Question Ignore function of the site

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by kamesenin888, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. kamesenin888

    kamesenin888 GBAtemp Maniac

    Oct 20, 2007
    how does the ignore person works? they can see your threads and post and you dont? or is it mutual in this case?
  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    You can ignore regular members, most staff you will not be able to ignore (though you could probably ignore us yellow types).

    But yeah at this point it uses the classic their posts are not visible to you concept, I don't think at this point there is even a "view it anyway" button and it is just straight up not there unless you see a quote of it or something. I don't know how well it integrates with blog and PM and profile viewing privacy settings ( ) but probably not well at all.
    Mutual invisibility is a very bad thing indeed -- some argue against shadow bans (bans where the person can still post but nobody else can see it) but this would be worse.

    Or you could just join the real world and learn to live with other people, even if you think they are idiots. Sadly there is not a lite version so you can try it as a kind of "I like this section but don't care what this guy posts giving me alerts".
    king_leo likes this.
  3. Memoir

    Memoir Just a Memory

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    Jun 24, 2007
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    Somewhere, over there!
    I know exactly why he's asking. I can say that there is a show ignored posts button if the ignored user posts on the current page of the thread. There's also a display anyway button if the post is the most recent one. Everything else is lost to the abyss of the net.
  4. flame1234

    flame1234 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    May 17, 2009
    United States
    Just activate the ignore function for FAST6191 and then you can see exactly how it works!
    To see how it looks for other users, just logout and reload the page.

    There's no point to blocking your posts from certain users. They could just logout and see them.

    I wouldn't care to read what idiots have to say. I use ignore extensively. Most "idiots" are guilty of asking stupid questions, a few are guilty of being mean-spirited.

    Ignore hides threads that user started from you too, so just be aware of that.
    Last edited by flame1234, Jun 27, 2016
  5. Ev1l0rd

    Ev1l0rd (⌐◥▶◀◤) Developer - noirscape

    Oct 26, 2015
    Site 19
    Not... exactly. Here is the behavior I've noticed when ignoring a user:
    • Their posts will be hidden from view as if they never existed. This includes quotes from their posts by other users and profile posts. (Leading to... odd thread structure when said ignored person starts getting quoted as the addition to the quote is not hidden.)
    • There is a button on the bottom right of a thread/forum to show their content anyway, with the notice "You are ignoring content by this user" attached to their posts.
  6. TheKawaiiPug

    TheKawaiiPug Banned

    Jul 4, 2016
    Ignoring should also block them from sending you pm's or making profile comments (like how forumotion does it) to you too or it's kinda useless really.
  7. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my's over 9000!!!

    Nov 17, 2008
    it does stop them from pm you there is an option you can check when you ignore someone.
    TheKawaiiPug likes this.
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