There seems to be a bit of confusion about how the ignore functions work. Everyone can see the "Ignore this really annoying bastard" link in each post, but what some people apparently don't know is that this will not stop the really annoying bastard sending you PM's.
They're separate functions (which is a bit silly but that's the way it is). The problem is that the PM ignore is default functionality while the post ignore is a third party modifcation, so they aren't integrated with each other.
To ignore PM's you use Profle > Personal Message Options > Bung in a name in teh box.
If you do that and
click the link in a post you wont see posts or get PM's. To ignore posts, can also add really annoying bastards under Profile > Ignore User Options.
And no, you can't put staff members on ignore even if they are really annoying bastards. That's their job.
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