I realized that I'm randomly blocked by some people. When I go to respond to their question, it says I'm blocked. I have blocked people too.. But it was because they were creeps. Why would someone block a user just cause they don't like their opinion? Isn't that what this site is for?
Because losers feel threatened by an opinion they dislike. They probably think we will go to their home or something xD I've been blocked by a LOT of people for stupid reasons, like saying I'm a meat eater, or saying that cheating shouldn't be condemned. Explain me why would anyone block someone for this xD It just shows the kind of people that we have in GAG. I've also been blocked by people I never even know existed.
I don't know what's the point of being in a site like this if you're gonna block those that disagree with you :/
I used to try to never block people here but I gave up.
It's funny how many people think that they get blocked because the blocker has been "butt hurt" or you "won' or they're "baby" etc etc. I'm sure that happens sometimes, but less than most people think.
The fact is, almost NEVER do people on GaG show any respect for an opposing view, much less actually consider changing their own mind about an issue. Very few people here are as open-minded as they think they are. Internet arguing is the most wasteful time fuck that I can think of.
What good does it do to go back and forth insulting each other when no one will ever acquiesce?
I'll get down voted for this, which proves my point. Most people that have fooled themselves into believing they can "win" or change the mind of someone with a 180 degree opposite point of view will argue all day about how people that block have some sort of insecurity issues etc etc.
These are the same people that get pissed off when they get blocked after going on and on and on until the other person finally tires of it, or better yet, realizes that it's never going to get anywhere. They're also usually "gotta get the last word" people.
I ain't got no time fo dat.
So, if I block a user, and it makes them feel better to believe that they "won" or "butt hurt" me, I usually let em think what they want. It makes no fucks to me, because I refuse to invest any emotional energy on an Internet stranger.
I've been blocked by people simply because they didn't pick up on my sarcasm and thought I was serious. The way I look at it, their loss.
Blocking is a strange phenomenon - As you say you can block unwanted attention, I sometimes block people who want to argue with me but I say several times that I don't want to argue but if they persist, obviously abuse. That is reasonable blocking but a once of block of someone who disagrees with you, no not very reasonable.
Overwhelming majority of people block because they don't agree with an opinion of someone else and/or don't want to (or are too dumb; or both) try to find reasonable arguments for a debate in order to prove their point.
To them it's a lot easier to just block someone and pretend as if they've "won" an argument, instead of having an intellectual discussion, because they're not intelligent/educated enough to win the debate.
Basically, they're pro-censorship sore losers. They are afraid to stand their ground and just want to prevent anyone even a bit more smarter than them from speaking.
They are even more pathetic when they reply and then instantly block. you from responding.
In case you're wondering, I'm probably blocked by at least a hundred people in here.
I'm sure they had their reasons for blocking you, maybe you blocked them first, they thought you were creepy, or maybe they think you're a troll. Just because you don't consider yourself to be any of those doesn't mean someone else can't see you in that light.
The ostrich algorithm. When ostrich sees danger, it digs it's head in the ground.. If you ignore the problem , maybe the problem will ignore you.
Sadly only stupid people think that works.
People are so stupid that they get offended by some stranger's opinion on something. If you dont like it don't buy it. Why is their a need to block unless someone is harassing you? I am sure 80% of people reading this are getting offended atm.
they have personal issues. just imagine how immature and psychotic itd look if someone eves dropped in on you, or had a disagreement with you and completely ignores you after that. that person is the one who has mental issue.
there's an exception of trolls, and antagonizing people but if its respetful back and forth and you're just stating your opinions or facts, its really something thats on them.
I know, right? One of my biggest pet peevs is when someone pulls a hit-and-run and replies or comments to me and blocks me before I can respond. And when someone blocks me soleley for disagreeing with them.
Well, I've been blocked by a person once because she was not interested in keeping the conversation with me [She was pro-gun and I am against, that's the reason]. That's not a big deal, it's not like we share our house.
i usually dont block anybody unless its an absolute must,, an absolute must would be if he/she is following me around on all my posts and won't stop harrassing me,, but if its like an argument, ill keep them around
For me, it is Mostly, @Puppylove94, when Someone is Either very Snotty and Rude and Crude about a Sore Subject, or they don't Like something I May Say and Block me First out of the Blue so I go ahead... And Block You. Many Gaggers here, dear, have their own Reason for the Season for Blocking. And with so many Unkind Comments, for I feel it is a Good Deal that we are ALL Entitled to our Own Opinions, is why so many are ANON as Well, I can Tell. lol I have not Blocked you, way too cute and a Great Gal on Gag. Good luck and Great question. xx
I'm all for having a difference of opinions, but if you show me that you cannot have a debate like an adult then you're gonna get blocked. There are people that I've had crazy arguments with here and they aren't blocked. Like I said in another question, I don't have the patience to keep having the same arguments over and over again.
When I first joined I was like super chill and blocked nobody for the first couple of months. But then people started getting really annoying and now I just block cause I really have no interest in ignorance and arguments. And I realized I've also been blocked randomly by people.
Those types of people are very very sad I must say.
Based on opinion no one is blocked because GAG is a forum which invites views. Your question has a reply in it. The basis on which you block others can be applied to all. It is indecent, rude, inappropriate and out of ethical bound opinion which compels to block.
they do that sometimes when they dont like their opinion
Because people are too uptight and have a stick up their ass.
I haven't blocked anyone and I don't think I will. People will block creeps, people who harass them and people who they don't like. I never blocked a person because I didn't like their opinion but I would block them off a question or take if they are getting antagonistic and annoying. I'm always anonymous by the way.
I don't know, maybe they saw your answers and make a judgement call on what you say who knows and what does it matter it's their choice just block them back.
I've not blocked anyone nor have i been blocked by anyone so i dont know...