Help a technotard?

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Simon E.
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Help a technotard?

Post by Simon E. » Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:37 pm

Suppose there is a member who posts frequent threads on the TB forums on a subject/tradition I have no interest in.
Can I simply block those threads? I know I can block the member but that doesn't stop having to wade through a list of threads ...

Asking for a friend... 8-)
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Re: Help a technotard?

Post by Simon E. » Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:07 pm

Ah I think I have stumbled across the answer.
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Re: Help a technotard?

Post by Miroku » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:19 pm

Simon E. wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:07 pm
Ah I think I have stumbled across the answer.
Would you share the answer with us, oh mighty genius from apple store? (No sarcasm really, I didn't even think about this possibility)
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Re: Help a technotard?

Post by Johnny Dangerous » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:00 pm

You just add them to your foe list. only threads they actually created should be showing up in the list of threads, unless they're incredibly prolific then I don't really see the problem. What did you figure out?
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Re: Help a technotard?

Post by passel » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:22 am

...I cringe at the subject line- some of us are profoundly disabled, with lives hard enough...
"I have made a heap of all that I have met"- Svetonious

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Re: Help a technotard?

Post by Simon E. » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:57 am

passel wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:22 am
...I cringe at the subject line- some of us are profoundly disabled, with lives hard enough...
I am not apologising for your learned hypersensitivity. It was not aimed at you or those with disabilities.

'Tard' is from tardy..slowness. And in terms of techie stuff I am tardy.
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Re: Help a technotard?

Post by Simon E. » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:00 am

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:00 pm
You just add them to your foe list. only threads they actually created should be showing up in the list of threads, unless they're incredibly prolific then I don't really see the problem. What did you figure out?
I don't want to be misleading so I will pm later.
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Re: Help a technotard?

Post by passel » Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:06 pm

Simon E. wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:57 am
passel wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:22 am
...I cringe at the subject line- some of us are profoundly disabled, with lives hard enough...
I am not apologising for your learned hypersensitivity. It was not aimed at you or those with disabilities.

'Tard' is from tardy..slowness. And in terms of techie stuff I am tardy.
I've worked with men who'd paint the walls with their own shit. In the US, 'tard is slang for retard, now we say people have developmental, mental, or intellectual disabilities. Sensitive, yeah. A lot of pain there.
"I have made a heap of all that I have met"- Svetonious

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Re: Help a technotard?

Post by Simon E. » Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:21 pm

I dont live in the USA.
I don't come from the USA.
There is a whole wide world out there.

In UK English usage a bridegroom late for his wedding or a kid late for school might be described as tardy. It has no association with any prejudice against particular groups in society. It comes from the Latin 'tardus' meaning slow.

What any of that has to do with people painting their walls with shit I have absolutely no idea.
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Re: Help a technotard?

Post by passel » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:14 pm

Just saying that that witnessing others’ suffering and being moved by it is different than learned hypersensitivity. None of this is to your OP though, no need to carry on w it
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Re: Help a technotard?

Post by Mönlam Tharchin » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:11 pm

Looks like the question has been answered, so the thread is locked. Anyone is free to PM a member of the mod team for assistance.
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