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 Post subject: Friend or Foe.
PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:11 pm 
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I'm not sure the Friend or Foe option is all that, um, friendly.
I might be tempted about marking someone as a friend, feel a bit uncomfortable about the 'Foe' option. Whats that for?

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 Post subject: Re: Friend or Foe.
PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:07 pm 
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tellyontellyon wrote:
I'm not sure the Friend or Foe option is all that, um, friendly.
I might be tempted about marking someone as a friend, feel a bit uncomfortable about the 'Foe' option. Whats that for?



"Foe" will hide their posts. It may seem unfriendly (ha), but honestly it's one of the best ways to cool off when emotions heat up and you need a break, no one's feelings get hurt (unless you tell them).

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 Post subject: Re: Friend or Foe.
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:49 pm 
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Ah, that makes sense.... I need some time in the 'cooler' myself sometimes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhGWxqj_bC0

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 Post subject: Re: Friend or Foe.
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Maybe the text could be changed to "Add user to ignore list" or "Ignore user" instead of "Add foe"? That would also be more transparent.

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 Post subject: Re: Friend or Foe.
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ReasonAndRhyme wrote:
Maybe the text could be changed to "Add user to ignore list" or "Ignore user" instead of "Add foe"? That would also be more transparent.

I agree. Having "foes" really does go against the grain of what Buddhism teaches. I would expect some new users to see this and wonder "why these foes?"

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 Post subject: Re: Friend or Foe.
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Sometimes I think ignoring people is not really in accordance with the Bodhisattva ideal either. I mean, we should rather see them as our teachers and so... But then again I must admit that I obviously have my limits and for some people's "teachings" I'm just not ready yet. Maybe "Add to teachers I'm not ready for" would be somehow suitable ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Friend or Foe.
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ReasonAndRhyme wrote:
Maybe "Add to teachers I'm not ready for" would be somehow suitable ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Friend or Foe.
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foe comes after three and before five.
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 Post subject: Re: Friend or Foe.
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ReasonAndRhyme wrote:
Sometimes I think ignoring people is not really in accordance with the Bodhisattva ideal either.
But sometimes some people are really glad to be on (my) ignore list. Heavenly Peace to post without getting disagreeing comments. :tongue:

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 Post subject: Re: Friend or Foe.
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Heavenly Peace to post without getting disagreeing comments. :tongue:
Christmas is long over... :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Friend or Foe.
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I can give disagreeing comments even when Christmas time is over.... :jedi:
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 Post subject: Re: Friend or Foe.
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Cool, so if I foe everybody on the board except those that agree with me I reckon I could have some ace conversations!

PS I have to admit I have put some people on my foe list. It actually works really well. I find that after a while I can come back with a slightly different attitude to their posts.

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 Post subject: Re: Friend or Foe.
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 Post subject: Re: Friend or Foe.
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I know this is stupid but.... what's the 'friend' button do?

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 Post subject: Re: Friend or Foe.
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At your user control panel you will have a list with your "friends". So you can click on the friends name and you can find him much more easy. You can see, what s/he has written more quickly.
Just try it. Maybe you'll find more functions than I found? :smile:

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 Post subject: Re: Friend or Foe.
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tellyontellyon wrote:
I know this is stupid but.... what's the 'friend' button do?
Pressing the "friend" button causes a painful but harmless electroshock to be administered via the keyboard of the user that you "friend". It basically tests whether the person on the receiving end is a true friend or not. :tongue:

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 Post subject: Re: Friend or Foe.
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Sherab Dorje wrote:
tellyontellyon wrote:
I know this is stupid but.... what's the 'friend' button do?
Pressing the "friend" button causes a painful but harmless electroshock to be administered via the keyboard of the user that you "friend". It basically tests whether the person on the receiving end is a true friend or not. :tongue:

If the test fails you get put on the foes list which administers harmful electric shocks at random intervals.

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 Post subject: Re: Friend or Foe.
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Sherab Dorje wrote:
Cool, so if I foe everybody on the board except those that agree with me I reckon I could have some ace conversations!

PS I have to admit I have put some people on my foe list. It actually works really well. I find that after a while I can come back with a slightly different attitude to their posts.


There's someone on this board you agree with?

:smile: ZING

Anyway yeah, the foe list is a practical thing..just like the EDIT button, both IME are best used when they are the only thing standing between you and and angry exchange, you need to cool off, etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Friend or Foe.
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Johnny Dangerous wrote:
There's someone on this board you agree with?

:smile: ZING
Of course there is, ME! :tongue: And, just for the record, sometimes I don't even agree with myself.

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 Post subject: Re: Friend or Foe.
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Sherab Dorje wrote:
And, just for the record, sometimes I don't even agree with myself.


Typical liberal... :stirthepot:

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