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How do you block people on HubPages?

  1. poppyr profile image94
    poppyrposted 3 months ago

    A certain member has been annoying me recently and I'd like to stop seeing their posts. How do I block them? All I can see on their profile is the flagging option.

    1. Will Apse profile image89
      Will Apseposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      Take note of their name, don't read anything they post. Works for me.

      Having said that, I suspect that you are looking to pick a fight, lol.

      Anyone need their coat holding?

      1. poppyr profile image94
        poppyrposted 3 months agoin reply to this

        Not a fight, I really just don't want to see their whining anymore. And they post so often, and I think people I follow reply, so it always comes up on my dashboard. Ideally I'd like to not see it at all anymore haha.

    2. NateB11 profile image94
      NateB11posted 3 months agoin reply to this

      I'm pretty sure I know who you are talking about and I feel for you; the guy posts way too much on the forums, for various light and transient reasons. I went to my feed settings in the upper right corner of the feed and noticed I have been able to hide a person and a topic - saw this under the "hidden" tab after I clicked on my feed settings. I think I was able to do that in the Answers section, not sure you can do it for forums. I might have done it through some feature we no longer have. I notice if you click the x that's in the upper right of a post in the feed it will give you the option of hiding "stories" from a particular writer if it's one of their articles in your feed and an option for hiding topics on forum posts. But I don't see an option to hide certain people that post to forums. I definitely would be doing that too if it was an option.

    3. Terrielynn1 profile image87
      Terrielynn1posted 3 months agoin reply to this

      Hi poppy, you can go to the email notice hubpages send every couple days. unfollow antything that is from those posts. Go to the notice for forums where you might of commented at first and unfollow there. If the person is bothing you through the contact author then click the flag and report if it doesn't stop. I hope this helps you.

      1. poppyr profile image94
        poppyrposted 3 months agoin reply to this

        Yeah I'll try that, too. Thank you smile

    4. Sherry Hewins profile image97
      Sherry Hewinsposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      Just unfollow them (if you are following them) unfollow any hub or forum post that they regularly respond to, and stop responding to them.

    5. Matt Wells profile image
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      Matt Wellsposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      Hello poppyr, Hover over the right side of one of their posts in your feed and a grey 'X' will appear. You will see an option to 'hide stories from ________'. Clicking that option should block most of their posts.

  2. FatFreddysCat profile image91
    FatFreddysCatposted 3 months ago

    I don't think blocking specific users is do-able.
    ...which is a shame, cuz it would be nice to filter out some of the nonsense around here.

    1. poppyr profile image94
      poppyrposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      Agreed. I guess I'll just have to ignore them like Will Apse suggested smile

      1. ChristinS profile image95
        ChristinSposted 3 months agoin reply to this

        A block feature is something HubPages has needed for quite some time and sadly it doesn't exist.  I think that's why a lot of us just don't participate as we might, because when attention seekers keep getting that attention they crave they keep doing it.  Some people don't care if it's negative or positive attention as long as they are the center of it.

        1. Will Apse profile image89
          Will Apseposted 3 months agoin reply to this

          We can't have people getting attention can we?

          1. NateB11 profile image94
            NateB11posted 3 months agoin reply to this

            Lol

          2. psycheskinner profile image79
            psycheskinnerposted 3 months agoin reply to this

            If the attention they need is from someone more qualified than random strangers on the internet, it can actually be a mistake.

            1. Will Apse profile image89
              Will Apseposted 3 months agoin reply to this

              When you have a health service that provides professional attention to everyone who needs it, I will agree with you.

              1. NateB11 profile image94
                NateB11posted 3 months agoin reply to this

                Couldn't agree more.

    2. Ewent profile image82
      Ewentposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      To those who are nitpickers, why bother with forums or blogs if you want such total control of what others think, say and do?

      You are entitled to your opinions. But that is ALL they are...opinions. They are not law. Time for some adults to grow up.

      It is now getting to the point where the real whiners are the ones doing all the nitpicking and petty complaining.

      If someone is crude, lewd or has some other mental problem, that's one thing. But to block others so they can't post what you don't like is just plain childish.

      1. ChristinS profile image95
        ChristinSposted 3 months agoin reply to this

        blocking someone wouldn't prevent them from posting - it would prevent the reader from seeing posts from certain people.  Facebook does this for example by allowing you to block a user - it doesn't stop the poster, it helps you control your own reader/user experience.

        1. Solaras profile image93
          Solarasposted 3 months agoin reply to this

          Blocking on FB is problematic, because once blocked, the person and their posts no longer exist to the blocker. This creates gaps in conversations, when people reply to posts your have been prevented from seeing by the block.  I see it all the time, confusion over what in the world are you talking about, then the realization that there are other parties in the conversation and you are not to know what is being said. lol

      2. poppyr profile image94
        poppyrposted 3 months agoin reply to this

        There's no need to be insulting. His posts are coming up on my feed daily and I wanted to block him so I stop seeing his complaints and him annoying people. I don't think that's childish, but you're entitled to your opinion.

  3. Glenn Stok profile image92
    Glenn Stokposted 3 months ago

    Poppy,  You said that this person is followed by other people you follow. Based on that, there is a way to block this person from your feed:

    • Go to your feed page.
    • Click on the "feed settings" link on top.
    • Under the settings tab, scroll down to "Followers"
    • Uncheck "of users you are following."

    Edit: I just reread your post. You actually said that people you follow reply to this person. This is not necessarily the same logic as people you are following also follow this person. So I'm not sure if this method I described will work in all cases. Let me know if it helps after you make the change to the settings.

    1. poppyr profile image94
      poppyrposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you, my friend, I'll give it a try!

      1. greenmind profile image92
        greenmindposted 3 months agoin reply to this

        Okay, I want you all to stop talking about me. I'm standing right here!
        (I would put a smile/wink emoji here if I could figure out how...)

        1. poppyr profile image94
          poppyrposted 3 months agoin reply to this

          Hahaha big_smile

  4. psycheskinner profile image79
    psycheskinnerposted 3 months ago

    Trying to moderate your behavior and psychological states by manipulating the environment, e.g. controlling your exposure to irritating and irrelevant material, is not childish. In fact it suggests mindfulness and planning.  It is simply a matter of degree.  If this was not intended to be an engineered platform everything would be permitted instead of their being rules, and the off topic page would never have been created. (remember when the page was always full of religious/anti-religious hate speech of some sort).

    Of course we can't all live in lala-land happy-pleasant all the time, but blocking features have a role and using them is just an option people have when it is available.

  5. Will Apse profile image89
    Will Apseposted 3 months ago

    All the guy ever does is remind people of what it is like to be vulnerable and needy. If people cannot cope with that, it is their problem.

    1. SmartAndFun profile image93
      SmartAndFunposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      IMHO poppyr has good reason to want to block the person in question. He keeps mentioning her by name and accusing her of hating him, among other things.

      Yes, the person in question is needy and vulnerable. Kindness is necessary in this situation. Blocking (if it was available) would be a kind way for poppy to avoid the person in question without confrontation, and would end opportunities for future drama. Personally, I love "muting" on Twitter because it is more stealth than blocking; those I mute will likely never know I muted them. Muting would be a nice HubPages feature.

 
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