Blocking the innocent! Is it ok? and why do it?

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    May 13, 2012 5:07 AM GMT
    So i have been in the chat rooms and i click a guy's name and it turns out that he has blocked me! i have never interacted with him and he thinks i deserve to be blocked! have i been rude? no. have i harassed him? no. so why am i blocked?
    i get if i did do anything annoying or harassing, but i have done nothing.

    can anyone enlighten me to why guys do this? some aren't even hot.
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    May 13, 2012 1:22 PM GMT
    maybe cause the block and dock buttons are too close together especialy when you are clicking with you left hand icon_smile.gif
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    May 13, 2012 2:32 PM GMT
    A superficial way to say he's not interested in you, probably.
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    May 13, 2012 2:34 PM GMT
    Enter the chat rooms at your own risk.

    Why do you care? If someone makes a snap judgement of you, then they're probably too superficial to be someone worth knowing.
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    May 13, 2012 2:36 PM GMT
    so what is everyone's take on the etiquette on blocking people? I find it kind of odd that people buddy list you when you havn't said two words to them. But is it a good enough reason to block them? or do they have to do something outwardly malicious in order to be blocked?
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    May 13, 2012 2:38 PM GMT
    What DIN said. It's impossible to know why, so therefore it's unproductive to worry about.
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    May 13, 2012 2:40 PM GMT
    IamxxMyself saidSo i have been in the chat rooms and i click a guy's name and it turns out that he has blocked me! i have never interacted with him and he thinks i deserve to be blocked! have i been rude? no. have i harassed him? no. so why am i blocked?
    i get if i did do anything annoying or harassing, but i have done nothing.

    can anyone enlighten me to why guys do this? some aren't even hot.


    It happens to everyone. Wear it as a badge of honor.

    There are two things you should know.

    1) Sometimes if you click the dock button - but you click twice, you have accidentally clicked block. They can't see your posts, but you can ask someone in the room to post a message asking if it was intentional.

    2) Sometimes people are just jerks and they aren't worth your time. So just block them, too and move on. Don't take it personally.
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    May 13, 2012 2:42 PM GMT
    The Blocking of the Innocents: It sounds rather Old Testament, in which case, it must be bad.
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    May 13, 2012 2:44 PM GMT
    ManishVegas saidso what is everyone's take on the etiquette on blocking people? I find it kind of odd that people buddy list you when you havn't said two words to them. But is it a good enough reason to block them? or do they have to do something outwardly malicious in order to be blocked?


    I was randomly buddy listed by someone new that I had never seen this morning. I was kind of flattered. Sometimes that's just the person's way of trying to make initial contact. It turns out that he is really attractive, and we have common interests. I would have missed out had I blocked him.
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    May 13, 2012 2:46 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidThe Blocking of the Innocents: It sounds rather Old Testament, in which case, it must be bad.


    OMG, this is going to be the title of my memoirs: "The Blocking of the Innocents: 21st century dating and other horror stories"
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    May 13, 2012 2:52 PM GMT
    IamxxMyself saidSo i have been in the chat rooms and i click a guy's name and it turns out that he has blocked me! i have never interacted with him and he thinks i deserve to be blocked! have i been rude? no. have i harassed him? no. so why am i blocked?
    i get if i did do anything annoying or harassing, but i have done nothing.


    I think you should take these guys on Dr. Phil and let him help you work it out.
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    May 13, 2012 2:54 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidThe Blocking of the Innocents: It sounds rather Old Testament, in which case, it must be bad.
    Sounds like the Seven Plagues story, only the Egyptians win at the last second when the promised Red Sea parting fails to materialize. icon_eek.gif
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    May 13, 2012 2:58 PM GMT
    This is Why I don't go to chat rooms. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 13, 2012 3:14 PM GMT
    I don't know why you would block someone for buddy listing you. That seems like overkill. The majority of people who have buddy listed me are people I've never talked to. I guess it's some people's way of making contact. I only buddy list people I talk to on a regular basis, but that's a completely arbitrary system that I came up with. There really are no rules.
  • Pontifex

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    May 13, 2012 3:14 PM GMT
    blocking people is way too easy on this site. I ended up blocking 2 people that I was talking to pretty regularly for a few weeks. It is just really easy to hit that button in the profile or any area. All it takes is a little lag when you are closing a window and you will be wondering why someone isn't replying to you. lol.
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    May 13, 2012 3:16 PM GMT
    j170 saidmaybe cause the block and dock buttons are too close together especialy when you are clicking with you left hand icon_smile.gif


    My thoughts exactly
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    May 13, 2012 3:37 PM GMT
    People are rude.
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    May 13, 2012 3:44 PM GMT
    Why waste your mental energy on somebody who for whatever reason doesn't want to communicate with you? It's their problem, not yours.
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    May 13, 2012 3:45 PM GMT
    Yea I block all the oldies
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    May 13, 2012 3:48 PM GMT
    Chat room is good only if you're in the mood for drama and unexplainable behavior! icon_lol.gif

    I've been blocked before. Who knows why. Guess some guys just like to do it preemptively. icon_confused.gif
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    May 13, 2012 3:49 PM GMT
    sashaman saidChat room is good only if you're in the mood for drama and unexplainable behavior! icon_lol.gif


    Yea that's my cup of tea!
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    May 13, 2012 4:02 PM GMT
    sashaman saidChat room is good only if you're in the mood for drama and unexplainable behavior!


    Sometimes i find it thoroughly entertaining. Like the guilty pleasure of watching trashy reality TV.
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    May 13, 2012 4:08 PM GMT
    I would like to know it too.It happens to me too
  • toybrian

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    May 13, 2012 4:13 PM GMT
    Iam. there is nothing you can do about it but accept it. I have been blocked also and been told that if i had a cam then they would unblock me. Do have cam but learning to use it here but just how the guys are in here. Some are because of age and others by the way you actin room. Good luck and just talk in there and you will find your own group to talk to and not worry about them...Some are just A-holes...
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    May 13, 2012 4:15 PM GMT
    I was kidding about the old people comment, before everyone kills me!