[3:09:44 PM] Eugen:
[3:10:04 PM] Eugen: test plox
[3:15:22 PM] acostoss: whoop de doop
[3:15:44 PM] acostoss: seems to work well.
[3:15:52 PM] acostoss: I will now ignore Gargron's posts on the forum
[3:20:25 PM] Eugen: \o/
[3:20:39 PM] Eugen: please feel free to host/link this plugin officially
[3:21:08 PM] Eugen: i can't Upload it to the chrome web store because i'd need to pay $5 via a credit card i don't have to verify my account
[3:21:58 PM] Eugen: oi but isn't this extension idea brilliant
[3:22:22 PM] acostoss: I am against it, really, but welp
[3:22:25 PM] acostoss: I just won't use it
[3:24:12 PM] Eugen: "we are against censorship on the site, that is why we will never block anyone's posts just because we don't like them. but each person has the right to control what he wants or doesn't want to see. that's why this plugin"
[3:25:26 PM] acostoss: It blocks worthwhile communications, and can be used to block us.
[3:26:07 PM] acostoss: A user that dislikes seeing another can either just ignore their posts (easy) or report the user if they are doing something especially egregious.
[3:27:22 PM] Pato: What about people who are triggered by other people and can't use the site out of their sheer presence? We had many of those
[3:27:55 PM] acostoss: I doubt that this plugin will help them much, though it is worth a shot
[3:28:06 PM] acostoss: I don't know if that's enough reason to overthrow reasons against it, though
[4:23:51 PM] n1xx: I guess it depends what kind of stance we decide to take on this issue.
In real life, you can choose to cut ties with certain people, but it is impossible to make them disappear from life in itself. In other words, at the end of the line, we have no choice but to deal with the individuals that have a negative effect on us.
Now, when applying this online, we have the choice to either let this kind of normal above-stated behavior take place, or to simply apply the plugin suggested by Gargron.
However, since many forums do offer user-muting, I don't see how it cannot work for us, as well. Maybe difficulties will show up at first, because we would have implemented it quite late, but other than that, there should be no long-term difference.
What needs to be discussed is if it is morally acceptable for us to implement something like this, now that the community is absolutely not used to these kinds of changes.
[4:25:17 PM] Pato: Any kind of user-chosen post filtering has been time and time again effective measures against shitposting.
[4:25:38 PM] n1xx: That is indeed true.
[4:26:03 PM] n1xx: If our priority is to reduce these kinds of posts, then it can be a good idea.
[4:30:11 PM] n1xx: How was the reception of chat muting, when it was first implemented? It might give us an idea of its acceptance when applied to the forums.