Note to All

@sishy7 (27398)
Australia
September 19, 2017 4:42am CST
# 85 I’m just going to put this out there once and for all… Please be informed that I refuse to use the Block feature on here. I wish there is a way to turn it off or something so I don’t have to keep worrying that I will accidentally block anyone. There are 2 reasons of my worries: 1. I use my mobile sometimes to myLot and it’s so easy to touch the wrong thing on the tiny screen. 2. As nosy as I am, I do go to members’ profile page a lot and it’s where that Block button is. I know I’m being careful always – but, if anyone happens to run into my discussion and cannot see the Respond button, please PM a third party to inform me so I can rectify it. This is to confirm that any blocking done by me is 100% accidental. I don’t see any reason to ever use it to block anyone. Thank you for taking note of my accidental blocking worries... Image credit: Pixabay
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@sol_cee (13698)
• Japan
19 Sep
My comment went through. Not blocked. ;)
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@sishy7 (27398)
• Australia
19 Sep
Phew, that's a relief...
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@Kind4321 (866)
• Nairobi, Kenya
19 Sep
LOL!
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@sol_cee (13698)
• Japan
19 Sep
@Kind4321 how about you? Lol
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@MALUSE (33004)
• Denmark
19 Sep
The solution would be if we could block someone only in two steps: 1. Blocking 2. A box should appear with: Are you sure you want to block this member? This has been suggested repeatedly. It would very nice if admin @GoAskAlex could install it.
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@sishy7 (27398)
• Australia
19 Sep
Yes, that would help tremendously.
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@gilggg (2688)
• Israel
19 Sep
@MALUSE A great idea to send to an admin
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@pgntwo (21769)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
19 Sep
I'd buy that for a dollar... In fact, why not charge 50¢ to block someone? That'd cut down on the blocking... @GoAskAlice?
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@Lucky15 (33691)
• Philippines
19 Sep
My fingers have stayed away on that part of the screen, with my big fingers, i might make accidents :))
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@kepweng (6444)
19 Sep
good things you can do it
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@Lucky15 (33691)
• Philippines
19 Sep
@kepweng Hahaha, i am trying my best :D
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@sishy7 (27398)
• Australia
19 Sep
@Lucky15 These accidents are just way too easy to happen...
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@LadyDuck (122475)
• Switzerland
19 Sep
I know that it is too easy to touch the "Block" button by mistake and thank you to let us know that if it comes from you it is an error.
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@sishy7 (27398)
• Australia
19 Sep
I understand the Block button may be useful for others in certain situations... But I have no use for it and it does nothing for me except making me worry...
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@LadyDuck (122475)
• Switzerland
20 Sep
@sishy7 I think that the tech support here should add a warning when we press the Block button. Just a pop up that asks if we really want to block.
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@sishy7 (27398)
• Australia
20 Sep
@LadyDuck That would be a great help for sure!
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• China
19 Sep
I have once been blocked by a certain person here without rhyme or reason.If only it were accidental.
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@sishy7 (27398)
• Australia
19 Sep
Did you know for sure that it wasn't? I've known you since the old myLot and I cannot imagine anyone would want to intentionally block you. Seems to me there's a greater chance that it was accidental.
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• China
20 Sep
@sishy7 Hope so! I am familiar with your username ,but you seem to have changed your avatar .Thank you for trusting me !
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@sishy7 (27398)
• Australia
20 Sep
@changjiangzhibin89 Yes, I used to have a blue one before...
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@dpk262006 (54816)
• Delhi, India
19 Sep
I have also faced this problem, while mylotting through my smart phone. One needs to be very careful, while mylotting through one's smart phone.
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@dpk262006 (54816)
• Delhi, India
20 Sep
@sishy7 Yes, I full agree with you. The same has happened with me on few occasions. Now a days I avoid logging into mylot through smart phone.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
19 Sep
Yes it has happened to me even on the laptop..that block button is iffy Sishy.
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@sishy7 (27398)
• Australia
19 Sep
I agree! The way it is positioned and the fact that there's no yes/no prompt make it way too easy for accidents to happen...
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• Lakewood, Colorado
19 Sep
@sishy7 No worries. You haven´t blocked me.
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@sishy7 (27398)
• Australia
19 Sep
@TiarasOceanView I can see that...
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19 Sep
The same here. I never block anyone, and yet sometimes we might get notified by members asking us why we blocked them. And some members are also thinking it could be by accident, but some members take it seriously and get upset. It would be nice to have this feature individually disabled so we don't have to worry about it. Like you, I am also worried as my kids sometimes grab my electronic devices while I am cooking or cleaning and they start messing around.
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@JolietJake (41583)
19 Sep
I don't think it would be possible to have it individually disabled. It would take specific coding applied to every account.
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19 Sep
@JolietJake I know, that's impossible. Some of them fail to respond to our discussions and think we blocked them, even when they can see clearly that they can still PM us. I guess it's just the fear from both sides.
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@Juliaacv (23334)
• Canada
19 Sep
I would imagine that accessing the site from a device that has a smaller screen would be difficult. I can tell when some members are posting from a smaller screen device as there are simple errors in their typing, keys are too close. I have read where other members have accidentally blocked members without that intent.
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@sishy7 (27398)
• Australia
19 Sep
The way the Block button is set up is making it too easy for mistakes even from a wide-screen computers...
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• Nairobi, Kenya
19 Sep
Your post is funny but I understand
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@sishy7 (27398)
• Australia
19 Sep
And I was even being totally serious...
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@sishy7 (27398)
• Australia
19 Sep
@mildredtabitha I do that too... It's horrible but at least there is a yes/no prompt before it actually goes through. With the Block button, there's no prompt...
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• Nairobi, Kenya
19 Sep
@sishy7 Don't worry. They will now understand
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@m_audrey6788 (11509)
• Germany
19 Sep
Ok my friend..Noted! Have a great day! See you around!
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@sishy7 (27398)
• Australia
19 Sep
Thanks! You have a nice day too and yes, see you around the Lot!
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• Germany
20 Sep
@sishy7 ..Yes..I`m just around the lot! Good Morning!
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@sishy7 (27398)
• Australia
20 Sep
@m_audrey6788 Good morning to you! Have a wonderful day ahead!
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@YrNemo (8744)
19 Sep
Very pretty image, are they supposed to be daffodils?
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@kepweng (6444)
19 Sep
is that flowers?
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@YrNemo (8744)
19 Sep
@kepweng Daffodils are beautiful spring flowers. That shade of yellow reminds me of daffodils, but only sishy7 could tell us if my guess is correct or not.
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@sishy7 (27398)
• Australia
19 Sep
@YrNemo Yes, they sure are... I found the pretty picture on Pixabay, the free for use images site...
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@Kosgey (1217)
19 Sep
The same happen to me sometimes,good that you have touch on this very sensitive issues
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@sishy7 (27398)
• Australia
19 Sep
Yes, I feel that I need to make it clear to everyone where I stand on this issue...
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@Kosgey (1217)
19 Sep
@sishy7 kudos!
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@mandala100 (25384)
• Hong Kong
19 Sep
@sishy7 Duly noted my friend and I know for a fact that you didn't accidentally block me, hence this comment my friend.
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@sishy7 (27398)
• Australia
19 Sep
That's true... Glad I didn't accidentally block you... Wouldn't want to miss out on your responses...
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@mandala100 (25384)
• Hong Kong
23 Sep
@sishy7 Thank you so much my friend.
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@sishy7 (27398)
• Australia
23 Sep
@mandala100 No worries... See you around the Lot!
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@dgobucks226 (6854)
24 Sep
No worries mate, lol. If you blocked me, you would miss out on all my dumb comments (see the no worries one) Appreciate the heads up Sishy.
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@sishy7 (27398)
• Australia
25 Sep
Never seen a single dumb responses or comments from you... I liked them all...
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25 Sep
@sishy7 Thank you
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@sishy7 (27398)
• Australia
25 Sep
@dgobucks226 You're welcome! Won't you please make sure I don't block you? Thanks!
@Kind4321 (866)
• Nairobi, Kenya
19 Sep
It is good that you have put it out there and in future if that happens we will know it is not intentional.
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@sishy7 (27398)
• Australia
19 Sep
I hope it will never happen but I just have to put it out there because I find it's too easy to do accidental blocking.
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@Kind4321 (866)
• Nairobi, Kenya
19 Sep
@sishy7 True i think i should put a disclaimer to.Somebody might get stressed trying to figure out why I blocked them when on the other hand i have no idea
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@andriaperry (33378)
• Anniston, Alabama
19 Sep
Once I was blocked by accident. Yesterday was no accident, I was blocked but its all good.
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@sishy7 (27398)
• Australia
20 Sep
I don't mind if others want to use it even on me.
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@teamfreak16 (36813)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
19 Sep
I've accidentally blocked someone. Pain in the butt to unblock.
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@sishy7 (27398)
• Australia
19 Sep
Yes - I imagine it would be... The fact that it would involve a third party alone to be aware is enough to make me feel awkward about the whole thing...
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@ilocosboy (33307)
• Philippines
19 Sep
Well taken and thank you very much. Hope you will not accidentally hit the button in my name. If it done, I'll surely inform you
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@sishy7 (27398)
• Australia
19 Sep
Thanks! We have to go through a middle-man for that because you will not be able to inform me directly if I block you.
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@poehere (17895)
• French Polynesia
20 Sep
I agree with you totally. I don't block people and I don't use this feature. I think it is not necessary on a site like this. Thank you for your kind post and your explanation.
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@sishy7 (27398)
• Australia
20 Sep
No worries. I can see I'm not alone on this. I just wish there will be a change to make it not so easy for accidental blocking to happen.
@poehere (17895)
• French Polynesia
22 Sep
@sishy7 Maybe they can make this harder on the mobile app so people can hit this button by accident.
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@sishy7 (27398)
• Australia
22 Sep
@poehere The accidental blocking can be easily done on desktop or laptop too because the Block button is very close to other tabs especially Send Message and Follow. I think there should at least be a yes/no prompt before it goes straight through...