So a friend was informed that someone they removed from their project actually got an email notifications that they were blocked, which of course is the only way to remove people right now. (They were removed because of a lack of payment recently, not because they were actually being blocked.)
We were rather concerned and put off by hearing this because since we have to use this feature to remove people from projects, them getting a block notification is quite discouraging to the receiver, if not alarming. The person was really concerned and immediately went to my friend to ask why they were blocked (I assume they hadn’t noticed that their payments weren’t going through) even though they had already been unblocked again, but i guess they don’t get notifications of this.
Personally, I don’t like that people get block notification emails. If I’m going to -actually- block someone, i feel it should be quiet, not a prompt to make matters worse, since if I’m actually going to block someone, it is likely they are being disrespectful or harassing myself or my patrons. I don’t need them to get prompted that I took action and give them more incentive to attack me or my patrons on other platforms or to ban evade and create a new account just to continue being rude. (This happens.)
On top of this, since this is the only way to remove people from a project, this is a double whammy and could discourage people from actually pledging again at all because being blocked isn’t something usually taken lightly.
What is the status on getting a simple “remove” function for our patron lists? Is it possible to not have block notifications sent? It really seems like a bad idea to me. People out to harass others are going to just use it as fuel. Many creators remove people because they haven’t paid, not because we want to bar them from ever pledging again. Life happens and sending this notification is honestly just creating turmoil between creators and patrons that aren’t actually being blocked. @carla