I don't know, I think effectively treating someone like they don't exist packs more of a punch than them knowing you read every post and selectively reply. To each his own though, to me it's a videogame hobbyist board, not politics so I don't really care about censorship or etc. Just saves me time and exasperation not having to deal with shitheads. My whole list is only like 6 people, 3 of them very obvious trolls and 2 of them people who shitpost but skirt the rules enough to avoid a ban due to Blues leniency. I only have one person on there who I just can't get along with and it's improved my enjoyment of the board so it works for me.
Playing: Dark Souls 2: Scholars of the First Sin Watching: Mr. Robot