Let the BLOCKING begin!

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    Jul 24, 2011 11:01 PM GMT
    So I've never really used the block feature much before now. Not because there aren't people who annoy me, but because I always feel like I should give people the benefit of the doubt. Maybe they were having a bad day or missed their meds or something. And God knows I've said things I've regretted in these forums. But the Amy Whinehouse threads that were created upon her death have made me change my mind. Never have I felt so absolutely nauseated over so many member's posts. I've decided I really have nothing to learn from cruel and insensitive people. So....let the blocking begin! icon_evil.gif
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    Jul 24, 2011 11:04 PM GMT
    Aw I love you too.
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    Jul 24, 2011 11:39 PM GMT
    I only block people that post the same asinine topics over and over again. Or people that consistently post long ass thread titles or use the mega size fonts in all their replies. For everything else, I just mentally filter out replies I'm not interested in reading.
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    Jul 24, 2011 11:40 PM GMT
    Wait, I love you two. You two not getting along is shaking my foundation. icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 24, 2011 11:42 PM GMT
    I only have two people blocked/ignored.

    I'm sure more have me though. icon_sad.gif
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    Jul 24, 2011 11:44 PM GMT
    I don't block people. If I don't want to read what you've written, I won't.
    I also like to stay informed even about the people I don't like.
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    Jul 24, 2011 11:45 PM GMT
    I only ignore people that annoy me
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    Jul 25, 2011 12:23 AM GMT
    cold saidI don't block people. If I don't want to read what you've written, I won't.
    I also like to stay informed even about the people I don't like.
    Same. How are we supposed to know all the good gossip if we ignore people?
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    Jul 25, 2011 12:47 AM GMT
    cold saidI don't block people. If I don't want to read what you've written, I won't.
    I also like to stay informed even about the people I don't like.

    I agree. It is pretty easy to just jump to the next post, if I discover their ramblings in the thread I'm interested in.
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    Jul 25, 2011 1:05 AM GMT
    cold saidI don't block people. If I don't want to read what you've written, I won't.
    I also like to stay informed even about the people I don't like.



    That's the way I've always felt until yesterday. Reading cruel comments does nothing to improve my day, and I've decided I really don't need to be informed about the lives of insensitive people. But that's just me....
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    Jul 25, 2011 1:47 AM GMT
    I'm with you on this.

    There were a few posters who were so desperate for attention and have nothing worthwhile to share. It was just bile, and maybe some misguided attempt to be shocking just for the sake of being shocking.
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    Jul 25, 2011 2:17 AM GMT
    Scruffypup saidBut the Amy Whinehouse threads that were created upon her death have made me change my mind [about blocking people]. Never have I felt so absolutely nauseated over so many member's posts. I've decided I really have nothing to learn from cruel and insensitive people.


    As I said at http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1695424/: "Been thinking of pandering for cheap views requiring less of readers with appreciation threads and titles like 'Amy Winehouse Dead' and 'Bacon!'"

    I didn't even open a single one of the many Amy Winehouse threads because I knew what to expect. While I'm not a complete misanthrope my expectations of people have dropped considerably. Not that anyone's had anything cruel to say about bacon.

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    Jul 25, 2011 2:25 AM GMT
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    Scruffypup saidBut the Amy Whinehouse threads that were created upon her death have made me change my mind [about blocking people]. Never have I felt so absolutely nauseated over so many member's posts. I've decided I really have nothing to learn from cruel and insensitive people.


    As I said at http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1695424/: "Been thinking of pandering for cheap views requiring less of readers with appreciation threads and titles like 'Amy Winehouse Dead' and 'Bacon!'"

    I didn't even open a single one of the many Amy Winehouse threads because I knew what to expect. While I'm not a complete misanthrope my expectations of people have dropped considerably. Not that anyone's had anything cruel to say about bacon.




    You're a lot smarter than me. I opened them and argued with the vile demons to boot. icon_neutral.gif
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    Jul 25, 2011 2:38 AM GMT
    Scruffypup saidBut the Amy Whinehouse threads that were created upon her death have made me change my mind. Never have I felt so absolutely nauseated over so many member's posts. />

    Based on this, I've read thru the longest AW thread and am totally disgusted about the vile stuff I read there. And coming from people I usually respect on here, it hurts even more.
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    Jul 25, 2011 3:06 AM GMT
    eagermuscle said
    Scruffypup said... Not that anyone's had anything cruel to say about bacon.



    Careful! There be vegans in these here parts!

    And, we all know "parts is parts"! icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 25, 2011 3:07 AM GMT
    Scruffypup said.... So....let the blocking begin! icon_evil.gif


    Welcome to Nirvana! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 25, 2011 3:23 AM GMT
    I'm not agreeing or disagreeing with any posters' statements, and really have no stake in this rift...but as far as Amy Winehouse goes, facts are facts...even if they don't look pretty and neat.

    I guess I'll do the compassionate and sensitive thing here and say I'm hoping her family deals with this and comes out stronger, I'm sure it's not easy losing a child.
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    Jul 25, 2011 8:18 AM GMT
    Ermine saidI'm with you on this.
    There were a few posters who were so desperate for attention and have nothing worthwhile to share. It was just bile, and maybe some misguided attempt to be shocking just for the sake of being shocking.
    Someone got offended, so my part worked. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 25, 2011 12:30 PM GMT
    Good points. What happened to Amy was very unfortunate, sad and a total waste of a talent. There are a few guys here that I could certainly do without, but really haven't had many issues since I've been on RJ, have few blocked.

    I would say, block those who deserve it and go on about your business.
    99% of those here are fine and quite a number are really awesome. Glad to be here.

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    Jul 25, 2011 10:37 PM GMT
    Hey Brah, I was just razzing you about the muttonchops icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 25, 2011 11:01 PM GMT
    I have not blocked or ignored anyone on this website. If every member on this site posted how wonderful or agreeable each member is, RealJock forums would become a crushing bore!
    I have been called a troll here by some members in the past. I still read their posts to this day.
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    Jul 25, 2011 11:19 PM GMT
    I was his very first. I hold my head high, for his intolerance of people of a diffrent point and political view. But I was his first......icon_razz.gificon_cool.gificon_lol.gif
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    Jul 26, 2011 12:09 AM GMT
    NotThatOld saidI have not blocked or ignored anyone on this website. If every member on this site posted how wonderful or agreeable each member is, RealJock forums would become a crushing bore!
    I have been called a troll here by some members in the past. I still read their posts to this day.



    Oh I totally agree, but I think everyone has a line that can be crossed. Hell, there are several guys on here that get under my skin at times, as I'm sure some of my comments piss them off too....but still we haven't blocked each other. But the insensitivity some guys displayed on the Amy thread just made me feel sick. There is nothing I have to learn from people like that.
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    Jul 26, 2011 12:24 AM GMT
    Scruffypup saidOh I totally agree, but I think everyone has a line that can be crossed. Hell, there are several guys on here that get under my skin at times, as I'm sure some of my comments piss them off too....but still we haven't blocked each other. But the insensitivity some guys displayed on the Amy thread just made me feel sick. There is nothing I have to learn from people like that.
    You could learn to chill the fuck out.
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    Jul 26, 2011 12:39 AM GMT
    who is ignoring me? icon_smile.gif