It would be nice to have a ignore user "XX" function, but we don't have it.
Not sure if this what you're looking for, but I've done this on occasion:
Go to your profile: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;area=account
Hover over "Modify Profile", click on "Buddies/Ignore List", click "Edit Ignore List". Add the username of the person you wish to ignore.
Also, you'll need to have the "Modify Profile -> Look and Layout" checkbox for Hide messages posted by members on my ignore list
When you read a thread that has posts from those users, a placeholder link shows instead of each post, so you can still see the content if you really want to.
Is there a way to start at the beginning of a thread, instead of the end? thanks
From a specific message, I don't think so, but on the bottom left of every page, you can click the Page 1 link. Also, at the top, in the "path" (eg: canon rumors FORUM » Canon Rumors General » Site Information
), if you click on the subject, that'll go to page one as well.
From the list of topics, clicking the subject itself displays the topic from the beginning. What I usually do is click the "NEW" button, and if I haven't read any messages from that thread I get the beginning, and if I have read some, it goes to where I last read that thread.
Hope that helps.