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I would like basic killfile functionality.

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I would like, when I am logged in, the ability to specify that I do not want to see posts, or posts and answers, from a list of users. It would be preferable if this defaulted to the community that I am currently in, but had the option to add others or a universal that included future communities.

They should not be able to know that I am ignoring them except by the fact that I am unusually good at ignoring them.

I suspect other people will want this feature, too.

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Functional question (4 comments)

Comments on I would like basic killfile functionality.

Functional question
Monica Cellio‭ wrote about 1 year ago:

If you're blocking someone who asked a question, what should happen if you navigate to the page via an answer link or comment thread?

dsr‭ wrote about 1 year ago:

I would be happy with a page like this:

"Sorry, you blocked that user. If it's time to unblock, [here's your killfile management page]."

Monica Cellio‭ wrote about 1 year ago:

What I meant is: should the whole page, including answers, be blocked because you blocked the asker? Even if there's an outstanding answer that someone linked to that you want to read? You wouldn't want to have to unblock Troll666 just to read an answer from AwesomeExpert, right? Sure, without reading Troll666's question you won't have all the context for that answer, but sometimes answers take a poor starting point and run with it.

dsr‭ wrote about 1 year ago:

Ah, yes. What I said was "posts, or posts and answers" and I meant that as separate options. If I config Troll666 as "no posts", then I won't see any question Troll666 asks, and so I won't see the answers, either. If I config Troll666 as "no posts, no answers", then I also won't see any answers made by Troll666. And, now that I think about it, selecting "no answers" should let me see posts that Troll666 makes but not answers from that user. i was not clear about that, thank you.