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Forum topic by rwe2156 posted 06-05-2017 01:09 PM 1330 views 0 times favorited 24 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-05-2017 01:09 PM

I’m on someone’s blocklist but can’t PM him to find out why.

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#1 posted 06-05-2017 01:40 PM

Got the same situation. Have never corresponded with this LJ and find I’m on his block list. Too bad, because he does some fine work and I can’t comment/compliment.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 06-05-2017 01:43 PM

I’m pretty sure the only person that can remove you from a blocklist is the person that blocked you.

-- My reality check bounced...

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#3 posted 06-05-2017 01:48 PM

You could have someone you know send a message on your behalf

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#4 posted 06-05-2017 02:15 PM

I find that woodworkers and internet “savvy” aren’t always synonymous :-P There’s a very good chance that someone may have accidentally blocked you and doesn’t even realize you’re blocked.

Wait.. it’s not me that blocked you is it? ;-)

I think Redoak’s got the right idea^

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#5 posted 06-05-2017 02:27 PM

NOT ME :<))
I DID have 1 on there generic

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#6 posted 06-05-2017 02:42 PM

I wonder if we posted a message like “Attention (LJ’s name)” and asked why.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#7 posted 06-05-2017 03:47 PM



You could have someone you know send a message on your behalf

- Redoak49


+1

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#8 posted 06-05-2017 04:03 PM

I figure it’s their prerogative.
If anyone feels they need to block me, then I’m fine with it.

Sometimes blocking is necessary, but mostly I think it’s done in spite, just because the “blocker” knows there is nothing the “blockie” can do about it.

What I don’t care for is after someone blocks me, they then reply to my comments in different threads.
If your going to block me, then don’t bother to speak to me.

-- If anyone would like to see my Portfolio, PM me and I would be glad to send you the link.

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#9 posted 06-05-2017 04:48 PM

Happens to me all the time :)

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#10 posted 06-05-2017 05:05 PM



Sometimes blocking is necessary, but mostly I think it s done in spite, just because the “blocker” knows there is nothing the “blockie” can do about it.

What I don t care for is after someone blocks me, they then reply to my comments in different threads.
If your going to block me, then don t bother to speak to me.

- jbay

I’ve only been blocked by one LJ. But this sums up that experience exactly.

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#11 posted 06-05-2017 05:18 PM

Only the blocker can unblock someone. I blocked a bunch of people a while back to stop a bunch of BS from continuing. After things cooled off I unblocked everyone. I did find I had to reblock one person (robS888) and will never unblock that person again. I am on several peoples block list and just don’t reply to their threads.

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#12 posted 06-05-2017 06:16 PM

Do you get a notice that you’ve been blocked? I was unaware that the blocked party would know.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#13 posted 06-05-2017 06:36 PM


Do you get a notice that you ve been blocked? I was unaware that the blocked party would know.

- Fred Hargis

The way you usually find out is that you read a post, all the way through,
then you think about an answer to help,
then when you go to comment, you see the
“you can’t participate because your on xxx’s blocklist”

(At least I think that’s how it works, it’s never happened to me) ;) ;)

I think when someone blocks you you should get a notice in your PM letting you know.
A better idea would be, in order to block someone, you would have to send them the reason why your blocking them in order to create the block.

-- If anyone would like to see my Portfolio, PM me and I would be glad to send you the link.

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#14 posted 06-05-2017 08:34 PM

I don’t think the block feature here is very good in my opinion. In most boards I’ve been on, when you block someone, their posts become non-existent so you don’t have to read whatever it is they have to say.

All it does here is prevent PMs and from allowing someone to post in the thread that the person started if they’ve been blocked by the OP.

Pretty much a toothless feature here. If someone gets to the point I block them, then I would be happy to not have to wade through any of their pointless posts in any thread.

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#15 posted 06-06-2017 03:33 AM


Pretty much a toothless feature here.
- AZWoody

Where it comes in handy is if you are the thread starter and an argument starts or one person tries to start an argument, you can block them for a day or two until they cool off. Before we had a moderator, it was the only way to stop people from ruining threads with non-stop trolling or arguing.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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