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MilkyWay's avatar

Social networking sites question. Care to explain? (details inside).

Asked by MilkyWay (13685points) March 11th, 2012

When you block someone on twitter or facebook, can they see a message or something saying that “this person has blocked you” or something along that line? Are they aware that they have been blocked? Have you ever been blocked by someone, because I would really appreciate you answering. Thanks in advance :)

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JLeslie's avatar

They do not get a message, but if they used to be able to find you and now when they search they can’t, then they will deduce you blocked them. They might ask a friend you have in common if they can still see you, and when that person can, but the person you blocked can’t, they will feel confirmed that you indeed blocked them.

dappled_leaves's avatar

Also, you can tell if someone has limited your ability to see parts of their profile, because they’re kind of glaringly absent. So the absence of an “I just blocked you” message really only helps if the blocked person never looks at your profile in the first place… that is, not much.

MollyMcGuire's avatar

On Facebook they will just get a message that says “XXXXX only shares information with friends. If you knowXXX…....................”

AnonymousWoman's avatar

No, but it can be obvious in other ways. For example, if the person has suspicions, a mutual friend might confirm his or her suspicions.

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