I think the ignore function is wrong in many ways.
It doesn't solve the problem.
Why should I have to do anything? I'm not at fault or in the wrong.
The people that are at fault are the ones breaking the rules.
Their rule-breaking posts shouldn't exist, or should be in some cesspool forum.
"Ignore" is an easy way out, that is too broad-brushed.
If 20% of their posts are rule-breaking, maybe 80% are not.
Those 20% shouldn't be in my way or in my sight, but maybe some of the other 80% are worth reading. Some of the people that occasionally break the rules can also be humorous.
Furthermore, a quoted post by an ignored user still appears from what I understand.
The ignore solves almost nothing, except burying one's head in the sand.
I simply don't think it's worth much of anything.
The problem needs to be solved, not ignored.
Ignore is one of the best things on MTF. It's better than any possible team of mods with their rules, small biases, permabans, not being able to see everything and what not because it allows the forum to "moderate" itself. YOU personally decide whether to "ban" a poster in your eyes or not. If many posters decided to ignore the same idiot the idiot would lose audience (and interest). But it seems that either people are unaware of this function or they want to read and interact with idiots/trolls because MTF is not only about knowledgeable tennis discussion but also (even more importantly) about pure entertainment.