Like, when somebody blocks people regularly over anything, do you think it's an indication of the person's weak tolerance and/or sensitivity? I know for me, I hardly ever block anybody unless they troll me just to be a bully, but I have been blocked many, many times, and it makes me feel like I have more power really, that something you said or something about you bothered somebody that much that they had to block you. It says they're not very strong. I also sort of embrace being blocked and enjoy it in some weird sense, I don't know why. But what do you guys think?
You are too intelligent for them. I block those idiots who cannot read and think i am personally talking about them and spreading delusional hate. But we never met in life. So how can words hurt them cos we dont know they are?
I think these are the type of people who just don't want argument. The type of people who likes to say their opinion because they think it's right but doesn't want anyone else to oppose to it... Me? I'm different. I like to hear the other side because to me argument is a form of learning. A process of countering thoughts until the one that's most logical one come out victorious... That's why I don't block people too.
Now these type of people who blocked are not interested in that. They want to stay in the fantasy that they are right all the time and opposing counter argument makes them irritant. That's dumb.
If they're blocking you because you said something they didn't like or they're too much of a pussy to hold their own then ya, obviously. If they're blocking out of sexual harassment, etc. then nope. I got blocked by a pansy just earlier today lol
I block a lot of creepy indians that send friend request followed by messages. But Yes I did block my ex and his new girlfriend and anybody linked to them. Only because my ex kept finding out/searching for information about me. So I took that privilage away the best to my control. He left me so he has no right to my what, where, when, who. What I do now is none of his business anymore.
If i blocked someone not because i don't like them or something it is because he did something that made me lose respect to him and i no longer want to talk to them ever again.
I think it really depends. Blocking someone over small things does make you seem like a weak person as opposed to dealing with it.
I, personally, have only ever blocked one person in my whole life (on FB) and it was someone I knew in real life. She had been causing drama for awhile because she was jealous of my friends and even stalked them at one point. It was not until she caused a public scene that I decided I needed to end it. She cursed me out and screamed at me in front of my brothers middle school, as I waited in my car in the school parking lot for him, all because I ignored her call.
I had ignored it because she was giving me a hard time for hanging out with my best friend and was pissed that I didn't invite her. Even though I was not close with her. Her behavior towards me in public was immature, it was out of jealousy, and it completely crossed the line. I decided that I needed her out of my life right then and there. So I blocked her number and blocked her off of Facebook. It is the best decision that I have ever made to this day.
So I believe that blocking someone can either be a strong move or a weak one, but it all depends on the situation.
I see it as jealousy, insecurity, and trying to hide both with bravado. If a guy tires to block another, im more likely to go with the blockee and tell the blocker to screw off
I blocked my ex because I wanted to move on and he was a jerk. I regret nothing!
i instantly think less of a person that blocks me just because their feelings get hurt. i'm not the most agreeable person, but i'll generally give a reasonable argument if it comes to that. i won't say the user, but he's well known, start an argument with me on my opinion and then got mad at me for backing said opinion... it's just like, come on. i don't care that you blocked me, but at least if you're gonna do it, it's because i actually did something to you. and then another notable user blocked me because i happened to not agree with 2 of her takes in a row so she got mad and thought i was stalking her... not my fault she writes mytakes like every 3 minutes
My view on this would be the user's behaviour like if you go into a gunfight there will be shots fired. I think there are two sides to a lot of these arguments and while some people love the drama, it wouldn't be my cup of tea that said the preemptive (last word) blocking seems very annoying. I would love to go through my whole time on GaG without being blocked or having to block but that ship has sailed.
when a person blocks you is obviously because that person is too ignorant/chicken shit to keep an argument going. I should know because if I have to make an estimate I say 9 out of the 10 people who have blocked me in my five years on this site have nothing but bigot feminists who get anal migraine every time you tell them the truth
Exactly how I feel about that as well. If you feel like you need to block someone for not agreeing with you, I honestly think you are not very confident in your arguments. However for harassment or something like that (what blocking is actually meant for) it's a different story obviously.
Generally yes. I've never blocked anyone, if you dont have a strong enough opinion to back it if someone doesn't like it, you should just keep your mouth shut. I just see boocking as admitting defeat, I dont really like doing that.