The greatness of NOT "ignore"

Discussion in 'Overtime Zone' started by Blake, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. Blake

    Blake Benched

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    One of the very best qualities of being a poster on this great site is the ability to not ignore posters on the site who disagree with you or challenge your opinions, since you’re not afraid of a little white noise.

    It's not something you see often, but the ability to not ignore really parses down on the site who has thick skin and keeps it 1000, ensuring that there’s always something interesting, relevant, and controversial to read; even if you don’t like what it has to say. The simpletons and riff-raff who use ignore do it because they must stick to their confirmation bias and filter the site for opinions and ideas that agree with theirs. When they put you on ignore, they’re only just playing themselves and doing you a favor since you no longer appear in their feed - for them to respond with their nonsense and vitriol. They’re actually clueless about 80% of the other conversations going on around them, existing in the bubble of their own making. It sharpens your experience here and eliminates the time wasted on going back and forth with the clueless and meandering know-nothings.

    I highly recommend not ignoring posters. I've got 0 on ignore, and don’t even use it sparingly because I’m not a panzie know-it-all.

    I recommend only using ignore if someone insults your mother. Spirited debate that gets testy or even personal is what this site is all about if you’re a grown *** person that doesn’t need your hand held by an ignore button. Eventually everything cools off later and we get back to meaningful football discussion. It's just like the internet man…., so who cares about that stuff. We all get a little overly passionate at times about the Cowboys.

    I'm referring to those useless fence-posts who never add anything to any conversation because they ignore most of the posters who challenge their opinions, and think they have superior football acumen though we all know they probably never played a down in their life and carry a pocket protector. They’re not worth your time or thought process anyway, so they’re really helping the board out by eliminating themselves from any future discussions with you . You know the kind.

    If you haven't ignored anyone already, there’s no need to tailor the site any specific way before the season starts. Makes for a much better season all the way around.
     
  2. cern

    cern Well-Known Member

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    Well stated. What's more boring than seeing everyone agree with a topic. Spirited repartee is the driving force of these threads.
     
  3. Hennessy_King

    Hennessy_King Well-Known Member

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    Totally agree. I only have a few on ignore from the old cowboys forum.
     
  4. Bob-Lillys-War

    Bob-Lillys-War Well-Known Member

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    Haven't ignored anyone yet .
     
  5. CouchCoach

    CouchCoach Well-Known Member

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    Didn't you ignore them by leaving them there?
     
  6. buybuydandavis

    buybuydandavis Well-Known Member

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    It's not that people fear white noise, they recognize it as a waste of their time.

    I've blocked people for just posting too much. Not even disagreeing with me or responding to me, just too much. I got tired of wading through their posts.
     
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  7. Ranching

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    I don't agree!!!:muttley:
     
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  8. JJHLH1

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    I have never put anyone on ignore and don’t plan too.
     
  9. PA Cowboy Fan

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    Jerks and annoying people get on my ignore list. lol
     
  10. J12B

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    I don't have anyone on ignore either.

    If anyone takes things far on here or becomes overly critical, I just mark up as those posters having some sort of personal issue and it is a reflection of what's going on within themselves.
     
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  11. ShortRound131

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    It's like two clicks to ignore someone, I don't have the time for that
     
  12. Blake

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    To the one's that agree.

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  13. cern

    cern Well-Known Member

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    You're on ignore.
     
  14. Ranching

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    Poor Putty!!!
     
  15. Ranching

    Ranching Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes I ignore myself when I get annoying!!
     
  16. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Regular Joe....

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    As a poster and as a MOD, I can tell you that ignore is a great tool to have. I can't tell you how many times I've had to land hard on people I liked, simply because they let the emotion and the conversation get the best of them.

    Heck, I've been in conversations, more then I'd like to admit, where I've dominated too much of the conversation because I got to going back and forth with other posters and honestly, I feel like it just kinda killed the thread. That's on me but if you disengage, then it's better for the thread sometimes. Sometimes, the other poster won't allow that and then that's when you got to think about ignore. I mean, it's our board, it's not my board so I feel like I have to be better about trying to be conscious of other people as well.

    JMO
     
  17. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Regular Joe....

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    LOL...... I was wondering..
     
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  18. Tabascocat

    Tabascocat Dexternjack Zone Supporter

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    I had only one guy on ignore through the years. Not because he was a clown or mean or anything but because his replies to posts were always using emojis, a word was a rarity from him :lmao:
     
  19. Vanilla2

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    I prefer courvoisier
     
  20. Altestic

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    I agree 100%. Only pansies and arseholes stoop to the low level of using the ignore user feature on an internet message board.
     
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