• Blocking Certain Users?

    Asked by kalindria on Sunday, June 28, 2020

    Blocking Certain Users?

    There used to be a way to block users who were unpleasant. Does that still exist and what is it? Thanks.

    7 Answers from the Community

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Suppose I make a comment on this post, like I am, under this comment, there should be the word "more" , click on that and you will see the option to block user.

      9 days ago
    • legaljen1969's Avatar
      legaljen1969

      @kalindria, as Greg said, there is a block user button. I have used it quite a few times. That said, sometimes we are in the mindset that most of society seems to embrace these days. We seem to look for things that offend us. We seek out reasons to be hurt rather than just scrolling on by the comments that hurt us from people we don't really even know. We receive information through a filter of whatever our experience is at a given time.

      People also often lash out for reasons that are hidden from us. We don't know if they got a bad PET scan result but don't want to say yet. Maybe they had test and they are waiting for results.

      I have found that giving people a few minutes, hours or days to self-report usually results in a much better understanding of a given situation or response. I had a number of people blocked for awhile, but after I considered some other things, I have unblocked those people and they are a source of great information for me. I have to remind myself that most of the people on these boards have already undergone more than most human beings should be expected to endure and through surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation, re-occurring disease- some remain remarkably positive. Others are still a little cranky from time to time, myself included. I am working on being the upbeat person now. It's a process every day.

      9 days ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I never found the blocking function to work. There was only one person who I really, really wanted to block but was never able to do so. I know how to block in my head though by simply scrolling on by that person's name and not reading what they posted. (There's no one here that I do that to - I am interested in what everyone has to say, even if I often disagree with them.)

      WhatNext is made up of a ton of different personalities ... and we all read the comments that are posted through our own lenses ... I read with a tone that I think the writer used, which could be FAR from accurate. Simply changing the emphasis on one word can change the whole meaning of a sentence.

      I sent an email to an acquaintance. When I wrote it, I was very proud of how nice it sounded, non-combative at a time when combativeness would have been expected. Boy, when I got the recipient's response, it was VERY clear that she did not read my email in the same tone of voice I used when writing it!!!! Even knowing that she found it offensive didn't help me find what in it made her so angry. Her daughter couldn't figure it out either ... but, boy oh boy, there was something there that really set her off.

      Like Greg said, it is a problem with social media where we necessarily insert our own emotions into every post (or whatever) that we read. How we feel, physically and emotionally, at that time, whether we like the person who posted, what's going on in our own lives ... all impact how a post by someone else "sounds" to us.

      9 days ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      Soooooooooooooooo, @legaljen1969 or @GregP_WN ... I tried the blocking thing just to see what happened ... and now I have blocked someone ... and have no idea how to unblock them! Help? (It works much better than it did when I really needed it to work years ago!)

      9 days ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Good question Live, you know, in all these years I've never been asked or tried to unblock someone. Let me see about this.

      9 days ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      @GregP_WN, thanks!!!

      8 days ago

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