Well I was wrong and Dups was right. You heard it here first! Damn this crow is tasty! Looks like the block feature on EA is imperfect but not changed. With my post the other day, I fouled up but with a bit of honor or at least an explanation.
Here is my story: I have blocked folks, and when I did I read the message that EA posts. The message was: “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 read well enough to understand that.
After I blocked folks, I never saw them again on Empire Avenue. That left me with good confidence about how the block feature worked…just like EA said.
Recently with all the changes on the Avenue…virtually all of the changes excellent, I saw something troubling. I ran into one of my block victims in the EA general community. I did some snooping to be sure that it actually was the account that I had blocked. I know folks have created new accounts that look a lot like old ones. It was the very same account that I had blocked. My assumption (yes I know assume…) was that EA had forgotten to extend the block functionality when they reinvigorated the communities.
Dups responded quickly to my post saying that nothing was changed. I growled that I could see folks who were blocked in the communities. He said true, not great, but not changed. I guess that I just had not run into anyone that I had blocked previously. Dups owned that the messaging explaining blocking was errant. Even beyond that, he changed the messaging within a day to reflect the way that blocking actually works. He promises that a cleaner implementation of blocking is on the way.
Here is the new Block message:
Blocking will prevent direct communication by TICKER and you, including direct messages and shout outs. All shares owned of each other will be sold. Please note, currently you may still interact with blocked members on Empire Avenue Communities and you will still see each others content in various applications including Missions. You will not be allowed to unblock for at least one (1) Week.
Good job by Dups. He was right. I was wrong. He even fixed the broken message. Thanks.
Being from Southeast Texas, I recommend salsa with that crow just in case you run into a similar situation.