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TomLaney1 July 30th, 2015 4:05am

Someone makes an attack poll about you, taking your words out of context. You've had them on Ignore for months, but now you have to search frantically for ANY comment they've posted so you can temporarily Unignore them to read the poll.

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shygal47 Florida east coast
07/30/15 11:21 am

If you had them on Ignore why would you care about the poll? You didn't care for their diatribe before so why would it change? Let people that still receive his/her content defend you, they know you better than he/she.

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/30/15 3:45 pm

Thanks! I was told on pm's from two friends about the poll, and it took my words way out of context, so I felt I had a right and responsibility to comment on the poll and clarify things, which I did from 2:30-5:00am last night. Now I'm done. 😃

thesmileyyyyyj
07/30/15 8:19 am

I saw the poll and if it helps, there were comments saying they twisted your words and stuff like that. Just keep doing what you're doing.

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/30/15 3:48 pm

Thank you! I finally got into the poll and really appreciated all those who defended me. I wrote a lengthy response at the bottom of the comments clarifying my actual beliefs. 😃

rlands
07/30/15 7:31 am

If you've ignored them, keep ignoring them. It's not worth reading.

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/30/15 3:50 pm

Thank you! 😃

kscott516 Masks fail
07/30/15 6:02 am

Don't take it personally, Tom. That user has done that very same thing to multiple users. Many came to your defense, including me. :-)

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/30/15 3:50 pm

I saw, K. Thank you so much. I will also always defend you. ✟❤️😃

Ru12bseen Ignoring the Ignorant
07/30/15 4:56 am

While you and I don't agree on many things, I've stood opposed to attempts of public shaming on SOH. A few of us worked hard to get that poll with your name on it shut down. Hopefully, this behavior will desist.

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ronderman North Carolina
07/30/15 11:34 am

RU was your biggest backer Tom. Several of us were there. None were louder than RU.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/30/15 3:54 pm

I saw! And I really appreciate all those who came to my defense! I wrote a lengthy (27-screen) response to the pollster at the very bottom of the comments to fully explain what I actually DO believe. You might be interested. 😃

Ru12bseen Ignoring the Ignorant
07/30/15 4:44 pm

I read it. Didn't comment cuz I didn't want my notifications to explode. You were concise and clear.

TierasPet
07/30/15 4:35 am

I'm sorry Tom. I didn't see the poll but I have seen a larger and larger of users being called out by name in polls and I don't like it. It's petty and very childish. I think they should all be closed immediately. I'm glad you have so much support...

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TierasPet
07/30/15 4:35 am

here as evidenced below. You certainly have mine.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/30/15 3:55 pm

Thanks so much, tp! Purrr... ❤️

cowboy Dawns Highway
07/30/15 4:01 am

You're a God fearing Conservative. Get used to it. This app is Communist friendly.

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/30/15 4:25 am

Thanks! One comment managed to attack you too, accusing you of doing the same type of user-ambush polls. I've never seen you attack users, just commie politicians.
Hey, how'd y'all like Disney? Hope you had a blast together!

cowboy Dawns Highway
07/30/15 4:27 am

I'm not surprised that some Liberal attacked me. They're like children. They just want attention. We had a great time!

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/30/15 3:58 pm

I'm so glad you had a chance to have fun together away from the druggie jerks! My son and daughter-in-law had a blast there too!

SFLiberal
07/30/15 12:01 am

It was not an attack poll. Somebody quoted your comments and asked if people agreed with you or not. Maybe they shouldn't have used your name, but they were probably more focused on your anti-gay rhetoric.

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/30/15 4:20 am

My comment was taken out of context. I just spent 2 1/2 hours typing a comprehensive 27-screen explanation, if you'd care to see where I'm coming from. It's at the very bottom of the 200+ comments on that poll. 😃

suppressedID Happy Year of Tiger
07/30/15 6:42 am

27 screens?

Tom, you're taking this too seriously.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/30/15 7:34 am

No, I just don't like having words put in my mouth, so I figured I'd express my beliefs thoroughly so they'd know what they were criticizing. 😃

GrandmaALiCE
07/30/15 7:40 am

It definitely was an attack poll.

Tom, I agree that 27 screens is a bit much! I hope you let it go and don't overly focus on this. You are letting him (her?) win, if you do.

As to your reply ... I don't agree, at all, with your literal Bible ...

GrandmaALiCE
07/30/15 7:41 am

... interpretation. However, you did a good job of expressing it, without negativity or attack.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/30/15 6:07 pm

Alice - thanks! Don't worry, I'm done with it now. I just couldn't let some idiot misstate my opinions without clarifying my actual beliefs. I think I (and all of you who defended me) shut him/her up. ❤️

GenghisKant Immanuel Khan
07/29/15 11:04 pm

Do a username search. Do a poll search. Or ignore the whole thing because it's childish and petty.

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/30/15 4:26 am

I finally got him unignored so I could read the poll. Thanks!

firefly5 the verse
07/29/15 10:30 pm

The web version disregards ignore. But I wouldn't mind a tab under 'people' that has users you are ignoring. Sometimes it happens by accident.

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/29/15 10:47 pm

True. I've even heard of users Ignoring themselves accidentally. Sounds like a Phillip K. D i c k story! (Do you like his stuff? It's been made into several big futurist sci-fi movies.)

firefly5 the verse
07/29/15 10:50 pm

I've had limited experience with his stuff, honestly. But my most recent endeavor with his writing was not very enjoyable. I'll go back at some point, I'm sure, but not for a bit.

MysteryCheese Is it possible to change
07/29/15 11:13 pm

Tlaney, I'm one of those dummies who accidentally ignored myself, and I had a hell of a time trying to figure out how to undo it. I've seen a lot of people askinf for this feature lately

PartyFree Nowhere in Particular
07/29/15 11:47 pm

I would love this feature too! I recently discovered that I was ignoring someone unintentionally - no clue how long that's been going on.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/30/15 4:30 am

Camembert - boy, I'm glad I didn't say "stupid users who ignore themselves!" Happened to you? Then it obviously happens to the best of us‼️

MysteryCheese Is it possible to change
07/30/15 8:38 am

I think that problem could also be solved by having a second screen that asks if you are sure you want to ignore this user. It really sucks if you do it to your self (I fat fingered it trying to click something else) because you can't even see the

phen nebraska
07/29/15 10:06 pm

Fuck em...it's an app where most ppl don't use their real names anyway. Don't worry about ppl who want to be stupid. Be you and be fine with it

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/29/15 10:10 pm

Thanks, phen-omenal!

phen nebraska
07/29/15 10:12 pm

Welcome. And from your picture and the lil saying underneath...enjoy your marriage and focus on those who are truely important.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/29/15 10:41 pm

That's my son, Tom III, and his new bride Amy! They were married on the 18th and are honeymooning at our condo in Daytona Beach. I'm 63 and far less handsome. My user pic changes now and then, but never the location line! ✟

dudley northern Virginia woods
07/29/15 10:00 pm

Sounds like you're better off ignoring them. Why bring in the garbage that you already took out?

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dudley northern Virginia woods
07/30/15 12:04 am

You're most welcome. I'm on your side.😊🎼

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/30/15 4:32 am

I know it! It's mutual! 🎼♬♩♪♫

DuckAndCower
07/29/15 9:44 pm

If it's any consolation, he got torn apart from all sides for his attempted name-and-shame. Don't let it get to you.

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bethanyq Ess Eff
07/29/15 9:42 pm

I'm in favor of making the ignore function easier to use in these kinds of scenarios, but theoretically shouldn't it be easy enough to search for their username? For more well-known users anyway.

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/29/15 10:08 pm

Beth! I've missed you so much! How've you been? My daughter had a baby boy in March and my son got married a week and a half ago!
In answer to your question, since I have him on Ignore, I can search him in People but his polls won't appear.

bethanyq Ess Eff
07/29/15 10:21 pm

Thanks Tom! I have missed you and everyone else too! Couldn't stay away ;) I have been good, and traveling for work waaaay too much :-P but on the plus side I have airline status now haha! Congratulations, grandpa/dad-in-law!!

I actually had not

bethanyq Ess Eff
07/29/15 10:22 pm

realized that if you have someone on ignore you can't go directly to their polls. How frustrating! I'm very sorry to hear someone made a derogatory poll about you. I know you're like me - you can get passionate in debates, but anyone who has had an

bethanyq Ess Eff
07/29/15 10:23 pm

actual conversation with you knows you have a good heart ❤️

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/29/15 10:51 pm

Thanks so much. Looking forward to talking lots more in the future, and I promise not to bring up the 2016 election! :-D ❤️

SFLiberal
07/29/15 11:42 pm

Tom, you are really nice, but what you said was very anti-gay and that's not cool.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/30/15 4:07 am

SF, I'm NOT against gays. I love everybody, and have some really good gay friends who respect my beliefs and know that I respect them and their partners. What I was originally trying to express was simply that many young people feel "trapped" or

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/30/15 4:12 am

"destined" to be gay only because they've felt some same-sex attractions, while those feelings are the result of raging puberty hormones that don't care who or what they have sex with (speaking of the hormones). It may seem a message of judgment to

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/30/15 4:16 am

some, but to others it's a message of hope and freedom of choice. No offense was meant, my friend. We're just looking at a six-sided cube from opposite directions, and each of us sees three different sides that the other doesn't. 😃

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
07/29/15 9:26 pm

I viewed it as a, you made an awesome comment so let's see who else agrees inspired by poll. If it was an attack it was a poor attempt

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/29/15 10:03 pm

Thanks. The part he didn't quote was better. I said that the sme-sex attractions are just a temptation, and therefore not sinful. It's when we YIELD to temptation that we sin.
But he had no way of seeing my comments, since he's on Ignore, so he had

biker4life Texas
07/29/15 9:22 pm

Type your name into the question search feature and it will bring up everything with your name, including other people that have mentioned you in their answers or questions

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/29/15 9:52 pm

I did that, but since I have him ignored, it doesn't show up.

Maj Worth Economist
07/29/15 10:08 pm

Use the web. Ignore doesn't work there.

Maj Worth Economist
07/29/15 10:09 pm

Not that I advocate searching for bullshit. Don't bring that stuff into your life.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/29/15 10:52 pm

Thanks, Maj. There's just one outright lie I have to correct.

TheCameron UCF
07/29/15 9:22 pm

Don't let that small stuff worry you.

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allswel Minnesota
07/29/15 9:19 pm

I am guessing I have them on ignore also. I use the ignore, it is the only reason I am still on SOH.
As you said, your friends come to your defense. I know it is easier said than done, but I would just leave them on ignore.

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TomM
07/29/15 9:14 pm

You cannot use it now but for the next update we get a new feature. On the profile there will be a button for ignore/unignore. I don't know who you're talking about so I can't help sorry.

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/29/15 9:20 pm

Thanks, Tom. That update is much needed. Please relay my thanks to the developers!

theW0lf Leader of the Pack
07/29/15 9:13 pm

I know what you mean Tom. I'll help you if I can. And remember that I'm on your side ;)

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/29/15 9:18 pm

owOOOOOO! 😃

Nik
07/29/15 9:13 pm

I wish I could help, good luck.

And just so you know, anyone that would do that isn't worth worrying about

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jvc1133 61535
07/29/15 9:11 pm

Out of sight, out of mind

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biker4life Texas
07/29/15 9:11 pm

I feel the pain, "Taking words out of context" seems to happen a lot on SOH. luckily I don't let it become a personal attack. I state my view and move on.

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/29/15 9:10 pm

So if you know what I'm referring to, please suggest a poll where I can easily find one of his comments. It can't be one of his own polls, because I can't see them. Don't ask for his name - I won't stoop to his level. Thanks to all those who came to

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/29/15 9:12 pm

my defense! I've heard that many of you did, and it's a joy to have such true friends. 😃❤️✟✡

s4mm1 MD SLP
07/29/15 9:13 pm

That's terribly! I'm so sorry this happened to you. You're an amazing person and I can't believe someone could do something malicious towards you. You are one of the kindest people on this app!

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/29/15 9:17 pm

Thank you, s4! That means a great deal to me. ❤️

political Georgia
07/29/15 9:25 pm

Tom, I was on the poll. I defended you.

political Georgia
07/29/15 9:26 pm

If you want details, I can tell you.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/29/15 9:26 pm

I guess you don't follow him. Check your Kik in a minute. ❤️

political Georgia
07/29/15 9:29 pm

You can still access the poll too.

political Georgia
07/29/15 9:29 pm

I'm warning you though, Tom, Bama has had enough drama for one night.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
07/29/15 9:31 pm

Political 😂 I think it's a full moon. 😂

political Georgia
07/29/15 9:33 pm

You can tell Tom what happened if you want. I don't care.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
07/29/15 9:37 pm

I probably won't, but thanks. 💜

political Georgia
07/29/15 9:37 pm

🙊😂

MrMilkdud
08/01/15 6:08 pm

How did I miss all this? And I didn't know you folks were on kik!

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
08/01/15 6:11 pm

Milk, you're welcome to join us.

MrMilkdud
08/01/15 6:21 pm

My kik is MrMilkdud.

political Georgia
08/01/15 6:22 pm

I don't kick people. It's not polite.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
07/29/15 9:08 pm

Frankly, I think the ignore feature is a bad one. Spammers and haters should be dealt with by the administration. Everyone else: you can "ignore" them by NOT reading their threads and posts. I'd never ignore - it's good to know your enemies.

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/29/15 9:25 pm

Good point! I just got sick of their lurking in the bushes and pouncing on every little comment they could take issue with, especially about my faith. They were like three little yappy chihuhuas that bark day and night and never seem to sleep.

bethanyq Ess Eff
07/29/15 9:45 pm

I understand where you're coming from, praet, but I also know that for me personally, I have a hard time not getting dragged back in. Adding an extra step to see what someone has said goes a long way toward helping me take a step back. Folks who,

bethanyq Ess Eff
07/29/15 9:46 pm

like me, get really into their arguments can sometimes use that extra helping hand. Like imagine the good friend who holds you back when you wanna pounce on someone ;)

Mattlajoie83 Semi Charmed Life
07/29/15 9:08 pm

I have a feeling there is a story behind this

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/29/15 9:15 pm

Yes, but the poll's been administratively closed. The SoH staff are on top of things. And the scurrilous lowlife doesn't deserve mention.

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
07/30/15 5:07 am

This user is currently being ignored