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[–] Atko 3 points 49 points (+52|-3) ago 

Agreed, but too many buttons also is not good, especially the buttons you hardly ever use. This new button would further mess up usability on mobile for example.

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[–] Wargasm 3 points 34 points (+37|-3) ago  (edited ago)

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[–] Atko 0 points 25 points (+25|-0) ago 

Good point, I was thinking about buttons I see under every comment, I forgot what the buttons looked like under posts when viewing all. Also, blocking without visiting is important for people who browse voat from work so this button is definitelly coming. I'll look into it tomorrow.

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[–] AtheistComic [S] 3 points 2 points (+5|-3) ago 

After the link to the sub (ie: News), just put a checkbox and a form at the top that says (block selected subs).

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[–] gnarvin 3 points 20 points (+23|-3) ago 

Its not needed, and would be a waste of time to develop at this point in time, they should be focused on things that matter. Just take the 15 secs and block it from the sub, don't look at the content there, just block it and close the tab. You only have to do it once per sub and once you blocked the few that bother you, you should be good except for the occasionally new sub. You are really overreacting to a non existent problem.

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[–] knuklz 3 points -2 points (+1|-3) ago 

That's brilliant

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[–] 123_456 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Agreed, but too many buttons also is not good, especially the buttons you hardly ever use. This new button would further mess up usability on mobile for example.

I appreciate what you do, Atko, but I don't think you should dumb down Voat.co for mobile. There should be the main website, for desktops/laptops, and then something else for mobile. Some people around here volunteered to make a mobile app. Can you not work with them?

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[–] causuistry 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

A block button may not be something that you use often, but I do. I don't know exactly how many verses I've blocked, but it is has to be getting close to 100. Voat's growing a lot, so I spend time in /v/all/new looking for new, interesting subs.

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[–] darwin_prime 5 points 35 points (+40|-5) ago 

I'm not sure why this is really a big deal though. I mean, I understand if you're bothered by a sub that much you don't want to look at its contents, but to block it you don't have to. It takes but a second and all anyone has to do is look at the sidebar. It's not like visiting a sub is by any means supporting it, they aren't winning anything by counting how many people clicked on it.

Also, I like the idea of having to physically go to the sub, as it ensures we don't accidently hit the block button on the front page when scrolling through. I go on Voat a lot with my tablet, I've accidently downvoated or clicked on a user name instead of a comment link for example.

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[–] AtheistComic [S] 12 points 10 points (+22|-12) ago 

Subs can show the image thumbnails in the feed, and so by forcing users to visit a subverse to block it, you are forcing them to encounter more of the disturbing or disliked content. It would be better if we could limit exposure while backing away slowly from subverses we find disturbing.

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[–] kchmiel 10 points 42 points (+52|-10) ago 

Grow a spine and then find a real problem, please.

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[–] wolflink009 4 points 18 points (+22|-4) ago 

Jesus, who the hell cares, you're a big boy, you can deal with a disturbing image for 2 fucking seconds.

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[–] CakeBandit 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

So you're saying you're feeling triggered?

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[–] Rea11yN0tMe 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

I heard the argument that porn keeps the SJWs away and find it convincing. So more unblockable scat for the front page? :)

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[–] thrilljockey 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

It's trivial to hide an element on a sub with custom styles. Go to /v/Browns, for example, and try to block it.

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[–] Sureyado 3 points 7 points (+10|-3) ago  (edited ago)

Why would anyone want to block /v/browns? Those guys are awesome.

Downvotes really? lol,lighten up Francis.

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[–] pepepepepe 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I don't think we should make it easier to block entire subs with buttons on /v/all but something like this should definitely be against the TOS.

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[–] darwin_prime 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

I have my settings set up to override subverse specific themes, but I could see how that would be a bit difficutl/annoying for those who don't want that feature enabled.

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[–] RoseEsque 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Then don't browse /v/all at work. Easy bloody solution.

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[–] darwin_prime 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

That's a pretty good point right there, I can't argue against that.

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[–] 123_456 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I'm not sure why this is really a big deal though. I mean, I understand if you're bothered by a sub that much you don't want to look at its contents, but to block it you don't have to. It takes but a second and all anyone has to do is look at the sidebar. It's not like visiting a sub is by any means supporting it, they aren't winning anything by counting how many people clicked on it.

I guess you don't get it, do you? If you visit that sub, then it's in your history. If you are at work, browsing on your break, they will see that you've visited a website called voat.co/v/cumladenwhores.

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[–] AN0NYM0US 7 points 31 points (+38|-7) ago 

Thank you.

I know we were all thinking it.

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[–] wolflink009 3 points 31 points (+34|-3) ago 

I wasn't...

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[–] sbirkenfeld 2 points 3 points (+5|-2) ago 

What op meant to say is that the Block feature should be utilized in a better position on the site.

 

You misunderstood because OP said ban in the title but I'm pretty sure all they want is to block the new subverse from their personal profile.

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[–] MrEvilPirate 8 points 21 points (+29|-8) ago 

This seems like a trivial complaint.

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[–] acheron2012 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Especially the N letter. it is racist.

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[–] kb100 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

I just blocked my first subverse today. I understand where you are coming from but there are two sides to this debate. Have you considered the effects of allowing subverses to be blocked so quickly, without even looking at them? I'll take an example from reddit which is in the banning of fatpeoplehate clone subreddits, a subreddit called something like whalewatchers was banned. The subreddit turned out to be an actual whale watching subreddit, with people sharing pictures of whales and the ocean. Why do you suppose that is? Let me speculate and say that the admin who banned the subreddit assumed it was a fatpeoplehate clone like all the others popping up, so he or she banned it without even looking. Hopefully on voat we won't ever have admins banning subreddits left and right like there was on reddit, but when it comes to the block subverse operation, you are your own admin. Do you really want to make it so easy for yourself to close yourself off from foreign ideas that you don't even have to see the content of the subverse to block it, probably blocking based off the title of one post and the name of the subreddit? I can understand a person answering "yes" to that question, but I fear the damage to the diversity of expression on voat may suffer if blocking without looking is allowed.

You mentioned not wanting to look at obscene, gross, or disturbing thumbnails. For your information, there is a "display NSFW content" option that you can uncheck (it comes on by default) to stop NSFW thumbnails from being shown to you. If you say "but I like some NSFW subs, so I want that box unchecked" I would say that adding a NSFW whitelist would be a better option. If you are deeply offended not even by thumbnails, but just the titles of "obscene" subverses, then you need to realize that that position is childish. Words are words, and no matter what they say, no matter how much they contradict your beliefs or make fun of a group that you associate with, they are just words. Get over them.

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[–] sbirkenfeld 3 points 0 points (+3|-3) ago 

Each user would control which subverse is blocked from their profile. It's not a subverse ban. You're scared of the wrong issue.

 

The NSFW box is a general security blanket. What OP is asking for is more control over which content each user wants to see.

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[–] kb100 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

OP is not asking for more control over which content each user sees. Each user can already control which subverses are blocked from their profile. That is not the issue at hand. I'm not suggesting that we remove this functionality. I am asking you to consider that blocking, without even looking at what you are blocking, may not be what we want to promote in voat culture. Also, it IS a subverse ban effectively. What I mean by "you are your own admin" is that when you hit block on a subverse that's it, that subverse is gone for you, it's not going to show up unless you specifically go to it. So, for you personally, it is effectively banned. You, being your own admin, can effectively unban it by unblocking it, but unless you specifically do so, the subverse is gone for you.

Remember: I am NOT saying we shouldn't be able to block exactly the content that we want to block. I AM saying that we should consider the impact of encouraging users to block entire subverses without seeing more than its name and the title of a single post from it.

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[–] RoseEsque 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

No, what OP want's is easier control over which content each user wants AND only confined to /v/all. To narrow of a usability to be implemented.

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[–] radamhadameal 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

I was just thinking that with v/scat, not even 2 minutes ago. Thankfully there were no thumbnails. ._.

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[–] Taika 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

I never got this, why would anyone browse /all when you can make your own front page? Geniuinely curious!

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[–] AtheistComic [S] 3 points 12 points (+15|-3) ago 

New subverses are added every day. I prefer to view all of them and remove the ones I dislike forever.

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[–] Womb_Raider 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

I browse /v/all so I can see new subs and add them to my /front. Until it's more developed, it looks kind of barren as is

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[–] WatDabney 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

I do both, situationally.

If I'm in the mood to catch up on my own interests, I stay with my front. If I'm in the mood to browse, I switch to /all, and that specifically so that I'll see things that I wouldn't see otherwise.

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