Dear Fellow HO Users,
Before I get to the ignore feature there are a few things I would like to say. For those of you who know or are familiar with me, you will know how to accept this “critique”. For those who do not know me, well perhaps you can start using the Ignore/Mute feature on me!
I’ve got to say I’m growing more and more disenchanted with this forum, even as a moderator, my enjoyment of this site has greatly diminished over time. Sadly, it has nothing to do with the site, it’s the interactions among you/us that has me honestly disgusted. This is supposed to be a “community” of likeminded people, this is supposed to be a refuge from the “real world”. A place we can come and share our “supposed” common enjoyment of food, not some kind of Culinary Pissing Contest.
I’ve never seen so many people HAVE TO be proven right. I’ve never seen so many people have to confront someone instead of just accepting their differing opinion. This is supposed to be FUN and ENJOYABLE not cantankerous. Nope, some of you can’t just scroll by things you MUST instead you MUST insert your often ignorant or downright offensive objection to someone else’s opinion.
Let me share something I’ve learned in life about “opinions”; Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one, just some stink more than others. We are supposed to be adults, why must we act like petulant children? We frequently discuss the “art” of ignoring people’s comments or of scrolling past people whose opinions you don’t agree with, but no you must confront. Have you not heard; “Please don’t yuck my yum”.
So let’s try to make everyone’s life a little easier and learn there is a Mute/Ignore feature on this site. Please follow these steps:
Click your avi
Click the user outline (4th button to the left)
This will get you to here:
From here you can “ignore / mute " any user(s) whom you find so annoying you simply lose all self-control and cannot scroll past their posts, do the above and *poof” you won’t’ see anything from that person again. (yes some threads might get disrupted because suddenly certain comments from certain users will be blind to you) so if that annoys you then GROW UP.
The saddest thing about this entire conversation is this; we are nothing more than a microcosm of society these days. (I’m not just speaking the US either) If you have completely lost the ability to converse in a polite, constructive manner, then please DO NOT COMMENT AT ALL.
If you are unable to stop yourself from commenting (repeatedly) to someone you find yourself in disagreement with, then Mute / Ignore them for a while. Take a break and afford yourself the opportunity to continue to use the site, without the person who annoyed you distracting you.
Once you mute someone you can unmute them too.
I do wish you all the best meals, longest lives and happiest moments life can provide. However, I just don’t understand how a forum that is supposed to be a distraction from the real world, has become equally as dysfunctional and disruptive as the real world.
(oh and I apologize in advance for numerous typos and grammatical errors I’m sure this post is full of. I am truly not an educated person, so I’ve never truly learned the art of proper writing, punctuation etc. So, if my ignorance to proper writing annoys you, scroll past my future posts)
Happy eating people…