Blocked for no reason

Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by AveryHyena, Aug 10, 2017.

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  1. AveryHyena

    AveryHyena New Member

    I was browsing my submissions and wanted to favourite a post from a fairly popular artist that I've been watching for ages. I tried to favourite it and got told they blocked me.
    I have literally never talked to this person or been in any form of contact.
    I'm 100% certain that this has to be a mistake. What have I done to deserve a block? Nothing. I've tried every way of contacting them, and the only other way is making another FA account but that'll just get me banned. And I'm not sure I can just post their FA on here for people to ask why he blocked for me, because I'm pretty sure there'll be the drama furs who'll rant about this being a witch hunt or something.

    It's just a brick wall? What am I supposed to do?? All I want to do is favourite their posts ;-;
  2. SSJ3Mewtwo

    SSJ3Mewtwo Administrator Staff Member

    A block is something to be respected. Attempting to evade it is indeed an offense which would be treated as harassment by staff.

    The best option you have is to give the user the space they desire. It's up to them to remove the block at their own discretion.
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  3. maxgoof

    maxgoof Member

    Don't worry about being blocked. They can't stop you from viewing their artwork, or even downloading it. The download link may not work if blocked, but it's already on your screen, so...well, you put 2 and 2 together and figure out how to do it.
  4. Yakamaru

    Yakamaru I stubbed my log on a car!

    Got blocked? Move on with your life.
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  5. Pipistrele

    Pipistrele Smart batto!

    But the problem is not in being blocked, but in not being able to fav the posts, really. Not to mention being blocked for no reason at all is kinda unpleasant indeed.
  6. SSJ3Mewtwo

    SSJ3Mewtwo Administrator Staff Member

    The person who put up the block wanted to end contact, for whatever reason they personally chose. That includes blocking seeing favorite notifications from the person they blocked. That's entirely their right, and it should be respected. Yes, it doesn't feel great, but that's part of respecting the wishes of others. Sometimes they might want something that you disagree with. In the area of blocking, their want to end contact takes priority.
  7. Pipistrele

    Pipistrele Smart batto!

    Nah, nothing wrong with personal right of blocking random people (it's a morbid hobby, but I can respect that), I just think the way blocking works on the site is a bit weird and undercooked - like, you can see submissions, but you can't fav them, but what the point? It's not like offender will send you death threats by morse-codding the messages through "+Add To Favorite" button (though that would be amusing), and it won't even restrict bad dudes from reading your userpage and stalking you from a distance.
  8. modfox

    modfox The poltergheist that haunts the forum

  9. Ciderfine

    Ciderfine Slow as sickness but true as sap

    I understand what you are saying but you need to hear my side of the story.

    I block people all the time, most of them aren't people who have been rude to me or my close friends but people who act a certain way, show they are unstable and a gross example of things I wish to avoid in all forms of interaction on the site. The block button is a quiet best form of quarantine.

    We all know websites like these can be crazy or havy crazy people on it, the block button lets me control who interacts with my page based on their behavior and as someone who wants to avoid a lot of things or people during such crazy years I harbor no sad feelings for using it to control who I can avoid I wish not to deal with.

    That is probably what happened to you, someone didn't want to deal with interacting with you at all judging by how insidious and out of the blue your story sounds.
  10. AveryHyena

    AveryHyena New Member

    It sounds out of the blue because *it is*. That's the whole reason why I made this post because I didn't understand and it didn't make any sense. The only interaction we've had is me favouriting their art, and I'm pretty sure nobody would block me after just looking at my page.
  11. SSJ3Mewtwo

    SSJ3Mewtwo Administrator Staff Member

    Locking due to Necro.
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