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.
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- Neither (please explain).14% (7)24% (10)19% (17)Vote
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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!6