I think your missing the point. I'm trying to change "my own" preferences for when I get an alert from a member that I am following. So let take Erin Nicole as an example. Let say that she has her profile set so that only people who she follows can see it. Now I'm following her and I want to change my preferences as to when I get an alert from Erin. I'm unable to do that. That is a major design flow. If someone have me in their ignore list, does that stop me from going into that person topic? No. Does it stop me from replying that that person's topic? No. Does it stop me from seeing any of their posts? No.