I have deactivated my Pinterest account. I am sad that it came down to this but the platform was not conducive to allowing for me to have some sort of control over my account. My problem? Group invites. I get that people use groups on social networking sites like crazy. I do not. Matter of fact the only group I belong in online is related to our Temple and that is for communication purposes between board meetings. I do not do any group anywhere else because I don’t have any time to contribute anything to a group. I have joined some in the past and I end up leaving within a week or two because I don’t feel like anything more than a lurker.
I had contacted Pinterest because I had someone consistently slamming me with group invites. This is someone who was following my boards but I was not following theirs. I had asked politely for the invites to stop. I was ignored. I asked not-so-politely and I was ignored. I contacted Pinterest and was told there are no features for blocking group invites available and anyone at anytime could send me 50 invites a day. Yea, that don’t fly with me at all. I loved Pinterest for organizing rituals, meal planning, DIY inspiration, and holiday planning. But I don’t love it enough to have to be consistently bombarded with group invites.
If you are on Pinterest and enjoy groups, be respectful. If someone asks you to stop sending invites, stop. And for the love of all things holy, don’t send an invite to a random person. Try contacting them and asking if they are interested.