Let me let blocked users react to my posts!
I'm on a server that has some insufferable posters, who I've blocked because my time is wasted and my day is worsened without fail by seeing their posts.
However, we have a polling channel where we run informal surveys on topics, using reactions for votes, and obviously I don't want to bias these polls by preventing "people I don't like" from voting.
So, please, either let blocked users react or at least add a soft-block that still lets us let them react!
Or even just let blocked users add more instances of existing reacts, for crying out loud (just not new ones; this is already a separate permission, so I know you have the code for it already in-place)! If I put a reaction on my post, it's obviously not a harassing reaction!
(And, while you're at it, consider letting us jump to blocked users' messages…)
Yes, there is the concern of the reacts being abused for harassment, which is why I think it should be optional, at the blocker's choice.
(Setting aside the fact that the moderators of a server are supposed to stop harassment, themselves…)1
Actually, this is also an infosec vulnerability! If you block someone, they should not be able to tell.
Valve's Steam understands this: there is no way for a Steam stalker to tell if you blocked them or are just really good at ignoring them. But if they try to react to one of your messages, they get a bizarre notice that you've blocked them!1
I understand the issue to be more with my own mentality. Outside of that I still think adding this option would be an overall improvement for this app.
The only place I block users is on large 1000+ servers where some people will act within community rules but still just act in a way that is off-putting to me and the volume of posts is just frustrating to have to scroll through as some people are not very concise with their posting or just feel like they have to respond to every single message without contributing to conversation.
I have over-explained that I really don't have a problem with the people its just I like the ability to collapse messages and blocking is the only way I can do so.
Adding an option to allow blocked users to react to my posts would immensely help my anxiety of having to go through that explanation every time I post something and then see a few people complaining that they can't react to my message.
I know this is a mental issue on my part but adding the option to allow reacts from all users would be a great help to the app overall since I am sure there are others out there who use this type of approach to large communities.1
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