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Forum topic by Don Johnson posted 12-26-2010 02:11 PM 1739 views 0 times favorited 41 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Don Johnson

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12-26-2010 02:11 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question

This may have been asked before but is there any way to contact someone who has blocked me to enquire the reason?

I would hate to think that I had inadvertently offended someone without realising it, as I would never wish to do so.

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk


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Brad_Nailor

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#1 posted 12-26-2010 02:18 PM

Unfortunately I don’t think there is a way other than if you know there personal email address..or asking some other jock that they haven’t blocked to send them a PM asking for you..
Apparently around here just having an opinion rubs some people the wrong way..

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#2 posted 12-26-2010 04:18 PM

That is what I HATE about being blocked you cannot contact the blocker to see the reason for blocking which sometime is only a misunderstanding.
And yes that was asked before.

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#3 posted 12-26-2010 04:47 PM

Unless Lumber Jocks are very articular in their response to a post to be clear in their response, an individual may block you because it was taken out of context, or because you said something that offended the blocker to block you. Personally I think the block button should only be used on spammers or flamers who continue to PM someone to continue flaming. As with any feature there will be flagrant misuse that is unavoidable. You may never now the reason unless someone who knows both parties is willing to mediate between the 2 parties. Which is not likely to happen. Maybe there should be a warning button prior to using the blocking button to give and offender a reason they will be blocked if they persist in the offense they may be committing. I have yet to block someone although there have been a couple of times the thought crossed my mind. Although I think I would PM that person I am considering blocking to warn them that if a situation continued they would be blocked.

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

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poopiekat

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#4 posted 12-26-2010 06:04 PM

If you’re blocked, you’re blocked. For all the discussions on the LJ forum that got disrupted by thoughtless, inarticulate responses posted, the [Block] button is the only way to preserve the civil nature and flow of ideas. There are people who will antagonize you for posting a well-thought, coherent message just as quickly as they would an offensive thought. I simply block them, so that they don’t participate in my threads with an ax to grind. I prefer to maintain the decorum of my threads, by steering the topic back on track, but also by blocking the offenders to good decorum. I prefer to block those who cannot respond with a well-founded viewpoint and so they resort to personal attacks and foul language. Just block them back, lest they post words against you in these public forums, and get on with life!

-- 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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JJohnston

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#5 posted 12-26-2010 06:22 PM

Poopiekat said: “I’ve even discovered a few people who have me blocked, though I have never known them or communicated with them before.”

Then: “People who insist they’ve done nothing to earn their ‘Block’ should review and reflect on what effect their past postings or hideous PMs have had on their recipients.”

Oh, the irony…

-- "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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#6 posted 12-26-2010 06:42 PM

Agreed, Gregn. Probably others with a gripe about me will weigh in now. Simply because I posted a well-reasoned thought, however generic and non-specific.

-- 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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TheDane

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#7 posted 12-26-2010 06:51 PM

I have wondered the same thing, but I ultimately decided to quit worrying about it. If somebody wants to block me, fine. I’m not here to grind any axes or promote my point of view, and always try to be courteous.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#8 posted 12-26-2010 07:00 PM

I rejoice every time I remember that poopiekat blocked me.
I take that as a badge of honor.
Obviously the guy cannot stand anyone you do not agree with him.
Which are most people I believe.

-- Bert

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#9 posted 12-26-2010 07:00 PM

Don: I completely understand your dilemma and would like to see a reason given from the blocker as to why they blocked you. Unfortunately there seems to be a lack of common courtesy by these blockers who will not reveal themselves or provide you with a reason they blocked you.
I never block anyone, I believe we are all equal, and blocking a person only makes them a second class LJ, which is hideous. You can spend a lot of time scratching your head wondering why you were blocked, you have no recourse to resolve the situation, and all it does is makes you cautious and afraid about posting anything on LJs.

So what could the blocker’s reason be? Maybe because you are a Brit, maybe because you have never made a cutting board, your religious beliefs, you are old, you are sick, your woodworking talent is too low or too high, you are male or female, you smile a lot, the list is endless but you will never know why because the blocker is not decent enough to let you know.

I know there are some blocked LJs who have tried to resolve some of the blocking situations, some have been successful, some haven’t.

The decent thing to do at this time of the year is to remove anyone you blocked as a gesture of peace and goodwill and maybe forgiveness. When you join LJs you accept every member as your colleague, and don’t “cheery pick” the membership and disregard or block some.
Taking a persons right to be unfettered within a organization has shades of Nazi Germany and Stalinist undertones. Have we never learned?

The meek will inherit the earth, but the blocked will be shut out.

-- 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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poopiekat

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#10 posted 12-26-2010 07:19 PM

Roger, old pal, I’d nominate you to be the ombudsman, the diplomatic arbiter of all failed interpersonal relationships between fellow LJs. Because of your mediation skills, and ability to smooth troubled waters, you’d be the go-to guy in resolving disputes. I won’t un-block anybody, however, and that would not necessarily be the intent of such conflict resolution. Are you up for that assignment?

-- 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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Brad_Nailor

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#11 posted 12-26-2010 07:42 PM

Apparently, as long as you muse well, and use enough multi syllabic words, you can keep your rantings and self indulgent attacks on others well camouflaged, and then turn it around on everyone else…like your on a plane above all. If that doesn’t work you hit the block button like a big pussy…

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#12 posted 12-26-2010 08:19 PM

Don, No way to find out. It really doesn’t matter in the big picture. Don’t worry about it. There are a lot of petty people in this world. There are more important things to do than worry about what makes them tick ;-)

-- 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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RetiredCoastie

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#13 posted 12-26-2010 09:00 PM

JJ and Bert I completly agree with you!

I hope all LJs had a Merry Christmas!

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GMman

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#14 posted 12-26-2010 09:04 PM

Gregn and Bert I agree with you 100%.
Poops everyting you post I don’t pay too much attention so you have be blocked and I like it like that please don’t ever unblock me.
One thing I would like to see after a members blocks me I wish I would not see his avatar anymore because everytime I see poops photo I get sick I have to move on as fast as I can.

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GMman

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#15 posted 12-26-2010 09:27 PM

Roger I am like I don’t block and have no plan to do so.
Don’t loose your time with the blockers they are of a higher class of people here they feel that they know more than others even if 2000 blocks you you still have many more to chat with.

Blocker, a fictional soldier from the G.I.Joe merchandise line

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