I typed for 2 weeks to a person who had me either blocked or removed me as the new cloud system failed to let me know that my messages weren't getting through. There are no more swirls. I think removing the block feature and just having 'this person is not in your contacts, send request" would be more helpful. I have posted a thread under No Swirls! on this and I think you should read it to see why its an important feature that has been taken away.