How many people have you blocked?
What is your criteria for blocking someone?
At first l blocked no one. Now l block quite liberally. I did not join this site to hear from gun nuts, Trump supporters, or male bashing. They go fast. If someone warns me because of my sometimes twisted sense of humor, l relieve them of that intrusion of their sensibilities.
I have blocked 2. It was nothing too serious but for me there was one who swore at me because I didn't reply to him quickly or often enough ????? (I don't really know I am just guessing) and the other called me a fascist. ROTFL Me a fascist. (I am a wanna-be ANTIFA member for fucks sake).
Prefer not to block anyone unless they are really annoying. I like to hear different points of view and I am seeking this on this site.
I'm a little surprised that I'm not aware of getting blocked. I check out everyone's profiles. Sometimes I forget about them and check 'em out several times. There's got to be at least one that thinks I'm stalking them, if not several.
I've blocked two because they met my wanker criteria, it was on a whim so I could unblock them but they didn't have anything to say I wanted to hear so.........
I've definately been blocked by one because I had the temerity to have an opinion on US gun laws when I don't live in the US and I may have been blocked by one other but that would have been recently so not sure.
I've blocked about ten people so far. Trolling, personal abuse or overt or covert racism will do it for me. There are so many good and interesting posts and threads on this site I barely have time to keep up, so filtering out nonsense is time-effective for me and good generally for my blood pressure.
I only block idiots. It's okay to have different opinons, and even spar a bit, but when people get off topic and start being mean and nasty, block a way! Or if they are creepy pigs, block is your best friends. I have a few blocked, and I'm sure I've been blocked, not because of any personal messages to an individual, but because of my comments. I've never worried about it.
I have blocked people. A couple because of their general negativity and seeming desire to just attack. Didn’t come here to deal with that. Have no desire to argue. I just make them disappear. Wishing I could do that in the real world. Wait, isn’t there something like that on Black Mirror or some show?
Another reason I blocked someone is we had started chatting and she was really interesting. Then she started dating someone and from that moment, she never said anything that wasn’t first lauding him, and then within days, whining about him. I thought about it. IRL I would not entirely dump a true friend over this, but I had been messaging with her just a couple weeks and realized I didn’t owe her anything. She clearly didn’t have any interest in me other than a soundboard. So while it felt maybe mean to block her, it was also freeing. Just as I am not obligated to speak to a man in public just cuz he wants me to, neither am I obligated to continue a potential online friendship with someone who turned out to not be someone I was interested in being friends with.
Well I had a very serious member blowing up my messenger, threatening to have me banned from this site and going bezerk on a post. I tried to reason that member thinking it was a misunderstanding. I did not block. so I haven't come to that line yet.
That said, I think it's obvious to most I am a man and I can only guess, imagine the micro-aggressions woman get here. You are justified to block if you feel uncomfortable (and obviously if you feel unsafe).
I haven't blocked anyone.
I have no problem with people who take a different stance to me on some topics - how else do you get to learn? As long as it is ideas that are being challenged and not dropping to personal insults, it's unlikely I would block anyone.
I don't know (or care really) if I have been blocked by others.