|To export or import a list of blocked accounts, navigate to your blocked accounts settings on twitter.com. Click on the advanced options drop-down menu and select the action you want to take.|
Looks like I had the right idea all along back in 2013 despite criticism from some atheists who claimed I was being abusive and unfair (see: https://twitter.com/search?q=sacerdotus%20list&src=typd&vertical=default&f=tweets). Years ago, I had made a Twitter Block list where I added names of accounts I came across with and who were abusive. This list served as a warning to other Twitter users so that they could block and report these accounts before they ever became a problem.
The list is working! Keep it up my friends! The trolls are scared. #atheism #won #catholic #catholicfollowchain pic.twitter.com/N5Ko20eQ8Z
— Sacerdotus (@Sacerdotus) August 15, 2013
Well, Twitter has announced that users can share “block lists” and that they will be able to mass block those on that list. Here is what they posted on their blog:
Today we’re making it possible to share block lists on twitter.com. This new, advanced feature makes blocking multiple accounts easy, fast and community driven.
Mute and block are tools to help you control your Twitter experience. While many users find them useful, we also recognize that some users — those who experience high volumes of unwanted interactions on Twitter — need more sophisticated tools. That’s where this new feature comes in. You can now export and share your block lists with people in your community facing similar issues or import another user’s list into your own account and block multiple accounts all at once, instead of blocking them individually. We also hope these advanced blocking tools will prove useful to the developer community to further improve users’ experience.
|To download a list of your blocked accounts, select the export option and confirm the accounts you want to export.|
Last December, we launched the blocked accounts settings page and tightened the rules so accounts you’ve blocked can’t view your profile. In April, we announced additional policy and enforcement changes. This feature is yet another step towards making Twitter safer for everyone and will be available to some of our users starting today and all users in the coming weeks. In the meantime, you can read more about how to share block lists on our Help Center.
We’re also working on additional user controls and we look forward to sharing more information about those in the near future.
I am hoping this will help fight the Twitter trolls. Hopefully, they will take my suggestion of showing the IP location address and ISP of each account in each tweet to discourage accounts from being abusive since they can be easily located. Also, this will help me prove to trolls targeting me that I am not every account they encounter on Twitter!
In light of this news, I will restore my original block list (will be updated) which can be found here: http://www.sacerdotus.com/p/twitter-block-list.html