I just noticed someone else blocked me, it's getting a little annoying, and I really wonder why that's even allowed on a website where people ask for opinions. I'm blocked by certain people that I don't even remember ever saying anything to.
Like this one guy was asking for people to honestly say what they thought about his looks and I said he was old and ugly, but I wasn't even mean about it. I mean, he asked.
Anyone else here? Your thoughts?
The ugly guy posted that Venus question I'm pretty sure and being sensitive and annoying to everyone who answers and I can't tell him how annoying he is and it's making my day a little worse I have to say
We allow G@Gers to block others because we want everyone to be as comfortable as possible while using the site. This is YOUR G@G experience, and you should be able to choose who you want to talk to and who you don't.
We don't want anyone being harassed or antagonized, and sometimes, people simply don't want the opinions of someone they know won't help them.
When being harassed or antagonized, we encourage you guys to block the member and report them to us, so that we can keep G@G fun. People don't come here to be insulted or picked on, they come here for advice and help, and to help others ^_^
yep and i dont even know why as i wasn't rude or offensive to that person haha, probably disagreed with my answers. i only have one person blocked because they are so condescending and rude if you dont agree with them when its not even their question and im not even talking to them that theyll comment on your answers with utter crap and won't stop because they need the last word to feel superior
The blocking tool is necessary because there might be bullies, and the blocking tool would keep them away from us. Besides, there are users here who say "I tell them my honest opinion", when in fact they're just putting people down. They don't need to, but they do that anyway.
This is the internet, but nobody likes an unwanted jerk commenting on your anwer just to put you down or telling you you're dumb or whatever.
Besides, I think being honest doesn't mean you can't be nice too.
Saying "you're not that attractive. Maybe if you do this and that, you'd look better" is WAY better and would help the QA more than saying "you're ugly."
This is, after all, an advice site. Not a judging site.
I block people who do things that are offensive - but not offensive enough to qualify their answers getting deleted. An example of this is if somebody asks you what they think of homeless people and the answer is "I like to make fun of them." They can't get reported for that kind of answer but it's an answer that needs some type of justice.
Just one that I know of. He always was giving antagonistic/smart ass comments to people here. In particular the guys. So I gave a couple right back to him written like he writes. He didn't like it, so he blocked me.
But he was banned shortly after that. Of course he was right back here in less than 2 minutes with a slight variation of his user name. And blocked me again. LOL!!