User Block Feature
Posted: Posted August 9th
Edited August 10th by Xhin

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 9th by KnokkelMillennium
    KnokkelMillennium

    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 by KnokkelMillennium
    KnokkelMillennium

    Wow, people that intolerant they need a block feature. Interesting.

    Posted August 10th by #85
    #85

    I won't block you.

    Posted August 10th by S.o.h.
    S.o.h.
     

    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 by Xhin
    Xhin
     

    Can I block myself?

    Posted August 10th by nullfather
    nullfather

    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 by #85
    #85

    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 by KnokkelMillennium
    KnokkelMillennium

    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 by KnokkelMillennium
    KnokkelMillennium

    I got my first block. You should get to know who is blocking you, imo.

    Posted August 10th by #85
    #85

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

    It's kind of an automated version of your "don't want to see my opinion? don't read it" idea.

    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?

    Yes. It might be just awkward enough for someone to switch to the collapse mode if they have you on hide.

    So if you aren't being blocked by anyone, does it just not show the "you are being blocked by..." section or am I looking in the wrong place?

    Yeah if you're not on any blocklists you won't get that section.

    Posted August 10th by Xhin
    Xhin
     

    If someone blocks you you shouldn't know who it is. People would just start shit if they knew who blocked them.

    Posted August 10th by nullfather
    nullfather

    I got my first block.

    You've actually been blocked for a while before this feature was public.

    You should get to know who is blocking you, imo.

    That would just start drama.


    Posted August 10th by Xhin
    Xhin
     

    I actually agree with #85 on that one. People at least have a right to know. Some social media/instant messaging sites already allow you to know anyway.

    Posted August 10th by KnokkelMillennium
    KnokkelMillennium

    People at least have a right to know.


    No, they don't. They want to know so they can try doing something about it.

    Posted August 10th by nullfather
    nullfather

    You've actually been blocked for a while before this feature was public.

    Owned.

    Posted August 10th by S.o.h.
    S.o.h.
     

    If a person sees they're blocked in the first place, chances are they WILL do something about it anyway if they want to, and then probably bypass the block. At least this would allow you to know who really has a problem with you and you can be done with them instead of replying to messages they will never see anyway.

    Edited August 10th by KnokkelMillennium
    KnokkelMillennium

    I agree with nul none of you should know who blocks you.

    Posted August 10th by S.o.h.
    S.o.h.
     

    Or they could just not be shitty people and try not forcing their shit opinions on everyone else.

    At least if they don't see who, they can't target their shit-flinging.

    We're trying to REDUCE drama.

    Edited August 10th by nullfather
    nullfather

    You've actually been blocked for a while before this feature was public.

    Lol, cant think of anyone I could have made that mad? Staff member obviously?

    Posted August 10th by #85
    #85

    That won't happen. This is a win win for every one.

    Posted August 10th by S.O.H.
    S.O.H.
     

    Or they could just not be shitty people and try not forcing their shit opinions on everyone else.

    So literally the entire site?

    We're trying to REDUCE drama.

    Which won't happen.

    Edited August 10th by KnokkelMillennium
    KnokkelMillennium

    Testing the system now.

    The people and their posts show up in Newest Replies still, which is my default front page for GT.

    Posted August 10th by nullfather
    nullfather

    I mean, if someone blocked me there's a good chance I would be questioning and flinging shit at the usual suspects with alt-names anyway, so.

    Edited August 10th by KnokkelMillennium
    KnokkelMillennium

    And then we would ban you permanently. We want to change. If you can't get with the program why are you here?

    Posted August 10th by S.O.H.
    S.O.H.
     

    I'll test that real quick...

    Posted August 10th by Xhin
    Xhin
     

    And then we would ban you permanently. We want to change. If you can't get with the program why are you here?

    Same reason as everyone? Also no you wouldn't because you need me. This will only decrease the activity here immensely while maintaining drama.

    There are ways to improve the site, but encouraging people to just drown everyone out they don't like at any given moment is suicide for the site. The question is why are YOU here encouraging it?

    Posted August 10th by KnokkelMillennium
    KnokkelMillennium

    Also, their posts won't expand when I have it set to collapse. It just sends me to the top of the page.

    Posted August 10th by nullfather
    nullfather

    What do you mean "want to change" ? Its a gaming site right? But the political forum is half the size of the site basically?

    What is the vision?

    Posted August 10th by #85
    #85

    No longer seeing their posts on Newest Replies.

    Posted August 10th by nullfather
    nullfather

    Knokkles we don't need you please do not kid your self. We didn't miss you in your previous absence that's the truth. If you want to fling shit at another user for blocking you go right ahead we won't miss you when they ban you and kinda proved the point as to why we need the system in the first place . Play nice and maybe just maybe individual s won't find a reason to block you.

    Posted August 10th by S.O.H.
    S.O.H.
     

    SOH, please get the fuck over yourself. You're literally starting drama over fucking nothing. You're not playing nice at all, and the truth is some people want me. But ya, the site as a whole? Not really. That's because it's already essentially dead.



    Posted August 10th by KnokkelMillennium
    KnokkelMillennium

    @nullfather: Fixed. Also fixed a long-lasting bug where the person who made the reply wouldn't show up anywhere. (they're not in parentheses).

    Posted August 10th by Xhin
    Xhin
     

    @xhin thisbpossibly deserves it's own thread but any chance you could make this site a little bit mobile friendly specifically when it comes to the CP tools section? Like an app or something.

    Posted August 10th by S.O.H.
    S.O.H.
     

    seems like a lot of work when a simple permaban could have solved the problem

    i probably won't be using it, unless i decide to take a break from certain peoples' bullshit. good feature, though. it's a great step toward modernizing the site.

    Posted August 10th by poptart!
    poptart!
     

    but encouraging people to just drown everyone out they don't like at any given moment is suicide for the site.

    It's looking more like not having a solution (like this feature) is suicide for the site lately.

    Edited August 10th by Xhin
    Xhin
     

    Also, their posts won't expand when I have it set to collapse. It just sends me to the top of the page

    Do you have javascript disabled?

    Posted August 10th by Xhin
    Xhin
     

    Also if not, do a hard refresh (Ctrl+Shift+R).

    Posted August 10th by Xhin
    Xhin
     

    you are not playing nice knuckles . Out burst like that is why we need this feature. And that was just me being blunt with you. Could you imagine a heated discussion. Act civil from now on and maybe people won't block you.

    Like I said fling shit through an alt account and you will be banned. Not entirely sure why you would go that far in the first place seems unnecessary and the fact that you said you would do it.kinda probes why other may not like you. But I won't be blocking any one.

    Posted August 10th by S.O.H.
    S.O.H.
     

    "It's looking more like not having a solution (like this feature) is suicide for the site lately"

    for sure. we're draining users one at a time

    Posted August 10th by poptart!
    poptart!
     

    also xhin you accidentally included #85's IP address in one of your images. might want to edit that out

    Posted August 10th by poptart!
    poptart!
     

    Oh something I forgot to mention..

    Probation requests go in Feedback

    because it's probably going to be something worth there being a site discussion over.

    Posted August 10th by Xhin
    Xhin
     

    also xhin you accidentally included #85's IP address in one of your images. might want to edit that out

    Also fixed.


    Posted August 10th by Xhin
    Xhin
     

    @SOH Stfu. I wasn't serious. Jesus fucking Christ. We both know you're only trolling, it's the whole reason you post here like almost half of the time anyway.

    Nah I'm sure you were being serious. And no sorry I'm not trolling. Keep it up and other users will block you others aren't as patient as I am . And bye see you in a few hours/days.

    Good work xhin. A step closer to modernizing the site.

    Edited August 10th by S.O.H.
    S.O.H.
     

    Oh and Xhin could you remove that last post before it gets edited by someone else for reasons that may be obvious to you?

    Posted August 10th by KnokkelMillennium
    KnokkelMillennium

    no worries I use VPN

    Posted August 10th by #85
    #85

    Nah I'm sure you were being serious
    And bye see you in a few hours/days.

    Lol see I knew you would react that way though. You really are trolling, else you wouldn't feel the need to get the last word in. Also, I'm not actually serious about leaving right now, fancy that.

    Posted August 10th by KnokkelMillennium
    KnokkelMillennium

    Another meaningless outburst. Check.

    Posted August 10th by S.O.H.
    S.O.H.
     

    Another meaningless outburst

    Outburst


    Ummmm that's just pointing out what you're doing right now lmao. You're willfully trolling and being an asshole for your own amusement.

    Edited August 10th by KnokkelMillennium
    KnokkelMillennium

    the useless argument that popped up in this thread ironically demonstrates the need for this feature

    Posted August 10th by poptart!
    poptart!
     

    the useless argument that popped up in this thread ironically demonstrates the need for this feature

    Are you suggesting I should block SOH because he's a big meanie pants?

    Posted August 10th by KnokkelMillennium
    KnokkelMillennium

    i'm suggesting that i block both of you so that meaningful replies to this post don't get drowned out in the mess

    Posted August 10th by poptart!
    poptart!
     

    Okay.

    I'll hypothetically use an alt-name because my voice is IMPORTANT.

    Edited August 10th by KnokkelMillennium
    KnokkelMillennium

    how about a feature to filter out people in specific threads without blocking them outright? like so i can see only the on topic responses to this post?

    Posted August 10th by poptart!
    poptart!
     

    This thread sure is cleaner if you block both knuckles and SOH

    Posted August 10th by Xhin
    Xhin
     

    I'm not going to be blocking anyone. My session still gets dropped every couple of minutes, so I'm not logged in most of the time and that means blocking is pointless.

    Posted August 10th by nullfather
    nullfather

    This thread sure is cleaner if you block both knuckles and SOH

    But then you just see the alt-names.

    Posted August 10th by KnokkelMillennium
    KnokkelMillennium

    @xhin Bet.

    Posted August 10th by S.O.H.
    S.O.H.
     

    My session still gets dropped every couple of minutes, so I'm not logged in most of the time and that means blocking is pointless.

    Yeah I need to try to fix that again too.

    Posted August 10th by Xhin
    Xhin
     

    I appreciate all this xhin. But is there a discussion going on what will be done regarding that 150+ thread in world? This is a temporary solution to a growing problem . Just want some transparency on the issue.

    Posted August 10th by S.o.h.
    S.o.h.
     

    Xhin wtf why can't I block you too for my blocking literally everyone?

    Posted August 10th by KnokkelMillennium
    KnokkelMillennium

    But ya, for real. I'll give this a try even if I don't like it.

    Posted August 10th by KnokkelMillennium
    KnokkelMillennium

    But is there a discussion going on what will be done regarding that 150+ thread in world?


    Thank goodness I have World filtered from my site feed. No one can get to me in my bubble!

    Edited August 10th by Vandy
    Vandy

    I think I remembered who blocked me now. Was it chiefsonny because I was going off about Freemasons?

    Posted August 10th by #85
    #85

    Denying specific names will make you narrow it down so I don't want to do that, but no it's not chiefsonny. Not anyone you know either.

    As for the megathread, I haven't read it yet. Maybe a good solution is to tag it so I don't have to.

    Posted August 10th by Xhin
    Xhin
     

    i think i blocked too many "people" and now i can't see all of my "blocks"

    Posted August 10th by EN
    EN

    Don't block people then. I'm also surprised no one except apparently Null blocked me to test out how it works by now.

    Edited August 10th by KnokkelMillennium
    KnokkelMillennium

    i wasn't blocking people, i was entering other values into the block field (mostly html code) to see what would happen. i entered in too many lines at once i guess and now the whole page won't load

    Posted August 10th by EN
    EN

    @EN: Fixed

    Posted August 10th by Xhin
    Xhin
     

    cool. this might only benefit me at the moment, but how about a "remove all" function?

    Posted August 10th by EN
    EN
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