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Me again...is it like Facebook in that if you "block" (or in this case "ignore") someone that they can't see what you write either?

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Hi Walt, if I put someone on my "ignore" list, do they know it?

I'm not Walt...but no, they don't know it.

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Me again...is it like Facebook in that if you "block" (or in this case "ignore") someone that they can't see what you write either?

They will still be able to see what you write.

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Hi Walt, if I put someone on my "ignore" list, do they know it?

 

Me again...is it like Facebook in that if you "block" (or in this case "ignore") someone that they can't see what you write either?

 

lorekauf answered your questions. But I just wanted to tell you that several weeks ago there were some really nasty things here and people jumping on people. For the first time in years I made an Ignore List and I am aware that they can read what I write but I don't have to read what they write.

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They will still be able to see what you write.
For the posters I have on 'Ignore', I still see their posts when someone quotes them.

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For the posters I have on 'Ignore', I still see their posts when someone quotes them.

Yes...true...unfortunately so.........:eek:.

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Thanks lorekauf and krazy...I was wondering how it all worked!

You're most welcome. I'm always happy to help out a fellow Calgarian:).

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I'm not Walt...but no, they don't know it.

 

Correct. The only one who knows you've put someone on your ignore list is you. As a caution, you may want to check the list periodically to decide whether you want to leave someone on that list going forward or not.

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Host walt.

 

Hello there and thank You for all you do!!!

 

I noticed in my Ice cream thread several posts missing. There is a lady who posts are sarcastic, (on this thread and others) I have seen her 'called out' over and over again.

 

My question to You, is can i block her? How would i do that?

 

Thank you kindly.

 

debbie/NC

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Host walt.

 

Hello there and thank You for all you do!!!

 

I noticed in my Ice cream thread several posts missing. There is a lady who posts are sarcastic, (on this thread and others) I have seen her 'called out' over and over again.

 

My question to You, is can i block her? How would i do that?

 

Thank you kindly.

 

debbie/NC

 

 

No Walt, but here's what you do to block a user: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/faq.php?faq=vb3_board_usage#faq_vb3_troublesome_users

 

But it may be easier to do it this way:

 

Click on the User Id in a post and select 'View Public Profile'.

Under the avator/user id look for 'User List' with and arrow pointing down, click on 'User List' and select 'Add to Ignore List'

Edited by Boytjie

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No Walt, but here's what you do to block a user: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/faq.php?faq=vb3_board_usage#faq_vb3_troublesome_users

 

But it may be easier to do it this way:

 

Click on the User Id in a post and select 'View Public Profile'.

Under the avator/user id look for 'User List' with and arrow pointing down, click on 'User List' and select 'Add to Ignore List'

 

 

THANK YOU Peter...

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No Walt, but here's what you do to block a user: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/faq.php?faq=vb3_board_usage#faq_vb3_troublesome_users

 

But it may be easier to do it this way:

 

Click on the User Id in a post and select 'View Public Profile'.

Under the avator/user id look for 'User List' with and arrow pointing down, click on 'User List' and select 'Add to Ignore List'

 

I just recently discovered this function... and "Ignore" has become my best friend:cool: No more aggravation from silly posters who try to police the boards.

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My philosophy is that if it doesn't take any money out of my bank account or any air out of my tires, it really doesn't matter to me what folks post.

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My philosophy is that if it doesn't take any money out of my bank account or any air out of my tires, it really doesn't matter to me what folks post.

great point ! :)

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I just recently discovered this function... and "Ignore" has become my best friend:cool: No more aggravation from silly posters who try to police the boards.

 

And I have people on my "Ignore" list who seem to attack only certain people with sarcasm.

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When I logged on this am, I see that the thread that somebody started yesterday is totally gone....I added a note to it yesterday.

 

When I try to find it via my list of all my posts, it's totally gone from my list.

 

It's like the thread never existed.

 

What's up ?

 

I also have always wondered what happened to threads that seem to "disappear"...??? Any answers out there as to why?? :confused:

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lorekauf answered your questions. But I just wanted to tell you that several weeks ago there were some really nasty things here and people jumping on people. For the first time in years I made an Ignore List and I am aware that they can read what I write but I don't have to read what they write.

Can they still be able to comment on what i write ? thanks

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Can they still be able to comment on what i write ? thanks

 

yes, if you put someone on ignore - they still see your posts and can still comment. You just don't see their posts unless they are quoted when someone replies to them.

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yes, if you put someone on ignore - they still see your posts and can still comment. You just don't see their posts unless they are quoted when someone replies to them.

 

What happens if a person you have on ignore starts a thread? Do you not see any of the thread or just not the ignored person's posts?

How would you see the title of the thread?

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What happens if a person you have on ignore starts a thread? Do you not see any of the thread or just not the ignored person's posts?

How would you see the title of the thread?

 

I believe you still see the title, and you see their name, but you do not see anything that they posted.

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I also have always wondered what happened to threads that seem to "disappear"...??? Any answers out there as to why?? :confused:

 

Locked (or closed) threads

 

The general rule is that threads that start with a question that is fully answered over time will stay open for posts unless acrimony takes over and/or the topic is redirected away from the initial question. We will remove the posts that contravene our Guidelines and may also "lock" the thread to further posts. If the removed posts are the most current posts, the thread will drop down in the chronological order. A locked thread remains visible but is no longer available for additional posts.

 

Removed threads

 

We make every effort to "prune out" posts that are not consistent with our Guidelines so the basic thread can be saved. However in some cases the thread becomes so acrimonious shortly after being started that there's no point in "saving" it. In others the topic cannot be answered without running into a problem with our Guidelines (such as "Can anyone refer me to an on line agency that handles last minute deals?"). Other cases are where a thread has been started that duplicates another thread or that restarts a topic where the thread was closed (locked) or removed. In those cases the thread disappears completely from the forum but it can be restored in the very rare situation where it's deemed appropriate to restore it.

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Test

 

 

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I have no idea why I received a "block" from posting to my Roll Call but I have. My last post (Saturday, I believe) was thanking someone for reminding me how wonderful and powerful the song "Happy" is as it is my 3-yr old grandson's favorite song. My grandson has cancer. Is cancer a subject that is taboo in these forums? If so, then perhaps I really don't belong here. I emailed CC but have not received a response yet as to why this has happened. As much as I have enjoyed reading all of your helpful posts, right now I am not feeling much love for Cruise Critic. I'm sure this will get deleted as well but I feel better for having written it. Perhaps only people who have children with no disabilities get to post. CC you say what in response?

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I have no idea why I received a "block" from posting to my Roll Call but I have. My last post (Saturday, I believe) was thanking someone for reminding me how wonderful and powerful the song "Happy" is as it is my 3-yr old grandson's favorite song. My grandson has cancer. Is cancer a subject that is taboo in these forums? If so, then perhaps I really don't belong here. I emailed CC but have not received a response yet as to why this has happened. As much as I have enjoyed reading all of your helpful posts, right now I am not feeling much love for Cruise Critic. I'm sure this will get deleted as well but I feel better for having written it. Perhaps only people who have children with no disabilities get to post. CC you say what in response?

 

Keep the faith and posting to our Roll Call!! Cancer is not a taboo subject here on these boards and while I have not seen any of your posts, other than those to our Roll Call and this one I am quoting, I ask that you keep the faith and hang in there:) Been in your position, and while yes, it is irritating as heck......You just have to hang in there:)

 

Joanie

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I have no idea why I received a "block" from posting to my Roll Call but I have. My last post (Saturday, I believe) was thanking someone for reminding me how wonderful and powerful the song "Happy" is as it is my 3-yr old grandson's favorite song. My grandson has cancer. Is cancer a subject that is taboo in these forums? If so, then perhaps I really don't belong here. I emailed CC but have not received a response yet as to why this has happened. As much as I have enjoyed reading all of your helpful posts, right now I am not feeling much love for Cruise Critic. I'm sure this will get deleted as well but I feel better for having written it. Perhaps only people who have children with no disabilities get to post. CC you say what in response?

I'm confused. Looking at your post history, your 'happy song' post is there on your Roll Call. It isn't deleted. If you were blocked from posting to a Roll Call you'd be blocked from posting here too. :confused:

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If the originator of a thread personally blocks you can you still post to the thread? I'm not familiar enough with how blocking works. It seems odd that it would only be one post you cannot comment on. Are you getting an error? Have you tried it again? And to answer the question about cancer, it is not against the rules but there a good number of HAL posters that seem to get offended if you talk about it. I've had several try to tell me that I'm not allowed to talk about my condition because it upsets them. That's their problem though.

 

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I have mentioned this before, but it would be appreciated if the issue of "screaming" posts were addressed. I am talking about those posts that are in a HUGE font and then also "bolded". I have placed these posters on my ignore list, however they are still visible if another person quotes their post.

 

Apologize for my rant, but (as you can guess) this is really annoying.

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I have mentioned this before' date=' but it would be appreciated if the issue of "screaming" posts were addressed. I am talking about those posts that are in a HUGE font and then also "bolded". I have placed these posters on my ignore list, however they are still visible if another person quotes their post.

 

Apologize for my rant, but (as you can guess) this is really annoying.[/quote']

While I understand your point unless the post does not conform to our guidelines. I suggest that you report especially bothersome posts by using the report function report.gif on the post.

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ALL CAPS

Typing in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS is considering shouting by many, so please double check your caps lock key before posting.

 

Rich Text & Graphic Images

The use of these features on our message boards can greatly enhance your online Cruise Board experiences. However, postings that are difficult to read, too BIG or too small, too light in color, etc., may be returned to you so that you may repost.

 

Thanks Host Walt. The above is directly from the CC guidelines.

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I have mentioned this before' date=' but it would be appreciated if the issue of "screaming" posts were addressed. I am talking about those posts that are in a HUGE font and then also "bolded". I have placed these posters on my ignore list, however they are still visible if another person quotes their post.

 

Apologize for my rant, but (as you can guess) this is really annoying.[/quote']

 

Host Walt, I am in complete agreement with this poster. What they are describing has the same effect as having a group of people sitting around enjoying a quiet conversation and then having someone burst into the room screaming and shouting. It is extremely jarring and upsetting.

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ALL CAPS

Typing in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS is considering shouting by many' date=' so please double check your caps lock key before posting.

 

[b']Rich Text & Graphic Images[/b]

The use of these features on our message boards can greatly enhance your online Cruise Board experiences. However, postings that are difficult to read, too BIG or too small, too light in color, etc., may be returned to you so that you may repost.

 

Thanks Host Walt. The above is directly from the CC guidelines.

 

It seems the guidelines on this issue don't get get enforced. I have no wish to have posts removed, just to modify those that don't conform to the above and hurt the eyes.:( What about those that shout at you because the font large, bright and bolded?

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As you all know the mission of Cruise Critic is stated in our guidelines.

 

 

 

Occasionally someone posts something that is not in keeping with the spirit of this mission. When that happens the best thing to do is to let us know there's a problem by using the "Alert" triangle that appears on each and every post in the upper right corner.

 

When you click the icon it will create a template that you will complete explaining your concerns. Say whatever you wish in the template; only Host Joe and I (and Laura, our Manager) will see what you say. And what you say will be private and never communicated to anyone else without your permission.

 

The worst thing you can do is to reply to a bad post yourself which serves to do nothing good but will exacerbate the problem that you identified.

 

To be sure not every alert will result in an action such as a removal because the post may not be in contravention of our guidelines. So if you have any question at all about a post, you can always email us at HostWalt@cruisecritic.com or HostJoe@cruisecritic.com.

 

Hosts, what can one do when none of the suggestions given in this post resolves an issue?

 

What can one do when the request is ignored and the Cruise Critic member feels like there is a preference to one poster over another when a violation is continually ignored?

 

I've tried the Red Triangle, emails to Hosts and via emails to the entire Cruise Critic Hosts Community, and nothing.....

 

For example: A poster (read me) responds to someone's Opening Post ((Read you and this thread)) with something that poster wishes to share, and then another CC member comes in and gently (in their opinion) derides what has been posted. Then that same poster has all their Buddies come in to the thread and take it off subject by whatever means, keeping the negativity going even more off topic.

 

What can one poster do to protect themselves, even after putting that person, and their buddies, on the ignore list?

 

Please tell me what a poster is to do when they feel that nothing they are told to do works?

 

Needless to say, I am looking for ONLY the Hosts input into this problem.

 

Joanie

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IRL_Joanie I know you said you specifically want a response from a host. It doesn't look like anyone has noticed your post yet. IMHO it would be a good move to red-triangle your post and request that someone respond.

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IRL_Joanie I know you said you specifically want a response from a host. It doesn't look like anyone has noticed your post yet. IMHO it would be a good move to red-triangle your post and request that someone respond.

 

If you really want an answer why not send an email to the address provided in the guidelines?

 

I know from personal experience that many posts that take issue with other posts won't be touched unless they violate a specific guideline. Opinions can be different so the best answer is to just ignore a post that you find to be objectionable just because the poster disagrees with your opinion.

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If you really want an answer why not send an email to the address provided in the guidelines?

 

I know from personal experience that many posts that take issue with other posts won't be touched unless they violate a specific guideline. Opinions can be different so the best answer is to just ignore a post that you find to be objectionable just because the poster disagrees with your opinion.

 

Correct. We will never discuss specific issues that involve specific members openly on the boards. A private email to the Host of your forum or directly to the Community Manager is the most appropriate way to get answers.

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