Script to block certain people, can't find it, help please?


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Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 27, 2014 - 11:31am PT
I searched for that script which blocks certain people out, anybody have a link? Don't remember the name of it, which makes it more difficult.

There's some people here I don't want to read nor see at all, I want to block them out totally, considering their past history. They've learned nothing. They're scouts to trouble.

Thanks in advance, I appreciate it.


Ice climber
great white north
Jan 27, 2014 - 11:35am PT

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2014 - 11:38am PT
Thanks, my dear. :-)

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 27, 2014 - 11:46am PT
What did I say this time?

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2014 - 11:47am PT

Reilly, I wouldn't dream of blocking you out.

Boulder, CO
Jan 27, 2014 - 02:09pm PT
changes the entire complexion of the taco. I think my list is at about 15 members that have been greased. I think I'll grease myself next...

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jan 27, 2014 - 02:16pm PT
It's too late to block Reilly...he's already etched in our collective psyches...

Trad climber
Jan 27, 2014 - 02:18pm PT
what a stupid thread.

just put your fingers in your ears, close your eyes and go BLAHBLAHBLAH over and over if you want to censor. it suits your maturity level lolli.

Ice climber
great white north
Jan 27, 2014 - 02:22pm PT
Who reads every word in a newspaper? You read what you're interested in & skip the rest. With the internet, you can dismiss obvious garbage before it gets to you.

That's what the trolls hate ... that you have branded them as complete & utter garbage.
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Jan 27, 2014 - 02:29pm PT
If someone wants to block others ,just go about it in a quiet way that doesn't create more unwarranted attention and bad feelings for the overall site itself.
Nobody really wants to hear that someone has a bug up their rear-end about someone else.

If a particular person bothers you just don't talk about it, even in a general, indirect way. It's your problem ---deal with it without needing to involve bystanders.

Big Wall climber
Jan 27, 2014 - 02:36pm PT
just another way to get people on their side!


Jan 27, 2014 - 02:48pm PT
Pate man this place has sucked more since you stopped posting daily.

Come back and let it these ass kissers have it like the old days.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Jan 27, 2014 - 02:51pm PT
Also miss yur FISHIN pics Pate!

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jan 27, 2014 - 02:52pm PT

+1 to the 5 above...


Make that +1 to the 6 above...

I didn't notice that "The Rat" had entered the fray...

Credit: locker



Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Jan 27, 2014 - 03:00pm PT
One of you better efforts i may say!


Jan 27, 2014 - 03:13pm PT
Posters but why hassle when you can just ignore those that are not worth the time to read.

Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Jan 27, 2014 - 03:17pm PT
I used to run a filter. I didn't install it to protect my delicate sensibilities.

I installed it to get a grip on my need to read/reply. It worked to some extent, at least for a while.

And when I turned it off (via a laptop migration) I found two things:

1. The folks I perceived as intolerable were not. I found a new lease with a few of them, others I just ignored much more easily after my sabatical

2. The truly intolerable user IDs from my old filter? GONE from the Continuum, this user account is inactive. So it would seem I was not the only one... lol.

That's it!


ps. I'mn glad for the chance to 'unfilter' a few folks, as I've come to appreciate their perspectives more, like a few and well, tolerate them all. ;)

Ice climber
great white north
Jan 27, 2014 - 03:21pm PT
Top 12 Signs You're Dealing With Trolls

Dealing with trolls is one of the costs of participating in social media. These are the folks who combine a strong opinion with a lack of knowledge. A handful of inflammatory and negative comments can neutralize dozens of positive ones. Here are the top twelve signs that you're dealing with someone who lives under a bridge.

1. Bad Grammar, spelling, and linguistic cues. Trolls don't capitalize the first word of sentences, use periods, or commas. They have a tough time with homophones (words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings). This has nothing to do with gay rights though trolls have strong feelings about this issue too. They use the first-person pronoun ("I") and exclamation marks (!!!!) a lot. They type in ALL CAPS. They write long comments using short, simplistic, and goofy words. Example: "PUHLEZE, your completely WRONG about global warming everyone nose that al gore is just trying to cell books"

2. Entitlement. Trolls exhibit a exorbitant level of entitlement manifested in the belief that their time is valuable, and they should get everything for free. Example: "How dare Facebook run ads or try to monetize my content!!!!" "Why does she post stuff on her page that doesn't interest me and wastes my time???" "Dropbox should be honored that I store my files on its free service." "If Google+ ever has ads, I'm out of there."

3. Lack of first-hand knowledge. People with the strongest opinions often have the least first-hand knowledge. When you encounter the certain and vociferous opinion of trolls, ask them if they have first-hand knowledge or experience. You'll find that trolls just "know" that something is true. Example: "Google+ is a ghost town." Do you use Google+? "No, but I know no one is there."

4. Lousy profiles. The profiles of trolls are usually lousy: out-of-focus and poorly-lit avatars, lack of personal cover and album photos, and incomplete biographical information. These people aren't trying to gain more friends or followers, so they don't care about the quality of their profile. A social-media profile is a window into a person's soul. Example: not forthcoming because I won't give any troll the satisfaction of being called out.

5. Intolerance. Trolls do not embrace diversity. Alternate thoughts, lifestyles, sexual orientations, and operating systems are both wrong and unacceptable. Example: "macs are too espensive and there're just something Steve Jobes ripped off from Xerox Park. i am much productive than any Mac owner"

6. Pre-Copernicus. Trolls missed school the day that science class covered Copernicus's heliocentric model of the universe. Thus, they think that they are the center of the universe. Examples, "He's never left a comment on any of my posts, so he obviously doesn't know how to use social media." "She's never been in a hangout with me." "He's never once asked what I think about this."

7. Perfect information. Trolls expect everyone in the world to know what they did immediately after they did it. (Pre-Copernicus and perfect information is a deadly combination!) If you read the troll's post, you'll see that the person or company in question isn't + or @ mentioned so there's no way for them to know they were mentioned. Example: "i explained why he's wrong in my blog, but he hasn't responded yet."

8. Cowardly. Trolls are cowards and want to attack and pontificate but not constructively discuss. They do not have the courage to say to your face what they say online. They are bullies who are brave in a pack but shrink away from confrontation when they don't have a computer to hide behind. That said, you might find that trolls are perfectly reasonable people in person which is a difficult concept to grok.

9. Legal scholars. Many trolls are legal scholars but every legal scholar isn't a troll. In particular, trolls are experts in selective portions of U.S. constitutional law, U.S. Supreme Court rulings, and Sharia law. They are certain that the founding fathers anticipated the state of technology two hundred years hence. Example: "The Constitutions guarantees that I can protect myself in case a Muslim president sends Seal Team Six after going to grab the AK47 I bought at Walmart and kick their asses"

10. Arithmetically challenged. Trolls are not good at arithmetic, and they oversimplify the facts. When they say "every," the fact is that they should say "some." However, their goal is to exaggerate and aggravate. Example: "Every post is a promotion for her company." "He never responds to anyone." "United flights are always delayed."

11. Holier-than-thou. No matter what you do, it's never enough. No matter what a troll does, it's exemplary. This often happens in the times of tragedy. You post, "An accident occurred today in London." Troll responds, "That's all you can say? I offered my prayers." Really? Only God needs to hear your prayers--do you need to tell the Internet too?

12. American. It pains me to say this, but I've noticed that most trolls are American. We're hung up on manifest destiny and the belief that we should tell everyone how to live, what to think, and what to do--including, of course, other Americans. Example: when a tragedy happens in the U. S., trolls expect the whole world to come to a halt. It's as if an American life is worth more than any other country's.

Now that you can identify trolls, here are five way to handle them:

1. Give them a chance. Respond to a trollish comment and see what the person does. A troll will respond with anger, negativism, and hostility, but people who had a temporary trollish moment will make a reasonable and intelligent response. This happens about 20 percent of the time, but when it does, you can develop a true friendship from a rocky start.

2. Turn off comments in your posts. There's no law that you have to let people comment. When I post a story about abortion, gun control, or Barack Obama, I sometimes turn off comments to (a) reduce my aggravation and (b) frustrate trolls.

3. Ignore their comments. You can let trolls post their comments and simply ignore the comments. You don't have a moral obligation to respond to anything.

4. Delete their comments. Think of this as skimming the detritus off the surface of your swimming pool. If you keep deleting, eventually, trolls may tire of posting.

5. Get rid of them permanently. On Google+, for example, you can delete the comment, block the person from commenting, and report the person to the service. There's a handy Chrome extension called Nuke Comments that will do this in one click.

Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Jan 27, 2014 - 03:42pm PT
Is Ron a troll? Let's test it out....

1. Bad Grammar, spelling, and linguistic cues.

2. Entitlement.

3. Lack of first-hand knowledge.

4. Lousy profiles.

5. Intolerance.

6. Pre-Copernicus.

7. Perfect information.

8. Cowardly.

9. Legal scholars.

10. Arithmetically challenged.

11. Holier-than-thou.

12. American.


Ron is a troll. (And a cowardly one, too.)

Jan 27, 2014 - 03:44pm PT
I think I'll grease myself next...

God will kill a kitten.
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