What is your opinion about blocking people on social media?

posted 1 month ago in The Lounge
Post # 46
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2867 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

unsolved :  The magic word is “libtard”. Use that word and I block.

Post # 47
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1050 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

I have some random creeps blocked, my best friend’s abusive ex, and my FH’s ex-wife. I don’t have any of my exes blocked.

Post # 48
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I have never blocked an ex, but I’m not friends with them either. I have blocked some people who I fundamentally disagree with but have mutual friends with, so I sometimes would still see their tirade posts. One person I blocked because she was a direct sales freak and would stalk me on facebook. I blocked her on messenger first, so then she just started tagging me in videos. 

I have also blocked some toxic family members who stalked my page for fodder to “tattle” on me to my parents, not that they cared.  And I have also blocked some former co-workers who were drama queens.

Post # 49
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530 posts
Busy bee

I have blocked an ex from two years ago on Facebook & he’s still blocked bc he’s an ass & i simply can’t stand him! 

Post # 50
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868 posts
Busy bee

unsolved :  I’m actually wondering if you are hoping that once they are unblocked, they will contact you. 

Post # 51
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2020

I don’t know if blocking is a good idea.

I just never block anyone on any social media, even if my exes sent me “waves” or so called hello, i just ignore them

Post # 52
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Bumble bee

I’ve blocked a few of my friends creepy exes 

Post # 53
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607 posts
Busy bee

If someone turns creepy or stalkerish or I just plain don’t want to hear from them, and I’m trying to keep them out of my life anyway, I will block them on my phone from calling or texting me.

I’ve never done this to an ex, except for one or two guys whom I dated very briefly who turned stalkerish.

As far as social media is concerned, I rarely, if ever, block anyone. There are only two people I have blocked on Facebook and that is because I stopped having anything to do with them ages ago, I know them to be vindictive, and I don’t want any nasty surprises out of nowhere.

With ex-boyfriends whom I no longer see or am friendly with, I just unfriended them. Ditto for acquaintances I haven’t had anything to do with in ages.

Plenty of people seem ready and happy to block others, so they may disagree with me about this, but I find blocking to be a bit hurtful and childish unless the person is making a nuisance of themselves or posing a threat. I prefer to just unfriend and move on, without that added negative  energy, if possible.

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