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Old 12-06-2017, 08:06 AM   #31
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I can make the decision, but why should I spend time making it over and over again?
Well these are opinions. I feel that "not seeing things" as the first, and automatic filter, is no viable option.

I've corrected that sentence because I originally started to say, "is no solution", whereupon I realized that I do not see this as a problem which requires a solution other than my own real-time judgement.

When I view a news website and there are stories I'm not interested in, I don't read them.

If a thread or a forum on LQ is not interesting to me, then I never even view those.

For forums and threads I do view, I don't check the user, I check the question or advice they are posing. If it is meaningless or some other form of negative where I do not agree, I stop reading it.

In a technical question I'll concentrate on adding an answer to help the question at hand.

In a discussion thread, I'll offer my own thoughts on the subject, and yes I may entirely ignore points made by someone who posts very poorly. This doesn't mean I have filtered their posts using the ignore feature.

I also do think there is a distinction.

There are technical threads, and there are discussion threads. The discussion threads may be highly technical in nature, mind you. So I do recognize that there are threads where people get very hot with their opinions. I also recognize that there are one or more "cut-up" users who post puns, or other veiled responses as both a joke as well as ironic additional comment. Meanwhile, many of those people also offer advice to technical questions and it is not all bad.
 
Old 12-06-2017, 12:55 PM   #32
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rtmistler, you've already made your position rock solid and very clear in a previous post, but for the sake of discussion:
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I feel that "not seeing things" as the first, and automatic filter, is no viable option.
i am definitely not viewing the option as a first or automatic filter.
it's a last resort.
for me it has nothing to do with opinions, but usually with the way some people present their posts.
people who "like to hear themselves speak".
these people usually also do not open their own threads, but re-act to some original content, in oh-so predictable ways.
and after having read it a few dozen times, hell, i already know where this is going, so i skip over it... try to catch a few words to see if it's different this time ... but it isn't... and after having done that also a few dozen times, i decide to drop this pointless wall of words (often also adorned by an equally bloated and useless signature) from my feed.

erm, that was a rather personal explanation.
i'm sure everyone has their own borderline cases that feel so abrasive that the usual defense mechanisms get stressed and worn.

i am now using the feature as is, and i'm not unhappy with it.
at least i can make a conscious decision whether i want to see that person's logorrhoea or not.
and if nothing else, it makes scrolling a little easier.
but my feature request still stands.
 
Old 12-06-2017, 05:51 PM   #33
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Ignore lists are for wusses
and for people who make the world suck(&c) not to exclude anyone for that...
 
Old 12-06-2017, 09:18 PM   #34
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For forums and threads I do view, I don't check the user, I check the question or advice they are posing.
Yeah, that's exactly why I like the ignore list feature. I start reading a post, can't make heads or tails of it, look left: "oh, it's that guy again". After a dozen or so times of that, I put the user on the ignore list, so I don't waste my time trying to decipher nonsense any more.

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I also do think there is a distinction.

There are technical threads, and there are discussion threads.
As it happens, all the users on my ignore list seem to post primarily in General (or at least, I don't recall seeing any ignored posts in technical threads in a long time, although it's true I don't follow all the technical forums). There was one user I ignored due to near illegible & pointless ranting technical posts, but I haven't seen them recently.

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for me it has nothing to do with opinions, but usually with the way some people present their posts.
people who "like to hear themselves speak".
Opinions would be great. With the users I put my ignore list, I rather get the impression they have no opinions becase they are actually chatbots.
 
Old 12-09-2017, 08:59 AM   #35
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Thanks for the feedback. We have no plans to change the Ignore functionality at this time, but do feel free to continue discussing. Based on feedback, we may decide to make changes in the future.

--jeremy
Maybe, if instead of seeing "This post is hidden because user xy or z is your ignore list.", you just saw say at the top or bottom of the screen once, something like for example; "user xy or z has posted in this thread, click here to see their posts." or something very similar to that.

...or at least an option to do that.

I doubt that there's any solution that's gonna please everyone 100% therefore it's at least a nice little "meet ya halfway" approach anyway...
 
Old 12-09-2017, 09:28 AM   #36
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If you see a post by the "offending" person in a thread, why not simply ignore that post? Don't read it. Move on.
 
  


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