BLOCKED Comment disabled...but you can "like"!? LOL

Alan Levin flickr CC
@josie_ (7707)
Philippines
March 12, 2017 10:39pm CST
I finally join the roster of fellow members who got blocked because they manage to raise the hackles or get someone's goat. I attribute this to 3 possibilities. 1. I offended their moral values 2. I offended their sense of importance 3. They were having sphincter muscle problems. How do I feel? Mix emotions. But moving on. Photo: Alan Levin flickr CC
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@ridingbet (59428)
• Philippines
13 Mar 17
why in heavens, and on earth, would somebody block a witty and intelligent lady like you? maybe, you hurt their ego? or you left them in tears? hahaha! oh, my friend, just stay as witty as you are. by the way, was he/she, the blocker, a Filipino like us? any clue at all? i am blocked, and i don't give a da_ n too.
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@josie_ (7707)
• Philippines
13 Mar 17
@ridingbet _Why will a "kababayan" block me? No names, in order to protect the anonymity of the anonymous.
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@ridingbet (59428)
• Philippines
13 Mar 17
@josie_ hahaha! i went back to your discussion and i think i saw one who was somewhat rude. i was reading her/his comments when suddenly, the next comments went off. maybe he/she deleted, or was it y
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@josie_ (7707)
• Philippines
13 Mar 17
@ridingbet _ I have never nor will I ever delete a comment even if it is hostile or combative. Remember what the late senator Miriam Santiago said? " I eat bullets for breakfast" and I am a fan of hers. I also notice the disappearance of those comments. Maybe they realize the error of their comments?
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@andriaperry (58649)
• United States
13 Mar 17
I would not care, that is the thing with me, I really do not care if people like me or not.
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@josie_ (7707)
• Philippines
13 Mar 17
@andriaperry _I like this quote," If we live for their acceptance, we'll die from their rejection"
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
13 Mar 17
I can never understand why people do that - they can ignore you just as easily as blocking. I was blocked by some woman on the second day I was here, for no reason at all. Love your number 3!
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@josie_ (7707)
• Philippines
13 Mar 17
@jaboUK _I am tempted to say they are infected with a virus called "Trumpisititis". It's airborne (hot air) and symptoms are an inflated ego and nearsightedness or tunnel vision.
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
13 Mar 17
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
13 Mar 17
or it was an ac cident and it was not meant to ha p pen'at all sorry
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@josie_ (7707)
• Philippines
13 Mar 17
No accident. Unless it was a baboon who unwittingly push the "block" button.
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Mar 17
@josie lol so this person has some sort of grudge well cheer up you have lots of other friends here I sure do not block anyone_
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@ragikutty (2460)
• Kerala, India
13 Mar 17
I haven't ever notice if anyone have blocked me. In any case I don't care. If someone put up a discussion, that is because they wanted to know what others think about it. So if they can't take something they don't like, that is their problem not mine. I will just ignore and move on.
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@josie_ (7707)
• Philippines
13 Mar 17
@ragikutty _Discussions should allow the free flow of ideas, whether you agree with them or not. Unfortunately some people use these discussion post like a soapbox for preaching. They are not really interested in the opinions of others but only for us to be an audience to their personal and often bias views.
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@ragikutty (2460)
• Kerala, India
13 Mar 17
@josie_ Only thing we can do is stop responding to these kind of people. They might loose interest at some point and leave.
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@josie_ (7707)
• Philippines
13 Mar 17
@ragikutty _Sometimes I wonder how far I can take the discussion before they blow a fuse. At this point THEY stop responding.
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@sharon6345 (138225)
• United States
14 Mar 17
When I find myself blocked I just like the post and move on. I really wish my lot with update that service. If I'm blocked from posting a comment I want to be blocked from being able to read it.
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@josie_ (7707)
• Philippines
14 Mar 17
@sharon6345 _That's an idea worth exploring.
@sharon6345 (138225)
• United States
14 Mar 17
@josie_ yeah I figured what the heck it's only like
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
13 Mar 17
I discovered that I was blocked too by a user two days ago and I have no idea why. I saw their post, read it and liked and went to respond but there was no 'respond' button and I checked their profile and realised the sad truth. I have absolutely no idea why or when they blocked me and I can only think that they can't stand my carisma Do I care? Absolutely not! There are so many other Lotters here so I certainly don't miss being unable to communicate with only one. Their loss not mine for sure
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@josie_ (7707)
• Philippines
13 Mar 17
@mysdianait _I notice your comments as well as those who you were having a lively back and forth "discussion" are no longer to be found in my post,"JJ blocked again" Did admin delete it?
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
13 Mar 17
@josie_ I have only just got back here and I have many notifications for that thread. I have not been there yet so I have no idea whether they are gone or not
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
13 Mar 17
@josie_ I just checked and those comments are still there.
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@SIMPLYD (83052)
• Philippines
12 Apr 17
I got blocked by a myLotter from abroad. But I didn't bother posting about it nor asking someone not blocked by her, why she blocked me. Though, I have read a lot of incidents of being blocked and it turned out that it was accidental.
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@josie_ (7707)
• Philippines
12 Apr 17
@SIMPLYD _I don't block people because it feels like a cop-out and I don't want to admit I can't take whatever the person is dishing out. I make THEM block me instead by being more irritating.
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@SIMPLYD (83052)
• Philippines
12 Apr 17
@josie_ Hmm, I like your attitude. I have blocked a male myLotter here. I asked him to stop making below the belt jokes but still he persisted in making jokes, I blocked him.
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@josie_ (7707)
• Philippines
12 Apr 17
@SIMPLYD _ He should be reminded about not making "below the belt" jokes. Men after all are more vulnerable below the belt compare to us.
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
31 Mar 17
Josefina - I've just noticed that I am blocked by a good friend of mine @allknowing. I can't believe that she did it on purpose, but obviously can't ask her. As the subject of your post is blocking, I hope you don't mind if I try to get her attention by mentioning her here.
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@josie_ (7707)
• Philippines
31 Mar 17
@jaboUK _It must be a mylot system glitch.
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
1 Apr 17
@josie_ Yes it was a glitch, she's unblocked me now.
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@amandajay (18071)
• North Shore, New Zealand
14 Mar 17
If we block someone it means we dont wannna intract with them and see them... So its better not to see their posts and comments and also not allow them to like either.... So I prefer they update this in mylot...
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@josie_ (7707)
• Philippines
14 Mar 17
@amandajay _Although I couldn't comment, I did press the "like" button on their post because it was well written and I really like it.
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@amandajay (18071)
• North Shore, New Zealand
14 Mar 17
@josie_ hehe...
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• Trinidad And Tobago
13 Mar 17
You made me chuckled. i think you are a highly intelligent person...and definitely more informed than most! I have to put on my thinking cap around you...which I appreciate. I don't think I can be offended with you. The most I'll do is beg to differ. But this is a site for discussion and the best discussions are generated by a degree of conflict. So the person who 'blocked' you must be one of those who must think when the weather is warn, it is exciting news!
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@josie_ (7707)
• Philippines
14 Mar 17
@Gita17112016 _I recall discussing with you about how people have a tendency to either use their right brain or left brain. The block-head use neither.
• Preston, England
1 Apr 17
always sad when it happens but we have many more friends here so not to worry too much
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@josie_ (7707)
• Philippines
2 Apr 17
@arthurchappell _Some negative response can strike a sensitive cord in our emotions but I'm too thick skinned for it to have any lasting effects.
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• Preston, England
2 Apr 17
@josie_ I have blocked a few people for persistant rudeness and reported a few spammers but that's about it
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@josie_ (7707)
• Philippines
4 Apr 17
@arthurchappell _Mylotters are a friendly group. It's unfortunate that a few rotten apples get into the mix.
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@allknowing (69373)
• India
14 Mar 17
They are supposed to be cowards right? Someone blocks me and rights a post directed at me spilling out venom. And I cannot participate I am being discussed Hurray. It made my day
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@josie_ (7707)
• Philippines
14 Mar 17
@allknowing _You can ignore them or you can post a discussion of your own to rebut their allegation. They not only can't comment in your post, you also earn from the interaction from others.
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@allknowing (69373)
• India
14 Mar 17
@josie_ I will ignore. But I feel important that I am being discussed I have enough topics to write on. My friend here just said I post too many discussions
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• United States
13 Mar 17
interesting, that is too bad, over commenting or disagreement , but you will be fine. so sorry.
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@josie_ (7707)
• Philippines
14 Mar 17
@CookieMonster46 _I'm fine. It won't deter me from writing and expressing my opinions on issues I feel strongly about.
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• United States
14 Mar 17
@josie_ Good , wouldn't stop me either...
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@DianneN (84977)
• United States
13 Mar 17
Lol! Love your photo, too. I could care less about being blocked. My true friends haven't blocked me, nor have I blocked them.
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@josie_ (7707)
• Philippines
14 Mar 17
@DianneN _It was a choice between this cry baby, the kid giving the dirty finger or a baboon's backside. I choose the first one because mylot is a wholesome family oriented site.
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@DianneN (84977)
• United States
14 Mar 17
@josie_ You made the right choice. This is a wonderful site!!!!
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@TheSojourner (17304)
• United States
13 Mar 17
I LOVE your #3 !! I laughed so hard that I nearly wet myself.
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@josie_ (7707)
• Philippines
13 Mar 17
@CoralLevang _Laughing is healthy. We should do that more often to prevent sphincter muscle problems.
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• United States
13 Mar 17
@josie_ *laughs* We are in full agreement!
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@LadyDuck (176248)
• Switzerland
13 Mar 17
Oh my, we are here to discuss, if we block everyone who does not agree with us all the time the site will soon close up. Who dared to block you? Do not stop to write what you feel, you can do without this user.
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@josie_ (7707)
• Philippines
13 Mar 17
@LadyDuck _ I enjoy a good discussion. It broadens my perspective. For me it is like a market, but of ideas. censorship (blocking) only narrow your choices. It is like food, but for thoughtful digestion. Taste it. you might like it.
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@LadyDuck (176248)
• Switzerland
13 Mar 17
@josie_ I fully agree, how can you enlarge your knowledge if you refuse to read what the others write. I always try food before to say that I do not like it, even if I have the feeling that may be it's not something I would like. At least I know for sure.
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@allen0187 (33914)
• Philippines
13 Mar 17
You are indeed better off moving on.
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@josie_ (7707)
• Philippines
13 Mar 17
@allen0187 _But before moving on, a final jab at the block-head.
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@allen0187 (33914)
• Philippines
14 Mar 17
@josie_ that works fine as well!
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@sjvg1976 (18407)
• Delhi, India
13 Mar 17
It's not a big deal you can have many more friends here.
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@josie_ (7707)
• Philippines
13 Mar 17
@sjvg1976 _That's one of the reason we're here in mylot. But you can't please everybody.
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@sjvg1976 (18407)
• Delhi, India
13 Mar 17
@josie_ absolutely we can't please everyone as we can't act exactly what others want us to.
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@Shellyann36 (11273)
• United States
12 Apr 17
I got blocked by someone I thought I had a decent relationship with. I have no idea why. It upset me for a while but hey, they are missing out, not me.
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@josie_ (7707)
• Philippines
12 Apr 17
@Shellyann36 _That happens with "soft boiled" people. Although I'm thick-skinned, it would also bother me if someone I've long interacted with suddenly block me without any explanation.