I propose that you have to submit a sort of "block request" to the moderation staff in order to block someone. In other words, there would be an special option to report them if they were harassing you or sending you unsolicited penis pictures or whatever else, and from there the mod the manually block them for you. This prevents people from simply shutting someone down when they're owning you in an argument, but also makes sure people who have a legitimate reason to block are able to.
yeah, that'd be nice, but that would require the people running this site to do their job. they make updates that no one cares about or asked for even after asking people what they want changed or added. i'd also like to see who blocked me so i don't waste time writing answers, especially long ones only to find out i completely wasted my time :/
No, I don't support that sort of system. You're currently perfectly capable of blocking anyone, whether they be harassing you with dick pics or harassing you, without having to involve and require any moderators. The option to report users is also already available.
I agree that people blocking you during a discussion just so they could get the last word is annoying, but disabling such an option would ultimately be another form of censoring. This is forum, free-speech for everyone so long as it doesn't break any of the posting guidelines- http://www.girlsaskguys.com/faq/posts#9
This proposal sounds like it's coming from a heavily blocked individual. Lol. I like the current method to click the word block on a users profile page when needed. Besides, if they are "owning" you in an argument, do you really want to prolong that situation?
Why the heck would you want to restrict people's options more? It's kind of funny that I am saying that, but why would you want to give more power to the mods? If someone doesn't like a person, they should feel free to block them. No mod's intervention. The end.
I could see it working if block requests are spread far and thin, but then again, just because it might work like that, doesn't mean it should be like that. I mean why give the mods the power to allow you to block someone? it should be within your right, not the mods.
no. the delay would allow a harasser to continue to harass someone. Anyway, winning an internet argument is hardly useful, in the grand scheme of things. I take someone blocking me as my trophy. I have a whole case of them on facebook >:-)