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User Block Feature
Posted: Posted August 10th, 2017
Edited August 10th, 2017 by Xhin
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In your User CP down at the bottom you now have a "Block User" feature. Here's how it works:



  • Add usernames in the box here, one per line. They will then appear below.

  • The default setting is to collapse their posts (you can still view them if you click on them -- useful if you want to follow discussions better). If you want though, you can set posts to hide completely.

  • You can also remove blocks.



  • If you are being blocked, you get to see a list of how many times each of your usernames (account name, primary username, altnames) are being blocked but not who blocked you.

  • You can also "request probation", which I'll cover in a minute.





  • User blocks will show like this if they're set to "collapse" (default). You can then click these links to make the posts or threads appear.

  • If they're set to "hide", the posts and threads will disappear completely from the site for you.

    Probation

    If you get blocked a bunch and find it really annoying and are willing to change your ways, you can request a "probation" which is a period of time where you get removed from all existing blocklists and users can't add you to their blocklists either. The mods will watch you closely and if there are issues, you'll be removed from probation and also globally banned for some amount of time (a month maybe?). Otherwise, you'll be removed from probation and users can block you again -- but at least you had a chance to prove yourself.

    I'm going to discuss the rules for probation with the other mods. Note that users can only be placed onto the probation lists by admins.

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    Goddamn it.

    Posted August 10th, 2017 by KnokkelMillennium
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    Although, the probation is a good idea for this. I still think this is a bad idea, but it helps. Except the global ban part, fuck that.

    Edited August 10th, 2017 by KnokkelMillennium
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    Wow, people that intolerant they need a block feature. Interesting.

    Posted August 10th, 2017 by #85
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    I won't block you.

    Posted August 10th, 2017 by S.o.h.
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    Although, the probation is a good idea for this. I still think this is a bad idea, but it helps. Except the global ban part, fuck that.

    Well, I'll see what the consensus is about that. I kind of want to have *some kind* of punishment so people don't request probation lightly.


    Posted August 10th, 2017 by Xhin
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    Xhin
    Ground's what's around

    Can I block myself?

    Posted August 10th, 2017 by nullfather
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    I'm not going to be using this feature.

    In a way, maybe it makes sense. Every modern forum you can block someone you don't want to see, right?

    Obviously there are a couple people here disliked by the majority, so I am seeing issues with conversation. For example, would it look like Xhin is talking to himself if him and I have a back and forth and someone has it blocked?

    Posted August 10th, 2017 by #85
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    So if you aren't being blocked by anyone, does it just not show the "yYou are being blocked by.." section or am I looking in the wrong place?

    Edited August 10th, 2017 by KnokkelMillennium
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    I'm not going to be using this feature.

    Most likely same. Unless it's for shits and giggles. Something like "oh hey look at this, I blocked every single person on the entire site!"

    Posted August 10th, 2017 by KnokkelMillennium
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    I got my first block. You should get to know who is blocking you, imo.

    Posted August 10th, 2017 by #85
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