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Is there there be a way to filter a user and hide it from discussion without downvoting? Or even filter a topic from the main stream? Since there isn't would this be a feature that people would want?

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  • $\begingroup$ yeah! squish "it" like a bug! $\endgroup$
    – vzn
    Aug 9 '12 at 20:57
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Although there is no built in functionality, there is a greasemonkey script available (thanks to Ben Brocka for pointing it out):

Ignore Users Script

It is not encouraged that we use this script. If we all ignore a problem it will only escalate. However, given the constant activity and lack of improvement of some problem users I can see why you would want to use it; I am extremely tempted myself.

I have not tried running the script, but will report back with any success or failures.

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  • $\begingroup$ “If we all ignore a problem it will only escalate.” I do not know which users you are referring to (I do not visit the site often recently…), so this might be the case of the users whom you have in mind. But in general, there are cases where ignoring is better than responding. It is often said “Do not feed the troll.” $\endgroup$ Aug 10 '12 at 12:57
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I do not think that the website provides the functionality of hiding questions or answers posted by certain users.

To hide questions with certain tags, specify those tags as “ignored tags” and check the “hide ignored tags” option in the “prefs” page of your profile. See Hide questions with a specific tag.

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