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#1 mudpuppy

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 12:26 AM


There's a certain member who's posts are always inflammatory, derogatory, rude and annoying and I'm tried of reading them. Wouldn't it be nice to have an Ignore button so we could mute a certain member's posts and not have to listen to his/her drivel?



#2 wilheldp_PE

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 12:30 AM

Yeah, I can't stand any of the posts by that mudpuppy feller. wink.gif

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 12:38 AM

Like on the ESPN show, Around the Horn, where the host mutes the mike of one of the ranting sports-heads? I like this idea. . . .

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 01:56 AM


I wouldn't use this button willy-nilly. But this particular person has managed to offend nearly everyone here and I just need a little help to resist feeding the troll.



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Posted 06 September 2008 - 02:09 AM

I hope I'm not the offending inflamatory poster.

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 02:36 AM

I think the best solution would be to ban said offending user. GT_ME hasn't added a single piece of useful information to this site, but he has managed to piss off a lot of people. It was fun for a while, but now methinks it's time for the banhammer.

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 02:45 AM

Mary, you're the opposite of inflammatory. Would that be "flammatory"?

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 02:48 AM

I think the opposite of inflammatory is chilled.

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 03:22 AM

QUOTE (mary @ Sep 5 2008, 10:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the opposite of inflammatory is chilled.


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Posted 06 September 2008 - 01:08 PM

QUOTE (wilheldp_PE @ Sep 5 2008, 10:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the best solution would be to ban said offending user. GT_ME hasn't added a single piece of useful information to this site, but he has managed to piss off a lot of people. It was fun for a while, but now methinks it's time for the banhammer.


Frankly, I've never understood why people find it so hard to ignore on forums that which they don't like. You don't *HAVE* to read it...

Personally, I always smile a little when I read his ridiculousness.

I vote against any banning unless it's to protect someone from harassment.

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 02:22 PM

I'd actually like to take some stabs at him. smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 03:16 PM

QUOTE (IlPadrino @ Sep 4 2008, 11:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Frankly, I've never understood why people find it so hard to ignore on forums that which they don't like. You don't *HAVE* to read it...

Personally, I always smile a little when I read his ridiculousness.

I vote against any banning unless it's to protect someone from harassment.

I agree.
Although I spent a lot of time arguing with this GT_ME when he first surfaced over a year ago, I also get amusment out of his posts. I still cannot honestly figure this person out, so I've stopped arguing with him.

It reminds me of my old college roommate, who was a lady's man beyond compare, and never let you forget it. I was amused by the talk until I had to live in the same house with him and found out that was all he ever talked about. I equate GT_ME to a locker room braggart, only in this case I can just choose to ignore him if I get anoyed. I would suggest that people not try to "whip it out" and compare credentials with this nut. He gets you to his level when you do that.

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 03:36 PM

Obvioulsy I've missed all of these posts somewhere along the line.

Unless I'm already on the same level and actually enjoy them. Could it be?

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 03:45 PM

QUOTE (sehad @ Sep 4 2008, 01:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Unless I'm already on the same level and actually enjoy them. Could it be?

Not according to him. It would be impossible if you lived in the US because he is the only person at his level in the US.

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 03:50 PM

QUOTE (benbo @ Sep 6 2008, 11:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I agree.
Although I spent a lot of time arguing with this GT_ME when he first surfaced over a year ago, I also get amusment out of his posts. I still cannot honestly figure this person out, so I've stopped arguing with him.


At first I was sure he was real... then I was convinced he was an alter-ego... now I'm not sure but I lean towards real. But it's hard to imagine anyone like him living in the real world.

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 04:32 PM

Ok, now I've got to read all of his posts.

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 06:47 PM

I don't believe in banning or censorship unless grossly derogatory / incendiary / inciteful. For the most part, IMO, he's trying to be funny, always playing the role of the antagonist. I think its just all for chuckles, but sometimes the same old joke gets old, right? I concur, best thing to do if he's putting anyone's drawers in a twist is just to ignore him; its just hard to ignore the bait sometimes.

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 07:47 PM

It's like a given- one asshole will show up with two months to go till the next exam administration.



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Posted 06 September 2008 - 09:05 PM

QUOTE (error_matrix @ Sep 6 2008, 02:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't believe in banning or censorship unless grossly derogatory / incendiary / inciteful. For the most part, IMO, he's trying to be funny, always playing the role of the antagonist. I think its just all for chuckles, but sometimes the same old joke gets old, right? I concur, best thing to do if he's putting anyone's drawers in a twist is just to ignore him; its just hard to ignore the bait sometimes.


I agree. That's why the ignore button would be a useful tool. You wouldn't have to ban the offender, but you wouldn't have to read his/her BS either. My problem is I'll be happily reading a innocuous thread and all of a sudden there will be a vile post in the middle of it and I get hot under the collar before I realize who it was. Ignore Button would fix that. Of course, this idea was completely tounge-in-cheek.



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Posted 06 September 2008 - 10:32 PM

QUOTE (mudpuppy @ Sep 6 2008, 05:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I agree. That's why the ignore button would be a useful tool. You wouldn't have to ban the offender, but you wouldn't have to read his/her BS either. My problem is I'll be happily reading a innocuous thread and all of a sudden there will be a vile post in the middle of it and I get hot under the collar before I realize who it was. Ignore Button would fix that. Of course, this idea was completely tounge-in-cheek.


This functionality already exists! When you click on "View Member Profile", under "Options" on the left, there is a choice for "Ignore User". It's also available under "My Controls", "Options", "Managed Ignored Users".

Ignore away, and you don't even have to keep your tongue in cheek!



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Posted 07 September 2008 - 01:33 AM

Hey, that's awesome! Thanks IlPadrino! I turned it on so now I will no longer accidentally read any of his posts. But there is still a link to view the posts if I am in the right mindset for some entertainment.

Very handy feature.


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Posted 07 September 2008 - 01:33 AM

I actually enjoy GT ME's posts and the little bit of controversy he creates....

Plus, I am starting to appreciate HVAC guys... Before I merely thought of them as blue collar repairman, like the Lennox guy. But now I know that it takes hard-work, dedication, and MENSA level genius to pick a air conditioner out of a catalogue.



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Posted 07 September 2008 - 04:28 AM

I find GT_ME's posts amusing, I never agree with him, but they are amusing nonetheless. Comparing oneself to GT_ME, is like going the speed of light; even if your 99%, it still appears unreachable (at least according to him). I think the best way to deal with him, is to not stoke his ego by arguing with him.

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 06:01 PM

Can we just get a "gong" icon?

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 11:12 PM

QUOTE (mudpuppy @ Sep 6 2008, 09:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
But there is still a link to view the posts if I am in the right mindset for some entertainment.


I recommend you set some minimum limits for the "right mindset"... like maybe a six-pack or 12-pack.

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 12:49 AM

QUOTE (Casey @ Sep 4 2008, 11:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I actually enjoy GT ME's posts and the little bit of controversy he creates....

Plus, I am starting to appreciate HVAC guys... Before I merely thought of them as blue collar repairman, like the Lennox guy. But now I know that it takes hard-work, dedication, and MENSA level genius to pick a air conditioner out of a catalogue.


I know you're joking, and I'm an electrical guy so I'm no expert. But just to the defense of some less arrogant HVAC people - they do actually design custom boiler systems for big buildings and facilities that are more complicated than picking something out of a catalog. Some of them even have their setups running little turbines.

Just in case some other HVAC guy takes you literally and takes offense here.

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 01:50 AM

GONG!

* mute *

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 01:31 PM

QUOTE (wilheldp_PE @ Sep 5 2008, 10:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
but now methinks it's time for the banhammer.


You rang?

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 04:49 PM

I really thought the ignore feature was standard issue with the board software, but apparantly there is a patch you have to install.

I will if everyone wants it, but it doenst work as good as you think

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 06:12 PM

Ignoring someone is not something I need help doing. I've reached giggle mode where Florida's only qualified HVAC PE is concerned. The guy is a poser and it's not like I have to actually work with that clown or anything.

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 06:25 PM

hmmm... GT's never rubbed me the wrong way... I kinda like the character... but I've pissed a few people off my self and am beginning to wonder if I've been ignored by anyone...

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 08:41 PM

who said that?
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I presume the 'right way' to be rubbed is w/ spices ? Is there an 8-in sausage involved? that may be worth bragging about. . .

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 09:48 PM

could be painful... esp. if one of the spices is cayenne pepper!

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 10:36 PM

ouch.......crawfish come to mind........don't rub your eyes after eating them

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 10:54 PM

QUOTE (Road Guy @ Sep 8 2008, 12:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I really thought the ignore feature was standard issue with the board software, but apparantly there is a patch you have to install.


It seems to be working fine for me.



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Posted 09 September 2008 - 02:06 PM

^lets check... can you hear me now?

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 04:34 PM

^^Perhaps because you are an Admin. Here is how it looks for me:

Don't worry The Dude, I will un-ignore you.

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 05:26 PM

I don't think I have the will power for the ignore....


I would always see the "view this post" and would clickit...

like a bad accident.... I don't want to look!

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 10:48 PM

QUOTE (The Dude @ Sep 9 2008, 01:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't think I have the will power for the ignore....


I would always see the "view this post" and would clickit...

like a bad accident.... I don't want to look!


On another board that I've been on for years, we have the ignore feature. It comes in handy when you need some time of NOT reading the drivel spewed by some moron, but after a while you do start to wonder what snark fodder you're missing out on. biggrin.gif When I find myself clicking "View this post" often, I usually un-ignore the person - for a little while anyways!


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Posted 09 September 2008 - 11:00 PM

QUOTE (Desert Engineer @ Sep 6 2008, 10:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I find GT_ME's posts amusing, I never agree with him, but they are amusing nonetheless. Comparing oneself to GT_ME, is like going the speed of light; even if your 99%, it still appears unreachable (at least according to him). I think the best way to deal with him, is to not stoke his ego by arguing with him.

you realize that "he" is really frazil, right?

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 01:22 AM

I like GT_ME. I don't know if he's real or not, but he's so far over the top I that I find it hard to believe anyone takes him seriously. But the fact that so many people do, adds A LOT of good material for me to read. When I actually have time for his BS, anyway.

Besides, has he ever actually gone after anyone? All I ever see him say is "Well, can you say that you are the only engineer that NASA chose to head their manned mission to Mars in 2020? I can" Until he actually "attacks" someone else, he's less guilty than most of us when it comes to indictable forum offenses.

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 01:42 AM

QUOTE (Dleg @ Sep 9 2008, 09:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Besides, has he ever actually gone after anyone? All I ever see him say is "Well, can you say that you are the only engineer that NASA chose to head their manned mission to Mars in 2020? I can" Until he actually "attacks" someone else, he's less guilty than most of us when it comes to indictable forum offenses.


He did call out benbo once:

QUOTE (GT ME @ Jul 29 2007, 12:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Unless you were someone that came up from the floor as a technician with world-class engineering credentials, it's unlikely you will ever be half the engineer I am benbo. You shouldn't take offense.

I think the responsibility of being a CEO is daunting, but i'm confident my superior experience & education will shine.

I worry more about the plethora of unqualified P.Es out there.


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Posted 18 September 2008 - 01:19 AM

You have chosen to ignore all posts from: DVINNY

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 02:09 PM

QUOTE (DVINNY @ Sep 17 2008, 09:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You have chosen to ignore all posts from: DVINNY

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Un-ignore DVINNY


Sorry... I can't un-ignore you - the link to un-ignore doesn't work.




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