Recently, I was contacted by a birth relative who I wish to have absolutely no contact with. My response included “…I would appreciate it if you never contacted me again.”
I blocked this person’s email address. And foolishly thought that would be the end of that. Then this person sent me a contact request on Linkedin. So I emailed Linkedin and explained the situation asking if there was a way to prevent this person from sending further requests.
After all, Linkedin’s User Agreement states:
And yet, this was the response I received:
Am I really asking too much? I’ve been a member of Linkedin since I was invited in 2005…but now in light of recent events my only recourse was change my settings after being a member for 7 years, so that only someone with my email address can send me an invite? And since this person has my email address, this meant the only way to block them, was also to change my primary email address. (By the way, I have no idea how they obtained my email address in the first place).
In the Linkedin User Agreement it does state that they have the right to terminate someone’s profile for breaching the User Agreeement…
What do you think? Do you think Linkedin should have some way to block individuals?
PS – a big giant hug to Twitter for making it easy to block people.