Block user including subject lines?

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by spinnaker, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. spinnaker

    Thread Starter AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 29, 2009
    4,884
    1,001
    In the few years I have been a member of this forum I have never felt the need to block a user. There is a new member that I want to block. I am unable to see this users posts but I am able to see the subject lines of the threads the user starts. This user is so obnoxious and childish, I don't even want to see the started threads

    Is there any way to block threads started by a user? If not can something be to upgrade forum software to block started threads?
     
    DerStrom8 likes this.
  2. hexreader

    Active Member

    Apr 16, 2011
    250
    82
    Maybe the mods could have (off-line) words with this user and save us all from such suffering?

    Hopefully the user is not me :)
     
    jaygatsby likes this.
  3. Georacer

    Moderator

    Nov 25, 2009
    5,142
    1,266
    If you 're thinking the same user as I 'm thinking, then I believe the matter will resolve itself soon; in an ugly way.
     
    jaygatsby likes this.
  4. spinnaker

    Thread Starter AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 29, 2009
    4,884
    1,001
    Unfortunately , there are several new users exhibiting childish behavior but there is on in particular that seems to be the ring leader. I have never blocked anyone on this forum in the years that I have been a member and I have blocked 3 in the past month ot so.
     
    jaygatsby likes this.
  5. Georacer

    Moderator

    Nov 25, 2009
    5,142
    1,266
    I sincerely state that the mod team is constantly trying to uphold the high quality of the site.

    The offtopic is a hard beast to tame, though, as its subjects are more loose.

    I guarantee the matter will be solved, one way or the other.
     
    jaygatsby likes this.
  6. takao21203

    Distinguished Member

    Apr 28, 2012
    3,577
    463
    If a terms of service exist they should be applied for all who participate. If it is directly violated on purpose, the consequences outlined in the terms of service should come to power immediately.
     
    jaygatsby likes this.
  7. spinnaker

    Thread Starter AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 29, 2009
    4,884
    1,001
    I have no doubt. You guys do a "yeoman's job" (fantastic). Offtopic is the one I am concerned about. As you say it is harder to tame and that is understood. That is why I would rather just not see this user's posts at all.
     
    jaygatsby and DerStrom8 like this.
  8. DerStrom8

    Well-Known Member

    Feb 20, 2011
    2,428
    1,328
    If you and I are thinking of the same person, he's not all that new here (has over a hundred posts), but is definitely childish and I'm growing tired of his posts. Perhaps we are thinking of two different people.
     
    jaygatsby likes this.
  9. t06afre

    AAC Fanatic!

    May 11, 2009
    5,939
    1,222
    I think I know who that user is. I have not blocked any user. But I will add this one to may virtual list. It may be hard. But the cure is often to ignore such persons complete. Do not answer any of his/hers postings at all. Then such users loose their audience. They tend to drift away.
     
    jaygatsby likes this.
  10. DerStrom8

    Well-Known Member

    Feb 20, 2011
    2,428
    1,328
    Or just EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINAAAAATE!
     
    jaygatsby and tshuck like this.
  11. hexreader

    Active Member

    Apr 16, 2011
    250
    82
    Either way is good for me :)

    ...but the Dalek way is a lot simpler. No discussion required :D


    .... better still follow Borg principles....
    "you will be assimilated"
    "resistance is futile"
    "death is irrelevant"
     
    jaygatsby and DerStrom8 like this.
  12. spinnaker

    Thread Starter AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 29, 2009
    4,884
    1,001
    Yes the user in question has been over a few months. The # of posts are inflated. If you look at the quality of posts in the non - off topic forums, many are next to worthless.
     
    jaygatsby likes this.
  13. DerStrom8

    Well-Known Member

    Feb 20, 2011
    2,428
    1,328
    Reminds me of a member at ETO--joined, and he had over a thousand posts in a couple weeks. Of course, each and every one was utterly useless. He was gone after about a month--not sure if he was banned or just got bored.

    But yeah, I think I know who you're talking about.
     
    jaygatsby likes this.
  14. KJ6EAD

    Senior Member

    Apr 30, 2011
    1,425
    363
    This problem has been discussed before.

    http://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/showthread.php?t=70638&highlight=ignore

    My suggestion now, as before, is to impose a limit on the number of thread starts per user per day in "Off-Topic" and a limit on the number of posts per user per day to those threads. Whether such a protocol can be implemented in vB is another question.
     
    jaygatsby and DerStrom8 like this.
  15. jaygatsby

    New Member

    Nov 23, 2011
    185
    23
    For a guy with a drunk pirate as an avatar, you sure are a stick in the mud. I suppose it's fun to pretend...
     
  16. thatoneguy

    AAC Fanatic!

    Feb 19, 2009
    6,357
    718
    There is a greasemonkey script to vanish users, all traces. GM is a "must have" add on for many other reasons as well.

    After adding a few scripts, you'll wonder how you surfed without it.
     
    jaygatsby and DerStrom8 like this.
  17. jaygatsby

    New Member

    Nov 23, 2011
    185
    23
    What has to happen to a man's psyche, to make him get to the point of just ignoring everything that bothers him instead of fighting it?

    I guess (and hope) I'll never understand.
     
  18. DerStrom8

    Well-Known Member

    Feb 20, 2011
    2,428
    1,328
    In many cases ignoring offensive or annoying posts is the best course of action. Otherwise you get flaming, which is explicitly prohibited on this forum.

    The site admins and the moderators know what they're doing. You just have to trust them on that.

    Matt
     
  19. spinnaker

    Thread Starter AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 29, 2009
    4,884
    1,001
    And the crux of the problem. He doesn't understand.
     
  20. killivolt

    Active Member

    Jan 10, 2010
    360
    314
    I agree to ignore is the best option you have. Just because you see it doesn't mean you have to look at it. Consider the source.

    That's why you have to be the one to understand (what you just said in the above) It's the reason your going crazy. Doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result. Just a recommendation stop looking at the Threads or post, just ignore them and move on to someone else's.

    When I see a certain kind of post I might want to type a comment.

    More often than not, I remember it's just a waist time. I will have no positive effect.
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2013
Loading...