Tax the wealthy. Problem solved.

Great idea for a 'plonk' filter on JOS

Well, maybe not "great", but simple and easy to implement.

When generating the page views for these forums: wrap every message and the author byline in a new <div> tag. The 'class' of each such <div> would be a simple derivation of the user's handle:

Example - <div class="authorBoredBystander">

And if you hate everything I post, you could put a style in your browser's stylesheet to render my posts invisible.

Do something similar with the index view of topics, for each topic. IE: wrap each subject line in a similar type of author specific div tag.
Permalink Bored Bystander 
August 8th, 2005
Or you could use the Idiot-B-Gone greasemonkey script for Firefox and filter out Bored's posts today!
Permalink Almost H. Anonymous 
August 8th, 2005
Awesome idea!

Currently, I look at the posters name first, then decide if I want to skip their post.

In one case, it's automatically filtered out.
Permalink Jim Henson 
August 8th, 2005
Golly, I hope it's not me.
Permalink Alex 
August 8th, 2005
What AHA said:

http://damienkatz.net/2005/04/downloads.html
Permalink MarkTAW 
August 8th, 2005
I just installed Idiot-B-Gone. Schweet!

Never mind!
Permalink Bored Bystander 
August 8th, 2005
If ?off had a FAQ list, Idiot-B-Gone might be one of its first answers.
Permalink Christopher Wells 
August 8th, 2005
Henson, don't keep us in suspense --- are you filtering muppet?
Permalink FaLing@Orbiz.ch 
August 8th, 2005

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