Is it possible to block threads from one person so that you don't see them?
I find posts from one person offensive, it's just me I think, but I would rather not be upset by them.
I don't read them once I have worked out it is them but wondered if I could just not see them?
I don't know of any way to block Threads from your screen view but I don't think it's possible the way this site is set up because it's accessing a public site rather than (like Facebook) opening your own private account on a site. I don't know how to contact a Mod. but, if you do, they might know of some sort of compromise so that those threads are locked to you after you log on? Maybe ...
I get that too with someone, although in a way it's more that it makes me feel helpless somehow because there's nothing I can do to change the situation that person seems to be in. Then I get angry with myself for being annoyed by the posts...
I understand why you ask the question, I even think I know who the individual is!
maybe the NAS moderators should make it compulsory to choose an actual name rather than sticking with the NAS number given when you first join. It doesn’t have to be a personal name after all! Anything other than a number.
I often have to scroll back through longer threads to make sure just who is replying to who, the numbers can be quite similar.
I must admit it is nice to see certain familiar names as usually I know it will be informative and often quite useful,
I wish you well song, and thank you for being one of the names I enjoy reading, we all share certain traits and together we can give support even if it is just understanding and being here to listen.
Yep, I agree with that, which is why I feel angry with myself as indeed you are that someone for me. I don't actually think people have a problem with this in itself, it's more the obvious generalisation, obvious because every reader automatically, just by means of language, is your enemy, which is certainly not the case, judging from responses and also a lot of people here have similar issues in some way and are therefore rather on your side really. (Over-)generalising is probably something lots of us do, ASD or not, often without being aware of it at all, I'm certainly guilty of it too. But if we are aware of doing it, then this is something we can address and perhaps change a bit by being precise about who or what exactly we think is the problem or is to be blamed for some kind of injustice or bad treatment. It's not only something that may help to find people and things we can trust but generalising less also means that the one that should actually be addressed can't get away so easily with pretending it isn't them, it must be someone else because it could be anyone. Not saying that this will result in any change, but maybe it's a start. Unfortunately it may also make vulnerable to being kicked out here which is a very sad thing, not sure what can be done about this but again if there is any solution it probably requires addressing individuals.
Anyway, maybe becoming an individual with a name instead of a number is a way of showing respect to oneself? It's a little thing really, but perhaps better than nothing.
I hope it's not me that you want to block.
I actually understand how you feel,. Often someone's comments and opinions ( even if they are not directed at me) upset me so much. That I just don't want to read anything they have to say for a long time.
I would like to see a time specified blocking feature. After a week or so I calm down and I would like to remove the blocks.
Thank you Lonewarrior.
Robert. It is so not you.
oktanol said:by being precise about who or what exactly we think is the problem or is to be blamed for some kind of injustice or bad treatment.
I very much support this part and so I requote it.
(...To "Song"...: Given my own "track record" upon this Forum, I am assuming that by blocking a certain person that does not mean myself...? Although I do at times very much live up to my UserName here.. even though not everyone knows what it means...!)
oktanol said:Anyway, maybe becoming an individual with a name instead of a number is a way of showing respect to oneself?
Gulp, I’m not doing very well there then!
To be perfectly honest, I hadn’t changed my number as I had no idea what to change it to and I hoped my avatar would be enough to help others identify me. Also, I’m quite good at recognising numbers in threads, so it makes little difference to me whether number or name, but now I’m rethinking my position on this one...
Of course it's not you. The person has a NAS number and no picture. But I can't ever remember the number, so when I read a thread I don't know immediately that it is them