I use quite a few different forum software and the Discourse block-user function is by far the clunker of the lot.
The following is based on what I see with this specific Discourse version and I’m not entirely sure what that version is (TopazLabs).
a) it’s very awkward to have to go into the settings page to add blocks by user-id instead of just clicking on the user-id at the source post (unless I’m badly missing something, but the admins say I’m not).
b) this is the real kicker…the blocked user’s posts still show up in my feed and the “block” just blocks the content IF you click on the post (see below). Of course, this largely defeats the entire purpose of the block in the first place ie the point is I don’t want to see the posts of a blocked user in my feed.
Example. Is this behavior configurable by the admins in any way?