Do you use the ignore thread function?

Do you use the ignore thread function

  • Yes

    Votes: 186 50.5%
  • No

    Votes: 182 49.5%

  • Total voters
    368

ara

Member
Oct 26, 2017
4,094
#51
I'm very glad to have the option to remove useless noise threads from the thread listing, especially considering the massive number of stupid "vs" and "hype check" threads on the gaming side.
Thread ignore function hype check!!

Absolutely. And users too. Could you imagine not being able to ignore the Phantom Thief spam?
This too. I've started ignoring motherfuckers left and right, I don't have time for all the petty shit going on in the gaming side.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,184
#52
All the time, like 8 - 10 times a day. I wish there was a shortcut on the main forum page so you didn't have to go into the thread.
Thread Ignore is a god-send. I'm using it pretty frequently, mostly on stuff I simply don't give a shit about. Especially speculation threads about games or movies that are not out yet, because nobody knows anything and it's just one step removed from empty fan-fiction. (Smash speculation threads were the worst, just people saying "Goku?? Rayman???" over and over) Also, with this forum's obsession with Marvel movies and people making threads about completely random shower-thoughts about them or the 10000th argument about Thanos or whatever the fuck, I can just hit Ignore and not have to see them again.

I wish I could set filters to automatically ignore threads on certain keywords.

Also, I wish there was a way to hide threads without having to enter them, would be especially useful for leak threads where I don't want to get spoiled on the movie/game/show and I don't want to risk accidentally clicking on it.
There's a Greasemonkey script that let's you ignore threads by clicking on an X next to it. It will only work on Desktop though (your ignored threads won't transfer to mobile). I had it installed from before there was an official ignore thread option.
My thread-hiding script was updated a while back to also invoke the server-side ignore function, meaning you CAN ignore directly from the main thread listing, and those threads will also be hidden on mobile as well, since the ignore action is saved by the server.

Unfortunately, hiding by keyword still only works on desktop as that doesn't save those ignores server-side. I actually could make it do that but it would have some potentially unwanted side effects.

https://www.resetera.com/threads/by-popular-demand-the-return-of-hide-forum-threads.35590/
 
Oct 30, 2017
761
#53
Can we get an advanced feature that automatically ignores anything with WWE, a wrestler's name, or anything sounding remotely like anime? I'll pay money.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,245
#60
My thread-hiding script was updated a while back to also invoke the server-side ignore function, meaning you CAN ignore directly from the main thread listing, and those threads will also be hidden on mobile as well, since the ignore action is saved by the server.

Unfortunately, hiding by keyword still only works on desktop as that doesn't save those ignores server-side. I actually could make it do that but it would have some potentially unwanted side effects.

https://www.resetera.com/threads/by-popular-demand-the-return-of-hide-forum-threads.35590/
Nice! Thank you for all the hardwork you put into the script btw, you made browsing ERA a lot more fun. :)
 
Apr 14, 2018
186
Canada
#68
The only time I've used the ignore thread function so far was to hide threads of media that I'm interested in so I'm not tempted to read them for spoilers, and I take them off ignore when I'm done watching.
 
Oct 28, 2017
105
#71
Yes, and quite a lot.

All the time, like 8 - 10 times a day. I wish there was a shortcut on the main forum page so you didn't have to go into the thread.
This would also be quite welcome. And I'd pay for an option akin to Twitter's mute, so I can mute and hide threads that contain certain words in their title - without ever seeing them.
 
Oct 26, 2017
1,134
#73
I wish there was a word filter to hide topics containing those words altogether. Would make browsing a whole lot less draining. I honestly don't want to see another Trump tweet or sexual assault of the week thread.
 
Oct 28, 2017
1,019
#75
Use it a lot. I come here to avoid politics, and unwind, so I tend to use it every time the baboon does something stupid and 15 new threads appear with his name.
 
Nov 2, 2017
1,774
#79
I never use the feature. I just avoid threads of danger or no interest and don't respond to users trying to get a rise.

ProTip: ignore all the mod accounts and they cant see your posts. never get banned, live forever!
 
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Jan 24, 2018
1,509
#80
I never use the feature. I just avoid threads of danger or no interest and don't respond to users trying to get a rise.

ProTip: ignore all the mod accounts and they cant see your posts. never get banned, live forever!
Nope, i just learn to not respond in threads where I could possibly be warned or banned. I will turn off notifications for a day if i get dogpiled though.
What do some of you mean when you say threads with danger?
 
Oct 29, 2017
884
#86
And I feel kind of bad for the 10 or so threads I have on ignore. It makes me feel angry to hide it and I think it could encourage siloed off users and thinking.
But really, the stuff I have on ignore is because I was tired of seeing these 6-line topic titles for topics I have no interest in.
 
Sep 16, 2018
1,681
#88
There's a Greasemonkey script that let's you ignore threads by clicking on an X next to it. It will only work on Desktop though (your ignored threads won't transfer to mobile). I had it installed from before there was an official ignore thread option.
I still use it as it also has a filter option (can block threads based on keywords you set up). Thst only works on desktop and. Or across devices like the built in option though.

In any case, I use both a ton. I don’t care to read and discuss news and politics on gaming sites so I hide most of that stuff to declutter the forums for myself and make it easier to find the threads that interest me. In general I just hate these catch all type forum areas vs older forums that had very specific subforums. But I can’t find any of those that are gaming focused and still active aside from Reddit and I don’t like their format or most communities much. So I use the ignore thread feature to help here and just spend much lesssp time online days.
 
Nov 27, 2017
608
#89
I don’t have enough time to curate things, so i just click on things that look interesting during the 30 mins i have.
 
Oct 28, 2017
246
#90
Yeah, using the addon someone made where you can filter out threads titles containing certain words. If you saw my filter you'd think I'm a crazy person... and maybe I am friendo.
 
Oct 25, 2017
4,534
#94
Yup. Rumor/leaks/prediction threads, hype threads, perfect for X console threads, certain community threads, and many more.
 
Oct 25, 2017
4,435
Toronto
#95
My thread-hiding script was updated a while back to also invoke the server-side ignore function, meaning you CAN ignore directly from the main thread listing, and those threads will also be hidden on mobile as well, since the ignore action is saved by the server.

Unfortunately, hiding by keyword still only works on desktop as that doesn't save those ignores server-side. I actually could make it do that but it would have some potentially unwanted side effects.

https://www.resetera.com/threads/by-popular-demand-the-return-of-hide-forum-threads.35590/
I've been using it for a long time now and love the work you've done. Not having to enter a thread to ignore it is a godsend.
 
Oct 26, 2017
3,847
#96
I had to ignore the latest Nintendo Direct Carnival of Stupid hype thread, because it's inevitably going to end up a thread full of 1 word posts, the word Slay posted 50 times per page, fake hype, and ultimately just being really toxic when the obviously not going to be announced things are surprisingly not announced.
 
Oct 27, 2017
748
#97
I don't. I only even have one person ignored and even that was because they tried to liken not caring for bigots with bigotry.
 
Sep 16, 2018
1,681
#99
I mean....I just ignore things I don't want to click on. What kind of person literally can't just ignore something? Is it an OCD thing?
As many have said, most of us just use it to declutter the forum and make it easier to find the threads that interest us. Threads you aren’t interested in that stay on the front page a long time are just potentially bumping things you would be interested in to the second page or beyond and increasing the chances you miss it.
 
Oct 26, 2017
3,183
Clemson, SC
As many have said, most of us just use it to declutter the forum and make it easier to find the threads that interest us. Threads you aren’t interested in that stay on the front page a long time are just potentially bumping things you would be interested in to the second page or beyond and increasing the chances you miss it.
Does it use a filter to apply it to any thread with that word? I thought it was something where one would have to ignore every single thread individually.

Pretty cool if you can filter like that...although I'll probably still never use it. Never actually considered looking into it.