Why join Mylot and refuse interaction?

@Asylum (47987)
Manchester, England
December 24, 2015 5:20pm CST
I was scrolling through the Most Recent and came upon a discussion about blocking other members. The author stated that he had blocked a vast number of members because they were living in distant parts of world. The reason that he gave was that somebody living so far away would have no interest in anything that he wrote about. This seemed a bizarre reason since those who were not interested would not comment, which made blocking them unnecessary. I did get the impression that this could be light hearted and not to be taken seriously I was about to comment that I have never blocked anyone, and then I noticed that there was no hyperlink for Respond. Apparently I was blocked as well. I appreciate that he has the right to block anyone that he chooses to, but it does defeat the object of posting here.
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@jaboUK (64678)
• United Kingdom
25 Dec 15
Is it that hillbilly person? I've had nothing to do with him since he deleted one of my comments a couple of months ago. He was moaning that nobody visited his posts, so I told him that they would if he interacted more. He hasn't blocked me, but I wouldn't touch him with a bargepole now.
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@Asylum (47987)
• Manchester, England
25 Dec 15
Since he has claimed that we blocks everyone who lives elsewhere he cannot expect many comments. As far as I can remember this was the first post of his that I have visited, but I could not comment because he has already blocked me. I do not particularly care about being blocked, but I do find it strange.
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• United States
25 Dec 15
@jaboUK defintely seems like a prickly fellow who doesn't seem to understand the subtle points about interacting with people on myLot.
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@jaboUK (64678)
• United Kingdom
25 Dec 15
@HanVanMeegerin I should imagine that he will soon fade away if he doesn't want people interacting with him.
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@PhredWreck (5970)
24 Dec 15
He doesn't just block people from 'distant parts of the world' as he would have people believe. And he ain't a Hillbilly, just a redneck.
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@Asylum (47987)
• Manchester, England
24 Dec 15
I see that you are fully aware of the member in question.
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@Marcyaz (35381)
• United States
25 Dec 15
Ah ha that guy, he is bad news for sure. Not a hillbilly just a redneck @PhredWreck
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@rebelann (89597)
• El Paso, Texas
25 Dec 15
Don't insult the rednecks @Marcyaz the guy is a dufus.
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@Mike197602 (15485)
• United Kingdom
25 Dec 15
Pretty sure I know who you mean. The guy is an utter idiot who will not last here if he carries on how he is going. He's also blocked me and I had no interaction with him whatsoever.
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• United States
25 Dec 15
@Mike197602 he should consider just pulling the plug on myLot. It doesn't seem that myLot is a good fit for him
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@Mike197602 (15485)
• United Kingdom
25 Dec 15
@HanVanMeegerin agree. I don't agree with blocking in any way but what he's doing is utterly stupid. ps...happy Christmas mate, hope you have a good one
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• United States
25 Dec 15
@Mike197602 Merry Christmas to you too. What he is doing is not being done in the spirit of mtLot.
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@GardenGerty (138480)
• United States
25 Dec 15
I was not blocked as of yesterday but may be today. I had just as soon not give this inappropriate use of the site my attention. Blocking can be un done if he chooses, as well. You never can tell what happens.
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@Asylum (47987)
• Manchester, England
25 Dec 15
Unblocking me would be academic because that was the only discussion of his that I had reason to comment on.
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@Mike197602 (15485)
• United Kingdom
25 Dec 15
@JakeOmatic it's just beyond stupid to block people that you've had no interaction with. You can't know what you've got in common with people if you don't know them. The whole point of this site is to discuss different things with people who've had different experiences than you have.
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@Asylum (47987)
• Manchester, England
25 Dec 15
@JakeOmatic Your presence in this discussion has just contradicted what you have written. If whatever I post holds no interest or desire to interact with it, then why are you doing exactly that? Your ability to submit your comment also demonstrates that I am not as petty minded as you are and have not blocked you.
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• United States
24 Dec 15
I agree. I also think he was quick to pull the trigger on that one. Just because they are from another area of the world, does not mean that we would not find what he has to say interesting. It begs the question of whether he intends to misuse the site and hopes that by blocking people, he will not be caught out.
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24 Dec 15
He's from the USA, he just keeps putting weird places on his profile.
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• United States
24 Dec 15
@PhredWreck I smell a phish.
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@Asylum (47987)
• Manchester, England
24 Dec 15
I blocked everyone apart from those living in England I would nothing left to do here all day. I can still open his discussions, but cannot add a comment.
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@fedupjane (191)
• United States
24 Dec 15
I was blocked as soon as I signed up.
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@Asylum (47987)
• Manchester, England
24 Dec 15
This seems totally illogical. I would expect someone to at least have a reason to block a particular person.
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• United States
24 Dec 15
@Asylum I've asked the very same question as you. Why join a site that relies on interaction with other members to earn money, if you are just going to block everyone.
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@Asylum (47987)
• Manchester, England
24 Dec 15
@fedupjane It is not just the earnings that makes it pointless, it means that he will not get any interest from the site either.
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@rebelann (89597)
• El Paso, Texas
24 Dec 15
That's his loss. Maybe he'll finally move on when he realizes he's the only one blockin people.
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@Asylum (47987)
• Manchester, England
24 Dec 15
The whole concept strikes me as totally insane. I have 7 comments so far on this post, yet I had blocked countries distant from me I would end up with none.
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@rebelann (89597)
• El Paso, Texas
25 Dec 15
My motto is to ignore what I don't like but keep the door open in case someone I like comments on a discussion @Asylum
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@Asylum (47987)
• Manchester, England
25 Dec 15
@rebelann This is the only sensible approach because there are members who we can relate to across the globe.
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@Marcyaz (35381)
• United States
25 Dec 15
I would have to say I disagree with blocking people just because of them living in another country as they could teach you a lot about their way of life just as you can teach them about your way of life. I have blocked a few people but not because of anything like that. Merry Christmas again.
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@Asylum (47987)
• Manchester, England
25 Dec 15
If I blocked people because they lived a fair distance away then I would never have any interaction and the site would be pointless to me.
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@Marcyaz (35381)
• United States
25 Dec 15
@Asylum that is very true there would not be much interaction as we have people from all over the world who have some very interesting discussions.
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@Asylum (47987)
• Manchester, England
25 Dec 15
@Marcyaz Precisely, I have had some very interesting times involved in discussions with others from several distant lands.
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@poehere (15234)
• French Polynesia
25 Dec 15
I wish just for once we could all put this aside and have some fun on the site. This is sort of depressing to always have to read about all of this. I feel it is this person's loss and maybe our gain if he wants to go on and play this game. Well anyhow this is the happy season for giving and spreading cheer. I hope this next year will bring more happiness than it is right now. Happy Holidays.
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@Asylum (47987)
• Manchester, England
25 Dec 15
This was simply something that I found very strange and could resist posting a discussion about. The actual fact of being blocked is hardly going to bother me, especially since I have only seen that one discussion of his. By the way, what is all this Happy Holiday that is now becoming popular, I always stick to the original Merry Christmas.
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@poehere (15234)
• French Polynesia
25 Dec 15
@Asylum There is a lot of different people from around the world so it just seem nice to say happy holidays to one and all because they you don't have to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Happy holidays give you both in one short sentence or two short words. A lot less to type out and write.
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• United States
26 Dec 15
@Asylum @poehere @phredwreck @Mike197602 veterans and especially newbies of this site have been subject to this odd behavior. Rather than dancing around the issue anymore, I'm glad that it was brought out in the open and discussed. Now not as many people will have to wonder why they may have been blocked. Also, people can learn that the excessive use of the block feature on myLot is not appreciated or valued by myLotters.
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@Hatley (164077)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Dec 15
this person has also blocked me and i do not even know him he is super relgious so maybe he thinks we are all heathens as tis is so bizare I wanted to respond o one of hyis posts but I was b locked. I wonder how he figures he will earn mony if we cannot respond.
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@Asylum (47987)
• Manchester, England
25 Dec 15
I found out that I was blocked the exact same way, by trying to comment. I did not know him previously either, so he must have searched for members in order to randomly block them, which is the weirdest behaviour I have ever known on any site.
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@marlina (131521)
• Canada
25 Dec 15
Kind of dumb, isn't it?
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@Asylum (47987)
• Manchester, England
25 Dec 15
Surreal was more the word that came to my mind.
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@amadeo (114022)
• United States
24 Dec 15
I never block anyone.Was it there to block.Really
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@Asylum (47987)
• Manchester, England
24 Dec 15
I have never blocked anybody either and despite being a member for over 9 years this is first time that I have been blocked.
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@vandana7 (86627)
• India
25 Dec 15
I am such highly opinionated person...how could he do that to me?
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@kevin1877uk (37078)
25 Dec 15
Because he could I guess, but he won't earn if he does it won't be much.
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@vandana7 (86627)
• India
25 Dec 15
@kevin1877uk ...may be he is a rich man...
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@kevin1877uk (37078)
25 Dec 15
@vandana7 He must be and just like to write, he could use blogger for that.
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@trivia79 (7847)
• El Segundo, California
25 Dec 15
It's funny lol. Location is not a factor for anyone to not see or interact to your posts. If I'm in the Philippines and someone from Africa commented on one of my posts, he/she successfully did that because there's no hindrance to do that by means of location factor. That user must been very sensitive.
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@Asylum (47987)
• Manchester, England
25 Dec 15
It makes no sense at all to me. I am in England and have friends in USA, Philippines, India, Malaysia, Chile, French Polynesia and no doubt a few places that I cannot bring to mind. In fact, I have a friend here from Australia, which is antipodean to me.
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@trivia79 (7847)
• El Segundo, California
25 Dec 15
@Asylum You're right! No sense at all! At least in our perspective. But we never really know the deeper reasons behind it. So I still keep some of my words on hold not until I knew his/her real reasons.
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@Asylum (47987)
• Manchester, England
25 Dec 15
@trivia79 I am inclined to agree that this cannot be the true reason because it makes no sense at all.
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• United States
25 Dec 15
@Asylum absolutely asenine.
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@Asylum (47987)
• Manchester, England
25 Dec 15
A fairly accurate description.
• United States
25 Dec 15
@Asylum "fairly?" Merry Christmas!
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• Preston, England
26 Dec 15
seems a bizarre reason to block anyone - I'm always delighted by the internet's power to create instant contacts and friendships across the globe
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@Asylum (47987)
• Manchester, England
26 Dec 15
This is the perplexing part of it Arthur. What would the purpose of you and I bothering with Mylot if we blocked all non British members?
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• Preston, England
26 Dec 15
@Asylum exactly - I can't see a motive behind such blockings that doesn't come down to racism
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@Asylum (47987)
• Manchester, England
26 Dec 15
@arthurchappell How could anyone be so racist as to dislike everyone from outside their country? I find this extremely unlikely. The reason he gave was that anyone from another country would have no interest in his writings, which really makes no sense to me.
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@EddieHands (37503)
• United States
25 Dec 15
Yeah I mean blocking people and then not letting them comment will not make them any gold and that is not good !
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@Asylum (47987)
• Manchester, England
25 Dec 15
He has blocked many users who had never even been aware that he was a member. I was already blocked when I looked at the first post of his that I had encountered. He must have looked for names and simply blocked then when he came across them, which is totally bizarre.
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@EddieHands (37503)
• United States
25 Dec 15
@Asylum Wow wai till he sees no money being made! he might get it then. I wonder why he want to block everyone. That is kind of strange indeed.
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@Asylum (47987)
• Manchester, England
25 Dec 15
@EddieHands It would be too late to change his mind because nobody would be interested anyway, so he will never buy a Rolls Royce with his earnings.
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@jstory07 (110236)
• Roseburg, Oregon
25 Dec 15
Interaction is the name of the game. I want to have friends ll over the world.
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@Asylum (47987)
• Manchester, England
25 Dec 15
This is exactly my attitude as well. It would be boring and pointless to have nothing to read here.
@Asylum (47987)
• Manchester, England
25 Dec 15
@JakeOmatic I do not use Mylot for monetary gain. My main attraction here is the social aspect, which appears to be something that you cannot understand.
@Asylum (47987)
• Manchester, England
25 Dec 15
@Susan2015 Of course it is. The earnings alone are not sufficient to attract us.
@BelleStarr (61442)
• United States
25 Dec 15
He blocked me too must not like people from New England!!
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@Asylum (47987)
• Manchester, England
25 Dec 15
He does like us in the old England either. In my case I had never seen him before, so he must have blocked me while I was oblivious to his existence.
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@BelleStarr (61442)
• United States
25 Dec 15
@Asylum I think it is the company you keep, he seems to have blocked us as a group including Janet
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@Asylum (47987)
• Manchester, England
25 Dec 15
@BelleStarr Ah, so it is not me that he does not like but the fact that I associate with you. Of course it could always be that he will not have anything to do with you because you are known to interact with weirdos like me.
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@MALUSE (67100)
• Germany
25 Dec 15
I haven't got the foggiest idea who you're talking bout here because I've been blocked by several people I've never had any contact with. I can't asked them why because I've been blocked. A vicious circle.
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@pgntwo (22547)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
25 Dec 15
I think if you write a top-level post, there's a chance one of them could see it - there's a gap in the blocking algorithm, it seems. Should you be so inclined, that is...
@Asylum (47987)
• Manchester, England
25 Dec 15
This was a first for me. Amusingly that same member has added 3 comments to this discussion, which I noticed by chance because I do not get notified if he comments.
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