I've a question for the design/administration here regarding the ignore function.
As a percived notion in most forums, the use of the ignore function provides a service that prevents someone whom you do not wish to deal with any longer from communicating with you. It is normally assumed that his extends fully to posts which they make in public forums as well.
However in the new formatting, both sub default and ignored posts are still clearly visible (in fact in some ways more visible due to the compacted formatting allowing a 'preview' of the post.
This does absolutely nothing to short, snide remarks made from other posters who anticipate being sub defaulted or know they are on ignore, effectively bypassing anything short of a nuke.
Is it possible to adjust the system to prevent previous for sub-defaulted/ignored posts? If a person is on ignore or rated down into sub-default, the person's content should be squelched so that only the persons who click "View posts" should be able to see the content. This works the same with every other 'rated' and ignore system in my experience with forums.
Was it a conscious design decision to do it otherwise and if so what was the justification here?