Hi Guys n gals,
First off thanks to those who have been conversing with me regarding problems between yourselves and others on the forum. Clearly, it is obvious from discussions that I cannot please everybody on the forum all of the time. In view of this, I have decided to implement a 'best-fit' solution which requires a certain level of co-operation from those who feel they have a complaint to make.
I propose a three step solution to such problems:
1) Invite the user to put an 'offender' on their ignore list, by following easy to complete steps; if I don't receive a complaint in the first place then I will assume there is no problem. Your ignore list resides at:
2) If they refuse, or continue to complain about a user having not followed or even retracted step 1, then I will use my discretion by entering one or both users onto a 'forced ignore' list whereby they will not see each other's posts and the other person's profile will not be accessible. I reserve the right to add people to others' ignore lists without warning if I feel this will be beneficial to the community.
3) If I feel that a user is being offensive/abusive to the board in general (not just to a few individual users) then I retain the right to have them removed from the messageboard completely.
I think step 2 is long overdue. I have been going on and on about people not making use of the ignore feature. I will shortly be looking at a plugin whereby users are able to ignore offending threads as well as other users.
If there are users that you would like me to add to you're permanent ignore list then please send me or jenjie a PM.
10th April 2009: You can now ignore whole threads using the Thread Tools dropdown menu.
You all now have an Ingore Manager at the bottom of the left hand links menu: http://www.coldplaying.com/forum/usercp.php