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Old 25.09.2021, 20:18
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I just wanted to offer a friendly reminder that "rep" in an online forum doesn't really mean anything or have any real value.

I learned that the hard way when, years ago, I once tried to buy something at Migros with some "likes" that I had obtained via Facebook. I was shocked to find out that they don't have any actual value and you can't buy anything with them.
That that's because you mistook them for Cumulus points. No biggie, they're the same color.
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Old 25.09.2021, 22:23
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Re: Steps for reporting abusive rep messages

I’ve taken a look at your rep and can see nothing remotely abusive, unless you’re particularly offended by the word “nonsense”.
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Old 25.09.2021, 23:13
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Re: Steps for reporting abusive rep messages

If anyone - even if they post nonsense - is offended by a red blob, I suggest they put that person on their ignore list. The red blob will no longer be visible.
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Old 25.09.2021, 23:22
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Re: Steps for reporting abusive rep messages

Thcweam and thcweam until you’re thick.
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Re: Steps for reporting abusive rep messages

If you insist on posting conspiracy theories, being "edgy", descending in non sequitur nonsense, antagonise people and make yourself out to be an expert on things that you clearly only have a pedestrian knowledge of, you need to be able to handle the rep this attracts.
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Is it possible the mod's or admin's could please clarify what we should do, if we receive abusive content in rep messages please? Since these are hidden from view, and there's no button to report them, I think some guidance might help please.
I'm surprised you don't have the answer for this one as you seem very knowleageable about what other people do, in general.....

As long as you enjoy antagonising and patronising folks, this is what you get. But don't worry, they mean nothing. (i.e. red blobs) Especially when you consider yourself an "outside the box" thinker.

Btw, you have got some green blobs from me, I liked one post of yours. I personally avoid red blobbing, negative attention seekers irritate me. It is like dealing with toddlers, you cannot win. lol

Enjoy the forum and reflect about what you could do as to avoid this drama......
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Old 26.09.2021, 21:09
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If anyone - even if they post nonsense - is offended by a red blob, I suggest they put that person on their ignore list. The red blob will no longer be visible.
I have an extensive ignore list. What are red blobs?
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Old 26.09.2021, 21:29
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If anyone - even if they post nonsense - is offended by a red blob, I suggest they put that person on their ignore list. The red blob will no longer be visible.
My ignore list is so long. Removed a couple from it due to good will for two hours the past couple of days, and was again inundated with red blobs. Dunno, I was providing info about this or that. It‘s really like dealing with tantrum seeking toddlers.

So, they are back on my ignore list again, and it would be great to be able to get useful and valued exchange on this forum again.
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Old 26.09.2021, 21:36
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Re: Steps for reporting abusive rep messages

Lol...And I still have zero clue how to ignore

That said, I don't have many reasons/cause to ignore as I enjoy reading both sides of the argument - at least in the COVID and political threads. I have learned a lot from reading those who initially ran counter to my view.

Isn't that the point in having a discussion/debate?

Just my thoughts...
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Old 26.09.2021, 21:40
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Re: Steps for reporting abusive rep messages

I don’t have anyone on ignore.

I just skim past posts that don’t interest me and ignore others.

I like seeing both sides of the discussion even if I don’t necessarily agree with them.
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Old 26.09.2021, 21:42
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My ignore list is so long. Removed a couple from it due to good will for two hours the past couple of days, and was again inundated with red blobs. Dunno, I was providing info about this or that. It‘s really like dealing with tantrum seeking toddlers.

So, they are back on my ignore list again, and it would be great to be able to get useful and valued exchange on this forum again.
LOL, you are throwing red blobs around like candy.
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Old 26.09.2021, 21:43
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Lol...And I still have zero clue how to ignore

That said, I don't have many reasons/cause to ignore as I enjoy reading both sides of the argument - at least in the COVID and political threads. I have learned a lot from reading those who initially ran counter to my view.

Isn't that the point in having a discussion/debate?

Just my thoughts...
Hi Terrifisch

I love your posts, and always have. Haven‘t really been following EF regularly over the past couple of years, until now. It would be great if it could become a good place again. How on earth are you back to Junior Member status? Who did this to you ��.

Just my thoughts.
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Old 26.09.2021, 21:48
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Hi Terrifisch

I love your posts, and always have. Haven‘t really been following EF regularly over the past couple of years, until now. It would be great if it could become a good place again. How on earth are you back to Junior Member status? Who did this to you ��.

Just my thoughts.
I did it to myself . I was frustrated and I left EF - and in truth, I should have taken some time off and not left. But to quote my late, very wise Mom, "It is what it is!"...LOL

No one to blame here but me

Thanks for your post ZuriRolt! Very kind of you...
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Old 26.09.2021, 22:41
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Sorry, but I felt compelled to write and post that is was my late Mom's birthday a week ago. She would have turned 93. Anyway, just to share that she had more maxims than anyone I know.

Another of her favourites - which seems quite appropriate for EF at this time:

"It is nice to be nice!"
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Old 27.09.2021, 06:03
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Lol...And I still have zero clue how to ignore
Click on Control Panel (you'll see your blobbies here). Click on Edit Ignore List (under Settings and Options). Enter a member name.
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Old 27.09.2021, 06:14
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Click on Control Panel (you'll see your blobbies here). Click on Edit Ignore List (under Settings and Options). Enter a member name.
Or click on the user’s name in a post to visit their public profile, and select “Add ... to ignore list” from the “user lists” dropdown - which is just next to the OTBC option. I only do this part with my specs on.

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Old 27.09.2021, 11:26
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I just wanted to offer a friendly reminder that "rep" in an online forum doesn't really mean anything or have any real value.
Coop will take EF Green Rep points as Trophy stamps. I've already bought a pan lid and a sandwich maker.
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Old 06.10.2021, 11:58
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Re: Steps for reporting abusive rep messages

Frankly, it's time to get rid of these ridiculous Groan and Reputational blobbing buttons. In my 25 years on the internet, this is the only forum I have ever seen that had these features. Getting rid of them will put a damper on the kinds of mobbing and showmanship that go on here, along with the passive-aggressive abuse and harassment that these features enable. The mobbers and trolls will be forced to shut up and keep their snark to themselves. Sure, they can still resort to abusive PMs if they want to risk being banned. Just a thought...
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Re: Steps for reporting abusive rep messages

Thanks and groans certainly are catalysts for emotions. To be fair, we’ve had a lot fewer groans since the changeover.
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Thanks and groans certainly are catalysts for emotions. To be fair, we’ve had a lot fewer groans since the changeover.
I think if nothing else, it is almost certainly a good "statistical barometer" of the state of the forum, and how friendly and welcoming it is.

Tend to agree with you, it seems a lot less hostile at present than in recent times.
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