View Full Version : PSA: Ignore Features

11-04-2008, 09:53 AM
I stickied a thread about this a long time ago, but lately it seems like the topic of "ignore" has been coming up every other day (though admittedly more often in DC than in the Lounge).

The built-in ignore feature of vBulletin is adequate, but not great. It only ignores the posts of the user, and not the threads. In addition, they still show up when quoted by another user.

If you want a more powerful ignore feature, use FfVb (http://www.tycamtech.com/extensions/firefox/ffvb/), an add-on for Firefox. It will essentially wipe the user off the face of the Planet (so to speak). Their threads will disappear, and their posts won't show up either normally or when quoted. In addition, you can ignore threads by prefix, so if you're sick of the CP President stuff, they'll simply disappear. You can even ignore keywords in thread titles if you want to. Here's the programmer's official description:

- Powerful ignore allows you to ignore users (threads, posts and even quotes), threads, keywords and prefix (in vb 3.7). They will be stripped right out of the page! You will forget they even exist!

- Highlight the threads/posts of users you like so that they're easier to find. You can now choose the colour to highlight as well.

- Context menus means no more typing or checking boxes. Simply right click on the user, thread or prefix that you would like to ignore or highlight and you can add them to your list with a single click!

- Preference window shows all your users, threads, prefixes and keywords in collapsible tree lists sorted by forum. Now you can remove users/threads/prefix/keywords as easily as you added them. Right click and choose "Remove" and their threads/posts will become visible again.

- Sub menu features a forum navigation, page navigation and convenient links to search, user cp, new thread and new reply as well as your button to launch the sidebar.

- Load your favorite forum's thread list into the sidebar and have it auto reload in intervals of 0s, 30s, 45s, 60s or 120s... also, you can choose to have the threads/user profiles launch into your active tab, a new tab or a new tab in the background. - Lists (except keywords) are managed by ID. Which means that if a user changes their name, or a thread title gets changed... they will still be on your ignore list.

- Lists are separate for each forum so user id #10 on Forum A will not be ignored on Forum B... since quite obviously, it will be someone different.

Just thought I'd let you know, since it seems many were unaware of this great tool. And now back to your regularly scheduled programming...

11-04-2008, 10:06 AM
Is there a tool that would let me make other people ignore certain posters?