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Show the amount of blocked/hidden comments?
nox commented on 19 May 2018 at 4:05 pm UTC

When you block a user their comments will be hidden, which is nice.
It would be neat if I could see how many comments in the current comment section has been blocked though. (The math can be done manually by comparing the number of comments show on the front page with the number shown in an article)

liamdawe commented on 19 May 2018 at 4:18 pm UTC

Well, I could adjust the system so that blocked comments are just hidden in a line rather than completely removed. Unsure how others would feel about that though.

nox commented on 19 May 2018 at 5:47 pm UTC

I'll put my reasoning in for wanting this:
You still see quotes with text from people you block, and you will see that the conversation doesn't really "flow" as it's clearly missing pieces. Knowing how many blocked comments there are would tell me if it's worth trying to read the comments at all, or if it's better to just go read something else
Or better yet, hide them "in-line":
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I do see why you wonder how other would feel about it, and if you believe doing something like this would be wrong then I'll trust your decision!

Salvatos commented on 21 May 2018 at 5:03 am UTC

I'm in favor. I usually don't block users on any site because it would break the flow of conversation. I feel it's best when forums warn you that a post is hidden and give you the option to display it if you choose.

stan commented on 21 May 2018 at 12:40 pm UTC

I don’t feel strongly either way. On one hand it’s nice to be completely rid of the blocked person, on the other hand sometimes you might want to read what they wrote (and perhaps unblock them).
I don’t have the OP’s problem yet as only one person is in my blocklist.

liamdawe commented on 21 May 2018 at 4:28 pm UTC

SalvatosI'm in favor. I usually don't block users on any site because it would break the flow of conversation. I feel it's best when forums warn you that a post is hidden and give you the option to display it if you choose.
Yeah, this is the decision I came too. Working on it atm.

liamdawe commented on 23 May 2018 at 2:41 pm UTC

First version of this is now live for article comments.

Todo:
- Adjust the block button when you decide to open one, in favour of an unblock button.

Any idea on a good icon for that?

Once it's looking good, I can roll it out to the forum too.

Xpander commented on 23 May 2018 at 3:21 pm UTC

liamdaweAny idea on a good icon for that?


a windows logo? with this around it

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