Would it be possible to get a "Kill list" on SDN forums ?
You could add in this personal list the users which you don't want to read the posts anymore.
It's very common on a lot of other forums.
It would be very useful to have this functionality to get rid of a lot of spam.
What do other people think about this idea ?
Seconded, thirded and fourthed by virtue of the [previous proposal|Create a personal favourite/ignore user list; on the topic.
Another suggestion I made [this thread|Demand and supply dynamics of the SDN...; was to perhaps make it temporary. i.e. clicking on a blacklist button hides a user for 30 or 90 days.
I consider this a very important feature as it can save a lot of time. Each post by parrot-posters tends to bump a thread up and I end up loading the same threads over and over, scrolling to the bottom and finding no real new contribution. To me this added timewasting side effect is almost as bad as the pointless posts themselves. It's a major factor of why I don't read the forums as much as I used to anymore.
In short: A thread shouldn't even show up as updated when blacklisted posters contribute, then I don't go and read it.... please please please can we have it?
Edited by: Mike Pokraka on Jan 17, 2008 12:00 AM - really must learn to use that spelling button sometimes... can we have a grammar one too?
SDN Team is already working in some solutions...I don't have the details, because they told me to wait -:(
But quality of the forums are going to be improved soon -:D
As for the black list...I don't think it's an option...Some time ago I asked if we could have a wall of shame, where all bad posters get sign so people could recognize them and not answer their questions...My idea didn't get aproved...So even when I support his black list...I don't think is going to be soon implemented...
but isn't there a big difference between a "wall of shame" and a "personal black list"? Everyone of us is old enough to decide, that she/he don't want to see the threads of persons, added to their personal blacklist. Actually I have a personal blacklist in my mind. I would be happy, if I could decide to see no more posts of them in the future. It would save my time! Time to solve problems of other users!
Sure, a "personal" black list is complete different...But remember that the SDN Team should implement it in order for us to use it...If you want to use a notepad a type all the users that you don't like, then you don't need a post here, right? -;)
If you want it as a SDN feature...Then it's something different -:)
My opinion is that SDN is not going to implement such a thing...But who knows...It would be helpful...
Paul Tomlinson wrote:
> Could we also have a feature to not show messages with the word urgent in the title?
Or a feature not to show messages with the word "reward" or "points" in it.
It would be easier to create a "white list" : a list with people that provides useful answers. It will be a lot shorter then the black list
Can we hide any messages starting "Hello Gurus"? .... hate those!
I actually had one of my indian colleagues start calling me guru and master after I explained how long I've been doing SAP. It was quite embrarrassing really. At least he did what I told him after that though