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#1 Oct 11 2011 at 3:26 PM Rating: Good
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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?
#2 Oct 11 2011 at 5:46 PM Rating: Good
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I guess I could see this being a useful change, but if you really can't restrain yourself from reading after setting your filter or putting someone on ignore, I don't know what to say. Ultimately, if it's an easy fix, I say why not, but if it's going to take any kind of significant time to implement, there are probably better areas those hours could be spent, IMO.
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#3 Oct 11 2011 at 8:30 PM Rating: Good
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Didn't they work like that ages ago?

Edited, Oct 11th 2011 8:30pm by Kirby
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#4 Oct 11 2011 at 9:07 PM Rating: Decent
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I have very, very few ZAM posters on ignore and the ones that are on ignore are there specifically to remind me that 'discussions' with those particular individuals have rarely (if ever) been constructive and to think twice about reading what they have to say (and to think thrice before responding if I do decide to read it). It's more of a community service, since I'm less likely to contribute to the flaming derail of threads if I don't respond to the kinds of people who make it easy to mock them into an indignant meltdown.

That's just my take on it. I don't necessarily mind being able to see a snippet of their post. I understand that other people use the ignore feature for different reasons. Show part or not show part...either is fine with me.
#5 Oct 20 2011 at 1:53 PM Rating: Good
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There's an ignore feature? Smiley: confused
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#6 Oct 20 2011 at 5:35 PM Rating: Decent
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Mazra wrote:
There's an ignore feature? Smiley: confused

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#7 Oct 20 2011 at 6:16 PM Rating: Excellent
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Rale and Jerek made it happen a while back. A couple months before the revamp IIRC
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#8 Oct 21 2011 at 2:04 PM Rating: Excellent
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Hyrist wrote:
Is it possible to adjust the system to prevent previews for sub-defaulted/ignored posts?

Done, for ignored posters only. The preview I think is worth keeping around for sub-default, but if you are specifically ignoring a person you probably already know you don't want to read it.

Also, I think some may find the new "User ignored" message a little satisfying. :P
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And as long as I'm messing around with forums, I fixed YouTube videos preventing scrolling. You can now scroll normally when your mouse is over an embedded YouTube video.
#10 Oct 21 2011 at 2:40 PM Rating: Good
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Jerek wrote:
Hyrist wrote:
Is it possible to adjust the system to prevent previews for sub-defaulted/ignored posts?

Done, for ignored posters only.
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#11 Oct 21 2011 at 2:46 PM Rating: Good
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Well done, but I can't think of any criteria to use it.
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#12 Oct 21 2011 at 11:30 PM Rating: Good
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Jerek wrote:
Hyrist wrote:
Is it possible to adjust the system to prevent previews for sub-defaulted/ignored posts?

Done, for ignored posters only. The preview I think is worth keeping around for sub-default, but if you are specifically ignoring a person you probably already know you don't want to read it.

Also, I think some may find the new "User ignored" message a little satisfying. :P



The speed in which this was done was impressive. I wasn't sure it was going to get the traffic I desired.

Thank you very much.

Edited, Oct 22nd 2011 1:30am by Hyrist
#13 Oct 22 2011 at 5:35 AM Rating: Good
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Well done, but I can't think of any criteria to use it.
I wanna try it out just for the giggles.
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