You block me and you want me to like your post!!!!

@allknowing (103814)
India
August 5, 2015 11:00pm CST
I find this crazy. If you are blocked you cannot respond but you can like the posts of the blocker. Which saint here will do that? Have you been blocked and you have generously 'liked' the posts of those who have blocked you? How about just unliking? One good thing is the blocker also cannot respond to your posts.The 'report' button is also there intact. Some relief this
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23 responses
• Regina, Saskatchewan
6 Aug 15
A person would have to REALLY get up my nose for me to block them. If I was blocked by someone I would want to know why so I could work out the problem. Life is too short for pettiness.
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@cynthiann (18603)
• Jamaica
6 Aug 15
I so agree. Two thumbs up!
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
6 Aug 15
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@cynthiann (18603)
• Jamaica
6 Aug 15
@sparkofinsanity lol Love it!
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@GoAskAlice (5416)
6 Aug 15
If you are blocked, you can indeed like the original discussions of the person who blocked you, multiple times, but the system only registers the first like. Further un-likes and re-likes did not produce a notification.
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@allknowing (103814)
• India
7 Aug 15
Can the blocker unblock?
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• Olney, Illinois
7 Aug 15
@allknowing Yes, you have been unblocked for about 20 hours now...
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@bunnybon7 (51408)
• Holiday, Florida
8 Aug 15
@PhredWreck lol. guess that answers that. my goodness
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@bunnybon7 (51408)
• Holiday, Florida
6 Aug 15
i hope it doesn't happen here but i was actually asked by a person on another site not to comment or come to her discussions, which was making her money from my comments, reading, etc. and i had never said anything wrong to her nor did she ever give me a reason for her request. luckily later on they allowed blocking which i did her for sure.
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@allknowing (103814)
• India
6 Aug 15
I have been blocked so far just once , again for no reason. That does not have any effect on our participation here as if you do not break rules and contribute positively which I do there is no reason to be bothered about it.
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@cynthiann (18603)
• Jamaica
6 Aug 15
@allknowing No I would not allow this to stop me posting or anything. Notime for that! lol
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• United States
7 Aug 15
She wasn't very bright! The old mylotians will tell you, a LOT of people would post discussions that were down right rude JUST to get lots of comments and money! In a way, their enemies were giving them money LOL!
@owlwings (44046)
• Cambridge, England
6 Aug 15
I've never had occasion to use the 'Block' button and I'm not sure whether anyone has blocked me, so I don't have first-hand experience of the way it works. What you say is interesting, however. Although the blocked person can't respond to any of your posts (discussions, responses or comments) and can't message you, they CAN still respond or comment in the same discussion as you (and, I believe, can still 'mention' you in a post by using the 'at' symbol before your username). If you really are still having trouble with someone you have blocked (from personal slights/comments/'flaming', &c.) you should definitely report those instances. I was hoping that I'd be able to find a list of those who have blocked me and of those that I've blocked. Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be available. Maybe @goaskalice could comment on that - and possibly add it to the 'wants' list?
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@allknowing (103814)
• India
6 Aug 15
It is the other way around. Someone has blocked me. And I do not even know why. I suppose they should first take permission from Admin or give reason why they would want to block anyone. .
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@owlwings (44046)
• Cambridge, England
6 Aug 15
@allknowing It COULD be unintentional, of course. Unfortunately, you cannot message them to ask why! I'm not sure there is an easy way of finding out. How important is that person to you, anyway?
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• Olney, Illinois
6 Aug 15
@owlwings I know I blocked someone because they posted about the algorithm...the person seems unnecessarily obsessed with the fact that I blocked them. Can't understand why.
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@topffer (42322)
• France
6 Aug 15
If you are not a saint, you can come back one hour later and unlike it. Then you can change your mind and like it again, and an hour later unlike it again. Then...
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@allknowing (103814)
• India
6 Aug 15
I will think about that. How many times can I do that
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@GardenGerty (146328)
• United States
6 Aug 15
I would not have the patience to come and go from one post to like and unlike repeatedly.
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@owlwings (44046)
• Cambridge, England
6 Aug 15
@allknowing 13½ times exactly. After that unpredictable things begin to happen.
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@TLChimes (4824)
• United States
6 Aug 15
There is only one person that I know of on this site that I would not respond to in any way.... She caused me a lot of trouble before and also a friend or five. Lucky for me, some saw the light and others stood up for me. It truly showed me who to trust. Anyway, I would carry on as I always do. If I liked something someone said, I would hit the like button. I can agree with someone while not being on their good side. I don't have the strength for stupid, petty stuff.
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• Leesburg, Georgia
6 Aug 15
I have one person here that I will not be speaking to in any way either because she has been truly hateful to me. I don't have time for rudeness at all, especially when I try to be nice to everyone I come in contact with-online or off.
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@crossbones27 (44278)
• Redlands, California
6 Aug 15
Wait for my political posts and then I will let you know how being blocked works. lol
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@cynthiann (18603)
• Jamaica
6 Aug 15
I did not know this could be done.*thinks* may come in useful! lol.
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• United States
7 Aug 15
I would but I can't find the smiley with the middle finger extended.
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@owlwings (44046)
• Cambridge, England
7 Aug 15
MiddleFinger Emoji
Ah! You mean this one ...
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• United States
7 Aug 15
@owlwings YeAh!!!!! That one!!!!! Thanks owlwings! You is a lifesaver!
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@bagarad (14364)
• Paso Robles, California
6 Aug 15
I have no idea if I've ever been blocked. How do you find that out/ When you try to message someone or comment on their posts or comments? How does blocking differ from permissions? For example, I may stipulate that only people I follow can message me, but that would not block them in other ways.
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@owlwings (44046)
• Cambridge, England
6 Aug 15
I'd be interested to know how permissions work, too. It's probably easily as complicated as file/folder permissions in Unix (which I did study once, but have mostly forgotten). It seems that you can only discover that you have been blocked when you come across a discussion you can't respond to or a response you can't comment on or try to message someone and find you can't. Almost always there will be no reason given because the act of blocking requires no reason (and, indeed, giving a reason may open a whole new avenue of argument in some cases). I have never been an advocate of blocking (for just the reasons outlined above) but I can understand why it's sometimes necessary for some people.
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@bagarad (14364)
• Paso Robles, California
7 Aug 15
@owlwings I would only block trolls or stalkers if there were no way to report them or if reporting didn't eliminate them.
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@Asylum (47930)
• Manchester, England
6 Aug 15
It would interesting to know if anyone has ever blocked me at some time. Since you say that you can still like a post then I assume that you can still view and read the post but not add a comment. This feature would only be of use for blocking spammers or those who add abusive comments, for which it would make more sense to report them rather than simply block them.
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@allknowing (103814)
• India
7 Aug 15
I would report too if someone broke a rule.
@cherigucchi (13894)
• Philippines
6 Aug 15
I have never blocked anyone..yet. I am not sure if someone has blocked me either
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@GardenGerty (146328)
• United States
6 Aug 15
I would be in the same boat with you @cherigucchi
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@ARIES1973 (11478)
• Legaspi, Philippines
8 Aug 15
I still have to discover the use of that button. By the way, I am happy once again to see everyone around.
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@allknowing (103814)
• India
8 Aug 15
Welcome back Sharon. Remember Humanatic. Are you still there?
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@ARIES1973 (11478)
• Legaspi, Philippines
8 Aug 15
@allknowing yes my friend. I am still working with that company. I found out about that site here in myLot. That is why I am really thankful with this site. I am now an auditor there.
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@allknowing (103814)
• India
8 Aug 15
@ARIES1973 Congrats. That's a great achievement. You were just like any of us there. How did you get that job,. Are you paid a salary?
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• United States
6 Aug 15
I didn't know we could be blocked. Do you get a notification that a member blocked you?
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• Olney, Illinois
6 Aug 15
Nope
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• United States
6 Aug 15
@PhredWreck But I would know because I could "like" but not respond?
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• Olney, Illinois
6 Aug 15
@Carmelanirel2 You would know if you couldn't respond, or if you visited their profile, you wouldn't see the follow or message buttons
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@DnkHrth (268)
• Sri Lanka
7 Aug 15
Same here. I have never been blocked or blocked someone. I never use that function because it's ok to have a opinion that doesn't go on my way. None of us are perfect. So even if that idea doesn't go in my way, that could be right. I prefer you send this person a messege. Ask that person why he/she blocked you. Work this problem out that way.
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@allknowing (103814)
• India
7 Aug 15
You cannot message once blocked.
@DnkHrth (268)
• Sri Lanka
7 Aug 15
@allknowing I'm sorry I didn't know that. I have never been in a situation like this. Just ignore that person. I don't think he means something special to you. So all you need to do is exactly what he need you to do. Stay out of his business. I personally don't like to keep an any kind of connection with people like that. So ignore him.
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@phoonk (341)
• India
7 Aug 15
Since I am new, I have not yet been blocked by anyone. But if so happens in future, I would like to know from that person, the reason I was blocked for. Ans then, respond accordingly. Because, I may have knowingly or unknowingly committed a mistake.
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@allknowing (103814)
• India
7 Aug 15
That should be the right approach.
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@phoonk (341)
• India
7 Aug 15
@allknowing Yes, I feel so.
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• United States
27 Dec 15
I've also been blocked by the person in question and have no idea why. I"m not stressing over it in the least but it's weird that so many people are on the block list
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@allknowing (103814)
• India
28 Dec 15
Much water has flown under the bridge since this post (lol) Lots has happened since then, in that this person is now blocked by me for reasons known to that user.
@SIMPLYD (90852)
• Philippines
6 Aug 15
At the other site , i blocked a spammer . I know that he is just by briefly reading his post which is so nice , when he came from a country that was formerly banned there .
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@allknowing (103814)
• India
6 Aug 15
It is always better here to report and Admin will take action on violations.
@PhredWreck (8249)
• Olney, Illinois
7 Aug 15
Actually if someone blocks you they can still respond to your posts.
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@Rosekitty (19369)
• San Marcos, Texas
7 Aug 15
I have never blocked anyone and if they have blocked me i have no idea..i only go to people i know and who seem to like me for some odd reason...maybe the brownies
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