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#64501 - 05/02/12 05:38 PM Re: Changes to Gunks.com [Re: Julie]
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Just to pick up the FaceBook ball and run with it a bit: I didn't have any specific ideas about integration, and I'm no lover of their site/software. But it does have potential benefits to the Gunks site.

I'm thinking that FB allows us to reach more people more easily. They don't need to sign up in the forum, and FB provides a lot of exposure through it's 'spreadability'. Perhaps it's sufficient just to have a FB account set up for Gunks.com and still leave the .com site as an island of...tranquility? That can't be right.

How do you feel about Twitter?


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#64508 - 05/02/12 06:51 PM Re: Changes to Gunks.com [Re: webmaster]
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i prefer cave man gunks....but i am old.

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#64512 - 05/02/12 07:09 PM Re: Changes to Gunks.com [Re: webmaster]
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Unfortunately, increased moderation of certain topics (i.e accidents) is needed. Perhaps each section could have varied levels of moderation?

Also how about an "ignore" feature so that posters who specialize in chewing up bandwidth with their own agenda could still post, but would be invisible to those who weren't interested in their "message"?
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#64514 - 05/02/12 07:19 PM Re: Changes to Gunks.com [Re: timh]
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Originally Posted By: timh
Also how about an "ignore" feature so that posters who specialize in chewing up bandwidth with their own agenda could still post, but would be invisible to those who weren't interested in their "message"?


Brilliant! cool
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#64516 - 05/02/12 07:31 PM Re: Changes to Gunks.com [Re: timh]
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Originally Posted By: timh
...how about an "ignore" feature so that posters who specialize in chewing up bandwidth with their own agenda could still post, but would be invisible to those who weren't interested in their "message"?


The problem is that the thread becomes difficult to read as some (other) poster allude to something the offending poster says, or quotes them directly.

I believe this ignore functionality is already available to you if you dig around for it....hmmm, perhaps it's not in this version of the forum software after all.


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#64518 - 05/02/12 07:40 PM Re: Changes to Gunks.com [Re: webmaster]
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You can ignore user's if you go to there profile and select the appropriate link. I'd attach a picture to illustrate if it were easy wink

Basically the post still shows up, but the text is replaced with
Quote:
*** You are ignoring this user ***
Toggle the display of this post


...with the second line linked to actually toggle.

I noticed you can't ignore "webmaster" though.

It also doesn't hide threads they create from the topic list. Not much of an ignore feature.

In any case, I never bother ignoring (at least via a forum mechanism) users even on forums that allow more robust blocking. If they are truly spamming then they can usually be reported/removed. If they are just annoying, I exercise my scroll wheel.

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#64519 - 05/02/12 08:04 PM Re: Changes to Gunks.com [Re: webmaster]
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I'm thinking that FB allows us to reach more people more easily. They don't need to sign up in the forum, and FB provides a lot of exposure through it's 'spreadability'.

I wonder why you'd want this. It would only tax your server more.
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#64522 - 05/02/12 08:32 PM Re: Changes to Gunks.com [Re: webmaster]
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Can't someone here at least set the clock to eastern standard time?

Still can't figure out which European country it's set to. grin

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#64523 - 05/02/12 08:40 PM Re: Changes to Gunks.com [Re: oenophore]
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Originally Posted By: oenophore
I wonder why you'd want this. It would only tax your server more.


The server has plenty of available bandwidth to host a large, vibrant community.
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#64525 - 05/02/12 09:01 PM Re: Changes to Gunks.com [Re: webmaster]
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Regarding social media, I'd stop using the site if posting were tied to Facebook/Twitter/etc. I can see adding like buttons and whatnot to recommend articles (not per post though) to possibly increase site traffic, but I will continue to block them via browser plugins to at least attempt to minimize my profile in advertiser databases.

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