Or it could be a very mature way of dealing with it.
That would definitely tend to be the opinion of those who avail themselves of 'ignore', E.
some try to get others to ignore those they don't like.
I never did commend you for your response to that event - perhaps it seemed too self serving - but that was a highly commendable thing you did, Engineer. Something you should be justly proud of doing.
None of these make much sense to me when a single button click solves the problem. If I can improve my experience without impacting anyone else's, how it that cowardly?
I have to say, with not quite the conviction I had before I read your post, that that's my opinion. Your "silent" scenario is certainly not the cowardly approach that I had in mind.