Yes, we’d like to do this, but it’s not a quick development job so we’ve not been able to prioritize it to date.
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.Ben B. commented
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.
101 votesBen B. commented
Yes, ranking by popularity is problematic because it tends to put every user who has a small following at the top of every page. It really doesn't suggest any wider appreciation outside of this group however. If downvotes were allowed a lot of these people would be downvoted into oblivion. This would make it easier for other voices to be heard leading to a wider variety of opinion on the site.