@mstrube yeah, it might be best if ignored comments are greyed out. It might get confusing if people are responding to something that you yourself cannot see.
@bobi, this will not create an echo chamber for you if you decide not to ignore comments from certain users.
How about shunting folks who earn troll points to a ‘school’ section so mods/users can help them understand their sin before they get banned?
Firstly, because that lays undo burden upon the podmin, or some other person to be somehow delegated to that task, to repeatedly expend personal energy every single time a troll comes to town. In other words, that is a governmental process, and it sort of fucks with the quasi-horizontal nature of Diaspora*.
Second, No one is even talking about banning anyone from the network. We are talking about users having the ability to remove certain people from their own view (and no one else’s), at the user’s discretion.
My refusal to read a piece of text is not censorship. If I refuse to let you read a piece of text, that is censorship.