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please consider getting rid of blocking cw

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    Dougaroo

    It's maybe not the best named feature, because really the idea is more "ignore" - as in I just wish to ignore this person.

    And I think most people want that option in the game - to ignore somebody who they just aren't interested in interacting with.

    Anyway - we'll see what others say.

  • alison2260

    Hi Dougaroo..  If the idea is really ignore.. By all means.. To block those in a party from receiving charms.. because..reasons.. is not okay.. I agree we should all be able to ignore those we don't want to interact with.. I do not agree that they should be able to withhold charms.. If you're in a party EVERYONE should get the charms gifted.. as that's what they are..a gift.  If anyone doesn't feel they aren't getting "charmed" enough in return, or whatever.. they can stop gifting or leave. JS

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  • Dougaroo

    OK that's interesting.  Is the primary issue here that you don't receive charms from somebody who has blocked you?

    That's an aspect of blocking and it would be good to hear how people feel about that.  Who likes this and who dislikes this particular aspect?

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  • alison2260

    A primary issue.. Yes.. If you are going to a party.. You should go in knowing the charms you gifted will be gifted to all.. That said.. I've seen on many occasions people who are "blocked", that the "blocker" wasn't aware was blocked. And the "blockee" can't ask why they are blocked. Then they ask people to get involved in the issue, which no one wants to do... Thank you though for asking opinions on this.. Let the majority rule...

     

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  • Turf 27

    Hi Dougaroo, I didn't consider the need to block someone because they were leaving bad notes on your profile or messaging you. My issue is with people blocking others at parties and why they do it. I have been to many parties that are affected by people upset at being blocked at that party for one of the reasons listed above and  pursuing the issue  as the party goes on. It gets pretty ugly sometimes. If you want my opinion about someone getting or not getting charms when their  blocked, then I agree with Alison. I think that would cut down blocking a lot, and make parties flow better. Btw Doug, I have been here for 8 months, enjoy the games, enjoy the different layers of cw, and the social aspect. Just trying to help foster a positive experience for the members.

     

     

     

     

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  • alison2260

    Agree with Turf.. A positive experience is all anyone wants when coming here.

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  • rascalgirl

    DEAR DOUGAROO AND FRIENDS

    I TOTALLY AGREE WITH TURF AND ALLISON...... I HOST A PARTY EVERY NIGHT AT 7 EST, AND RIGHT IN MY COMMENTS I STATE NO BLOCKING. I ALSO REMIND FRIENDS IN MY ROOM BEFORE THE PARTY STARTS PLEASE NO BLOCKING...

    I PERSONALLY THINK BLOCKING IS ANOTHER FORM OF BULLING..... I 110% AGREE WITH TURF.... IF SOMEONE IS BAD, RUDE OR SEXIST, REPORT THEM... BUT TO BLOCK SO OTHERS DO NOT GET YOUR CHARMS IS MEAN SPIRITED.. ALSO IT CREATES A VERY VERY VERY UNHEALTHY ATMOSPHERE BETWEEN FRIENDS... ( OH IF MY FRIEND HAS SO AND SO BLOCKED , I MUST TOO, ETC ETC)... THE DIVISION BETWEEN AVATARS ( FRIENDS) IS BECOMING A TOXIC ENVIRONMENT ON CASINO WORLD AND MUST STOP. 

    ALSO THE OTHER BULLING FEATURE OF THE BLOCK IS, IF YOU ARE IN A ROOM WITH THIS PERSON THEY CAN SAY WHATEVER THEY WANT ABOUT YOU AND YOU CAN NOT SEE IT, OR THEREFORE CAN NOT DEFEND LIES.....

     I DO KNOW PEOPLE TO ALSO WANT THE FEATURE OF WHO IS ALLOWED IN THEIR CITY AND PARTIES.... I THINK THAT IS WHAT THE FRIENDS BUTTON IS FOR.... MAYBE MAKE THAT FEATURE STRONGER... IF PLAYERS HIT ONLY FRIENDS ATTEND PARTIES... THAT MEANS ONLY FRIENDS GET IN, SO IF SOMEONE, IS MISS BEHAVING... WE CAN JUST UNFRIEND THEM.... TO ME IS NICER WAY , THEN THE BLOCKING...

    OVERALL I WISH THERE WAS ANOTHER FEATURE, BUT IF YOU KEEP THE BLOCKING FEATURE, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, ELIMINATE THE FEATURE OF NOT GETTING CHARMS FROM THAT PERSON. TOOOOOOO TOOOOO MANY PEOPLE ARE USING BLOCKING AS A INTIMIDATION TACTIC.

    THANK YOU DOUGAROO AND CW FOR REALLY LOOKING INTO THIS REPORT AND SPECIAL THANK TO TURF AND HOOCH FOR WRITING ABOUT HIS SUBJECT. WISHING EVERYONE A HAPPY WINNING DAY.   RASCALGIRL

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  • Jessica Wabbit

    I used to block a couple of people when they p'd me off but have since learned to be kinder and have unblocked them.  There may be one or two that I can't even remember who they were so I can't unblock them. I agree...blocking is a form of bullying.  And I don't care who you are...it hurts.  

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  • Dougaroo

    OK thanks - this is all very useful feedback and seems pretty universal in people preferring a change to the current behavior.  We'll talk it over tomorrow and see about maybe making this change for the next update (in a couple of weeks).

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  • BullDozier56

    Blocking is best done on the football field.

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  • NorCal Girl

    I have blocked a few people I consider offensive.  I do not want to hear from then again.  Other than that, I do not block people.  You need to leave to option to block people.  

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  • NorCal Girl

    too many stalker types on this web site not to leave the option to block them!

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  • 11Mrs Mercy Me

    Everyone comes from different back grounds. Blocking for not gifting enough for your play that is rude. Worried because you didn't get a charm you will survive. Not every party busts it's like gambling you don't know if you will win or not. Or go to that amazing party. Of course we have people controlling their parties and don't have much of the gamble in them. Blocking because someone is being manipulative strong handed in words, Or anything that you don't want to see should be available. People forget that we are cartoon characters on a screen and that no one can actually hurt you. But some feel threatened by the words others speak it could just be a title like hun and that triggers feelings. Or a chronic liar caught in the act. So we should not be offended when blocked and we should be able to block if we want to. There are plenty of people on these sites to be friends with that are wonderful people. Remember there are no background checks for owning a computer. My profile says who I am if I make it for friends only how will people know if we could mesh as friends. If only friends can come to my city or go to a posted party how will they get that experience. Remember we were all new at one time and didn't have a lot of friends. And what if that one special person just started today but they just love games and have a small city are you going to dismiss them for being new. His name could be in real life ........... fill in the blank of someone you think is the Cat's meow. Also CW does not get involved in personal disputes so if you think they will you are mistaken. I could tell you stories that would make your head spin. So please don't remove the block button and everyone please use it sparingly for those that need it. Generally if I am going to block I will send an e-mail and tell them why or if I am going to unfriend but not always. But the ones that I believe deserve a reason or it hurts me to do it I will.  And if required in a party to unblock this should be done knowing you can block again after the party. 

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  • alison2260

    To NorCal & Mrs M,

    If the Block you are talking about is having no contact.. As I stated in my original post, I agree.. The block should not include charms gifted in a party.. In Mrs. M's post she referred to Rascalgirl's thought on a "friends only" option.. That said.. it would only be an option if implemented at all.. I know I have been asked to leave a party as it was "invite only" yet that wasn't stated in the party description.. so that would just be a filter for people who want to conduct their party that way.. I appreciate your comment Mrs. M that you email to tell the person why they are being blocked.. Not many show that courtesy here.. You and your Husband are pure gold in CW world!!!

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  • 11MR MERCY ME

    I believe, there is a time for the block/ignore option. The is some crazy people here and on VW. That go around spreading lies about people, and telling their friend to block a person. As we all know, Flowplay's policy is they don't get involved in personal conflict. Even if it is provable defamation character.

    Now blocking/ignore people, because you think they don't gift big enough, is childish. These a not good times for many. People are out of work, the cost of food, gas ect., are going crazy. These sites are an escape for some people. They should not be attacked, based on their ability to give.

    Wife and I have been on CW from the begging. Back in the days when we couldn't fill parties of 15. Then it was reduced to 10, still at times hard to fill. Now over 2 years later, there is a cult that has formed, and want their own parties. Some can't even see these parties posted, because they have been blocked from attending. These folks think they are better than the rest of us. "NOT"... We will never see anything done to this group of people. They think they own the site. This is not what Dig and his awesome team had in mind, when starting this site. They have put a lot into this site to have it undone by a few.

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  • Dougaroo

    Just to be clear, we will certainly not remove the ability to block other people so you can ignore them.

    We're only considering changing it so that somebody who has been blocked continues to receive charms from the person who blocked them.

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  • NorCal Girl

    I am curious how all these people know that others have blocked them for not giving charms at parties.  I have not done that before.  I only block the stalker types.  I have had to change my name to try to get rid of these people I have no idea if they give charms at parties.  How would anyone know that?  How do you even know that you have been blocked by someone and what the reason is? If someone wants to block me that's fine.  Doesn't hurt my feelings in the least.  And yes, I do give a lot of charms at parties.  I think this is a lot to do about nothing.  Keep the blocking available to those who need it!

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  • 11MR MERCY ME

    Dougaroo, I completely agree, in a party setting, you should get the charms, from someone blocking you. After all you paid the entry fee, some of the parties are not small parties. You should get everything tossed. It might also result in, removal of blocks.

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  • 11Mrs Mercy Me

    @norcal girl when you see a charm going across the screen and it doesn't end up in you bank so you click on their name and they have you blocked it's probably because they felt you were not meeting there needs. Or their wants. Yes Dougaroo I also think that if you stop the not receiving charms when blocked this will stop a lot of blocks. Blocks should be for bad behavior not for being on a budget. And just a little fyi if you report a person you better get a picture of the chat in fact any ticket should have a picture. For one it makes it a cleaner report for the staff, it is a small company with few people to research and they get a lot of traffic proof is the key and not just what they said but all of the chat. The picture should be a screen shot so it can be sent from your computer. Windows symbol held down then prt screen. Some have this option from a right click of mouse. If you don't refresh you can go to the privacy of your own party room and copy the chat. There is a list of things they don't approve of in terms and conditions this is a good time to re-review those items. 

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  • Turf 27

    When I joined a year ago.. parties were fun, affordable, and no one thought they were better than anyone else..now a group thinks that they need to block others and treat them as less than... I've been to required toss parties where people are blocked, including myself... why go if everyone doesn't benefit.. I've actually started to be on CW less and less...this clique's bullying has purposely destroyed the fun...I have always been polite and  that never bullied anyone... I hope the CW atmosphere will be fun and fair for all again and will make sure that everyone at any party will receive all charms... Love and hugs to you all... signed GOD BLESS                                    This posting came from member GOD BLESS, she couldn't get this posting on, so she asked me to post for her. These were her exact words.

     

     

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  • Lonestar7

    I agree with God Bless post 3 days ago (thank you turf and hooch for posting on her behalf)...I never realized that there was a clique causing this grief. I joined CW to have fun playing games and joining parties.

    I would love if cw would eliminate the charms being blocked at parties. I recently saw that I was being blocked by a person I don't even know. I do not chat much at parties  because I type very slow and it is a struggle. I like to join the larger parties that require several high end charms such as cruise ships to be thrown and if I am blocked by that one single person.... I am giving her three cruise ships as part of the party but am not receiving the three that she would be required to throw. I am not receiving the full benefits of the charms expected in those types of parties. I feel insulted that I am being blocked for no apparent reason. 

    Please make charms available for all attendees regardless of a person's blocked status.

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  • Michael B17

    If your going to one of them partys where all have to throw the same stuff let the host know and they usually make that person unblock you for the party.  Other option is if they dont unblock you to block them and they wont get your stuff you toss.

     

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  • Dougaroo

    The verdict is in and in a couple of weeks (next update) we'll change this so even if somebody is blocking you, you will still get charms they hand out.
    I'm sure not everyone will like this change, but it seems to be the preference of the community, so we'll give it a try and see how it goes.

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  • rascalgirl

    THANK YOU DOUGAROO AND THE CW TEAM

    WAY TO GO LISTENING TO YOUR COMMUNITY.... I AM PERSONALLY THANKFUL FOR THIS CHANGE. IN MY PARTIES NOW I DO NOT NEED TO WORRY IF SOMEONE IS BLOCKING SOMEONE, EVERYONE WILL STILL RECEIVE EVERY CHARMED TOSSED.... ALL MY PARTIES ARE ALWAYS EVERYONE THROWS 2 CRUISES 7 EST EVERY NIGHT. SO NOW I HAVE COMFORT KNOWING EVERYONE IN MY PARTY WILL RECEIVE 50 CRUISES. THANK YOU

    IF SOMEONE WANTS TO BLOCK BECAUSE OF DRAMA, OR THEY ARE NOT TOSSING AT AN EV1 TOSS PARTY, ETC... BLOCKING IS FAIR BY THE HOST ..... SO THEY CAN NOT ENTER THE ROOM AND CAUSE PROBLEMS.

    SO SO SO HAPPY CW HAS AGREED TO ALLOW EVERYONE IN THE PARTY TO RECEIVE THE GIFTED CHARMS..... 

    A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO TURF AND HOOCH FOR STARTING THIS CONVERSATION, IT IS FANTASTIC WHEN THE CW FAMILY CAN COME TOGETHER AND DISCUSS CREATIVELY A PROBLEM AND GET IT SOLVED. NO NASTY WORDS, JUST HONEST FEELINGS AND CREATIVE SOLUTIONS. AWESOME JOB CW FRIENDS. THANK YOU

    WISHING ALL MY CW FRIENDS AND FAMILY A WINNING WONDERFUL TIME ON CASINO WORLD.  BE SAFE, HAVE FUN,  KINDNESS AND A SMILE GO A LONG WAY.  HUGS RASCALGIRL

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  • 11MR MERCY ME

    Dougaroo, this is a great move on the behalf of Flowplay. Most will be happy with this change. The only ones that will push back, are the cult, that takes pleasure in blocking people.

    Thank you, very much for listening to the community.

    Again, thank you

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  • Turf 27

    Thank you Dougaroo and your team for changing this. I believe this is a good thing for the vast majority. I completely agree with the rest of  blocking/ ignore  option.  I thank everyone who has reached out to me by pm both pos/neg. This kind of dialog between people is good and is necessary for improvements to be made. BE WELL EV1

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  • MI5

    Good exchange here.  I am totally on board with the "ignore" purpose.  Perhaps calling it ignore instead of block would be a more positive and understandable term.  I am, however, still in favor of a party HOST being able to "boot" someone out of their party before or during a party as there will always be those whose behavior or open room chat comments are offensive or abusive to others.  As it stands, blocking by the HOST is the only way to do that...maybe give the HOST an option to "boot" that will not alter the status of the recipient to "blocked" can remedy that situation.  And yes, allow all guests at a party to always receive charms gifted by anyone in the party is a positive step forward.

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  • MICA NYC

    Emphatically agree that all players should receive all charms during parties.  However, a feature should be added to allow a party host to remove non cooperative players.  Thank you dougaroo!

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  • ksbiker

    i am for blocking to the fact i use my paid for gems to host parties and i dont believe non gifters deserves what i buy to take advantage of my money also i do not accept people that bully me or my friends and i dont want any association to be in my parties or deserve my charms   leave it the way it is please    ... yes they have the right not to gift its not required and yes i have the right to not associate or have them at my parties ty  ksbiker

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  • APRILDIAMOND1962

    I AGREE WITH THE BLOCK FEATURE TO THE POINT OF HARASSMENT ,BAD LANGUAGE,BULLYING ,BUT ALSO I DO AGREE THAT MOST OF US REGARDLESS OF OUR INCOME SHOULD CHOOSE WHO WE WANT OR THINK DESERVE THE CHARMS WE THROW WHICH COSTS OUR GEMS IN OUR BANK,SOME HERE ARE ABLE TO HELP BUT CHOOSE NOT TO FOR GREED .NOT SPENDING THEIR GEMS BUT TO SAVE THEM TO BUILD UP THEIR CITIES OR BUY SEA OF RICHES SPINS FOR THEM SELVES..ALSO I WANT TO BE ABLE TO KEEP BULLYS AND CREEPS OUT OF MY PARTIES COMING IN AND RUINING THE FUN IT SHOULD BE  FOR ME AND MY GUESTS.AND YES THERE ARE SOME WHO HAVE BLOCKED  WHEN THEY THROW THEN UNBLOCK  WHEN THEY ARE DONE ABUSING THE BLOCK TOTALLY AS PUNISHMENT OF HATRED TOWARDS OTHERS.ONE  PERSON IS FOR SURE DOING THIS IS  MICA NYC..SO HER COMMENT AS STATED ABOVE IS BEYOND FAKE..SO DOUGAROO CONSIDER SOURCES OF TRUTHFUL PLAYERS THANK YOU 

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