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Hiding The Posts of Certain Hubbers - Is this practicable?

  1. Eric Graudins profile image59
    Eric Graudinsposted 8 years ago

    Hi,

    Quite often, forum threads are taken over by serial thread spammers, whose only purpose on hub pages seems to be to annoy and disrupt any thread in which they take part..

    I think it would be great if a flag could be set so we can choose to make posts from selected hubbers invisible.

    Any chance of doing this?

    (Either that, or give me a big red button where I can delete anyone I don't like lol )


    cheers, Eric G.

    1. Jane@CM profile image59
      Jane@CMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent idea.

  2. Pearldiver profile image82
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    If Thine Face Offends Thee - Strike it Out? lol

    1. Eric Graudins profile image59
      Eric Graudinsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'd still have one to go. cool

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    pgrundyposted 8 years ago

    I've asked for a 'block' feature before too. Is that what you mean?

    Some sites have a feature where you can block individuals. Other people see their posts, you do not.

    I think it would be nice. Sometimes the trolls here get fed too much. smile

    1. Eric Graudins profile image59
      Eric Graudinsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, Exactly.
      (but a big red button would be great too! cool

  4. Pearldiver profile image82
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    Maybe it could be Nuked in the newbie selection process.

  5. Lady_E profile image79
    Lady_Eposted 8 years ago

    Could be a good idea. I just wish sometimes we could post anonymously, as there are times I have to restrain my fingers from my keyboard (lol) from giving certain responses.

    1. fierycj profile image78
      fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I knew you had that fire  locked up inside you somewhere. wink

  6. Eaglekiwi profile image79
    Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago

    Yes Yes =2 votes

    seems like a logical option to block

    so what time does the office open for business

    I gotta $1..and fresh doughnuts smile

  7. cindyvine profile image84
    cindyvineposted 8 years ago

    we all have fire within us.  Mind you, I've always been terrified of spontaneously ombusting.

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
      Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      yep specially when its a hotflash lol sigh

    2. fierycj profile image78
      fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I always get that vibe from you, Cindy. wink

  8. cindyvine profile image84
    cindyvineposted 8 years ago

    I'm desperate to start with the hotflashes, but menopause seems to be eluding me

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
      Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      well ask for it when its wintertime CV,trust me , its not a sexy look , I feel like a dam firefly ..lightin up my own space ..lol

    2. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Be careful what you wish for, cindyvine!

  9. goodfriendiam profile image56
    goodfriendiamposted 8 years ago

    What I'm confused on is the mere fact that some of you are giving your opinions, and acting the same way as those you don't care to hear.  Everyone has the right to free speech, everyone has the right to their opinions, everyone has the right to ignore, or comment. It seems to me that if you comment, then why would you expect that person to leave, when in fact your doing the very thing, he/she is after, to feed them exactly what they wanted. smile

    1. tantrum profile image59
      tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Agree. The forum is for everybody  And some people that have been here long are so dumb as the  people they want to ban big_smile

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        Janettaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Actually--not Ban. If you READ what Eric said, it states IGNORE. It just gets more than a little old when the same hubbers pop up over and over again starting inane threads and leaving ridiculous meaningless comments to up their post count. We do ignore them as much as we can, but if my face was splattered around here half as much as certain others, you'd get tired of it too.

        Some people who have not been here very long seem to think they know more than they do

        1. tantrum profile image59
          tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Sometimes newbies don't know how to begin with and are attemtpting an approach. I've seen most of you being rude to some of them just because the question seems silly or pointless.

          1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
            Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Im kinda an IB=in betweeny
            but I was new once , I hear ya
            and one day you will not be new and you will hear them too.

            Tantrum IMO ,it takes two people to communicate properly.

            1. tantrum profile image59
              tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                I'm hearing them all right. I've been in hub pages for more than 8 months now, writing under different names. And a lot of you people are my fans big_smile  For example B.C is my fan in 2 of them lol

              1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
                Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Cool so we joined around the same time , cept im just one person, boy do I have some catchin up to do lol..

              2. manlypoetryman profile image78
                manlypoetrymanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                IMHO, The forums should be open for everyone that is a hubber to participate in...whether they are a newbie or been here for two years. They are kind of unique...each one (forum topics). As writers we all should be able to keep up with spammers and the intelligent ones...alike. Then hit the report button if they blatantly foul out...over and over again with unacceptable behavior!

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            Janettaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I don't feel I've been rude to anyone...maybe I'm wrong. I can say I have gotten fed up a lot lately, not just within the forums, and have opened my mouth more than usual. I'm usually pretty good at just staying out of it--ignoring it. but there comes a time when you can't ignore anymore.

            I answer questions all the time and have told newbies to ask q's anytime. I have seen others who have been around far longer than I give rude or short answers, but thats not what we're referring to. I am so tired of seeing three and four threads started in the course of an hour, all devoted to the same thing. I'm tired of hubbers (new or old) mouthing off about things they have no knowledge of. I'm tired of ridiculous adds to threads just to up a post count. Sometimes hubbers can be mean spirited too and that gets really old.

            Yes, there is a report button but that is for spam and I would never report a hubber that was just voicing an opinion unless they were out and out rude or mean in their comment.

            I do agree we should be able to voice our opinions as has been said in this trhread a few times--BUT that also means that those of us unhappy with the forums should be able to say so here without hypocrites telling us that opinion us wrong.

            (BTW tantrum-im not calling YOU a hypocrtite, just used your quote)

            1. tantrum profile image59
              tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                yikes  Of course you're not calling me a hypocr..whatever. I've never quote that. I can't even spell that word right ! lol
              And if you were, I can't care less  big_smile

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                Janettaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                lol well in that case, you're a hypocr...j/k big_smile

                1. tantrum profile image59
                  tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    nothing intelligent 2 reply ?  Well more of the nonsense forum  big_smile  Bye ! Nice to meet you !( and here yes, I'm being hypocr.... lol )

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                    Janettaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    Hmmm...trying to push buttons?

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                    dennisemattposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    one time, I called my dad a hypocrit...whatever, I went to bed without dinner. Ive never seen tantrum be bad? haha. you have to admit, that sounds a little funny...

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      dennisemattposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      yeah, and like, its all written donw, on a computer. If soemone types words I dont care for, I dont read their profile. I dont read threads in certain forums if I feel sensitive. I can even trun off my computer!! SURE some people are unjustifialby nasty and wasting space, but I am pretty sure there is a little "report" button next to every single post. There is a chance sometimes things get taken wrong too. As not everyone here has the same first language, and you dont know if someone is joking cuz you cant see their face and all.

      1. goodfriendiam profile image56
        goodfriendiamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I noticed that tantrum, I just think people like to complain, it gives them something to do. Been there myself at one time.......lol...intolerent.

        Thats for sure, (cuz you cant see their face and all) We do have such a big language barrier, but I believe if you don't understand, move along, don't take it personally. do they know who you are. No, and in the end do they care to know, probably not, because they don't care for themselves more then likely. smile

    3. Eaglekiwi profile image79
      Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      But dont you see it would be  good for everyone, if we had that button to click 'ignore posts' or 'make invisible' thats very fair. Its like saying ,well youre free to click me off too, anytime you want, today ,for a moment , or a week, and I wouldnt be any the wiser, Id just be typing to myself lol...
      I know people need to vent and this would also work for them.

      Its not just the comments back and forth, they clog up a thread, they dont actually need to communicate, and if youre following an otherwise normal discussion ,it gets lost , who wants to scroll back past wierd pics or pages of ranting...not me

      thing is they dont ( and I meaning the wierd posters) not people who have different opinions, they are very diff people IMO...in regular chat programmes these kinds of people would be banned from their first or second post..or simply 'on ignore'

      1. goodfriendiam profile image56
        goodfriendiamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yea but I would have to click you off all the time.....LOL, just kidding smile but do you see my point, hell none of us would be visible because we all get offend in our own little way, there wouldn't be nothing to read and nothing to say....LOL...but of course this is only my opinion after all...LOL smile

        1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
          Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Hey I wouldnt have a problem with you or anyone clickin me invisible or off (cuz I wouldnt know anyway) but point is...if ya got sick of someone ranting toooooo long or on repeat ..well I just say ..hell yes bring on the button lol
          and no im not that thin skinned, I read heaps of stuff n scroll past too...

          Havent you ever been in a chat thing where the room is full of people chatting backn forth ,but then say out of 20/30 people , one dickhead ruins it and acts crazy...the majority will put him on ignore...but ya just click /unclick at random ,so its no biggy at all, but lets the majority enjoy their time as well.

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            dennisemattposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            OH!!! see, Ive never been in a chat room, and here at hubpages is my first experience with forums. I suppose, a real IGNORE button would be helpfull, since thats what I do anyway, in my head,  and...Im pretty sure Ive been ignored at times myself...parkay...ha.  smile like, everybody has at one time or another been stupid, or annoyed, and yeah, I see where ignore would be cool. But so would an actual chat room? then forums could be used for what they are intended, and all us flighty people would have a seperate place to go without messing the structure up.

  10. Ivorwen profile image74
    Ivorwenposted 8 years ago

    Isn't that what the 'report' button is for?  To get rid of spammers or those that are off topic?

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
      Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yep but its not instantanous, like it has to be acted on by staff, which could be 24 hrs away.

  11. DennisBarker profile image58
    DennisBarkerposted 8 years ago

    Unfortunately,this isn't a chat room,its not designed that way.
    The easiest solution is just to ignore threads with nonsense or homophobic crap all over them. I've been avoiding posting in the forums for about a month after I started to get fed up with all of the rubbish being posted.

    If you want a chat room, go and open one on paltalk or one of the other chat services then invite all of your mates into it and continue the discussion over there.
    It has the advantage / dis advantage of video and voice chat.

    I do this every now and again if I've got something to develop as a project.It works reasonably well
    Regards
    Dennis

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
      Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yea well if we had another option ,you wouldnt have to avoid the forum for over a month.

      I was trying to point out some of the options available that chat programmes use effectively is all.

      On a side note, seems like certain hubbers prefer this forum to be like a chat site ,so they should be the ones moving there lol

  12. goodfriendiam profile image56
    goodfriendiamposted 8 years ago

    if everyone talked like me, thought like me, agreed with me all the time, I would be dead from boredom, nothing to share, nothing to argue about, no one to ignore....LOL

    1. tantrum profile image59
      tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Some people have to cope with their low steem and don't like to get into arguments

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
        Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Heres an idea , create a newbies forum

        1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
          Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          That's a great idea.  A probationary period for new people to post.  They would have to demonstrate that they have something intelligent to say before moving to the grownups table.

          1. tantrum profile image59
            tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Well you're only a 3 month baby forum, so it's gonna b  all right 4 u  lol

          2. Eaglekiwi profile image79
            Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            my feelers is hurt now lol

          3. goodfriendiam profile image56
            goodfriendiamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Hey crumb leaver,you would never graduate to the big leagues if that were the case...LOL smile

      2. Uninvited Writer profile image83
        Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Low steem? I have lots of energy myself smile

        1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
          Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Talk therapy and self-affirmations can help with low steem problems....I think I can, I think I can, I think I can...

  13. frogdropping profile image87
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    Eric? Admit it.

    You just want that big shiny red button. Don't you?

    If that's what you're after, I think you should be gifted with it.

    A panic button. Only it's total wipe out smile

    And as per the question - it's probably not that practical or doable but still, I can see where you're coming from.

  14. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    No one is talking of banning anyone. I agree an ignore feature would be nice...

  15. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    I have to correct you...it is ESTEEM, not steem smile

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
      Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      So my therapeutical advice is no good? yikes

      1. tantrum profile image59
        tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        i don't take advices from a forum baby big_smile

        1. tantrum profile image59
          tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Where are you forum baby ?  Changing your diapers? lol

    2. Eaglekiwi profile image79
      Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ya couldnt stand it any longer huh UW lol

    3. tantrum profile image59
      tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I't's not Grammar School Is it? I write fast and make mistakes. Everybody does around here big_smile

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
        Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I just thought I would help you with your English...

        1. tantrum profile image59
          tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          thank you . Very kind of you

    4. manlypoetryman profile image78
      manlypoetrymanposted 8 years agoin reply to this



      I hold you in high-esteem for pointing this out...

  16. SweetiePie profile image83
    SweetiePieposted 8 years ago

    A forum is a free environment where anyone can share.  Sometimes it is intelligent, other times it is silly.  Not everyone comes online to have a thought provoking conversation about evolution vs. creation, or about power politics.

    Some of the forums on here are meant for fun, so I see no point for a probationary period.  If I do not like the thread I stay away.  I just really like Hubpages the way it is personally.

    I hate to say it, but I do see why some hubbers feel the forums are not as fun as they used to be.  A year ago people were having every type of thread under the sun, from serious to totally silly.  People still do have the fun conversations, but these are few and far between.

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
      Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I wasnt refering to the majority SP ,just a couple(same [poster) who appeared to have hijacked the forum...9 threads (same topic)...
      anyway I like improvement no matter what it is ..but Im done so I hope goodfriend takes me off ignore now...lolj/k

      1. goodfriendiam profile image56
        goodfriendiamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I don't need a button to ignore, I just do, but I wouldn't ignore you, I find you very funny, and uplifting most of the time smile

      2. SweetiePie profile image83
        SweetiePieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Some of the threads are really weird.  There are too many threads on the same topic, I do notice that.  I try to stay within the same few topics lol

  17. Eaglekiwi profile image79
    Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago

    I cant spell for shite either..

  18. Jane@CM profile image59
    Jane@CMposted 8 years ago

    On almost any given message board you can put a member on ignore.  I'm not sure what platform Hubpages is on, but in general, you need to have a user cp where you are allowed to create your own settings & this is where you would put the members you don't want to see on "ignore".  Its not banning, its just ignoring and you can still publicly write whatever you want, you just won't see the answers of those you have chosen to "ignore".

  19. Eaglekiwi profile image79
    Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago

    Heres an old proverb (from my native homeland)

    If you must bow down
    Let it be to a lofter mountain wink



    (then again ,if that mountains spewing molten lava, run like hell) lol

    1. tantrum profile image59
      tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        sounds like something you should practise big_smile

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
        Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Why so defensive?

  20. livewithrichard profile image84
    livewithrichardposted 8 years ago

    I'm not in favor of any form of censorship.  I don't think there is a need for a button to ignore people, I can do that pretty well on my own. 

    I've only been here 4 months so I'm still a newbie too and very much appreciated all the help I received when asked for.  Being new to this site does not mean I'm new to the internet or the ways of forum etiquitte.  We can all spot the spammers and the trolls and we have to restrain ourselvs from feeding them.

    http://a5.vox.com/6a00c225264172549d00fa969c99250002-500pi

  21. tantrum profile image59
    tantrumposted 8 years ago

    I'm being ironic, not defensive

  22. fierycj profile image78
    fierycjposted 8 years ago

    Everybody without any exceptions should be responsible for anything they say. If someone thinks he or she has balls enough to voice an opinion in a public forum, then he or she should be prepared as well to receive whatever responses as a result, whether they be harsh or favorable. You cant expect everybody to fall in line with you like a bunch of mindless zombies. There're still people who hold their grounds, irrespective of what the popular notions might be. Call them troll, call the spammer, who cares. Now that's my opinion. Ha ha ha smile See the beauty of a forum, I can say whatever the hell I want or think is right, and anyone can choose to say he's right or he's dead wrong. That's life. You dont whine about it, you move on. Pure and simple.

    1. goodfriendiam profile image56
      goodfriendiamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Now that is intelligence smile

    2. Eaglekiwi profile image79
      Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The only thing Pure and Simple is Toilet Tissue my friend lol

      ( I agree) Parkayyy

  23. Eaglekiwi profile image79
    Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago

    Tantrum I feel like you got some kinda axe to grind or ya just bein a smartass lol

    1. tantrum profile image59
      tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        you'll never know  big_smile   An now i leave cause

      I'm off to the beach
      with some lovely chick
      and a bunch of 'piƱa coladas'
      You're so nice to meet !
      so 'clever' so 'sweet'
      oh yes !...   Thank you !... De nada !  lol

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        dennisemattposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        buenos nochas
        hasta manana

 
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