Thank you for the ignore functionality

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  1. macduke macrumors G3


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    I just wanted to say thank you for the ignore functionality. It makes the site a much more pleasant place to visit.

    Is it true, as someone told me, that there is a 1000 person limit for ignoring? If so, are there any plans to increase this limit? Also—is there a way to see how many people I've ignored, or view a list to see if I can remove people who have been banned or are no longer active on the site? Thanks.
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Press your user icon, tap “People you Ignore”. That’ll give you the list but doesn’t number how many there are.

    Yeah IIRC there’s a 1000 person ignore limit. Not enough but hey.

    There’s no way to auto remove users who have been permabanned from MR, though who in their right mind wants to see Benjamin Frost popping up if you ever find yourself on a legacy thread.
  3. macduke thread starter macrumors G3


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    LOL. I haven't heard that name in a while. Thanks for the tip. I honestly didn't expect it to exist. I don't use that menu much—I primarily use the one clicking on my own avatar in a thread. That's actually what I tried to do at first when following your instructions, lol. Lots of links in there!

    The number of people I have ignored is actually a lot lower than I thought. Guess I need to not be worried about using it more and just go crazy!
  4. Feenician macrumors 601


    Jun 13, 2016
    My list is quite short too, and I agree that it makes the place a lot more serene. I’m very careful not to use it just because I don’t agree with someone or vice versa (the notion puts me in mind of the episode of Black Mirror, Arkangel). There are quite a number of people I either mostly or always disagree with but don’t block because either they sometimes say something interesting, or they at least engage in actual conversation. Best reserved for the unusually aggressive, those unwilling to engage in conversation, or the "one issue" posters imo.

    Of course this reply is assuming you haven't put me on ignore ;)
  5. I7guy macrumors P6

    Nov 30, 2013
    Looking at Central Park@550 feet
    I don’t use it at all, mostly skip over posters whereby there is no conversation to be had.
  6. Feenician macrumors 601


    Jun 13, 2016
    If there’s anything I’ve noticed about you over the years, it’s that you’re infinitely more patient than I.
  7. TheSkywalker77 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 9, 2017
    Haven't had to use the ignore feature yet. Then again, I haven't been on the site for more than a year.

    But being able to never see posts by people who are negative is an amazing ability to have.
  8. Scepticalscribe Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    I have hardly ever used it; instead, I just 'ignore' - as in skip over, an d do not bother with, the post of those I'd prefer not to engage in further conversation.
  9. ChrisChaval macrumors 6502


    Aug 30, 2016
    Never ignored anyone
    --- Post Merged, Sep 7, 2018 ---
    (If you can read this ... lol)
  10. millerj123 macrumors 65816

    Mar 6, 2008
    I just pulled 28 off my ignore list, since they've all been suspended. "I said haha!"
  11. Scepticalscribe, Sep 8, 2018
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2018

    Scepticalscribe Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon

    That is actually funny.

    Clearly, there is some manner of co-relation between a number of those whom you have chosen to ignore, and the fact that some of these people have subsequently gone fishing.
  12. Lioness~ macrumors 6502a


    Apr 26, 2017
    Gothenburg, Sweden
    Ignoring people is a very good functionality, totally agree.
    Can improve though, we may not at all be interested to see that they have posted in a thread either, their avatars are visible on New Posts and Watched Threads.

    Wouldn’t ignore people either for different opinions.
    But lack of respect, misbehavior or a general bad tone and just a lot of rant, don’t makes me hesitate a minute to push that Ignore.
    Sure we can just skip over it, but I prefer to sort out communication that doesn’t add anything for me.

    Saves time to what we care for and value instead, online and in life in general.
  13. belvdr, Sep 8, 2018
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 11, 2018

    belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
  14. samiwas macrumors 68000

    Aug 26, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    I have never ignored anyone. Seems like it could make the conversation hard to follow if numerous posts are missing.

    But, if a 1,000 person limit is not enough, it seems like the problem might not be everyone else...
  15. D.T. macrumors G3


    Sep 15, 2011
    Vilano Beach, FL
    Same, zero people on my ignore list. I'm already conditioned to ignore (or not engage) people out here in the real world ;) I use the same technique online - also see below ...

    Yeah, I kind of dislike how it chops up the continuity of a thread, or creates redundant posts (like multiple people posting the same thing because people are all "cross ignored"). It also irks me a bit that someone can ignore the originator of a thread, i.e., you want to participate in my topic, you should have to read my posts :D

    I was thinking the same thing, wow, 1,000 might not be enough ignore slots? Hahaha, every thread would be like a ghost town!
  16. Plutonius macrumors 604


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire
    Your ignore total is one more than mine :).

    I'm glad the function is available but I can't see needing it.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 13, 2018 ---
    Some people like an echo chamber where everyone agrees with them.
  17. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68040


    Feb 9, 2010
    I completely agree.

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