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You knew, thre are a few people on the site whom it seems iam in constant disagreement with. I have yet ot block anyone. As it turns out, for almost every one of those persons, sooner or later there is a point on which we can totally agree on. When that happens I sometimes get this little joyful feeling inside. I was just wondering If I am the only one?

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i have 11 ppl blocked. and i'm quite sure more that a few have me blocked.
i don't mind being told i'm wrong but won't abide gratuitous insults from raving maniacs or ppl that are just plain stupid.

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Yes there are some contrary people that I'm glad to find I'm having good discussion with.
It makes me have hope that all people can find some ground to have civil discourse.
I figure if I remain civil - maybe they'll be civil back - and sometimes it works!

Of course... there are also some who would run after you just screaming "I'm right - you're wrong - and you're evil too!" no one needs that. And I really don't like being stalked on social media and I've had that experience a few times here. Someone who decides it's their mission in life to ruin your time spent online.

Add to this that people can't hear your tone in what you write online and they seldom stop to ask before engaging in a flame war.
Some people like to start flame wars.

I'll only bang my head on that wall a few times before I give up on them becoming better "members". If they want to be toxic they can find another audience.

I'm happier with those folks not in my life.

RavenCT Level 9 July 10, 2019
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Those are probably the times in which you are unknowingly wrong. You can pry the block button from my cold dead fingers. Some people ain't nothing but a waste of oxygen.

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Its ok to disagree - be bloody boring if we all agreed about everything

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No very common on a diverse site like this also we attract a few trolls

bobwjr Level 9 July 10, 2019
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No, that has not happened to me, but I have had a sensation of mild surprise that that person must probably therefore be human after all and not a bot specifically designed to cause irritation.

Allamanda Level 8 July 10, 2019
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I have about a dozen blocked. They're pretty much all hard right conservatives who post their political opinions with a dose of "libtard snowflake" thrown in for extra spicy annoyance. I block when they seem beyond reason, when I know there's nothing I could ever say to moderate their viewpoints.

I've been blocked, but no idea by how many. I'm sure it's for a variety of reasons, I don't claim to be a saint.

Same here. I block for abusive language, unprovoked attacks, and when I try to discuss but get the feeling I’m banging a brick wall with my head. I’m pretty sure some hard Rights/Libertarians have blocked me, which is fine.

Me too.

Sometimes I'm left to wonder "What did I do?" because I don't even know who the person is who blocked me.

Those are the "Oh friend of a friend who couldn't make up their own mind for themselves I see".

I kind of wish we got a form notification of why we were blocked? It would inform everyone alike "Politics" "Religion" "You pissed off my friend" - you know... ? lol

@RavenCT, one person blocked me because I fact-checked him, in a very benign, matter-of-fact, friendly way, and he came back at me with fury and name-calling. I wasn't having it, it was the wrong day to come at me like that. I argued back, just long enough to be really irritating and annoying. No big loss.

I do wish blocked people were blocked in groups as well. I get around that by not joining groups.

@Ms_McSteven They are blocked in groups unless you are the host or moderator. And if they continue to bother you in those duties? You group block them.

You see them so you can moderate them. But if f you don't want them there? Boot them.
It's in the group settings under those three lines "Blocked members".
If you can't find it? Holler - I'll get you a screenshot.

The only exclusion is Senate - which is a block free group.(Which is why most of my blocks occurred.).

I have a small group 'double blocked' - I blocked them personally and in my groups that I host. They like to tag team other members. And I was one of them. (Okay more like a dogpile).

It got them off my leg. Finally.

@RavenCT, ok, I went searching for a group to join, and thought I found one, then realized the moderator was someone I blocked. I guess it's his moderator status that makes him visible to me. Good to know, thanks!

@Ms_McSteven yes that's it exactly.

@Ms_McSteven that is good to know...I had no idea why I see posts...but if it the moderator that I blocked, it makes sense now...just won't join that group...thanks...btw, I can't see the posts of the person you were talking to smile001.gif

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No, you're not the only one. I'm very reluctant to pull the trigger for similar reasons and I don't end up blocking myself off from the interesting things those people might post.

brentan Level 8 July 10, 2019
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I don't block, but I do ignore.

Bobby9 Level 8 July 10, 2019
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The block is my best friend on this site. Eliminates a lot of clutter.

Sticks48 Level 9 July 10, 2019
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I only have three people blocked...not because we have different opinions, but because they were either super hostile with name calling and were later removed from this site, or, I just don't like anything about them...too many interesting people here of all views to put up with anyone that you don't want to for any reason...nothing personal...

thinktwice Level 8 July 10, 2019
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I've blocked a couple, but I've been blocked by at least a couple that I'm aware of. I don't block people because we disagree, but because I don't really care what they have to say.

JimG Level 8 July 10, 2019
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Nope. I've only blocked one person, the softcore porno king, because he was either posting softcore or whinning about not being able to post more. It was rather tiring.

Now the number who've blocked me, I'd guess at around 1 a week. Evidently I can be a big 'ol meanie pants.

1of5 Level 8 July 10, 2019

You? Really. Hmm maybe I need to follow you. I must be missing the fun. smile009.gif

@RavenCT follow at your own risk. I really can be a jerk. smile001.gif

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