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preference to ignore comments from specific users ("killfile")
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Author: sumanah

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To help the user ignore specific other people (to avoid friction), I'd like an ignore option -- that is, if a Flow board includes messages from specific users that the reader is trying to avoid, Flow would perform some kind of display suppression, such as initially not expanding those posts, and making the user choose whether to view them.

(inspired by http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-l/2014-August/078050.html )


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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Needs Triage.Nov 22 2014, 3:38 AM
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Thanks, I put this in the backlog: https://trello.com/c/txLNEpcr

It's an interesting idea; I want to hear more about the use cases, and talk to our CL about it. Is there an equivalent on talk pages? Is there a risk of someone ignoring an admin who's trying to help?

I understand the "good person avoiding persistent harassment" use case. I just want to think through how a "bad person" might use this feature...

Sumana, feel free to email me, and we can talk about it.

sumanah wrote:

Thanks for the note, Danny. I understand that it's important to think through how both good-faith users and malicious users could end up using something like this.

http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/wiki/wikitech/494928 has some more thinking on the topic.

You're absolutely right that there's a risk that a user could ignore someone who is trying to help them.

I think the community liaisons would be able to give you better and more use cases; if you'd like to ask for the stories of people who have to see sexist, homophobic, and transphobic language in onwiki discussions right now, you might want to consult:

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_LGBT

https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/gendergap

EBernhardson changed the task status from Open to Stalled.Dec 12 2014, 2:40 AM
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Declined per T124354. There is no consensus for this change yet. Please reopen the task if consensus reached.