More trolls reports on the HQ account have inspired the following idea:
Ignoring a user removes their posts from your stream and prevents them from commenting on your posts. However, there’s a downside to the total ‘block’ that some networks provide, where blocker and blockee never see any comments from each other even when they have been made, in that conversations involving the other party seem disjointed.
How about the following: use the NSFW shield to hide the ignored person’s comments or posts when reshared?
If a person I have ignored has commented on a post by someone else, when I view that post in my stream or in SPV, that person’s comments are hidden: I see their avatar and name, but underneath it says ‘This comment has been hidden.’
If someone I haven’t ignored reshares a post of someone I have ignored, I see the avatar abd name of the resharer and of the ignored original poster, but the content is hidden behind ‘This post has been hidden.’
There are then two options:
- I can click the ‘hidden’ warning in order to view the comment, or
- the content cannot be viewed while I am ignoring the content’s poster. In order to view it, I would have to unignore that person.
Option 1. would operate like NSFW does; 2. might help prevent the car-crash impulse to view something you know will appal you, when not viewing it would be better. This is a point for discussion as to which would be better.
What are your thoughts?