I don't have anyone on ignore. I have a few posters who I have deemed to be hacks so I don't take what they say with too much consideration. However I still try to stomach reading their posts. I believe in still respecting them enough to read what they had to say, even if it's partisan puke. I guess you could say I have them on faux ignore because I rarely (if ever) respond to them and I don't put too much weight into what they have to say.
I admire your way of thinking and handling it.
What about the people who just keep tossing out the same sound bytes over and over? I have one in mind who seems to think that people can be "raised white".
And if the answer is '0', do you have them on 'faux ignore'? I.e., you just don't respond to anything they say.
Last night I became angry at somebody's idiocy (nothing to do with politics, by the way). Just flat out ignorance. Fine, be ignorant. But don't dress it up all pretty and claim it's about something else entirely.
"What is the point of only listening to the things you believe?" - Would that it were that simple. I would live on this board if it were actually opposing sides following the rules of debate. I would feed on the information. But you can only see so many variations of "I know you are, but what am I" before you realize you are wasting your time reading their posts.
This brings to mind another issue that ties well into this one. Loyalty. People who refuse to give it, don't deserve it. I spent far too many years being loyal to people who did not deserve my loyalty.
Therefore. Why should I give any thought to the posts of people who just blow off the posts that contradict theirs?
I had one person on ignore. (I just updated to take him off, since he was banned over 6 months ago anyway.) I put him on ignore because he advocated putting all children into government-run institutions/homes to be raised "properly" and I believe he idolized Charles Manson.
I don't have anyone on ignore. I'll read posts and respond if warranted. I also have never once reported a post either. All's fair in love and politics.