Question askers now have the ability to block additional replies on any opinion posted on their question. What do you think of this? Do you think it's helpful? Do you think it's something the question askers should have control over, or do you think they should need to request that from the moderators?
Personally, I find it very petty and unproductive when people use that function simply to have the last word during a discussion. You can always just stop replying if you want the discussion to end- you don't need to block all replies. And if someone is really being inappropriate or offensive, you can block them or report them. I think this function is nothing more than an ego boost for people who want to think they've won an argument just because they had the power to end it. Which is not an enormous problem, all things considered, but I don't think it's helpful or conducive to a positive environment for communication.
What do you think? Do you think there's a good reason to have this function?
- A. I like this function- I want to be able to have the last word!6% (1)18% (2)11% (3)Vote
- B. I like this function- I think there are other reasons why it's helpful.18% (3)18% (2)18% (5)Vote
- C. I'm completely neutral.35% (6)36% (4)36% (10)Vote
- D. I don't like this function, but I'm not really bothered by it.6% (1)9% (1)7% (2)Vote
- E. I don't like this function and would prefer not to have it.24% (4)9% (1)18% (5)Vote
- F. Unsure/ never experienced/ see results11% (2)10% (1)10% (3)Vote
Most Helpful Guy
I have heard this new mute thing but have yet to work it out - I would probably only use it if I felt someone was talking too much on my opinion and I didn't want to get involved or those occasion when an conversation starts not related to you on your opinion.0
Most Helpful Girl
I voted F because there was one time where I asked a question and an answerer's response was instantly degrading, rude, and immediately full of drama and negativity. Without saying anything, I just decided to block him because I didn't want to interact with someone like him on a post where I was already in a chaotic emotional state. The post was anonymous because it involved extremely personal details. I guess he decided to add something to his original answer and when he realized he was blocked, he went on a petty, dramatic, butt-hurt tirade literately going to every post and deluding himself about some idea that I couldn't handle his argument when really, his personality was so nasty and bothersome that I just didn't have any desire to engage with him. He was legit harassing me, mocking my situation, and being mean-spirited to make himself feel better about being blocked I suppose. A function like this would have been wonderful since he literately tainted and ruined the entire post.
I also think you sound a bit too pride and ego driven when it comes to who gets the last word or some essentially pointless desire to be able to argue and disagree all day to your heart's content. Not every person is interested in communicating with someone else even if that someone else feels they have a right to communicate and be heard as much as they'd like.0
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