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Blocking

Feb 4th 2013 new

Do any of you feel that it comes off as a little rude to block a person just for saying hello? I have experienced this more then a few times and it seems rude to me. I completely understand blocking people for being inapropriate or creepy but blocking someone for being nice seems to be the wrong way to go about things.


I think we all men and women have to not use the fact that were behind a computer screen as an excuse to throw common manners out the window. After all we are all people whom experience simalar feelings. We all need to remember the Golden Rule from elementary school, in the long run we will all be better for it

Feb 4th 2013 new

(Quote) Francis-666100 said: Do any of you feel that it comes off as a little rude to block a person just for saying hello? ...
(Quote) Francis-666100 said:

Do any of you feel that it comes off as a little rude to block a person just for saying hello? I have experienced this more then a few times and it seems rude to me. I completely understand blocking people for being inapropriate or creepy but blocking someone for being nice seems to be the wrong way to go about things.


I think we all men and women have to not use the fact that were behind a computer screen as an excuse to throw common manners out the window. After all we are all people whom experience simalar feelings. We all need to remember the Golden Rule from elementary school, in the long run we will all be better for it

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Hello, Francis. I don't know why this has happened to you, and I agree it is rude. It has happened to me too. Don't take it personal and keep being open and friendly with the rest of us CMers. God bless. theheart

Feb 4th 2013 new

I agree with you. Why do others do this? It seems a little harsh to block someone just because he\she said hello. It doesn't seem very kind.

Feb 4th 2013 new

(Quote) Francis-666100 said: Do any of you feel that it comes off as a little rude to block a person just for saying hello? ...
(Quote) Francis-666100 said:

Do any of you feel that it comes off as a little rude to block a person just for saying hello? I have experienced this more then a few times and it seems rude to me. I completely understand blocking people for being inapropriate or creepy but blocking someone for being nice seems to be the wrong way to go about things.


I think we all men and women have to not use the fact that were behind a computer screen as an excuse to throw common manners out the window. After all we are all people whom experience simalar feelings. We all need to remember the Golden Rule from elementary school, in the long run we will all be better for it

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One thing to keep in mind is that some women have had bad experiences when people they were not interested in talking to became rude or abusive after being turned down. The start with a block so they don't have to deal with the bad behavior.

Feb 4th 2013 new

IMO the block should only be used if someone is unkind or won't take NO for an answer.. A while back I had someone write me a nasty email because he didn't like my Interview.. I wrote back and gave him a piece of my mind, then I blocked him. wink laughing I think that's the only time I've used it, that I can recall anyway.

Feb 4th 2013 new

(Quote) Donna-83441 said: IMO the block should only be used if someone is unkind or won't take NO for an answer.. A whil...
(Quote) Donna-83441 said:

IMO the block should only be used if someone is unkind or won't take NO for an answer.. A while back I had someone write me a nasty email because he didn't like my Interview.. I wrote back and gave him a piece of my mind, then I blocked him. I think that's the only time I've used it, that I can recall anyway.

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Gee, Donna, if someone doesn't like your interview, then just don't take it.....

It's a strange world out there..... mischievous

Feb 4th 2013 new

(Quote) Jerry-74383 said: One thing to keep in mind is that some women have had bad experiences when people they we...
(Quote) Jerry-74383 said:

One thing to keep in mind is that some women have had bad experiences when people they were not interested in talking to became rude or abusive after being turned down. The start with a block so they don't have to deal with the bad behavior.

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I agree if someone is being obnoxious or too persistent, blocking is an effective way of eliminating the problem. But....in this case, it seems the lady made a presumption before the fact. That's being a little unfair.

Having her explanation could clear this up, but that's not likely.

On the surface, what she did does seem rude.

Feb 4th 2013 new

(Quote) Francis-666100 said: Do any of you feel that it comes off as a little rude to block a person just for saying hello? ...
(Quote) Francis-666100 said:

Do any of you feel that it comes off as a little rude to block a person just for saying hello? I have experienced this more then a few times and it seems rude to me. I completely understand blocking people for being inapropriate or creepy but blocking someone for being nice seems to be the wrong way to go about things.


I think we all men and women have to not use the fact that were behind a computer screen as an excuse to throw common manners out the window. After all we are all people whom experience simalar feelings. We all need to remember the Golden Rule from elementary school, in the long run we will all be better for it

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Well, Francis, being blocked means one thing. Move on and scratch her off your "I'm interested" list. Offhand it seems she was rude. Jerry offered a possible explanation, but it's still jumping the gun and possibly making an erroneous assumption.

You didn't spell it out, but you did say "Hello" only once, correct? That's what we're assuming.

A countless number of polite, eager ladies is waiting for you to contact them. Expand your list for better success.

Feb 4th 2013 new

You are all missing the point of this post. My goal is not to gain pitty or sympathy its maily being used to bring attention to the fact that peple both men and women need to use manners and respect people. My view is simply this if you would not treat a person with indifference on the street don't do it in respect to your interactions here. My main reason for posting this question was that I wanted to bring this issue to light because feel that if people respect eachother then chances are the community as a whole wil become better.

Feb 5th 2013 new

(Quote) Francis-666100 said: You are all missing the point of this post. My goal is not to gain pitty or sympathy its maily ...
(Quote) Francis-666100 said:

You are all missing the point of this post. My goal is not to gain pitty or sympathy its maily being used to bring attention to the fact that peple both men and women need to use manners and respect people. My view is simply this if you would not treat a person with indifference on the street don't do it in respect to your interactions here. My main reason for posting this question was that I wanted to bring this issue to light because feel that if people respect eachother then chances are the community as a whole wil become better.

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Francis, this topic is a frequent topic of conversation in the Forums..Many new posters bring it up. You're preaching to the choir in here, because most of us feel the same way you do. Unfortunately the ones who react this way probably aren't coming into the Forums. Or they would know better.

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