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== examples ==
== examples ==
The following services have a block or ignore feature.
The following applications/services have a block or ignore feature.
 
=== Adium ===
[http://www.adiumx.com/ Adium] is a client side open source instant messaging (IM) application for MacOSX.
 
In the "'''Contact'''" menu, there is a "'''Block...'''" menu item that is enabled whenever a contact is selected or a chat window is frontmost.  Selecting it brings up a confirmation box asking: "'''Are you sure you want to block USERNAME?'''" with buttons ('''Cancel''') and (('''Block''')) where "USERNAME" is the IM address being blocked.
 
When blocked, in either (both if applicable) the "'''Contact List'''" window and/or in the chat window, the status indicator next to the USERNAME turns into a grey disc/oval/talkballoon with a red "x" set just inside its edge.
 
When such a contact/chat window is selected, the abovementioned menu item changes to "'''Unblock...'''" and when selected brings up a confirmation box asking: "'''Are you sure you want to unblock USERNAME?'''" with buttons ('''Cancel''') and (('''Unblock''')).


=== Flickr ===
=== Flickr ===
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Verbs or actions in user interfaces that implement blocking/ignoring.
Verbs or actions in user interfaces that implement blocking/ignoring.
* "/ignore" is the IRC command to block messages from a nickname on a server in all channels.
* "/ignore" is the IRC command to block messages from a nickname on a server in all channels.
* "block" is used by Flickr, MySpace and Twitter
* "block" is used by Adium, Flickr, MySpace, and Twitter
* "Remove block?" is used by Flickr on your block list page.
* "Remove block?" is used by Flickr on your block list page.
** on the profile page of a person that is block it says: "You're blocking ((username)). Undo?" where "Undo" is hyperlinked to a page that confirms the unblock.
** on the profile page of a person that is block it says: "You're blocking ((username)). Undo?" where "Undo" is hyperlinked to a page that confirms the unblock.
* "unblock" is used by Twitter.
* "unblock" is used by Adium, Twitter.


=== nouns ===
=== nouns ===

Revision as of 22:22, 18 November 2007

block list examples

Current real world block-list examples. Part of the effort to enable greater social-network-portability.

examples

The following applications/services have a block or ignore feature.

Adium

Adium is a client side open source instant messaging (IM) application for MacOSX.

In the "Contact" menu, there is a "Block..." menu item that is enabled whenever a contact is selected or a chat window is frontmost. Selecting it brings up a confirmation box asking: "Are you sure you want to block USERNAME?" with buttons (Cancel) and ((Block)) where "USERNAME" is the IM address being blocked.

When blocked, in either (both if applicable) the "Contact List" window and/or in the chat window, the status indicator next to the USERNAME turns into a grey disc/oval/talkballoon with a red "x" set just inside its edge.

When such a contact/chat window is selected, the abovementioned menu item changes to "Unblock..." and when selected brings up a confirmation box asking: "Are you sure you want to unblock USERNAME?" with buttons (Cancel) and ((Unblock)).

Flickr

Flickr photo hosting community.

"block this user" link when viewing a user's profile.

MySpace

MySpace social networking site.

block_1.gif (Block User) link when viewing a user's profile.

Twitter

Twitter simple updates community.

"block ((username))" link when viewing a user's profile, just under their friends list.

terminology

verbs

Verbs or actions in user interfaces that implement blocking/ignoring.

  • "/ignore" is the IRC command to block messages from a nickname on a server in all channels.
  • "block" is used by Adium, Flickr, MySpace, and Twitter
  • "Remove block?" is used by Flickr on your block list page.
    • on the profile page of a person that is block it says: "You're blocking ((username)). Undo?" where "Undo" is hyperlinked to a page that confirms the unblock.
  • "unblock" is used by Adium, Twitter.

nouns

Nouns used in link text, URLs etc. in user interfaces that implement blocking/ignoring.

  • "block list" is used by Flickr in the "Your Block List" hyperlink to the list of people you have blocked, see the bottom of your user contacts page, i.e. http://flickr.com/people/username/contacts/ where username is your "pretty URL" username on Flickr.

see also