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REMOVE THE BLOCK A USER OPTION Discussion

forexma (forexma)
Jun 28 2011 at 07:01
1332 posts
I don't know who suggested this option but it's a bad thing. Using it scammers can scam and spam undisturbed.
People who cannot face criticism and react properly are people poor in soul and brain. Constructive criticism has always been in people's favour and now scammers can choose to live a worry-free life in MFB.

"In trading, winning is frequently a question of luck, but losing is always a matter of skill."
forexma (forexma)
Jul 01 2011 at 18:54
1332 posts
So you guys agree we let the scammers block criticism?

"In trading, winning is frequently a question of luck, but losing is always a matter of skill."
speki
Jul 01 2011 at 21:01
735 posts
This is a complicated question. The 'block user' option has been around for ages. It's not a new addition. I remember a few dodgy guys, when I asked them about a real account, they kept PM spamming me with bollocks like 'come chat with me on skype, I'll give you the investor pass', and all that. I just put them on the blocked list and they can ... jog on. 😁

Now the 'block user' button has 2 functions and there's a big difference between

1. a personal block list - keeps those manlike apes from PMing you /which I think is a good idea/ and
2. the possibility of blocking someone completely from a thread /which I'm not sure is a good idea/

We noticed this change a few days ago, Ranesh here had an interesting idea /see june 13/

https://www.myfxbook.com/community/suggestion-box/ignore--block-some-users/113829,1

No worries, me too have been blocked from a few threads, I saw that red note which says I can't post coz the thread starter blocked me. That's life, you can get used to it 😉 I surf FX forums in read-only mode all the time... I'm just reading and laughing ...

I'll cast the Yes vote, coz I think (2) is not a good solution, but I sure hope the personal part of the block stays as it is! 😁

Surround yourself with people whose eyes light up when they see you and who have no agenda for your reform.
ranesh (ranesh)
Jul 02 2011 at 20:30
257 posts
Speki,

This is the alternative I was talking about in my post over on the other thread where blocking was suggested :

https://www.myfxbook.com/community/experienced-traders/managed-account-loss-trading-done/138313,1

Simple isn't it ? Create a new thread like this user has done and post a link of the system concerned and make a well articulated post as to why it is a scam or whatever and people are sure to read it. A more civilized way of doing things, without trashing system threads that belong to other users.

So I'm still of the opinion that what has been implemented is a good feature.

-1 from me.

ForexScam
Jul 04 2011 at 17:57
1008 posts
A rebuttal should be displayed on the thread where accusations were made and not on a newly created thread, where we can pick and choose who is allowed to comment. Otherwise discussions becomes biased.

When we block a user, we block their comments from displaying. Just like Forex Factory.

If we really want to see what they have said, we can view their profile.






speki
Jul 04 2011 at 19:45
735 posts
..and this feature of ForexFactory is the 8th wonder of the world. No, it's the 9th, the 8th wonder is compound interest.

ForexScam posted:
When we block a user, we block their comments from displaying. Just like Forex Factory.
If we really want to see what they have said, we can view their profile.

Surround yourself with people whose eyes light up when they see you and who have no agenda for your reform.
marcelcorzo1 (marcelcorzo1)
Jul 05 2011 at 21:44
126 posts
The problem here is that forexscam - pipinvestment 1 to 99, etc. has at least 10 users, so he/they will win this poll... lol... not so objective...

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ranesh (ranesh)
Jul 06 2011 at 00:56
257 posts

marcelcorzo1 posted:
    The problem here is that forexscam - pipinvestment 1 to 99, etc. has at least 10 users, so he/they will win this poll... lol... not so objective...


Very true. Number of votes don't mean anything anymore because those who have multiple accounts will just pile up the votes. And his usernames are not just pipinvestment1_to_some_number.... I have a list of other accounts he uses here. And I think you already mentioned one of them in one of your other posts which I saw.

speki
Jul 06 2011 at 15:03
735 posts
Hmm, speaking of numbers ... some time ago I noticed that on average, there is 1 vote per 20-30 views on suggestions here on MyFXBook. If something raises the pulses of many, there will be more votes, if nobody's interested in that suggestion, then there will be less votes.

Now, here we have 10 votes for 100 views, so you could say people are interested in this suggestion ...
Of course I have no way of knowing whether the votes are genuine or Mickey Mouse.

Surround yourself with people whose eyes light up when they see you and who have no agenda for your reform.
ranesh (ranesh)
Jul 06 2011 at 16:45
257 posts

speki posted:
Of course I have no way of knowing whether the votes are genuine or Mickey Mouse.


Mickey Mouse !!! 😁

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