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Blocking posts by certain people

Postby kitaristi0 » Apr 27th, '07, 14:44



Is there a way to block or ignore posts by certain posters, so that whenever he or she posts in a thread in place of the post it just says "you are currently ignoring this users posts"?

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Postby Mandrake » Apr 27th, '07, 14:49

I'm not sure I understand the reasoning here - why would we need to do that?

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Postby Tomo » Apr 27th, '07, 15:01

It might save a lot of trouble in the log run, but I'm not sure it's possible in phpBB.

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Postby Nightfall » Apr 27th, '07, 15:31

I know it's possible in Invision Board.
I'm not sure if it is possible in phpBB (maybe with a plugin module)

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Postby Lady of Mystery » Apr 27th, '07, 15:38

but why would you want to, everyone's posts on here are so insightfu, well thought out and helpful...

especially mine :D

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Postby Mandrake » Apr 27th, '07, 16:01

I'm still no wiser as to why we'd want to do this but FYI, the only way to actually block posts is by banning people or deleting their registrations completely and that's a bit extreme in most cases. We only do that for the eejits and trouble makers.
(Mandrake now casts his beady eyes over the assembled membership, looking for averted eyes, worried expressions and other body language signals but seeing nobody in those categories, thoughtfully chews a liquorice allsort then creeps off to his crypt for a quick crafty kip.)

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Postby Wills » Apr 27th, '07, 16:23

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Postby IAIN » May 3rd, '07, 16:29

the way im feeling at the moment, i'd welcome the option of blocking some posts.... :twisted:

especially mine...

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Postby Lord Freddie » May 4th, '07, 00:06

I have a mental block towards some posts! :wink:

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Postby Renato » May 4th, '07, 07:37

Who said that? :P :D

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Postby magicforfun » Jun 11th, '07, 14:51

OK, maybe it's time to re-open the discussion about this. Things have changed since this was requested (April 27, but MAN have they changed). I'm sure that it is easier to see the pros about this request now. Personally, I was away for a couple of weeks, but when I got back I saw a big change in the forum - for worse. I have a hard time filtering out the threads/posts that might have something useful to say. Can we? Please...

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Postby Rob » Jun 11th, '07, 15:19

Mandrake wrote:I'm still no wiser as to why we'd want to do this but FYI, the only way to actually block posts is by banning people or deleting their registrations completely and that's a bit extreme in most cases. We only do that for the eejits and trouble makers.


I suspect that the original poster wasn't literally talking about 'Blocking' posts from specific users globally, but was referring to a common Forum Function, know as 'The Ignore Button'.

Basically, if a member is getting up your nose, you click a button on their posts, and - from there on in - you won't be able to see anything they write.

Again, though, whether this is a feasible function in phpBB, I'm sadly not certain :roll:

But...yes - it's something I'd value as an additional feature right now :D

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Postby MattVonFat » Jun 11th, '07, 16:22

Is it not possible just to ignore a post yourself? You see the name, you just don't read it.

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Postby Rob » Jun 11th, '07, 16:26

Oh, absolutely....mind you, if the member in question posts huge amounts of comments on a daily basis, that does become kinda' tedious to sift through, and ignore, day-after-day.

Much easier just to not see them in the first place, which I think was the crux of the original post :wink:

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Postby magicforfun » Jun 11th, '07, 16:36

It's so easy just clicking a button or whatever and never more see that huge amount of posts (until I allow myself to see them again of course).

I am not particularly fond of this sort of actions but IMHO it's necessary right now.

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