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"Blocking: the #1 way to tell that someone has lost the debate." Let's be honest: if you're having a reasonable debate (I'm not talking about a fight) and the other person blocks you, they probably did it so they could get the last word but knew you'd be able to easily refute it, right? That's certainly the way it goes for me, at least. I laugh when people block me because it's so obvious why they did it. And then there are the idiots who block you before you even respond to their comment. If that doesn't show how unsteady and unsure they are in their idea and how intolerant they are of differing opinions, nothing does.
I don't harass, stalk, or maliciously follow anyone on the internet. If someone wants to stop debating with me, all they have to do is stop and I'll leave them alone. I have never and never will bully or harass someone on their profile page or their other deviations over an argument or debate that we had on, say, a stamp or journal of theirs. I'm a safe person to debate with and most people sense that straight away, so when I'm debating and someone up and blocks me, it's pretty obvious that they had no good arguments left and they just wanted the last word. I just think it's funny and way too predictable!
However, blocking is not always a sign of defeat:
1) Please note that blocking comments on a deviation is different. Most people do that not because they are afraid that they don't have a valid argument but because they're afraid people will post bullying, threatening, or otherwise harsh comments on their deviation. Not all, but most.
2) People also do well to block if a debate has turned into a pointless (like an is-to-is-not) fight or if they feel that the person on the other end is threatening them or others. I have blocked before when someone has turned a debate into an immature fight, or when I feel that my personal safety could be threatened by that person.
3) Blocking is also understandable if someone is spewing downright hatred or open intolerance towards you or others. For example, I once blocked someone because they openly admitted to hating a large demographic of people. I don't want to be associated with angry, hateful people. However, someone would have to do something very hateful for me to block them on accounts of their opinions/emotions. I’m fine with opinions, just not hatred.
Feeling unsafe or having had enough with immaturity/hatred and wanting the last word are two different things.
If it just came out wrong and that's not what you meant, I can tell her if you'd like. Sometimes I say things and it comes out wrong so I can understand if that's what happened.
Of course, I have not seen the argument, so I have no idea what actually happened or what she said, so I can't say either way if she was right or wrong .
If you haven't said anything to them and they continue to pester you, it's not back talking, it's harassment, and I have no issue with blocking someone like that.
However, if someone keeps harassing you and demanding that you reply to them, then I think blocking them would be a reasonable move.
For example, I recently blocked an anti-Christian when they asked me "do you think a dictator should be able to kill for any reason," I answered "NO," and they wrote back "I'm glad to know that you think it's right for a dictator to kill for any reason." Yeah, with blatant stupidity and rudeness like that, I blocked them.
like? good for you?? I'm not going to to walk you through why you're wrong if I already handed you all you needed to know. Do it yourself.
???????????? what the shit
I'm not even religious and I don't even understand what that's supposed to mean? lmao
I know, right? I don't know if that person was just plain stupid or what! They literally took what I said and completely changed it. They didn't twist my words, they said that I had said something completely different. I have no idea what they were trying to accomplish. I blocked them when they did that, and ain't nobody gonna convince me that I blocked them because I had lost the debate.
Lmao good; they deserved it
Lol, there are seriously people that dumb out there, so don't feel sorry if you have to block one!
(and most of them were against creationists, too)
and I'm 14.
What does that tell you?
I do block people sometimes, but only if I can tell the argument will go nowhere, it's turned into a pointless fight, the other part is acting threatening, dangerous, and/or extremely immature, or if they're debating with me simply to spew anger and hatred.
"Skyfairies"? What the heck? LOL
Heheh, it was actually on that argument. Someone was talking about how fetuses are by definition parasites, and I was like.... Dude. Take Biology 100. Take high school biology. Take ANY biology.
I didn't even take a side in the argument, persay, I just pointed out that actually, they don't fit ANY of the requirements for being parasites. Like. At all. And I might have vaguely implied, after a few exchanges, that I thought her mental processing systems might be, well, sub-par if she couldn't understand that I completely destroyed her argument with trustworthy sources. Tbh, I'm surprised the person was smart enough to realise I was insulting her.
And yeah I did point out to her that that means the elderly and handicapped are just as much 'parasites' as fetuses. Which is to say, fit her false definition, but are not parasites...