OP, just as an fyi, you can always set a particular poster on "ignore." Go to the User CP tab, click on "edit ignore list," and enter the name of any poster whose posts you do not want visible to you.
"If you drop an egg, you don't say, 'Oh, shoot' and drop the other 11, do you?"
-Source unknown, but obviously brilliant
Reached goal 4/16/2010...but kind of afraid to look these days