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Forum topic by poopiekat posted 05-25-2010 04:48 PM 2478 views 0 times favorited 81 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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poopiekat

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05-25-2010 04:48 PM

Well, I know this thread will get tanked soon…but here goes:
I’d be interested in knowing how this [Block] button is getting used, and why. Mostly, I’m curious as to whether it has produced the results desired, or whether it has fomented even more hard feelings among each other than before.
So… herewith, if you have a personal experience with the ‘Block’ button that you’d like to share, I’d appreciate the insight! And Im sure, so would many others. I’m asking ONLY from an academic standpoint. Please do not post here and vent your spleen, this is not my intention at all. I’m just curious as to who…and why. You need not disclose usernames, but the actual circumstances for the block would be illuminating!

Let’s hear it, LJs!!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!


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#1 posted 05-25-2010 04:50 PM

Haven’t used it.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 05-25-2010 04:54 PM

Thanks, Jim!
I forgot to say, I’d be interested either way, whether you have blocked somebody, and why, OR discovered you WERE blocked by another user, and why, if known.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#3 posted 05-25-2010 05:08 PM

I forgot all about it. I really think it would be only used a few times initially, and only between the greatest of enemies. Or would it…. I wonder if it has been used at all…. keep your friends close but your enemies closer….hmm interesting indeed.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#4 posted 05-25-2010 05:12 PM

poroskywood,
yeah, I was reading a rather interesting thread the other day, authored by someone I was unfamiliar with. When I got to the bottom, I saw where I was unable to comment on the thread due to my being blocked!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#5 posted 05-25-2010 05:19 PM

Haven’t used it….seriously doubt I ever would.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 05-25-2010 05:23 PM

Greetings Poopie,
I haven’t used it either. As far as I know I haven’t been blocked by anyone and I haven’t blocked anyone.
Why would they want to block me?....... I’m loved by all…...........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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#7 posted 05-25-2010 05:23 PM

I’ll never use it

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#8 posted 05-25-2010 05:25 PM

Can’t say I’ll ever use it either. I would use it if I was being harassed by someone pm’ing me inappropriate comments, but I don’t see that happening.

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs http://anterosurbanwooddesigns.com

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beatlefan

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#9 posted 05-25-2010 05:26 PM

Haven’t used it either-don’t really know how-ha,ha

-- Tony --

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#10 posted 05-25-2010 05:34 PM

I forgot there was one:-)) Had to hunt to find it.

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

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#11 posted 05-25-2010 05:50 PM

Well, it’s availability is nice, but the fact that it seems to be unused amongst the above people is nicer.

-- Power tools put us ahead of the monkeys

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#12 posted 05-25-2010 05:55 PM

It would have to be an extreme reason for me to even consider a need for the block button. I would hope that if I unintentionally offended someone they would at least give me a chance to explain myself before being blocked. Although I could see its use for someone that is known to be a spammer that won’t quit. I have never been offended by any of your posts Poopiekat . I wonder if someone just had to see how it works and used you as the guinea pig for their curiosity. By the way, where is the block button? Seems to me someone has to go out of their way to use it. Not that I care where it is. I’m all for reasonable debate, and when to agree that we disagree and let it be.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#13 posted 05-25-2010 06:09 PM

As I stated in the other thread, I’ve been blocked by one LJ as far as I can tell (and this after he shot off his mouth at me). This particular LJ, though, doesn’t start many threads – 3 or 4 by my count, plus his projects, so the effect is negligible. I haven’t blocked anybody, and I’m not going to.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#14 posted 05-25-2010 06:11 PM

Thanks, everyone!
Gregn: go to anyone’s homepage here, under their icon. Once in their homepage, the [block] button is to the left of their icon. As I understand it, it’s permanent. Mostly, the insidious thought that someone might be flaming me in a thread I’ve been blocked from is what concerns me most. But I did observe that the concept of a [block] button would appeal to the chicken-hearted, who would welcome the opportunity of a one-sided argument most of all. however, I’m glad to see the responses here, where most people have utterly no need for such a feature.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#15 posted 05-25-2010 06:15 PM

JJohnston: I suspect that we’ve been blocked by the same individual….though I don’t recall any personal run-in with him…..

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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