How does block funtion works?

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  • Michael Gorup

    Question:  Are you seeing content directly from the blog you blocked, or from one of your followers that reblogged something from the blogger you blocked?  I see content from a blog I blocked on occasion due to one or more of my followers reblogging some of his posts.

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  • Holyleejuan

    Not directly, yes. It's from other blog that I follows. The team said this was a bug when I posted about this and remove my thread and make a ticket for me. And there's no further info from them since then.

    It makes sense when they told me it's a bug because why would you want your user to see something they've blocked. But since it still happening and I've had zero communication from them, I'm not so sure anymore.

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  • Michael Gorup

    If content from the blogger you blocked is showing up in your feed from another blogger you're following, I don't see any way to stop it, other than to have someone monitor your blog and pull the pic of the blocked blogger from the follower(s) from your feed, which would be not be feasible..  Since it seems to be a problem for you, I would suggest submitting another ticket on the matter and reference the ticket number from the one you previously submitted.  The staff is busy making upgrades to the system, and the previous ticket could have been overlooked.  Hope this helps.

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  • Holyleejuan

    As an update. It does seems like a bug as they claimed.

    I just tried blocking a blog that was reblogged by the one I followed, refreshed the page and the post is now gone. Seems only a selected few blogs are ignoring your block function, because it's always the same blocked blog that is always popping up. 

    I did received a respond now after 3 months of silence. We're in contact and, hopefully this can get solved.

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  • Michael Gorup

    Great!  Hope it all works out to your satisfaction.

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  • Holyleejuan

    Sadly, it seems that respond was just the team's attempt to placate in order to avoid the spread of negative feedback to save face. The request is now ignored, again, and the bug persist.

     

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  • Support BDSMLR

    @Holyleejuan 

    It will be fixed. However it's not a quick fix since we have to do quite a few changes in order not to make the queries to database heavy (which would cause the site to slow down and resource use jump up high) so implementing it will take some time. It will be definitely coming though, we promise that.

     

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  • Support BDSMLR

    @everyone

    Update.

    We have made multiple updates to blocking feature today. Current state: If you have blocked original poster, post is blocked and not shown, if you have blocked the person who posted the post / reblogged the post, post is again not shown.

    Please give us feedback if you end up still seeing posts from blogs you have blocked / everything's working properly. 

    Many thanks!

     

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  • Holyleejuan

    It seems to happen with a lot less frequency now. But the blocked blog's contents are still popping up here and there. Always the same few blogs that do this as well.

    I appreciate you're working on it and I was not expecting an instant fix, @Support. It's just that you did NOT communicate at all that you're working on it. Previously I had no indication at all that my message was being seen. The only time you ever responded to me was when my message is borderline besmirching you.

    So please, Bdsmlr team. Please, communicate more.

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  • Support BDSMLR

    @Holyleejuan

    We're definitely trying to do just that :). We simply have hundreds of things going on and at times we do fail. But trust us, we're doing our best! :)

    In any case, next time this happens please contact us via support request with the blocked blog name and location where do you see the blocked post (front page, sideblog etc). Also, is it a reblog and who it is reblogged from. That helps us to track it down.

    Thanks!

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  • Holyleejuan

    @Support

    Saw blocked content again. Sent a ticket with details but I figure I'll notify here as well, because of your team track record of ignoring the ticket.

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  • Support BDSMLR

    @Holyleejuan

    Should be recognised and answered. We are trying to get this sorted out as soon as possible, however it's not a simple issue to do so that we do not cause heavy loads for our servers with it, we have to do some changes for it in order to get it working perfectly.

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  • FckMe2Dad

    From reading this thread, I'm not sure there isn't a communications gap. I think the OP expects a block to act directly on the blocked blog's posts, and ALSO on any reblogs of that blocked blog's posts which OTHER, NON-blocked blogs have reposted.  I don't think that blocking works that way, and I'm not sure both sides of this discussion are talking about the exact same situation.

    I personally would like a block to be all encompassing, block a blog, and boom it no longer exists in my world, no original posts, no reposts of that blogs original posts, no blog found on a search, etc. but I think the system CAN'T block another's NON-blocked blog's posts, just because that other NON-blocked blog is RE-posting something from a blocked blog. Confusing yes, but I'm afraid that's how it works, at least that seems to be how it works at other sites. Can't recall Tumblr's behavior, such ancient history by now!

    So Sally blocks Tom, but she doesn't block Greg. But Greg reposts what he got as an original post FROM Tom, so Sally gets Tom's content as a repost from Greg (who she has not blocked) of a post from Tom (who Greg has not blocked) and thus she is seeing Tom's posts, but only because Greg is RE-posting (i.e.essentially creating a new post himself) and he is not blocked by Sally, so Sally is actually seeing Greg's content. It just happens that the content coming from Greg  he got from Tom.

     

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  • Michael Gorup

    That;s what I wrote a few months ago, @FckMe2Dad. You did a better job of explaining. I think @Holyleejuan is expecting the blocked blogger's content to completely disappear from her/his world.

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  • Geoff Gowans

    I too would like the block function as HolyLeeJuan is asking for. In my mind, it shouldn't be hard to block all posts from a particular blog whether original posts or reblogs in another blog.

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  • Holyleejuan

    Firstly, I blocked a blog because I don't want to see it. Not because I want it to show up here and there. What's the point of blocking it then if I'm going to see it anyway?

    Secondly, it work of some blogs that I've blocked. They no longer show up on my dashboard. I even try blocking a blog just to test it. Block the original poster of the reblogged post and it disappear without having to block the blog that reblogged it. It even work when the blog you blocked is not the poster i.e. they're in the middle of the reblog chain. 

    According to what Support told me, that's how it supposed to work and it's a bug that you can see it. So if you experience this, do make a ticket and told them what blog and post it is you still see, and not suppose to. It's what support told me to do. My first community post about this got turn into a ticket. 

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