Discussion in 'Service Road' started by Feather, 2/7/19.
There you have it.
I missed this Muhammad drama completely!
@Macawnutz @Peachfaced @expressmailtome thank you for all you do!! It is always hinky to me when someone surfaces with a similar speech pattern and similar problems, but I am happy to hear the site abusers don’t make it through your vigilant eyes!
It was not a fun time, lol. A whole lotta baiting just to watch some bird lovers get angry. Stupid crap like "if a bird isn't friendly what's the point of it" and "if my bird wasn't tame I'd have it euthanized".
yikes! Glad i missed it and didn't get my buttons pushed like this current little lady did!!
Why in the world does a Parrot Forum even need a 'block feature'? Its not like we are talking politics, abortion, capital punishment, inequality,... or any other hot button topic on this site.
If you just can't handle for one more minute of how somebody cares for their bird, then hit the ignore button. Problem solved.
I see what you are saying here. None of us enjoyed seeing the recent messages.
But if you can´t see what the person you block is posting, I feel like they could be selling bad information to a new bird owner asking for advice. At least if you can see it, you can comment on the thread, correct it and advise said person. (I hope that makes sense)
I agree with the bit about blocked members not seing threads you create.
Sorry @Ripshod I just saw this thread now.
I must have missed all this drama. Or, I just didn't take it seriously enough to remember. A block feature sounds nice, but turning off the computer and going for a long walk in the snowy woods tends to do wonders for my temperament. All of a suddenly childish online stuff becomes just completely unimportant.
Wow, you guys and gals are amazing!
The ignore feature has always worked for me. My problem is using it too late. Bad person can give very bad advice to others like Bonkers did.
Nice the forum will be updated.
I get notifications if someone I have ignored quotes me. That's the only time it doesn't feel sufficient.
Ignore is sufficient.
Please change your mind and come back! ♥ Next time PM me and I will deal with all Troll for you!
Don't let stupid an evil people decide where you can be or not. Please! ♥
I did miss this. I got shocked when I found out about this, and don't really know what was posted.
Try to laugh about it if you can't ignore it. It is always sad people with no descent life that are trolling.
I agree for 95% of the time. But one member on here that I have on ignore will be gone for weeks and then go through all my posts and quote them to tell me how wrong and misguided I am. So ignore is not enough when it feels like harassment. I obviously get over it but that's a particular situation that I've encountered personally where block WOULD be better.
I would suggest you report that person for moderation. Harassment would be addressed.
Guys & Gals, I can tell you from previous group experience where I've owned & ran the site or just moderated. Block isn't gonna be better than ignore. Based on IP address which change & re-applying to the group & harassment. The only way to handle it is manually in the background. It's kind of a Pain for the mod's. Its amazing to me how fast the last round ended. There are some incredible mods here who are dedicated to keeping the group safe. The bone heads may come back in 6 mos. when everyone starts to feel safe again.
Block really will not fix that. The best way to take care of this IMHO. Is to stop typing, take a long walk or have a cup of tea. If you feed it, I guarantee it will get bigger & stronger. The faster you make a mental note to block them, the smaller they will get.
Sorry, I know noone asked for my 2¢, but here's the end of it. This is the BEST group w/ the BEST Mod's I have ever seen!!!!
We've all gotta help make their jobs easier! When in doubt don't post. When really mad & it's someone you don't know/trust. Don't post.
* Ok, I'm done whining *
P.S. I want a Love feature/button. There are posts I truly love & others I like... Wish we had a way to show it!
Wise philosophy. You use the word block and I think you meant ignore, right?
Nope, a mental "block". Just cause your eyes see it, doesn't make the troll so big you must respond. Better to block your fingers, & use the ignore function.
I don't think that what they're doing is harassment per se (if I'm right in who @Mizzely is talking about), but rather someone that is so passionate about their misguided beliefs that they can't help but correct anyone that offers advice that doesn't coincide with them.
I think it's important to give people a voice. I think it's also important to stamp out blatant misinformation that can lead to poor choices by unwitting parrot owners that don't know any better. Unfortunately sometimes those two beliefs can't be reconciled - so what do you do? Allow everyone to have a voice, even to the detriment of proper advice? Or do you say "enough is enough" and, in the very least, give people a stern warning to stop touting their BS? *shrugs* Glad I'm not a moderator..
Yes exactly. It's not REALLY harassment and if I reported it as suggested, I would be told, "that's how they are." And I know that. But if I was allowed to block them so the two of us became invisible to the other that would be all right with me!
It would be awful to say someone can't have a voice just because I didn't agree with them. There are several people that I adore that sometimes I simply don't see eye to eye on an issue. That is how Iearn, how I grow, how I see the other side of an issue. I love it and would sorely miss it if it were gone and we all agreed on everything.
But when you get stuck having the same exact statement thrown at you every 6 weeks, when that person has no interest in anything you have to say except to use it as their own personal soapbox....that is no benefit to me.
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