I had some illustrious personages here in my “muted” list and I thought it wasn’t making any difference. Then I read the fine print about it and it became clear that the setting only mutes notifications which I don’t use at all (I just log in and read the forum when I can).
What I want is not to have any posts be them marked as “new” or “unread”. Now, on some other forums I read, also powered by Discourse, there’s another list, the “ignored” list, whose fine print fills me with hope But not here! Is it just because of a different (older) Discourse version here, or has it been configured out?
And, by the gracious answer I received there (they could have sent me off because I’m no Discourse dev), it is indeed a site configuration decision, combined with my “cred level” on a particular site. So, in case any admin of this forum is reading, has this setting been modified here – trust level 2 to be able to ignore?