(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.
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.
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.
I don't have a problem with blocking certain people entirely. I had to block one guy who was basically following me around and bashing everything I said. However I HATE HATE HATE that anonymous asker can block further comments once you've answered their questions. It's so unfair! 😬
Blocking has the benefit of silencing haters, trolls, and creeps. But it also gives people the opportunity to block someone they disagree with, even if they've never talked to this person before. But that risk is worth it, I think. Otherwise we have no way of protection ourselves from the aforementioned people, which there are plenty of on the internet. Reporting people does not always get them off the site and it does not stop them from harassing you specifically. So it's better for it to stay, even if it's frustrating at times.
I get what you are saying but what if someone just won't shut up after they have already expressed themselves and are just determined to keep debating on something that the two of you clearly won't agree on? That's when I block people because I see it as harassment when I stop commenting on a post and come back with 10 notifications because someone is trying to get reaction out of me. I'm all for expressing yourself and a healthy debate but a lot of GaGers don't know what that means but the examples as for the examples you made I would never block someone for something so small and petty.
i have only blocked one person who started asking if i gave him my email i said i would never give it since he is a stranger and he said i was rude and i was shallow and i told him advice about stop hating himself that personality is much more important that i didn't like his attitude i could care less of his looks and then he frustated me saying you aren't even nice and you are telling me of pity i told him one last thing and blocked him (he was to negativa and boring ) he only wanted to take about what he hates in himself and how he labels me as person
Ugh... I agree. This site needs to have some kind of regulation on the reasons that people block others for. Like for example you have to give a legitimate reason for blocking a user, like how you can report them. Blocking someone simply for merely having a different opinion to you is just foolish. You should only really block someone if you feel genuinely threatened or harassed by them.
Blocking has goods and bads. I've personally never blocked anyone. I have been blocked a plenty though. They are even conversations where I thought everything was cool then suddenly the mention feature wouldn't work because they blocked me. Overall what you're seeing is people being close minded.
I notice a lot of people are just looking for what they want to hear. yoh can see this through the mho system. You can have a girl asking about whether or not to take back a repeatedly abusive ex where tons of people are saying that it is a bad idea and the she will get hurt but once somebody says to take him back and that he will change watch how it gets mh.
I will say though that the blocking has some use for some. Some people feel that other users "follow" them into questions just to annoy them for example.
You're free to express yourself all you want in your own opinions long as the Asker hasn't blocked you, but the block feature exists for a reason. Some users on here are really toxic and don't care about improving society or anyone's lives but just want to bring others down to their level. Reporting might weed out the obvious trolls but some of the smarter ones hide behind political correctness and the rules to try and cause as much grief as they can. The admins shouldn't have to thought police us and ban everyone who disagrees with someone else, that's why we have the block feature.
Yeah, I know what you mean. What's more annoying is when you are blocked on an opinion on your own question. I think most people are just bigots or maybe it has to do with the famous saying "ignorance is bliss"