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Ignore?

lowkey13

Exterminate all rational thought
So I should ask - is the ignore feature the same on this platform?

I know there's one difference already- if someone quotes an ignored person, you can see that there is blocked text quoted and you have the option of viewing it.

But is it otherwise the same? For example, are ignored people precluded from joining your threads and/or harassing you by replying to your comments without you knowing?
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
I haven't had time to set up a test user and actually walk through what happens.

However, the documentation I have found says that "Ignore" controls what you see. Not what they see. So, if you ignore someone, you won't see their posts. They can still see your posts. You will, unfortunatley, be able to see when they like your content. And, in a page that's got stuff you have ignroed, there's a link to show it to you. So, some self-discipline to not go looking for trouble is required.

I suspect some folks would like to have a full "block" feature, which would also keep the blocked person from seeing your stuff. My reading so far is that XenForo does not supply this natively. It would likely require Morrus to install a plug-in, which may not come quickly.
 
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lowkey13

Exterminate all rational thought
I haven't had time to set up a test user and actually walk through what happens.

However, the documentation I have found says that "Ignore" controls what you see. Not what they see. So, if you ignore someone, you won't see their posts. They can still see your posts.
Well, I know that some people will be very happy with this change given some debates I have seen.

I am ... meh, I found the two-way block helpful for de-escalation sometimes. Plus ca change. :)
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
I can certainly see how two-way blocks were useful to some. And maybe at some future time, Morrus will implement a block.

We have gained another feature or two that may help keep arguments down. We'll have to have some discussion on how we will want to use them most effectively.
 

Sacrosanct

Slayer of Keraptis
I just wish people you ignored couldn't send you IMs. Which they were able to on the old system. There are plenty of reasons to ignore someone (they aren't just people you find irritating), so getting IMs from them after you've ignored them feels almost like harassment, especially since they know you ignored them.
 

lowkey13

Exterminate all rational thought
I just wish people you ignored couldn't send you IMs. Which they were able to on the old system. There are plenty of reasons to ignore someone (they aren't just people you find irritating), so getting IMs from them after you've ignored them feels almost like harassment, especially since they know you ignored them.
Eh, I don't have an issue with this for the most part. If someone wants to reach out to me privately, that can often lead to a resolution of any issue that might have arisen.

OTOH, if someone is harassing you in IMs, that's when you notify a moderator.
 

Sacrosanct

Slayer of Keraptis
Eh, I don't have an issue with this for the most part. If someone wants to reach out to me privately, that can often lead to a resolution of any issue that might have arisen.

OTOH, if someone is harassing you in IMs, that's when you notify a moderator.
That's just it though. There doesn't have to be an issue to resolve. As I mentioned, there are many reasons why you can put someone on your ignore list that have nothing to do with conflict. Therefore, there is nothing really to resolve.
 

lowkey13

Exterminate all rational thought
That's just it though. There doesn't have to be an issue to resolve. As I mentioned, there are many reasons why you can put someone on your ignore list that have nothing to do with conflict. Therefore, there is nothing really to resolve.
Then politely tell them not to IM you, and if they continue, notify a moderator.

No system is perfect- I mean, a person could create a new account, or private browse, or whatever.
 

CapnZapp

Adventurer
I'm fine with whatever ignore functionality you come up with, including a full two-way block function, as long as it doesn't block entire threads.
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
Yeah - the reason we have living, breathing people as moderators is that no system will to exactly what's desired in all cases.

If someone is sending you PMs, and you do not want them, reply to them to politely tell them you'd rather not hear form them... AND ADD A MODERATOR TO THE RECIPIENTS LIST.
 

robus

Lowcountry Low Roller
I was certainly able to get a block lifted by contacting the person who blocked me (a long time after the block) and asking nicely for a second chance :)

The block was messing up my ability to make the "Best of" post.
 

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