It's an interesting idea Steve but here's a potential problem...
@stephen limbaugh said:
Have you all ever floated the idea of allowing users to mute/hide posts from other users? I appreciate strong opinions, but when the fights or the critiques get out of hand, it would be nice to be able to not have those comments appear while scrolling through posts.
I think there are others who would see this option favorably. 😎
If you have fahl on "IGNORE" he just saw what you didn't want him to see by me quoting you because I may not have fahl on "IGNORE." Or I could quote fahl and you would see what you don't want to.
Now maybe having an option to make threads that you initiate be invisible to certian forumites might be worth looking into.
But then again, this is a public forum where people can express ideas and opinions freely and the moderators have been pretty liberal about what they allow on their forum. Even haters who come here to insult VSL and poo poo everything they have done are allowed to do so.
Steve, you may not believe this but the VSL forum used to be one of the most vicious forums in the composer community. I mean the flame wars here were down right savage leading to personal attacks that sometimes lead to physical threats from people who lived thousands of miles away from each other. The back and forths were so brutal that I often joked that MIR would have been released a year earlier if poor Dietz wasn't waisting so much time shutting threads down that spirled way out of control. I mean it was practically a daily occurance with Dietz picking up the causualties on the forum battlefield instead of working on MIR.
I used to read through the threads thinking, 'How can these people type while wearing strait jackets😃
But I learned so much about VSL, orchestration, and sample libraries in general back then that sometimes I think maybe it was worth it. I learned things from people with whom I vociferously disagreed with. The forum has lost many people (casualties) of those wars whose feelings were just decimated and they can't bring themselves to come back. Perhaps they've been resurected under new user names?
Today, the forum is like Romper Room campared to "back in the day." And although some of the disputes get nasty overall I think things have been quite civil. Of course it's when a gentleman's dissagreement evolves into personal attacks that turn me off and others I'm sure.