As the admin of a forum of highly sensitive people, I would also like to install a MOD that would allow the users to ignore some other users.
We don't want to ban anybody for their freedom of speech or their mistakes.
We consider that the people that SOME moderators or SOME members would consider as toxic, they would be friends and helpful with SOME other members, so we have no right to ban them.
Our forum gathers people who have at the same time a very high IQ, and who can be fragile, sometimes over-agressive, sometimes over-defensive... often unpredictible... moody... emotional...
The forum is meant to let them speak and evolve, not to punish them for being what they are.
Otherwise let's just ban them all and offer no forum at all...
Like jails, repression doesn't teach anything, it is just as violent as the behaviors it bans.
We are also a general forum, we have no special theme, we just have a special population.
Those who are feminists don't want to read messages from those who are anti-feminists.
The fragile people don't want to be invaded by the agressive people.
But feminists and anti-feminists, fragile and agressive people are both welcome.
I guess that some forum would enjoy a MOD allowing the users to
* fully ignore the posts of some other users (fully = it does not appear at all)
* never to get any PM from ignored users
* not to be visible from those ignored users (if A ignores B, B can not see the posts of A any more)
-> The way BLOCKING works on Facebook would be perfect. B bothers A, A blocks B and the problem is solved. There is a forum rule : the users rule !
Would someone contribute to free the users speech and let them rule their forum the way they want ?
An anarchist coder perhaps ?