Unfortunately, not many people seem to read the blogs.Make a blog post and restrict it to your friends list is as close as you're going to get to this, I think. No guarantees even for this.
As much as there are those I might like to exclude from seeing things from time to time, I don't see how it's beneficial to the functioning of a community to enable such a thing, even if it were technically feasible. Nothing you post is truly private anyway, even in the VIP section. Forums aren't really about privacy.
There are some members (that will remain nameless for obvious reasons) that I would like to not post on my threads, as they don't have any useful information, and I feel that when one posts, the rest follow, deteriorating the thread.What exactly would be the utility of allowing this? If you don't want to see a user's replies, then just block that user.
Plus, doing this would allow users to make threads gossiping about other users, while hiding them from those users.
I think if you want to restrict access to what you post, do what Trevor said, or post in a more privileged forum.
Not really...It's not like I want it to bar all black people or somethingThis just SCREAMS discrimination.
Why would you want to do that?
There are some members (that will remain nameless for obvious reasons) that I would like to not post on my threads, as they don't have any useful information, and I feel that when one posts, the rest follow, deteriorating the thread.
I have to agree that this thought has crossed my mind. It annoys me greatly to see hundreds of posts from the same (remain nameless) user that rarely is properly on-topic.There are some members (that will remain nameless for obvious reasons) that I would like to not post on my threads, as they don't have any useful information...
I don't want to turn this into a "Mods don't do enough" thread, but I have talked about at least one of the people that I want to keep away from my threads with one of them. They supposedly have talked to them or are doing something about it, but I have yet to see a difference. Whether this members just ignored them or not, I do not know, but I don't want to get into that anymore.I really don't think this is a good idea. Let the mods decide if someone is being disruptive - it's their job afterall. If they really annoy you you can mention it in thread, you can PM them, you can put a request in the requests forum, or give them neg or neutral rep with a constructive comment. If someone is a problem you have a multitude of options available to you, so how about not worrying about what they do? Then you only have to react when they do it.
I mean that the purpose is different. They're designed to let you fulfill your little narcissistic desires and say (within some vague reason) what you want. They're for you and you determine who sees them and whether or not you will allow comment. This is why some of the amateur forum cops will swing into action when someone posts a thread without any obvious question that "This is what blogs are for!" You may choose to make them just like a thread, but it's your choice, which is the critical bit. Threads are part of the community and you roll the dice like everyone else who throws something up there. It may get no replies, it may go badly or wonderfully off-topic.Well blogs were an example, and they can be for both. Some use blogs for personal use, others use them for thread-like reasons.
I suppose more than anything, I would just like the members that I would block to stop with what they are doing, and I'm sure I'm not alone. I'm just tired of so many threads being derailed by the same member(s), with nothing being done about it.I get where you're coming from. There are times I'd prefer that certain people not post in threads where things are going along in an interesting way and they can get derailed. Sometimes it leads to something good and unforseen. Often, it doesn't. It's just a cost of doing business. If you can't bear to have your idea ruined, don't share it. If you're willing to put it out there, you take the chance.
Just one question I wouldnt happen to be one of the users that causes problems would I? I mean yes sometimes I get a little too carried away but dont you think that this is going too far? back on the subjectThere are some members (that will remain nameless for obvious reasons) that I would like to not post on my threads, as they don't have any useful information, and I feel that when one posts, the rest follow, deteriorating the thread.