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Thu Oct 3, 2019, 04:10 PM

is there a way to tell if another DU user has trashed/hidden a thread or blocked you?

say you post an OP, starts a thread.

someone drops in on the thread, disagrees vehemently with you. you reply in good faith, and the conversation just dies there. one possibility might be that they simply can't see your reply due to hiding a thread or blocking your posts. it would be nice to know about that to establish context and answer questions like "should i bother trying to discuss something with this person?"

not sure how others are handling this. is there a way to know?

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Reply is there a way to tell if another DU user has trashed/hidden a thread or blocked you? (Original post)
0rganism Oct 3 OP
Voltaire2 Oct 3 #1
msongs Oct 3 #2
0rganism Oct 3 #4
TreasonousBastard Oct 3 #3
0rganism Oct 3 #5
GeorgeGist Oct 3 #6
0rganism Oct 3 #7
cwydro Oct 4 #8
weareacouple Oct 5 #9
Skittles Oct 20 #10

Response to 0rganism (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2019, 04:14 PM

1. no

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Response to 0rganism (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2019, 04:14 PM

2. its an internet msg board. no need to know that IMO. not possible probably. nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 3, 2019, 04:30 PM

4. it's also a discussion forum

people can have disagreements, so they discuss and sometimes find common ground

i just think it would be nice to know which situation i'm stepping into if i reply to a post. should be pretty easy for the admins to add a little icon next to the username showing the user trashed the current thread, or a warning page saying "the user you're replying to won't be able to see your response" when you hit reply.

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Response to 0rganism (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2019, 04:25 PM

3. Happens all the time. I do that, too, sometimes...

It's just an anonymous internet board and not important enough to argue over.

There are other things that interrupt a good fight here, and this place moves too fast to keep it up. Make the point and go away...

And that's before trolls get started.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 3, 2019, 04:41 PM

5. i have been known to enjoy the discussions i have with other DUers

some of the most enjoyable discussions begin as bitter disagreements and end otherwise. for the sake of discourse, i'd like to think that it's still possible to communicate beyond dropping an OP or a single-level response, but maybe i'm wrong. it's also possible we've devolved and been alienated into becoming poop-flinging primates incapable of connecting with one-another outside of financial transactions, which i sincerely hope is not the case.

maybe i'm getting too old for this, but i remember a time when you didn't "make the point and go away", you made the point and stuck around to discuss it.

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Response to 0rganism (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2019, 05:41 PM

6. Likely they had nothing further to say.

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 3, 2019, 05:56 PM

7. that's what i think too, but it would be nice to know if there's a block of some kind

it's not like the conversation that triggered my OP here reached a natural end-point

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Response to 0rganism (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2019, 09:17 PM

8. If people knew who was blocking them, that would lead to all kinds of problems.

People tend to hold grudges on this site, so that wouldn’t be advisable imo.

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Response to 0rganism (Original post)

Sat Oct 5, 2019, 02:36 PM

9. not that i know off

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Response to 0rganism (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 10:06 PM

10. if they had you blocked, would they see your OP?

I don't think so

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