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Discussion in 'Help & Feedback' started by Xenia, 31st Oct, 2015.

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  1. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    bullying on these forums is caused by damaged people who derive pleasure from putting others down.

    You can ignore the negative things they say but how do you stop them from following you and continuously posting negative content?

    I do understand reporting it but then it's at the discretion of the moderator and the individual has no control of those nasty people who are lurking in the shadows waiting to attack.

    If the moderators don't believe that the content was bad then it's allowed and individuals on here get attacked without having any control or say - this is a dangerous environment.

    Need an ability to block people and stop them from following us. I would not allow them on my FB page or even give them the time of day on the street but I have to put up with them here and just ignore them?

    Block functions are a must for online safety.
     
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    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Are you referring to all the people who disagreed with you in your spoilt brat thread? You do know that forums are for discussing topics right?
     
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    I have been bullied too and it's more than people disagreeing @D.T. Disagreements I can handle but when I get stalked from thread to thread by someone posting things about me that they know are not true, I draw a line.

    @Xenia I had this happen too and I reported a bunch of posts. The mods did a great job of cleaning up the thread where it happened. Most of the wrong content got removed.
     
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    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    This is a general question - can you see who I'm ignoring? Probably not, I can't see what they write but they can still see what I do and still comment.

    It's like having a conversation with good friends and some abusive person can listen in and start abusing you through a glass wall, you know they are doing it but can't hear what they are saying and can't totally disconnect and interact with who you want either.
     
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    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    Ah OK so you are concerned that if you have someone on ignore, they can still post comments aimed at you which everyone else sees but you dont? Its a good point but hard to overcome.... probably dont ignore people and report their posts. If people continually harrass you then they will get a warning or get banned.
     
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  8. Simon Hampel

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    You can stop someone from viewing your news feed by turning on privacy in your profile.

    Refer to this post for more information: Members Following on PC

    You can't stop someone seeing what you post on the forums - this is not Facebook, all posts you make are visible to all members. But you can stop them from seeing your posts in their news feed (which is a selection of new content from people they follow).

    But yes, if you feel someone has broken the rules, report them - or if you simply don't like what someone writes, put them on ignore.
     
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    Xenia, maybe some members disagree with some things you have to say. Not everyone has to be in agreeable with your opinions..
     
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    Hmm this is a good point. I would hope that other reasonable people out there who can still see their posts will report it. Unfortunately there are some people who are ignored by many multiple people so they could be writing War and Peace in Flemish and no one would know or report as everyone is tired of them and their antics and have them on ignore.
     
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    Only if they stalk you through many threads posting negative comments about everything you say.

    It doesn't seem like the OP is commenting about someone who disagrees with them. It goes further than that. Some people on this forum will follow someone through multiple threads posting negative things after many of their posts. I have seen this before. There is something wrong with this and it should be reported.

    I have an issue with the ignore functionality too. It means that someone can break forum rules and you can see their posts to report them. You are relying on other people to report the posts if they notice. I don't ignore anyone for this reason. When I see someone break the rules, I report it.

    Disagreements are fine. It's an internet forum. I have been involved in lots of disputes, arguments, disagreements and general obnoxiousness. But there is a point where it becomes abusive, personal and relentlessly negative. That's the point where I report. In on thread, nearly a whole page of posts were deleted. That doesn't happen unless someone breaks the rules.
     
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    Personally, I don't understand why anyone would care what a stranger on the internet thinks or says about them. There will always be trolls. Don't feed them and they tend to go away.
     
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    Don't sweat the small stuff.

     
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    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    It's funny a client of mine came to a seminar we were running last week one of the first things he said was "they are attacking me on property chat" he had a very different view point on the economy.

    Very typical of this forum - this man has lots of life experience and agree or not, his view points are interesting because he has seen a lot.

    He wasn't offended, he is a big person physically and mentally strong.

    Here is the thing - all view points are valid.
    Why do people attack people because they disagree with their view points?

    It takes a bigger person to say "interesting way of looking at things, I disagree, I see it this way......"

    There are a lot of people here who are not big people, they are unhappy damaged people and those types become self identified with their opinions and attack anyone who is different. They attack the person in a hurtful way.
    "You are a joke, a feminist, what crap, it's going to turn out this way ..... They proceed to make up some very fearful situation that would eventuate on that view point......"

    It attracts others who are also fearful people. They attack based on the false stories they have made up.

    They don't necessarily have an alternative way of looking at things or disagreeing, they are attacking.

    The psychology is interesting but it's like walking down the corridors of a mental hospital with a red jumper on and the insane inmates see deamons and threats and think the jumper is out to get them.

    It's impossible to have a discussion, if you bring up "it's just a jumper" they will attack even more because they are scared of it.

    Ignore functions are good.

    Let them have their view points and their insane stories about red jumpers and how fearful they are.

    A function that stops them from seeing the demonic dangerous red jumpers will be ideal, I do get why you can't have that on a forum like this.

    Ignore is the next best thing

    Only hurt people hurt people.

    It's difficult to have a conversation with an emotionally damaged person.
     
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    That sounded like a leadership speech from Sarah Palin :)

    Anything the community to do to help, just let us know. We're a helpful bunch!
     
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    This thread is now about red demon jumpers

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    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Lol
    I didn't actually know they existed
     
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    I watched someone do this on the Adelaide thread recently. She admitted she has no knowledge of the Adelaide market, wasn't intending to buy there, but repeatedly tried to undermine someone else which was the entire purpose of her posting.
     
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    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    Maybe They're Right?
     
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    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    I haven't even seen that thread but why can't that persons view point be just as valid as anybody else's?
     
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