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Blocking/Ignore users

Is it possible to block / ignore certain users, as on other Forums ?
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Re: Blocking/Ignore users

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Re: Blocking/Ignore users

Shame, it means I quite often unsubscribe from a thread because I cannot do this, because another user indirectly annoys me.
Ignore them others may say, but once seen ........
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Re: Blocking/Ignore users

When the last revamp of this forum was announced, I put forward the suggestion to add a tick-box in the "Recent Unread Topics" screen to be able to 'hide' threads that I will never be interested in reading.
It would have then been simple to ignore threads like "Don't Feed the ducks", "Big Brother", or "Not happy I want my MAC - NOW !!!"
or any thread started by members such as "Christmas", "Zedingrove", or "okrzynska"/"sprite".
Unfortunately my suggestion was ignored, so I like everyone else have to unnecessarily wade through the same old uninteresting drivel, day after day, after hitting "UNREAD POSTS".
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You should think yourself lucky - think about the poor old Mods who can't even ignore the drivel as that is usually where the problems come  Sad
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I sympathise with you 'Oldjim',  you would have thought that somebody would have come up with an automated moderator filter program, that could use a little artificial intelligence to highlight forum posts which may require human consideration, and allow you to ignore everything else (unless you happen to be interested in Ducks !).
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I would also like to see the addition of a members 'whitelist', where you can add members names so that you get an email notification if anyone on that list STARTS a new thread.
There are a lot of interesting characters that frequent this forum, who I am always ready to read what they have to say or help - such as 'MidnightCaller", "Bob Pullen", or even the somewhat controversial "WildRose".
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Re: Blocking/Ignore users

With all suggestions such as this you need to look for something that meets the requirements here and then post with a link to the mod asking that it be considered for adding to these forums.
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To make it a bit clear.
The Mods do not have the necessary permissions to make any such changes. This would have to be actioned by the staff with the necessary admin rights and I don't know who they are  Shocked
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and then post with a link to the mod asking that it be considered for adding to these forums.

To avoid confusion, mod in this context is modification not moderator!
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Re: Blocking/Ignore users

Embarrassed
Am I becoming paranoid
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No, you just think everyone is out to get you! Grin
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Not true
I know everyone is out to get me I just think I may be paranoid
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Time for a Horlicks I think before I become more paranoid Cool
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Re: Blocking/Ignore users

I see dvorak has wriggled out of this one, he's obviously ignoring all of us  Crazy