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They seem to do the same thing..

  • They both make the avatar of the user small
  • They both hide all of the posts of the user that you are "hide"ing or "ignore"ing
  • They both can be undone if you click either "show posts" or "don't ignore this user"

Is there any real difference?

And if there isn't any difference, can we remove one of them so we have just one term for hiding (or ignoring) a user in chat?

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up vote 10 down vote accepted

"Hide posts" just hides them for that 'session' (i.e. you refresh and they are back!)

"Ignore this user everywhere" is persistent across rooms / sessions.

On the opposite side of things, the "show posts" also works for the session. You can "show posts" to see what the user is saying at that point in time, but when you refresh they are once again ignored.

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Yes, but "show posts" seems to undo the ignoring! – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Nov 19 '12 at 20:25
See revised answer – rlemon Nov 19 '12 at 20:27
Ahhh I see ^_^. – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Nov 19 '12 at 20:28
@AnnaLear, you know how often I freaking do that!??!?! you would think I would learn.... ohh well. :) – rlemon Nov 19 '12 at 20:29

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