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Crystal Eyes
12 Oct 2003, 18:30
Don't know if this a stupid question or not but can anyone tell me why there are suddenly little faces under everyone's avatar? Is it anything to do with why the forums were apparently down for a while?

Sapphire Lady
12 Oct 2003, 18:43
It seems to be a new buddy management system. Hopefully an explanation will be posted by one of the mods.

Michel
12 Oct 2003, 18:47
The mods don't know what it is eather. We need to wait for The Plumber.

R.
12 Oct 2003, 18:53
Click on profile, then Manage Buddy/Ignore/Disallow Lists.
There's a FAQ link. Lots to read. 8)

Michel
12 Oct 2003, 19:15
Thanks, R.

Guppie
12 Oct 2003, 19:42
weeeeeh... it says "you have no buddies"..... now I'm depressed... :cry:

:lol:

Guppie
12 Oct 2003, 19:53
But seriously: it's a nice toy. Gonna add some buddies and see what happens 8)

dottie
12 Oct 2003, 21:19
Well I must be thick, cause I cannot understand this - HELP!

Where's the FAQ link?

I probably messed it up already :oops:

Somebody help

Help R. still cannot suss this after your instructions :oops:

I found it at last - need my glasses 8O :oops:

Michel
12 Oct 2003, 21:40
After you click on profile, at the top of your profile you see: Manage Buddy/Ignore/Disallow Lists, just click on that.

dottie
12 Oct 2003, 21:46
After you click on profile, at the top of your profile you see: Manage Buddy/Ignore/Disallow Lists, just click on that.

Thanks Michel :)

Bren
12 Oct 2003, 21:46
weeeeeh... it says "you have no buddies"..... now I'm depressed... :cry:

:lol:

I agree Guppie, definately makes you depressed seeing this little sentence saying "you have no buddies" :(


Bren

dottie
12 Oct 2003, 21:47
weeeeeh... it says "you have no buddies"..... now I'm depressed... :cry:

:lol:

I agree Guppie, definately makes you depressed seeing this little sentence saying "you have no buddies" :(


Bren

dottie
12 Oct 2003, 21:56
[quote=Michel]After you click on profile, at the top of your profile you see: Manage Buddy/Ignore/Disallow Lists, just click on that.

Guppie
12 Oct 2003, 22:11
weeeeeh... it says "you have no buddies"..... now I'm depressed... :cry:

:lol:

I agree Guppie, definately makes you depressed seeing this little sentence saying "you have no buddies" :(


Bren
he he... but hey, I added some buddies now, so I'm a happy little fishy again :D
Dottie, choose "add buddy" and put a nickname of someone you want to add. Or, if you don't know the correct nick, just type * in the popup screen in the left corner. Then choose the one you want to add and confirm that. No worries, you'll get the hang of it. :D

Crystal Eyes
12 Oct 2003, 22:29
Ahh, it is all clear now. Thanks. Now I just have to find some buddies.

shadow1000001
12 Oct 2003, 22:34
I had to add some buddies too. I was getting too depressed looking at those unsmiling faces :D



Maria

Bren
12 Oct 2003, 22:39
A question
Since there is an "ignored by" bit, isn't that going to cause offence/ hurt feelings etc?

:?

Bren

Crystal Eyes
12 Oct 2003, 22:42
I've decided not to look at that bit. I might get depressed.

Seriously though hopefully it shouldn't have to be used that often.

original sin
13 Oct 2003, 12:45
eh! I don't like complicated :roll:

Guppie
13 Oct 2003, 12:53
A question
Since there is an "ignored by" bit, isn't that going to cause offence/ hurt feelings etc?

:?

Bren
I think that option is meant only to be used in case of a fight or someone that is really offfensive/abusive.
I can't imagine I'll have to use it.

R.
13 Oct 2003, 18:09
eh! I don't like complicated :roll:
Well ... it is quite easy actually:

(1) The Buddy List: Buddies are your "online friends".
Using the buddylist you have quick access to these usernames for posting a PM as an example.

(2) The Ignore List
Messages from users in your ignore list are removed completely from your view. You will not see any posts by someone on your ignore list.

(3) The Disallow List
Users in your Disallow List cannot contact you (through the forum) by PM or email. Furthermore all contact details of your profile are invisible them.

Just browse the memberlist or simply view a topic or user profile and fill your lists by clicking on the appropriate smilie. Use the managing functions in your profile to amend your lists.

That's all. More info here (http://www.mlukfc.com/forums/faq.php?mode=bid).

Michel
13 Oct 2003, 18:12
I don't think a mod need to use the Ignore list. :lol:

Bren
13 Oct 2003, 20:01
R.
just a question here,i've read the above explanation by you,
but can't really understand the point/purpose of "buddy "thing..... :roll:
perhaps it's just me...
the "ignored by" bit worries me, surely this will cause ill feeling....if you end up on someone's "ignored by" list.
Won't it cause division and ill feeling on the forum??
I'm genuinely concerned by this....hence this post

Bren

R.
13 Oct 2003, 20:49
Well, let me say it this way:
I do think that all members will use this tool wisely (ok, i'm ignoring the fight club here). Why do I think this?

Well, as you already found out, the "Ignored by" and "Disallow" feature always show that you are "ignored" by someone else.
And exactly this will make people think about "ignoring" or "disallowing" somebody else. This coin has two sides and both are visible all the time.

On the other hand, I think that a buddylist is quite useful and a standard feature of modern BB software. If you post lots of PMs, then use the buddylist for "easy-addressing". Give this a try, add some users to your buddylist, then compose a PM. You'll find a button called "Buddies". Click on it - you'll find out the rest for yourself.

The "Disallow function" was actually requested more than once and basically allows to reject private messages.
Nothing more - nothing less, another standard forum software feature.

At the end of the day, you decide for yourself how you "act" in this virtual community.
If you ask for freedom of speech you could also ask for freedom of choice regarding what you want to "see" in this community.
Now you can.

Sapphire Lady
13 Oct 2003, 20:57
I think the buddy list and the disallow list will be very useful to alot of the forum members :D

I can't help but think the ignore list could be a bit strange though. If you don't actually see any posts by the users on your ignore list some threads could lose their sense (assuming they made sense in the first place 8O ) if some posts are missing.

There isn't anyone I'd want to ignore so I guess I'm not going to find out. :mrgreen:

R.
13 Oct 2003, 21:03
What if I want to see the pages with the ignored users?
There should be a link somewhere on the page that, when clicked, will allow you to view the unaltered page. The unaltered page should also have a link to reverse the display. These links are only displayed on pages containing content related to users on your Ignore List.
Trust me, there's such a link. :))

Guppie
13 Oct 2003, 21:09
I think the buddy list and the disallow list will be very useful to alot of the forum members :D

I can't help but think the ignore list could be a bit strange though. If you don't actually see any posts by the users on your ignore list some threads could lose their sense (assuming they made sense in the first place 8O ) if some posts are missing.

There isn't anyone I'd want to ignore so I guess I'm not going to find out. :mrgreen:
But it says in the FAQ that if you put someone on your ignore list, you still have the option to see all posts, right?
For me personally: I wouldn't put a person on ignore, because even if someone really annoys me or is abusive, I'm still far too nosy, and want to see that person's response. he he... but that's just me.

I like the buddy-thingy. Wish I knew how to make it work on my forum, but I didn't write my forum, just use the YABB software, I just don't have the knowledge R has.
But the members that don't like this buddy-option: they can choose not to use it, right?

Guppie
13 Oct 2003, 21:12
Oh, he he... sorry R. Your post crossed mine. :D

Crystal Eyes
13 Oct 2003, 22:00
Hey! You can make yourself your own buddy!

:oops: Do I need friends or what? :lol:

Crystal

Bren
13 Oct 2003, 22:26
Well, as you already found out, the "Ignored by" and "Disallow" feature always show that you are "ignored" by someone else.
And exactly this will make people think about "ignoring" or "disallowing" somebody else. This coin has two sides and both are visible all the time.

.

I hadn't thought of it like that.....you have a point there, and i do hope you are right, time will tell.
Thanks for the reply and explanation R. it is appreciated.

Bren

original sin
15 Oct 2003, 13:23
:oops: how do i find these lists anyway?? :oops:

The Flying Mouse
15 Oct 2003, 13:45
Hi Sin.
Go to profile.
On the right you will see a link
Manage Buddy/Ignore/Disallow lists

Click that and your away :D .

dottie
15 Oct 2003, 17:44
:oops: how do i find these lists anyway?? :oops:

Don't worry Sin, I'm still discovering new things to do and twiddle :lol:

dottie
19 Oct 2003, 10:19
The funny faces have disappeared :o

Michel
19 Oct 2003, 16:35
They are still here. :lol:

dottie
19 Oct 2003, 17:08
They are still here. :lol:

No Michel naughty boy :lol: not these :lol: the buddies :!:

Oh right they have just returned :?

Chris
19 Oct 2003, 20:56
Dottie, Your glasses are ont he desk next to you!!!! :lol:

Bigmomma
16 Nov 2003, 11:13
where have the funny faces gone?