I’m not sure that was an answer to my post, but I guess so. If I understood correctly, “ignore” is to not show the posts of the ignored user, even if you read a topic where he posted, whereas “mute” is only to not show notifications and not have the topic appear on the front page when there is a new post from that user (but still be able to read posts when you read the topic). Or did I get that wrong ? If not, my interest is indeed about muting, not ignoring.
@Heather_Dudley Your situation is similar to what I want to do (previous post) on some level. But your problem is about subcategories, mine is about posts from a specific user. Your solution is pretty interesting. I could use that by creating a different user for each topic, then I would be able to do like you, but with the slowing down things you’re mentioning I guess.
In your case, if you mute the whole category, and people start tracking a subcategory in it, wouldn’t that work ? (that was the “priority” thing I was asking about when muting and tracking at the same time)
The solution CodingHorror is proposing seems to have one flaw for you: This would be good for actual users, but wouldn’t it prevent people not part of the group from viewing the topic (visitors, and especially potential new users wanting to join such a group) ? I mean, it’s usually because you had the chance to read that you then want to join …