I believe it is very important to monitor the habitats of our minds and spirits in every day life, but ESPECIALLY online when we are exposed to certain behavior. Controlling your online environment is no different than controlling a social group at school and generally being selective of who has the opportunity to contribute to your day. This probably has something to do with why a block feature has been created on every single form of social media or online community. Participating at GAG is VOLUNTEER work: we have no duty or obligation to interact and involve ourselves with people here. We don't have a responsibility nor are we committed to listening to someone's combative 'debate' simply because they don't know how to interact without arguing. They seek to bicker, not to discuss. They seek applause or some sort of mental trophy, not an expansion of the mind. We're not babysitters who are committed to putting up with a childish tantrum.
The notion of not including or inviting unsavory presences that show a habit of either being completely unproductive or toxic is something that is practiced in real life and online. If you were to practice that notion in real life and someone kept attempting to make you hear their voice, get your attention, and smear your characters to others: that would be called HARASSMENT. I had an experience where I boldly informed someone that I was honestly, simply not interested in the way they present themselves therefore I blocked them. Instead of humbly accepting that someone didn't want to speak with them, they literately obsessed over the post, tried to initiate conversations with others, ALL REVOLVING AROUND ME, and even tried to draw attention to the situation on other posts that had nothing to do with it. This situation has led me to think that some sort of system displaying users that have harassed others would be useful. I will tolerate many types of traits but abnormal
- Yes, this would be usefulVote A
- No, this would not be useful.Vote B
- Other, please explainVote C