There's a simple solution for hiding the posts of people you'd rather not "hear from" on the forums. From the FAQs:
What are my Friends and Foes lists? You can use these lists to organise other members of the board. Members added to your friends list will be listed within your User Control Panel for quick access to see their online status and to send them private messages. Subject to template support, posts from these users may also be highlighted. If you add a user to your foes list, any posts they make will be hidden by default.
How can I add / remove users to my Friends or Foes list? You can add users to your list in two ways. Within each user’s profile, there is a link to add them to either your Friend or Foe list. Alternatively, from your User Control Panel, you can directly add users by entering their member name. You may also remove users from your list using the same page.
Joined: June 6th, 2009, 1:51 pm Posts: 2626 Location: Riyadh
Thanks, Lake, but I am OK reading things with which I disagree, even vehemently disagree, as long as people disagree without being disagreeable, meaning it's OK to attack the idea but not the person. Besides, de gustibus non disputandum est.
Just out of curiosity, what happens if one of your foes posts in a long and active thread?
One scenario is that people reply without quoting, and one is left wondering just what it was that prompted a reply, an apparent "nonsense quitter" (non sequitur).
Another and probably more common scenario is that people reply to a post while quoting one or many previous posts.
In that situation, does one see one's foe's quoted post embedded in a friend's post? Or does the foe factor suppress the display of anything and everything written by a foe, even an embedded quote?
And how many angels can dance on the head of a pin?
Anyway, thanks for bringing those forum features to the forefront.
When one lists someone as a foe, there is a one-line statement that the person has posted but that there has been a request not to send that person's post. After that statement there is "display this post." So one can override the foe status easily for just that one post. It works rather well.
No, I don't mind disagreement either. It makes for good discussion. There was someone at one time who was consistently disrespectful to other posters, and that was the person I "foed." Did wonders for my b/p.
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