Facebook Needs Better Blocking

Posted By Debbie on September 3, 2013

Let’s say person X is a random enemy, and I find out he’s been going to my Facebook page to read public posts. And let’s say we hate each other.

I want to block him on Facebook. If he blocks me first, I can’t see him on Facebook. Can’t search him, can’t find him. It’s like he’s not there. That’s how Facebook works.

If he gets curious about me again and unblocks me, he can go read my public posts and see my public images again. He wouldn’t be able to do that if I block him (and he stays blocked).

And herein lies the problem. Once he blocks me, I can’t find him to block him. I may not have the same curiosity. I may want to make sure he doesn’t see or interact with my public Facebook stuff ever.

The solution would be for Facebook to list for me everybody who has blocked me, and give me the option to block (or unblock) them. That way, if Mr Enemy gets curious about me and unblocks me, he still can’t see my stuff because I’ve blocked him.

You might say hey, showing people who is blocking them can only lead to bad blood and awkwardness. Maybe. I can kinda tell who is already blocking me. When I try to find someone who I think is modern and tech savvy, and they seem to have no Facebook page, they’ve probably blocked me. The cat’s out of the bag.

I’d like to be able to more granularly control this blocking, please.