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Zuljaras

@antdickens I am sorry. By spam I meant spamming the same opinion over and over because well ... people are entitled to their opinions

And the smaller userbase, especially in the forums, matter

Anyway just like you said, let's agree to disagree.

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antdickens

@Ralizah @Eel OK that loophole should now be fixed, it will check when you try to ignore someone if they are a staff member on another site and prevent it. I've also removed all ignores that managed to use the loophole. I'll see if there is a way in future to allow ignores on the sister site, but not on the site where they are a member of staff, but for now it will have to be like this.

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Pizzamorg

CANOEberry wrote:

RubyCarbuncle wrote:

I think posts where somebody mentions a person you ignored or ignored/blocked should be hidden too. You know when you're commenting on an Article and you see someone mention the person? yeah I think posts like that should be hidden too because you've added that name to the ignore list or ignore and block list.

With respect - I vehemently disagree. The approach you're advocating here is profoundly open to abuse, first of all. Are we to believe that the mere sight of a person's username is going to be so upsetting and destabilizing that we can't use this site in peace? We may have blocked a person, but we don't need this kind of crazy revisionist disappearing of them entirely.

I have a pretty long ignore list, but that doesn't mean I want to lose the input of others just because they're addressing someone I no longer converse with!

But this is the entire problem.

Right now in it's current form, the ignore and block features offer a user too much power. You control how another person's experience on the site works.

If someone you have ignored is minding their own business having a conversation with a user you haven't ignored, if the ignored user then gets quoted or @'d by the other, you can now see that conversation and force yourself into it/hijack it. The ignored person has no say in this and will remain excluded from their own conversation, should your replies not be quoted, as they can't see your replies anymore (unless they log out).

That means the ignored person has no power at all to control the experience, while the person doing the ignoring has all of it and given in it's current form ignoring has no safety checks (for a lack of a better term), you could quite easily wall individual users out of the forum entirely just because you and a handful of users decide you don't like somebody.

If you have made the decision to ignore someone, it shouldn't be on your terms, it should be an all or nothing decision. If you want to interact with that person, even indirectly, through discussions they are a part of with other users, then you should have to take them off your ignore lost so there can be equal balance of interaction. If you choose to ignore someone, you should have to accept they will be fully erased.

Otherwise, you are just walling a person out when it suits you and that is *****.

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Snatcher

RubyCarbuncle wrote:

CANOEberry wrote:

RubyCarbuncle wrote:

I think posts where somebody mentions a person you ignored or ignored/blocked should be hidden too. You know when you're commenting on an Article and you see someone mention the person? yeah I think posts like that should be hidden too because you've added that name to the ignore list or ignore and block list.

With respect - I vehemently disagree. The approach you're advocating here is profoundly open to abuse, first of all. Are we to believe that the mere sight of a person's username is going to be so upsetting and destabilizing that we can't use this site in peace? We may have blocked a person, but we don't need this kind of crazy revisionist disappearing of them entirely.

I have a pretty long ignore list, but that doesn't mean I want to lose the input of others just because they're addressing someone I no longer converse with!

Umm you know that's how the block tool works on Facebook right?, well more or less. You can't see any trace of the person at all so I genuinely don't understand how such a thing can be open to abuse when the only way to make a person disappear (lol that doesn't sound right but anyway) is to add them to ignore then block them afterwards.

I’m sorry but I just disagree with this entire thing, I mean if Facebook is what you want you can always just go use Facebook, I think too hide even the mention of a name is a bit much, and makes it way tighter then it already is.

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antdickens

@Snatcher agreed, I don't think it needs to be tighter either. The whole ethos of the feature is meant to be quite simple; the ability to help you skip over comments from people you tend to disagree with. Most users don't even need to do this, and simply don't pay much attention to them, but others felt the need to actually hide those posts to make that easier for them - that's fair enough. I think people are starting to overthink the whole thing.

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Snatcher

@antdickens Yeah, I agree, I feel like people knew it’s very simple use, didn’t like or was getting harassed, just ignore, A user on here put me on ignore because they didn’t like my opinions, fair enough, pick who you want or don’t want to interact with.

I actually don’t mind just logging out if the discussion is that important.

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antdickens

@Snatcher thanks, I appreciate it — I'm trying to make it useful for as many people as possible. I totally accept it won't be perfect for everyone, and hopefully, everyone can accept it where it's useful to others if not themselves.

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Snatcher

@antdickens Yeah, NP.

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RubyCarbuncle

@Snatcher Agree to disagree. I knew people wouldn't like it but for me personally I have my reasons for suggesting it but that doesn't matter now. As for Facebook, well I left that horrible place last year with no intention of going back.

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RubyCarbuncle

I suppose it was a bit much to suggest such a thing. It's just I've met some unpleasant people on here before but yeah forget I said anything, it was a silly idea. The tools available now are more than adequate.

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Dogorilla

@RubyCarbuncle I wouldn't say it's a silly idea, it would make sense not to see all the replies to people you've ignored, especially for article comments. I can see why that system would have issues too though.

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