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zonereyrie
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KIll file?
Is there a way to kill file in LJ? I'd love to be able to black hole certain users. Sure, only journals I want to read show up in my friends page and all - but there are still some people in communities that I like to read overall that get annoying. "Never show me posts from this user." Maybe an 'enemies' list. ;-)

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sze From: sze Date: September 10th, 2003 02:06 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
i would love a feature like that.
oh yeah.. i would LOVE it.
pdelahanty From: pdelahanty Date: September 10th, 2003 02:30 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I wish. There are some people I'd love to have NEVER see any of my journal entries. I don't want to have to make them all friends-only though.

Maybe you should write your own blog software and fix all the problems LJ has. ;)
simonb From: simonb Date: September 10th, 2003 02:45 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
There are some people I'd love to have NEVER see any of my journal entries. I don't want to have to make them all friends-only though.

If you think about this, there isn't a graceful way of doing this. After all, if you ban a specific user from reading your journal entries then they can just logout and come in as an anonymous user.

Hmmmm perhaps a security level which says that only LJ users are allowed to view your journal, but with exceptions. Not very easy to implement tho as the obivious way of doing it (friends groups) don't allow you to work with users who aren't on your friends list.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: September 10th, 2003 03:17 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Well, you can forbid anonymous comments on your journal. So you can force them to login - and then forbid specific users from commenting. If they REALLY want to comment they can always create a new LJ account to do so, but, oh well.

So being able to block specific users from commenting on your LJ could be nice - perhaps a similar security level on reading. Right now it is 'logged in and on my friends list (or subset thereof)' or 'anyone (anonymous). Something like comments like 'must be logged in to read' with the adding blacklist would work nicely for most cases.
azurelunatic From: azurelunatic Date: September 10th, 2003 03:16 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Or a 'raving morons' list.
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marm0t From: marm0t Date: September 10th, 2003 05:21 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

Actually... yes there is.

Go to your friends groups. Create a group called Default View. Exactly like that. Default View.

Put everyone in it who you want to see on your friends page when you are logged in. Leave everyone else out.

Log in. Hit your friends page.

Voila.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: September 10th, 2003 05:32 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Not what we meant. You can only limit viewing to who is on your friends page, or a subgroup (like Default View).

But if I put a community on there you always see every post in the community. By kill file we mean never seeing the posts/comments from a user - anywhere. So you could read a community and block content from the local idiot, etc. We don't have that granularity now - you either have all posts in the community come up, or none.
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From: iwascaite Date: September 10th, 2003 07:25 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

But that would make sense

I have this problem.

I would love it if there was an "enemies" list.

I want to be able to never see things written by certain people. Sometimes they're too stupid, sometimes actively offensive, sometimes they are people I know in RL and who scare me.

I also want my stuff to never show up when particular logged-in users are looking. There is a way to keep people from seeing your stuff on friends pages and that adds some semblance of control over distribution, since people have to deliberately find you in order to look at what you say.

The absence of killfiles has made web boards nearly useless in my opinion. Of course newsreaders are far too difficult to configure for the average idiot, so that may have been the filtering bonus I was used to.
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