I'm fine with people disagreeing with me. I'm not fine with people being a bitch or an asshole about my opinions or who i am as a person. express your disagreement to me civilly and we'll be fine. as for down votes, i find them amusing so i don't mind them.
you guys, the block feature is there FOR YOU. using a feature to enhance your experience online isn't a bad thing. there are people here who have left purely because of people being antagonistic, and I'm not gonna let a bunch of idiots here make me do the same.
It's not so much a safe space thing for me as an energy thing. Like I'd rather an asshole message me or bother me than someone else because I can do something about it and more likely TO do something about it. So when I block someone it's usually because they're not worth my time and I just don't want to deal with them. At all. And it makes me happier :)
I change my mind a lot on this - At the moment I have not blocked anyone and it seems to be working out alright but there was times when I did block people who I thought would interfere with my enjoyment of the site.