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About ten days ago there was some discussion about a new member of FSD with the tag Emily_Jones51, and some members considered she was the reincarnation of an earlier troll on this site. This has scared her away from the FSD forum for a while.
I have exchanged some private messages with her, and she has provided independent proof as to who she is that satisfies me completely that she is just what she appears to be, an enthusiastic and exuberant woman who loves FS books.
Please welcome, befriend and encourage her in this forum.
Welcome again, Emily, and I hope to see your enthusiastic contributions to discussions here again : ) Your carefree and lively responses have been fun to read, if (apparently) somewhat provocative to some.
(also thanks Warwick, for all the good things you do for this community)
Welcome! I never thought that it was fair to assume she was a troll just because a troll said so.
Fantastic. Mr. Carter. A proper gentleman ! I love you !
I remember my first time. You wrote to me privately, welcomed me and told about some of the norm / codex of LT.
Welcome Miss Jones, my LT (librarything) friend. Del Torro might not be free .. or what do i know, i don`t care as much really. But i am, therefore if you leave - you might lose out the man of your dreams ! I mean, .. the one (in capital letters) ! So, stick around and see .. I know Ratbag likes you to, he told me in pm (no, he didn`t. But he could have)
.. i mean, Øyvind. I`m reading Wuthering Heights at the moment, i had to. I have been walking around singing Kate Bush, so i had to find out who this Heathcliff character was that has been summing around in my head since i were a teen .. it`s a cathching tune .. okay !
>1 wcarter: a true devotee, detective and gentleman
i think people on social media, even a platform as niche as this, can be suspicious at times for potentially justified reasons, but in this case that suspicion appears to have been misplaced.
its great to have another devotee in the mix, but may not be that great for Emily if she likes having money in her bank account!!!!
I think the FS group, and any group on librarything should be welcoming to all! Enthusiasm is great!
However, there's still no excuse to call people "stupid" or put anyone down. Different people have different opinions, and when you think you know something better than someone who is far more experienced then yes, you look like a troll. All that said, I think most of us here (and in the EP group) are happy to let bygones be bygones.
>6 astropi: !!!No, Vendetta!!!... Yes, just kidding, letting bygones be gone is just fine,Astropi...'We'll tak a cup o kindness yet for auld lang syne'...'it's a new dawn, it's a new day'...tho my opinion differs, greater experience does not exempt questioning, but politeness matters( is this me writing)...I loved seeing Greta Thunberg telling those older adults that they weren't mature enough, ha!
Thanks to Emily_Jones51 for unabashed and thoughtful energy, to me quite unlike those earlier a...a....well I can't say anymore.
>1 wcarter: ...are the peacemakers, you lead the way.
Thanks, Warwick. Let's hope the troll hunters are finally satisfied.
Welcome back, Emily.
I'll join the welcomes. I'm looking forward to her many contributions to our discussions!
I find the posts by Emily_Jones51 repetitive, erratic and far too numerous without substance. This means many a thread gets ruined for me and therefore ignored. I don’t particularly like that, as I’m prone to reading everything posted on FSD and inevitably miss out on interesting posts unrelated to the topic and topic starter. She therefore stays on my blocked member list.
I happen to agree with you. I write this with regret because it's a sad thing to say but, unfortunately, needs to be said.
I agree, too. I often have had to skip the discussion entirely as nothing of substantial value has been said.
If wcarter says she's okay, I'll second that.
Welcome, Emily :-)
Thank you everyone for these so kind words!!!! And especially thank you to sweet, wonderful Warwick. I, like the rest of you, just love Folio books, but can get rather incensed when ppl take advantage of that for personal greed. I.e. charging 10 times the price for the Fairy Books or Patrick O'Brian sets or even the now out of print Ulysses.
P.S. I'm so chuffed to be part of your little group. My officemates tune me out when I speak of my love of Folio Society and fine books!!!!!!
>11 NLNils: I agree too. Putting aside for now the question of this user's previous history here (and I still have strong suspicions), and at the risk of further outraging some of those on the Grand Welcoming Committee above, there's no doubt in my mind that this individual is trolling the forum. I'm not sure why this person's 'enthusiasm and exuberence' should trump many other members' right to enjoy the site and I very much doubt that the further encouragement of this behaviour, as seen above, is the best strategy here. While there appear to be some for whom this kind of thing is perfectly acceptable, be aware that there are many for whom it isn't. Please respect us too.
>15 Emily_Jones51: My officemates tune me out when I speak of my love of Folio Society and fine books!!!!!!
Believe me, they're not alone. Look, if you want to continue here then that's perfectly ok, and hardly something in my power to permit or deny in any case. But know that the kind of posts you've been persistently making over the past weeks and months might begin to irritate other members and provoke a reaction. I'm talking about, for example, opening countless new threads and repeating over and over the the same statements and questions re e.g. sale dates, the fairy books, inflated secondary prices or how Folio never, ever listen to their customers. As far as I'm concerned this kind of thing has nothing to do with being new here and perhaps not knowing the ropes, or about how much knowledge you may or may not have on Folio or books in general. It has everything to do with common sense, good manners and a basic respect for other members. For someone who boasts an Oxford education, I would hope that's not too hard to grasp.
Can someone please tell me how to block Levin40 from LT? His longwinded harassing messages, while laughable and not even worth my time reading, is kind of annoying, as well as his mean-spirited private messages, which I just delete. However, I just want to block him, because I prefer surrounding myself with positive, fun-loving ppl like myself.
Click on the user id then on their user page, select block from the bottom right column
Ok, re >18 fishthing: and >19 Emily_Jones51:, this is pretty much the same behaviour as the troll a year or so back: creating multiple personas and having 'conversations' with themself.
Concerning >20 Emily_Jones51: I've never sent this person any kind of private message.
I'm signing out of this conversation now. Don't say you haven't been warned.
"How about you don't talk to me, or about me at all. You are among the rudest, most harassing LT members I've ever encountered on here. "
Even if provoked, that doesn't help your case: per the T&Cs:
"LibraryThing prohibits all personal attacks on members. As Wikipedia's policy states, "Comment on content, not on the contributor."
>20 Emily_Jones51: >25 Emily_Jones51: Ok, on second thoughts I find your multiple accusations that I've been sending you any kind of private message - particuarly abusive ones - serious enough that I'll be reporting you to LT admin. Hopefully they'll take appropriate action.
I've recorded this page in case you delete the messages.
Why are people not simply blocking unwanted users and moving on with their lives?
Beats me. Emily's passions aren't always my own - I'm not too bothered when some wide-boy or algorithm tries asking a four, five or seven figure sum for unremarkable books, Folio or other - but I've enjoyed her posts, if sometimes in the spirit of "no ardour is redundant" (Rilke, at least when J. B. Leishman translated him). No need here for a Trollfinder-General.
Mr.Fox and terebinth - Thank you both! No worries, I've found out how to block out the trollfinder general. They usually live unhappy lives, hence their need to always have the last word. Not that I even care because I can't see their posts anymore. Yay!
And on we go back to talking about Folio Books again!
When the blocked user has made 12 posts so far today, the nuisance isn't much abated by blocking.
As I'm sure you know, blocking someone means you won't see their posts unless you choose to. It works just fine for me.
No doubt. That this thread exists at all is downright bizarre. I wasn't aware that there was a new member screening committee asking for people's papers behind the scenes.
In my two or three years browsing the group there's been precisely one user whose posts I found an irritant. Once I discovered the block list function though? Problem solved and forgotten.
If anything, that should be a PSA. Dislike someone's posts? Here's how to block them!
>32 adriano77: In my two or three years browsing the group there's been precisely one user whose posts I found an irritant.
Same for me in my five or six years - can't remember who it was, but whoever it was they vanished quite some time ago. We're various, it's a strength. Then, I guess having some folk around who are more readily vexed than most of us is a part of the variousness...
Well, I haven’t blocked anyone here, so I’m not speaking from experience. I just assumed that if you block someone, you don’t see their posts any longer. If that’s true, then everyone has the power to never be bothered by someone’s posts again. I don’t understand how invisible posts would or could be an issue to anyone.
Personally speaking, I would just like the Emily Saga to be over with already so we can go back and enjoy all of the beautiful books out there.
I think it best for this chapter to end.
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