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So, I recently came across a Looking For RP forum post from somebody that I befriended and RPed with a while ago. Back then, though, they rarely responded and, at one point, stopped responding altogether for well over a month. I deleted the conversation, thinking that they either didn’t want to RP with me anymore or that they weren’t going to be coming back on.

Anyways, I went to reply to their forum post to say that I was interested only to get text saying that that person blocked me. I’m still listed as friends with this person so that just leaves me more confused. Why block me but keep me as a friend still?

I guess my question is: is there any way at all that I could contact the person and ask why they blocked me?

For your question... no, not really. Attempting to contact someone who has blocked you is considered harassment.

They may have forgotten that had friended you though, or have assumed that blocking you would automatically unfriend you, too. You could wait a bit, give them time to see this in case the blocking was actually an accident (pretty rare, but possible). Or if it bothers you, you could go ahead and unfriend them yourself.

Blocking without knowing what happened is never fun. Many of us have experienced it, and there are a lot of possible reasons why it might have happened. Usually, it's just a case of poor communication; the person who did the blocking not really knowing how to handle a potential conflict or fearing at attempt to convince then to keep playing, so blocking seems like the best option to them.

Anyway, you're not alone. It's just one of those things we must learn to deal with.

Novalyyn hit the nail on the head!

Fastgirl01 wrote:
Anyways, I went to reply to their forum post to say that I was interested only to get text saying that that person blocked me. I’m still listed as friends with this person so that just leaves me more confused. Why block me but keep me as a friend still?

To answer your question here, they are no longer friends with you because if they block you, it removes their connection to you, but you still have a one-sided connection with them. The RPR friend system works like this:

If someone sends you a friend request, you can choose whether to accept and friend them back, accept but not friend them back (meaning they get updates on what you do in their feed, but you are not connected back and therefore don't see anything they do in your feed), or deny the request.

When you both are connected as friends but the other person blocks you, their side of the connection to you, where they see your activity, is removed. But the connection isn't broken on your side, you can still see their activity in your feed. I don't know the exact reason why the block feature works this way, Kim will have to elaborate for more details, but this is how it currently works.

This user is likely unaware that this connection still exists, although they have the ability to break this tie in the Friendlist as do you. If they never reach out to you directly and the block continues to exist on their end, it would be safe to assume they don't want to get in touch with you. If seeing their activity is stressful to you, I also recommend breaking the tie entirely.

I'm sorry you're left without an answer, but I hope this information can help you move forward and allow you to focus on the people who want to interact with you. :)

Sanne wrote:
Novalyyn hit the nail on the head!
Fastgirl01 wrote:
Anyways, I went to reply to their forum post to say that I was interested only to get text saying that that person blocked me. I’m still listed as friends with this person so that just leaves me more confused. Why block me but keep me as a friend still?

To answer your question here, they are no longer friends with you because if they block you, it removes their connection to you, but you still have a one-sided connection with them.

I don't think blocking, as currently written, touches the friend system in any way. Will fix in 2.0 though!

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