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Sep 18, 2013, 04:40 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Good lord, I didn't notice.
The best kind of change, right?
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 04:43 PM
 
Time for MacNN survivor. At the end only one person will have his posts seen.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 05:12 PM
 
This is so weird.

Is this a per-thread setting or forum-wide?
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 05:21 PM
 
It's messing with the page breaks.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 05:22 PM
 
I think it's kind of unnecessary to keep it up at this point...
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 09:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
Not this time. Come to think of it, not last time either. Or the time before that ...

The experiment is capped at a week, and we're monitoring every day for any request.
I thought the place was just broken and decided to take a break for a couple days.
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
- Thomas Paine
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 10:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
The best kind of change, right?
Why don't you just put me on ignore? That way your enjoyment will never end!
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 11:07 PM
 
From your mention of "ignore" I'll assume you figured it out. Experiment ended.
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
You're trying to go in circles here. I explained why those tactics work, and I made it clear that they do work.
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
I'll take you at your word, but for the life of me I don't see how this would work once the cat has been let out of the bag.

Maybe this would work for non-regulars though, and maybe my MacNN experience has given me a false representation, because there are a ton of long time members here who know the history of this forum like the back of their hand.
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
We could test one of those tricks, see if anyone notices.
besson3c had been on "shadow ban" since my above cryptic remark - all posts hidden, except to staff. An experienced MacNN'er took 5 days to notice, despite Laminar all but letting it out of the bag immediately.

I'm inclined to believe Laminar's position, that the pseudo-ban tricks are effective.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 11:30 PM
 
Dammit.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 11:30 PM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
From your mention of "ignore" I'll assume you figured it out. Experiment ended.



besson3c had been on "shadow ban" since my above cryptic remark - all posts hidden, except to staff. An experienced MacNN'er took 5 days to notice, despite Laminar all but letting it out of the bag immediately.

I'm inclined to believe Laminar's position, that the pseudo-ban tricks are effective.

I'm not sure what the test proved though, because my point was that once the cat is out of the bag it will be pretty widely understood how this trick works, the cat was still in the bag here. Secondly, I'm slower than your average bear. Third, I didn't have any particular reason to think that there were cats in bags. Fourth, Laminar had sex with one of those bag cats.

However, since obviously this tool is an option for you guys, I say go nuts.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 11:38 PM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
I'm not sure what the test proved though, because my point was that once the cat is out of the bag it will be pretty widely understood how this trick works, the cat was still in the bag here. Secondly, I'm slower than your average bear. Third, I didn't have any particular reason to think that there were cats in bags. Fourth, Laminar had sex with one of those bag cats.

However, since obviously this tool is an option for you guys, I say go nuts.
What I'd really like is a way to 100% put someone on ignore - not so you can click to view their posts, and not so that you can see their posts in others' quotes.

That'd be impossible, though.
     
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Sep 18, 2013, 11:51 PM
 
Originally Posted by shifuimam View Post
What I'd really like is a way to 100% put someone on ignore - not so you can click to view their posts, and not so that you can see their posts in others' quotes.

This would be most helpful to my global assassination plans.
I foresee a few problems with implementation. Particularly with quotes.
     
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Sep 19, 2013, 12:26 AM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
Third, I didn't have any particular reason to think that there were cats in bags.
You mean, besides reader saying it was happening and me giving away who it happened to?
     
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Sep 19, 2013, 02:02 AM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
You mean, besides reader saying it was happening and me giving away who it happened to?

If you did I wasn't paying attention. I skim read boring stuff.
     
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Sep 19, 2013, 05:10 AM
 
You sure this hasn't been used before?

I've had spells where I felt like I was posting in a vacuum.
     
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Sep 19, 2013, 06:39 AM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
I've had spells where I felt like I was posting in a vacuum.
Welcome to my world.
     
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Sep 19, 2013, 06:47 AM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
before this hasn't been sure You used? I spells had was I've posting where I in a like felt vacuum.
What?
ebuddy
     
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Sep 19, 2013, 07:23 AM
 
Somebody turn off the jumble filter for ebuddy.
     
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Sep 19, 2013, 11:25 AM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
I foresee a few problems with implementation. Particularly with quotes.
Yeah, exactly.

However...if the vBulletin theme were updated to include the quoted user's name in the blockquote tag, you could theoretically just make an adblock filter to hide it.
     
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Sep 19, 2013, 07:30 PM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
From your mention of "ignore" I'll assume you figured it out. Experiment ended.

besson3c had been on "shadow ban" since my above cryptic remark - all posts hidden, except to staff. An experienced MacNN'er took 5 days to notice, despite Laminar all but letting it out of the bag immediately.

I'm inclined to believe Laminar's position, that the pseudo-ban tricks are effective.
This is the most awesomest thing that has happened at 'NN in a LOOOONG time.



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Sep 19, 2013, 08:04 PM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
This is the most awesomest thing that has happened at 'NN in a LOOOONG time.



-t

You know I can't resist being egged on, right?

Prepare for my wrath.
     
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Sep 19, 2013, 08:40 PM
 
I wonder if besson will respond to this. He would normally come out and make a comment.

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Sep 19, 2013, 08:42 PM
 
Guys, if Turtle777 responds to this thread please let him know that I'm ignoring him, just to show him who is boss around here.
     
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Sep 19, 2013, 09:04 PM
 
This should be a thing - every week someone else gets the shadowban and we all see how long it takes for anyone to notice.
     
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Sep 20, 2013, 08:59 AM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
This should be a thing - every week someone else gets the shadowban and we all see how long it takes for anyone to notice.
Or for April Fools everyone gets a shadow ban and we see how long it takes for everyone to notice.
     
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Sep 20, 2013, 09:10 AM
 
A nastier version of that joke would be to shadowban everyone, but only in the PWL.
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
 
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