Yes, of course. You can ignore bashers with agendas on any venue, including IV. The message list gets shortened, so it is to your benefit. On IV I had the iggies on grey (vs absent), but had change -- when the entire page was filled with the bash and bash back forum. Why feed them when they get paid by the post. Here on Yahoo when the iggy is designated, they are gone. For me, that is good, but I understand that for others the attention given is hard to ignore.
Even those who have never frequented the message board of NovaStar understand who is the basher.