PROBLEM: You post your opinion on an anonymously asked question, meaning no harm. The Anonymous Asker comments and disagrees with you and starts acting hostile and antagonistic towards you, maybe even insults you, either indirectly or explicitely. Now, since they are anonymous and you can't block them, they can continue to comment as many times as they please. The main thread itself either doesn't qualify as remove-worthy, or the admins have reviewed and decided to not remove it, so basically there's nothing you can do to stop the comments.
SOLUTION Nr. 1: You implement a feature that allows us to block the Anonymous Asker from commenting on your opinion in that thread anymore, not having any effect on anything else - the actual user will not be blocked, therefore the blocker cannot find out who the Anonymous user is.
SOLUTION Nr. 2 (my personal preference): You implement a feature that allows us to not only block the Anonymous Asker from further commenting on your opinion in their thread, but also from ever being able to interact with you anonymously again - this would of course also have the vice versa effect of you not being able to post on their future anonymous posts anymore. So basically, this would mean we're able to block only the anonymous activity of a user - again preserving their anonymity.
So, dear @GirlsAskGuys, will you please either implement one of these two suggested features, or, if you have any valid reason not to, at least find your own solution to this extremely annoying problem? I know as a fact that I'm by far not the only one frustrated with this.
And please don't tell me/us to simply avoid anonymous questions altogether. If we did that, we'd have to avoid 3/4 of all questions on here and might as well just stop using GAG. And also please don't suggest to just ignore the further comments. When you get a notification, you will take a look (because maybe it's someone else commenting) and you will see the further harrassment.
I agree wholeheartedly. I understand the need for the anonymous feature on a site like this, where many topics can be contributed to with worthwhile, but embarrassing personal experiences and information that some might not be comfortable putting their name to for whatever reason. But that feature is too often abused as a mask for douchebaggery. I don't have too many bad interactions from here personally, but I see it all too often against others. Most of the stuff I hide for violations comes from an anonymous source. I hate a coward, and that's exactly what people who do that are.
GAG should be a place where all the users feel comfortable, and I think implementing something along the lines of these ideas would go a long way towards creating that environment. That would eliminate a lot of antagonism, as well as unwanted creepy comments to the ladies. Great idea, SandPlanet!
I'm starting to get the feel from your previous comments that you really don't like much of the people here. Like some of the comments are not offending you or causing harm in any way and yet you initiate the whole thing by commenting with a sarcastic comment. Then eventually you get mad and decide to ignore the person when you could have done that BEFORE you actually started the whole thing -_-
Has it ever crossed your mind that if you don't mess with people, most of them won't mess back?
I was with you by the end your question. I was like "Hell yea this must be annoying. For some strange reason this never happened to me, neither have I ever seen it happen in any question I have seen, but damn this does feel annoying". Then I started reading your comments to people, and I am with you no longer. When things get repetitive you need to start taking steps back and looking at the overall picture before you start to blame people.
I guess that guy really set you off, lol I'd like to vote (C) for both since i think it would be nice to choose whether to just block them on that post or to block them permanently. However realistically it would probably be harder for them to implement that so I'll go with (A) since it seems like the simplest solution.
I voted B... C would be too complicated I think. Too many features would create confusion. Since I've become a moderator I've seen some opinions and comments that I would have preferred never to read. Statements that are aimed at the heart. Generally either against a race or against gay people. And indeed, often anonymous.
Another option could be to put in the GAG policy that the admin team has the authority to see through your anonimity and take action if you break the policy, without disclosing to any user your identity. So you have anonimity towards users and even moderators, but you don't have absolute anonimity if you break the rules.
You already did what I was going to suggest to you. You marked your question so that no "Anonymous" users could answer. Now the cyber-bully either has to show himself or go through the hassle of setting up another account.
Tho I agree on blocking the anonymous from commenting on your opinion, but that wont's deter the anonymous asker. they'd just just use someone else's opinion to get the job done. Not interacting with you anonymously again, that would be kinda hard to do since their is no way of knowing who the anonymous user is, and knowing gag it would most likely take an effect on all anonymous users.
Eh, I voted C) because features are good, but I personally would say A) is pretty neat as it is linked to the opinion and probably not that difficult to implement. Basically just blocking one person on one specific opinion. Pretty handy.
Yesyesyesyesyes. PLEASE. I want BOTH solutions, but I prefer number 2. Thank you for literally taking the words out of my mouth lol. I don't have a problem with the anonymous feature as a whole, since I believe some people should have to right to use it if they don't feel like sharing intimate details publicly. But yeah, obviously the anonymous feature should NOT be used as a tool to get away with harassing and antagonizing people because you KNOW they can't block you. That's the worst.
I really like your ideas. C is ideal but like @hans222 already said, it would be too complicated to implement it. So apparently, I voted B. Don't get me wrong, I am not against anonymity at all. In fact I support it, BUT if you want to be an asshole or a bitch, then have the courtesy to do so without hiding or just face the consequences like everyone else does. It sounds quite fair to me.
But on my old account, @QueenofFoxes this crazy bitch started harassing me and went all psychotic on me and I couldn't do anything about it because she was anonymous! I even tried not responding but it was daily and I tried going anonymous but the bitch found me. So I think this will work.
Both, you got nice idea there. but if they're going to implement #2, many are going to leave this site or less likely answers questions here. I know that if they just answer nicely then there will no problem at all but still, its their opinion.