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Psst. . .the ignore button works. . .
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 26, 2006 02:41PM
. . .right?

I mean it isn't just there for decoration. . .

It has a function, NON?



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Re: Psst. . .the ignore button works. . .
Posted by: Carm
Date: February 26, 2006 02:55PM
unfortunately it doesnt work to ignore threads posted. Hello, admins.

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Sorry, I had to ignore you to prove my point. grinning smiley

Sorry, but I think some people need to get out and away from this forum. tongue sticking out smiley



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/26/2006 02:57PM by Carm.
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Re: Psst. . .the ignore button works. . .
Posted by: Refurbvirgin
Date: February 26, 2006 03:03PM
Is this a tip or a deal?
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Re: Psst. . .the ignore button works. . .
Posted by: sscutchen
Date: February 26, 2006 03:10PM
Over 30 percent of the front page posts right now start with the work "FREE"

What is so difficult about concatenating them? Obviously there has to be a list you are working off of in order to post so many posts in such a short time.

Put them in ONE post!

"FREE: Here's My Latest List of Free Stuff"

That would be a fine Subject line.

It seems quite rude to not do this and instead push so many other posts off the front page.

Is there a reason not to do this?





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Re: Psst. . .the ignore button works. . .
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 26, 2006 03:10PM
. . .I just ignored myself. . . .hmmmmm. . . .

Just wonderin' since I've never used it b4. . .



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Re: Psst. . .the ignore button works. . .
Posted by: blusubaru
Date: February 26, 2006 03:10PM
Look mommy! I see my my name!
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Re: Psst. . .the ignore button works. . .
Posted by: Carm
Date: February 26, 2006 03:13PM
What is so difficult about concatenating them? Obviously there has to be a list you are working off of in order to post so many posts in such a short time.


Again, you are assuming it is Newton that's posting all of them.



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Re: Psst. . .the ignore button works. . .
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 26, 2006 03:17PM
. . .why are you askin me?

I didn't post those threads. . .

As previously stated, the reason I didn't consolidate my previous posts was because I tried consolidating in the other forum. . .

People ignored the consolidated posts. . .I'm guessing because you are basically forcing everyone to look @ the post. . .with the single posts people can choose to click into it or not. . .


As an example. . .I posted the free Beethoven symphonies in a consolidated post and no one cared. . .later it was posted in a single post and a frenzy erupted. . .


By the way the point is moot since I don't post multiple free posts. . .that take up 30% of the page. . . .


Again. . .I'm NOT trishno. . .trishno IS NOT I.

I can only control what I do and not what another forum member does.


Do I have to take a lie detector test?



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Re: Psst. . .the ignore button works. . .
Posted by: hal
Date: February 26, 2006 03:20PM
I'd use it more if I could force some users to ignore others... that would be best...
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Re: Psst. . .the ignore button works. . .
Posted by: sscutchen
Date: February 26, 2006 03:22PM
Since you seem to have collected statistics, have you noticed how views fall off when a post goes off page 1?





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Re: Psst. . .the ignore button works. . .
Posted by: Carm
Date: February 26, 2006 03:24PM
Click here:
[forums.macresource.com]

PM her



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Re: Psst. . .the ignore button works. . .
Posted by: Refurbvirgin
Date: February 26, 2006 04:35PM
NewtonMP2100 Wrote:
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>...with the single posts people can choose to click into it or not....

As they can if your subject line read:

"FREE Beethoven symphony, vaginal contraceptive film, Krispy Kreme Donut, latex gloves"

Why not consolidate?



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Re: Psst. . .the ignore button works. . .
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 26, 2006 04:44PM
. . .uhm were you here when I used long subject headers. . .? people whined about those too. . .(as I've stated before. . .)

You can't win. . .

I don't know how I became the recipient of all this ire. . .when I didn't post any of the freebies that people are whining about. . .should I say it again?

I didn't post those freebies. . . !


Sheesh!



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Re: Psst. . .the ignore button works. . .
Posted by: Refurbvirgin
Date: February 26, 2006 05:15PM
NewtonMP2100 Wrote:
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> . . .uhm were you here when I used long subject
> headers. . .? people whined about those too. .
> .(as I've stated before. . .)

The sample I posted isn't any longer than many headers.

> You can't win. . .
>
> I don't know how I became the recipient of all
> this ire. . .when I didn't post any of the
> freebies that people are whining about. . .should
> I say it again?

It's not ire.

> I didn't post those freebies. . . !

You didn't post the "Beethoven symphony" offer? I just strung a list together as a sample of how a variety could be covered in a single post.

Not trying to express "ire." 'Just trying to find a solution that works for those who appreciate all your deals and those who don't.

The page does start to look like this:
[www.techbargains.com]

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Re: Psst. . .the ignore button works. . .
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 26, 2006 05:23PM
I'm refering to the freebie posts that started all the whining today not the example that you posted. . .



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Re: Psst. . .the ignore button works. . .
Posted by: zachdog
Date: February 26, 2006 06:39PM
I LOVE THE FREE POSTS!!!

THE MORE THE BETTER!!!

YES, I'M YELLING ABOUT IT!!!

:-)
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Re: Psst. . .the ignore button works. . .
Posted by: GeneL
Date: February 26, 2006 06:48PM
I've benefited by a number of the "individual" FREE posts, so I strongly support Newt's efforts.

If you don't like them don't click them.

This reminds me of the folks who want to censor TV and radio for everyone else, instead of just censoring content by turning the dial or turning their set off.

That's just my opinion, I could be wrong.
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Re: Psst. . .the ignore button works. . .
Posted by: $tevie
Date: February 26, 2006 06:48PM
I think the hardest part about "concatenating" the posts could be learning what the heck "concatenating" is.
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Re: Psst. . .the ignore button works. . .
Posted by: lemmingboy
Date: February 26, 2006 07:07PM
Keep the free posts coming and DO NOT combine them.

I love how a user is doing all they can to get us FREE stuff and all people can do is whine about it.

-Shawn
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Re: Psst. . .the ignore button works. . .
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 26, 2006 07:17PM
. . .What baffles me is why people are addressing the concerns to me when the posts in question were not posted by me. . .

. . .one side effect of this though is that people's true nature seems to rise to the surface. . .

Take from that what you will. . .




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Re: Psst. . .the ignore button works. . .
Posted by: hal
Date: February 26, 2006 07:46PM
geez newt - don't worry what people think of you and your problems are solved. Take my posts for example. I didn't say STOP IT. I didn't call you a jerk. I just called you deranged and compulsive. But why should you care what I think? Don't.

And I really did think that you were both of the posters. i thought it was obvious. I thought you were kinda havin fun with it.

I didn't really know for sure because I almost never click on these freebie links and didn't realize that you getting roasted.

Get thinker skin,

do what you want (as long as no one gets killed)

and be happy...
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Re: Psst. . .the ignore button works. . .
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: February 26, 2006 08:08PM
Newt.. whatever you do, don't get "thinker skin" until you ask a board certified dermatologist if that is safe.

It's like jumping on the "Aft Skin" bandwagon, when @#$%& is plenty.

As for the posts... I understand the desire not to have a thread pushed off page one, but only people who deserve to be pushed off page one have that happen to them.

They have to learn to consult with you first to find out if you are done posting for a while, and THEN post.

grinning smiley

I've gotten a lot of stuff from you and Trisho. Even when I make snide comments in the thread about the offering, because that's just the kind of bitter, curmudgeonly kind of guy I am at such a young age. (I was MARRIED for FIVE @#$%#$ YEARS! I @#$%#ED THE DEAD A LOT, PAL!)

So keep doing the stuff here on the forum!

I suppose you could edit an existing thread and add to the subject line, and make threads contain up to ~3 offers, if the item will easily fit - such as in this example subject line:

"Free vaginal whatevers... panties, pisss pucks and Famous Anus cookies!"

But sometimes additional items won't fit - such as in this example:

"Free Encyclopedia Britanica paper based boat anchor with purchase of leftover books from 1989!"

Anyway... for those of you who must complain, START A THREAD ABOUT IT!


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

smiling smiley grinning smiley B)
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Re: Psst. . .the ignore button works. . .
Posted by: blusubaru
Date: February 26, 2006 08:17PM
Is this a weekly thread now? Newt and Trisho, you know 95% of us love what you do for US. If we were to cater to the 5%, we'd all be Nazis. Keep it up.
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Re: Psst. . .the ignore button works. . .
Posted by: sscutchen
Date: February 26, 2006 08:18PM
$tevie Wrote:
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> I think the hardest part about "concatenating" the posts could be learning what the heck
> "concatenating" is.


DUH.... Hint, Hint... THIS guy is Concatenating







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Re: Psst. . .the ignore button works. . .
Posted by: pRON aHOLIC
Date: February 26, 2006 08:49PM
Post more and scroll past what you don;t need. Dealmac used to do 7-8 pages a day. Let's build this place up.



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Re: Psst. . .the ignore button works. . .
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: February 26, 2006 08:54PM
pRON,

Be sure to get in on that cookie deal!!

(I'm still working on the "design" -~- as in,
where to put the chocolate chips... but I'll
send free ones to those who PM me for them!)

Is that not a great deal or what!


Who could pass up the "Britney Spears Cookie"
with chips?!?

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Re: Psst. . .the ignore button works. . .
Posted by: joycee
Date: February 26, 2006 09:01PM
Jimmypoo Wrote:
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> Who could pass up the "Britney Spears Cookie"
> with chips?!?
>


I don't know what you're talking about there, but I'm assuming a "Britney Spears Cookie" would be Cheeto-flavored, correct? ;)






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Re: Psst. . .the ignore button works. . .
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 26, 2006 09:36PM
Oh hal.. . If I were single I'd marry you. . .wait. . .I am. . .

;)



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Re: Psst. . .the ignore button works. . .
Posted by: DaviDC.
Date: February 26, 2006 10:10PM
What fun that this has become the major rant on this forum.




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Re: Psst. . .the ignore button works. . .
Posted by: GeneL
Date: February 26, 2006 10:38PM
Hey, sscutchen, I loved your adorable little kitten picture. It should be a poster or something.

I'm still smiling from it.

And, yes! this was a good rant grinning smiley
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Re: Psst. . .the ignore button works. . .
Posted by: rexrzer
Date: February 26, 2006 10:46PM
Newt, trisho, both of you, one of you...whatever...I don't give a flying monkey's ass whether you post a whole freakin' PAGE of freebies here at the newly engendered Macresource.com forum.

This place is all about freedom, and lack of censorship from the Brain Police, and by God if you nice people want to post freebies then GO FOR IT!grinning smileygrinning smileygrinning smileysmiling smiley

If I want to cruise through a day's postings in this forum, it's not such a big deal to simply scroll back to where the date changes, by page, and start from there *backwards*. I mean it's not like there are 10 pages a day being "ruined" by freebies for Chrissake. We only have, at most, 2 pages a day to deal with...what, maybe 3 a day? We should be so lucky.

Post as much as you want, and don't mind the absurd and whiny-laced criticisms from a tiny MINORITY of the guests here. I have the "Ignore" function set for a particular forum member here and it works just fine. For all you complainers, use the damn button if you don't like what you're seeing. End of discussion!

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Posted by: rgG
Date: February 26, 2006 11:10PM
Wow, you guys really got all worked up while I wasn't looking. Jimmypoo's offering free cookies, Newton is talking marriage, cute kitty pics are getting posted, and joycee has made me swear of Cheetos for the rest of my life-what a thread. smiling bouncing smiley





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Re: Psst. . .the ignore button works. . .
Posted by: Mike Johnson
Date: February 27, 2006 12:38AM
Free @#$%& Jelly or whatever is a thread I won't click on. But I'd much rather see it than "ALMEIDA!!!!!!!" or "17 minutes into Space Jam" or "Now what's all this fuss about zenaphobia? I didn't even know Arabs meditated!"
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Re: Psst. . .the ignore button works. . .
Posted by: trisho.
Date: February 27, 2006 01:33AM
Guys, this really isn't an issue for me anymore. I'm not going to bother posting free stuff anymore because it took up a lot of my time and apparently a noticeable portion of forum users already see these deals at other places, so there's no point in me doing it. Concatenating is fine, except some of them don't go together all that well and the titles get too long, then people bitch about that as well, much like Newton stated.

By the way, Newton and I ARE TWO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT PEOPLE. STOP BLAMING HER. We both live in NYC and own Macs, that's about it. If you have a problem with me specifically, please PM me and do not waste the forum's time and blood pressure. I'm not saying this because I'm thin-skinned, I'm saying this because I don't understand the passive aggressive methodology in place here with "getting the word out".

Anyway, sorry the past free posts upset anyone. I was trying to do a couple day's work in a few hours or so. Like I said, I won't bother anymore. I'll just stick to exploding iMac questions from now on.

Cheers all.
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Re: Psst. . .the ignore button works. . .
Posted by: Speedy
Date: February 27, 2006 06:44AM
Agreed. Keep'em coming, Newt!

GeneL Wrote:
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> I've benefited by a number of the "individual"
> FREE posts, so I strongly support Newt's efforts.
>
> If you don't like them don't click them.
>
> This reminds me of the folks who want to censor TV
> and radio for everyone else, instead of just
> censoring content by turning the dial or turning
> their set off.
>
> That's just my opinion, I could be wrong.


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Re: Psst. . .the ignore button works. . .
Posted by: h linamen
Date: February 27, 2006 11:30AM

Trisho and Newt..... ignore the few complainers. 95% of us like your deals !!!
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Re: Psst. . .the ignore button works. . .
Posted by: Grumpyguy
Date: February 27, 2006 05:32PM
Newt is properly using the forum, after all it is called Tips and Deals.

Now the whiners should post to Whiners and Party Poopers....
: )



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Re: Psst. . .the ignore button works. . .
Posted by: sscutchen
Date: February 27, 2006 10:21PM
Well, this thread is prolly dead by now, but here goes...

Again, I have no problem with FREE posts in general, I just would rather see fewer of them at a time so we don't loose as much stuff off the front page so fast.

I understand Newt's point, too, though.

So how 'bout doubling or tripleing up, and using long Subject lines that still include all the items?

And that cat picture was purrfect, wasn't it...? heh.





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Re: Psst. . .the ignore button works. . .
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 28, 2006 09:26PM
again. . .I didn't make those posts so why is everyone addressing this to me. . .?

I swear on my mother's gravestone that I am not trisno and I did not make those posts. . ..!


I have had. . .have. . .will have only one login ID. I have never help multiple logins for any website that I have visited.







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