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Readers, Writers et al. [message #439093] Thu, 14 January 2010 03:56 Go to next message
Littlefoot
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Nothing special, really. Just, having a cup of coffee and thinking about sharing my thoughts.

Lately (for the last few days), OraFAQ Forum seems to be a place much more user friendly than before. Thank you, everyone, who made that effort!

A rhetorical question: do you use the ignore list feature? I don't, I like to know what the enemy is doing. However, it appears that people don't pay much attention to what's already being said in that particular thread. I guess that there's nothing wrong in repeating the same information all over again, but - it appears that some of you are ignoring some other of you, as there are answers posted one after another, NOT at the same time (more or less), repeating the same information (more or less). It shows that people agree on that, so - can't be better. Eh?

It reminds me of the fact that, in Oracle, readers don't block writers and vice versa. On OraFAQ Forum, readers don't read writers and vice versa. Sometimes.

OK, back to work.
Re: Readers, Writers et al. [message #439096 is a reply to message #439093] Thu, 14 January 2010 04:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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do you use the ignore list feature?

I used it now since a week or two with one member in my list "Its_me_ved" because much of his (out of topic) answers irritate me so much that I think I can't resist to be (a little bit) too harsh with him.

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Re: Readers, Writers et al. [message #439101 is a reply to message #439096] Thu, 14 January 2010 04:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I don't use the ignore list. Never have. But I must agree with you, Littlefoot, the general attitude seems to have shifted a little bit (in a good way, that is). Wink

And I believe it has something to do with a post of your hand in the "statistics" thread.

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Re: Readers, Writers et al. [message #439167 is a reply to message #439093] Thu, 14 January 2010 14:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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because much of his (out of topic) answers irritate me so much that I think I can't resist to be (a little bit) too harsh with him.

Someone has the same feelings than me?

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Michel
Re: Readers, Writers et al. [message #439171 is a reply to message #439167] Thu, 14 January 2010 14:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That would probably be me Smile
Re: Readers, Writers et al. [message #439172 is a reply to message #439171] Thu, 14 January 2010 14:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I think (but others can confirm) that after reading the following topic http://www.orafaq.com/forum/mv/msg/153613/437704/102589/#msg_437704 you are the fourth one in the club. Smile

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Re: Readers, Writers et al. [message #439183 is a reply to message #439172] Thu, 14 January 2010 15:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I think we might have enough people together for a little party. ./fa/1602/0/
Re: Readers, Writers et al. [message #439339 is a reply to message #439093] Fri, 15 January 2010 13:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I don't use the ignore list. I haven't noticed any change one way or the other in the forums, but I am way behind in my reading and have been just quickly browsing, without reading thoroughly, trying to get caught up. I don't use the ignore list because, as others have pointed out, it can cause a loss of continuity in the thread and duplicate answers, and I like to know what is going on, especially as a moderator. However, for some of you, it may be better to ignore than to read and respond.
Re: Readers, Writers et al. [message #439342 is a reply to message #439339] Fri, 15 January 2010 13:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You prefectly understood me.
./fa/2944/0/

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Re: Readers, Writers et al. [message #621816 is a reply to message #439342] Mon, 18 August 2014 10:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I read the entire thread, and wanted to share my thought.

With good features comes advantages and disadvantages, depending on the situation.

Ignore list could help us to ignore when a user is proved to be a troll, else, as Barbara pointed, it could make us lose the continuity.

I have been around this forum quite a bit long, not as much as you folks, and I have observed that few posters are genuinely dumb and not real trolls. Even if he is ignored, some or the other person might help. And we can't be sure whether the helping person is really helping with his knowledge/skillset. We do come across various levels of posters, some thank us, some get rude and never come back.

As the saying goes, "first impression is a lasting impression, but not the last". Many/few/some do come back genuinely, and when they do so, we might be ignoring them based on their first impression.
Re: Readers, Writers et al. [message #621859 is a reply to message #439093] Tue, 19 August 2014 04:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Lately (for the last few days), OraFAQ Forum seems to be a place much more user friendly than before.


I just assumed that it was because Michel was on holiday Laughing

Seriously though, I have moderated in many forums over the years. It's not an easy job. The balance between keeping a subject on topic and appearing to be overbearing is a tricky one to achieve. Forums are also a medium devoid of visual communication clues. After all, they say that human interaction is 80% visual and only 20% of what is said. This is why emoticons were developed: they are an effort to sign-post the intent behind a remark. Naturally these can be misused too. Some people use "LOL" as a full-stop LOL

I don't use the ignore feature. I never have done on any forum that I've been a part of. For one thing it can obfuscate the meaning of a thread - as has been mentioned - and I also believe in keeping an eye on what is going on. It's easy to misconstrue the meaning of a comment if you've missed the conversation leading up to it.

I also agree with Barbara: sometimes it takes a stronger person to refrain from posting; silence has its own meaning Smile
Re: Readers, Writers et al. [message #621868 is a reply to message #621859] Tue, 19 August 2014 04:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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gazzag wrote on Tue, 19 August 2014 11:06

I just assumed that it was because Michel was on holiday Laughing


Take care I am never on holiday. ./fa/3590/0/ ./fa/4568/0/

./fa/1987/0/

Re: Readers, Writers et al. [message #621870 is a reply to message #621859] Tue, 19 August 2014 05:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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As of "LOL"; did you see this?

./fa/12112/0/

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Re: Readers, Writers et al. [message #621871 is a reply to message #621870] Tue, 19 August 2014 05:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Heh heh. Was it the British Prime Minister? Smile
Re: Readers, Writers et al. [message #621873 is a reply to message #621871] Tue, 19 August 2014 06:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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LOL! I wish our politicians used LOL and stuff, instead of people must trust us (we have subtitles, but I'm not sure that you, native speakers, will understand that woman).
Re: Readers, Writers et al. [message #621875 is a reply to message #621873] Tue, 19 August 2014 06:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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At 00:19, what did she say? Was it commitment?
Re: Readers, Writers et al. [message #621877 is a reply to message #621875] Tue, 19 August 2014 06:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Sounds more like "coTmmitment", but yes - that's what she probably meant to say.
Re: Readers, Writers et al. [message #621911 is a reply to message #621868] Tue, 19 August 2014 10:24 Go to previous message
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Take care I am never on holiday.

This may explain a lot Cool

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