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Everybody should take everybody off ignore
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Everybody should take everybody off ignore

I think we should all empty our ignore lists. No matter how much you dislike somebody, you never know when they'll have something intelligent to say.

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02-13-2009 12:16 PM
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i support this

life is just blah blah blah. we hope for blah, and sometimes we find it. but mostly its blah. and waiting for blah. and hoping you were right about the blahs you made. and when you think you just got the whole blah damn thing figured out, and your surrounded by the ones you blah. death shows up and blah blah blah.
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Death may be the greatest of all human blessings. -socrates-

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02-13-2009 12:18 PM
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|55555| Wrote:I think we should all empty our ignore lists. No matter how much you dislike somebody, you never know when they'll have something intelligent to say.

Yeah, no. There are people I have on ignore for very very good reasons.

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How do you see if somebody has you on ignore?
02-13-2009 12:20 PM
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you dont

life is just blah blah blah. we hope for blah, and sometimes we find it. but mostly its blah. and waiting for blah. and hoping you were right about the blahs you made. and when you think you just got the whole blah damn thing figured out, and your surrounded by the ones you blah. death shows up and blah blah blah.
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MM Wrote:How do you see if somebody has you on ignore?
You can't.

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|55555| Wrote:I think we should all empty our ignore lists. No matter how much you dislike somebody, you never know when they'll have something intelligent to say.
A week ahead of you.

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02-13-2009 12:25 PM
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02-13-2009 12:26 PM
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I agree with 5.

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Alternatively, one can just click the "display this post" button.

You just want your infamy number to go down, don't you?

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02-13-2009 12:42 PM
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Fire Elf Wrote:Alternatively, one can just click the "display this post" button.

You just want your infamy number to go down, don't you?
No, I really couldn't care less about whether or not anybody takes me off ignore. And it's a bit annoying click the display this post button and waiting for the page to reload when you could just take them off ignore completly.
BTW I took you off ignore a couple weeks ago. Smile

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I don't think I will ever really put somebody on my ignore. I am always afraid I'll miss out on something.
02-13-2009 12:46 PM
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Good thread, 5.

Personally, I don't put anyone on ignore. Even if they make my guts burst into the flame of anger, I like to see what they're saying. Everyone's post is important. Even if the person has proven themself to be a troll in the past.

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Once people get some decent sense of grammar and spelling, my ignore list will be cleared.
Though I only have one person on ignore.

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i dont have anyone on ignore except demonater10 - who doesnt even turn up anymore

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The only time I ever put someone on ignore was Pinko, during the great PM incident.

Oh, and I do agree with 5.

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02-15-2009 08:06 AM
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I have 12 people on my ignore list.

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