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  • Koaa2

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    Sep 05, 2009 1:15 PM GMT
    Is there anyway to cancel whole threads on here, that one doesn't like? Would be great to be able to eliminate some of the useless ones.

    Thanks
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    Sep 05, 2009 1:26 PM GMT
    You could try clicking the Track This button on the threads you like, then when you select Forums, check the I've Tracked box and click GO. Then only the threads you like will appear.

    But it would be simpler if there was also a Do Not Show button to block the annoying threads, so everything else would appear, including new ones as they're created.
  • HndsmKansan

    Posts: 16311

    Sep 05, 2009 2:05 PM GMT
    A few of the disparaging ones are eliminated by contacting RJ. I think the only way one will be taken off is if it isn't serving a healthy purpose (flame war or equivilent). Useless ones probably don't count... but at some point
    RJ will need to eliminate threads.... there isn't limitless room here... LOL

  • art_smass

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    Sep 05, 2009 3:48 PM GMT
    The worst threads die a natural death, while popular threads never seem to go away. They wouldn't exist if someone didn't like them.

    I often wonder why people who don't like particular thread topics feel compelled to reply to them. It reminds me of when I used to work in a restaurant where non-smoking customers would request a table next to the smoking section and then complain about the smoke.
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    Sep 05, 2009 4:48 PM GMT
    I wonder whatever happened to the first amendment and our die hard commitment to freedom of speech......

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    Sep 05, 2009 4:53 PM GMT
    MsclDrew saidI wonder whatever happened to the first amendment and our die hard commitment to freedom of speech......


    Like most of our nation's ideals, it's only useful politically these days. A lot of Americans seem to welcome censorship - or they're too anesthetized by convenience to even care about it.

    We've become so afraid of getting our feelings hurt that we'd rather toss out essential liberties and values in favor of always feeling warm and fuzzy inside. No enemy need attack us. Americans are going to give it all away voluntarily in the name of convenience, comfort, political correctness, and the big one, SAFETY. Fear is a wonderful motivator.
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Sep 05, 2009 4:59 PM GMT
    While a few of us still cherish the ideal of freedom of speech, in reality, many people have only ever cherished it when it's their speech. Many people are quite happy to restrict what others can say. That's, sadly, the way many freedoms work; they are supported by a majority of the population only insofar as the majority of people do not hold a single viewpoint. Once a single group gains a substantial majority, their ability to impose their view on everyone becomes much more appealing.

    Also of note: legal freedom of speech only applies to government regulation of speech in the US. Private organizations are free to limit speech if they so choose, particular within the confines of their property.
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    Sep 05, 2009 5:01 PM GMT
    tahoejock said
    MsclDrew saidI wonder whatever happened to the first amendment and our die hard commitment to freedom of speech......


    Like most of our nation's ideals, it's only useful politically these days. A lot of Americans seem to welcome censorship - or they're too anesthetized by convenience to even care about it.

    We've become so afraid of getting our feelings hurt that we'd rather toss out essential liberties and values in favor of always feeling warm and fuzzy inside. No enemy need attack us. Americans are going to give it all away voluntarily in the name of convenience, comfort, political correctness, and the big one, SAFETY. Fear is a wonderful motivator.


    Sad isn't it? Some people give in too easily to fear. Irrational fears especially.

    Back to the topic at hand, I say just ignore them. If they are too disparaging, report it. RJ will make a determination then.
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    Sep 05, 2009 5:02 PM GMT
    MsclDrew saidI wonder whatever happened to the first amendment and our die hard commitment to freedom of speech......



    The first amendment prevents the gov't from taking action to limit the free speech of its citizens. Private (non-gov't) businesses/groups are allow to limit speech as they see fit. A store can deny your service if the owner/manager finds your clothing, speech, or attitude offensive. If my understanding of this is wrong please correct me. RealJock would have to the total legal right to limit anything someone says here by delating any post/profile the owers of the site feels fit to do. I hope they would not censor, but they could if they wanted.
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    Sep 05, 2009 5:04 PM GMT
    tahoejock said
    MsclDrew saidI wonder whatever happened to the first amendment and our die hard commitment to freedom of speech......



    Like most of our nation's ideals, it's only useful politically these days. Most Americans welcome censorship these days. We've become so afraid of getting our feelings hurt, that we'd rather toss out essential liberties and values in favor of always feeling warm and fuzzy inside. No enemy need attack us. Americans are going to give it all up voluntarily in the name of convenient, comfort, political correctness, and the big one, SAFETY. Fear is a wonderful motivator.



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  • UFJocknerd

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    Sep 05, 2009 5:10 PM GMT
    There's a significant difference between avoiding people who disagree with you and avoiding people whose discourse is about as enlightening as hearing ducks quack. I've blocked individuals on the forums, not because I don't want to hear what they say, but because what they say is so mind-bendingly uninteresting and uninformed that reading it is less than useless.
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    Sep 05, 2009 5:17 PM GMT
    MSUBioNerd saidWhile a few of us still cherish the ideal of freedom of speech, in reality, many people have only ever cherished it when it's their speech. Many people are quite happy to restrict what others can say. That's, sadly, the way many freedoms work; they are supported by a majority of the population only insofar as the majority of people do not hold a single viewpoint. Once a single group gains a substantial majority, their ability to impose their view on everyone becomes much more appealing.

    Also of note: legal freedom of speech only applies to government regulation of speech in the US. Private organizations are free to limit speech if they so choose, particular within the confines of their property.


    Yeah I remember being in college out in California where there was a designated 20 meter square painted on the ground on campus that was the legally designated freedom of speech area.....
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    Sep 05, 2009 5:22 PM GMT
    MSUBioNerd saidWhile a few of us still cherish the ideal of freedom of speech, in reality, many people have only ever cherished it when it's their speech. Many people are quite happy to restrict what others can say. That's, sadly, the way many freedoms work; they are supported by a majority of the population only insofar as the majority of people do not hold a single viewpoint. Once a single group gains a substantial majority, their ability to impose their view on everyone becomes much more appealing.

    Also of note: legal freedom of speech only applies to government regulation of speech in the US. Private organizations are free to limit speech if they so choose, particular within the confines of their property.



    I didn't noticed your post before posting my previous post.
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    Sep 05, 2009 5:24 PM GMT
    MsclDrew saidI wonder whatever happened to the first amendment and our die hard commitment to freedom of speech......



    Ah, welcome to the world of Socialism on RealJock. Some folks on here think they are the onlyones who have First Amendment rights.

    It's not unlike the "review committees" employed by publisher's of school textbooks. We can't disparge anyone even though he/she may be sitting on death row.
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    Sep 05, 2009 5:28 PM GMT
    MsclDrew said
    MSUBioNerd saidWhile a few of us still cherish the ideal of freedom of speech, in reality, many people have only ever cherished it when it's their speech. Many people are quite happy to restrict what others can say. That's, sadly, the way many freedoms work; they are supported by a majority of the population only insofar as the majority of people do not hold a single viewpoint. Once a single group gains a substantial majority, their ability to impose their view on everyone becomes much more appealing.

    Also of note: legal freedom of speech only applies to government regulation of speech in the US. Private organizations are free to limit speech if they so choose, particular within the confines of their property.


    Yeah I remember being in college out in California where there was a designated 20 meter square painted on the ground on campus that was the legally designated freedom of speech area.....


    The State university I attended also had "free-speech zone" and you also had to get approval to "use it". Getting approval to use a "free-speech zone" does sound oxymoronic. I understand how a private school or business could get away with that, but I don't understand how a tax supported public university can limit free speech.
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    Sep 05, 2009 5:37 PM GMT
    phemt said
    MsclDrew said
    MSUBioNerd saidWhile a few of us still cherish the ideal of freedom of speech, in reality, many people have only ever cherished it when it's their speech. Many people are quite happy to restrict what others can say. That's, sadly, the way many freedoms work; they are supported by a majority of the population only insofar as the majority of people do not hold a single viewpoint. Once a single group gains a substantial majority, their ability to impose their view on everyone becomes much more appealing.

    Also of note: legal freedom of speech only applies to government regulation of speech in the US. Private organizations are free to limit speech if they so choose, particular within the confines of their property.


    Yeah I remember being in college out in California where there was a designated 20 meter square painted on the ground on campus that was the legally designated freedom of speech area.....


    The State university I attended also had "free-speech zone" and you also had to get approval to "use it". Getting approval to use a "free-speech zone" does sound oxymoronic. I understand how a private school or business could get away with that, but I don't understand how a tax supported public university can limit free speech.


    It was a complete double standard....

    I remember I took a picture once when they turned the main strip through campus into anti-abortion-fest complete with billboard sized pictures of aborted fetuses and 42 plamsa screens and there was a team of university police making sure that the students with a pro-choice petition to stayed within the square, and kept their decibels down and didn't have more than 10 people between the hours of 9-12 and 1-3 icon_rolleyes.gif
  • Koaa2

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    Sep 05, 2009 11:18 PM GMT
    It's interesting how this turned into a free speech topic, when all I was asking about was a technical question on how to get rid of threads I wasn't interested in or that I choose not to read. ????

    I do thank those for the technical help.
  • Koaa2

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    Sep 05, 2009 11:19 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidYou could try clicking the Track This button on the threads you like, then when you select Forums, check the I've Tracked box and click GO. Then only the threads you like will appear.

    But it would be simpler if there was also a Do Not Show button to block the annoying threads, so everything else would appear, including new ones as they're created.


    Thanks
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    Sep 06, 2009 4:13 AM GMT
    twomack saidAh, welcome to the world of Socialism on RealJock. Some folks on here think they are the onlyones who have First Amendment rights.


    Sigh. Another idiot who doesn't understand the word Socialism.
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    Sep 06, 2009 4:18 AM GMT
    TigerTim said
    twomack saidAh, welcome to the world of Socialism on RealJock. Some folks on here think they are the onlyones who have First Amendment rights.


    Sigh. Another idiot who doesn't understand the word Socialism.


    You can use my can of fucktard-b-gone, now double strength with built in douche bag repellent.
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    Sep 06, 2009 4:26 AM GMT
    I feel like going to an ice cream social.
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    Sep 06, 2009 4:37 AM GMT
    Koaa2 said
    Red_Vespa saidYou could try clicking the Track This button on the threads you like... (etc)

    Thanks

    You're welcome! I'd like a better way myself, to screen out the threads with topics of no interest to me, as they do clutter the list view. It's not a matter of censorship contrary to the 1st Amendment, as some here have stated and going on a tangent, but merely a way of culling through topics of no interest.

    If I'm not going to read or respond to a thread about what set of freeweights to buy, for instance, why should it make my list view longer and more cumbersome to check? My being able to remove it from my view alone doesn't deny anyone else here the ability to enjoy and contribute to it, which is what I understood your OP to be asking about.

    Plus, as someone noted, 1st Amendment Freedom of Speech doesn't even apply here, anyway. This is an online membership service, for which we agree to terms of service to join, and that's owned by someone else. It's not an open public forum protected by the Constitution. If the owners don't like what I write they can legally remove it, or remove me, too.

    In any case, sorry I couldn't give you more than a clumsy workaround answer to your question.