Last Call: March 19, 2022

Good evening, News Viewers. 

So, during the week, Disqus rolled out their new feature, “bi-directional blocking.” What is bi-directional blocking you ask?

The new blocking experience not only removes a blocked user’s comments and profile page from your view, but also removes your comments and profile page from their view as well—i.e., users who choose to use the block option can do so to effectively end interaction between them and users they block. Our intention is to provide users with greater control over their safety experience. 

It’s about time. So if you have stalkers, block them; they won’t be able to view what you post. Sure, there are workarounds, which I won’t go into, but…this feature will just make them work harder to hang on your every word.

If you block someone, this is what they’ll see:

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What blocked users will see on user profile pages:
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Give it a try. I know several of us have blocked some of News Views most dedicated and annoying stalker/lurkers. It’s not perfect because well, there are workarounds but it’s something Disqus should’ve done long, long time ago.

Other than that….enjoy the rest of the weekend and stay safe!

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