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Forum topic by poopiekat posted 07-26-2009 03:02 PM 1929 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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poopiekat

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07-26-2009 03:02 PM

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Hi! I’m afraid I really find it necessary to ask if it’s possible to block PM’s, either altogether, or if I can block one particular user who frequently sends me irrational, angry babble that makes no sense. I’ve never communicated with this person, so it is quite disturbing. Thanks!!

-- 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 07-26-2009 03:30 PM

Poopiekat, I do not believe that is possible with the existing programming. You might want to send Martin a private message to see if he can do something special for you.

I am sorry to hear about your situation. Fortunately with 11000+ members these are few and far between. I would suggest that you just delete the unwanted messages without bothering to read them. If you ignore the user long enough I am sure that they will simply leave you alone.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 07-26-2009 04:27 PM

poopiekat,
I have a pretty Good idea as to who you are talking about…sorry to here it has spread to you. I just delete them with out even looking at them. I would definitely tell Martin, or copy and forward them to him so he can take the necessary actions.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#3 posted 07-26-2009 04:29 PM

If these messages get sent to your “home” or main mail box I think that you could at least put a spam filter or rule to block them at home. As an example I use comcast for my mail. All LJ messages are sent to me there. I just put a filter into Comcast and problem is solved.

I think than any LJ who flames or spams should be dropped from the community.
Cheers
Bibb

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#4 posted 07-26-2009 05:03 PM

Most email programs allow you to set rules for messages received. For Microsoft Outlook, you can find it under the “Tools” heading in the “Rules and Alerts” section. Because of the way LJ notifiers are sent, you may have to block them all- I’ve never tried it for LJs.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 07-26-2009 05:58 PM

Thanks, guys, in fact I was not surprised to see that a few others are experiencing the same thing. No, I haven’t made my email address public, and I’m glad of that! I’ll continue to ignore these intrusions, lest I let myself get dragged down. Fortunately I haven’t made my LJ link in Facebook, the last thing I want is someone causing mayhem with my friends and family.
Every message board has its Trolls….it’s a fact of life. Thanks for the support!

-- 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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#6 posted 07-26-2009 11:47 PM

I say have a word with martin maybe he could do or say something to the person

Andy

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#7 posted 07-27-2009 09:21 AM

We’re resolving this issue.

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#8 posted 07-27-2009 11:23 AM

Well done Martin.

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#9 posted 07-28-2009 04:39 AM

The Troll apparently has many names…

-- David, Tools4solidsurface.com

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#10 posted 07-28-2009 04:48 AM

THANK YOU MARTIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Don S.E. OK

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#11 posted 07-28-2009 10:24 PM

Thanks for posting fedsawdave and poopiekat, thanks Martin things like that should not be here, private problem should be solved privately.

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#12 posted 07-28-2009 10:28 PM

Don K. your my man

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poopiekat

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#13 posted 07-29-2009 02:11 AM

Thanks, Martin! Unfortunately I DO have to solve this publicly…..the perpetrator is in this thread, acting innocently with 2 consecutive comments. Nauseating. Please knock off the harassing PM’s too.

-- 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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#14 posted 08-31-2009 08:18 AM

I have a right click that allows me to block the sender from unwanted E-mails. Try right clicking and see if your e-mail provider does the same.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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poopiekat

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#15 posted 08-31-2009 03:25 PM

Thanks, Bob!
I’ll see if it works for unwanted private messages that originate within the LJ site.

-- 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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