I am a GB subscriber and I was recently blocked by a GB staff member and am looking to the community to see if anything similar has happened to any others and constructive ways to handle the issue. I am not trying to attack GB staff, I just feel this is the most likely place I may find people with similar experiences.
To explain I went to click on one of the featured tweets listed on the home page of the site and found I was unable to view this as I was blocked by the staff member. I was very confused and frustrated by this as I am fairly confident I have never even sent any tweets to the staff member or even commented on any replies/comments to their tweets. I am not a regular or active user of twitter and I do not send or retweet anything particularly offensive or curse on my twitter account so it puzzles me what this happened for...
I am still feeling some frustration as a paid user and fan of the site I am unable to see tweets that the site is promoting. I am also disappointed that whatever "reasons" said staff had for blocking me must have been flimsy and I would think staff members who agree to perform a job in the public eye would not be so quick to pull the trigger on blocking followers who likely are a consumer and supporter of their employer.
I want to emphasize that I am not opposed to staff blocking users who are abusive or threatening from twitter, just disappointed in the lack of coherence in this case. I understand as twitter is a 3rd party app so it is not a simple issue (however the site DOES promote staff tweets on its main page so I feel my concern has some merit).
I understand many twitter users prefer an echo chamber but I guess I am just disappointed as I hoped for more from GB staff given their general tolerance and decision to conduct and promote and profit from twitter (I have seen from some paid promo type tweets from staff in the past and the staff would not have much following if not for their GB roles - not meant as denigration just my best guess).
Has anything similar happened to any other community members (be it with GB site or somewhere else)? I ask as it still bothers me to see said tweets on the site and at times has me ponder if I should reconsider my membership but I do not want to do anything out of the emotional frustration. Any constructive idea or sharing would be greatly appreciated (but please avoid saying "just get over it" as I am aware that is one possible destination but I have not been able to reach that place at this point in time).