You can't even ignore individual users with Discourse because the developers don't believe that you should be able to ignore specific people
I don't mind that since I never ignore anybody. Even the most complete idiot can sometimes say something useful, and anyway, reality is as it is, blocking it won't change it. -shrug-
they also want the experience to be more like you're on twitter or some other social sites instead of a forum, seriously...
Oh my. "Social networking" is the disease of these days. I'm pretty sure I'll live to see the fad pass. IT fads have been popping up regularly for years, and slowly going the way of the dodo: Thin clients, Java (and so on)...
SM should have gone with XenForo, it's basically a rebooted vBulletin without the bugs and security issues.
Or phpBB, which somehow got out of fashion despite being quite reliable and free. But it's too late to discuss this now, now we need to make the best of what we have.
I'm very happy we finally got a working Poser forum, no matter the software.