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Old 21.07.2020, 17:05
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Old 21.07.2020, 17:16
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Does anyone know if it's possible to block a mod here? I'm not even quite sure how blocking works here exactly. Does it make it so that you can't see their posts and they can't see yours? I guess I've never blocked anyone here before.

I do not think it is possible to block a mod, sorry. You can block anyone else. Although you will see the posts if someone quotes these. HTH
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Old 21.07.2020, 17:19
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I do not think it is possible to block a mod, sorry. You can block anyone else. Although you will see the posts if someone quotes these. HTH
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Chance would be a fine thing.
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Old 21.07.2020, 19:25
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Does anyone know if it's possible to block a mod here? I'm not even quite sure how blocking works here exactly. Does it make it so that you can't see their posts and they can't see yours? I guess I've never blocked anyone here before.
Is it really so difficult to just ignore if you don't want to read?
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Old 21.07.2020, 19:32
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marton, get your thread back on track, will 'ya?
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Old 21.07.2020, 19:50
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We got to watch a 1950’s Western horror story. Where else could you do that?
Probably in many other places on the internet. I'm sure Trump is deeply grateful to everyone who stands up for him.
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Old 21.07.2020, 20:23
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Does anyone know if it's possible to block a mod here? I'm not even quite sure how blocking works here exactly. Does it make it so that you can't see their posts and they can't see yours? I guess I've never blocked anyone here before.
It was briefly enabled a year or two back and I have one mod on ignore.

But the window only lasted a few days or weeks and was slammed shut again. But any mod you managed to ignore then you could keep on ignore.
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Old 21.07.2020, 20:58
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marton, get your thread back on track, will 'ya?
I appealed to the mods but they did not find me appealing.
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Old 21.07.2020, 21:18
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Nobody does.
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Old 21.07.2020, 21:31
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Is it really so difficult to just ignore if you don't want to read?
It's much easier to ignore someone or their posts when they're not trying to accuse me of having said or done things that I never did.
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Old 21.07.2020, 22:58
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It's much easier to ignore someone or their posts when they're not trying to accuse me of having said or done things that I never did.
The thing is if you ignore them, you won't know.

It's very easy to do.
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Old 21.07.2020, 23:33
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The thing is if you ignore them, you won't know.

It's very easy to do.
Yeah, but I'm not sure how much conscious control we really have over what information our brains choose to process. For example, if you see an ad pop up, you can choose to ignore it but you first had to acknowledge its existence and process some of its content in order to tell yourself to ignore it -- to know that it's something you wanted to ignore.

Anyways... I had once taken a roughly five-year long break from the EF because I was so tired of the constant arguing, etc., and I am feeling reminded again of why I had done that. I think there are just more productive and much more peaceful ways to spend my time. I had started to become active on the EF again last March or so in order to try to keep up to date with the virus situation here in CH. And there are some lovely people here and people who help keep me informed and who make me laugh, etc. But I think it's time I try to re-evaluate whether or not the arguing, etc. really is worth it. It seems like one can rarely leave a comment here without it being either blown up into something much bigger or being taken out of context. Maybe if we were all face-to-face instead of behind computer screens then we would all treat each other a bit more respectfully.
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Old 22.07.2020, 00:10
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Hey Pancakes,

I like your posts and learn from them. Don't stop posting, just pick and choose your battles. War of the words aren't won on the net.

Sending you some green blobbies to let you know you're appreciated....
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Old 22.07.2020, 00:19
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Yeah, but I'm not sure how much conscious control we really have over what information our brains choose to process. For example, if you see an ad pop up, you can choose to ignore it but you first had to acknowledge its existence and process some of its content in order to tell yourself to ignore it -- to know that it's something you wanted to ignore.

Anyways... I had once taken a roughly five-year long break from the EF because I was so tired of the constant arguing, etc., and I am feeling reminded again of why I had done that. I think there are just more productive and much more peaceful ways to spend my time. I had started to become active on the EF again last March or so in order to try to keep up to date with the virus situation here in CH. And there are some lovely people here and people who help keep me informed and who make me laugh, etc. But I think it's time I try to re-evaluate whether or not the arguing, etc. really is worth it. It seems like one can rarely leave a comment here without it being either blown up into something much bigger or being taken out of context. Maybe if we were all face-to-face instead of behind computer screens then we would all treat each other a bit more respectfully.
Well, as to the first part: I see a handle and I know I'm not interested. It's even easier as there is a picture with most.

As to the second part: I don't argue on EF. I give my opinion, an advice or make a joke and if someone goes all touchy or aggressive about it - who am I to insist? I don't know the person behind the handle so I have no problem leaving them in their misery.
If you stop arguing that's 50% peace. The other side usually gets bored if you don't bite.

I find it quite interesting to read different opinions (unfortunately many seem not to and shout "ban" when it's not main stream) as there are some characters on EF who I won't likely have an urge to talk to in real life. It's still interesting to learn how they think and why. One can always get an input (or be put off which again is better to know those are out there than be taken by surprise some day)

But yeah, you have a point when you say there are better things to do than hang out on EF all day. Same goes for facebook etc.
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I can believe something clear and undisputable still been discussed by the "orange foul" supporters...are people can be so dumb
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Okay. Well, Urs Max had just tried to accuse me of calling him/her a psychopath, to which I had responded, so I assumed that's what it was in reference to.
In fact I said you "basically called me a psychopath". And yes you did, in the context of those posts the message behind mentioning what you call a broad definition of one is straightforward and clear.
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Old 22.07.2020, 04:31
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Aaaaand that's the end of the latest little spat on EF. No more back-and-forth from either of you on this (or, hopefully, any other) topic, please.
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Old 22.07.2020, 10:08
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Yeah, but I'm not sure how much conscious control we really have over what information our brains choose to process. For example, if you see an ad pop up, you can choose to ignore it but you first had to acknowledge its existence and process some of its content in order to tell yourself to ignore it -- to know that it's something you wanted to ignore.
Once you get to "know" the way some people think and why (or at least as much they let it revealed here), it is much easier to ignore certain users with whom you don't see eye to eye, though it could be fun to challenge them from time to time. (no, not recommended despite being very tempting)

There are people and...people in this world and our time is too limited to even try getting along with everyone. Or conversing with them, or engaging on some level. Especially on online fora but also in real life, when you don't have to. We have a lot more control than we like to think. And humour! I'd quote my eldest one when she's confronted with silly things kids say "This is just stupid." And that's it, she resumes her games with or without people that annoy her. Seriously, we can learn a thing or two from our children.
Btw, the ignore list function is really helpful. No, we can't put everyone we would like to on that list but those are only a few people anyway. If you think the forum is an ugly place, well, I can't argue with that. It can be, so taking a break from time to time makes a lot of sense.

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Hey Pancakes,

I like your posts and learn from them. Don't stop posting, just pick and choose your battles. War of the words aren't won on the net.

Sending you some green blobbies to let you know you're appreciated....
Totally agree!

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Anyways... I had once taken a roughly five-year long break from the EF because I was so tired of the constant arguing, etc., and I am feeling reminded again of why I had done that. I think there are just more productive and much more peaceful ways to spend my time. I had started to become active on the EF again last March or so in order to try to keep up to date with the virus situation here in CH. And there are some lovely people here and people who help keep me informed and who make me laugh, etc. But I think it's time I try to re-evaluate whether or not the arguing, etc. really is worth it. It seems like one can rarely leave a comment here without it being either blown up into something much bigger or being taken out of context. Maybe if we were all face-to-face instead of behind computer screens then we would all treat each other a bit more respectfully.
It seems to me that you are actively seeking out arguments and controversy and jumping into the middle of it whenever you can, but are taking offence when some of that argumentative passion comes back at you.

If you are going to be dishing it out you also need to be able to take it on the chin.
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