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Reply #27 - 07/15/13 at 11:09:30
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Today I was thinking: Oh Lord, were's the ignore button? And the reason was NOT something I would consider as a personal attack against someone.

Next thought was about learning theory. The best way to delete a behavior is giving no feedback, aka staying really silent. So if you want someone not to post here the best way is to let things go without any response. The problem is getting annoyed and feeling the need to express this. So you have to decide which is better: Answering and expressing the anger about .... (insert what annoys you) and giving positive reinforcement to the person with the critcs (s/he's noticed by the answer) or learning to keep calm in such a situation.

Then remembering the criteria of right speaking while going the eightfold path I came to the personal conclusion: Sometimes it's useful to correct an error politely in a post, sometimes there are personal mails the better way, sometimes it's just shut it.

I see no need to exclude someone from being read here if he tries to act in the spirit of the forum, even if s/he makes me crazy. It's not my task to change someone else. There's enough to do with changing myself.
  

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Re: How do I block someone?
Reply #26 - 06/19/12 at 20:58:19
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I was just reading some comments in the general forum.

Someone said another member was wrong. The first poster got very upset and took that as a personal attack.

Saying that someone is wrong is NOT a personal attack.

This is a great community of chess players. We don't need a blocking function in the forums. We do need a bit of circumspection.
  
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Re: How do I block someone?
Reply #25 - 06/19/12 at 13:50:57
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This is a forum, not a live chat room. The rules are quite different from ICC for some excellent reasons. Every single comment is read by moderators here.

Please be patient with us. I read the comments about once every 24 hours. If you believe a comment in one of the threads I moderate needs to be censored, please send me a private message. I will almost always review the comment within 24 hours.
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Re: How do I block someone?
Reply #24 - 06/18/12 at 21:46:16
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I don't think any of those concerns are applicable here.


I'm not against putting that ability here on Chesspub, but I just think it's dumb, to put it mildly. If you think about it for a minute, you'd realize it would encourage the wrong kind of attitude and prevent people from agreeing (in future threads) on different issues who previously were at each other's throats, as it were...
  

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Re: How do I block someone?
Reply #23 - 06/18/12 at 20:28:02
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Obviously not something so innocuous such as Happy Birthday, but if a user simply wants to not see another's posts for some reason. Similar to the +noplay command on ICC; it usually is not to prevent the user from playing a cheater, but someone who for example, the user does not want to play for other reasons, for example the lack of rematch offerings, or has lag of 500000 ms, etc. Both +noplay and +censor do not require a moderator.
  

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Re: How do I block someone?
Reply #22 - 06/18/12 at 19:13:14
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Gilchrist is a legend wrote on 06/18/12 at 06:31:59:
Still, if a user does not want to see another's posts if they are not deleted by moderators, there should be a method, such as +censor on ICC, to prevent one from seeing another user's posts completely. The +censor command on ICC blocks all forms of communication from censored users without the need of an administrator.



That's pretty R-word. Let's say I'm saying Happy Birthday to someone on here - so someone else who blocks me doesn't wanna see that? Think about the maturity of that function.
  

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Re: How do I block someone?
Reply #21 - 06/18/12 at 06:31:59
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ghenghisclown wrote on 06/05/12 at 02:31:16:
Users can already block PM's from selected members. There's no need to do anything else as the moderators are watching posts.


Still, if a user does not want to see another's posts if they are not deleted by moderators, there should be a method, such as +censor on ICC, to prevent one from seeing another user's posts completely. The +censor command on ICC blocks all forms of communication from censored users without the need of an administrator.
  

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Re: How do I block someone?
Reply #20 - 06/15/12 at 21:47:34
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TK,  I hope you weren't referencing me avoiding the main site.  I may be on the cusp of subscribing again, but I really don't know when I would be able to view the general site.  Does the general site work well on a cell phone browser?  As it is I have to juggle cell phone browser software depending on whether I want to view some inline PGN or post a message.  I think I have settled int 1.d4 thanks to avrukh.

Still both sides of the site are great. 

I would change some things if I had my way, but I couldn't guarantee my ideas would generate more revenue.  Some examples: I still think there ought to be a non-opening specific section aimed at coaching the improving player.  I also like the audible.com subscription method although I don't know if it could be implemented here.  Each month you get a certain number of credits which you can use on the various sections this month.  So if I get 3 credits, I may consistently use one or two on my pet systems, but I may use the 3rd to float until I settle on a section more permanently.  Basically the site would need to remember which months you chose which sections.
  
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Re: How do I block someone?
Reply #19 - 06/05/12 at 02:31:16
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Users can already block PM's from selected members. There's no need to do anything else as the moderators are watching posts.
  

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Re: How do I block someone?
Reply #18 - 06/04/12 at 21:56:09
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Is there a method for the Administrator to create a new forum action for each member to be allowed to block certain users?
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Re: How do I block someone?
Reply #17 - 05/23/12 at 10:00:45
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proustiskeen wrote on 05/22/12 at 23:56:40:
Do you need to delegate approval of new users to someone?  Surely you can't be getting that many requests now that you've put some roadblocks in.

I don't think that I can delegate this, as far as I am aware only the Administrator can delete members. Now we are not getting many requests, which is fine by me, but when it was open to everyone we were getting up to 50 per day.
  
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Re: How do I block someone?
Reply #16 - 05/22/12 at 23:56:40
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Do you need to delegate approval of new users to someone?  Surely you can't be getting that many requests now that you've put some roadblocks in.
  
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Re: How do I block someone?
Reply #15 - 05/22/12 at 13:41:23
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Zwischenzugzwang wrote on 05/21/12 at 12:57:23:
A slightly strange, but innovative way of attracting new customers ...  Wink

Well, I know you are joking but the real reason was to stop all the spammers and trolls joining (many hundreds every week) which I then had to delete ... and also I thought we should have a higher proportion of Subscribers here - there have been too many posts which seem to ignore the material on the main site. Angry
  
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Re: How do I block someone?
Reply #14 - 05/21/12 at 12:57:23
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A slightly strange, but innovative way of attracting new customers ...  Wink
  

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Re: How do I block someone?
Reply #13 - 05/21/12 at 11:46:31
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Gilchrist is a legend wrote on 05/20/12 at 23:41:57:
I thought a subscription is not required to join the forum?

It wasn't, but it is now.
  
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Re: How do I block someone?
Reply #12 - 05/21/12 at 00:10:54
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Look, this has nothing to do with my no longer being a moderator. I merely asked if there were a way not to have to read stuff written by some people. At one time, I believe there was. Apparently there is no such facility, so it's no big deal.
  

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I thought a subscription is not required to join the forum?
  

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Reply #10 - 05/20/12 at 21:37:52
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Gilchrist is a legend wrote on 05/20/12 at 20:39:50:
Why would anyone be banned from a free forum, especially if they have to reply to a rude comment?

Actually, thinking about it this seems like a good idea: I ban someone, they are furious and so take out a subscription to ChessPublishing.com just so that they can get back on the Forum and answer! Roll Eyes
Could be a real money-spinner for the site! Wink
  
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Why would anyone be banned from a free forum, especially if they have to reply to a rude comment?
  

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Reply #8 - 05/20/12 at 11:56:22
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Bibs wrote on 05/19/12 at 21:51:44:
Yes, block posts and pms. From the usual suspects. Tony - you really should step up and suspend, ban those whose consistent efforts try to destroy this online community.




Who is trying to "destroy" Chesspub? How are they accomplishing this?

I have no objection to anyone blocking pm's to themselves or blocking what they see from other's posts (although I agree with SF)...but if that's what you want - why do you need banning on top of that?

And exactly what is being destroyed?

While we've been discussing this, and the Markovich resignation, the board has gone on...

As long as we're submitting proposals, and seeing as though people fear the pristine threads will be infected by vitriol, why not just create a new section, and label it "controversies" or "polemics."

That way, if SF or some other moderator doesn't like how a thread is going, he/she can move the offending posts to a quarantined zone. I'm certain the forum will survive.
  

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Re: How do I block someone?
Reply #7 - 05/20/12 at 10:07:41
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Markovich wrote on 05/19/12 at 18:01:31:
I want to block ... posts.  But no big deal, if it's too hard for you.

I can't find anything on the YaBB site about this facility, so it seems it is not written into the software.
  
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Reply #6 - 05/19/12 at 22:23:12
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I don't mind blocking PMs, but posts is another matter.

In most threads, each post constitutes part of a conversation. If the post is inappropriate to the thread, the moderator can move it or delete it, but to automatically block all posts from a person goes against my idea of how a forum should work.
  
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Markovich wrote on 05/19/12 at 18:01:31:
GMTonyKosten wrote on 05/19/12 at 13:59:28:
Bibs wrote on 05/19/12 at 13:50:35:
Any chance of it coming back Tony K?

You can block PMs from certain people in the UserCP, or do you all want to block posts?


I want to block PMs and posts.  But no big deal, if it's too hard for you.


Yes, block posts and pms. From the usual suspects. Tony - you really should step up and suspend, ban those whose consistent efforts try to destroy this online community.

  
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Re: How do I block someone?
Reply #4 - 05/19/12 at 18:01:31
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GMTonyKosten wrote on 05/19/12 at 13:59:28:
Bibs wrote on 05/19/12 at 13:50:35:
Any chance of it coming back Tony K?

You can block PMs from certain people in the UserCP, or do you all want to block posts?


I want to block PMs and posts.  But no big deal, if it's too hard for you.
  

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Bibs wrote on 05/19/12 at 13:50:35:
Any chance of it coming back Tony K?

You can block PMs from certain people in the UserCP, or do you all want to block posts?
  
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Would be nice certainly.
Any chance of it coming back Tony K?

  
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Re: How do I block someone?
Reply #1 - 05/19/12 at 13:40:33
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IIrc, blocking was removed some years ago, unfortunately.
  
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How do I block someone?
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I couldn't see a facility for doing this.
  

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