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Ignoring nodes

by zigster (Hermit)
on Jan 15, 2001 at 20:55 UTC ( #51953=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

It has been mentioned upon several occasions recently that certain childish elements are posting deliberate trolls. I have noticed that many of our number are getting quite cross at these silly posts, now hows about a new feature too allow filtering of nodes based upon monk-name. Either universally or just in specific areas, like newest nodes. There could for example be a list of monks to be ignored, posts from these monks would silently be ignored. I would no see or care about them. This would allow everyone the choice to ignore or not to ignore.

What say you?


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Re: Ignoring nodes
by extremely (Priest) on Jan 15, 2001 at 21:13 UTC
    Well, you are going to have to deal with headless nodes from people you don't have ignored who replied to ignored nodes. That is always a pain to deal with. I don't see vroom putting that in unless there is an easy way to deal with such issues in Everything already. Look at /. and its screwed up threading when a middle tier post is low-mod'ed but there are higher level posts in its tree. Messy messy.

    $you = new YOU;
    honk() if $you->love(perl)

      Dunno, I think that peoples replies to trolls are less anoying than the original trolls myself.

      Update: OK so this has just been -'ve voted .. dowt. I hope the intent of the node was clear. I was simply saying that I dont want to filter threads.. if someone takes pains to reply to a troll then I have no problem reading it. Tiss just the initial ramblins I would like to see blocked.


        That's not my point, it is just that a lot of how Everything works is built on showing you the parent node of a child. How do you show the grandchildren of a node when the parent can't be shown? It winds up messy in code and on the page.

        $you = new YOU;
        honk() if $you->love(perl)

Re: Ignoring nodes
by princeporn (Initiate) on Jan 15, 2001 at 20:58 UTC
    This sounds like a good idea, as long as there was a node upon which would be printed who you were currently ignoring.

      There would have to be so that you could check the 'un-ignore' checkboxes when you were done, maybe on the userinfo page with your personal nodelet links

      $you = new YOU;
      honk() if $you->love(perl)

Re: Ignoring nodes
by a (Friar) on Jan 16, 2001 at 04:36 UTC
    In all humble dumbness, what is a 'troll' ... in this context?


      A troll is a post written just to provoke a response, or the person who makes such a post.

      A prime example would be posting "Python is so much better than Perl!" It wouldn't matter whether the poster really believed that; he would write it because he knows it'll stir things up.

      Someone who responds to such a post is said to have been trolled.

      Also see troll in the Jargon File.

      It's a dud node, often but not necessarily posted by Anonymous Monk. It may contain some insulting, worthless, or obviously stupid information- like that recent British cheese poll.
      AgentM Systems nor Nasca Enterprises nor Bone::Easy nor Macperl is responsible for the comments made by AgentM. Remember, you can build any logical system with NOR.
Re: Ignoring nodes
by AgentM (Curate) on Jan 16, 2001 at 04:18 UTC
    More importantly, I'd like to see improved Newest Nodes functionality. Perhaps if we can check them off to filter them out so that we can see a curter list to sift through. That way, when some British schmuck posts something about cheese, you can check it off, clean it away and sift through the rest of the nodes undaunted by its shameful existence. This would also help "vacation" cases where suddenly the Newest Nodes contains 600 entries and takes 5 seconds to load up and parse. *click*
    AgentM Systems nor Nasca Enterprises nor Bone::Easy nor Macperl is responsible for the comments made by AgentM. Remember, you can build any logical system with NOR.

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