Tom actually asked this question in a JC thread, but I was thinking it too. The ignore function, whilst useful on social media, is actually a huge detriment to the point of having communities that foster discussion. As tom put it; "It's one thing for someone to ramble on and on from a ludicrous perspective while not responding to legitimate criticisms of their ideas; but when they can remain blissfully ignorant that those criticisms are even being made it's doubly frustrating" I for one agree, and though there are people whose posts annoy me or whose attempts at mangling the language actual cause a mild stroke or four when I try to decipher it, I don't put them on ignore. Why? For over a decade, the boards did not have need of an ignore function. You were entitled not to respond to a person you found overbearing, but the TOS still enforced good behavior on both parties. Even if you didn't respond, you had an awareness of what people posted. Discussion was not stilted, infuriatingly so, as people miss salient ignored posts. That we survived so long, with more people and more traffic, speaks volumes against why this function could be disabled without any major downstream impacts to the community. Can we examine this feature or at least allow forums to vote on keep/not keep?