How can you "unignore" someone?

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    Jan 05, 2011 9:25 AM GMT
    A phenomenon from online flaming that is bypassed by ignoring someone is "habituation." For example I blocked some guys, but after several months I really stopped caring about the Israel vs. Palestine and the Democrats vs. Republicans crap and it doesn't bother me what they say anymore. So how do can I unblock them? Or is it too late?

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    Jan 05, 2011 10:18 AM GMT
    Thanks! Wow I've blocked 30 people. Some of them are hook-ups that went wrong and I later found out they were on RJ so well...that's justified.
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    Jan 05, 2011 12:19 PM GMT
    I have never found the need to block anyone. I think it is a bit callow, with a touch of Stalinism. If I want to ignore someone, I can do it without resorting to histrionics.
  • coolarmydude

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    Jan 05, 2011 12:43 PM GMT
    Wow! I know I had 3 on my blocked list, including that weirdo from australia, but now I have none.

    What is that idiot's new screen name so I can just go ahead and re-block him?
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    Jan 05, 2011 1:38 PM GMT
    Why do you want to unblock them? Do you wanna get in touch? Would you talk to someone that has blocked you?
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    Jan 05, 2011 1:43 PM GMT
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    coolarmydude saidWow! I know I had 3 on my blocked list, including that weirdo from australia, but now I have none.

    What is that idiot's new screen name so I can just go ahead and re-block him?

    I may be a weirdo, but I am not an idiot...

    Did you used to be Pattison? I think that may be who coolarmydude means.

    I forget what Patti's latest screen name is, he's been quiet lately. Just look for posts where he calls himself the only pure homosexual on this site, or certified, or FSANZ approved, or some damn thing.
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    Jan 05, 2011 2:09 PM GMT
    coolarmydude saidWow! I know I had 3 on my blocked list, including that weirdo from australia, but now I have none.

    What is that idiot's new screen name so I can just go ahead and re-block him?


    Aunite pattison is now known as true_blue_aussie. I do not know why you want to block him. There are few that are as entertaining as Pattison and so humorous even if he doesn't mean to be.
  • Mikeylikesit

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    Jan 05, 2011 2:27 PM GMT
    I dont have anyone on my blocked list!!!....that good or bad??
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    Jan 05, 2011 2:54 PM GMT

    I wish people in real life had big, fat "Ignore" buttons on them. I'd use it all the time... it does them no harm, but I never have to see or hear them again.

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    Jan 05, 2011 2:55 PM GMT
    Mikeylikesit saidI dont have anyone on my blocked list!!!....that good or bad??
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    I don't have anyone blocked. I don't let people get to me that way, especially online
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    Jan 05, 2011 3:13 PM GMT
    Mil8 saidI have never found the need to block anyone. I think it is a bit callow, with a touch of Stalinism. If I want to ignore someone, I can do it without resorting to histrionics.
    ditto
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    Jan 05, 2011 3:25 PM GMT
    32 Forum blocked. I see it as a great filtering mechanism. Like when someone says that people overact when animals are mutilated, "It's just a dog" type stuff, or are constantly mean. Why would I ever want to get to know them further? It helps make sure I don't get close to someone like that, in case I forget. Peace.
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    Jan 05, 2011 3:30 PM GMT
    We have no one on block or ignore.

    Btw UpperCanadian, I love this: "It just means you "subscribe to " (ie read) what everyone publishes here. Everyone has the right to publish what they want, and everyone has the option of being a "subscriber" or not to individual posters' published material."

    If the button said 'unsubscribe to this poster', I think less guys would be against it.

    -Doug
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    Jan 05, 2011 4:43 PM GMT
    UpperCdn said
    "Stalinism" talk about histrionics. icon_rolleyes.gif Stalinism would be supressing someone's right to post because you don't like what he says; "Ignore" is just deciding not to read someone. big difference.


    I was playfully alluding to his tendency to 'disappear' people he didn't much care for.
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    Jan 05, 2011 6:13 PM GMT
    JAKEBENSON saidFor example I blocked some guys, but after several months I really stopped caring about the Israel vs. Palestine and the Democrats vs. Republicans crap and it doesn't bother me what they say anymore.


    I do not have anyone on ignore, but I have thought about blocking people on both sides often involved in these topics. Not because I care about what they say, but because some seem to have the inability of editing when quoting and their posts contain such a long string of quotes that to ignore certain people would clean up some of the threads, but so far I just liver with it.



    There was one person that recently emailed me and asked me to put him on ignore so I wouldn't see his posts to comment. Pathetic fool, trying to control who can respond to his posts. He can ignore me if he doesn't want to see my responses.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jan 05, 2011 6:20 PM GMT
    I don't need to BLOCK someone to IGNORE them
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    Jan 05, 2011 7:20 PM GMT
    Some peopleĀ“s posts are so uniformly bad/stupid or trollish that I simply declutter the forums by blocking them.

    There is one person on the site I blocked as his online persona is so vindictive, supercilious and unkind that I have no desire to read any of his pretentious waffling again.

    The rest of the people I blocked are just very normal and tedious.
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    Jan 05, 2011 7:29 PM GMT
    I wonder how many people have me on block lol
  • BIG_N_TALL

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    Jan 05, 2011 7:36 PM GMT
    OK - I'll admit I've ignored a few people in my time. I think there are only 2 or 3 people still sitting on that list at the moment. My patience does have limits. I DO NOT appreciate being 'talked down to' AND having guys troll my posts just to argue about different topics. I don't randomly block people - and the one's on that list know exactly who they are. If you land on my 'ignore' and/or block list, I've washed my hands of you and I'm not looking back.
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    Jan 05, 2011 8:49 PM GMT
    http://promotemusic.blogspot.com/2010/08/trash-talking-jake-benson-hits-sour.html?zx=e28d93f97b3f171b

    A trick going bad? With a glowing personality like Jake's?

    You're an asshole to a whole bunch of people.

    Getting enough attention yet?
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    Jan 05, 2011 8:52 PM GMT
    There is one RJ member who has blocked 2 or 3, which is fine, but the funny thing is he continually brings up that fact in his forum messages. It is as if he thinks there is some accomplishment in doing that and he is hurting the feelings of the blockees. Can't imagine either being the case. It reminds me of a first grader who puts his hands over his ears, then stands up to make sure everyone can see that his hands are over his ears. You really have to wonder about some "adults".
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    Jan 05, 2011 9:46 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidThere is one RJ member who has blocked 2 or 3, which is fine, but the funny thing is he continually brings up that fact in his forum messages.


    Actually, it would be an interesting feature for RJ to have a "See Who Has Blocked You Button".

    I don't have anyone blocked currently and only briefly had Riddler blocked because his posts were getting a little like fingernails scratching on a blackboard. But then I realized that it's always entertaining to read what people are saying on the Forums, no matter how far out on the limb of weridness they are standing...

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    Jan 05, 2011 10:36 PM GMT
    Writrboi saidWhy do you want to unblock them? Do you wanna get in touch? Would you talk to someone that has blocked you?


    Already explained to you in the original post: habituation.

    Something that may be an unpleasing stimulus can eventually render its intensity useless, becoming a neutral stimulus.
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    Jan 05, 2011 10:38 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI don't need to BLOCK someone to IGNORE them


    Oh well good for you. Tell the world how you're so smart and have the ability to ignore people on your own without using technology. You get a gold stamp on your forehead for that. What other superpowers do you have?icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 05, 2011 10:40 PM GMT
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    Mil8 saidI have never found the need to block anyone. I think it is a bit callow, with a touch of Stalinism. If I want to ignore someone, I can do it without resorting to histrionics.
    ditto


    I've had to block people to keep ME from wasting my time. And no, I don't have the strength to stop arguing. I'm like a cat that plays with its mouse until it's dead, tries to bring it back to life, won't admit it's dead, etc. I'm sure a few people I've blocked was actually me blocking myself from them.