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So you're in the thread and someone's posts are annoying you.  They are not egregious.  They just work your last nerve.  What to do?  Ignore the user! 

Primetimer offers an ignore feature that allows you to hide content from users you select.  This will not hide posts that quote the ignored user, but otherwise they are gone from your feed. 

How can you do this?

The easy way - You see a post from the user, hover your cursor over their user name.  A pop-up box will magically appear.  Click on "Ignore user."  Presto-change!  They are out of your feed! (The back button will return you to your place in the thread.)

You can also do the more formal path if you cannot find a post from them or if you want to ignore multiple users:

  1. Go to the top of your screen and click on the down arrow next to your user name.
  2. Click on "Ignored Users".
  3. Type in the annoying person's name.
  4. Select your preferences; Ignore Posts, Messages or Signature (if you leave them unchecked it will automatically ignore all three)
  5. Click "Add User" and you will see a list of users you are currently ignoring.
  6. Return to the forum and have fun.

If you see something that you REALLY think needs reporting please do so. We are here to make this experience a mostly pleasant one and we hope that you can afford us the same courtesy.  If you need any help using this feature PM the I am Jazz forum Mod@PrincessPurrsALot

Thanks and happy posting!

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At Primetimer we use the  GLAAD media reference guide to help us when talking about transgender persons.  This IS the policy here at Primetimer.  (You can find more information here also.)

Some key excerpts for your posting reference (please click the spoiler tag for details):

Glossary of Terms - Transgender



The classification of a person as male or female. At birth, infants are assigned a sex, usually based on the appearance of their external anatomy. (This is what is written on the birth certificate.) A person's sex, however, is actually a combination of bodily characteristics including: chromosomes, hormones, internal and external reproductive organs, and secondary sex characteristics.

Gender Identity: 


A person's internal, deeply held sense of their gender. For transgender people, their own internal gender identity does not match the sex they were assigned at birth. Most people have a gender identity of man or woman (or boy or girl). For some people, their gender identity does not fit neatly into one of those two choices (see non-binary and/or genderqueer below.) Unlike gender expression (see below) gender identity is not visible to others.

Gender Expression: 


External manifestations of gender, expressed through a person's name, pronouns, clothing, haircut, behavior, voice, and/or body characteristics. Society identifies these cues as masculine and feminine, although what is considered masculine or feminine changes over time and varies by culture. Typically, transgender people seek to align their gender expression with their gender identity, rather than the sex they were assigned at birth.

Sexual Orientation: 


Describes a person's enduring physical, romantic, and/or emotional attraction to another person. Gender identity and sexual orientation are not the same. Transgender people may be straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual, or queer. For example, a person who transitions from male to female and is attracted solely to men would typically identify as a straight woman. 

Transgender (adj.): 


An umbrella term for people whose gender identity and/or gender expression differs from what is typically associated with the sex they were assigned at birth. People under the transgender umbrella may describe themselves using one or more of a wide variety of terms - including transgender. Some of those terms are defined below. Use the descriptive term preferred by the person. Many transgender people are prescribed hormones by their doctors to bring their bodies into alignment with their gender identity. Some undergo surgery as well. But not all transgender people can or will take those steps, and a transgender identity is not dependent upon physical appearance or medical procedures.

Transsexual (adj.): 


An older term that originated in the medical and psychological communities. Still preferred by some people who have permanently changed - or seek to change - their bodies through medical interventions, including but not limited to hormones and/or surgeries. Unlike transgender, transsexual is not an umbrella term. Many transgender people do not identify as transsexual and prefer the word transgender. It is best to ask which term a person prefers. If preferred, use as an adjective: transsexual woman or transsexual man.



Used as shorthand to mean transgender or transsexual - or sometimes to be inclusive of a wide variety of identities under the transgender umbrella. Because its meaning is not precise or widely understood, be careful when using it with audiences who may not understand what it means. Avoid unless used in a direct quote or in cases where you can clearly explain the term's meaning in the context of your story.



While anyone may wear clothes associated with a different sex, the term cross-dresser is typically used to refer to men who occasionally wear clothes, makeup, and accessories culturally associated with women. Those men typically identify as heterosexual. This activity is a form of gender expression and not done for entertainment purposes. Cross-dressers do not wish to permanently change their sex or live full-time as women. Replaces the term "transvestite".



Altering one's birth sex is not a one-step procedure; it is a complex process that occurs over a long period of time. Transition can include some or all of the following personal, medical, and legal steps: telling one's family, friends, and co-workers; using a different name and new pronouns; dressing differently; changing one's name and/or sex on legal documents; hormone therapy; and possibly (though not always) one or more types of surgery. The exact steps involved in transition vary from person to person. Avoid the phrase "sex change".

Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS): 


Also called Gender Confirmation Surgery (GCS). Refers to doctor-supervised surgical interventions, and is only one small part of transition (see transition above). Avoid the phrase "sex change operation." Do not refer to someone as being "pre-op" or "post-op." Not all transgender people choose to, or can afford to, undergo medical surgeries.


In 2015, The Washington Post updated its style guide to include the singular they to describe people who "identify as neither male nor female." It is increasingly common for people who have a nonbinary gender identity to use they/them as their pronoun.

Always use a transgender person's chosen name. Many transgender people are able to obtain a legal name change from a court. However, some transgender people cannot afford a legal name change or are not yet old enough to legally change their name. They should be afforded the same respect for their chosen name as anyone else who uses a name other than their birth name (e.g., celebrities).

Use the pronoun that matches the person's authentic gender. A person who identifies as a certain gender, whether or not that person has taken hormones or undergone surgery, should be referred to using the pronouns appropriate for that gender.

Defamatory Language:

Defamatory: "deceptive," "fooling," "pretending," "posing," "trap," or "masquerading" Gender identity is an integral part of a person's identity. Do not characterize transgender people as "deceptive," as "fooling" or "trapping" others, or as "pretending" to be, "posing" or "masquerading" as a man or a woman. Such descriptions are inaccurate, defamatory and insulting.

Defamatory: "t*****," "she-male," "he/she," "it," "shim" These words dehumanize transgender people and should not be used in mainstream media. The criteria for using these derogatory terms should be the same as those applied to vulgar epithets used to target other groups.


We recognize that for many people this is a new area and the language and terminology can be confusing.   Intent matters.  We'll all try our best.  If we make a mistake, we'll learn from it. 

In the forum, please keep your comments to actual show content.  Feel free to PM the Mods if you have an issue. 

Your I Am Jazz Moderator - @PrincessPurrsALot 

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As a reminder, Primetimer is a television forum.  In this forum, we are discussing the TV show I Am Jazz which focuses on a transgender teen girl.  We are not here to debate whether transgender persons' experiences are valid.   We are talking about a TV show. 

Primetimer has very few rules.  They are therefore very important.

  • We do not tolerate racism, homophobia or transphobia.
  • Always be civil to your fellow posters.
  • No politics unless they were explicitly discussed in the show.
  • This is not a fat bashing site. 
  • Jazz only represents Jazz; her behaviors should not be associated with anyone who may be similar to her in any way.

We really appreciate the vast majority of posters who work so well within these guidelines. On this forum in particular the posters have done an excellent job of disagreeing without attacking.  You rock! 

We are in tricky territory with shows such as this, and we understand that for many people this is your only real glimpse into the life of a transgender girl (now woman).  Regardless, let's continue to work within the guidelines.

Jazz is a transgender woman.  She is a woman.  As defined in the GLAAD guidelines, she is a she, was a she and will be a she unless she ever tells us something different.  Per those guidelines, referring to her as a male or a boy or as he is not okay, regardless of any modifier placed before these words.

Also, Jazz has gained considerable weight which has changed her appearance.  We do not allow body shaming.  People exist at all different sizes.  Throughout her time on the show, Jazz has been different sizes.  We can discuss things she and her family say about her size.  We cannot fat bash or make cruel comments that are often aimed at larger people. 

Feel free to snark on her clothes choices, inability to eat with her mouth closed, brattiness, ability to be annoying, and general jazziness.

If you have questions, please reach to your forum Mod, @PrincessPurrsALot

Thanks, and happy posting!

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