I find the chipper little messages that automatically pop up between posts are often inappropriate. It’s jarring to have one appear in a very serious discussion. The last time was in the middle of people baring their families’ mental health problems, including suicide, and suddenly there’s a smiley face:
" It’s been a while since we’ve seen DepressedGrandpa — their last post was 6 months ago."
If there’s any way for an individual poster to turn those off, I haven’t been able to find it. Does a mod, an Admin, or ANYone have the ability to do that?
Does everyone else just love those little smiley interruptions? From what I’ve seen, I doubt people would miss that function. I’ve never seen anyone stop in the middle of a discussion to say “Hey, DepressedGrandpa. I see you haven’t posted in 6 months. Where have you been?”