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Some of the reasons people are listing for blocking seem a bit.... pedantic

Game invites and so on don't bother me at all

A lot of games auto-invite you when you choose "invite friends" so they're probably trying to invite certain people and you're getting it too

I have no-one blocked; what's the point? I mean hate-mail doesn't bother me, me and my friend laugh about it together and neither does abuse, or 'scams' because I'm not a moron and never fall for them

If someone annoys me enough I send them a carefully worded rant and they generally get the picture

Blocking for game invites though, wow, you seem like friendly people that I'd TOTALLY want on MY friends list. End Sarcasm


Only 1 comparatively here o.o so far Blocked
He happened to be a Paki and minute he saw my country Flag in Tekken Revolution online match,started abusing but that doesn't mean I didn't kick his butt back :D
Racism Man !!!!!!

 

Comments on racism

Calls a pakistani a paki

Hypocrisy at it's finest

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I have been fortunate to have never really need to before. Hopefully that does not change.

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Don't know how many I blocked and some reading this might know who they are. Pretty much, flirt and get on like that to me, you are likely to get blocked. One of the reasons I have my gender set to unknown here, I get less adds from creeps and more adds because you actually want to be a friend to me and not just some guy wanting to flirt. And if you get super offended I don't reply to you straight away. When I'm on PS4; I'm playing games, notifications are off so my gaming goes uninterrupted, if I'm ever on the dashboard and see your message, I will reply if I think I need to then, but if you haven't had a reply from me, don't be so impatient you leave me with like over 10 messages consisting of dots and question marks.

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Don't know how many I blocked and some reading this might know who they are. Pretty much, flirt and get on like that to me, you are likely to get blocked. One of the reasons I have my gender set to unknown here, I get less adds from creeps and more adds because you actually want to be a friend to me and not just some guy wanting to flirt. And if you get super offended I don't reply to you straight away. When I'm on PS4; I'm playing games, notifications are off so my gaming goes uninterrupted, if I'm ever on the dashboard and see your message, I will reply if I think I need to then, but if you haven't had a reply from me, don't be so impatient you leave me with like over 10 messages consisting of dots and question marks.

 

You sound like a very unfriendly person

Great personality

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I know it sounds elitist, but when i get a FR from someone with less that five trophies I tend to deny and block it, due to a few times people have tried to grief me by sending huge volumes of messages from multiple accounts full of hate.

 

One time the same dude with about 45 accounts spent all day continually sending me shit about how it was impossible to have over 100 plats legit, how he was going to hack my account / rape my girlfriend / kill my kids etc. cycle went on all day - I block and report, new message from similarly stupid account name, I block and report, more messages etc etc etc.

 

Not fun, and worse since my wife was there seeing them - it pretty much put her off ever going online.

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I know it sounds elitist, but when i get a FR from someone with less that five trophies I tend to deny and block it, due to a few times people have tried to grief me by sending huge volumes of messages from multiple accounts full of hate.

 

One time the same dude with about 45 accounts spent all day continually sending me shit about how it was impossible to have over 100 plats legit, how he was going to hack my account / rape my girlfriend / kill my kids etc. cycle went on all day - I block and report, new message from similarly stupid account name, I block and report, more messages etc etc etc.

 

Not fun, and worse since my wife was there seeing them - it pretty much put her off ever going online.

 

Honestly, I very rarely think blocking is a good idea. Neither do I necessarily think it was really required in this case, and same goes for it discouraging people to go online.

 

The key would be educating. Had you told him a little bit about how someone could get 100 plats legit and directed him at communities that help you do such a thing where a lot of people got it, he'd probably not had the same motivation to do this. So instead of blocking, which usually annoys people, you could made him believe you.

 

Even as a big of an ass I can seem sometimes, or probably am sometimes whatever... I've never blocked anyone on PSN. I've got a female in my avatar, so a lot of people think I'm a girl too, and I've had several guys hit on me.

Don't know how many I blocked and some reading this might know who they are. Pretty much, flirt and get on like that to me, you are likely to get blocked. One of the reasons I have my gender set to unknown here, I get less adds from creeps and more adds because you actually want to be a friend to me and not just some guy wanting to flirt. And if you get super offended I don't reply to you straight away. When I'm on PS4; I'm playing games, notifications are off so my gaming goes uninterrupted, if I'm ever on the dashboard and see your message, I will reply if I think I need to then, but if you haven't had a reply from me, don't be so impatient you leave me with like over 10 messages consisting of dots and question marks.

 

Just wondering, do you ever ask them to stop? Directly tell them you're not interested and you're going to block them if they continue? I get if you block them if they annoy you with tons of messages after you tell them to stop, it's pointless doing so, and you're not interested.

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Just wondering, do you ever ask them to stop? Directly tell them you're not interested and you're going to block them if they continue? I get if you block them if they annoy you with tons of messages after you tell them to stop, it's pointless doing so, and you're not interested.

Yes I have. Any that usually start flirting or filling my message box up with dots and question marks.. they usually don't stop even know they say "Ok, I'll stop.". Last time I had someone do that, they started straight up again the next time they seen me online. Plus, you don't think it kind of weird someone added you just to flirt with you? I don't warn them that I will block. People should know if someone requests you to stop doing a thing, you should maybe stop.

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Yes I have. Any that usually start flirting or filling my message box up with dots and question marks.. they usually don't stop even know they say "Ok, I'll stop.". Last time I had someone do that, they started straight up again the next time they seen me online. Plus, you don't think it kind of weird someone added you just to flirt with you? I don't warn them that I will block. People should know if someone requests you to stop doing a thing, you should maybe stop.

 

Yup, if you tell them to stop, they should stop. Tell them you're something that turns them off. Troll them back in some way.

 

As I said earlier, I've had people do this with me too.

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Honestly, I very rarely think blocking is a good idea. Neither do I necessarily think it was really required in this case, and same goes for it discouraging people to go online.

 

The key would be educating. Had you told him a little bit about how someone could get 100 plats legit and directed him at communities that help you do such a thing where a lot of people got it, he'd probably not had the same motivation to do this. So instead of blocking, which usually annoys people, you could made him believe you.

 

Even as a big of an ass I can seem sometimes, or probably am sometimes whatever... I've never blocked anyone on PSN. I've got a female in my avatar, so a lot of people think I'm a girl too, and I've had several guys hit on me.

 

Just wondering, do you ever ask them to stop? Directly tell them you're not interested and you're going to block them if they continue? I get if you block them if they annoy you with tons of messages after you tell them to stop, it's pointless doing so, and you're not interested.

If you think Im going to enter into a conversation with the kind of person who sends hate messages then you are part of the problem.

The people who send such stuff are not possible to educate.

The only way to deal with them is like cancer - isolate and excise them.

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There's a few people, less than 10. I'd rather not need to block anyone though...

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Unless people spam me with messages or friend requests, I dont see much reason to block. I see it as a tool to stop spam, thats about it. But I have 10 people blocked atm.

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Probably like 10 people. Last time I blocked someone was when this wannabe bitch was trying to add me for Battlefront and kept going on about his 5 K/D.  Told him his a fucking casual and K/D doesn't mean dick to me.

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If you think Im going to enter into a conversation with the kind of person who sends hate messages then you are part of the problem.

The people who send such stuff are not possible to educate.

The only way to deal with them is like cancer - isolate and excise them.

 

Honestly, I think that's a pretty bad idea.

 

You're basically pushing the issue aside, pretending it doesn't exist.

 

You're making it pretty clear that you don't talk to these people, but then claim that of course they wouldn't be able to understand the situation better if you talked to them. This is contrary to my experience.

 

Blocking and silencing people are rarely changing someone's behavior, if not pushing them even further in the wrong direction. People don't disappear just because you block them.

 

Anyways, you claim I'm part of the problem because I'd talk with them and try to make them understand? Seriously?

 

I've talked to people like this before and it has worked out just fine.

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I've talked to people like this before and it has worked out just fine.

I think it depends on how you are interpreting "people like this". If someone starts with the insults right away, in my experience they cannot be reasoned with. Same with the guy who sent me a friend request with the text "Do you buy trophy packs?" and then followed up with a message every ten minutes or so for the majority of the rest of the day. (I got home from work to about 80 messages from this guy, starting with his friends request and devolving into the worst sorts of language and insults because I had not replied yet). I am not going waste my time trying to reason with unreasonable people.

If someone sounds reasonable, I have no problem trying to talk to them about things. Even if we disagree.

But coming from someone who has had real life experience with a stalker, domestic violence, and several other similar situations that are far from ideal, sometimes trying to talk to people makes the situation far worse, not better. Sometimes the best answer is to ignore and walk away, as anything less is viewed as success by the originator. (Best solution for some cases would be if there was a setting "Automatically delete messages from this user." This way, no notification on their end that the message isn't getting through, so no worrying about being spammed by multiple accounts. But we do the best we can.)

I still only have three blocked: dangerous real life guy (less dangerous now, but more angry, judging by the voicemail he left when Verizon accidentally cancelled the block on his phone; voicemail retained in case the police need to get involved again), his next door neighbor (not a threat anymore since dangerous real life guy started threatening him too; I run across him at work occasionally and he has left me alone, but I don't take risks I don't have to take), and trophy pack man (because I don't want to go through the effort of deleting more verbal diarrhea in case he finds my user name again; thank you Sony for the mass delete option).

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I think it depends on how you are interpreting "people like this". If someone starts with the insults right away, in my experience they cannot be reasoned with. Same with the guy who sent me a friend request with the text "Do you buy trophy packs?" and then followed up with a message every ten minutes or so for the majority of the rest of the day. (I got home from work to about 80 messages from this guy, starting with his friends request and devolving into the worst sorts of language and insults because I had not replied yet). I am not going waste my time trying to reason with unreasonable people.

 

You've decided they're unreasonable before you even try. It's rare I ever meet someone who's so unreasonable that they can't be reasoned with. The more important factor is their motivation, honesty and cognitive state IMO.

 

In this situation I'd laugh at them for even thinking that is the case. I don't know if you got another account, but 1266 trophies really aren't that much, and you could have said that. Pointed them in the direction of communities where a lot of the members got a ton more trophies. Show him how to do it himself and he'll understand how you did it. Yes, he's been spamming you, excessively. Just tell him this isn't cool, and if he continues to spam, you'll have to block him. Honestly, you should answer even when you don't want to, just to tell them that you don't want to answer anymore and ask them not to send you a message. If they don't respect this, you should warn, and if it still continues you should block.

 

The first cause of action really shouldn't be to block people. It does very little good.

 

If someone sounds reasonable, I have no problem trying to talk to them about things. Even if we disagree.

 
Just because someone acts carelessly, that doesn't mean they're unreasonable.
 

But coming from someone who has had real life experience with a stalker, domestic violence, and several other similar situations that are far from ideal, sometimes trying to talk to people makes the situation far worse, not better. Sometimes the best answer is to ignore and walk away, as anything less is viewed as success by the originator. (Best solution for some cases would be if there was a setting "Automatically delete messages from this user." This way, no notification on their end that the message isn't getting through, so no worrying about being spammed by multiple accounts. But we do the best we can.)

 

Yes, but this has more to do with motivation and cognitive state. I'm all for blocking between people who's in a relationship that's harming them, especially to the point where one of the parties no longer want to be in this relationship. By relationship I mean more than just a couple, I mean two people interacting, which applies to someone you've barely talked to on the internet.

 

I still only have three blocked: dangerous real life guy (less dangerous now, but more angry, judging by the voicemail he left when Verizon accidentally cancelled the block on his phone; voicemail retained in case the police need to get involved again), his next door neighbor (not a threat anymore since dangerous real life guy started threatening him too; I run across him at work occasionally and he has left me alone, but I don't take risks I don't have to take), and trophy pack man (because I don't want to go through the effort of deleting more verbal diarrhea in case he finds my user name again; thank you Sony for the mass delete option).

 

Those kind of things sucks.

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In this situation I'd laugh at them for even thinking that is the case. I don't know if you got another account, but 1266 trophies really aren't that much, and you could have said that. Pointed them in the direction of communities where a lot of the members got a ton more trophies. Show him how to do it himself and he'll understand how you did it. Yes, he's been spamming you, excessively. Just tell him this isn't cool, and if he continues to spam, you'll have to block him. Honestly, you should answer even when you don't want to, just to tell them that you don't want to answer anymore and ask them not to send you a message. If they don't respect this, you should warn, and if it still continues you should block.

He was trying to sell them to me.

And slinging insults at me as motivation to do so as quickly as possible.

You forget, I had 80+ messages to understand exactly where he was coming from. I don't label people unreasonable lightly. If not answering elicited 80+ messages of insults about what terrible things I was for not jumping immediately on his trophy pack for sale offer, I did not want to start the floodgate for refusing it. What is the cognitive state of someone who thinks that behavior is acceptable???

I have no requirement to respond. Sure, it's someone I do not know, thinking it's okay to treat people poorly over the internet. Why should I take up my time to respond to someone I have not and never will meet, who had already shown a total lack of respect for me and my time,expecting me to drop everything to respond to am offer to sell me trophies that I did not elicit?

Should I reply to all the spam in my email inbox, too? "No, I will not help you gain your inheritance as a Nigerian prince." "No, I do not wish to purchase Viagra." Now that there is an actual human being on the direct other end instead of a mass-spamming computer, how does that require a response from me so that I am not rude? I think that makes it worse, not more forgivable!

I used to work with a guy who would talk over everyone at meetings. Nobody liked to invite him. I was the one who figured out he knew he was not good at coming up with valid suggestions, he just wanted to be acknowledged for having a suggestion. Once that happened he was very helpful for selecting the best answer and fixing potential issues with it. He did not believe his solution was the best, or even good - he just wanted credit for having a suggestion.

Text is tougher, because you don't have the verbal cues or body language, but give me enough and I can figure out whether I want to consider taking to you or not. There are some people on my friends list even who rubbed me the wrong way when they first messaged me, but I asked a question to clarify the issue and the answer waS enough to resolve that. I don't block lightly.

For the record, 80+ messages in one day simply because I did not answer the first one within ten minutes is NOT reasonable in my world, regardless of the content of those messages. It shows the sense has no respect for me, and no respect for my time.

And ultimately, that is the root of my gage of unreasonable people. You don't have to agree with me (Disagreements are a large part of the way change happens, after all!) and you don't even have to understand me (I don't understand everyone, although I try to, so I can't hold people to standards I cannot fulfill myself), but if you show that you can't even consider showing a modicum of respect for another human being then I am not going to waste my time.

The three people I have blocked showed a lack of respect for me - the first does not respect my life, the second did not respect my perspective on his friend, and the third did not respect my time or the time I spend not online.

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About 7 or 8. Haven't blocked anyone in a few months. Had to block a guy for cussin' me because I wouldn't stop playing my game and chat with him like we were on a legit social media site or something. I was like 'dude I'm in the middle of online MP we can talk later'. Bottom line, he was/is a douche.

 

Generally I don't block people, I just ignore or unfriend them if they become abusive. Those 8 people on my list have been there since last year.

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I have some...around 10 I think,they're all people who sent me hateful messages while I was playing some game online...there was a time once when I would waste time replying and eventually entering in a discussion with such people now I simply block them.Actually all the people I have in ma block list can be removed,its been a year or so that I don't add anyone to it.

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I have like around 8 or 9. 2 of them are real life friends who I'm no longer friends with so what's the point of keeping them on my list, 3 of them were people sending those PSN code scams and the other 3 or 4 were because they taught I was a girl due to me usually having female avatars like Lightning from Final Fantasy,Chibi Mikasa from Attack On Titan,Jill from Resident Evil and so on. However I might clear them out as it's been months or even years since I added some of those people.


I have some...around 10 I think,they're all people who sent me hateful messages while I was playing some game online...there was a time once when I would waste time replying and eventually entering in a discussion with such people now I simply block them.Actually all the people I have in ma block list can be removed,its been a year or so that I don't add anyone to it.

Did you ever block anyone for talking shit about Revy from Black Lagoon? :awesome:

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Did you ever block anyone for talking shit about Revy from Black Lagoon? :awesome:

Yo nah... but I would lol.

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On my other account (That I no longer use), 20 or so, on my SuperPiposaru (Main) account, none!

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I have4 people blocked on psn for sending me hostile messages. I'll usually have around 10 people blocked on PSNP. On PSNP I'll block someone if they are highly opinionated and refuse to let others have their own opinion. After a few weeks I'll remove them from my blocklist until I start to see them posting in a toxic way again.

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I have like around 8 or 9. 2 of them are real life friends who I'm no longer friends with so what's the point of keeping them on my list, 3 of them were people sending those PSN code scams and the other 3 or 4 were because they taught I was a girl due to me usually having female avatars like Lightning from Final Fantasy,Chibi Mikasa from Attack On Titan,Jill from Resident Evil and so on. However I might clear them out as it's been months or even years since I added some of those people.

Did you ever block anyone for talking shit about Revy from Black Lagoon? :awesome:

I once had someone add me on PSN and send me a real name request, so they saw my face and real name, and they still thought I was a girl. I forgot to mention, they're also now blocked.

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I had to block two Canadians teenagers that keep trying to harass me.

 

They keep using alt accounts or their friends to harass me on PS4, so I keep adding these accounts to my block list.

 

They harass me on the forums here as well by posting nonsense in any topic/post I make. Some people have too much time on their hands.

 

But it doesn't really bother anymore because I found out you can block people here on the forums and you can't see their posts.

 

Hopefully they grow up and get tired and move on.

 

I am having fun earning trophies while they waste their time.

 

Life is good when you ignore toxic people :)

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