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Block user needs to block everything. I don't want to see said person's reviews or anything they have to add to the site. Certain people think this website is their personal blog.

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    Anonymous shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  AdminMatthew Buchanan (Admin, Letterboxd) responded  · 

    At this time there are performance and cacheability impacts of blocking members everywhere that preclude us from doing this. In the future we would like to address this better.

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      • Matt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        What if I dont want to block someone, I just dont want to see their reviews on my homepage?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        So, when you block someone, I found out that they can still see your profile. This is stupid, especially if you know a user in person, as they can still criticise your movie taste outside of the realm of Letterboxd. You should be able to block people from seeing your entire profile, so that they have no idea of what your reviewing/watching.

      • Dilay commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I don't really like to see the same reviews from the same people under all the films. If we can block or filter them it would be a better letterboxd experience for all of us.

      • Marlena commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am frankly disgusted that I paid even $19 to support a website ostensibly for people who love movies, and the most "popular" users here write nothing but completely nonsensical, pointless, offtopic, frequently one word reviews, sometimes complete gibberish, sometimes announcing that they haven't even watched the movie they are "reviewing." Whiskey tango foxtrot. I suppose its my fault for throwing my money at something without actually looking at the service before I plug in my credit card.

        I have learned my lesson. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. I will not be paying for Letterboxd again until something changes here. If blocking users across the website is too much of a strain on the system I understand, but then there needs to be a way to interact with the community based on something, anything, other than "popularity." Let me search for users by number of reviews, by join date, alphabetically. Allow downvotes (I know this is like a unicorn in social media). Promote the most recent reviews instead of "popular" clickbait reviews, or better yet allow for sorting reviews by oldest, newest or most upvoted like other sites allow.

        Conceptualize the problem differently, because this isn't just about blocking certain users. This is about fostering the kind of community you want to have, that you want the Letterboxd brand to be associated with. If I have to pay extra for these features I will, but please make this a priority.

      • Joseph commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'll pay for Patron if this is implemented, please other people say this

      • AdminMatthew Buchanan (Admin, Letterboxd) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @Anonymous The delay in implementing this is entirely a technical one—we cache content on lots of pages so that we can serve them quickly to millions of visitors. Customizing each page to remove content from members you’ve blocked would put considerable extra load on our servers, and worsen the quality of service for all. (We ARE looking at how we can improve this, however.)

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Im not against other people expressing their political and personal views in their own reviews (even if its forced into it with no relation to the actual film itself) they are free to write what they want. I however shouldn't have it forced down my throat every time i log into letterboxd. it's especially annoying when i don't even follow these people. Can you please get on this because hiding users seems to be a very popular issue with users and i cant be that hard to implement can it, this thread is over 4 years old and still nothing?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I blocked david ehrlich but still see his reviews under every movie. That's annoying.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Is there any update on this?
        I'm a bit sick of reading about unrelated political opinions on the movie pages..

      • Mightygil commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I hope all possibilities are still being looked at for this. As great as letterboxd is its usefulness is greatly diminished when so many top "reviews" are not even reviews, but mostly people sharing their views on religion and government instead of the movie it's listed under. For something that is generally really user friendly this continues to be a big frustration.

      • Ben B. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This basically stems from the problem of basically everything on letterboxd being ranked by popularity (or "likes"). It has the effect of taking a small minority of views that have a cliquish following and throwing them to the top of every page, much to the annoyance of everyone outside these cliques. I see three ways around this problem: 1.) Expand the block user function as discussed here. 2.) Don't rank things by popularity. Mix it up a little bit, add some randomness into what posts get featured. 3.) Introduce downvotes. This balances out the different viewpoints allowing more moderate views to rise to the top.

      • Jack Verhaeg commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        When you block somebody on letterboxd, you should not be able to see them on the website at all, especially on the film's landing pages under 'popular reviews.'

      • Peter McFrehley commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would love to be able to blind myself from the same 3 or 4 people who's reviews continue to show up on the main page every time I check it. The flaw is really with Letterboxd who should make it possible so that a variety of people show up on the main page, but if they won't do that then at least allow us to block people. I need need new reviewers to grow sick of....

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please prioritize this! I'm sick and tired of people using reviews and lists as a political soapbox.

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