I Can't Respond on Someone's Posts. Have I Been Blocked?

@Dalane (700)
United States
December 22, 2015 9:27pm CST
I read an interesting post by someone and when I tried to comment, I found that the option to respond was not available when I hovered over that area. At first I thought it was just a glitch in the system. Then today I wanted to respond to a new post from this person and was still unable to do so. I did notice that they had a response from someone. I tried to comment on that response and was not able to do so either. Does this mean that the poster blocked me? Has anyone else had this problem?
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@sharon6345 (131491)
• United States
23 Dec 15
That is exactly what it means and I found out after reading a post by hillbilly who blocked me. I don't know why the option to even read their post is still there. That needs to be revamped blocked needs to be blocked.
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@yukimori (9067)
• United States
23 Dec 15
I'm amazed that some people still get interaction on their posts since they seem to have blocked so many really active users...
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@sharon6345 (131491)
• United States
23 Dec 15
@yukimori I feel the very same way.
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@boiboing (12871)
• Northampton, England
23 Dec 15
@yukimori There is one who seems to have blocked a LOT of users.
@poehere (17700)
• French Polynesia
23 Dec 15
You sure have. If all you can do is like then they blocked you and don't want you responding to what they have written. This happens a lot when you tell people to follow rules, give advice, or go against what they want to hear. Please do not worry it happens to all of us from time to time.
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@marlina (75013)
• Canada
23 Dec 15
I didn't know that. Thanks.
• Preston, England
23 Dec 15
it has happened to me a few times - no idea why but such is life
@sharon6345 (131491)
• United States
23 Dec 15
@marlina I can't respond to your posts as well. I guess that means you know now how it works. Have a blessed holiday.
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@yukimori (9067)
• United States
23 Dec 15
Yep, that's exactly what it means. But you can comment on their comments in discussions other users started... and mention them whenever you please...
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@sharon6345 (131491)
• United States
23 Dec 15
Thanks I just did right above this.
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@Dalane (700)
• United States
24 Dec 15
I was not able to comment to his comments either.
@else34 (13606)
• New Delhi, India
23 Dec 15
@Dalane,Yes,I think they have blocked you.Otherwise there can be no reason why you can't respond to their posts.
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@allknowing (66748)
• India
23 Dec 15
This is one area where one is left guessing till it comes to the point where one cannot respond to a post written by that user who has used that block option.
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@Dalane (700)
• United States
24 Dec 15
It is a mystery to me why I would get blocked by him, but I'll get over it.
@TheHorse (67262)
• Pleasant Hill, California
23 Dec 15
I hope it's not my most recent post. It's a good post but had only one comment last time I checked. I certainly haven't blocked you (or anyone!). I've read in other posts that it can mean you've been blocked. But it sounds like this isn't someone you've done battle with, or anything like that.
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@Dalane (700)
• United States
24 Dec 15
No it is not you.
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@TheHorse (67262)
• Pleasant Hill, California
24 Dec 15
@Dalane Did you figure it out?
• United States
24 Dec 15
@Dalane don't fret. There are folks here that will block many users for little to no reason.
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@Dalane (700)
• United States
24 Dec 15
Thanks. Now that i know that the person has blocked many members, I don't feel so bad.
@softbabe44 (5901)
• Vancouver, Washington
23 Dec 15
I wouldn't let it get you down.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
23 Dec 15
I'm sorry that you got blocked. I have not noticed if I have been blocked by anyone yet, but I am sure I have.
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@dpk262006 (56225)
• Delhi, India
23 Dec 15
I think that the user has blocked you and you just cannot respond/comment on his/her posts. I would say do not take it your heart, there is no dearth of discussions to be responded here, you could try to comment on other users' posts.
@Dalane (700)
• United States
24 Dec 15
Thanks. I will not take it to heart.
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@dpk262006 (56225)
• Delhi, India
24 Dec 15
@Dalane You are wise enough.
@youless (92401)
• Guangzhou, China
24 Dec 15
I have the same experience. And I also thought it might be something wrong with Mylot. And then I tried to follow this person but I found out I couldn't. Then I guess I might be blocked. It is quite strange as it seems I haven't annoyed anybody here. I am trying to be friendly all the time. I don't understand why I will be blocked. It just doesn't make a sense.
@GardenGerty (100503)
• United States
24 Dec 15
I guess it does. I am not aware that I have ever been blocked, but probably have been.
@boiboing (12871)
• Northampton, England
23 Dec 15
Yes, it sounds like you are blocked.