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Title: New Board suggestions
Post by: Jules on April 14, 2008, 12:56:27 AM
I've opened up the Forum with just two Boards -

General Discussion, where the rule is as was usual on the Manboard; anything goes
Collectables, intended mainly to swap information on the availability of memorabilia, old vinyl, rare cds and other artefacts of the band's existence

If you feel the range of boards should be expanded, please add your suggestion within this topic.

If a new board is suggested, all forum contributors are entitled to agree or disagree with the proposal, adding their views by replying to the post.
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Tel on April 15, 2008, 11:40:11 AM
Jules - Just some ideas to chuck about:

Classic Man - to cover the 1968 to 1976 Period
Man Now - 1983 to Now
Other Bands - To cover other bands we like (With a special UFO sub forum for Mr Davies  ;D)
Non Music Topics - Where we an discuss other media such as Films, TV Progs, Books (with a special Dr Who forum for me  :-[)
Introduce Yourself - For new contributors (and perhaps some older ones) to tell us about theirselves and their History with Man
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Jules on April 15, 2008, 03:37:51 PM
Some good thoughts there Tel.

This forum has the ability to create 'child' boards too, so an "Other Bands" section could be reasonably well organised.

How about a "Recommendations" section? This would give folks a chance to shout out for music we often woulkdn't hear about otherwise.
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Tel on April 15, 2008, 04:20:41 PM
Some good thoughts there Tel.

This forum has the ability to create 'child' boards too, so an "Other Bands" section could be reasonably well organised.

How about a "Recommendations" section? This would give folks a chance to shout out for music we often woulkdn't hear about otherwise.

Recomendations is - there is a lot of music out side of Man (believe it or not) that people could chuck in.
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Rob W on April 20, 2008, 10:00:01 PM
For what it's worth.....with all the sub topic titles, is it a good idea to have a tick next to the sub topic title signifying one has posted on that topic? BFC message board does it, and it is useful if having a quick nosey to see if anyone has replied.


but since I talk cr*p so no one replies to me anyway, not much point really.....but being such a swell guy, I'm thinking of you   ::)
 
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Pete T on April 20, 2008, 11:09:48 PM
Some good thoughts there Tel.

This forum has the ability to create 'child' boards too, so an "Other Bands" section could be reasonably well organised.

How about a "Recommendations" section? This would give folks a chance to shout out for music we often woulkdn't hear about otherwise.

Recomendations is - there is a lot of music out side of Man (believe it or not) that people could chuck in.

Priority has to go to a Green Ray 'child' board, might not have missed last tuesdays gig then.. :'(
How was it Jeff, Pete, Andy, Gina?
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Jules on April 21, 2008, 11:45:49 PM
For what it's worth.....with all the sub topic titles, is it a good idea to have a tick next to the sub topic title signifying one has posted on that topic? 

Hi Rob. This is already activated, although not the little tick you're familiar with on the BFC board. On the Manband Forum, if you see a little document icon with a smiley face at the bottom, that means you've posted in that topic.
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Martin Heron on April 22, 2008, 12:24:41 AM
The collectables forum was a good idea... other than that, I think a Man forum, an Other Music forum and a General Discussion forum would probably do.

EDIT: Would probably be a good idea to make the Ancestral Manboard topic a stickied topic, so it stays at the top, rather than descending into obscurity.
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Rob W on April 22, 2008, 11:38:15 PM
For what it's worth.....with all the sub topic titles, is it a good idea to have a tick next to the sub topic title signifying one has posted on that topic? 

Hi Rob. This is already activated, although not the little tick you're familiar with on the BFC board. On the Manband Forum, if you see a little document icon with a smiley face at the bottom, that means you've posted in that topic.

Thanks.
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Ron S on April 22, 2008, 11:49:38 PM
Answered my own question: just found the "Last Post" button. Way over there>>>>>>>>>>>

I'm happy now.
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Ron S on April 22, 2008, 11:50:43 PM
... then, when you post, why does it take you back up to the index, not to your post in the topci?
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Ron S on April 22, 2008, 11:52:39 PM
oh, and there is the edit button... not that anyone here would go back and correct spelling
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Jules on April 22, 2008, 11:56:47 PM
You get about 5 minutes to review your post and go back to edit it. Just in case you have one of the "Doh!" moments.

I'm prone to them myself from time to time, and have previously had the benefit of admin access to be able to preserve my dignity. Thought I'd share the joy with everyone. Especially useful for people visiting Gremany.
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Pete T on April 23, 2008, 12:48:33 AM
You get about 5 minutes to review your post and go back to edit it..

You get more than 5 minutes, I edited the Man on BigL Radio post almost a day later..Useful to add info to a previous mailing..
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Ron S on April 26, 2008, 04:46:46 AM
I'm still wondering why you get kicked out of the topic when you post. Is there a setting I missed?
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Jules on April 26, 2008, 02:18:07 PM
Ron, in your profile, choose the 'look and layout preferences', then check the 'return to topics after posting by default' box.

Save your profile.

After this, whenever you post, you'll be returned to the end of the topic you've just posted in.
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Ron S on April 26, 2008, 05:04:20 PM
Jules

thanks, I knew it wasn't a site fault. I guess on other forums, this is the default, not my fault.
Title: New Board suggestions
Post by: Mick T on April 30, 2008, 12:21:19 AM
What do you have to do to see all the posts made by nicknames associated with your email address from the old board?
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Jules on April 30, 2008, 12:56:15 AM
Mick, If you access your profile from the menu above and then choose 'Show Posts' from the Profile summary menu at the left, that should give you a list.

I can't guarantee all legacy posts have been correctly associated (userids were swapped around a lot in the early days), but it's a reasonable try.......
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Pete T on May 11, 2008, 11:45:26 PM
Ron S,

It's a bit quiet in here isn't it..

Now where do we talk footie, thought MH would be shouting from the rooftops by now!!
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Mike Morgan on July 18, 2008, 08:00:27 PM
Is there any chance of having the new posts appear at the top of the lists (as used to be) instead of having to go to the last page?  Perhaps it's me being a saddo and set in my ways, but it seems to make more sense doing it that way.
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Jules on July 18, 2008, 11:17:01 PM
Is there any chance of having the new posts appear at the top of the lists (as used to be) instead of having to go to the last page?  Perhaps it's me being a saddo and set in my ways, but it seems to make more sense doing it that way.

You can set this pretty easily within the "Look and Layout" preferences within your Profile, just check the "Show most recent posts at the top" option.
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Mike Morgan on July 19, 2008, 04:10:36 PM
Great, thanks very much.

Some of the pages still seem to be starting at the beginning, but that's probably me or the PC.  Spooky bit is that I recently had to have a new hard drive and was told that the PC will 'learn' what I want it to do.  It seems to have a mind of it's own and is actually 'learning' and doing things unbidden that I don't want it to do! 
Does Stephen King pay for suggested plots for his books? 
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Oakers on September 30, 2008, 04:50:00 PM
Okay...I've no idea where this is going to end up, so in the hope that someone finds it (preferably Jules) here's my desperate plea.
Basically, I can't get on with this board format at all. I'm quite prepared to concede that the fault lies with me rather than with the design...but I have a suspicion (judging from the lack of conversation - or is it that I  simply can't find where the conversation is taking place?) that I'm not the only one. I was wondering therefore, whether it would be technically feasible and not too much trouble to set up an additional 'forum' that simply captured every post, on whatever subject, in chronoligical order...much like the old one! Luddites like me could then dodge all the bewildering options and go straight for the latest posts.
On the other hand...if you're all still nattering away just as polifically as before, I'll just listen to the music instead!
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Allan Heron on September 30, 2008, 05:23:05 PM
Okay...I've no idea where this is going to end up, so in the hope that someone finds it (preferably Jules) here's my desperate plea.
Basically, I can't get on with this board format at all. I'm quite prepared to concede that the fault lies with me rather than with the design...but I have a suspicion (judging from the lack of conversation - or is it that I  simply can't find where the conversation is taking place?) that I'm not the only one. I was wondering therefore, whether it would be technically feasible and not too much trouble to set up an additional 'forum' that simply captured every post, on whatever subject, in chronoligical order...much like the old one! Luddites like me could then dodge all the bewildering options and go straight for the latest posts.
On the other hand...if you're all still nattering away just as polifically as before, I'll just listen to the music instead!

I have to say that I think the board's better used than was the case before.

Do you use the link at the head of the page which says "Show unread posts since last visit"?  That will show you all the posts that you haven't read and you can then go through them systematically without needing to bother about what sections they are in.  One word of warning though - if you click this but move on without reading any of the posts then they won't show up next time around as it resets after each visit (as implied in the heading).
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Mark Davies on September 30, 2008, 09:29:46 PM
Do you use the link at the head of the page which says "Show unread posts since last visit"?

I would concur that this is the way to go. I was on the points of giving up before I found this option.
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Michael Heatley on October 01, 2008, 12:13:46 AM
I have to admit that I like Oakers preferred the old board...

Sorry - I now feel horribly ungrateful!  :'(
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Allan Heron on October 01, 2008, 12:28:02 AM
I have to admit that I like Oakers...

Nothing to be ashamed of, Michael - he's not a bad lad really  :D
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Jules on October 01, 2008, 04:37:17 AM
Basically, I can't get on with this board format at all.

Oakers I appreciate the message, and I do sympathise with the sentiments behind it. I don't think you're alone, as there's a small number of regular Manboard posters have not become active on the Forum. I'm taking the view that you can't please all of the people all of the time, but perhaps some of the following might help.

Why the change?

Well, the new style Forum was chosen for a number of reasons, but two stand out:

1. Several Manboard posters requested a themed bulletin board. Although this wasn't an especially high-pressure push (thanks chaps for your patience), it was consistent and persistent. I had committed a while back to look into it, and it made sense to me to follow through.
2. The security (or lack thereof) of the old Manboard was proving to be a serious threat to the viability of the Archive site.  You may remember we were taken off air several times in the past couple of years, having been hacked and used to host some malicious mail-bots. I'll not trouble you with the lawyers letters I received from companies who were being attacked from our servers unbeknownst to myself or our hosts. Ignorance is no excuse, but a failure to act would have been just plain stupid. And expensive.

What are the improvements?

1. The current Forum is much more stable, and better supported.
2. It's (so far) proved to be resistant to attack.
3. It's more popular. According to the stats we've seen a substantial increase in the number of posts being made. It'll ebb and flow of course, but the jump was notable.
4. It's more powerful. So far most of us are only scratching the surface of what can be done here. The ability to quickly create new boards, categories and posts, to exploit private messaging between members, and links to messenger services are really just the start of it.

How can I get the best out of it?

1. Rule 1. Always login before browsing. Then you can quickly see which topics have new posts in, and can click on the 'New' icon against each topic to go straight to the posts you haven't seen yet.
2. Rule 2. Always login before browsing. Then you can see the full range of facilities available, view pictures attached to postings from others, see which topics have attracted the most replies.
3. Rule 3. Always login before browsing. Then you'll be able to modify your profile settings to decide how to sort message boards and topics in whatever way you're comfortable with.

How else can I get the best out of it?

1. Use it. You're among friends. Play around with it.
2. Keep using it. Difficult or confusing things become easier and clearer with practice. Familiarity may breed contempt, but it also helps point out all the little shortcuts and features you might overlook if just glancing through as a guest.
3. Take a canter through the online Help screens.
4. Post in here if there's anything you don't like, or would like to see. I'll not always be able to fix or improve things, but I will do what I can.

Allan's comment regarding the "Show new posts" link is a good idea. It'll most closely match what you were looking for, but bear in mind it can be confusing if several topics are busy at the same time.
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Martin Daughton on October 01, 2008, 04:13:30 PM
How can I get the best out of it?

Rule 4. Don't use it at 3:17 in the morning!   :o
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Oakers on October 01, 2008, 05:22:04 PM
Thanks for the tips guys. I really don't wish to be a killjoy and I know it's a 'user' problem, and your revelation about visitor stats would appear to underline that fact...but my visits to the old board and occasional, incoherent rantings, provided much relished occasional therapy to counter the daily drudge!
I do generally start with the 'unread posts' icon, but find the process of entering each subject domain individually - with all the backtracking involved - just too laborious and time consuming. And all the while I can't shake off the feeling that I'm in the wrong place and missing the hot topics.
And just to give you an idea of what you're up against Jules...I have no idea HOW to log in before I browse. I access this board by going to the old one and waiting for it to automatically flip over!
The main issue here is 'time,' as I don't have internet access at home  (I know - scary thought isn't it) and have tended to participate by dipping in and out.
Anyway...I've resolved to persevere. Perhaps Jules, you could drop me an e-mail to instruct me/remind me how to log in?
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: John Bannon on October 01, 2008, 05:37:48 PM
While we are on the subject of internet access, can one of the more experienced computer experts help me out.
Your not going to believe this or my stupidity.
I was getting the odd email about penis enlargement and viagra.... you know the type. Anyway I was getting pissed off with this, so emailed back to one of these people telling them if they persisted in sending me this type of crap I would send them a email with a virus attached that would collapse their computer (not that I would have a clue how to do this).
Well the upshot is I'm now receiving hundreds of these emails form all around the globe, I'm blocking the senders but at the rate these emails are coming, the memory on my computer is going to be used up.
Other than changing my email address is there anything I can do.

Motto of the story.... Never challenge a computer geek! 
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Rob the Organ on October 01, 2008, 05:53:49 PM
There is normally an option to permit mail only from addresses in your list of contacts from coming through. A friend uses it with good success. If none of the more technical types that lurk here can advise, I will speak to him if you like...
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Martin Daughton on October 01, 2008, 08:19:02 PM
By responding to the mail you confirmed to the evil b*stards' automatic mailers that you have a valid address and that info would have been distributed immediately as a hot cert.
Your best bet is to log on to your internet/email provider site and have a look at the security settings for your email address. You may be able to block most of the spam from there.
You may have to delete your present address and set up another email identity which is a pain but does give respite.
Good luck.
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Mark Davies on October 01, 2008, 09:10:53 PM
Depending on which email client you are using, there may be some options in the. Are you using Outlook Express?
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: John Bannon on October 01, 2008, 10:16:06 PM
Hi Mark, Yes I am using Outlook Express. 
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: John Bannon on October 02, 2008, 12:52:14 AM
Depending on which email client you are using, there may be some options in the. Are you using Outlook Express?
Hi Mark, Forgot to thank you also for helping me create the little boxes, any idea's on what I can do with the spam emails..... any suggestions will help.
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Mark Davies on October 02, 2008, 09:13:29 AM
John.

This web page http://btybb.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/btybb.cfg/php/enduser/cci/bty_homepage.php?icon=1&p_page=1&p_cats=149&p_cv=1.149&cat_lvl1=149&p_new_search=1&p_li=JnBfdXNlcmlkPUJUWUJCJnBfcGFzc3dkPWJyb2FkYmFuZCZwX2VtYWlsPWJ0eWJiQGJ0eWJiLmJ0LmNvbQ** (http://btybb.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/btybb.cfg/php/enduser/cci/bty_homepage.php?icon=1&p_page=1&p_cats=149&p_cv=1.149&cat_lvl1=149&p_new_search=1&p_li=JnBfdXNlcmlkPUJUWUJCJnBfcGFzc3dkPWJyb2FkYmFuZCZwX2VtYWlsPWJ0eWJiQGJ0eWJiLmJ0LmNvbQ**) is from the BT/Yahoo web site. If you scroll down to the 'Spam (Nuisance Emails)' section, it tells you in there how to configure 'SpamGuard' to work correctly with Outlook Express.

Please note that I just found this on the web - I'm not a BT/Yahoo customer, so I don't use this stuff myself.

Good luck.

Mark
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Oakers on October 02, 2008, 02:35:11 PM
I think I'm logged in!
Haven't spotted the difference yet...but I'm watching very closely.
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Alan Davies on October 02, 2008, 04:42:13 PM
Rule 5: Don't install Symantec 360 or the "Show New Posts" link will try to fool you that there are no new posts. I thought that you'd all gone quiet for about a week!!!
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Rob the Organ on October 02, 2008, 06:40:25 PM
Rule 5: Don't install Symantec 360 or the "Show New Posts" link will try to fool you that there are no new posts. I thought that you'd all gone quiet for about a week!!!

Rule 6: Don't install Symantec 360 at all, or any other Norton product if you want any processing power left with at least a modicum of speed.
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Martin Daughton on October 02, 2008, 07:14:54 PM
Rule 6: Don't install Symantec 360 at all, or any other Norton product if you want any processing power left with at least a modicum of speed.

Mmmmm. Modicum of speed. Aaaaaargle.
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Jules on October 02, 2008, 10:16:35 PM
I think I'm logged in!

I think so too. You can't post (I hope!) without being logged in.
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: John Bannon on October 03, 2008, 08:49:59 PM
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Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: John Bannon on October 03, 2008, 08:54:26 PM
Tried to get an image along with my user profile, failed badly. I'm looking for help again....
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Mark Davies on October 04, 2008, 10:27:47 AM
Tried to get an image along with my user profile, failed badly. I'm looking for help again....

Press the Profile link in the bar at the top. In the Modify Profile section on the left hand side, click Forum Profile Information. Select I will Upload My Own Picture, and use the Browse button to select the image file on your local PC. Press Change Profile at the bottom of the screen. Done (hopefully).
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: John Bannon on October 05, 2008, 08:52:44 PM
Thanks Mark.
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Mark Davies on October 12, 2008, 12:19:08 AM
Probably my incompetence, but until TWC arrived, I had forgotten all about the Leicester gig at the Musician.

Shouldn't we have 'sticky topic' at the top of General Discussions that lists all the band's currently confirmed gigs?
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Martin Daughton on October 12, 2008, 12:22:12 PM
I always check the banner on the archive home page before entering the forum.
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Jules on October 12, 2008, 02:11:33 PM
Shouldn't we have 'sticky topic' at the top of General Discussions that lists all the band's currently confirmed gigs?

I'm thinking about repeating the giglist scroller on the Forum homepage.
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Mark Davies on October 12, 2008, 07:01:03 PM
I'm thinking about repeating the giglist scroller on the Forum homepage.

OK - thanks for that.  I think that it would be more readable without the linefeed between the date and the venue. IMHO.
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Jules on October 12, 2008, 10:48:45 PM
Your wish is my command oh Master.
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Nick Nation on October 13, 2008, 12:01:07 AM
Nice One, Jules - a good idea, Mark.

Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Mark Davies on October 13, 2008, 12:42:53 AM
Your wish is my command oh Master.
No problemo, Oh Great One.  ;)
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Oakers on October 13, 2008, 04:51:50 PM
I think I'm logged in!

I think so too. You can't post (I hope!) without being logged in.

I can actually.
Maybe I'm permanently logged on!?
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: mikes on October 13, 2008, 04:57:53 PM
Maybe you are - in case you once clicked "yes" in a pop-up-window, asking if you wanted to be logged on permanently.
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Mark Davies on April 21, 2009, 04:56:32 PM
Shouldn't we have 'sticky topic' at the top of General Discussions that lists all the band's currently confirmed gigs?

I'm thinking about repeating the giglist scroller on the Forum homepage.

The scrolling list worked OK when there were only a few gigs but, now there is a big list and multiple bands, it is a real pain to catch a particular gig, or to see the big picture of the tour(s).

I think that the scrolling list should be retained as an eye catching advert for the bands, but I still believe that we should have a 'sticky topic' at the top in addition with all the gig information in an easily readable/printable/cut&paste-able form.
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Mark Davies on October 06, 2009, 10:00:19 AM
All of a sudden I have a burning desire for the 'ignore user' facility to be implemented.

http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=185 (http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=185)
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Jules on October 07, 2009, 01:49:39 AM
All of a sudden I have a burning desire for the 'ignore user' facility to be implemented.

Mixed feelings on that score. For me, the people whose views I disagree with often contribute some of the more interesting posts. Given the 'ignore list' seems to be configurable by each person it's not a horrible solution. Let me know if you're serious about this (no smileys in the quoted post to allow me to detect any wink factor) and I'll look into it further. Unless it's me you're planning to ignore, which would of course be a different matter entirely.  ;)
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Dan Singh on October 07, 2009, 10:08:00 AM
Ah, the sensorship of Big Brother at last.. Another way to discourage Man fans.. :'( (the smiley's for real)
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Colin Salter on October 07, 2009, 11:02:18 AM
My tuppence worth - no, don't add an ignore button. It's a forum, fer chrissake. It's where debate and discussion take place. If there's someone whose views you think you already know, and you don't want to hear them simply restated in yet another post, then don't read the post. But don't turn a blind eye to the views of fellow fans! I'm sure my granny woild have had some trite aphorism on teh subject. All grist to the mill, or something like that.
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Peter Steventon on October 07, 2009, 11:46:25 AM
I agree with Oric the old Saying "One Mans Meat is another Mans Poison" saying seems apt at the moment..... Long may we listen to Rock music and post our opinions for people to discuss wether they agree or not agree,

Pete
PS if this reply is on twice its not my fault.
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Nick Nation on October 07, 2009, 11:47:02 AM
My tuppence worth - no, don't add an ignore button. It's a forum, fer chrissake. It's where debate and discussion take place. If there's someone whose views you think you already know, and you don't want to hear them simply restated in yet another post, then don't read the post. But don't turn a blind eye to the views of fellow fans!

For me, the people whose views I disagree with often contribute some of the more interesting posts.

Strongly agree.

However.....I think it's also up to us individually to know where to draw the line.

Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Jules on October 07, 2009, 01:10:15 PM
Ah, the sensorship of Big Brother at last.. Another way to discourage Man fans.. :'( (the smiley's for real)

This is about self-imposed filtering Dan, not censorship. The mod allows individuals to choose to ignore posts from people they don't want to listen to any more.

Personally it's not for me (and I'm not even sure the suggestion was really serious), but it is a capability that could be provided if demanded.

I'm of the view that everyone has a voice that should be heard. I don't have to agree with them, and on occasions I may take exception to them, but I'll not be censoring them (beyond the normal moderation for taste and decency that goes on around here already) 
Title: Re: New Board suggestions
Post by: Mark Davies on October 07, 2009, 10:11:14 PM
All of a sudden I have a burning desire for the 'ignore user' facility to be implemented.

Mixed feelings on that score. For me, the people whose views I disagree with often contribute some of the more interesting posts. Given the 'ignore list' seems to be configurable by each person it's not a horrible solution. Let me know if you're serious about this (no smileys in the quoted post to allow me to detect any wink factor) and I'll look into it further. Unless it's me you're planning to ignore, which would of course be a different matter entirely.  ;)

Feel free to ignore the request. I *was* serious when I posted it but, on reflection, it means that people could hide my posts too :)