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Lack of Interest blocked people should not be able to follow you

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Adam Howard, May 28, 2014.

  1. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    The title says it all. It should be standard or at least an option, so that when you block someone, they cannot simply add you to follow after you have blocked them.

    Would very much help reduce the level of interaction (e-stalking)
     
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  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The concept of ignoring in XenForo is implemented in such a way that the person being ignored is not aware.

    If ignored members were prevented from following someone who was ignoring them, then that would no longer be the case.
     
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  3. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    For some people that would be acceptable. It should be an option.

    As it stands now, when you ignore someone you can't see their replies, but they can surely still see you and troll you in secret. So it's being abused as designed right now (including here on XenForo)
     
  4. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    That concept is the same in every single forum software I have used that involves an ignore feature (that I remember at least). It hides their posts from you, but not the other way around. I'm not sure how that can be abused.
     
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  5. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    But if you can't see them, then the impact is lessened since it can't get a rise out of you.. so who cares? :D
     
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  6. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Out of me, no. Out of everyone else... More likely.

    When someone is following you around (e-stalking you) and twisting everything you say...
     
  7. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    I doubt anyone else cares enough to rise to it either, to be honest.
     
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  8. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Never underestimate the stupidity or the personal resolve in others.
     
  9. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    I don't.. but I also don't over-estimate the interest other people have in me to think they'd be that bothered by some random person trying to troll me :D
     
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  10. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Either you have more faith in humanity than I (good for you) or you have not see the worst in people (lucky you).

    Either way, I still would like this feature and so I'm adding it as requested feature. :)
    But ideally, it should be an option.
     
  11. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    Nope, I have very little faith in humanity.. and have definitely seen the horrible side of people.. I'm just saying that people just aren't that interested when it doesn't involve them directly.
     
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  12. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Clearly, I've seen worse. I have seen people make whole dedicated sites surrounding 1 individual... Simply for the lulz and nothing more.

    You'd be surprised on what can hold someone's interest.
     
  13. DaveM

    DaveM Well-Known Member

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  14. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    You're kinda missing the point I was making. One person's making a site about someone - elsethat directly involves them. A whole site - like here for example - where you're ignoring someone who is trolling you. . .isn't going to be of much interest to the rest of the community. I have one person on XenForo on ignore . . . I don't care if they can see anything I write, I can't see what they are writing so if they post something about me... good for them. Unless it's pointed out to me I'm not going to know about it. If, however, the setting was that by putting them on ignore they automatically put me on ignore too... even though I have no interest in the drivel the post, I still wouldn't be impressed by their right to choose whether to ignore me or not got taken from them because I ignored them. I don't know if anyone has me on ignore - and I'm fine with that... if every time someone put me on ignore I then couldn't see their posts, that'd just be irritating.
     
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  15. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
    Don't recall you ever doing so. :cautious:
     
  16. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    We'll agree to disagree...

    The site in question actually did hold other people's interest and grew from 1 person to a few hundred (thankfully, I was not the person it was targeting). So never underestimate the stupidity in humanity and the thirst for drama.

    But back more on topic.... IF you're attempting to conduct business on X site and you have someone e-stalking you, it does make things harder to do business on that site (XenForo.com for example).
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2014
  17. DaveM

    DaveM Well-Known Member

    Oops so I let the cat out the bag then :D

    Yeah I agree as I also have a member here on my ignore list and also don't care if they read my posts, power to them.
     
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