Voting system doesn't work in my eyes because not enough users have the ability to downvote, not enough votes are cast etc. etc. but that's another discussion.Tomba wrote:Do we agree that the best possible way to implement this is to hide posts from the threads, as if they would have a low rating? This would allow you to expand the item and still read it.
There is however an issue with this, as it might interfere with the voting system. Say we allow voting on "foes", would that not lead to abuse? (perhaps not, because now nobody has foes anyway).
If we'd block voting on posts by foes, this could mean that there will be less downvotes on posts, as users will not be reading posts made by their "foes".
I agree the best way to implement is to still allow the ignored users "hidden" posts to be expanded on a per post basis.
It's about the "signal to noise ratio" as CMSMJ1 put it. It's nothing to do with self control. I want to be able to read through the race threads and skip all the fanboy ying yang which almost always comes from the same users. It's purely my choice to do that, and doesn't affect other users such as yourself.bhallg2k wrote:It's called "self-control," people. It's not always easy, and you won't always have it. But, it's far better than relying on a digital nanny to keep you out of trouble.
Free discourse is just that.
If you don't have a use for the feature, the beauty of it is, you won't need to use it.