The idea came from reading this thread : People paid by banking elite to troll this Forum? https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=68309.msg796704#msg796704This is mostly a safety concern
, the reputation of users is very important when dealing bitcoins with anonymous.
I've noticed that I now have many speculations threads with ~90% of people ignored.
I think the reason is there are many posters who only post to raise their post-count to give appearance having some reputation.
It wouldn't surprise me if some 1000-2000 posts accounts would end up being sold to the highest bidders.
SUBs such as Specu... and off-topic are very prone to non-sense postings. I have no idea why off topic threads should be tolerated if off-topic post are not.
I am committing to a 5BTC bounty to develop the "Ignored by # peoples" feature besides usernames.
EDIT : similar thread found. https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=67702.0
Conslusion, : Theymos did not want to hurt feelings and cause drama.
My take is, whatever the outcome, we must at least end up with a way to filter the top of phony and disingenuous posters. If only moderators could have access to a counter and have a warning when a user trigger the 50 ignore threshold that would be a improvement.
The middle point could be, flagging someone as "suspicious" publicly when it cross the 0.1% top ignored threshold, say there are 50000 users and the top 50 most ignored have ~200 ignore then, ... well they're definitely suspicious enough to be worried about. I guess this safety measure would also scale well in time as the forum grows.
When I ignore someone, I genuinely do not want to hear about anything they have to say, Thus I think it's an accurate measure for debunking abusive post count hoarders.
Matthew N. Wright is willing to contribute another 5BTC
Total : 10.0000000 BTC
Edit : Done
, Full bounty sent, Thanks Matthew Result : https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=68329.msg796962#msg796962