I see a lot of people blocking each other, including blocking me. I personally think that if you block someone for an opinion, you already lost any debate, period. Sure if someone is just spamming and insulting you, that's enough reason to block (why it exists), but a lot of people use it as if they are American College students (in need of a safe space, cuz words = violence cry cry). What is your opinion on this? Have you been blocked mid debate? Have you blocked mid debate? And do you think the block button is being abused?
Most Helpful Girl
I've blocked people I was in discussions with.
And it's always for one of two reasons - Evading questions and/or playing word games.
If you want to debate subject X, that's great, I'm happy to have this exchange with you, but you have to actually want to have an exchange. Don't waste my time with mental gymnastics or argumentum-ad-dictionary. Present your case, answer criticism - that's how debates work. Refusing to answer a question just shows me that on some intellectual level you've already checked out of the conversation and at that point, you've forfeited any right to get the last word.
Oh, I also just block anyone who starts prattling on about insane conspiracy shit. I can't tell if you're mental or just a troll at that point.3THIS IS NOT RELEVANT ANYMORE
Most Helpful Guy
Well, it kind of depends on the context. If you block people because you don't like that they have a different opinion than you, it can be a bit of weakness. If you block somebody because you are getting harassed, I don't think it's a sign of weakness. Just like when one gets a lot of creepers, I imagine that could be far more annoying if you don't block them.
So I agree with you essentially, although I can't be bothered to block in any situation. I haven't blocked anyone although I'm blocked by multiple people.2THIS IS NOT RELEVANT ANYMORE