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 Posted:   Jan 14, 2020 - 5:58 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

All this talk about toxicity has inspired me to remove everyone from my ignore list and start anew.

Just because a person may drunkenly say something insulting, tasteless, or even stupid doesn't mean that she or he does not have something worthwhile to contribute.

So, in the spirit of the New Year, and with all the hope and promise of rebirth that it brings, I removed each name from my ignore list. And as I did so, I recited a variation on a Buddhist prayer:

"May (name of removed person) be well, happy, and peaceful. May all beings at FSM be well, happy, and peaceful."

I will correspondingly pledge to do my best to not post any potentially insulting, tasteless, or stupid content - difficult though this may be. wink

I encourage you to try this - unless of course you can't see my post because I am on your ignore list. wink

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2020 - 6:56 PM   
 By:   John Schuermann   (Member)

I'll drink a classic rum cocktail to that!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2020 - 7:14 PM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

I did this awhile back (sans the Buddhist prayer), but the usual suspects reared their ugly heads, per usual. I'll spare myself the bullshit, though I hope it works for everyone who chooses to give it a shot.

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2020 - 7:21 PM   
 By:   John Schuermann   (Member)

I'm all in favor of "un-cancel culture," so I've never ignored anyone. To me it's mostly about intent - is someone deliberately trying to stir up shit, or are they just stating an unpopular opinion.

I've always thought the way to "win" an argument is to have a better argument, not shut someone down.

However, I do concede that there are those who have no interest in actually getting into a productive discussion, and that can be frustrating.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2020 - 2:46 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

Easy challenge for me, Onya. Never had anyone on ignore, and I'm not going to start now. "¡Prueba superada!" as they say in crap TV game shows here, so I'm into the next round. Mine's a pint of Charlie Dingus Ale thanks.

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2020 - 7:49 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Ummm, nah. I don't arbitrarily put people on ignore, so the seven people on my list completely epically deserve to be ignored, with the exception of one of just deserve a regular ignore.

And no, I won't be naming names.

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2020 - 8:10 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

I only have one nut on ignore. But i do have a few on double secret probation!! wink

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2020 - 8:40 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Whoa, I just looked -- the ignore option is in your own profile. How does that work? If you click on it, can you not see your own posts? Can you even access your own profile to remove yourself from ignore? Weird.

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2020 - 8:58 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

I do not have anyone on my ignore list on the Film Score Monthly Message Board; I don't know if anyone else has me on his or her ignore list. But to those who have I say: *&%$§*! (Oh, they won't see this? Dang.)

Did someone ever actually offended me on the FSM Message Board? Gee, I don't remember... so that means I have either a thick skin or a bad memory or both. Well, whatever works I guess. :-)

I don't go out of my way to offend people, but I also don't go out of my way to mince words just to appease. I have pretty much the same attitude towards "being offended" as Australian Heavy Metal musician turned stand-up comic Steve Hughes has: you're offended? Be an adult, deal with it. So many people are offended about so many things these days, it is ridiculous.

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2020 - 9:02 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Whoa, I just looked -- the ignore option is in your own profile. How does that work? If you click on it, can you not see your own posts? Can you even access your own profile to remove yourself from ignore? Weird.

That's a good question... I would be tempted to try it out... but how could I remove myself from being ignored from me?

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2020 - 9:03 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Take one for the team. ;-)

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2020 - 9:05 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Whoa, I just looked -- the ignore option is in your own profile. How does that work? If you click on it, can you not see your own posts? Can you even access your own profile to remove yourself from ignore? Weird.

Same with Mods. But ignore them at your own peril.

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2020 - 9:28 AM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

Like many of you, I don't have anyone on Ignore, never have. I simply ignore some toxic posters, or rather, toxic posts, especially when the name-calling and obscenities start flying. I'm certainly no polyanna, and I get it that sometimes a cussword just seems to fit in as a "sentence enhancer", but telling someone to f off or f him/her self pretty well causes me to change the channel.
And while most of us pick at each other from time to time, and pet names are usually harmless, calling someone a Nazi or the like really reveals more about the name caller than the target.
And, I've never hit the Report Abuse icon either, and I don't know what happens after one does, so there's that.
Mind you, heated debates happen and sometimes can be a good thing as long as they don't devolve into ad hominem stuff.
I have to say, it's nice to opine about different topics here now without the "The _____ diatribe" snipe each time - not that it was that big of a deal, but after a few thousand times it gets so predictable and boring and wastes space.
Happy 2020!

smile

 
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