Letting Users Ignore Comments From Trolls

  1. WhiteCoat

    Face it. Some commenters are trolls.
    Would love to see an add-in where visitors could choose to ignore comments from whomever they choose and then, for those users, the "troll" comments would not appear in the comments section.

    Posted: 8 years ago #
  2. Jen
    Key Master

    Go to Settings > Discussion and block the users you consider trolls.

    Posted: 8 years ago #
  3. FolioVision

    Hi Jane,

    The problem is that on large and/or controversial websites (Israel/Palestine for instance) the administrators' taste may differ from reader's tastes.

    I'm very keen for this as well.

    Posted: 8 years ago #
  4. Don't think this is a real good idea. I think the administrator should be the one to consider which comments are allowed.

    Posted: 8 years ago #
  5. WhiteCoat

    Thanks for the suggestion.
    FolioVision has the right idea, though. There are a couple of regular visitors to my blog that are controversial, but I don't think they go over the line to the point that they should be banned. They take a contrarian approach to many of the things I post, but they also help to vet a lot of issues.
    However, some of their posts infuriate other visitors and people have asked me to ban them which I'm not inclined to do. One person asked if there was an "ignore" switch for their posts.
    Thought an "ignore" button would be a good compromise - either alone, or perhaps when used in combination with a low rating by other visitors.
    If it's too much of a hassle, no problem.

    Posted: 8 years ago #
  6. mario oyunu

    I think the administrator should be the one to consider which comments are allowed.

    Posted: 8 years ago #
  7. tgiokdi

    status says "This idea has been implemented", anyone know where the plugin is that does this? would like to give it to the upgraded users so they can ignore whoever they want on my site.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  8. fergomez


    Has any of you any update from this? I'm looking for a plugin that allows my users to ignore/hide comments from certain users they want and manage them.

    Best regards.

    Posted: 5 years ago #
  9. tkil


    This feature would be fantastic.

    To be clear (and to address some of the comments above), it's not about who is allowed to post comments. Rather, it would allow individual users to ignore other users.

    The goal is to have everyone ignore trolls, so they eventually go away due to lack of feedback.

    An additional feature could provide the owner / admin with a summary of who has been ignored the most, so that (if desired) they could ban or otherwise contain the trolls (e.g., global ignore such as requested at http://preview.tinyurl.com/mhon9n2 ).

    It looks like there's a similar feature available for bbPress: http://wordpress.org/plugins/bbpress-ignore-user/

    Posted: 4 years ago #

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    This idea has been implemented