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You can now "mute" a user

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Hi friends!

We noticed that some of you don't necessarily get along, or that there are users that you prefer not to correspond with on Ahwaa.

For this reason, you now have the option of "muting" a user - which means you won't see their comments on the stream (it will say "user blocked") and they won't have the ability to send you a private message.

You'll find this option when you hover an avatar, it will have a small but noticeable block icon that you can click on to enable the feature for a specific user.

You're able to unmute them at any time if you decide to change your mind about them =)

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  • 25-34_m_w_h1_f4
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    thats great! altho i love everyone here =) still nice to have in the future in case someone gets on my nerves lol

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  • 17-24_m_b_h2_f4
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    but will i still see their comment on the original post ??

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  • 17-24_m_w_h3_f1
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    NO this is not awesome... we all are here because we fight for the same cause! we all are in the same ship... we must learn how to get along with each other at some point.... we face a world that hate us and hate the fact that we just exist, we MUST support each other! if we are separated we will never win the fight... i know that i might sound dramatic but yes if u think about it you'll see my point

    • 17-24_f_w_h1_f1
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      Hi Mina, I completely agree, but this has been a heavily requested feature and when we didn't have it, it resulted in people leaving the site in the past and as a consequence, these people don't get the support and feedback that they need. Most people won't use this function, but there are people who really need it - for example if someone is constantly sending inappropriate private messages to a person, and that person doesn't want these, they should be able to stop them instead of just leaving the site entirely and not being able to engage with the rest of us and being a part of this great community. The site is growing, and while that's a great thing, it also means that some people might be selective with who they choose to interact with. It's not preferable, but we should also respect some people's choices for privacy.

      I do agree with you completely though and I know that for the most part, this won't be a feature that most people use.

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    • 17-24_f_w_h2_f1
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      The muting option is really good for people who are not interested and/or are beyond having a civilized conversation, in the case of an altercation for instance, because that discourages discussion. However, sometimes when the argument is between two people it is not fair that they get kicked out because they both need us and this community, and as a community we need to support them. Just because they had a heated discussion doesn't mean that they should lose out on our support or be removed. So it will help a lot if they can mute each other and walk out of the argument and continue engaging with the rest of us.

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  • 17-24_f_f_h3_f3
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    You know what also could be extremely useful ? The option to edit our own posts for heaven's sake -_- at least give 5 mins limit of time for modification. Also the option of viewing other user's posts in case you wanna get back to them on something or take a 2nd look on a certain post. I'm pretty sure that's more useful than muting people :D

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