I was on a different forum that upgraded from a layout similar to this to a newer bells-and-whistles design. I did have a handful of dreadful posters on ignore at the time: in the newer design, those posters were completely removed from my thread view, including quote boxes. No sign that they even existed. It made reading threads rather problematic, as I saw other posters responding to thin air, as it were.
Personally, I would like to see some sort of ➕ / ➖ button on all posts that would let me manually collapse/expand posts and quotes in an instant, and have an obfuscate setting in the User CP to do it automatically to specific posters. Something like that could also be handy for supporting manual inline loading of graphics and/or video.
Last edited by eschereal; 11-28-2017 at 03:00 PM.