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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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I think I can see where this desire might be coming from.

However, I also think that what is proposed here is the wrong solution.

If a user is consistently being mean and rude over time, then they are clearly neither nice nor respectful.

Content that is in violation of the Code of Conduct should be reported to the moderators so that it can be dealt with properly, not hidden away by individual users and left for others (including casual visitors) to see.

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Content is getting removed, but what that won't do is prevent more rude comments in the future which ... (5 comments)

Comments on I would like basic killfile functionality.

Content is getting removed, but what that won't do is prevent more rude comments in the future which ...
Charlie Brumbaugh‭ wrote about 1 year ago:

Content is getting removed, but what that won't do is prevent more rude comments in the future which a killfile/block would do instantly without waiting around for a rude user to finally cross the line where they get suspended.

Canina‭ wrote about 1 year ago:

Charlie Brumbaugh‭ How does the fact that users X, Y and Z configure the system such that they don't see contributions by user W prevent rudeness on the part of user W? If anything, it seems to me that it would reduce the set of possible flaggers, thereby doing nothing to reduce, and possibly extending, the length of time during which such rude content remains online.

gmcgath‭ wrote about 1 year ago:

People have different thresholds and standards. Someone might find that a certain person's questions are persistently dumb and annoying. They don't (in this hypothetical case) violate any rules, but a reader could find them hard to stomach. Being able to block them would reduce the aggravation level.

dsr‭ wrote about 1 year ago:

The great thing about general tools is that they can be used for many purposes.

Let's say that i notice over in the notional Entertainment community that a particular user prefers to use explanations, analogies and examples from one favored TV series. They are appropriate examples, but that show reminds me of a traumatic experience. Using the killfile, I can stop seeing answers from that user which are nonetheless valuable to other members. Everyone's experience is improved.

Charlie Brumbaugh‭ wrote about 1 year ago:

For everyone else it won't help, but for XYand Z it will instantly make the problem go away. In the general case, Codidact should take rudeness more seriously, but until then...