It could mean a few things:
1) The person that blocked you could have unblocked you temporarily
2) It could be that the block has not propagated throughout Facebook's massive worldwide systems
3) It could be that in your search you are seeing a locally cached copy of the image
4) It could be a malfunction with Facebook or a glitch in the Matrix
This is not documented behavior with Facebook, so you will never get a "right" answer.
PS - if a person blocked you they probably do hate you, or are at least sick of you, so you can stop worrying about that part and move forward with your life.
as long as he has you blocked, you can't block him.
Sigh. This really sucks. I am a very patient man, but I am also a very paranoid person. I have known a girl for 5 years straight - she knows the kind of person that I am, she knows what kind of goofy things that I do, and she knows what I always think about and whatnot. We were quite close. About 2 months ago, the chat was having some problems and I made a joke in the chat, but I could not elaborate on that joke because Facebook was having connection issues with the chat - for 3 hours this connection issue was not resolved. As a result, whoever was using her profile has blocked me. I know for a fact from blocking 3 people on my profile in the past few years, that when you block someone from a profile - everything is done silently, without even the own user's knowledge - removal of friend, inability to message, inability to search for them, and inability to view their profile in any way, shape, or form - and that goes both ways. Meaning, she could have had a boyfriend block me and she'd NEVER know about it!!! I also know for a fact that other people would occasionally go on her computer and log into her Facebook profile as a joke - often boyfriends, her mother, her sister, her cousins, etc. So, when one day I make a joke that she would 100% understand and know what I meant by it, and all the sudden without even a question or mention of it, she just blocks me out of the blue, then I know something is up. There wasn't even an explanation of why she would block me, because there was a chat connection issue - plus, she would know that all she had to do was remove me from friends and I would understand completely (she knows my history, all the way back to when I was 6 years old).
The problem is that I have spent the 2 months + searching for another method of contacting her - email, IM, phone number, anything - and found nothing! I know of one possibility and that would be World of Warcraft, which is where we first met 5 years ago. I stopped playing World of Warcraft about 2 years ago, maybe 2 1/2, but we constantly remained in contact via Facebook. Facebook was the ONLY connection we had to talking to one another. I've never met her in real life, but we were just friends.
So, my question is, can I contact Facebook about this issue and expect a legitimate response, something other than "We're sorry, but we're unable to provide any information regarding that person's profile, as she or someone else has blocked you using her profile"? Or am I fighting a lost cause and my friendship with this person is lost forever just because some ahole decided to get on her profile and block me? She has over 170+ friends and a busy life, so I wouldn't be surprised if she didn't notice I was missing from her friends list.
So, my question is, can I contact Facebook about this issue and expect a legitimate response?
Short answer: NO
Longer answer: NO - can you imagine the chaos if Facebook helped stalkers to track down the victims that are trying to hide from them?
..Seems to me that if she doesn't even miss that you've vanished from her Facebook, you weren't all that close..
There isnt much anyone can do for you.. what kind of help exactly are you looking for?
Either this person has disabled their account, or they have blocked you. In either case, your only option is to contact the person outside of Facebook, or if they have not deactivated your account, via other Facebook friends. But bear in mind, that if they have blocked you, it should be crystal clear that this person does not want to communicate with you so take the hint.
If someone blocks you, please, leave them alone. Sometimes time and distance can allow people to think twice about blocking you. If it's a result of something you did to them, give the situation some cooldown time then contact them via non-Facebook method. It's better to have them forgive you and unblock you than it is to hack their profile. I have found that apologizing over Google chat sometimes results in being forgiven. If they still won't forgive you or allow contact, get a bridge and a straw. So you can get over it and suck it up, there are more people out there to talk to, you shouldn't have to resort to bothering someone that has no intention of talking to you, it doesn't necessarily mean that they hate you, so no harsh feelings.
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