Thanks for this Donna, it may explain why many of us Men (and women) never get responses! Maybe CM need to make it clearer to all who can respond and who cant. I have also suggested to CM having "a not interested" emotigram, but have yet to get a real response. I have also found that CM put a block on sending more after 4 emotigrams / messages to another member without receiving a response no matter how far apart these messages maybe sent (eg 4 emotigrams over a year to one member without a response will block you from sending anymore to that member) but CM do promote us to send emotigrams/ messsages to someone we are interested in, but do they promote Responding to emotigrams / messages we receive? And for the "Freeloaders", maybe they should be given a limit opportunity of at least responding to emotigrams / messages they may receive with an added note that they are Unpaid members at the time.(this may even help them becoming paid members)
Maybe there needs to be a limit put in place of emotigrams /messages NOT responded to, to help us respond.(encourage us to Communicate with those who have bothered to have an interest in us!) So say if someone had 10 emotigrams / messages received that hadn't been responded to, that these would have to be responded to, before they could send any new ones to anyone else. In this way encouraging us stop ignoring others interest.
To All, What are your thoughts on the above?
God bless you all.
What do I think? To me it appears that you endorse a policy of penalty and punishment to compel those who are members of this site to actively engage with others on this site that they may not want nor desire to communicate with.
At one time there was a "not interested" template, but, for whatever reason it was removed.
I will agree that the auto-block for 4 consecutive non-replies is mostly useless and, in some ways counter-productive. However, I don't agree with you on the premise of your argument, I agree because the user-controlled block feature is more effective and is executable through the free will of the user and not by a program in which the user has no control over.