Why are users allowed to block another user, but the interaction between the two remains public up to the point when the block occurred, and the other user is unable to respond? Why should the crybabies get the last word?
Some people just like to have the last word, it makes them feel like they've won. Though, they technically haven't won, they just "cheated." I haven't blocked anyone on this site, I've only come across one person who is rude, & they're not rude to the extent that I feel the need to block them.
Depends on the exact situation. I've seen situations where people genuinely deserve to be blocked and not get the last word. Many users answer being clearly nasty, antagonistic, and rude as if their intent on being present was just to stir the pot and create strife. Blocking them keeps that from continuing.
We never restrict the blocking feature for anyone. GAGers can block whoever they want whenever they want. Unfortunately, that means it is abused sometimes. But it's their GAG experience and they can customize it the way they want.
Because they are immature scum who can't take a differing opinion even if it's on the internet.
Honestly, I think of it less and less. Most questions get buried by the live feed anyways, and even then, the last thing they usually see is that the asker lashed out like a 10 year old throwing a tantrum, which is honestly hilarious, especially when they claim you are being antagonistic just because you disagreed with them and they call you all sorts of things. It is weird.