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Is Blocking for wussies?

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Is Blocking for wussies?
Is Blocking for wussies?
Categories: Other
Created: April 12, 2018
By: Drue
Totals: 13 votes, 9 comments
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Choozlet Id: bWIhV4DD3Fff3Fb
 
Yes
38%
5 votes
No
15%
2 votes
Depends
46%
6 votes

Comments

Voted: Depends
A week and 5 days ago
It depends. There are a lot of people that will block because they cant handle any kind of debate or criticism. They take a stance (on a site like this) and then when someone argues the other side, with facts, they get all flustered or annoyed or maybe they simply are intellectually honest enough to admit their position is flawed.

But there are also times when you are faced with an a-hole who brings on value to the conversations or the community.
Voted: Yes
A week and 5 days ago
Yes. Period.
Voted: Yes
A week and 5 days ago
On the internet... yes, it's stupid. I wish I could do it in real life though. There was a kid on a flight I was on last night that I wish I could have blocked.
Voted: Yes
A week and 5 days ago
reply to: On the internet... yes, i...
Voted: Yes
A week and 5 days ago
I think the old SodaHeads are able to debate without blocking. We had such a good thing there and never thought of losing our good friends. So glad to see some of the old gang.
Voted: Depends
A week and 5 days ago
Depends, I suppose. I haven't blocked anyone in a while. I take that back- there was a doctor that I strongly disagreed with on Facebook. So I blocked him. There was no way he was changing his mind on a subject and I didn't f eel the stress of seeing his posts were worth it.
Voted: Depends
A week and 2 days ago
It can be.. but hey it's their right to. Why should you talk to someone you don't enjoy talking to?
Voted: No
A week and 2 days ago
Here we go again. No. It is not for "wussies". In real life, outside of work you can choose not associate with people you dont like. Why should the digital world be any different? Who cares if some one blocks you.. it is their loss.
Voted: Yes
A week and 2 days ago
Like many things, it depends. For example, on this site a new member (well I guess we are all new) (I wont give a name as I dont believe that is fair) blocked me after I disagreed with an opinion. I supported my opinion with valid reasoning and facts. I was clear, objective, adult, and respectful. No name calling, no offensive behavior. I simply disagreed... on an opinion site.

To me, that is silly.

And, I agree that in the real world you can choose who you associate with, so why not online. But in the real world if you were standing around in a group of people and you posed a question, you really couldnt flat out ignore or refuse to let speak someone you didnt agree with. Just imagine how childish that would look? It is the equivalent of putting your fingers in your ears and yelling "I dont hear you, I dont hear you"

So, if you are being harrassed, by all means block. But just because you disagree with someone.. on an opionion site... silly.