Usingenglish. com has a nifty feature called the "ignore button." As I understand it (and I often MISunderstand things), if member George Washington does not want to read my posts, he can either (a) skip my posts or (b) click the ignore button (and my posts will not appear on his computer screen).
My question: When George pushes the ignore button, does that mean that his posts are also removed from my computer screen? After all, if George is never going to see my posts, I do not want to waste my time and effort in answering his questions.
Thank you for any clarification.
That's how I see it- it's an ignore rather than a mutual ignore button. However, I have never actually used it, so someone who has may know more. It controls your input (what you see), not your output (what others see). Erm, I think. I'll have to test it someday, but I have always seen shutting someone down as a form of censorship.
Last edited by Chicken Sandwich; 28-Oct-2012 at 15:53.
TheParser has a point, but George is unlikely to have blocked him before he answered the question. Blocking is normally the result of in-fighting and flaming.
I think Tdol is correct here.
May I just add that responses made here are not made only for the benefit of the original poster or thread starter. They are also read by many hundreds and thousands of other members and non-members. They can be found via our own site search and via Google, Bing, Facebook, mobile apps and more. They go a long way to helping to answer the questions of many many people, so please don't think that your responses are wasted on those who chose to ignore them. They aren't.
I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.