Never thought I would use the block button...

United States
October 18, 2015 9:01pm CST
but I just did. You can disagree with my opinion on matters and that is fine. But do not ever be flat out rude or try to be funny to hurt me in some way. I took that kind of crap in middle school and high school. I don't need to be bullied online too. Some people will never grow up and it is is such a shame.
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8 responses
• United States
19 Oct 15
i hope that'cha reported such to @GoAskAlice so mr. alex can take care 'f whome'er did such. sure, ya can block 'em, but those sorta folks're prone to jest huntin' new 'prey'.
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• United States
19 Oct 15
Aw youy're very kind. I didn't feel the need to report the person. They weren't badgering me. They were just a bit rude and hurtful and I don't need that in my life, so moving on
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@Rollo1 (16668)
• Boston, Massachusetts
19 Oct 15
I had to go back and read your posts to see the offending comment. I don't think I see all the new discussions! I notice that I miss some completely from certain people. But that wasn't the point. I have seen that particular person and the only thing I can say is that I don't think they understand what they read at all. The comment certainly doesn't sound very nice, I don't know what was meant. Whether they meant to be rude or not, I don't think it's a great loss to block someone who can't understand what you write. You have to do what makes your experience on the site better for you.
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• United States
19 Oct 15
I agree. Thank you for understanding.
@yukimori (8707)
• United States
19 Oct 15
I want to say that it could just be a misunderstanding based on imperfect mastery of the English language, but it came across as a very hurtful remark. I personally would have asked the user if they meant to be that rude and given them a chance to backtrack. That doesn't mean that your way of handling it is wrong, though! I've just experienced a few instances where users were mortified when they realized that something they had said was taken completely differently than they had meant it. If comments are really bad, you can delete them yourself as long as they're under a discussion you started or a response you posted. In other instances, if they cross the line into guideline violation territory, you can let Alex know and he'll take care of it for you.
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• United States
19 Oct 15
Thank you, but it didn't come to that. I just simply am choosing not to associate with that person and move on. You could be right about it taken out of context, but it seemed very rude to me, like that person was making fun of me. But it's ok. Lots of other nice people around here and one incident won't make me leave lol.
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@Macarrosel (7598)
• Philippines
19 Oct 15
I'm new to myLot and I don't see members who are rude here. I hope I won't meet them.
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• United States
19 Oct 15
This was a first for me. It's not like a regular thing. Most people here are very nice.
@LadyDuck (131393)
• Switzerland
19 Oct 15
I completely agree, I can understand that people disagree on something we write, but I do not accept rude or vulgar comments.
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• United States
19 Oct 15
I'm sorry that you felt the need to use the block button, but can you really completely blame the person commenting? Whenever we are offended by someone's comment it is because we are allowing that person to offend us. If you do not give their comments the power to offend you then you will no longer be bullied like you were in middle school and high school. You will eventually have to learn that the only way you are going to feel secure about yourself is if YOU change and not hope that the world around you changes. There are ALWAYS going to be trolls out there, and you won't always be able to block them. The best thing you can do is learn to deal. My 2 cents.
• United States
19 Oct 15
I agree with what you said, but I don't feel I have to change myself. I just can choose to ignore the said person who was rude to me. The End.
• United States
19 Oct 15
@DanieGirl80587 I see you did not understand. Maybe some day you will. Be well.
• United States
19 Oct 15
@Cleptomanx I actually did understand what you said, but OK. Good night.
28 Oct 15
yes, sometimes people need to be blocked from your life
@Freelanzer (6754)
• Canada
28 Oct 15
You go girl! Good for you. Bullies have to learn that it isn't open season because they can hide behind social media