Exists for your benefit.
It seems it's time to remind some of you that you have this at your disposal.
If for whatever reason you don't want to read another users' posts, you do not have to (though you will see their responses if they are quoted). You can simply add them to your Ignore List, and all posts by them will automatically be filtered OUT of the thread discussion for you. You will see that the user has posted, but the post itself will be hidden unless you choose to view it.
I STRONGLY suggest a number of you make use of this.
To add a user to your ignore list, simply click on their User Profile, and then click on Add to Ignore List. Simple as that.
You cannot, however ignore anyone on the forum Staff for obvious reasons. All standard users are fair game.
Again, just a friendly reminder.