When I ask a question, it's not typically because I want to know the answer, but that I want opinions. I want to be challenged intellectually and without immature attacks, etc.
I don't take arguments in an offensive manner - opinions are opinions.
But what bugs me is in the middle of a 'debate', the other person will post 4-5 1k character comments in a row and then immediately block me. This feels like an issue given that they're on my question.
I fully understand the need of having a system in place that allows users to block each other - there are abuses that will be had, certainly. But when a user travels to another user's question, disagrees (or just states an opinion) and is then drawn into a debate by both users, it seems pretty immature to give them the option to 'say the last piece' and then block the person.
It's immature, it's defeatist, and it's annoying.
Do you agree that users shouldn't be allowed to be 'blocked from response' when responding the blocked user's question?
- Yes50% (9)70% (14)61% (23)Vote
- No50% (9)30% (6)39% (15)Vote
All users would still be able to 'block' anyone they wanted to, they simply wouldn't be able to prevent the user from continuing the discussion, and if at that point the person really was done, they could simply stop responding. In the event of further harassment by either the 'asker' or the 'opinion-giver', a mod could step in upon having it reported.
There - I think that covers it. lol
Most Helpful Girl
I haven't had this happen yet, but I agree that it sounds very immature. I usually find that, like you said, they feel defeated and that their only way out without admitting they're wrong is to cut the debate off. I would actually respect someone a lot more if they admitted that they were wrong, as hard as it is, than for them to just try to block people from responding. It's much more adultlike and having the ability to admit you're wrong is an important one I think.0
Most Helpful Guy
Yes I have had a problem with pre-emptive block too where something I said was misunderstood and I never got chance to explain myself. I was characterised as a bully in the blockers last remark and the intent of my comment was miles away from what was picked up by blocker. Noone likes to be labelled a bully especially when innocent. I never got chance to clear my name.1