a7sharp9 (a7sharp9) wrote in suggestions,
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filter banned users from friend-of-friend feed

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filter banned users from friend-of-friend feed

Short, concise description of the idea
Ideally, entries and comments from banned users should not be seen anywhere (short of going to their journal directly). Barring that, at least filter them from foaf.

Full description of the idea
LJ already filters the user's direct friends from the friend-of-friend feed (/friendsfriends), so the functionality is there. I'd like the banned users to be included into that filter as well

An ordered list of benefits
  • Banning a user clearly means that the person doing the banning does not want to see anything from that user; the foaf feed is closer to the friends page than to simply wandering around the site looking at random journals; so, this would move LJ in the direction of better consistency in handling the entries from banned users
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • technically - none I can see; the code is already there, it should be a simple enough fix
  • wrt policy - I'm having a hard time imagining that by flipping the default from "seeing banned users" to "not seeing banned users" would upset anyone, but if you want to be extra nice, make the behavior configurable
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