Forum Tip - How to use the ignore feature to make your time on GTSwarm more enjoyable.

slugboy

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We have a lot of posters on GTSwarm. Even if you like 99% of the posters here, that 1% is going to make your time here less fun.

With all the disruption of both a new football Head Coaching search AND a new AD search, we’re going to see a lot of posts that some of us think are just nuts.

When mods suggest that you “ignore” a user, we’re not telling you to tough it out. There’s a magic button on everyone’s profile. When you see something stupid, you have three choices:

  1. report it to the mods. If it’s offensive conduct or against the rules, we’ll do something. If it’s just idiotic, then there are the other options
  2. reply to the poster. They may change their minds. You may change your mind. It happens, but not frequently
  3. summon up your intestinal fortitude and grit your way through the stupid post. There’s only so much grit most of us have, so make sure that this is really the option you want.
  4. Or, you can hit the magic “Ignore” button. It makes GTSwarm a little more like Eden, frankly.
It’s not weakness to hit the Ignore button. It’s definitely not weaker than hitting the “reply” button. It’s not revenge—there’s no need to tell the stupid poster you put them on “Ignore”; just let them post idiotic things while you bask in the warmth of never seeing them unless someone else takes option #2 above.

You can’t ignore mods—sorry. It’s probably worth ignoring mods, but we can’t do our job if you ignore us, so the feature won’t let you block us. We’ll try not to post idiotic stuff often.

Anyway, I’m not picking on Techster in particular (Sorry @Techster), but it was the easiest screenshot.
  1. When you see a stupid post, click on the poster’s name
  2. There’s a magic Ignore button
  3. Click it
  4. Feel warm and toasty. Enjoy your favorite treat—coffee, chocolate, whatever
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JacketFan137

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why is there no feature to flat out block people? even if you ignore someone they are still able to reply to your posts. seems like a bit of a privacy concern to me
 

Techster

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We have a lot of posters on GTSwarm. Even if you like 99% of the posters here, that 1% is going to make your time here less fun.

With all the disruption of both a new football Head Coaching search AND a new AD search, we’re going to see a lot of posts that some of us think are just nuts.

When mods suggest that you “ignore” a user, we’re not telling you to tough it out. There’s a magic button on everyone’s profile. When you see something stupid, you have three choices:

  1. report it to the mods. If it’s offensive conduct or against the rules, we’ll do something. If it’s just idiotic, then there are the other options
  2. reply to the poster. They may change their minds. You may change your mind. It happens, but not frequently
  3. summon up your intestinal fortitude and grit your way through the stupid post. There’s only so much grit most of us have, so make sure that this is really the option you want.
  4. Or, you can hit the magic “Ignore” button. It makes GTSwarm a little more like Eden, frankly.
It’s not weakness to hit the Ignore button. It’s definitely not weaker than hitting the “reply” button. It’s not revenge—there’s no need to tell the stupid poster you put them on “Ignore”; just let them post idiotic things while you bask in the warmth of never seeing them unless someone else takes option #2 above.

You can’t ignore mods—sorry. It’s probably worth ignoring mods, but we can’t do our job if you ignore us, so the feature won’t let you block us. We’ll try not to post idiotic stuff often.

Anyway, I’m not picking on Techster in particular (Sorry @Techster), but it was the easiest screenshot.
  1. When you see a stupid post, click on the poster’s name
  2. There’s a magic Ignore button
  3. Click it
  4. Feel warm and toasty. Enjoy your favorite treat—coffee, chocolate, whatever
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slugboy

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why is there no feature to flat out block people? even if you ignore someone they are still able to reply to your posts. seems like a bit of a privacy concern to me
I’m not getting into privacy law here, but this is a PUBLIC forum. You need an account to post and reply, but what you post is generally public. You can look at this site without an account and you can see posts. You can have anonymity by choosing a handle that doesn’t include your name or email (and we recommend that), but again your posts are public (and not “private”).
 

John

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Going to go out on a limb and say that the select few this message is intended for would never use the ignore feature because they actually and secretly like endlessly arguing on the internet.

Prove me wrong you few. :sneaky:
 
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