A ways back I was approached by a newbie who wanted to buy one of my TidalForce frames. He took the unusual approach of telling me how crappy he thought they were
, and I quickly identified that this would be a customer who my limited time would never be able to satisfy. I addeded him to my "foes" list so I wouldn't have to see him on the board, and after a string of hostile PMs (where he succsessfully got under my skin
) he finally gave up.
After about a month, he sent another PM that expressed something that could be construed as an apology, and again demanded to buy a frame and have it shipped internationally. I didn't want to weather the storm of hostility (again!), so I never responded. I never read another of his PMs after that, I just moved them to a different folder so they would never show as having been "read" (I assume an unread deleted PM would appear as "read" to the sender).
Now he seems to be sending me a new PM every day. I don't have time for the drama and angst, so I created a rule that puts moves his PMs out of my Inbox. However, it would be nice if I could just block PMs from disturbed individuals, without having them thinking I am reading their messages. Does phpbb give us a way to do this? After poking around some I don't think it is possible, but there are a lot of folks here that are smarter than I am.