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Why allow blocking private messages?

For the first time, I just had another user block my private messages after a polite but heated exchange where I guess they just really wanted the last word. I'm not like offended, but I had never noticed the option to block private messages before, and was wondering what the rationale is there. If someone is spamming or harassing another user, that seems like something that could be resolved through the mods. Is this something that has always been there, and do people use it all the time and I'm just out of the loop?
posted by OverlappingElvis on Jun 1, 2017 - 118 comments

Please don't ask

I was in my local public library today and wanted to look up a thread about Paris that I'd seen in Ask Metafilter, so I got on one of the library's computers. I was surprised to find that the library blocks Ask MeFi. How common is this? How can I get the library to unblock it?
posted by lukemeister on Jul 19, 2008 - 30 comments

Why is work blocking me from viewing MeFi tag pages?

Websense is blocking the tag pages of MeFi. The message I get is "The Websense category "Sex" is filtered." - even when the tag isn't likely to have anything to do with sex (e.g., christmasmusic, maps). Yet I can read threads that definitely DO contain sexual content, such as this one or this one. Is there something in the backend telling Websense that tags = sex? [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Dec 13, 2007 - 27 comments

MeFi Mail refresh

We added a bunch MeFi Mail updates that seemed worthy of a post here (and if you have more ideas maybe add them here) [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Oct 23, 2007 - 100 comments

Does blocking Google-analytics affect revenue for metafilter?

Google-analytics.com. What's the upshot of my blocking scripts from this site/service? Does this effect advertising or revenue for metafilter? [more...]
posted by tiamat on May 23, 2006 - 13 comments

New "Blocking" Request

Warning: long, detailed post ahead. You have been warned.
posted by davejay on Apr 26, 2006 - 26 comments

Blocking Posting History?

This Mefi user is blocking their posting history. Should they be allowed to?
posted by Dean Keaton on Apr 27, 2005 - 53 comments

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