|Related terms:||Ban, Mute|
|See also:||Fandom Flounce|
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Block or Blocking refers to preventing contact from someone via software, usually built into a social platform's options. Some platforms have more nuanced options than others: in some cases, a block prevents all contact or observation in both directions; in others, one party can still see content from the other, and may be able to interact with it in some ways.
This is similar to a ban, and sometimes the words are used interchangeably. However, it is more common for a ban to refer to an action taken by a site or community owner, removing a person from contact with an entire community, rather than removing their contact with one other person.