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Ignore-ance Is Bliss

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One of the core features of the Slope of Hope (besides – cough coughSlopeChartscough cough) is its custom-made comments system. Having been online since 1981 myself, I am acutely sensitive to the online community experience, and I’ve tried to build a comments system that reflects those values.

One rather unique feature in it is the ability to ignore anyone. This has improved the social atmosphere here tremendously, since people are spared reading the thoughts or those who, for whatever reason, rub them the wrong way. For all these years, if a given individual was ignored, then their comment would not appear, although their name and a blue line would: