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Eddy Sterckx
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As it says in the subject - there's a guy I blocked who's now sending me geekmail. If I decide I don't want to see a particular user's posts anymore, I sure as heck don't want him to geekmail me.

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Since you can still read posts of a blocked user if you choose to, perhaps the more appropriate similar functionality would be to automatically mark read and archive geekmail from the blocked user? I dunno.

A more general solution would be for geekmail to provide some ability to create automatic filtering on incoming messages, like gmail does. Then each person could define to automatically delete, or mark read and archive, or tag with a "blocked-users" tag, or whatever they want. But a filter feature would be harder to implement.
 
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eddy_sterckx wrote:

If I decide I don't want to see a particular user's posts anymore, I sure as heck don't want him to geekmail me.
Seconded
 
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Quayde wrote:
eddy_sterckx wrote:

If I decide I don't want to see a particular user's posts anymore, I sure as heck don't want him to geekmail me.
Seconded
Why don't you want to read my geekmail
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Meeple1 wrote:
Why don't you want to read my geekmail
It's not your geekmail that's the problem, as I'm sure you know.

I've been on BGG getting on for five years now and there's only been one user who having not had enough to say in a thread decided to have a go at me via geekmail. I didn't want to block his - prolific - posts in the first place, but I did; then I realised there seemed to be no way to block his geekmails if he chose to continue the 'conversation' despite me clearly ending my participation in it.

As it turns out, he stopped geekmailing me - whether it was through good judgement or because I wouldn't play his game, I don't know - but this lack of functionality was certainly highlighted for me. Hence, "Seconded".
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If the geek-mailer is actively harassing/stalking/threatening you, as opposed to just being annoyingly friendly or whatever, I believe the proper move is to contact:

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Actually, it might be a good move anyway, regardless of geekmail content or intentions, just to get an idea of what he thinks. I think he is in charge of issues like that.
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Quayde wrote:
Meeple1 wrote:
Why don't you want to read my geekmail :p
It's not your geekmail that's the problem, as I'm sure you know. :)

I've been on BGG getting on for five years now and there's only been one user who having not had enough to say in a thread decided to have a go at me via geekmail. I didn't want to block his - prolific - posts in the first place, but I did; then I realised there seemed to be no way to block his geekmails if he chose to continue the 'conversation' despite me clearly ending my participation in it.

As it turns out, he stopped geekmailing me - whether it was through good judgement or because I wouldn't play his game, I don't know - but this lack of functionality was certainly highlighted for me. Hence, "Seconded".
You are aware that someone does not know you have blocked them, so he may not been aware you did not wish to continue, until you did not continue?
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Well, he has probably got the message now...
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slatersteven wrote:
You are aware that someone does not know you have blocked them, so he may not been aware you did not wish to continue, until you did not continue?
I blocked him only after he brought the 'discussion' to geekmail. I told him that is what I would do, even though I did not want to, but his attitude had been persistently aggressive, so I felt I was left with no option.

Unfortunately, now I am reminded of the whole thing everything I see the blocked posts. It's a shame: BGG is generally a great community.
 
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Quayde wrote:
I blocked him only after he brought the 'discussion' to geekmail. I told him that is what I would do...
Now that is a mistake - hopefully it won't prove to be a fatal one.

As for the suggestions to contact Octavian if you don't want further emails from a particular party, I can testify from experience that this works. I first told the other person not to contact me again, and when they responded despite that I forwarded the response to Octavian. Problem solved.
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Sphere wrote:
Quayde wrote:
I blocked him only after he brought the 'discussion' to geekmail. I told him that is what I would do...
Now that is a mistake - hopefully it won't prove to be a fatal one.

As for the suggestions to contact Octavian if you don't want further emails from a particular party, I can testify from experience that this works. I first told the other person not to contact me again, and when they responded despite that I forwarded the response to Octavian. Problem solved.

After almost 11 years happily on BGG, I have had recent need to contact the Hidden Lord to do just this. Embarrassing but needed.

It would still be nice to have an autofunction, rather than handing dirty laundry off to someone.
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Koldfoot wrote:
Threads like these bug me.

(Some apology to the OP for what follows, he isn't the cause of my anger, he is just the last straw.)
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But numerous passive aggressive users have used the forums in this exact same manner to let it be known that they have plonked someone. Great. The thing is that everyone familiar with the person creating the thread knows (or likely knows) who got plonked. There is certainly enough information in these threads to do some research and make a good guess.
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The only reason I can see to create these threads is to make it known and public that they plonked someone, and from there it is child's play to come up with a likely suspect.
I am not asking how one might figure this, but since you brought it up, I just wanted to point out that I tried to do what you just said, and could not figure it out at all. Unless you were talking about other people, and not the OP. And, obviously, I don't want anyone to point it out for me. I just wanted to note that not everyone can do what you described. For what that's worth.
 
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Koldfoot wrote:
The only reason I can see to create these threads is to make it known and public that they plonked someone, and from there it is child's play to come up with a likely suspect.
A tad cynical, perhaps, but I see your point. Maybe I was being naive, but I responded to the OP in good faith and, at the least, have learned a new use for the work 'plonk'. I'll never look at a bottle of cheap wine the same way again.
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