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Re: My suggestion to fellow Illini: use the blocklist

Posted: 10/7/2011 1:16 PM

Re: My suggestion to fellow Illini: use the blocklist 



619illinibooyah wrote:
Iagreewithsp wrote: I've realized that a small percentage of users ruin my experience here.  They have thousands of posts to their name, yet rarely say anything of value.  That minority lowers my overall opinion of our fanbase and it's not fair, so it's time to hit the "mute" button.  

I "ignored" a few folks that are incapable of having a realistic view of our program.  One overly negative nelly, and two that must be on heavy drugs to look at a scenario and see the hallucinations they claim they see (need I say more?).

Give it a try--I think you'll find your experience here is more fulfilling once you weed out the outliers that are incapable of a seriously, thoughtful, and informed discourse.   

PS: the best part is if those folks reply to this thread, I won't even see it!

Blocklist usage
So did you ignore them because you were observing and didn't like what they posted or you actually posted and didn't like the response that one or two people gave you?

I'm confused because you have 51 posts to your credit. confused
I have 51 posts because I only felt like there were 51 occasions where I had something useful to contribute to the discussion.  

To answer your question, I come here to get knowledge, insight, and engage in discussion from fellow fans, many of whom are much more knowledgeable than I am.   It's rare that I have a fully formed opinion, so it's not that I post a claim and don't like dissenting followups.  In fact I come here to become educated so that I can form an opinion.  Generally, I value the community we have.  Unfortunately, a minority of folks lack any real knowledge or insight and love to prove it via each of their excessive posts.  My time is valuable and I reserve it for those who's opinions I respect (regardless of if.  It's hard to imagine that most don't feel the same way.

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."-- Abraham Lincoln 

Or for the religious folk:
"Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding." -- Bible, 'Proverbs' 17:28.
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