A user longs for killfiles June 15, 2000 5:59 PM   Subscribe

I'm sure it's been mentioned before, though I couldn't find it in the "view all days" view---even so I'd like to renew any request for a "don't ever bother me with this user's posts again" toggle. Much as I hate it I think comments should be left alone for continuity inside a thread, but blocking links would be good. There's no way to *make* people stop messing with the s/n, but if I don't have to see them doing it I can pretend.

(It's so easy to make these requests, it's not MY time and I don't even know Cold Fusion. heh.)
posted by Sapphireblue to Feature Requests at 5:59 PM (5 comments total)

It's not that hard to do, I could do this. I still have to switch servers, since it's an extra work for the server...
posted by mathowie (staff) at 6:31 PM on June 15, 2000

Jon is not smart. Please help him by defining "messing with the s/n."
posted by y6y6y6 at 12:36 PM on June 16, 2000

"messing with the signal-to-noise ratio, via trolling, self-absorbed navelgazing, habitual posting of re-run links, or other socially offensive habits"

anyway, that's MY definition of messing with the s/n . Yours may vary but if our fearless leader implements these sorts of make-your-own-metafilter-experience functionalities, then you can invent your own definition as needed.

(matt: you rule. in case no one's told you lately :)
posted by Sapphireblue at 5:47 PM on June 16, 2000

I'd much rather not see a killfile system here (despite the handful of bozos I don't enjoy reading) because I think it would fragment the "conversations" which go on here. I really wouldn't enjoy seeing two people posting at cross purposes without realizing it, because they have filtered out one another.
posted by harmful at 9:34 AM on June 17, 2000

hrm. that's a good point, one I hadn't thought of. I know people have also asked for some way for the system to check if a thing has already been posted, indexing all urls in a post or whatnot, but that's not an exact science at all, and does no good if two conversations on the same topic don't happen to use the same links.

however (watch me muse and ramble some more) we're still getting repeat postings even *with* people having the ability to see all posts, so I think that's a separate problem... Someone recently suggested the ability for the moderator/s to pick up whole threads and dump them into metatalk; perhaps a similar thing of picking up all the comments on a dupe thread and dumping them into the original would help? maybe with a little notation on the front page that that's been done that's up for a day?

Regardless of the possibility of killfiling, I can only imagine the site will need more and more administrative oversight as it grows. When we have 10000 members (the AOL of weblogging, perish the thought!) and an equivalent number of posts per day, there will be a lot more dupe threads.

(what to do when a metatalk post goes offtopic..??)
posted by Sapphireblue at 3:06 PM on June 17, 2000

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