phpBB has a Watch this topic for replies feature but it doesn't have an Ignore one. It means each time you read the topics from a forum, you have to juggle between the posts you watch, the posts you're interested in, the posts you wanted to ignore, the new posts... a real jungle, a real maze of topics.
An Ignore this topic for replies MOD would allow users to mark topics as Ignored and remove them from the forum topics list, for the user, not for everyone. It would be a great way to improve the forum customization. Technically it also mean the DB will grow as most topics would be ignored. For example when I read the latest topics from a forum, most of the time I only read 5-10% of them, I visually ignore the others for some reasons :
- Subjects is not explicit : Please help me !.
- I'm not interested by the subject of the topic.
- Topic has already been posted a thousand times, but sometimes I take some time to advice the poster to search for existing topics before posting.
Do you think such a MOD would be useful ?
Do you know of any forum or software that allow users to ignore topics ? For example Microsoft Outlook Express allows users to watch, flag and ignore conversations (phpBB topics).