At the top of the page where all the buttons are, you'll find a new one: "Contact Management"
If you click it, a control panel opens that offers you several possibilities:
- * Buddies: create a list of your favourite people. If you like, you can get notified when they log on.
* Ignoring: people who's existence you wish to forget. Users you put on this list can not contact you and all their posts are hidden from your view. You can not see them on the "who is online" list either.
* Disallowing: is similar to the ignore list. People from this list may not contact you. However, you will still be able to see their posts.
The 5th button: "Add New Contacts" allows you to add several users at once to one of these 3 lists.
Button #4: Buddy Of shows you who has you on their buddy list.
The whole thing is very nicely explained in the Programme's FAQs (6th button).
Please mind that the Contact Management Programme is case-sensitive. If you are uncertain about the spelling of a username, click on "find a username". It will help you to find the user you are looking for.
On top of each thread, you'll find 3 smilies for every single poster in that thread that allow you to add the respective user to either of your 3 lists (or to remove them) without using the Contact Management panel. The names will show up when you move the mouse over the smilies.
I'm sorry, these smilies take up a lot of space. If you like, I can try to remove them, but I am not sure if I'll succeed.