Blocked On MYLOT - At Last I Know Why
August 1, 2017 1:10pm CST
I've already written a post on blocking. It was about the strange phenomenon that blocking happens without the blocker knowing about it. I found out via a third party that the blocker - a member I know and am on friendly terms with - didn't see they had blocked me. Yet, I did. Another problem out of the glitch drawer. What is also fascinating is being blocked by members one has never had any contact with. This happens occasionally with newbies. I want to leave a comment - my first one ever for this member - but can't because they've blocked me. Someone once supposed that this was some kind of statement, namely, to leave one's mark on the site and make oneself interesting for the community or something like that. I don't understand this and refuse to occupy myself with such twisted minds. The other day, however, I found myself blocked by a member I've known for some time. I've never argued with them so I was surprised and asked a friend to ask them for the reason for this action. What came back was this. "I did block her because she was annoying me..but I can unblock her if she will not be commenting negatively. I don't like that. You may pass the message along." After thoroughly thinking this through, I told the intermediator to send this message back, "The member MALUSE prefers to stay blocked as she doesn't want to be told what kind of comment she is allowed to send." Where am I? Is this a kindergarten? Do I have to stand in the corner for misbehaving and am allowed to come back and play with the others only when I've promised to speak positively about the kindergartner and praise their work? The myLot Guidelines begin with the words "myLot is a friendly community..." Is that a synonym for sucking up? If my nonsense detector starts vibrating, am I not allowed to react? I've never insulted anyone intentionally and am going on writing and commenting as I've done for one and a half years. If you can't stand my way, block me. I'll feel honoured if you do. There are enough members who enjoy my brill posts and witty comments. :-) --- Photo: pixabay
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You are right, sometimes it does feel like a kindergarten around here. Some people are really touchy, you can't say a word. Sometimes we mean the best intentions, and they translate it as something offensive. Makes no sense. Well, it's their loss. I enjoy your posts, responses and comments. It's better for you anyways. They will not earn Mylot money from you.
• Manchester, England
I cannot understand why members have a problem with negative comments. The important factor is whether the comment adds anything to a discussion. Providing that the comment is not offensive, I welcome disagreement on my discussions. This often adds another outlook to the discussion, which can only be good.
It is surely a lot better to stay ourselves than to change only to please someone. I only blocked two member in 2 years, the first time a man who wrote a highly offensive post toward women and the second, a member who only showed up to write silly posts to troll the other.
The greatest block for me at all times was when the user blocked me and immediately went on saying rude things about me in a discussion where I could not defend myself The only reason why I could tolerate that was because I have placed that person in the 'imbecile' category
• East Tawas, Michigan
Good grief M. L., we ARE allowed to disagree on this site! If we are to be completely honest with fellow members here, being in total agreement with everything that's said, would be telling a 'blatant lie!' A true friend, tells us the truth, even when we'd rather not hear it:( Keep up the good work!
• Jacksonville, Florida
I appreciate honest responses but not rude ones. There is a difference and some people don't know how to draw the line between the two. I have taken you wrong before and I asked you what you meant. Turns out, I took your comment completely wrong-not the way you meant it! I don't block lightly-but if someone is constantly rude I will.
• United States
Now I've never blocked anyone so not even sure how one blocks another person; but could it be that some people (newbies perhaps) block others because they do it by mistake, without realizing that's what they are doing? Just because someone receives a comment from a person that is not to their liking doesn't mean that person should get blocked; not unless that comment belittles them or hurts them in some way. We should be able to speak our minds (positive or negative) without getting blocked for it.
• United States
I hear that loud and clear. I am of the opinion that if you don't think you will like the answer then don't ask the question. When you are posting in large forums you should be prepared for good , bad and indifferent answers or responses. I my responses displease someone, then I would hope they could tell me and then I would make sure the roses had no thorns if I felt the need to respond to them.