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Add an ignore user function to the forums.

BlujixapugBlujixapug Member Posts: 1,833 @@ - Legendary Achaean
Is this possible? It would be good. Thank you.
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  • AchimrstAchimrst NatureMember Posts: 3,608 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    OMG I would ignore so many of you and actually have nice conversations.
  • TeshaTesha Member Posts: 3,006 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Great Rakon broke quoting even more.  X(

     i'm a rebel

    GibbiRakonAveri
  • StrataStrata United States of DerpMember Posts: 1,753 @ - Epic Achaean
    Daeir said:
    It automatically redirects any WTFs you try to make on Targossian users to Strata's latest post instead, truth.
    I heard if at least 3 from the Targossas hive-mind are viewing the same thread where I've posted, it will auto-abuse flag instead of WTF.
    Since abuse flagging is the right thing to do now when you don't like someone.

    Next up: For every 3 abuse flags you click, will automatically in-game ISSUE Strata My city told me I'm not supposed to like this guy. So I'm issuing because that's all I know how to do.
    Sylvance
  • XithXith Member Posts: 2,602 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited February 2014
    [spoiler]Ah yes, the true purpose of all online forums: anti-socialism.

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    Actually gonna spoiler the first version of my comment cause this is actually a little more serious to me.

    @Bluji, you're widely regarded as a good idea haver, but this is a kind of depressing one. There may be some players in this game who could improve the world a little by deleting themselves, but there's this novel idea called "Learning to cope with other members of your species", no matter how deletable they seem to you.
    Just seemed like a surprisingly closed-minded post from you.
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    I like my steak like I like my Magic cards: mythic rare.
    Shirszae
  • CooperCooper Member Posts: 5,849 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Calling someone closed minded while at the same time saying the world would be better off if some people "deleted themselves" (kill themselves) is pretty retarded.

    TahquilShirszae
  • XithXith Member Posts: 2,602 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited February 2014
    Allowing stupid people to live despite wanting them dead = open mind. xD

    But seriously that was my point. You can disagree or wtf the hell out of them but wanting them deleted/ignored is excessive unless they're personally targeting you, in which case probably a forum mod should be poked. It's a little too anti-community for a forum.

    EDIT: In other words, it's preferable in Achaea to have an ignore function since you can't expect someone to be shrubbed for not getting along with you. But in forums you can't just avoid someone so forum-shrubbing/banning is probably the goto route to prevent a toxic poster.
    I like my steak like I like my Magic cards: mythic rare.
    Faur
  • AchimrstAchimrst NatureMember Posts: 3,608 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Sarapis said:
    Not only isn't it possible in these forums, but I wouldn't enable it if it was. This is a community forum site for a game that people are expected to act like adults in. If you consistently don't like what someone writes, do what I do: Don't read their posts. Problem solved!  :D
    Now I am sad.

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  • BlujixapugBlujixapug Member Posts: 1,833 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Sarapis said:
    If you consistently don't like what someone writes, do what I do: Don't read their posts.
    Well, that's what 'ignoring' them would facilitate: not having to read their posts.
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    KaitaliAchimrst
  • JovieJovie Member Posts: 256 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent

    Sarapis said:
    Not only isn't it possible in these forums, but I wouldn't enable it if it was. This is a community forum site for a game that people are expected to act like adults in. If you consistently don't like what someone writes, do what I do: Don't read their posts. Problem solved!  :D
    So you're going to perma ban Strata for not following the golden rule, amirite? My finger is really tired from hitting the abuse button. Like it's bruised and swollen. I'm not even kidding.
    But gosh darn it, if there do exist some people who just can't handle the uniqueness of your snowflake...
    - Mathonwy

  • SarapisSarapis Member, Administrator Posts: 3,409 Achaean staff
    Sarapis said:
    If you consistently don't like what someone writes, do what I do: Don't read their posts.
    Well, that's what 'ignoring' them would facilitate: not having to read their posts.

    Not that it's an option at all, but why spend all the dev time to do that when you can literally just skip your eyes past the occasional post by that person? It isn't like in-game where someone can push tells at you that you don't otherwise have a choice to ignore. Here, you are pulling the info down. Just don't pull it. Solved!
  • JulesJules Member Posts: 2,169 @ - Epic Achaean
    As an old school forums user, I'd actually be very unlikely to use this.  That said, there is what appears to be an extremely user friendly add-on available for admins, per Vanilla Forums' site:  http://vanillaforums.org/addon/ignore-plugin
  • AchimrstAchimrst NatureMember Posts: 3,608 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Sarapis said:
    Sarapis said:
    If you consistently don't like what someone writes, do what I do: Don't read their posts.
    Well, that's what 'ignoring' them would facilitate: not having to read their posts.

    Not that it's an option at all, but why spend all the dev time to do that when you can literally just skip your eyes past the occasional post by that person? It isn't like in-game where someone can push tells at you that you don't otherwise have a choice to ignore. Here, you are pulling the info down. Just don't pull it. Solved!
    But.....they respond to me! I must ignore!!!

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  • KuyKuy Member Posts: 1,497 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Sarapis said:
    Sarapis said:
    If you consistently don't like what someone writes, do what I do: Don't read their posts.
    Well, that's what 'ignoring' them would facilitate: not having to read their posts.
    Not that it's an option at all, but why spend all the dev time to do that when you can literally just skip your eyes past the occasional post by that person? It isn't like in-game where someone can push tells at you that you don't otherwise have a choice to ignore. Here, you are pulling the info down. Just don't pull it. Solved!
    I think it would help the atmosphere of the forum by reducing the temptation to confront a user who annoys or persistently offends you, or to respond to them with snark, hostility, or passive aggression. It's a user-friendliness function that would be well-appreciated as an investment of dev time. Past iterations of Achaea's forums have had this function.
    I would be happy with a "force hide" option for posts, allowing you the bury the post as though it had received the proper amount of abuse flags.  This way I'm not constantly tempted to tell the people who are wrong on the internet why they're wrong.
    [2:41:24 AM] Kenway: I bet you smell like evergreen trees and you could wrestle boreal mammals but they'd rather just cuddle you
    Blujixapug
  • BlujixapugBlujixapug Member Posts: 1,833 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Kuy said:

    I would be happy with a "force hide" option for posts, allowing you the bury the post as though it had received the proper amount of abuse flags.  This way I'm not constantly tempted to tell the people who are wrong on the internet why they're wrong.
    This is exactly what I had in mind. This is how it worked on previous versions of the forums: if you had added a person to your block list, their posts would appear, but post contents were hidden, with an option to click and reveal the contents of the post. Just like the mock-up screenshot Rakon posted earlier in this thread.

    I am honestly confused that some people find this idea objectionable. Its existence would harm nobody. An ignore function is a staple of most forums and social media sites, as it's the best, easiest way to deal with trolls, creeps etc. The only objection I understand is from Sarapis, that it would be too difficult or time-consuming to code and implement.
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  • SarapisSarapis Member, Administrator Posts: 3,409 Achaean staff
    Kuy said:

    I would be happy with a "force hide" option for posts, allowing you the bury the post as though it had received the proper amount of abuse flags.  This way I'm not constantly tempted to tell the people who are wrong on the internet why they're wrong.

     The only objection I understand is from Sarapis, that it would be too difficult or time-consuming to code and implement.
    Well no. What I said was that it's not possible in these forums (hosted Vanilla forums) so it's a moot point. 
  • NellaundraNellaundra Member Posts: 1,556 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited February 2014
  • NimNim Member Posts: 2,015 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Disagreed with @Kuy and now this entire idea as a result because @Kuy arguments are adorable to read, and depriving the world of them is not worth the benefits thusfar presented.
  • XithXith Member Posts: 2,602 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I've learned in previous forum communities not to visit mega threads like The Ranting Menace because they house the forum elitists.

    I'm on my phone or I'd make a Mufasa img macro.
    "That is The Ranting Menace, Simba. You must never go there."
    I like my steak like I like my Magic cards: mythic rare.
    Sarapis
  • AchimrstAchimrst NatureMember Posts: 3,608 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Fine, I will ignore people the old fashioned way.


    Achimrst said:
    Sarapis said:
    Not only isn't it possible in these forums, but I wouldn't enable it if it was. This is a community forum site for a game that people are expected to act like adults in. If you consistently don't like what someone writes, do what I do: Don't read their posts. Problem solved!  :D
    Now I am sad.

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    Ignored.
  • StrataStrata United States of DerpMember Posts: 1,753 @ - Epic Achaean
    Sarapis said:
    Sarapis said:
    If you consistently don't like what someone writes, do what I do: Don't read their posts.
    Well, that's what 'ignoring' them would facilitate: not having to read their posts.
    Not that it's an option at all, but why spend all the dev time to do that when you can literally just skip your eyes past the occasional post by that person? It isn't like in-game where someone can push tells at you that you don't otherwise have a choice to ignore. Here, you are pulling the info down. Just don't pull it. Solved!
    I think it would help the atmosphere of the forum by reducing the temptation to confront a user who annoys or persistently offends you, or to respond to them with snark, hostility, or passive aggression. It's a user-friendliness function that would be well-appreciated as an investment of dev time. Past iterations of Achaea's forums have had this function.
    This sounds really great. But realistically, there are many people here who would utilize the ability to ignore those they don't like to ignore _ALOT_ of people if it were as easy as adding names to a shitlist and then clicking "Ignore All".
    It would be very anti-community and if the forums had a function like this, you can bet Cyrene would filter out everyone except their tea buddies, Targossas would filter out everyone except their self-righteous sociopath bipolar skype qashar 2.0 buddies, ashtan would probably not ignore anyone because they are the supposed trolls and griefers, hashan neither because they'd be too complacent to find the ignore feature in their profile settings, eleusis and mhaldor love eachother so they wouldn't ignore anyone but maybe ashtan and cyrene. Do I sound like an idiot yet?

    There are plenty of 1-player PVE RPG-like mindless-hunting games that don't have any related forums so you don't have to talk to anyone but yourself and how awesome you are bashing in some dungeon by your lonesome. GO DO THAT.

    Everyone who WTF's/Abuse flags this is a proponent of said feature and should be put on government watchlists: _________________________________________________________xD_____________
    Mazoth
  • JulesJules Member Posts: 2,169 @ - Epic Achaean
    *cough* from Vanilla Forums' notes on the downloadable plugin to add the ignore feature:  "Administrators are able to revoke access to the ignore feature on a per-user basis in case of abuse, and ignore list length is able to be limited on the global scale. Administrators cannot be ignored".
    SybillaRakonMelodieCooper
  • NimNim Member Posts: 2,015 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    How do you find out if someone's abusing ignoring people? How would you enforce that? Furthermore, how can it be abused in the first place?
  • KyrraKyrra AustraliaMember Posts: 4,941 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Probably the same way the Ignore feature gets abused in game.
    (D.M.A.): Cooper says, "Kyrra is either the most innocent person in the world, or the girl who uses the most innuendo seemingly unintentionally but really on purpose."

    Strata
  • JulesJules Member Posts: 2,169 @ - Epic Achaean
    If I had to guess, I'd say bullies getting people to mass ignore a target.
    Xith
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