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Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Scorpio, Feb 26, 2014.



  1. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    not the GIM way, so here goes,

    Gracias!

    Scorp
     
  2. dacrunch

    dacrunch Gold Chaser Platinum Bling

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    I've requested this before - a "No Thanks - I do NOT agree" button, alongside the "Thanks" button.

    That would go a long way towards "venting", without going into long "hashing-outs"...
     
  3. smilershouse

    smilershouse Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    Good idea dacrunchie. I have been on some forums where there are 2 button's. :.................


    One states "Thank you for this useful post"

    The other states "F*** off for this piece of $hit"

    At least people know where they stand................albeit lacking a bit on finesse.........

    SH
     
  4. searcher

    searcher Mother Lode Found Site Supporter ++ Mother Lode

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    Then again........if you don't like a particular post - go after the post, not the poster. Pick the post apart and show where it's wrong, incorrect, what-ever. Or simply move on to another thread. And if you don't care for a particular poster why not simply stop reading his/her posts. Or if you don't have enough self-discipline to do that, simply put that poster on ignore. JM2C
     
  5. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    dacrunch,

    Yes you have, and thanks for that,

    I will give you my reasons/rationale for not going there,

    For one, there are those that would wear it as a badge of honor, how many no thanks they can build up,

    For another, much as we have persons rating threads 1 star because they can't stand the poster, the same would become prevalent there in that no matter what someone states, they will get a no thanks,

    and being from the 'just think positive, ignore the negative' school of thought, it kind of adds a negative side to GIM,

    not sure we want to go there,

    But if you guys poll it up and think we should, as a way to go forward, I will certainly acquiesce to what is best for all,

    I still carry around this stupid altruistic vision that GIM doesn't have to go there to be a great forum of info,
     
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  6. Joseph

    Joseph Gold Member Gold Chaser Site Supporter ++

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    I vote "less is more". We already have a thanks button - that says it all, and the rating system, which also says it all. We have "ignore" which i have used in the past, and no doubt others have me on ignore. I also get to take them off ignore when I've had time to calm down. Do we really need a "No thanks", "Hated it", or "Bite Me" button?. Why stop there ?

    Beyond PMs, there are many interesting, important, and sometimes bizarre topics posted here. I can't think of another web site that has the broad range of individuals, academics, and characters that GIM2 has. I certainly have my opinions, and not everyone hits the "thanks " button after I post - np.
    I'd rather have someone respond and constructively counter my position than a button that says "No Thanks" - in the past, people have offered up arguments against my position that caused me to rethink.

    Emotionally charged debates are good, but when you've exhausted all your arguing points and find yourself resorting to name calling, you've lost the debate - log out.
     
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  7. JustPassinThru

    JustPassinThru Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    This site is a bit different from any other I've seen...there's the full spectrum of opinions from all vantage points put out...everything from the pro-socialist to the Ayn Rand ultraconservative.

    The thing to do, when a group of knuckleheads get together and start running down cops, or drug laws, or anything else that's beyond the realm of good sense or practicality...if it makes you turn purple in the face...just ignore it.

    If you don't agree and want to get into it, do so...attack the message, never the messenger. But I don't think a DO NOT AGREE button would do much, other than gum up the works.
     
  8. Ahillock

    Ahillock A nobody Mother Lode

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    I agree with Joseph in that less is more. He summed it up nicely and I think the "No thanks" or down thumb would just turn things into a negative atmosphere. There is a lot of great information and articles that are shared that are somewhat 'controversial.' I can just see a bunch of down votes for no reason at all.
     
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  9. specsaregood

    specsaregood Silver Member Silver Miner

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    I like this development. IIRC, one thing that made GIM1 great was that you could post pretty much anything; the only thing that wasn't allowed was personal attacks. I'd like to see that sort of policy and atmosphere reemerge at GIM2.

    edit: oh, we don't need any thumbsdown/no thanks crap either.
     
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    Bite Me is light years from No Thanks.
     
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    dpong Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    I second the "Bite Me" button idea!

    /joke
     
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  12. TAEZZAR

    TAEZZAR LADY JUSTICE ISNT BLIND, SHES JUST AFRAID TO WATCH Midas Member Site Supporter

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    The IGNORE button says it all :s9: JMTC
     
  13. Goldhedge

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    In my never to be humble opinion there is entirely too much of this going on...

    Someone-is-Wrong-on-the-Internet.jpg
     
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    Ahillock A nobody Mother Lode

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    I agree and I am guilty of that. But as a discussion forum, part of that is discussing. Would be boring if we stopped discussing as soon as someone disagreed with us. There is a good way to discuss and a bad way. When it starts moving towards name calling, personal attacks, intimidation and the usual methods to attack the messenger, that is where it starts to cross the line. Discussion is good IMO.
     
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  15. searcher

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    Some people actually look for that. Guess it makes them feel big / important to point it out :hmmmm2:
     
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    hammerhead Not just a screen name Gold Chaser

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    Where is the GIM2 convention this year? :bear_blink:
     
  17. Rcpb2000

    Rcpb2000 Silver Member Silver Miner Site Supporter

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  18. Goldhedge

    Goldhedge Modal Operator/Moderator Site Mgr Site Supporter

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    Best to "turn the other cheek?"


    “Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”

    ― Mark Twain
     
  19. mtnclimberjim

    mtnclimberjim Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    Well I just went and did it. I just called a lib a ass on another thread.
     
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    Ahillock A nobody Mother Lode

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    Mujahideen Black Member Midas Member

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    I've been called all types of names: racist, liberal, Obama supporter. (Despite the fact that I'm critical of my own race, a long time dr Paul supporter and want Obama arrested.)

    When I ask to show proof, there is NEVER a response.
     
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    dacrunch Gold Chaser Platinum Bling

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    2nd attempt -
    "sock puppet" button?

    :sarcasm:
     
  23. Mr.Jens

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    The personal attacks and trolling sure seem to have dropped a lot over the past several days. What happened?
     
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    Swarming
    Honey bee
    A new honey bee colony is formed when the queen bee leaves the colony with a large group of worker bees, a process called swarming.
    In the prime swarm, about 60% of the worker bees leave the original hive location with the old queen.
     
  25. searcher

    searcher Mother Lode Found Site Supporter ++ Mother Lode

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    Now that's an interesting way of putting it :beerglass:
     
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    Ahillock A nobody Mother Lode

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    It is really nice here now. Almost like an early spring clean took place, windows have been opened for a fresh breeze and the trash has been taken out.
     
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    Cornelius Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    Yes, in keeping with the new nice policy enforcement, maybe someone could link to the Mr. Rogers themesong.

    :s1:
     
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    Hi Scorp,

    Thanks for the thanks. However, every time I see the phrase "It takes a village", it reminds me of Hillary Clinton of the early 1990's making that statement, and it disgusts me. Because I think "Communism", when that phrase is used.

    Sorry. :(
     
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    Oh okay. Do I win anything? :rolleyes:
     
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    Have a GIM meetup. I guarantee I'll show up if aHillysuck will
     
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    One of the reasons I hardly ever post anymore was all the trolling, casting bait as Irons calls it, that and certain posters seem to only be here to disrupt.
     
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    southfork Mother Lode Found Mother Lode

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    I agree, there are certain members posts I wont even open to see as I already know its going to be divisive.
     
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    <===Foolsgold Gold Chaser Site Supporter ++ Platinum Bling

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    How about a counter displaying the # of members that have you on ignore?


    Does anybody see this post?

    Or is everyone ignoring me :fisheye:
     

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