Block Function?

posted 3 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 2
Member
9533 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I agree that this would be a nice feature, but you might get a better result from posting this in the “Ideas” section. The link is in the top left corner of the screen.

Post # 3
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2364 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Ditto…I believe I’ve asked this before and got no reply.  

Post # 4
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6279 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

that is what the flag function is for.

Post # 5
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5966 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

that is what the flag function is for. I also think that while the intention of that would be great, that would really be limiting members from posting what they want to post. What if you decided to block someone just because you don’t like that they disagreed with you on another post. I think that’s a slippery slope because some people are far more sensitive than others. What you may think is “nasty” might just be someone disagreeing in a very matter of fact way in my mind because I tend to have a thicker skin than most and am a pretty direct person in general. I just see this kind of feature as having a lot of potential for abuse. 

 

My advice if you think you get nasty replies or someone who follows you around is to either A) don’t post if you aren’t going to be prepared to get responses of EVERY kind, including the more harsh responses and B) Learn to ignore the posts that come from people you feel are targeting you.

Post # 6
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5966 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

I wanted to add that I have seen MANY posts where clearly there was no “nasty” posts but because the OP didn’t get the response they wanted, they called everyone mean\nasty\snarky and claimed they were being attacked when it wasn’t anything close to an attack. Unless you count a unanimous “Sorry OP, but you’re wrong here” or a unanimous “Sorry OP you’re definitely overreacting here” as being nasty.

I have been around for quite some time and have seen that happen more times than I can count. That tells me that those kinds of posters would be far more likely to abuse such a feature, therefore unfairly punishing other posters because they can’t handle the internet.

Post # 7
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2364 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

stardustintheeyes:  There are some people who deliberately twist OP’s all the time, adding their own version of the story and putting words in peoples’ mouths, arguing with other posters for no reason.  It truly makes you double guess yourself before asking a simple question or sharing a simple story.  Obviously, one should be prepared for disagreements, but some people just go above and beyond to be snarky and rude continuously.  Those are the people I’d like to block!      

Post # 8
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5966 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

 

BurlapnLace:  Welcome to the internet.  Im sure there are people who do this. IGNORE THEM.

Imagine the bully in grade school…who do they target? those who are are easy to attack and the ones that give the best reaction. An easier and probably more feasable solution to this kind of thing is to simply train yourself to not give a shit when one of these people makes you their target. do they genuinely affect your life? probably not. Post whatever you want to and pay attention to the responses that help you get the answers you are looking for and leave it at that.

I don’t end up on the losing end of the deal in situations like this often simply because I just don’t give a shit. I would be boring for someone to follow around because after one or two tries to have a healthy debate or conversation I simply reply with “meh” or “agree to disagree”. I’m no fun that way lol.

I get why you want a block feature, but you don’ t need a button to click to shut these people out. Just ignore them, it works the same as a block feature.

Post # 10
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2364 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

PositiveThinking:  It’s like on facebook.  I have this friend who shares extremely different political views, which is FINE, but she has posted some stuff I find so offensive and has directly mocked my religion a couple times.  I chose to block her so I couldn’t see any of it.  I just cannot be bothered.  

Post # 12
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9949 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

 

PositiveThinking:  If someone is doing those things, they should be flagged.  So flag them.  

Post # 13
Member
5966 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

 

PositiveThinking:  Annoyed yes. But not with a blocked function. More with people who freak the f out over some random internet stranger being “mean” on a wedding website. Get over it. If it bothers you (you meaning the target of these types of “attacks”) , click away, take a breath and move on. Here’s the beauty of the “flag” function… if you get enough flags, you get blocked! yay! so there you have it. If there is really people who follow others around, continue to flag them. Eventually, they will no longer be able to use that account. And then guess what? if they wanted, they can make another account. And another and another and another. Pathetic people will go pretty far to continue to be pathetic if this is the kind of thing they want to do.   I can agree it’s pathetic for someone to follow someone around but that’s where my agreement ends. And you’re exactly right. I don’t give a shit about what internet strangers think of me. You included 🙂 

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Post # 14
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5289 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

stardustintheeyes:  “I wanted to add that I have seen MANY posts where clearly there was no “nasty” posts but because the OP didn’t get the response they wanted, they called everyone mean\nasty\snarky and claimed they were being attacked when it wasn’t anything close to an attack. Unless you count a unanimous “Sorry OP, but you’re wrong here” or a unanimous “Sorry OP you’re definitely overreacting here” as being nasty.”<br /><br />100% Agree.  This is what I see more often than not.  Also, if you could block people at will it would stop being a public forum.  The flag feature will id posters that are violating the forum’s rules. 

Post # 15
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1236 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

Since I joined WB, I think I can count on one hand the number of responses I’ve seen that I would genuinely consider nasty (and about half of those were OPs getting snitty with dissenting responses.) Much more often, it goes …

Bee 1: “Do you guys like this idea?” or “Am I overreacting?”

Responders: “No” or “Yes, calm down”

Bee 1: “What’s with all the drama??? No need to be so snarky! WB has really changed!!”

Bee 2: “Ignore the HATERS! They’re just jealous of your creativity/awesome relationship/perfect life.”

 

 WB is actually a pretty tame place, as far as internet forums go. Presumably, we’re all adults here, and thus able to thicken our skin or advocate for ourselves without needing to “block” posters/opinions. And like PP said, we have the flag function for people who are truly out of line (and not just contrary.)

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