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temporary blocking

Postby jester22c » Sun Sep 22, 2002 9:39 pm

I think it would be good to be able to temporarily block someone, (ignore would be a better word to use) for:

X minutes, X hours, X days (I dunno why), till you sign off

Sometimes I want to get some work done but there are a few people I want to talk to and it's annoying to have to block people and then unblock them later. This would be handy :).
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Postby fuuucckkers » Mon Sep 23, 2002 1:32 pm

I like your idea Jester, I myself have a group of so-called 'annoying' people that I sometimes just would not like to talk to. And it is a hassle to have to block/unblock them all the time to make them think your not there.
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I like it

Postby jag2004 » Sun Dec 08, 2002 9:29 pm

I give this idea my seal of approval. This would also be useful for when people start warning you and you want them to stop... all you really need to do is block them for 5 minutes and your cool. So this might help out alot for cases like these. I rarely want to permanently block anyone but sometimes for short periods fo time.
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Postby bigjesse » Mon Dec 09, 2002 5:20 am

it hink all these block requests are possible, just take a look at your blst well mine:

Privacy {
allowList
blockList {
krazime420
lyeeathms
}
pref BlockSome
}

im betting it could just edit that, or sync it up with that
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Re: temporary blocking

Postby Michael » Mon Dec 09, 2002 7:14 am

jester22c wrote:Sometimes I want to get some work done but there are a few people I want to talk to and it's annoying to have to block people and then unblock them later. This would be handy.

You could always add those few people to your "Accept List."
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Postby nybbles » Mon Dec 09, 2002 9:38 am

This would be a useful feature for me as well.
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Re: I like it

Postby Master Jedi » Mon Dec 09, 2002 2:29 pm

jag2004 wrote:I give this idea my seal of approval. This would also be useful for when people start warning you and you want them to stop... all you really need to do is block them for 5 minutes and your cool. So this might help out alot for cases like these. I rarely want to permanently block anyone but sometimes for short periods fo time.


Blocking people does not prevent them from warning you. Signing off doesn't even prevent it.
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Re: I like it

Postby fuuucckkers » Mon Dec 09, 2002 2:51 pm

idejsecrofkrad wrote:Blocking people does not prevent them from warning you. Signing off doesn't even prevent it.


That is very true. I never thought about it before..
If you're talking to someone, and then get offline, and the other person does not close the IM window in which they were talking to you with..they are still able to warn you quite a few times. So when you sign back online.. you have a pretty high warning percentage.
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Re: temporary blocking

Postby Dice599 » Mon Dec 09, 2002 5:31 pm

Michael wrote:
jester22c wrote:Sometimes I want to get some work done but there are a few people I want to talk to and it's annoying to have to block people and then unblock them later. This would be handy.

You could always add those few people to your "Accept List."


You could, but that's the same thing as blocking those annoying people and unblocking later because you have to go back into preferences and fool around. The point is so that you don't have to do anything to unblock them, it does it automatically after a specified amount of time. I like the idea by the way.
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