1. Expert Q&A: Protecting a person with dementia from financial abuse - Weds 26 June, 3:30-4:30 pm

    Financial abuse can have serious consequences for a person with dementia. Find out how to protect a person with dementia from financial abuse.

    Sam, our Knowledge Officer (Legal and Welfare Rights) is our expert on this topic. She will be here to answer your questions on Wednesday 26 June between 3:30 - 4:30 pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

Ladies and gentlemen: may I introduce you to your "ignore list"

Discussion in 'Welcome and how to use Dementia Talking Point' started by jenniferpa, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,419
    Apropos of absolutely nothing :D are you all aware that the Talking Point has an ignore list feature? Specifically, if you click on a user name, you are given the option to add that user to your ignore list. From then on you will not see any of that users posts. The procedure is: click on "username", click on Add "username" to your ignore list (it's on the right in the darker red heading box)

    Jennifer
     
  2. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    68,722
    Kent
    Thank you jennifer, what a brilliant idea!!!;)
     
  3. BeckyJan

    BeckyJan Registered User

    Nov 28, 2005
    18,972
    Derbyshire
    Oh heck!!!! How do I know if I am on an' ignore' list????? Thanks for pointing this out. Best wishes Beckyjan
     
  4. connie

    connie Registered User

    Mar 7, 2004
    9,519
    Frinton-on-Sea
    I think I see where you are coming from on this.:D :D Thanks.
     
  5. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,419
    Well, when you start posting and nobody answers, I suppose :) You have nothing to worry about Becky Jan :D

    Jennifer
    PS To ammend my above instructions, depending on where you are, you may have to click view public profile first.
     
  6. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    Trouble with that is, I'm too nosy!!!:eek:

    If I see people replying to an unpleasant post, I just have to read the original post!

    The other problem is that, while we can ignore people who try to stir, newcomers to the forum, and 'guests', may get the wrong impression of the forum.

    Or perhaps that's the idea. Has anyone else been watching in amazement the daily growth of the forum? Can't think why anyone would want to discredit us, though. As I see it, all that is being discredited is the Fight the Bureaucracy campaign. I for one am becoming less and less likely to join it.
     
  7. daughter

    daughter Registered User

    Mar 16, 2005
    824
    Careful Hazel, you'll be accused of being a "ringer" next!! :rolleyes: ;)
     
  8. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,419
    It's true, but you can always take them off the ignore list to see what's going on. It has been my experience on other boards that trolls lose interest when they are "shouting in the darkness", but everyone has to do what they feel comfortable with, of course.

    Love

    Jennifer
     
  9. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    Think that happened last time!:eek:

    Still, how well do you know me?:cool:
     
  10. Gromit

    Gromit Registered User

    Apr 3, 2006
    187
    Edinburgh
    Strange how the person posting the Fight the Beaurocracy Campaign would appear to have many of the qualities of a beaurocrat!:eek:

    Apols but just had to chip in. Shouldn't get drawn on this really - but heck - couldn't help myself.

    Sending you all many, many, many, virtual hugs and virtual cups of tea, and virtual G&Ts and virtuals wines. And virtually anything else that we all love!!!

    (Hubby has informed me he was given 3 bottles of wine from BA today and is bringing them home - happy to share with you all - virtually of course!):p

    Love
    Alison
    x
     
  11. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    Why on earth not? You're on of us. (Unless you find us too saccharine, that is).

    Thanks for the virtual hugs, and especially for the virtual wine.


    Love,
     
  12. Gromit

    Gromit Registered User

    Apr 3, 2006
    187
    Edinburgh
    Definitely not!!! Had to giggle at that though when I first saw it - its just sooo silly and doesn't fit the ethos of all those geniune contributors to TP. Rather it just reflects badly on the disgruntled initiator of the comments.

    I love being on TP.

    Alison
    x
     
  13. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,419
    Generally, the best advice for ticking off trolls, if you can't bring yourself to ignore them, is to talk about them rather than to them. Since we're a bunch of saccarine people, overly solicitous posts regarding their well-being can be effective as well. Imagine you're talking to a 2year old in a tantrum and you'll get the right tone :D
     
  14. Natashalou

    Natashalou Registered User

    Mar 22, 2007
    426
    london
    giggles

    I cant help giggling coz all I think of is those cute little guys with the long hair!!
     

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  15. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    68,722
    Kent
    This Thread is VIRTUALLY FABULOUS:) :) :)
     
  16. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,419
    I'm thinking more like this
     

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  17. Canadian Joanne

    Canadian Joanne Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 8, 2005
    15,990
    Toronto, Canada
    :eek: Jennifer
    How on earth did you get that picture of me, crabby, disgruntled, hungry and with aching feet???
     
  18. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,419
    Actually, I was thinking it was more like a portrait of me :D
     
  19. BeckyJan

    BeckyJan Registered User

    Nov 28, 2005
    18,972
    Derbyshire
    THAT HAS REALLY MADE MY EVENING. (GIGGLING OVER MY WINE!!!!!) Can we now have portraits to prove/or disprove the likenes?
    Wonderful
    Beckyjan
     
  20. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    68,722
    Kent
    All it needs is one of the beautiful hats from the Tea Room.

    P.S. This is better than Coronation Street.
     

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