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Blog entry by Manitario posted 1272 days ago 3594 reads 0 times favorited 80 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, I’ve been on this site for just over 200 days. Despite several of the more contentious discussions that have happened on this site, I have, to my knowledge always been respectful and courteous. I sign on today and read a discussion and scroll down to the bottom only to find that that person has blocked me (I’m looking at you Hobomonk). What gives??? What kind of stupid system is this that random people can block others for unknown reasons? In a public forum in which we are making our posts, what gives anyone the right to block you unless you have been disrespectful or strayed from the stated rules for this site? If a person wants to pick and choose who they allow to comment on their posts and block others for unknown reasons they should go to a private site like Facebook where they can closely regulate everything someone says.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil



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EEngineer

885 posts in 2212 days


#1 posted 1272 days ago

Dude! You need a life. One where being blocked really doesn’t cause to lose all self-respect and go into a tirade.

Oh shit! Didi I make list? Damn!

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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rivendale34

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#2 posted 1272 days ago

While I have no knowledge about either of the parties, nor ever had any interaction with them…

I do feel the need to say, this IS a private site… not a public one, just like Facebook. In truth, there is no such thing as a “public” forum. They are all owned by individuals or companies, therefore not subject to the freedom of expression rights people like to tout online.

Just my worthless $.02.

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juniorjock

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#3 posted 1272 days ago

Hobomonk has everyone blocked. I think it’s just where he’s trying to get more hits on his website.
- SY
- aka JJ

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 1272 days ago

It’s ok not that important….His loss right?

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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wseand

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#5 posted 1272 days ago

This site has no moderators so this is a way to block people that are causing someone problems, or just because. This topic has been discussed on my threads, do a search for it.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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Rick Dennington

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#6 posted 1272 days ago

It ain’t no big deal, Manitario…..I’m blocked by at least 3 people that I know of…..maybe more…who knows… But you know what? I don’t give a rat’s a..s… They probably did me a favor, cause the 3 that has me blocked….I don’t like them anyway…...

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

4936 posts in 1908 days


#7 posted 1272 days ago

Hobomonk seems to block alot of people for no apparent reason other than whatever. They way I look at it is “Mind Over Matter” ...I don’t mind and he doesn’t matter.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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Dez

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#8 posted 1272 days ago

As everyone else has said – it is OK!
I am also blocked and I have never seen any of his posts to even make a comment????
Only 1 project and a lot of posts in relation to that!
I never knew before now that I was blocked by anyone!
Now my life is ruined! NOT!
LOL
Perhaps he is trying to create his own “private” blog?

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#9 posted 1272 days ago

Don’t worry about it. It is a way of SPAMMINg without getting booted out. Block everyone and post bait with a link to your own website. I have run into that a couple times. I block the blocker to start my own list so I can remember who blocked me :-))

Some day when I have a migraine and need some mindless fun to humor myself and try to forget the pain, I may go through and block everyone who posts on my blocker’s threads ;-)) ;-)) We can see if it turns in to a blocking war ;-)) ;-)) ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Howie

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#10 posted 1272 days ago

Manitario: This subject has been beat to death a number of times and if you research it, you will find the same results…..Who cares if they get blocked. With 23,000 people you are not always going to please everyone. It’s their loss not yours.

-- Life is good.

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Rustic

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#11 posted 1272 days ago

This site DOES have moderators so just chill out dude

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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StumpyNubs

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#12 posted 1272 days ago

Hobomonk blocks everybody, which he’s welcome to do. I don’t find him that interesting anyway. It won’t ruin my day… why does it ruin yours?

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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juniorjock

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#13 posted 1272 days ago

Howie, you are right that this topic has been discussed over and over, but in this instance, it’s totally different. This guy blocks “everyone”..... to try to get them to go to his web site. I don’t think this should be allowed.

Topa hit the nail on the head, explaining it very well.

- SY
- aka JJ

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Pdub

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#14 posted 1272 days ago

Hey, I made it!!!!! I’m on someones Block list. I just went to Hobomonks last blog and I am blocked. Thanks Manitario, I would have never known I was blocked if you hadn’t started this blog. I feel like I am a true LJ now. LOL

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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Manitario

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#15 posted 1271 days ago

thanks y’all. I had a particularly frustrating day yesterday for other reasons, and fired off an angry WTF?? blog in on finding I was blocked. Should have taken a deep breath instead.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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