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    Default Please help: How can I automatically ignore a thread ....

    Dear all,
    I would like to ignore a specific thread alltogether....how can I do this? any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot in advance 7

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    Default Re: Please help: How can I automatically ignore a thread ....

    No way that I know of. You can ignore *members* but not threads. All you can do is just not open it.
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    Default Re: Please help: How can I automatically ignore a thread ....

    Don't click on it.

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    Default Re: Please help: How can I automatically ignore a thread ....

    This ^^^^

    Personal responsibility and maturity at its finest
    Online arguments are a lot like the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
    As soon as the audience begins to participate, any actual content is lost in the resulting chaos and cacophony.
    At that point, all you can do is laugh and enjoy the descent into debasement.

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    Default Re: Please help: How can I automatically ignore a thread ....

    all right I see your wisdom it is just annoying to have something near the top of the list that you really do not want to see ....sigh.

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    Default Re: Please help: How can I automatically ignore a thread ....

    I can sympathise because I understand what you mean. But tandaina is right, you can only ignore a member not a thread.

    Do you click on 'New Posts' or do you go to a particular forum? If you click on 'New Posts', then surely you can just ignore one of the threads. There won't be that many to choose from.
    Last edited by Chrissy; July 8th, 2015 at 04:23 PM.

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    Default Re: Please help: How can I automatically ignore a thread ....

    As others have said. There are *some* implementations of the very board software our forum runs on that have plug-ins to ignore a thread, it has never been added here at FPG. I *do* find it handy, but in it's absence I simply exercise judgement: how do I want the next few minutes, or the rest of my day, to affect me? I just move one.

    Though, frankly, ignoring single users can often be helpful, especially if the twits pop up in an otherwise nice thread. To me, a good life is not where you learn how to deal with stress so much as how to avoid it. I avoid it at every opportunity!
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    Default Re: Please help: How can I automatically ignore a thread ....

    Eventually they get tired or busy with other things and stop.

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    Default Re: Please help: How can I automatically ignore a thread ....

    Hmmm. As they said on Fort Hood "Get over it and grow some skin". In more polite terms, simply ignore it and move on.
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    Default Re: Please help: How can I automatically ignore a thread ....

    "You are no bigger than the things that annoy you."

    I think that was Chiun, Master of Sinanju
    Online arguments are a lot like the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
    As soon as the audience begins to participate, any actual content is lost in the resulting chaos and cacophony.
    At that point, all you can do is laugh and enjoy the descent into debasement.

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    Default Re: Please help: How can I automatically ignore a thread ....

    He or she is new to the board and is asking a very reasonable question, I think. I actually recently found myself wondering the same thing, and I checked "Thread Tools" to see if there was a setting for "ignore thread." If you haven't been around that long you probably don't even know that menu is there.

    Also, it's nice feedback for the site to know that some users would appreciate that.

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    Default Re: Please help: How can I automatically ignore a thread ....

    I don't use the ignore feature often (actually, I've never used it)--I tend to just not click or not reply--but there is a particular thread recently that continues to get bumped that I am finding extraordinarily exasperating. I would use the feature in this instance, were it available; while I don't generally wish to ignore the member who keeps bumping that thread, I would like to ignore the thread itself. On the up side, it's an exercise in self-control to not engage.

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    Default Re: Please help: How can I automatically ignore a thread ....

    This is the kind of issue that is a perennial with discussion forums. Our populace, in both their interests and experience, is wide and deep. Many may not know the options available, and even the most savvy realize that the tools at one's disposal vary from site to site. We should be able to find room for an honest and innocent question, and hopefully answer with help and a lack of judgement. What works for me is never guaranteed to work for all, and within the many responses that people have given there is a lot of value.

    It would be so funny right now if everyone had me on ignore.
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    Default Re: Please help: How can I automatically ignore a thread ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    This is the kind of issue that is a perennial with discussion forums. Our populace, in both their interests and experience, is wide and deep. Many may not know the options available, and even the most savvy realize that the tools at one's disposal vary from site to site. We should be able to find room for an honest and innocent question, and hopefully answer with help and a lack of judgement. What works for me is never guaranteed to work for all, and within the many responses that people have given there is a lot of value.

    It would be so funny right now if everyone had me on ignore.
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    Default Re: Please help: How can I automatically ignore a thread ....

    Quote Originally Posted by jar View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    This is the kind of issue that is a perennial with discussion forums. Our populace, in both their interests and experience, is wide and deep. Many may not know the options available, and even the most savvy realize that the tools at one's disposal vary from site to site. We should be able to find room for an honest and innocent question, and hopefully answer with help and a lack of judgement. What works for me is never guaranteed to work for all, and within the many responses that people have given there is a lot of value.

    It would be so funny right now if everyone had me on ignore.
    I can't hear you!
    Thanks Jar, ignore doesn't work when someone quotes the ignored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jar View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    This is the kind of issue that is a perennial with discussion forums. Our populace, in both their interests and experience, is wide and deep. Many may not know the options available, and even the most savvy realize that the tools at one's disposal vary from site to site. We should be able to find room for an honest and innocent question, and hopefully answer with help and a lack of judgement. What works for me is never guaranteed to work for all, and within the many responses that people have given there is a lot of value.

    It would be so funny right now if everyone had me on ignore.
    I can't hear you!
    How's the olfactory responses these days, Jar?
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    Default Re: Please help: How can I automatically ignore a thread ....

    Thanks for all the response. Appreciated. 7

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    Default Re: Please help: How can I automatically ignore a thread ....

    I do apologize for my part in the bumping of that thread in the last 12 hours. It won't happen on my part anymore.

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    Default Re: Please help: How can I automatically ignore a thread ....

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    I do apologize for my part in the bumping of that thread in the last 12 hours. It won't happen on my part anymore.

    Fred
    Now I want to read that thread!
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    Default Re: Please help: How can I automatically ignore a thread ....

    Quote Originally Posted by VertOlive View Post
    Now I want to read that thread!
    No.

    You don't, believe us.

    I have to follow Fred's lead and exercise much more restraint. As in: no participation!
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