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So it turns out when you're being ignored in SE chat, you get a nice red message in your profile:

Being ignored by X users

At first I thought I saw it because I'm a mod in chat, but apparently it only shows on your own chat profile. It doesn't actually give the name of who's ignoring you either, just a number, so it's not even helpful as a "don't bother talking to this guy". Even as a mod there's really nothing I can do with this info as it's only shown for me; I can't even ban myself if lots of people think I'm a jerk :(.

There's nothing actionable about this information, and there's nothing helpful about it either. Even as a mod there's no "see who's ignoring you" option (Nor, IMO, should there be), so why is it even shown? It's not really friendly to remind me every time I see my chat profile that someone is ignoring me. And I can't really ignore eyebleeding red text in the middle of my profile either.

Since this is rather user-hostile and not helpful (unlike other awesome chat mod tools we need), could we just remove it?

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    and there's nothing helpful about it either Well, there is something helpful there, most jerks don't know they are. ;P – yannis May 11 '12 at 14:13
  • @YannisRizos most jerks are quite aware of what they do, plus ignore stats aren't really a good measure of that anyway. I don't see anything productive in antagonizing users because someone ignored them – Ben Brocka May 11 '12 at 14:22
  • Haven't we had that discussion already, when you first found out? Of course it's useless. – yannis May 11 '12 at 14:28
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    Yes, but for some reason SE doesn't seem to implement every change I think of in chat, so I thought I'd make it a formal request. – Ben Brocka May 11 '12 at 14:35
  • I ignore people on their birthday. Would be pointless without this message. – fuxia Mar 11 '13 at 20:44

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