Yes, it is possible to "ignore" certain things/postings/members without much effort.

Let's say that John Doe makes postings that either
a) annoy
b) anger
c) drive you bonkers
d) totally not interested in what John Doe has to say

You "can and should" use the "ignore" feature that is offered.

Go to Settings. Menu on the left will have an IGNORE option.

Add the member's name whom you'd like to ignore and then click on IGNORE. .

(moderators, are not allowed to use ignore feature...)