Is there a way to block comments from a specific user? October 31, 2006 9:11 AM   Subscribe

Is there a way to block comments from a specific user?
posted by four panels to Feature Requests at 9:11 AM (54 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

No offense to delmoi, but it seems like he comments in every single thread I take the time to read. After awhile I get fatigued, and just want to read other people's comments.
posted by four panels at 9:15 AM on October 31, 2006


Close your eyes and scroll quickly. It's, yes, a challenging process, but the licensing restrictions are a little looser than the standard Microsoft EULA.
posted by Plutor at 9:19 AM on October 31, 2006


You get fatigued from reading comments?

My kingdom for an img src tag...
posted by iconomy at 9:21 AM on October 31, 2006 [2 favorites]


MondoMeta

Filter for username in footer, action = remove

Filter for username in content, action = highlight.

You won't see their comments, and you can easily see who's wrapped up in their antics. Cake.
posted by prostyle at 9:24 AM on October 31, 2006 [4 favorites]


No offense to delmoi,

Ha!
posted by smackfu at 9:43 AM on October 31, 2006


Ha ha!
posted by thirteenkiller at 9:48 AM on October 31, 2006


Ha ha ha!
posted by scottreynen at 9:49 AM on October 31, 2006


Wait, what are we laughing at?
posted by scottreynen at 9:50 AM on October 31, 2006


Y'know, it'd probably be a little classier if you didn't indentify whose comments you wanted to block.

However, it definitely wouldn't have been as hilarious.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:51 AM on October 31, 2006


Ironically, delmoi has not commented in this thread, which I assume you took the time to read.


Hint to delmoi: Leave it ironic.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 9:53 AM on October 31, 2006


However, it definitely wouldn't have been as hilarious.

Or, as delmoi would say, "helarious."
posted by mullacc at 9:57 AM on October 31, 2006 [1 favorite]


Give the guy a break. His family was taken hostage and won't be released unless he reaches 10,000 comments by November. He wants to hunt down the kidnappers, but instead he has been forced to sit at a computer for months grinding out 20+ comments a day. It's no surprise that grammar and spelling suffer in a stressful situation. So please, folks, show some sympathy. Only half a day remains. The clock is ticking.
posted by brain_drain at 10:30 AM on October 31, 2006


Ha ha, charade you are.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 10:31 AM on October 31, 2006 [1 favorite]


I would like a pony to filter out my own comments, please. It seems like I comment in every single thread I take the time to read. After a while I get fatigued, and just want to read other people's comments. On second thought, I don't really want to read other people's comments, either. Is there some kind of script that would make MetaFilter invisible? No offense. I just don't like you in those pants.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:32 AM on October 31, 2006


Here, I took them off. Better?
posted by chrismear at 10:45 AM on October 31, 2006


Nice pirate costume, peg-leg. Aarr!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:50 AM on October 31, 2006


Q. Is there a way to make a totally lame callout without pretending it's some sort of feature request that has already been done to death about a million times before?

A. Sure, just post it as an ironic question in-thread and then answer the question yourself.
posted by nanojath at 11:04 AM on October 31, 2006


I can't believe delmoi just typed that. What a doozy. I'm certainly glad that I never bothered blocking his comments.
posted by item at 11:38 AM on October 31, 2006 [1 favorite]


have you tried that old standard: ALT+F4?
posted by signal at 11:38 AM on October 31, 2006


I'm hoping to hit 10,000 by the 15th.
posted by delmoi at 11:57 AM on October 31, 2006


Hint to delmoi: Leave it ironic.

Oops.
posted by delmoi at 11:59 AM on October 31, 2006


Ha ha ha ha!

I have a wish. For some gnats.
posted by loquacious at 12:03 PM on October 31, 2006


Maybe we can get some greasemonkey script that would condense delmoi's short, consecutive comments into one larger, more substantive comment. Just kidding, much love, peace out!
posted by Falconetti at 12:07 PM on October 31, 2006


Has this question been asked often enough to get its own mention in the FAQ?
posted by frecklefaerie at 12:24 PM on October 31, 2006


Alt+F4.
posted by Eideteker at 12:33 PM on October 31, 2006


*releases delmoi's family, kidnaps four panels'*
posted by Cranberry at 1:01 PM on October 31, 2006


*favourites own comment*
posted by Wolof at 1:32 PM on October 31, 2006


Oh man, twenty more minutes and then I can GO HOME!!!!!
posted by thirteenkiller at 1:40 PM on October 31, 2006


Free delmoi!
posted by bardic at 2:32 PM on October 31, 2006


I guess I'm gonna have to call The Deej out again. The reason is obvious, as usual.
posted by The Deej at 2:42 PM on October 31, 2006


IMC SRC
posted by I Am Not a Lobster at 3:24 PM on October 31, 2006


Er... never mind. I'm going home.
posted by I Am Not a Lobster at 3:24 PM on October 31, 2006


That goddam Deej. That goddam filthy dirty feckless Deej.
posted by cortex at 3:29 PM on October 31, 2006


Search Metatalk for 'killfile'. Many rich, nuanced and spittle-laced shouting matches about this idea have occurred in the past.

Of course now, these days it's all 'Look at me I'm teh funney' 'Look at me too I'm teh funneyist' .... *thread closed*

Me, I preferred the shouting. [/grumpy old bastard]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:01 PM on October 31, 2006


Stupid present. Why must it differ so from the past?

And stupid Deej. If I had a killfile I would include The Deej a thousand times. Screw it, I'm going to white his name out on my monitor with Liquid Paper. Ach, stupid scroll wheel! Damn you, Deej.
posted by brain_drain at 4:42 PM on October 31, 2006


if four panels blocks delmoi's comments, I'm blocking four panels'. nyah.
posted by carsonb at 4:51 PM on October 31, 2006


If four panels blocks delmoi's comments, and carsonb blocks four panels comments, I'm blocking carsonb's comments. nyah nyah.
posted by terrapin at 5:48 PM on October 31, 2006


no offense to carsonb, naturally.
posted by terrapin at 5:48 PM on October 31, 2006


I'm just glad I'm unlike Deej. I'm both clean and fecked.
posted by Carbolic at 6:26 PM on October 31, 2006


OFFENSE TO CARSONB NATURALLY
posted by Kwine at 6:38 PM on October 31, 2006


im in ur metafilter, killin ur comments
posted by EarBucket at 7:01 PM on October 31, 2006


WELCOME TO MY KILLFILE.

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose, non?
posted by Arthur "Two Sheds" Jackson at 7:10 PM on October 31, 2006


naturally.
posted by carsonb at 7:30 PM on October 31, 2006


Don't be too hard on delmoi. Those Nigerians have a real fondness for relentless spamming.
posted by fandango_matt at 7:41 PM on October 31, 2006


Metafilter: many rich, nuanced and spittle-laced shouting matches.
posted by scrump at 9:20 PM on October 31, 2006


Alt+F4.
posted by Eideteker at 12:33 PM PST on October 31


OK, I tried that, and it crashed my IE so hard it just closed without so much as an error message. Dammit, I hate these stinking MeFi bugs. WTF, Matt?
posted by diddlegnome at 10:12 PM on October 31, 2006


It'd be easy in greasemonkey. I've got a script that instantly kills any comment including the word "mac". It's not running now but for a while there it was the only way to make any thread mentioning computers readable. It would only be a small change to get it to only grep the poster's name.
posted by markr at 10:43 PM on October 31, 2006


OK, I tried that, and it crashed my IE so hard it just closed without so much as an error message. Dammit, I hate these stinking MeFi bugs. WTF, Matt?

Lordy, I hope this is geek humour.


On second thought, it's probably funnier if it isn't.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:37 PM on October 31, 2006


I remember when CS:Source first launched. Flood of newbies coming to the game for the first time, none of them familiar with the controls. Chat was constantly running with questions about what key was bound to what: "how do I plant the bomb?"—"what teh key 4 grenade"—"how buy armor lol" and so on.

Every once in a while, someone would respond, "F10". And then two or three players would just drop out of the game.

F10 was the default binding for "quit".

The real glory was when someone came back, said "CS crashed wtf"...and then they'd try it a couple more times.
posted by cortex at 5:35 AM on November 1, 2006


cortex, people still respond with F10. 'cept it's just lame now.
posted by NationalKato at 10:56 AM on November 1, 2006


markr wrote "I've got a script that instantly kills any comment including the word 'mac'."

Is that posted anywhere I can install from? I can see the usefulness. (Of course you know it would kill your own comment in this case. Suicidal greasemonkey scripts?)
posted by caution live frogs at 10:58 AM on November 1, 2006


I can see the usefulness [of a script like markr's]

This sort of script is already out there, if you search userscripts.org on tag Metafilter. Not that I'm against new and better developments in scripts, but there's a reinventing the wheel aspect to scripts that might be avoided, or at least used as an existing install base towards the goal of building the ultimate script for the benefit of more users.

My reader indulgence rating is close to exhausted on this subject, but I cannot resist a final remark on scripts. MetaFilter-based Firefox extension and Greasemonkey script use and development is woefully inefficient. It could be so much nicer for everyone without too much effort (i.e. external effort not involving the admins). Several times a month I see a request that a script or extension could quickly resolve. One simple suggestion is that a young or hungry coder make a rep for him or herself by offering to code the things up, with the possibility of the tasks leading to actual $$$ down the line through established contacts or coding extensions. But instead, for example, we see an ongoing posting soap opera on a highly popular MetaFilter-based extension having further development withheld due to the tenuous connection of the author being mistreated, and the author seemingly oblivious to the fact that by doing this he punishes himself far more than anyone else. Oh well, not my business, not my life.

On the other hand, fundamentally Greasemonkey is just an elaborate browser hack which may not deserve the attention. MetaFilter may evolve past the need for it or other extensions by an eventual basic restructuring of the MetaFilter interface.
posted by mdevore at 1:09 PM on November 1, 2006


cortex, this is why I stick with Team Fortress. I don't think it attracts any new players. And that suits me just fine.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 2:25 PM on November 1, 2006


wow - passive aggressive much?
posted by vronsky at 2:42 PM on November 1, 2006


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