Empire Avenue is making a ton of changes here recently. I highlighted many of the admirable changes a few days ago with this post. In general, things seem to be improving. I heard a bit of concern about losing the savings feature, but that didn’t seem too major. I did hear and subsequently notice a change that caused me a bit more concern. EA has changed the way the block feature works with little or no notice.
When you click Block on a profile, this dialogue appears:
Are you sure you wish to block (e)TICKER?If you do, you will no longer see content created by TICKER and they will not be able to interact with you! Blocking also automatically sells shares and blocks this profile.
I am aware of some situations on the Avenue that have escalated beyond discourtesy into threats. In those instances, blocking was used to create a safety net for the victim. The change in policy or implementation seems to tear at that safety net. I am not a huge fan of the change, but I am actively concerned that there was no notice. I suspect that the number of folks affected is small, but the impact for them may be large.
Were you aware of this modification? Do you care? Should EA create a standard change procedure that always notifies us of changes? Will this have any impact on the way you interact on the Avenue?