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Ignore User Option
« on: May 11, 2004, 04:23:53 PM »
How about and option to let members ignore posts by other members.  For example member A has member B on his ignore list, so when member B makes a post Member A doesn't see it.

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Re: Ignore User Option
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2004, 04:25:46 PM »
Discussed many times (search keywords ignore user.

General consensus is that it will make topics "fragmented" for those who are ignoring people and isn't really worth it.
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Re: Ignore User Option
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2004, 04:29:49 PM »
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Re: Ignore User Option
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2004, 05:45:43 PM »
Maybe a mod idea, but not very useful in my opinion.

Reasons:
It would have to load your ignore list everytime you viewed the message index.
It would have to check the person who posted each message against the names on your ignore list.
Forum would look strange (at least if you have alternating background colors).
How do you ignore them in the topic list?
How do you ignore a post when it's the only one in a topic?
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Re: Ignore User Option
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2004, 05:47:18 PM »
I think ignore topics would be handy MOD
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Re: Ignore User Option
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2004, 06:58:10 PM »
I would never enable this on my board because x user would start asking what y user was talking about when y user had been replying to z user who x user has on ignore.

Very pointless, if you want to ignore someone, the human brain can do so fairly easilly.
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Re: Ignore User Option
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2004, 08:39:33 PM »
Not only would it make topics fragmented, but it would also cause a significant strain on the database - it would be much slower to retrieve topic information, because you'd have to *skip* information that was ignored.  Skipping is slow.... because you have to LOOK at it, and then skip it.  If you just got it, it would actually be faster because you are only doing the one step.

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