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How to use the ignore list
« on: March 10, 2022, 07:52:58 AM »
The ignore list is your friend...
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How does one access or add to an ignore list? I can't find that anywhere... sorry!

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Re: How to use the ignore list
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2022, 08:02:00 AM »
How does one access or add to an ignore list? I can't find that anywhere... sorry!

Just go to the forum settings, you will find it easily. Click above left under profile, then modify profile, and you see ignore list click on it and the rest tells itself


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Re: How to use the ignore list
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2022, 08:16:10 AM »
The ignore list isn't perfect. You still see the post, although the text is hidden. And if a post by your ignored person is quoted by someone else you see will see the quoted text.

The key is to implement a mental ignore list.

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Re: How to use the ignore list
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2022, 09:48:21 AM »
Just go to the forum settings, you will find it easily. Click above left under profile, then modify profile, and you see ignore list click on it and the rest tells itself

Forum settings? I don't see a menu with that text on it anywhere.
Under Profile I see  Summary, Account Settings and Forum Profile.
If I click on Forum Profile, I see no ignore list options.

If I click Account Settings, I only see items concerning my email, my password and so on. Again, no ignore list.

Perhaps it's a paid subscription feature?

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Re: How to use the ignore list
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2022, 10:03:28 AM »
Forum settings? I don't see a menu with that text on it anywhere.
Under Profile I see  Summary, Account Settings and Forum Profile.
If I click on Forum Profile, I see no ignore list options.

If I click Account Settings, I only see items concerning my email, my password and so on. Again, no ignore list.

Perhaps it's a paid subscription feature?

It's a bit convoluted. If you click profile on the main page and pick any one of the three options (Summary, Account Settings, Forum Profile) you will come to a page which has three items near the top (Profile Info, Modify Profile, Actions). Selecting Modify Profile you will see Buddies/Ignore list as the last option.

If someone is on your ignore list the text of their posts will be hidden (but not the post itself) and personal messages from the ignored member will be blocked (that might be configurable). If a non-ignored person quotes an ignored person you will see the quoted message of the ignored person.

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Re: How to use the ignore list
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2022, 11:09:26 AM »
It's a bit convoluted. If you click profile on the main page and pick any one of the three options (Summary, Account Settings, Forum Profile) you will come to a page which has three items near the top (Profile Info, Modify Profile, Actions). Selecting Modify Profile you will see Buddies/Ignore list as the last option.

If someone is on your ignore list the text of their posts will be hidden (but not the post itself) and personal messages from the ignored member will be blocked (that might be configurable). If a non-ignored person quotes an ignored person you will see the quoted message of the ignored person.

Correct. Took me a while to figure out, and every time I amend the ignore list I have to figure it out anew.  :laugh: To be somewhat redundant:

Hover the cursor over "Profile" and there's a dropdown menu with 3 items. Select the third, "Forum Profile".
On the next page, hover the cursor over "Modify Profile" and there's a dropdown menu with 6 items. Select the sixth, "Buddies/Ignore List..."
On the next page, click on "Edit Ignore List" (not a dropdown)

Etc. as described above.

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Re: How to use the ignore list
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2022, 05:52:54 PM »
I can't use the tool with a certain member here. How can I do?
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Re: How to use the ignore list
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2022, 06:40:54 PM »
Are you typing in the user name *exactly* as it appears in the member list?

I know that's rather obvious and basic, but it's the only thing I can think of.

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Re: How to use the ignore list
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2022, 06:45:31 PM »
Are you typing in the user name *exactly* as it appears in the member list?

I know that's rather obvious and basic, but it's the only thing I can think of.

Yes, it happens, and another user appears ignored on the list instead of him (they happen to have the same name). I don't get why. I've tried with other users and it works (just for figuring out).
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Re: How to use the ignore list
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2022, 07:13:57 PM »
Yes, it happens, and another user appears ignored on the list instead of him (they happen to have the same name). I don't get why. I've tried with other users and it works (just for figuring out).

The forum software must be defaulting to the other member for that name.
But I thought the software doesn't allow 2 members to have the same name?

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Re: How to use the ignore list
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2022, 03:53:43 PM »
The forum software must be defaulting to the other member for that name.
But I thought the software doesn't allow 2 members to have the same name?

Or maybe that member has privileges that others don't?

Anyway, thanks for the help!
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