Registered: Feb 2010
02-09-12 01:58 PM
Quote from Tsing Tao:
It's not about anything upsetting. I'm a big boy. I just want to clean up the forum and not have to see their worthless chatter. If someone can simply quote them, I guess the only solution is to put that person on ignore as well.
Putting someone on an ignore list that's a good member because he/she quoted someone that makes worthless chatter will also eliminate the good members. I strongly doubt that will clean up the forum unless you've noticed that those quoting others making worthless chatter tend to make worthless chatter themselves.
In contrast, I still think a "good solution" is to not participate or stop participating in threads that worthless chatter tends to show up...to participate in threads that have worthless chatter is enabling those worthless chatter to continue. If you've been here a few years...you most likely already know what will trigger the worthless chatter and where it tends to show up. Thus, it's probably an easy solution for you in comparison to a newbie member.
Another solution is to send "direct private messages" to Joe and/or Baron about a problematic poster that's violating the TOU policy. Yet, that only works if the problematic messages didn't occur in the "Chit Chat" and "Politic & Religion" threads where anything goes...those sections will never be cleaned up. In contrast, worthless chatter elsewhere in the trading threads can easily be identified quickly and merit Joe & Baron doing something about it but only if we tell them about it.
I myself use to have a very LONG ignore list until I had problems maintaining it, notice how easy it is for members to create a new alias and noticed the problem of others quoting folks on my ignore list as observed by you.
That's when I decided not to participate in certain areas of Elitetrader.com, not read those certain areas and I notice that useful threads usually are good for a couple of pages. Thus, if there's something worthwhile to be said...it's been said in those first few pages and I don't need to subscribe nor monitor the thread after such.
This approach works a lot better than ET's ignore function but it does require discipline to follow it via staying away from areas of ET that has a lot of worthless chatter...wish you good luck in finding your own solution.