More Blocking Features (Private Account Option)

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  • blargle

    @Matthew, that honestly sounds like a Discord problem when we're talking about an industry where what we're asking for is the norm that everybody else has accomplished.

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  • Matthew

    @blargle So you're telling me 'Too bad' to something that isn't possible?
    I'm a developer myself, let me tell you something, which I thought was common sense but apparently not.

     

    Something that isn't possible, isn't possible.

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  • Avatar

    @Matthew if it's not possible through the UI, it needs to made possible some other way, like through the server. I'm not a developer, but they need to find another way. the functionality is too important.

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  • Anarasha

    @Matthew You seem to be missing the point. @blargle is absolutely right in his statement that if it truly isn't possible for Discord's system to determine that certain things aren't called to the display under certain conditions, then that is a massive flaw in Discord's platform. Literally every other website and communications platform has managed to make blocking someone possible. Even cellphones have managed to create a blocking feature where certain numbers just aren't sent through.
    So if it truly isn't possible for the Discord system to implement true blocking then that's poor design.

    As for adding a CSS fix, why would you ever? And even if we say that was the way to do it, a phantom line in the chat is still better than <1 BLOCKED MESSAGE(S)>, plus you would be able to decide who gets to see what you write

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  • !Takes a Carcino

    Hold it right there chief, first off, not every other platform has done that, not every other website or even messaging app. And for good reason, that's not the best idea, and no, phones which work completely differentely to messaging apps , social platforms or websites, in groups, blocking a phone number does not hide your messages from them, its just not a good idea, and as much as i'd want to hide my messages from certain idiots i want to completely avoid, there's other ways to deal with the situation instead of being a child and wanting to be an all powerful ghost that can blacklist their own messages on a server.
    You cant call it poor design for some dumb feature when theres so much other stuff within it, discord uses great bases for its api and UI and many other things and its wonderful what they managed to do with it. Its not their job to fix your problem with someone you dislike

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  • !Takes a Carcino

    Now hiding other people's messages from even being visible to you is definitely possible, and yes they need to do that. I dont know why these people think its not possible, thats not how javascript works

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  • !Takes a Carcino

    How does "adding a bit of css" cause bugs??? Its a visual ":hidden", not functional code...

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  • Greev

    I've got a tiny bit of CSS that's like 5 lines that does exactly what we're asking for. It's possible. Period. 

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  • Anarasha

    @!Takes a Carcino: Hold it right there Admiral von ChiefColonel.


    I cannot think of a single messaging service other than Discord where you can't block communications with someone and stop them from seeing their messages. I'm not saying they don't exist as obviously I don't know every single website and communications service in the world, but I know of- and have used quite a lot of them. It's generally accepted that you can block communications with someone who you don't want to talk to or communicate with.
    And as for your claim that it's childish, how so? The childish thing is to engage the person and fling your excrement at them in a flame war, the mature thing is to say "Ok, so this person rubs me the wrong way, so for my peace of mind and to avoid conflict, I'm just gonna block them and avoid the drama."
    I don't see that as childish. And no one is an "all powerful ghost" for blocking someone they dislike. Come on, that's absurd.

    And if you go back and read what I actually wrote instead of what you think I wrote, you'll notice that I wrote, as a response to someone, that if it was impossible in the framework of Discord to decide what does and does not get called to the display, that would be poor design of the framework. Which is true.

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  • Matthew

    Dabbit Prime has said this himself in Discord Feedback, now he no longer works at Discord for unrelated reasons as of a few weeks ago, but if you go into discord.gg/discord-feedback and look in the pins of one of the channels, you'll see him saying that. 

     

    @Anarasha, No one says that you can't block communications.

    You cannot see their messages, unless you click 1 blocked message. If you click 1 blocked message, that's your fault and you really shouldn't be. If you're "curious", too bad. Hold back on the curiosity. Don't click it.

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  • Xx_SuPeRsLaYeR_xX

    if there's other preexisting requests, don't make a new one. it's just going to get closed anyways. the devs also said openly that they aren't doing this. i hope you learned at least one thing today.

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  • RedBear70

    There needs to be an option that doesn't allow the person you block to see your messages, but I guess that's just an in app thing? Blocking should mean just that BLOCK everything from that person.

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  • Swamp

    I agree blocked should be blocked. as far as the nay sayers talking about abusing the server by blocking admins and mods simply make it so they can't block admins and Mods in that server. Everywhere else they can be gone. In our server if you block an admin or mod you get banned. This is to keep people from pulling crap on the server like trolling and posting explicit images etc. So if done right they may have the admin or mod blocked but if they enter a server that they are admin or mod of their messages will be seen. Generally the people who would try to block an admin or mod are problem childs. I'm in many servers but the largest one I own and we tend to root out the people who are problems but we have a strange things happening now where people are coming in from nowhere and we have n idea who they are and they are always set to offline. If you hit purge at any time you get 1 or 2 people max. Discord has some serious problems.

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  • Nootless

    You have a point, but if this were to become a thing, then it would probably not be used in a good way. People in public servers could block the moderators and admins with this, and then break all of the rules. Just my feedback though.

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  • RedBear70

    They can make it to where you're able to block others and not mods or admins. Most other social media forms already have this implemented. Unfortunately it seems discord approves of harassment and other things like bigotry and racism. I've reported a few people for the two latter and they have yet to do anything about it. I'm about done with discord.

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  • Matthew

    @Anarasha, on top of this, if your messages don't show up to users you've blocked, what about raid bots that join a server and block all the admins?

     

    guild.members.map(c => if(c.hasPermission('MANAGE_MESSAGES')) { c.user.block() } );

     

    done, now someone is able to spam a server without the admins knowing.

     

    inb4 'Let mods see the blocked messages'

    inb4 'Thats an invasion of privacy'

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  • MargyB

    @Matthew tu said if yourself, just let mods/admins see all messages, blocked or not.
    It's the simplest working solution.

    Though I'd at least want to completely hide messages from users I blocked with an option to still see "hidden message" notification.

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  • Matthew

    @MargyB People are gonna say it's an invasion of privacy if you can see their messages just because they're a mod|admin

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  • Bernd

    Agreed, I mean just unblock them for a moment, remove them from your friendlist, then reblock them would also be a way, but I still upvote this idea.

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  • ExiledTroll

    i see your good idea, and raise you "everyone in every server you are in shouldn't by default show up on your activity feed"

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  • Frosty
    Agreed.
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  • FoxinAround

    This is such a basic feature. I truly don't understand why it doesn't already exist. We need a true block feature already!!

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  • liam

    Concept art: https://imgur.com/YxQlTDP

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  • animelover2001

    ok i just want to add my 2cents

    i get that some people don't want twitter levels of ebullying prevention. the way discord works, it would lead to rampant abuse if you could block someone and then they were prevented from seeing anything you say. just doesn't work with software like discord and with servers with moderators, etc.

     

    what DOES make sense is simply letting the people who want to not see someone anymore, actually NOT see them anymore. a proper block feature. what would this entail?

     

    removing the 'blocked messages' notice when in a public  server when someone you've blocked has said something. removing their profile from the list of users. and automaticly hiding comments featuring mentions of that user (just for the person blocking, not saying all mentions with the person should get deleted for everyone)

     

    this has a been a problem for SO many people for YEARS. why hasn't discord staff fixed these issues yet? i've had so much lost productivity due to stress, anxiety of not being able to enjoy myself in servers. i usually just leave them. its really a lame, stupid situation that should have been fixed by now.

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  • Chickadee

    I blocked someone and they can STILL see MY posts. Other venues upon blocking someone make me invisible to them.

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  • BlackfoxKitsune

    also need to report the ones harassing. at the moment i've got a troll that no matter how many times i block just makes a new handle joins the servers again and then starts it all over again. it's crazy

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  • Werepuppy Tetris

    Some blocks are simply for spam or annoyance. That's fine.

     

    But other blocks are woefully inadequate.  When you have an abuser online, they should not be able to see whether you're a part of any of their servers (and you don't want to see them either), join any servers you have ownership of, see any of your messages private or otherwise, and definitely definitely NOT see your connected accounts, mutual friends, or shared servers.  Block should be or have an option for a complete 'this person can no longer contact, view, or pull my personal information from any community on this platform. I am safely hidden from their reach, and don't need to feel anxious as they won't appear on shared community online lists any longer.  If a bot says a greeting, while harder to censor, they should not be able to click my name.'

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  • Zacatero
    I agree with this. If you decide to block somebody you shouldn't be able to see their messages at all.
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  • Forgi_Forgeth
    I think blocking is fine enough but seeing more settings is a yes.
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  • Anatomis (Perfect)

    I liked this suggestion. It's really a nice idea in my opinion. Sometimes, ''blocked message'' button is really annoying. Or maybe there can be a button to hide all of them...

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