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Offline mnn2

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How to increase the ignore list?
« on: April 15, 2017, 11:58:17 PM »
One of my forum member requesting me to increase the ignore list limit. Since I have no experience in ignoring other members, how to I increase the limit?

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Re: How to increase the ignore list?
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2017, 01:38:46 AM »
If your member is ignoring that many users, the I think it is that user who has the problem... not the system
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Re: How to increase the ignore list?
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2017, 01:40:49 AM »
If your member is ignoring that many users, the I think it is that user who has the problem... not the system

Please tell me the number of system limit for ignoring other members. And how to increase it? :)


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Re: How to increase the ignore list?
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2017, 02:30:38 AM »
Afaik,  it is not just a simple change ...   so, in may case, I would tell the use to get over it
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Re: How to increase the ignore list?
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2017, 02:38:02 AM »
Afaik,  it is not just a simple change ...   so, in may case, I would tell the use to get over it

Thanks for response.

Still hoping someone else can help. :)

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Re: How to increase the ignore list?
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2017, 03:43:31 AM »
Changing the list limit is really not a good idea. It has impacts on so many other areas of the system.

I have a vague memory of it being 80-100 though.
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Re: How to increase the ignore list?
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2017, 05:27:15 AM »
Try to remove all

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Re: How to increase the ignore list?
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2017, 05:30:21 AM »
Try to remove all

Hi,

I don't understand you mean.

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Re: How to increase the ignore list?
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2017, 09:35:22 AM »
Stick with the advice of Kindred and Arantor in this particular case.
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Re: How to increase the ignore list?
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2019, 05:22:48 PM »
Changing the list limit is really not a good idea. It has impacts on so many other areas of the system.

I have a vague memory of it being 80-100 though.
In practice it's in the low 40s, which is not enough.

The number of slots seems to vary with the length of the individual names in the list, which suggests it's limited by a character count or buffer or similar.

I use NSF (hxxp:forum.nasaspaceflight.com [nonactive]) daily. It has tens of thousands of registered users with plenty active. The mods are good so the signal to noise is high but there are always a few who are more noise than signal.

And if memory serves, someone on another thread here said it's all a bit of kludge, which might explain the aggressive-defensive tone above.

But for folk who use Ignore List on a busy forum it really is a too small.

So if there's ever an opportunity to extend it...

It's all about signal to noise, baby.


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Re: How to increase the ignore list?
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2019, 05:33:31 PM »
It’s not by username. The list is stored as a list of the user ids, e.g. 1,2,45,873.

I doubt it’s going to be extended in 2.1 at this point. Though if you have that many ignored, I’d suggest the signal to noise ratio has larger problems for you than that.
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Re: How to increase the ignore list?
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2019, 10:58:41 PM »
Yes.

While having a larger ignore list may be A solution, it's almost certainly not the BEST solution.

It sounds to me like the moderators needs to be a bit more active, where members are reported for inappropriate comments.
And if member's aren't reported for inappropriate behaviour, the they aren't a problem surely?


What is the actual problem with the members that people want to ignore?
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Re: How to increase the ignore list?
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2019, 03:46:08 PM »
I'll just drop this SQL query here.

Code: [Select]
ALTER TABLE smf_members
MODIFY COLUMN pm_ignore_list TEXT NOT NULL DEFAULT '';

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Re: How to increase the ignore list?
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2019, 03:58:12 PM »
TEXT columns can't have a default value.
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