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bossob's avatar

Is there a way to block PMs from certain users?

Asked by bossob (3470 points ) January 15th, 2013

I haven’t talked about religion in my posts, and I don’t wish to receive proselytizing messages, like I did today. What can I do about it?

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Coloma's avatar

Tell the sender that you decline discussion and to cease and desist in their messaging. If this doesn’t work contact a moderator. You can also simply delete the unwanted message and forget about it if they are infrequent.

syz's avatar

Your best bet is to file a complaint with the moderators, who will investigate and intercede on your behalf if warranted.

wundayatta's avatar

Simply put, no. You can’t block users.

In the alternative, you can do as the two above suggested.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@bossob OMG, seriously? It was about politics and I was trying to explain my pov for communication sakes from the other Q. All you had to say is I don’t want to talk about it, ask anyone.

Also, I specifically said “I don’t force my religion down anyone’s throat”

See people, this is the long way around a very short subject. Geesh.

@wundayatta Have I ever forced anyone to PM me or harassed you personally via PM?

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@KNOWITALL Bully. Quit picking on others.:)

Bellatrix's avatar

@bossob, as has been suggested, contact the moderators and it will be investigated.

bossob's avatar

understood

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Look, I’m sorry, okay? I only wanted to know if you scream “Oh God!” in bed. I wasn’t proselytizing. Sheesh! :D

Symbeline's avatar

@WillWorkForChocolate I scream Oh God in bed. But you know that already.

There’s no feature that lets you actively block PM’s from a user, although as already said, if they’re doing something against the rules via PM’s, ask the mods. Otherwise, I guess you just gotta deal with it. :/

KNOWITALL's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe I know, right?! If it was more than ONCE I would have understood.

@WillWorkForChocolate You’re so stinkin funny!!

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@KNOWITALL Well, thank you, m’dear!

Shippy's avatar

I do find it odd that we can’t just block a user altogether. Most sites allow for this. That would mean they could not see your posts or your questions or message you.

Like I need more holes in my head.

El_Cadejo's avatar

@Shippy I’d agree with blocking messages from a user, maybe even questions, but blocking posts wouldn’t work IMO. As much as I may dislike certain people at times, it would totally throw the whole thread off if suddenly one users posts are all removed and all you see is a bunch of @uberbatman responses but ya got no clue wtf I said in the first place. I think it’d get a bit annoying.

wundayatta's avatar

@KNOWITALL I don’t know if you ever forced anyone to PM you. But I do know that you say you are handy with a gun.

As to harassing me via pm? Well, there was that one time you forced me to strip naked and pee my name in the snow, but other than that….. ;-)

KNOWITALL's avatar

@wundayatta Was that at gun point or online? lol, funny guy.

wundayatta's avatar

How quickly they forget.

Sigh.

Symbeline's avatar

’‘sips beer’’ Yeeep.

FutureMemory's avatar

@bossob If you ever find a way to block people let me know. That dang Augustlan is constantly all up in my face.

augustlan's avatar

<Gets ALL up in FM’s face>

bossob's avatar

@FutureMemory I asked because other software has the ability to block PMs from specific users. Unfortunately, you couldn’t block mods. You’re stuck with her for forever!

augustlan's avatar

like crazy glue

bossob's avatar

Apparently she’s got your number. Maybe a user name change is in order?

Scratch that; she’d probably sniff ya out in 2 posts!

Symbeline's avatar

Yall insane up in da membrane.

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