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Old 31st October 2009, 01:20 AM   #1
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Default Can't put people with their own forum on ignore list

I received the following message when trying to put a user on my ignore list:

"Sorry XXXX is a moderator/admin and you are not allowed to ignore him or her."

This person AFAIK is not a global moderator, but rather has his own commercial forum which he apparently moderates. I can see the reason why global moderators should not be ignored, but not someone who is on a moderator list because of having his own forum. Is this a temporary glitch, or the actual intent of how the forum should work?

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Old 31st October 2009, 01:46 AM   #2
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Why would you want to ignore anyone? I am more bothered by the people with commercial interest that do not have a "I donate" star next to their name.
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Old 31st October 2009, 01:50 AM   #3
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Why would you want to ignore anyone?
Are you serious?
 
Old 31st October 2009, 02:55 AM   #4
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Lets not forget, there are quite a number of difficult characters on this forum, with own personal ...psychological/ commercial interests that are well worth ignoring

However, most of them could run riot without the role of moderators and you would then see the true colours of humans with freedom of choice to 'hurt'.

In general reporting someone ( even if they are a moderator themselves) to a moderator with good reason might be better than ignoring.
 
Old 31st October 2009, 03:04 AM   #5
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Well, my question was a technical one and not intended to spark philosophical debate. I'd just like to be able to put "local moderators" on my ignore list, that's all.

This seems to have been a recent change, wherein someone who was previously on my ignore list popped back up again.

Edit: This doesn't seem to apply to all people having their own forum. I just tried to put another poster who also has their own forum ("barredboss" in this case, just as an experiment), and they went into my ignore list just fine. barredboss is just fine with me - I was just trying this out.

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Old 31st October 2009, 03:37 AM   #6
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Hi Andy,

That isn't intended functionality, just a byproduct of giving some forum owners a very limited subset of moderation abilities over their own forums. They are all still just in the regular usergroup, so I'm surprised that this issue has appeared. I'll fix it.

Personally I heartily recommend the use of the ignore feature if it makes you happy, or helps to better the signal to noise ration on the forum. But lets keep this discussion to the specific and original topic.

Jason

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Old 31st October 2009, 03:40 AM   #7
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Hi Andy,

That isn't intended functionality, just a byproduct of giving some forum owners a limited subset of moderation abilities over their own forums. They are all still just in the regular usergroup, so I'm surprised that this issue has appeared. I'll fix it.
Thanks Jason!

If you need a name, I'd be happy to supply that privately. I have PMs disabled, but email should be fine.
 
Old 31st October 2009, 09:56 PM   #8
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Are you serious?
Half serious, just one of my various "hairs". I was kicked off a forum years ago for giving away software that was the equivalent of one that one of the mods was selling. There are some who are pretty blatant about mining forums for customers, they could at least give back some support.

To be specific I support the FSF and the principles of the GNU foundation. I think the same principles apply to hardware.
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Old 31st October 2009, 10:06 PM   #9
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No problem. Sorry for coming across in a flippant way.

My use of the ignore list has greatly increased in the last year or so, due to a large influx of people preaching wrong theories of how electronics work. I could say more, but I'll leave it at that.
 
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I am more bothered by the people with commercial interest that do not have a "I donate" star next to their name.
I agree, and a lot of people seems to sail under false flag.


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a large influx of people preaching wrong theories of how electronics work.
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