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Can we have a 'block button'?

posted on #1
Anon518
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I thought it would be handy if we could have a 'block button'
I, personally, have felt victimized by one member, who then went on to message me and message me...and message me, which annoyed me all the more!
Now, I can hold my own like anyone, and didnt feel the need to report it to the moderators.
Maybe a block button would be helpful in such situations?
Then everyone is happy. Just a thought, it may not work with all the tracks being interlinked through the tree though? :|
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posted on #2
Dick Supporter
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Hey Stella,
sorry to hear you have been "bombed" with messages by someone... and yes, the option to be able to simply block some folks from being able to message you has crossed my mind a few times before.
I'm not all sure if I got your second thought about the interlinkedness tbh, but thinking about it, I guess it comes down to either:
- offering to block personal messaging only (that would be quite simple to include)
or
- offering to block any interaction, including messaging, getting notified of comments, likes and remixes by the blocked person, which again would be a bit trickier to code.
Seriously, if somene would abuse the comment section to get on your nerves in an inapropriate way, you should not hesitate to report that - I'd think a block on messaging might do the job because that area is completely unmoderated.
Opinions are welcome, and thanks for addressing this!
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posted on #3
OliVBee Supporter
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Sorry to read you've been annoyed by such a behaviour ... i think the Block this user's private messages might be a good option to have yes !

In any case reporting to a moderator should not feel uneasy : it is helping the community in the end ! ;)
posted on #4
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I think a PM block option would be a good thing to have, as the PM box is an area which is hidden. If someone if funny in the chatbox or in the track comments, the moderators see it, but PM's are hidden. So thumbs up from me for that.

Out of interest Stella, whoever message "bombed" you, did you ask him/her nicely to stop it and that person simply refused and continued??

Please never hesitate to contact the mods for matters like that - these are the things that are really important - as Oliv said, we want to help to keep this a nice and pleasant place for all. Sometimes a quick quiet word from a moderator is enough to stop something unpleasant from developing in the first place :)

In any case, I think it is cool that you wrote about it here!
posted on #5
Dick Supporter
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Hey,
it seems a long time since this was opened and proposed,
but I'm happy to announce the messaging block feature has just become available today. Hope it won't need to be used too often,
but I'm happy to finally close that gap in the fence.
sorry it took so long, Stella, but better late than never I guess :)
posted on #6
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?? Where do you activate it?
posted on #7
Dick Supporter
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TeeGee wrote:
?? Where do you activate it?


When visiting your messages inbox, look for the red-flag icon in the top right corner of the offered conversations.
Mind, it is only showing on conversations which you have not answered yet, so you cant have "the last word" and then duck away...
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posted on #8
OliVBee Supporter
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that's cool :)
in my opinion and experience, the need to block someone often happens after you already answered a msg, most times declining politely but the user might be insisting heavily ... then this feature might come handy ?
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posted on #9
Dick Supporter
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OliVBee wrote:
that's cool :)
in my opinion and experience, the need to block someone often happens after you already answered a msg, most times declining politely but the user might be insisting heavily ... then this feature might come handy ?


I'm sorry, I guess my way of explaining the presence of the block option was a bit too quickly - I do believe it is well-thought thru,
so let me try to present it in a better way.

Let's assume you receive an unwanted message and read that, there are two things you might want to do:
option A: you wrte a reply, stating that you are not interested - this will leave the conversation open
option B: you don't even want to write a reply and wouldn't want to ever read any message coming from that user - then you can block the whole conversation and gone it is

If you chose option A, there is a slight chance that you get a second unwanted reply to your friendly "not interested" message, and again,
you have both options A and B in that event (you can block instead of replying).

The function is available when you might need it, but it will not offer a way to tell someone some harsh words and then duck away from the persons response, that's why the block is not available if you wrote last.
Does that make sense now?
posted on #10
OliVBee Supporter
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yes i fully agree on the analyze and functionality :)
i was just not very sure what it meant reading the first post ...
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