I will use the ignore feature anyway because I would rather skip over certain threads or comments than waste time reading them.
I know I don't have to reply to anyone, what bugs me is that sometimes I would like to have the power of "unreading" what I have just read and that is of course impossible. My best option at this time is to just start blocking people I no longer want to dedicate my time to in reading what they have to say.
It's kind of like unsubscribing a newsletter or a YouTube channel. I don't wish anyone any harm, I just don't want to participate in what they have to say.
The thread is certainly not about the 3 members I blocked as various others will be added soon. Each person I block will be for very specific reasons that I am still evaluating.
I try to change people every day. Do You?