Recently, I noticed that there was no feature to block people from commenting on my LinkedIn status updates without going on full lock down. Now I am not talking about my comments in a group, but my status updates. Yes, I have my settings set to public so that people I share groups with (“in my network”) can follow me – but does that mean I then have play comment nanny to my every update?
After googling for help, hoping for a simple solution, that most every other social networks, like Facebook and Twitter, offer when it comes to spammy commenters or trolls. I finally gave up and sent in my question to the big boys as LinkedIn to verify and got this as a response. . .
You can (if you haven’t already) read the LinkedIn User Agreement that Tomas referred to.
To say I was disappointed is an understatement.
We, as users, should have the option to block people if we so choose. Having this option as a user allows us greater freedom to create the experience we want within the social netowork. We simply should not have to accept the added work of playing hall monitor on every LinkedIn status we post when a common feature like blocking would alleviate the added stress.
This loop hole in LinkedIn leaves a wide berth to those who “comment bomb” those they follow publicly and share a group with but are not connected to.
And ask yourself . . . Do you know who’s following you on LinkedIn?