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jshackles

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Welcome back @Musky_Cheese !

I know your new avatar is Washington Nationals (right? Sports?) but every time I see it I chuckle to myself that it looks like you're shilling for Walgreens.

 
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Nymphae

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Protip for those who want the User Following achievement without seeming like a weirdo - just follow some people from the ban list until you get it. lol just kidding a bit, but I thought it was weird getting notifications saying people were following me here.
 
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Maybe that protip doesn't work, I still don't have the achievement and I just followed a ton of banned users.
 
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Kagey K

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I'm wondering this myself and am too lazy to do some testing.
I've had a few people follow me and I was kind of wondering this myself. Does it notify them when I come online? Or notify them when I post?
 
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Nymphae

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Is it me or is it much more difficult to write a proper thread when using mobile? I have several thread ideas but too lazy to make them on my phone. Too lazy fo open my laptop too!
Yeah but for me that's just because typing on a phone will always be inferior to typing with a decent sized keyboard with added mouse functionality. I'm not a total moron, and I've been using smartphones for quite some time now, and I still spend a ridiculous amount of time correcting errors and autocorrects. I find it so fucking frustrating to try and put the cursor in a specific location sometimes.
 
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MiyazakiHatesKojima

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Yeah but for me that's just because typing on a phone will always be inferior to typing with a decent sized keyboard with added mouse functionality. I'm not a total moron, and I've been using smartphones for quite some time now, and I still spend a ridiculous amount of time correcting errors and autocorrects. I find it so fucking frustrating to try and put the cursor in a specific location sometimes.
I remember it took me an entire hour to write this thread using a computer. I still feel like it should've been more fleshed out in terms of word count from the amount of writing that I put into it.

I can't imagine how long it would've took to write it on my phone.
 
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Barnabot

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It's gonna be a long week. So brace yourselves and prepare the laughing at the defense force.
 

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Scopa

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hariseldon

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This week will have incoming Era apologists coming here to try and shutdown any discussion about their screw-up on Etika's suicide.

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I'm clearly out of the loop. Tbh I stopped looking in that thread ages ago - it's healthy to stay out of it.
 
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You now have an official supporter. I've seen it on another forum and it works well. No idea how troublesome it would be to implement here, though.
 
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Nymphae

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You now have an official supporter. I've seen it on another forum and it works well. No idea how troublesome it would be to implement here, though.
I forgot that I had actually made a thread specifically about that


So I was wrong lol, several people said they would use it. And as I mentioned, I don't think there would be many downsides to this, if any. But yeah it didn't go anywhere.
 
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mooshie78

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Know what would, quite literally, roooooooolll? An ignore thread option. I know the subject has been broached before, did we ever any get any feedback / a consensus / rejected with extreme prejudice?
I've been asking for that for a while now, and I don't think one person here has backed the idea.
I forgot that I had actually made a thread specifically about that


So I was wrong lol, several people said they would use it. And as I mentioned, I don't think there would be many downsides to this, if any. But yeah it didn't go anywhere.

I'd love an ignore thread option. Used it a lot on Era before having my account deleted as I realized it was impossible to ignore enough of the shitty members and topics there to make that place bearable. I'd use it less here, but still would be great for reducing clutter of crap I don't care about on the gaming side. I bumped that thread with my support in hopes others will chip in. It's the same software here as Era so it should be an easy thing to enable I'd think.
 
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Palliasso

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We, the mods and admins, have gone back and forth on the subject of setting up a system that would allow users to ignore individual threads.

The reason we have so far landed on the "no" side of the debate is we're worried it would foster the creation of an environment on GAF that could become very insular. We want people's ideas and viewpoints to be potentially challenged and we don't want to create a system where someone sees a new Xbox thread (or Trump thread, or boob thread, or whatever) and has the ability to instantly and permanently dismiss it and remove it from view without consideration.

Like all things, we're open to discussion on the matter.
 

Nymphae

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I'd love an ignore thread option. Used it a lot on Era before having my account deleted as I realized it was impossible to ignore enough of the shitty members and topics there to make that place bearable. I'd use it less here, but still would be great for reducing clutter of crap I don't care about on the gaming side. I bumped that thread with my support in hopes others will chip in. It's the same software here as Era so it should be an easy thing to enable I'd think.
Yeah it makes a lot of sense to me, I think there are several benefits to it and almost no downsides.
 

Nymphae

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We want people's ideas and viewpoints to be potentially challenged and we don't want to create a system where someone sees a new Xbox thread (or Trump thread, or boob thread, or whatever) and has the ability to instantly and permanently dismiss it and remove it from view without consideration.

Like all things, we're open to discussion on the matter.
Wouldn't those users just be shutting themselves out of conversations though? The community that wants to engage with each other, will. Someone just ignoring all Trump threads is doing themselves a disservice, and potentially a favour to those who want to participate in those threads in good faith.

I have entirely wanted to use it for threads in OT that I was just sick of seeing, as @mooshie78 said, I rarely browse past the first page, and if I could curate my list to have more stuff I care about on that first page, that's a good thing I think.
 
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mooshie78

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We, the mods and admins, have gone back and forth on the subject of setting up a system that would allow users to ignore individual threads.

The reason we have so far landed on the "no" side of the debate is we're worried it would foster the creation of an environment on GAF that could become very insular. We want people's ideas and viewpoints to be potentially challenged and we don't want to create a system where someone sees a new Xbox thread (or Trump thread, or boob thread, or whatever) and has the ability to instantly and permanently dismiss it and remove it from view without consideration.

Like all things, we're open to discussion on the matter.
I don't think there's a need to worry about that. The vast majority of people are just hiding things that disinterest them to reduce clutter. Anything I hide is a thread on a topic I didn't care about and was never going to read or post in anyway. It's just hidden to let more threads I do care about rise up to the first page where I'm more likely to see them and participate in them. People that want to contribute (especially in a meaningful way) for a given topic aren't going to be the one's hiding the threads.
 

ArchaeEnkidu

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Wouldn't those users just be shutting themselves out of conversations though? The community that wants to engage with each other, will. Someone just ignoring all Trump threads is doing themselves a disservice, and potentially a favour those who want to participate in good faith.

I have entirely wanted to use it for threads in OT that I was just sick of seeing, as @mooshie78 said, I rarely browse past the first page, and if I could curate my list to have more stuff I acre about on that first page, that's a good thing I think.
I just don't see the point. You can easily ignore them if you want to as is. All the ignoring threads concept would do is foster an echo chamber for specific users. Something GAF does not need to become again.
 
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Nymphae

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I just don't see the point. You can easily ignore them if you want to as is. All the ignoring threads concept would do is foster an echo chamber for specific users. Something GAF does not need to become again.
Well sure, but again, it has a real benefit in bringing more threads I care about to the front page. And as I mentioned in the thread I posted, I started this line of thinking because I was really sick of seeing the "Botched Circumcision" thread at the top of OT for quite some time. I wasn't interested in participating, and didn't need to be reminded of it every time I went into that subforum. I feel like there is very little downside to letting me hide it.

I don't see how it would foster an echo chamber at all, it's simply me bowing out of topics I don't care about and letting me see more of the ones I do want to engage with.
 
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LegendOfKage

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We, the mods and admins, have gone back and forth on the subject of setting up a system that would allow users to ignore individual threads.

The reason we have so far landed on the "no" side of the debate is we're worried it would foster the creation of an environment on GAF that could become very insular. We want people's ideas and viewpoints to be potentially challenged and we don't want to create a system where someone sees a new Xbox thread (or Trump thread, or boob thread, or whatever) and has the ability to instantly and permanently dismiss it and remove it from view without consideration.

Like all things, we're open to discussion on the matter.
I can appreciate that explanation. Here's what I've previously posted about the subject:

An ignore thread option would be nice. Every now and then, someone will make a topic about something just downright depressing that I don't want to be reminded of for a week as people keep bumping the topic. So either I have set the user to ignore for a while, or keep being reminded of something sad. Neither of those choices are ideal.
On a different note entirely, is there any page that displays all the new threads of a given fourm in the order in which they were made? I know the Discord has that option, but it would be nice to have on the website as well.