People abuse it way too much. Some of the people on here are highly immature, and only block people because they don't like hearing the truth or just because they don't like somebody. They even block to be hotheaded jerks and to have the last word, and block so they can't reply. Really? I mean, I don't like people either, but I at leader give them the benefit of the doubt.
I realize that there are perverts on here, and maybe you don't want them to contact them. But, I think they should have a mute button instead. That way, if you want to mute a question or person, you will stop getting notifications from that person.
I didn't mean that they should get rid of it all together. I mean they should have an option to block someone for a period of time. Anywhere from 10 minutes to a year... Also, they should allow you to mute questions and people so you can stop getting notified of them. That's what I'm saying.
For the last time people... -_- I don't mean completely ridding the block button. Read my last update to understand please. I'm tired of explaining my logic.
You can't expect everyone to be objective and reasonable. Take me, for example, I've been blocked almost entirely by fembots. I don't really miss them (they never answer my questions, even though I don't have THEM blocked) since you can't expect such people to be sensible on ANY issue.
Taking away the block would mean I'd no doubt get constant whining, down votes, and nasty comments from fembots on many of my questions, instead of the blessed silence that reigns now.
Seems like the block button is the glue keeping this sites drama from exploding out. I don't have any beef so I'd just sit back and lowkey watch people go at it like how they do on Facebook. I hear the block feature on here is pretty weak though so I don't know
To be honest, I agree with @watermelonoma. It's annoying though when someone blocks you when the discussion gets heated because it's like that chance of ever seeing eye to eye with that person again especially when you weren't really trying to be uncivil. Not mentioning anyone in particular *cough* *cough* @nert73... *cough* *cough*
I think that the Block feature is important on any site requiring accounts to use. There are plenty of people out there that would simply spam you all day with stupid shit just because they can. You proposing to "mute" people would still allow them to send things to you through comments and messages, which defeats the purpose of muting them since they are still free to communicate with you.
No they shouldn't get rid of it. at the end of the day, as much as people abuse it sometimes... these people are only hurting themselves in the long run anyways. People should have the personal freedom to block whoever they please
Its helpful for the gurls mostly, to block em creeps
Maybe replace it with freezing ones account instead of blocking them this way they can't harass others on here but they need something just too many people like to come on others Opinions, or message people with harassment..
Oh yes then I hate see the comments of people I have blocked
The story is , the block button was introduced to protect girls from creeps. Look at the poll: guys like it just as much. Would they be creeped too on Gag? Or are they just using the block button for their own unrelated aims?
No but they should get rid of the block anonymous button
People are allowed to decide when to end a conversation. Of course it's annoying sometimes, but just because you want to force "the truth" on someone or continue a conversation, doesn't mean gag should get rid of the block button in my opinion.
People may abuse it but it's still necessary. People do genuinely get harassed here so they need it. People could still abuse a mute button or a temporary block button. I think it's all fine as it is. Muting notifications from particular questions would be a good idea though.
I agree with you about how people use it, i've had people block me because they didn't agree with an opinion I posted and i've never had a single conversation with that person and i'm pretty sure my opinion wasn't that out there lol. But some people are just wacko with that button, not sure how they function in real life if they can't even handle a difference of opinion on an opinion site.
They can't really get rid of the feature though because there are so many creeps on this site that it would make it intolerable to be on here.
The block button is really helpful. I'm allowed to use the block button regardless of the reason why I used it. " They even block to be hotheaded jerks and to have the last word, and block so they can't reply." ^ Yes, that's a good reason for me to block someone. Of course I'm going to block someone who continues to give rude replies to my questions or constantly argues with me. I see no point of blocking someone for just a short period of time. It just doesn't make any sense. So, you block them for just a short period of time? But then, they'll bother you again once they're unblocked. Your concept doesn't have any logic, I'm sorry.
i agree with you that people abuse the block button too much like a week ago (i think?) a girl blocked me because A. i told her the truth B. so i could not defend myself against her opinon C. so she can get the last word. she then went on to say if i slightly disobeyed the guidelines here, she would report me and that she would check me regularly. she obviously has no life if she spends what life she does not have obsessing over mine.
I love to argue so i would never block someone unless they have super ignorant or offensive opinions but maybe we can block someone from messaging someone else but allow them to give opinions on the other persons posts?
The block button is there for people who feel they are being harrassed, abused or insulted by other users. I think the block button should be permanent, so when you block someone you can't unblock them ever again. That way people will probably think more carefully about who they block, and stop the immature people abusing it.
Nooooooo! That's other people's problems. If they want to be cry babies and go around blocking everyone who shares an opinion they should just get off GaG entirely. I kind of see where you're coming from though, but I don't really think they should alter anything about it.
Like no... I don't get in their faces and drop stupid comments in their threads, to bait them for a fight... so why should they? If they can't respect that I don't want to argue and have their oopinions forced on to me... so it's the BLOCK
I understand what your saying but I think it's a necessity especailly here. People go to harrassing levels on here and it's the only way to put a stop to it and reporting. But I only use it if I really need to.
then again you have others who are highly immature who just troll an send rude messages. I don't have the time for that nonsense. And, that is like people asking to rid the block on FB or on your phone.
this is a retarded question. I guess you're just on a rant.