Have you Plonked(Ignored) any users on ePlaya?

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Have you Plonked(Ignored) any users on ePlaya?

No
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Yes. 1 to 5 ePlayans.
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Yes. 5 to 10 ePlayans.
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Yes. 11 to 20 ePlayans.
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Yes. I Plonked so many ePlayans that I have lost count.
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Postby Eric » Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:03 pm

I have absolutely no problem plonking people, and I do it whenever I feel the need. In the "real world" I don't talk to someone I find annoying or hang out with people who are just out to cause problems, I don't see any reason to do it on here.

There are plenty of people I disagree with who I don't plonk, the ones I do have to have a pretty blatant intent to be an asshole (IMHO).

I have un-plonked two people when I saw responses to them that seemed like they were actually contributing, so I looked at their recent posts and made the call.
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Postby C.f.M. » Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:36 pm

Y'all take this way more seriously than I do. Plonking somebody would require that they ire me enough to make the effort. Ignoring is just as efficient.
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Postby tamarakay » Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:08 pm

Not yet. There has been one that imho posts random disjointed silly things so far off topic that the mom in my wants to shake her/him. and i almost plonked, but then he/she said something really clever and on point that helped me with a construction issue. one of those oh hell moments.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:21 pm

lazerfox wrote:It also helps that most eplayanians have been incredibly nice and friendly :)

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Postby motskyroonmatick » Mon Dec 27, 2010 5:21 pm

C.f.M. wrote:Y'all take this way more seriously than I do. Plonking somebody would require that they ire me enough to make the effort. Ignoring is just as efficient.


I am now a plonker because it is nearly impossible for me to ignore posts. If my ire was down and my ignoring up I would not plonk.

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Postby maryanimal » Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:12 pm

motskyroonmatick wrote:
C.f.M. wrote:Y'all take this way more seriously than I do. Plonking somebody would require that they ire me enough to make the effort. Ignoring is just as efficient.


I am now a plonker because it is nearly impossible for me to ignore posts. If my ire was down and my ignoring up I would not plonk.

Crypto, In my book you are all good.


So let me get this straight, some people but not most, irk your ire?

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Postby Box Burner » Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:17 pm

I thought plonk was a game. Kinda like bouncing quarters into a cup of beer. Now I'm gonna hafta try it, just to see how it works. Hmmmm..... I wonder who I should plonk.
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Postby maryanimal » Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:25 pm

Maybe you're thinking about Plinko...it'a game on The Price is
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Postby ygmir » Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:35 pm

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Postby Box Burner » Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:52 pm

You mean that you can win money for plonking? Damn. I better get started. Lots to do!
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Postby BAS » Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:03 am

You could always plonk EVERYBODY, just to see what it is like...
(I'm not the only one tempted to try it, am I...?!)
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Postby lazerfox » Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:33 am

maryanimal wrote:Maybe you're thinking about Plinko...it'a game on The Price is
right BB.

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Postby C.f.M. » Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:08 am

BAS wrote:You could always plonk EVERYBODY, just to see what it is like...
(I'm not the only one tempted to try it, am I...?!)


Wear a condom. Or 80.
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Postby Sail Man » Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:03 pm

Plonk em all and let God sort em out :lol:




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Haven't plonked anybody here but a few have def. tempted me.
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Postby Sail Man » Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:39 pm

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Ahhh, a Pachinko machine. We had one in my house growing up. Of course it's not the same as in the Pachinko Parlors on Okinawa filled with chain smoking Okinawan's swilling Kirin or Suntory.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:41 pm

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Postby Savannah » Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:03 pm

I've never plonked anyone, because (so far) my curiosity overcomes my irritation, but I'm glad it's an option. If I found myself becoming unhappily riled to no end or purpose, I would consider it. Allowing some troll to continuously raise my blood pressure is not--to me--an acceptable option.

I can ignore people I don't like far more easily online than in real life. Now that's where the actual plonking happens. :lol:
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Postby motskyroonmatick » Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:05 pm

maryanimal wrote:So let me get this straight, some people but not most, irk your ire?


Exactly. Many less here % wise than IRL.
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Postby Elderberry » Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:50 pm

maryanimal wrote:No plonkage going on here. I think ignoring people is the best thing all around. I think plonking is a personal thing like, "should I wear underwear today or go commando". :D

What gets me at times are people who go into perfectly great threads and imposing their negative selves or opinions on an apparent innocent comment. It's like people try to purposely ruin a great thread. :roll:


Plonking is the ultimate way to ignore someone. Not much different than choosing what programs to watch on TV.

Personally, I like to announce who I plonked when I plonk them.

It helps to make eplaya an even more pleasurable experience for me.

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Postby tamarakay » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:10 am

so does plonk work on here like on facebook? they don't see my posts and i don't see theirs? There is one that seems to just get my gander up.
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Postby AntiM » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:32 am

They can see yours, and you have the option of seeing theirs.
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Postby motskyroonmatick » Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:28 pm

Oops I did it again. Plonk.
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Postby motskyroonmatick » Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:05 pm

And again. Plonk!

It's giving me a little rush now!
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Postby ygmir » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:11 pm

who ya plonkin now Mots?

I guess I'll know if he doesn't answer
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Postby motskyroonmatick » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:29 pm

ygmir wrote:who ya plonkin now Mots?

I guess I'll know if he doesn't answer


Not you Yiggie!

Some other unnamed chap.

If you are on the dark side you will get plonked!
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Postby C187 » Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:49 am

Mots...
a) hug
b) you really bring it back? Really? The word plonk.. really?

Pachinko is still the best game ever.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:05 am

Sometimes I'm so bored that I plonk my own sock.
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Postby motskyroonmatick » Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:06 am

C187 wrote:Mots...
a) hug
b) you really bring it back? Really? The word plonk.. really?

Pachinko is still the best game ever.


I've always been a trend setter although only aware of it when it becomes "the in thing." :arrow: FWIW I learned plonk right here on good o'l ePlaya.

Exits by google search Pachinko
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Postby I am a sock puppet » Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:12 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:Sometimes I'm so bored that I plonk my own sock.


And I will never forgive you for that Dougly. :(
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Postby Sic Pup » Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:53 am

JStep wrote:I have been posting online since the 80's when I dialed into my local BBS with a 300 baud modem, I did the Usenet thing, I was active on IRC.


Ditto, I was on the other end of the modem (Sysop), I started with an acoustic (remember when phones had handsets and dials?). I was part of a network that swapped message files in the wee hours in order to maintin forums with global participants back when the web was used exclusively by govt and academia. The gyrations we used to go through for what is such a simple thing today.

As many have indirectly indicated, for me, a much more useful function would be to plonk threads. So to the answer the question, I've only plonked one user and that's only because said user initiated said thread and continually updates on a topic that's of little interest to me (and frankly has been done better elsewhere). If that user posted in any other threads I'd have no problem reading whatever they had to say. Apart from that, as it is now I have to make mental notes which forums have techno youtube barrages so as to ignore the "not read" indicators.

I don't see the point in empowering nameless words on the screen to upset me enough to not want to read them. Many times the impression one gets from online personas is a far cry from reality (anonymity has a funny way of doing that).
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