block-list-examples

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block list examples

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

examples

The following services have a block or ignore feature.

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 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 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