There are people who I feel harassed by on SO. I've flagged their comments and now I have the "don't listen to this guy's flags" tag on me. The moderators of SO feel that the behavior is A-OK and my issues are ignorable...fine. I've done everything I can and should do to "improve the community" regarding this, now I just want MY SO experience to remain unfettered by brown stain. It's a well reasoned argument that says I should try flagging and working through channels, but when that fails what is one supposed to do?
What I want now is to stop receiving notices of their @ comments. All that feature does for these people is enable them to harass me directly every time I look at my "messages". At the very least I should have the option of not having their harassing BS shoved in my face in this manner. It enables them and encourages me to the desire to reply, which will of course just get me insta-face raped.
I've helped a lot of people on SO. I don't really feel like I deserve to be harassed by people I'd rather pretend don't even exist. The argument against allowing me to ignore them across the whole site makes some sense. I don't like it, but OK. However, having my "mailbox" full of their crap is a totally different story. Even if you disagree with me, feel that I'm overreacting, being childish, whatever...maybe I am. I don't even care anymore, there just some individuals on SO I want nothing to do with at this point. Isn't that my right? I get suspended for calling people trolls...well stop helping them troll me!
There's only so many times you get to call me hypocrite, nasty-man, and all the other bogus crap I've put up with from these people before I want them to just be gone.
It seems to me like a such a minor thing that would improve the SO experience by miles, at least for this user.