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To Ignore, Or Not To Ignore: Your Choice

By Kevin on Aug 28 2012 03:38 AM
With new and exciting features being developed and provided to our members, our member base is beginning to blossom. In fact, since June 1st of this year, nearly 350 legitimate members have joined our ranks. A very large part of our growing population can be attributed to our 3DS Friend Codes feature, where we now have over 320 Friend Codes. Every day, our members are making new friends by sending messages to each other in the community. While this is one of the best ways to make new friends, it's not everyone's desired method of contact. Some members prefer to communicate publicly in our discussion forums, rather than private message requests.

Today, I would like to share an option with you that gives you more control over your privacy here at Nintendo Nerds. This setting, called Ignore Preferences, gives you the freedom to hide/ show posts and signatures, as well as block/ allow messages. The default setting, board-wide, is to allow all. The two images below show you how to manage the options for the Ignore Preferences setting. Let's take a look.

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Each member has their own individual preference setting. You can easily access and manage your Ignore Preferences by clicking on your name and selecting Manage Ignore Prefs.



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Once you've selected Manage Ignore Prefs, you'll see a window like the one shown above. By default, there won't be any members listed in the list. You can start by simply typing the name of the member in the Add a new user to my list field and the results will populate automatically. Once you've found a member who you want to mange, there are three options you can choose for that specific member; Posts, Signature and Messages.
  • Posts - checking this setting for a member, all posts from that member will be ignored
  • Signature - checking this setting will hide signatures from the selected member
  • Messages - checking this setting will block all messages from the selected member
These settings can always be reversed or re-applied as needed. One exception to this feature is that staff cannot be ignored.

I hope some of you find this feature to be useful. I don't think we have many members who abuse the messaging system, but if there are, you now know how to manage them. If anyone has any questions related to this, please feel free to ask.


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Comments: 9

This is great! Options are never a bad thing. I do not need to use this feature as of now but it is very nice to know it is there. :)
I had someone on ignore since 2009, I forgot about this feature.

Classicgamer, on 28 August 2012 - 04:31 PM, said:

I had someone on ignore since 2009, I forgot about this feature.

Can I take a guess? :)
Hmmm.

Let's see, he fails to mention the name of the ignoree, but I think he nails the point home by not doing so.  If he hears the wails from the rest of the community, I think he bails on the whole topic.  He may recieve e-mails about it, but he will not budge.  So, Hails to the man who is strong and will not let the secret open its sails.
And that, everyone is what you call priceless prose! This reply is the holy grail of all holy grails, folks.
I think this is a great feature but I get funny feeling that I will be one of the few ignorees at somepoint as I am often finding myself at soon to be age 35 outside of the other then pc gaming circle at times lately.

View PostBuffinator, on 28 August 2012 - 11:43 PM, said:

I think this is a great feature but I get funny feeling that I will be one of the few ignorees at somepoint as I am often finding myself at soon to be age 35 outside of the other then pc gaming circle at times lately.

I really don't think this pertains to you, Buff. This is more for members who frequently contact other members via the PM system. Either that, or if someone in particular is annoying. I don't believe you fit into either one of those categories. Well, not in my book at least.

View PostBuffinator, on 28 August 2012 - 11:43 PM, said:

I think this is a great feature but I get funny feeling that I will be one of the few ignorees at somepoint as I am often finding myself at soon to be age 35 outside of the other then pc gaming circle at times lately.

View PostKevin, on 29 August 2012 - 12:01 AM, said:

I really don't think this pertains to you, Buff. This is more for members who frequently contact other members via the PM system. Either that, or if someone in particular is annoying. I don't believe you fit into either one of those categories. Well, not in my book at least.

I agree with Kevin, this certainly does not pertain to you Buff!
You have no worries Buff, the window of acceptance here is always open.