Re: plugin idea: ignore filter
Geni.com have used the “ignore member” for 4 months but are about to remove it.
The “ignore member” has an immediate appeal, especially with some prolific baiters, but since these baiters also add valuable content that others non ignored members respond to, the “ignore member” kind of fragmentises sensible threads. (Some baiters even had fun adding seemingly innocent URL’s, that caused to have other members put on ignored inadvertently, NOT FUNNY!)
An “ignore thread” would probably be more useful for when a thread goes silly or off-topic, so you can ignore the annoying behavior rather than person.