Rules of Engagement: How to make the FORUM better for YOU

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    Jun 14, 2011 6:01 PM GMT
    Use Ignore His Posts to filter content so those threads don't display. My new rules are:

    1. If you start a "guy above you" thread, IGNORE.

    2. If you enter a topic subject that goes for more than three lines, IGNORE.

    3. If your main picture is an Avatar of some hideous cartoon figure, IGNORE.

    Can't tell you how wonderful it feels to look at a forum without having to see these kinds of posts and people. Try it. It's great filtering and makes the board look SO much better. And nobody gets hurt. icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 14, 2011 6:03 PM GMT
    What if I want to armwrestle and grope the guy above me?
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    Jun 14, 2011 6:56 PM GMT
    What about shameless self promoters? Wait, by definition that may make for a blank board.
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    Jun 14, 2011 10:05 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidWhat about shameless self promoters? Wait, by definition that may make for a blank board.


    You know what? I'm going to be honest. I have no problem with people promoting the things that they do and their work. Whether it's Pawan and his music, or JakeBenson and his awesome video and voice talent, I want to hear about it. It's no surprise that I also share my work writing and filmmaking.

    I think we should support RJ members who are working hard to promote themselves. I want to hear what everyone is doing. I think we can help each other, network, etc. Most people who mention what they are working on also contribute in other ways on the forums. I want to help them reach their dreams.

    I've never liked the phrase "shameless self-promotion" because I don't think it's shameless for others to share what their passion is.
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    Jun 14, 2011 10:10 PM GMT
    Actually, I meant that in retrospect we're all promoting ourselves by our mere presence, not just whether we're trying to sell a product or vying to be heard.
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    Jun 14, 2011 10:20 PM GMT
    the only people i put on ignore are people who i don't see any other option for.

    i put oldgeezer and kristoff on ignore. i think that's about it.
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    Jun 14, 2011 10:20 PM GMT
    I've recently unignored everyone to open up a bit, then some are instantly put back on. It's all personal preference in what you want to read about, and again, no one gets hurt. icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 14, 2011 10:53 PM GMT
    I tried #3 last night; it feels great. Made me smile.32225.jpg?zm=150,150,1,0,0

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    But, Vic, remember when Ignore was first available? For me, I never used it because even the unsavory of character had a lot of character regardless, and lots of redeeming qualities. People like *********. Never thought I'd miss him.

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    Fantastical creatures like trolls cease to exist once we turn our backs on them and I don't mean fear them, show them disdain, indifference or hate, but completely block them from our minds. As little as the moderators do to screen them or even stop them, they have given us the most vital tool towards it. Good for you and spreading the notion.