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Mature content and why forumites fear an ignore button.
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Posted 1/8/16 , edited 1/8/16

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TRKitsune wrote:

It's not "singling out", though.

It would be you not being able to see their response at all, effectively giving yourself a physical reason to not respond back to them.

Other people would still see that person's post just fine.



And that's fine, but that's a chat-room thing.


It's also a vBulletin thing.
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I'm not sure what any of this is about, but I do like the word "forumites"
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Posted 1/8/16 , edited 1/8/16

TRKitsune wrote:


netdisorder wrote:


TRKitsune wrote:

It's not "singling out", though.

It would be you not being able to see their response at all, effectively giving yourself a physical reason to not respond back to them.

Other people would still see that person's post just fine.



And that's fine, but that's a chat-room thing.


It's also a vBulletin thing.


Maybe so, but I honestly don't see the use on a site like this. Vile trolling threads or obvious reply bait usually get flagged and deleted anyhow. I can see this site being negatively impacted by it once a good heated discussion gets going and the person losing the debate simply presses a cop-out button.

Not all open discussions that invoke some level of emotional response warrant flagging/deleting, or really complete ex-communication for that matter. But I have a feeling if we got that button as an easy out, exactly that would end up becoming the case.

If absolute power corrupts absolutely, then it might just apply to block buttons. Once people have it at their disposal, suddenly things that they'd respond to in some informative fashion may just become the next block victim.
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Posted 1/8/16 , edited 1/8/16

netdisorder wrote:


TRKitsune wrote:


netdisorder wrote:


TRKitsune wrote:

It's not "singling out", though.

It would be you not being able to see their response at all, effectively giving yourself a physical reason to not respond back to them.

Other people would still see that person's post just fine.



And that's fine, but that's a chat-room thing.


It's also a vBulletin thing.


Maybe so, but I honestly don't see the use on a site like this. Vile trolling threads or obvious reply bait usually get flagged and deleted anyhow. I can see this site being negatively impacted by it once a good heated discussion gets going and the person losing the debate simply presses a cop-out button.

Not all open discussions that invoke some level of emotional response warrant flagging/deleting, or really complete ex-communication for that matter. But I have a feeling if we got that button as an easy out, exactly that would end up becoming the case.

If absolute power corrupts absolutely, then it might just apply to block buttons. Once people have it at their disposal, suddenly things that they'd respond to in some informative fashion may just become the next block victim.


Except for the fact that some mods don't give a fuck. You could ask the person to agree to disagree and still send you 50 replies. Even if you won or was something minor. Picking fights with you over every little thing. This user only stop when Ask by the mod. Translation. The mod that actually give a fuck. This user also happens to pick fights with other users too. I want the block function. I hate it when I have to go to the reply area and see this asshole picking a fight with me.
Maybe to you the negativity will outweigh the positivity of it. But to me the good side is better than the negativity.
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I agree with netdisorder on this matter.


KarenAraragi wrote:

Except for the fact that some mods don't give a fuck. You could ask the person to agree to disagree and still send you 50 replies. Even if you won or was something minor. Picking fights with you over every little thing. This user only stop when Ask by the mod. Translation. The mod that actually give a fuck. This user also happens to pick fights with other users too. I want the block function. I hate it when I have to go to the reply area and see this asshole picking a fight with me.
Maybe to you the negativity will outweigh the positivity of it. But to me the good side is better than the negativity.


Pressing mute and block buttons for minor grievances isn't a good thing. Especially to avoid arguments, refutations, or disagreement. Despite how irrational or passively aggressive you may find it. The simple remedy is to stop replying--not put the shutter over your eyes. What you describe is exactly of the sort of breeding grounds that gave birth to Tumblr. It's created with initially good intention, but the customized individual experience often concludes in a rampart of radical echo chambers. Perhaps it's to the own individual's harm, one could argue, but the end result is a change in the community experience. It's not the kind of environment suited for a discussion board.

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If someone has an issue with another user then you have 4 options.

1) Learn to ignore them and grow thick skin
2) Block their PMs via settings
3) Discuss it with a mod if it's becoming a problem
4) Use this extension if you're using the Chrome Browser: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/cr-queue0/onkdfchaiebkbhlbcdgbemkblolppign (it can do several things, but the one pertaining to this issue is - Hide specific users' forum posts) This extension is courtesy of http://www.crunchyroll.com/user/beardfist.

I'm my opinion people just need to quit being a little bitch. Both in the sense that they're acting like one towards another user as well as being soft as Charmin.
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Posted 1/8/16

PrinceJudar wrote:

I agree with netdisorder on this matter.


KarenAraragi wrote:

Except for the fact that some mods don't give a fuck. You could ask the person to agree to disagree and still send you 50 replies. Even if you won or was something minor. Picking fights with you over every little thing. This user only stop when Ask by the mod. Translation. The mod that actually give a fuck. This user also happens to pick fights with other users too. I want the block function. I hate it when I have to go to the reply area and see this asshole picking a fight with me.
Maybe to you the negativity will outweigh the positivity of it. But to me the good side is better than the negativity.


Pressing mute and block buttons for minor grievances isn't a good thing. Especially to avoid arguments, refutations, or disagreement. Despite how irrational or passively aggressive you may find it. The simple remedy is to stop replying--not put the shutter over your eyes. What you describe is exactly of the sort of breeding grounds that gave birth to Tumblr. It's created with initially good intention, but the customized individual experience often concludes in a rampart of radical echo chambers. Perhaps it's to the own individual's harm, one could argue, but the end result is a change in the community experience. It's not the kind of environment suited for a discussion board.



I will slightly disagree a wee bit here. I too don't like to close off any part of a community and I am typically not one to"block" or "ignore" people online or in social functions and forums unless they are bigots and use slurs and such all the time.

That being said a CR poster who shall remain nameless just got to be too much for me. I installed the chrome extension just so I could block them. They repeatedly were posting in thread after thread that I previously had enjoyed reading and engaging in and while most of the chats and discussions were well mannered and tempered, it seemed like all this person wants to do is push buttons, go against the grain and incite negativity and arguments. Not discussions. In short it was this person's way or the highway. I can only take so much negativity and blind hard-headed pretension. Maybe that makes me a bit weak-willed, but there is enough negativity in the world and such and one of the reasons I frequent CR so much is to get away from that.

This is just a small sample and example of why I can see people wanting to block others, but at the same time it should be used sparingly. Not just to avoid others' opinions.
Posted 1/8/16 , edited 1/8/16

PrinceJudar wrote:

I agree with netdisorder on this matter.


KarenAraragi wrote:

Except for the fact that some mods don't give a fuck. You could ask the person to agree to disagree and still send you 50 replies. Even if you won or was something minor. Picking fights with you over every little thing. This user only stop when Ask by the mod. Translation. The mod that actually give a fuck. This user also happens to pick fights with other users too. I want the block function. I hate it when I have to go to the reply area and see this asshole picking a fight with me.
Maybe to you the negativity will outweigh the positivity of it. But to me the good side is better than the negativity.


Pressing mute and block buttons for minor grievances isn't a good thing. Especially to avoid arguments, refutations, or disagreement. Despite how irrational or passively aggressive you may find it. The simple remedy is to stop replying--not put the shutter over your eyes. What you describe is exactly of the sort of breeding grounds that gave birth to Tumblr. It's created with initially good intention, but the customized individual experience often concludes in a rampart of radical echo chambers. Perhaps it's to the own individual's harm, one could argue, but the end result is a change in the community experience. It's not the kind of environment suited for a discussion board.



Respectfully disagree. I'm not surprised you might agree with netdisorder or whoever against this, you seem the type that likes seeing rises out of people. shrug. Its probably because of my other posts and I'm proposing it, doesn't make it less credible a proposal.

Pressing mute and block for whatever you don't want isn't a bad thing. Especially to avoid arguments you care not to hear. Fuck the hive mind. Despite how you feel it affects anyone but the user, it isn't anyone else's business. If the forums are that weakened by greater personal freedoms and feel less group-centred as someone like you might claim, well, let's agree to disagree then. One could argue many things, but my suggestion is none the less as valid as a fallacious fear that greater privacy discretion and personalization choices harm the "hive mind". Thus whether its suited or not is a difference of opinion, and you should respect that its a benign and private matter that ppl should have the choice.
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Yamstarch wrote:


I suppose I cannot understand the sentiment. People that go to such lengths are normally quite easy to rile themselves. I see it a game to find more amusement in such hard working behaviors. I just can't find it much of anything aside from another form of amusement and hilarity. Often there comes a point their argument has been pulled by the thread of its yarn so much that it remains bare for others to witness--funny on its own legs that you don't have to contribute more to its deconstruction.



It's healthier to learn how to deal with such trivialities and peasantry.


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Respectfully disagree. I'm not surprised you might agree with netdisorder or whoever against this, you seem the type that likes seeing rises out of people. shrug. Its probably because of my other posts and I'm proposing it, doesn't make it less credible a proposal.

Pressing mute and block for whatever you don't want isn't a bad thing. Especially to avoid arguments you care not to hear. Fuck the hive mind. Despite how you feel it affects everyone else, it isn't anyone else's business. If the forums are that weakened by greater personal freedoms and feel less group-centred as someone like you might claim, oh well, let's agree to disagree then. One could argue many things, but my suggestion is none the less as valid as a fallacious fear that greater privacy discretion and personalization choices harm the "hive mind". Thus whether its suited or not is a difference of opinion, and you should respect that its a benign and private matter that ppl should have the choice.


I do actually. People are funny, and it's best to see them so.

I've said nothing disrespectful. I've only disagreed.
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Posted 1/8/16 , edited 1/8/16

PrinceJudar wrote:


Yamstarch wrote:


I suppose I cannot understand the sentiment. People that go to such lengths are normally quite easy to rile themselves. I see it a game to find more amusement in such hard working behaviors. I just can't find it much of anything aside from another form of amusement and hilarity. Often there comes a point their argument has been pulled by the thread of its yarn so much that it remains bare for others to witness--funny on its own legs that you don't have to contribute more to its deconstruction.



It's healthier to learn how to deal with such trivialities and peasantry.


Believe me. I see your point, but I simply like to have fun and enrich myself within the anime and CR community. When someone dogs others or myself out so many times without provocation, it gets old. I am also in the camp that I am not very good with the combacks or counter arguments. I more "feel" things if that makes sense. I try to be a very chill and laid back person and when things to get under my skin it takes a lot, but by that point all I want to do is walk away and not ever continue to engage.

I am speaking solely for myself here and not trying to put words or feelings into anyone else's mouth.

*edit* with that being said I suppose I can follow advice/ideas unblock said person and see what happens with this current crop of anime discussions for winter 2016.
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Yamstarch wrote:
Believe me. I see your point, but I simply like to have fun and enrich myself within the anime and CR community. When someone dogs others or myself out so many times without provocation, it gets old. I am also in the camp that I am not very good with the combacks or counter arguments. I more "feel" things if that makes sense. I try to be a very chill and laid back person and when things to get under my skin it takes a lot, but by that point all I want to do is walk away and not ever continue to engage.

I am speaking solely for myself here and not trying to put words or feelings into anyone else's mouth.


Different personalities. I suppose I can understand the desire to not hear more of matter after a certain line. Although it may be better to speak with a moderator at such a point, often they warn the individual if their intention is clearly written to provoke another in a systematic fashion.

The problem isn't people that use blocking with restraint, it's more so those that have less restraint. With so many people you're bound to have a great number of those. Even people get annoyed with the creation of 'certain' threads. For some that's enough reason to block. It changes the environment more than one could care to implement it for.

A tool can be used responsibly, it's only that its been proven that people do not know how to use it responsibly in the modern time by majority. It start off well perhaps, but I strongly think its usage would prove more harm than good based off of trends.




lunarxx wrote:

passive-aggressive aren't we guys.


I do not provoke it. I do enjoy seeing it though and playing with it.
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PrinceJudar wrote:

The problem isn't people that use blocking with restraint, it's more so those that have less restraint. With so many people you're bound to have a great number of those. Even people get annoyed with the creation of 'certain' threads. For some that's enough reason to block. It changes the environment more than one could care to implement it for.

A tool can be used responsibly, it's only that its been proven that people do not know how to use it responsibly in the modern time by majority. It start off well perhaps, but I strongly think its usage would prove more harm than good based off of trends.





Yeah, I can definitely see it being abused as well.

We are a fickle lot on CR. but, it's better than some other anime sites i used prior at least.
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