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xolady 11-04-2017 10:00 AM

Can't find a rule on banned members?
 
Is there any rule about discussing banned members? I don't care personally but I don't want to be breaking rules by accident? Also if this is a Rule/Policy can't it be posted so people are aware.

sass4221 11-04-2017 10:06 AM

Since it would be negative comments, it's not allowed. But feel free to keep it in PM with whoever you want to discuss it with. Just not on the board please, there's no reason for it. Once they are gone, they are gone and we move on.

safran 11-04-2017 10:07 AM

And thank you PTO for providing the "ignore" option! It certainly was a blessing the last few days.

nimuay 11-04-2017 04:47 PM

That's one of the drawbacks about being a mod - you can't put people on ignore.

NeedA_Name 11-04-2017 04:55 PM

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Originally Posted by safran (Post 7675868)
And thank you PTO for providing the "ignore" option! It certainly was a blessing the last few days.

After the support group I just pretty much left (account is active, but I'm ignoring it), I can only hope the "ignore" option on here works better than it did on there. I was able to hide their activity in the actual group, but still got notifications for what they posted, was able to see where things had been blocked, and was still on full display to them so they could continue to harass me while I tried to ignore them. Not my idea of blocking a user. Sad that anything like that would happen in a group full of people in our situation, but it unfortunately does, and for that I am thankful to have ways to remove their drama from my life.

AndyS 11-04-2017 06:13 PM

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Originally Posted by NeedA_Name (Post 7675926)
After the support group I just pretty much left (account is active, but I'm ignoring it), I can only hope the "ignore" option on here works better than it did on there. I was able to hide their activity in the actual group, but still got notifications for what they posted, was able to see where things had been blocked, and was still on full display to them so they could continue to harass me while I tried to ignore them. Not my idea of blocking a user. Sad that anything like that would happen in a group full of people in our situation, but it unfortunately does, and for that I am thankful to have ways to remove their drama from my life.

The ignore function on here simply hides posts of people you donít want to see. They can still see what you post. Itís not a great system however the mods here do not allow harassment and are very good in shutting it down.

NeedA_Name 11-04-2017 06:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AndyS (Post 7675942)
The ignore function on here simply hides posts of people you donít want to see. They can still see what you post. Itís not a great system however the mods here do not allow harassment and are very good in shutting it down.

Good to hear.

xolady 11-05-2017 11:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nimuay (Post 7675923)
That's one of the drawbacks about being a mod - you can't put people on ignore.

LOL I imagine it is a little bit frustrating and nerve wracking at times!!!:D

MizzyMuffling 11-05-2017 12:10 PM

I was just wondering what one has to do/say/write to be "banned"?

nimuay 11-05-2017 12:55 PM

Don't worry about it. Or better yet, go back and read the rules you agreed to when you joined. It gives a synopsis of how to behave, so if you do those things, you're good.

miamac 11-05-2017 12:58 PM

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Originally Posted by MizzyMuffling (Post 7676149)
I was just wondering what one has to do/say/write to be "banned"?

It's a decision made by admin when a member repeatedly chooses to violate or circumvent PTO policy. It's not a decision made lightly and only "members" who register with the intent to spam with advertising are banned without exception.

MizzyMuffling 11-05-2017 01:42 PM

Thanks [emoji1360]

Kbsles 11-16-2017 10:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nimuay (Post 7675923)
That's one of the drawbacks about being a mod - you can't put people on ignore.

Ohhhh 😱.....that bites!!!! I never thought about that!!! In my 13 years on here Iíve only put one or two on ignore. I typically roll my eyes and move on.

cljinct 11-17-2017 04:53 AM

I have no problem ignoring posts/ people that I find annoying or less than useful. I know which posters opinions I value . Of course sometimes I wonder at some of the things that come up but then I remind myself some of the people on here are very young..most have a different life experience than I do and a small number are just " bat s##t crazy" and most are navigating a stressful situation. ! Whatever the case we only have to read the posts we are interested in and these are only opinions of people who have no real power over me so i guess I said all that to come to the conclusion that I dont need no ignore button because I have my own built into my brain!

MizzyMuffling 11-17-2017 05:00 AM

I'm all for a controversial discussion and reading other peoples' opinions - sometimes that has helped me a lot. We are all humans and come with different (life-)experiences and backgrounds.
I won't accept discussions when it goes under the waistline and if it looses all etiquette. Most of us are in the same boat and can use all the support we can get.
I blend out the stuff that offends/aggravates/doesn't interest me.

sidewalker 12-30-2017 07:30 AM

I wanted to add to this thread:
Sometimes when someone is banned, there may be a time that they are allowed to come back to the PTO community. Often this is discussed between staff (privately) and the previously banned member agrees to follow all the posting guidelines.
It really wouldnt be fair to not offer someone a *second chance* and imagine how difficult that would be if they did come back and read a bunch of trash talk, or other negative posts about them?


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