I'm stating it as my opinion. I have found Glenn to be totally and utterly repetitive in GM. You don't expect me to add "in my opinion" every time I write something, do you? I thought that this is rather obvious on a message board.
Nope. There are obvious ways of stating things that are clearly your opinions, which you yourself do by the way, and ways of stating things as premises, such as "Why does GM need a non creative repetitive poster ..." which is not stating anything about your opinion, and I think you know that. Opinions are obvious, such as (from your post):
I find Glenn easy to ignore due to his repetitive nature.
I think that he's quite harmless most of the time but to say "we need him there"?
The only explanation I can come up with is that some people in here love to see other posters trying to have a conversation with him (which is pointless in GM)
You didnt say IMO in any of these and it is pretty obvious to any reader of ordinary reading skills that those are IYO. Are you saying you do not understand the difference between statements like that and a statement like this:
A forum needs a wide variety of posters and a nice % of "characters" but why exactly does GM need a repetitive, non-creative poster?
By the way, do you think that he's creative in GM and if so, why? What's creative about his posts?
His posts are creative because I find them unique, cut to the point and humorous. There is sarcasm and there is wit. Beyond that, it is like asking you to define what is a great post. Can you define it? I think not. I am also sure that what you define as a great post will not be everyone else's definition of a great one. It is sort of like porn v/s almost-porn: you just know it when you see it.
So, you are replying to the wrong person about that ignore function since I did not bring it up in the first place.
Regardless of the origin of the ignore function in this thread, you made a point about the ignore function and I am responding ONLY to YOUR point. Thus I am not responding to the wrong person. Your point was that it is insufficient to put him on ignore, and my point is that then the ignore function is useless altogether for everyone here on MTF.