[QUOTE=jcarlinbn;160045]If the ignore list just blanks out posts, you are missing all the fun. You don't necessarily have to reply, or you can reply on a different thread (maybe adelphe will create one for you ;)) or on those occasions when you need to hit your head against a wall so it will feel good when you stop, you can reply. I haven't even tried it out. I am afraid I would miss something good.[/QUOTE]
Yes, I agree, but there are numerous holes in the walls of my office....people are starting to wonder.
Yes, I've become quite accomplished in starting trollish threads lately.
I agree. It is the height of absurdity to let a poster disturb you so much that you can't even give a cursory glance to a post to decide to ignore it but must force yourself to.
Posters who don't add to the conversation do not disturb me. They waste my time. I don't put usernames on my ignore list that I disagree with. For me, they have to be usernames with a perfect record of adding nothing to the conversation. If a person adds to the conversation at least once in a blue moon then I continue to scan their posts for something interesting. That is why there are so few usernames on my ignore list, but the few that are on it have led to an improved beliefnet experience. I want to use my time to read interesting and thought provoking posts......or even just entertaining posts. A troll can be very entertaining. If a troll is entertaining then I will not add them to my ignore list......but a troll that is boring and adds nothing to the conversation well then they are going to quickly to my ignore list, so I will not loose time for the good posts. My favorite posts are the ones that I completely disagree with that cause me to think.