Seriously people Blocked by 2 people today ???? One for disagreeing with someone idea on patriotism and the other disagreeing with a racist sympathiser. How is anyone going to get anything from a discussion site if the first thing you do is block someone for disagreeing with you ?
I believe many block too easily. I have put myself out there in many of the forums on this site & have a few that have blocked me, but I've blocked no one. Instead of using a block for abuse or harassment it's used to further insulate oneself from anything different coming in. I personally think its a bit childish in many instances & limits one from differing viewpoints. I guess I'm lucky that I don't get my feelings hurt that easily. Tho how one can be an atheist in this society & be so delicate astounds me.
We've come to an age where people not only lack, but seem repelled by breadth of discussion. People can listen to one genre of music on Sirius, one category of movie on Netflix, and conservatives watch Fox News, while liberals watch CNN and MSNBC. We hear what we agree with, and ignore those who differ from us. So - when engaged in an environment like this - they can't handle the differing opinions and choose to block them.
It's not about you. It's about them.
I have blocked more people than I ever thought necessary. Necessary for my own peace of mind and enjoyment of this site. I am NOT here specifically to debate anybody. Life is too short for me to waste brain cells, time and energy on people that are toxic, mean-spirited, ill-informed, arrogant, overly sarcastic, rude, and/or combative to me or anybody else, or who simply get on my nerves. Some I ignore and others I disappear from my screen. I appreciate the option.
There's a part of me that thinks if you're on a sight such as this, the "block" feature should be for violations only, and you should not be allowed to block someone just for disagreeing with you. I like the idea of a temporary block while the admins check out your reasons, and then... if there is no good reason, you have to converse with people who disagree with you. We're alleged adults here...
It's fine. I've been blocked loads of times, usually for disagreeing with someone. I only block people if they send me gross messages or comments (there's been plenty). There are many more on here who have at least a little intelligence and can have a discussion - personally I don't have any time or any interest in listening to the numpties.
It wasnt me..... not today...... but I've done it...... I'll do it again too. It's all opinions in here. Theres no PHD'S. Hell... if someone calls you a racist... others run from you like the plague. They figure the bold person saying racist knows what they're talking about. They don't know shit! They're like saying whose going to follow me and support me now that I called out a racist? Ha! So many people didnt go add 1+1 for answer. They just follow stupid people that call others racists... I'll block their dumb ass in a heart beat.
I tend not to engage with moronic nationalists/racists because they are so stuck in their t hinking they never belonged to a debating group and don't know how to have a constructive discussion. It is beyond their education and/or intellectual capacity. Easier for them to block-gives them the feeling of white power-being in control-whether they realize they are a racist sympathesizer or not.