The Block ToolI have been wanting to write an article on the topic of blocking for a while. Blocking is one of those tools that is unique to modern communication; you can block phone numbers, e-mail addresses and, on a lot of websites, specific users. So this is going to be a basic play through of: what is it? and what does it mean to be blocked? The "what is it" will cover the technical aspects; the "what does it mean" will cover the social implications.The Block Tool9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What is the block tool?
The block tool is a tool that allows one deviant to keep another from watching them, commenting on their deviations/journals/personal forums/shout boxes/profiles and from favouriting deviations. If you block someone you also take away your own ability to interact with the other person's content; the dA block goes both ways.
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What does it mean if someone blocked me
Or perhaps a better translation: why did they block me? While I ca
Did You Know - BlockingBlockingDid You Know - Blocking1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
While many people tend to report other deviants they don't get along with or they feel harassed by to the HelpDesk right away, your first action should always be blocking.
Whatever reason you have to report someone, by blocking you avoid any further communication with certain deviants.
This action is immediate, as you don't have to wait for any staff member to take action and you can just enjoy your dA experience without that blocked deviant.
Personal reasons like disagreeing on a topic, not liking someone or similar won't end with a ban of that other deviant.
Contacting the HelpDesk just adds to the queue of tickets unnecessarily and makes it more time consuming to focus on important reports.
Only in case of serious harassment you should contact the HelpDesk.
If you are blocking someone it's an action in both directions. That means that not only the other person gets blocked from you, but you are automatically blocked for them as well.