(The post is a little long, but if you don't wanna read it all, at least read the first paragraph, thank you)
I believe the blocking feature is a negative feature, why? Cause it only stops you from being able to say what you think.
Lately I've been being 100% blunt, being honest with my answers and not being all politically correct, and what I've gotten in result is a bunch of blocks just because I diagree with their opinion. You like red, I like blue -> Blocked. You like brunnettes, I like blondes -> Blocked. (these are just examples).
What I'm trying to say, is that people just block you with the only reason that you had different opinions. You comment on their opinion with the only purpose of showing them another perspective, and all you get is people getting offended and blocking you. I would understand it if I was being disrespectful, but I'm not. I've even gotten people messaging me asking for advice and when I don't tell them what they wanna hear, I get blocked.
This obviously stops you from being able to make a comment in those people's questions, or comment in their answers, which just results in not being able to express your opinion, to express yourself, which is the sole purpose of this site.
I get it that the blocking feature is good to stop creeps, but you could easily just allow messages from those you follow, and if you get people that are being creeps and disrespecting you all the time, just report them and leave that to the admins.
I know it's a long post, but I'm tired of how sensitive people are, you would think a 54 y/o woman will be accepting of your opinion, but not even at that age. It feels like it's only a handful of people who you can argue without the convo getting out of hands, you know, arguing in a civilized way, like mature grown ups.
Anyways, I'm gonna stop now, and hopefully hear your opinion.
Most Helpful Girl
If someone blocks you just because they're tired of your opinion or whatever, they're really only hurting themselves.
The block feature lets people control their online experience. And that's okay. Sometimes I don't have the energy to deal with certain people so I assume others don't either. what if you're recovering from an eating disorder so you block people who talk negatively about body acceptance for your own health? What if you've been feeling like you're near an edge so you block other depressed people?
People don't need to justify their blocking habits. I understand that it's annoying when you can't comment on something that you would like to but that's life sometimes.4
Most Helpful Guy
I agree, but it is exactly how it has been since the dawn of time. It is very unfortunate. Many people are immature, and rather just click the block button. It is an easier task than using your brain and actually *think*. I don't really care much about it anymore. I am used to it... But yes, it sucks.3