stevemaury wrote: ↑
Mon May 20, 2019 3:05 pm
The Friend/Foe feature is designed to hide posts. It does not necessarily follow that because you want to hide a Foe's posts, you also do not wish to know when that Foe quotes you. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
Certainly there is truth to the "it doesn't necessarily follow" statement. But it still seems like there is a logical "What should the default behavior be?"
in absence of granular control to more explicitly declare what you did & did not intend to block.
Meaning if putting someone in the block list prevents you from being able to see the post in which the quote has been made, its actually logical that "the default should have been to not be informed about the post." Whether by subscription to topic, subscription to forum, quoting, username pings included in the post (not that it's a default phpBB feature), etc.
Otherwise the default behavior is "this feature provides you a way to deal with trolls, but does not actually prevent them from continuing to troll you, and there is no off switch for that."
So although I actually agree "each person might have their own preference for whether quote notifications should have still been allowed", in absence of any fine-grain control that allows you to actually indicate a more nuanced preference, the default behavior should definitely be in line with "the reason you put this person in this list is because you didn't want to hear from them."