Linkedin’s Latest Dumb Move
Looks like Linkedin is starting to make bad moves of the type that made Facebook so unpopular with users.
The latest is a change that can get a member blocked from posting in all 50 of their groups if just one group moderator takes a disliking to them and flags them as a spammer. You don’t even need to be a real spammer to get flagged this way. All it can take is a simple disagreement with a moderator over politics or anything else. If they decide to block you their only option is to flag you as a spammer. There is no other option such as say “We disagree politically.”
Once you are blocked from posting in all of your groups, it becomes next to impossible to get unblocked for a number of reasons. One is that many moderators rarely check the queue of posts requiring moderation. Another is that you often find that you cannot PM the moderator because the two of you are not connected. Other mods simply cannot be bothered to take a minute out of their schedules to help out or don’t understand how they can re-approve you for posting.
Great job, Linkedin! Mark Zuckerberg is probably scratching his head right now asking himself how he might copy this move.