We now have Block feature
I just noticed we can block users.
The gear icon should be a very light gray until you click on it, that is when it turns blue. It could be your contrast settings, maybe? Also, the image I posted is a bit distorted. The gear is further away from the user profile icon. I just moved things closer together so the pic would take up less room when I posted it.
I have been really shocked at how incredibly aggressive people can get. Somebody just ranted at me that he speaks better French than I do, because he insists all French nouns ending in 'e' are masculine. He's told me I make 'fool mistakes', and that I obviously haven't lived in France long enough. (I worked there for three years - I am doing my French course to improve my spelling, which I admit can be poor.) Oh - he's also told me that 'le soupe' is more commonly used now than 'le potage.' Because he read it in a book. (I worked in the Pyrinees, and knew a chef who always said 'potage,' and didn't like the word 'soupe' because it was an imported English word - anyway. GAH.
How do I block this troll? (He's about seventeen, so I shouldn't let it get to me.)
I know this an older post but with this kind of behavior, his age or your age doesn't matter. This kind of thing drains your energy, time and ability to feel comfortable here, and that is unfair to you. That's what matter. And saying it shouldn't get to you shifts the blame to you and it'd not your fault at all. Everyone, regardless of their age, needs to learn how to behave respectfully towards others as part of being a member of society, and it's not OK to expect the rest of us to put up with disrespect behavior.
Maybe a report option should be added underneath the comments along with Reply and Give Lingot so that way mods are directed right to the content and be able to determine right away if its abusive. My problem is that reporting people is so difficult that I don't do it. I always forget how to.
Mods don't handle reports at all, we don't even get to see them.
Instead, mods rely on coming across comments and discussions first hand, but even more so on social networks to help us locate that material.
We have delete buttons, so we can generally remove content more quickly than staff because we have fewer duties to divide our attention and time. But, as far as removing users, we don't have that ability.
Staff needs to receive the report to determine what action should be taken beyond deleted discussions and comments. Generally what happens is that someone tells a mod about something so we can delete it. Then, mods use the white Support button on the left like any other user can to have Staff follow up.
Users are also able to email firstname.lastname@example.org if they are being harassed or bullied etc.
It appears as though mods can be blocked? I had suggested this feature not apply to mods so that we could issue "warnings" to people about inappropriate behavior, without being blocked. Anyone care to block me so I can see if I am indeed blocked? Just reply here and let me know, then I'll try to post on your stream.
@Hohenems. Ok. Thanks for doing the experiment. You're now unblocked. I wish they hadn't made it possible for people to block mods. You're right, less warnings, more reports. But, only if they think of blocking the mods before hand. And that will only get them banned more quickly if they do that. So, maybe it all evens out in the end.
I couldn't post on Usagi's stream. I could still see Usagi's stream though.
Sorry, I didn't check anything else out. I also noticed that immersion now shows who has worked on a document. Maybe Kristine, or another staff member will post something soon running down new features.
Hi RealDeadlox and Jo_Katie, if you scroll up you will see my post for "Instructions for how to block a user." I have a screen shot and the person above me has written instructions. Blocking another user will not prevent them from being able to read your Activity stream, but it will prevent them from commenting there. I hope this helps! ^_^