PM only from buddy list
Let's take these one at a time shall we?
Ignore thread is a wonderful option where you can click either on the button at the end of the title in the forum page of in the quick link once inside of offending thread. Those who dislike the "quiz" threads for example could easily avoid seeing them by using this option.
Ignore user is very nice if you have someone who is bothering you or you'd just like to not have to even bother rolling your eyes at. Click on their name and in their personal profile is a link to chose to ignore them. I'm sure there are other ways to do this also, but this is how I have applied the feature.
*Also, If you have a user on ignore, then you won't see their threads in the normal forum view. You'll only see them on the main forums page, where it shows that there's a new post in that thread.
*thank you WentAway*
Personal stickies are also in the quick thread links inside the thread. It's very handy if you wish to keep track of a specific thread. This helps to avoid repeated bumping of threads.
PM only from buddy list is a wonderful new feature. You can make certain people your buddy and then chose the option in your User CP options settings to only receive PMs from them. Thus, you can still keep in contact with them and not have to receive them from anyone else...except MODS of course.
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