So not only is there no "ignore" feature...



  • ...but there is a stalking feature.

    Lovely software design.



  • @WTFE

    Yeah. It'll tell you that you have followers, but not tell you who those followers are. Lovely isn't it?


  • Coder

    Besides the fact that you get a message with the name of the person who is following you? Uh huh.


  • Banned

    You can also go to your Forum Profile > More > Following or Followers.

    It's possible to do this with the profiles of other users.



  • The point, Alzie, isn't whether we can identify our stalkers or not (for the record I knew we could), it's that we've got a fucking stalking feature but no anti-stalking features.

    Seriously, which deranged son-of-a-bitch wrote this software?



  • @WTFE said:

    The point, Alzie, isn't whether we can identify our stalkers or not (for the record I knew we could), it's that we've got a fucking stalking feature but no anti-stalking features.

    Seriously, which deranged son-of-a-bitch wrote this software?

    People who thought 'oh, hey, I like their posts, I want to see what they post' is a good idea? Which is a common thing on social software anymore.



  • You'll note that all the big social platforms (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), while having "follow" features, also have blocking features. If you're going to model your crud on other people's stuff, at least understand that model first. There's a reason why I can block, ignore, etc. in every major social platform (and 99.44% of the minor ones) ever released.

    Hell, I'm pretty sure even "social coding" sites have blocks available.



  • I've always seen an ignore feature as something to be used when someone repeatedly posts things like 'your face is stupid' in individual posts over and over. Not for when people say things I don't like. That seems to be how people use it on Facebook though.

    Also, stalker is a word that is super overused. If you have an actual stalker, you need to protect yourself better rather than looking for some button to press because that's actually not very secure.



  • Nah, this is just the "irritating tick" variety of hyperbolic stalker.

    Personally, I view the "block" buttons as a tool for reducing the clutter in my feeds (wherever they happen to be). When I've identified someone as 1) a person I'm unlikely to ever have anything resembling a productive conversation with, and 2) someone who has the sorts of proclivities that make them omnipresent (like, say, inserting themselves into every conversation in a desperate attempt to make it be about them) I hit the block button.

    Note the use of "and" above. It's important.

    Basically I view the block buttons as the social equivalent of ad blockers: a tool to eliminate the irritating and repetitive from your digital experience.



  • Your words were more acerbic than describing a person you find 'annoying'.



  • Yes. This is why I use words like "irritating". As in "irritating tick". The kind of "irritating tick" that says repeatedly and at length how much contempt he holds you in ... then adds you to a follow list. Presumably because I'm so interesting and informative and not at all because he wants to continue finding channels to be an irritating tick in.



  • @WTFE said:

    Basically I view the block buttons as the social equivalent of ad blockers: a tool to eliminate the irritating and repetitive from your digital experience.

    Yes. Also, my time has value. No one has a right to my time. And we have certainly had people who post the equivalent of 'your face is stupid' here.



  • No one makes you read their posts, or read this forum. No one is claiming a right to your time.

    Block would be convenient. Unless there is something we users could do to get that function installed, this is just whining that is wasting my time.



  • Just skip their posts? Asking for a feature and berating the people who give you a free forum (with their time and actual money) for your amusement isn't exactly the same thing.



  • @Misadventure said:

    Block would be convenient. Unless there is something we users could do to get that function installed, this is just whining that is wasting my time.

    No one makes you read their posts, or read this forum.



  • Woosh.


  • Pitcrew

    How dare anyone request a feature I don't need!


  • Pitcrew

    How bout we have a feature added where we can vote to lock a fucking annoying pointless thread?


  • Pitcrew

    @DnvnQuinn
    But if we locked every pointless thread there would be no place for us to talk to each other.


  • Banned

    @DnvnQuinn said:

    How bout we have a feature added where we can vote to lock a fucking annoying pointless thread?

    There's something like that.

    Click the three dots on the upper right hand corner of the post in question, then click "Flag This Post For Moderation".


 

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