Upgrade the ignore function to 'block' / Blocking Ignored Users

twhiting9275

Well-known member
Holy necro thread :)
Honestly? Opinion still hasn't changed.
As someone put it earlier, this works on FB and social media because the focus is on 1:1 interactions there. Replies, everything.
With forums, this is different. This is more of a community , rather than a 1:1 conversation.
Typically, IDC if someone I block quotes my post on a forum, sees my post on a forum, etc... On FB, that's different, because it's a great deal more personal (including the flying insults).
 

Alfa1

Well-known member
I would really like to see this implemented. Over the years there have many cases were user blocking would have been practical and would have saved us from serious headache.
Xenforo ignore just doesn't work for situations where two members keep attacking each other. They can just undo the ignore feature and respond anyway. So that means that the staff can only resort to warnings and in 90% of the cases it leads to bans. Often of valuable members.
A simple staff function to completely block 2 members from seeing each others content would resolve that headache.

As @Brogan stated its not a function that can be freely used on forums. At least not in an unlimited manner.
But I do think it serves a good purpose to have this.
 

Amin Sabet

Well-known member
For reasons already stated, it's not a practical application for forums as threads would be rendered nonsensical if members were blocked from seeing content by other members without their knowledge.
Now that Facebook offers it, I think it rises to the level of expected functionality. My members are asking for it.
 

Wilouness

Active member
Holy necro thread :)
Honestly? Opinion still hasn't changed.
As someone put it earlier, this works on FB and social media because the focus is on 1:1 interactions there. Replies, everything.
With forums, this is different. This is more of a community , rather than a 1:1 conversation.
Typically, IDC if someone I block quotes my post on a forum, sees my post on a forum, etc... On FB, that's different, because it's a great deal more personal (including the flying insults).
It's not the case in Facebook groups that works similarly as forum. So the function "Block" will be very usefull in Xenforo and it is asked by many members on my board
Is there any addon that offer this functionnality even a Paid Addon ??
 

palhanow

Well-known member
I'm here to bump this thread and show some support for this implementation.

Both Ignore and Block functions can easily live with each other, for real.

Like Twitter, ignore is "mute" a person.
Block, well... Block is block.

The internet has created new relationships across the world, and there is some people who doesn't want to see another people interacting and posting replies or reacting in their world. Ok, I'm fine with that.

The Block function is a must have.


If XF does't want it, ok. I'm sure some developer will code some add on that I'm very willing to buy (if have a nice price).
 

Mendalla

Active member
Bumping again, has this not been implemented yet. or did I miss it?
Nope. Still no block. I'm on the fence as to whether I'd want it. My proposal would be to have two separate functions, Ignore and Block:

Ignore - as now
Block - as discussed, stops the blocked user from seeing you as well as you from seeing the blocked user

I would also, however, want the option for admins to turn off one or both.

For instance, I don't think my forum needs Block and I would rather not have it around (we're a small board to start with and wide use of Blocks could quickly shut the whole flow of conversation down) whereas I do find Ignore occasionally useful. Yes, I can still see that the Ignored person has posted but at least I have to consciously do something to see the post(s) rather than having them right in my face.

All that said, I'm not sure "Block" is necessarily "core code" stuff. Could be an add-on if someone is willing to write it.
 

Radio Gunk

Member
Nope. Still no block. I'm on the fence as to whether I'd want it. My proposal would be to have two separate functions, Ignore and Block:

Ignore - as now
Block - as discussed, stops the blocked user from seeing you as well as you from seeing the blocked user

I would also, however, want the option for admins to turn off one or both.

For instance, I don't think my forum needs Block and I would rather not have it around (we're a small board to start with and wide use of Blocks could quickly shut the whole flow of conversation down) whereas I do find Ignore occasionally useful. Yes, I can still see that the Ignored person has posted but at least I have to consciously do something to see the post(s) rather than having them right in my face.

All that said, I'm not sure "Block" is necessarily "core code" stuff. Could be an add-on if someone is willing to write it.
it becomes more of an issue with a little bit bigger forum. we are just starting to see the need manifest itself as a definite
 
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palhanow

Well-known member
Unfortunately this is a must have function on this days and i hope that XF's Team implement this.

Specially in a polarized world, both in social and political aspects, with stalkers, cyber criminals and other crazy people, i can respect the idea of give the user a proper function to do a full block against a person.

And my suggestion, broadly discussed in various other platforms, is like what @Mendalla told: Give the user both options.

  • A Ignore function, working like the "Mute" button from Twitter, as it is now;
  • And a Block function, to make someone totally "invisible" for the user.

Please XF, consider this. And consider all the social aspects behind that idea.
 

Mendalla

Active member
stalkers, cyber criminals and other crazy people
On my board, I would hope that people would Report these, not just Block or Ignore them. They need to be banned since if you just Block them, they will simply move on to harassing others.
 

Radio Gunk

Member
Unfortunately this is a must have function on this days and i hope that XF's Team implement this.

Specially in a polarized world, both in social and political aspects, with stalkers, cyber criminals and other crazy people, i can respect the idea of give the user a proper function to do a full block against a person.

And my suggestion, broadly discussed in various other platforms, is like what @Mendalla told: Give the user both options.


  • A Ignore function, working like the "Mute" button from Twitter, as it is now;
  • And a Block function, to make someone totally "invisible" for the user.

Please XF, consider this. And consider all the social aspects behind that idea.
agree to all above. maybe if we keep talking about it, something will happen???
 

trapped_soul

Well-known member
Bump I know, but it's needed here too. We used to use @wmtech user blocking, but it's not available for XF2.
This is something we really need to replace ASAP.
 
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