Userscript for Ignoring Users and/or Threads

  • I figured I'd pop this somewhere slightly less buried, in case anyone finds it useful. It's a browser userscript; it works on Firefox with Greasemonkey and ought to be fine on Chrome with Tampermonkey. Basically, if you want to ignore a user, put that username in the name array. If you want to ignore a thread, put that title in the thread array. Be exact. You can also decide whether or not to ignore threads which someone you're ignoring started.

    // ==UserScript==
    // @name        Go Away
    // @namespace   MSB
    // @include*
    // @version     2.0
    // @run-at      document-end
    // @grant       none
    // ==/UserScript==
    'use strict';
    (function ($) {
        // Users you want to ignore
        var users = ["Name1","Name2","NameN"];
        // Threads you want to ignore
        var threads = ["Thread1","Thread2","ThreadN"];
        // Ignore threads started by ignored users? (true or false)
        var hideStartedBy = true;
        function cleanUsers() { 
          $.each(users,function(index,value) {
        function cleanThreads() {
            $.each(threads,function(index,value) {
            if (hideStartedBy) {
                $.each(users,function(index,value) {
                    $('.pull-left div[data-original-title="'+value+'"]').closest('li[component="category/topic"]').css('display','none');
        $(window).on('action:ajaxify.end', function(data) {
        $(window).on('action:posts.loaded', function(data) {
        $(window).on('action:topics.loaded', function(data) {

    It's not fancy (or intensely tested), you'll get the little red notification even for threads you're ignoring (just mark all read to get rid of it), and it won't do anything about chats... but it handles the very basics. It's possible I'll get inspired to fancy it up later, but anyone else can feel free to do so themselves in the meantime.

    (If you use it and a forum update breaks it, please let me know, since you may notice before I do.)

  • Admin

    @Ninjakitten I'd thank you but you're ignoring me so you won't see it. :(

  • @Arkandel I didn't see this because I'm already ignoring @Ninjakitten

    Somewhat related, it's nice to have a good, working blocking script for a different site that, while generally good, is plagued by a problem of a few trolls who constantly create new accounts to screw with the message board. This is especially good when the person running the place is too busy dealing with other stuff and too slow to actually fix whatever IP banning function there used to be, so when one account is suspended these people just go over to a new one with a new e-mail address.

    (Note, I'm not REALLY ignoring @Ninjakitten. I don't even know @Ninjakitten in any way.)

  • @Wolfs
    I'm very stealthy.

    (Also, pleased if it can help. :) )

  • @Ninjakitten Ninja + cat = stealth, yep.

    And you should see the version of the script I have on that other site. It has literally dozens of names in it. There's also some custom color stuff coded in with it because for whatever reason, a basic Stylish script someone had written for me stopped working after a site upgrade.

    I have eyes that are pretty light-sensitive, so I try to go with darker versions of websites whenever I can.

  • Admin

    @Wolfs I don't really care enough to block anyone. The worst people around here also happen to be the ones I get most of my work-day lols from, blocking their posts would be terribly counter-productive (or plain productive as my boss would probably call it).

  • @Arkandel I dunno if I'll actually have enough of a reason to block someone here, at least not now. I was more just trying to make a joke.

  • Admin

    @Wolfs Cirno came close, but mostly because some of his inline images were borderline NSFW.

    (And as @Glitch pointed out actually clicking on linked ones was reserved for the truly reckless)

  • @Arkandel I would have blocked Cirno, absolutely.

  • @Arkandel

    I did delete some pictures, while I probably should have simply turned them into links, but I don't regret it and would do it again.

  • Just a reminder that this script still exists. It's not perfect or as elegant as I'd prefer (but have not yet been bothered to try to make it) but for quick and dirty I-don't-want-to-see-that, it should still work all right. (If you try it and it doesn't, please let me know.)

  • Realised one of the updates partially broke this -- it should work properly again now.