being said because he hasn't Iggy Boxed those other posters.


What this leads to is the widespread use of sock puppets in that the Iggee (who obviously thinks he has something that he would like to tell the Iggor) will use a new iteration or an allied poster to get his words at the Iggor.


As far as having an Iggy Box with a "No Vacancy" sign hanging out...


Take a quick look at Bondguy at the "Bondguysdog" and the "Forum Rules" threads. In the former he is in a huff about the lack of decorum in the latter he copies Bobby Hull's vulgarity, therefore extending the vulgarity and decreasing the relative decorum of the forum.


I had a BOM that got a complaint from one of the big hitters in the branch (who's office was next to the break room) that there was too much jocularity about the office. I asked the BOM what he thought and he said "I find that the guy who complains this time is just as likely to be the guy laughing hardest the next time, so I did nothing."


Overall, I would like to see an Iggy Box function, but as long as there is the scroll button, I have my own "Personal Responsibility" which acts as my own Iggy func. 

Apr 25, 2007 11:23 am
Whomitmayconcer:

Having been both a landlord and a tennet in "Iggy Boxes" I can tell you with some authority that they are of limited usefullness and they can cause unintended consequences.


They are very good for stopping discussions after they have run a course. For an example, when Mikebutler222 and I started conversing in the election forum and I said "we're done" if I had an Iggy box, I'd have added his name and he'd have been able to say what he would without response from me.


OTOH, if the "It's the iggy box for you palie!" comes too soon in the argument, then the Iggor is likely to succumb to the temptation to peek at the iggee's responses and then it's back to the fight.


Similarly, if there are readers who then opine on the discussion, the iggor will have some sense of what is being said because he hasn't Iggy Boxed those other posters.


What this leads to is the widespread use of sock puppets in that the Iggee (who obviously thinks he has something that he would like to tell the Iggor) will use a new iteration or an allied poster to get his words at the Iggor.


As far as having an Iggy Box with a "No Vacancy" sign hanging out...


Take a quick look at Bondguy at the "Bondguysdog" and the "Forum Rules" threads. In the former he is in a huff about the lack of decorum in the latter he copies Bobby Hull's vulgarity, therefore extending the vulgarity and decreasing the relative decorum of the forum.


I had a BOM that got a complaint from one of the big hitters in the branch (who's office was next to the break room) that there was too much jocularity about the office. I asked the BOM what he thought and he said "I find that the guy who complains this time is just as likely to be the guy laughing hardest the next time, so I did nothing."


Overall, I would like to see an Iggy Box function, but as long as there is the scroll button, I have my own "Personal Responsibility" which acts as my own Iggy func. 



Bombastic

Apr 25, 2007 11:42 am
Whomitmayconcer:

Having been both a landlord and a tennet in "Iggy Boxes" I can tell you with some authority that they are of limited usefullness and they can cause unintended consequences.


They are very good for stopping discussions after they have run a course. For an example, when Mikebutler222 and I started conversing in the election forum and I said "we're done" if I had an Iggy box, I'd have added his name and he'd have been able to say what he would without response from me.


OTOH, if the "It's the iggy box for you palie!" comes too soon in the argument, then the Iggor is likely to succumb to the temptation to peek at the iggee's responses and then it's back to the fight.


Similarly, if there are readers who then opine on the discussion, the iggor will have some sense of what is being said because he hasn't Iggy Boxed those other posters.


What this leads to is the widespread use of sock puppets in that the Iggee (who obviously thinks he has something that he would like to tell the Iggor) will use a new iteration or an allied poster to get his words at the Iggor.


As far as having an Iggy Box with a "No Vacancy" sign hanging out...


Take a quick look at Bondguy at the "Bondguysdog" and the "Forum Rules" threads. In the former he is in a huff about the lack of decorum in the latter he copies Bobby Hull's vulgarity, therefore extending the vulgarity and decreasing the relative decorum of the forum.


I had a BOM that got a complaint from one of the big hitters in the branch (who's office was next to the break room) that there was too much jocularity about the office. I asked the BOM what he thought and he said "I find that the guy who complains this time is just as likely to be the guy laughing hardest the next time, so I did nothing."


Overall, I would like to see an Iggy Box function, but as long as there is the scroll button, I have my own "Personal Responsibility" which acts as my own Iggy func. 



Well put about the decorum of the forum, relativistic behaviour, hypocracy, thick skinned " ness ". If anyone has anything important to say, let them say it. Don't feel compelled to read every pussy cat and gangsta wannabe posting. Talk about a mirror microcosm of broker world.

Apr 25, 2007 11:50 am
joecamelguy:

Well put about the decorum of the forum, relativistic behaviour, hypocracy, thick skinned " ness ". If anyone has anything important to say, let them say it. Don't feel compelled to read every pussy cat and gangsta wannabe posting. Talk about a mirror microcosm of broker world.



Silouette, Is that you?  We've missed you.