mute individual users
As a user, I would like to be able to ignore the postings from other users. I would like to individually select which users I want to ignore. It should be easy to add/remove users from my ignore list.
This is too broad. Channels can be used to logically segregate integrations for continuous monitoring/reporting, but within those channels there can be more granular options to mute *specific integrations.* That is the use case and how the story should read. "Mute individual users" is far too broad and suggests muting human users that can hinder the overall collaborative efforts of your team.
But this is an important feature. Without it, the running solution is to split channels in to more channels, and that can clutter your left pane with an arbitrary number of channels, whilst this feature would relegate alerts to one channel and selectively mute the alerts that are not relevant to you
Teemu Hokkanen commented
With important channel that is cluttered with integrations there are currently two options:
1. Don't mute channel -> constant unnecessary notifications from integrations
2. Mute channel -> no notifications from important messages
I would like to have one more option:
3. Mute integration that causes the clutter: Notificaions only from important messages
Matthew Rogers commented
Clearly, as a team-communication tool, this is problematic to universally mute a colleague (e.g. what if they actually need to use the tool for a work-critical task)
Perhaps this can be
1) channel specific: "This person has smart things to say about Project Blue, or the For Sale, but I don't need to know their opinions in ~coffee"
2) limited only to channels with more than n number of members. That way, smaller project channels will enable unfettered communication, but users can curate their content in large interest-based channels.
3) auto-collapse instead of 'hide' the content and not have that content trigger an "unread" channel or message notification. That way, the content can be expanded and viewed if another message's content requires context.
Thanks for the consideration.
(I guess email could be a backup, huh?)
Lima Lima Charlie commented
While it's not a full solution, you can block users in your adblocker with the following Ublock Origin rule: `##.post__content:has(.col__name:has-text(useryouwanttomute))`. You can add this rule to your rules by right-clicking something on the mattermost page, then clicking "Block element...", then pasting in the code, replacing useryouwanttomute with the username of the user you want to block. (This will only work in the web application, not in the app)
Steve Costello commented
Need this for automated BOTs that fill the feeds with build notifications/JIRA. It's great for some users, but complete noise for others. PLEASE allow us to mute specific users
We need to block idividual users. this function is needet asap
This is ESSENTIAL, how can anyone settle on a chat function that does not allow a user to be banned? What a recipe for disaster.
We try to establish Mattermost as main Chat platform over @ ReactOS project. IRC was starting to get in the way a bit. But even IRC supported /ignore and /ban commands. All we can do is kick a user from a channel and that is not enough. There are users going on some ppls nerves and these ppl want a ignore feature at least.
Jan Kyu Peblik commented
You need to implement this, both because it's the correct thing to do and also it will be one more feature you have that Slack does not. The outrage over Slack not having this is immense: https://twitter.com/slackhq/status/767806840524705792?lang=en
Please implement this. This is a simple feature.
This is such an important feature, needs to be implemented asap please!
There a specific person in our org who abuses @channel and mentions directly to me. It's very distracting, but I still need notifications for channels and other coworkers.
Hi Florian - you can disable getting notifications for at-channel mentions globally in Account Settings > Notifications > Words that trigger mentions.
Florian Mycka commented
I'm totally with Anonymous. We have a lot of channels where highlighting with @channel should indicate important stuff like a broken system that needs attention. But some people in those channels resist not using @channel even for less important information. I do not want to hide them totally, but I do not want to get a highlight. Even worst: @channel triggers a push notification on my phone and smartwatch telling me, that I have a notification. But it's a channel notification. Removing the @channel highlight globally is also not an option.
=> I wish to have an ignore list where I can add/remove specific users to be excluded from notifications.
More specifically, I would like to mute notifications for a specific user.
Use case: We have a channel where people sometimes post important announcements using @channel, but there is one person who posts a lot of @channel messages that aren't relevant to me. I don't want to mute the whole channel as some of those notifications can be very important, nor do I want to completely hide the posts from this user, as I sometimes interact with him.
Thus, having a setting that allows ignoring global mentions from one user seems like the most straightforward solution to this problem.
there's some garbage you just dont wanna see man
Eli Gundry commented
There is someone on my team that frequently posts stuff that makes me cringe. If there was a way that I could mute him, that would be great.