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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:
These are the reasons I block people: I am pretty easy-going and I don't enjoy blocking people, but I will block people if A) I feel threatened or unsafe by their messaging me, if B) they are exceeding hateful or harass me (I don't mind opinions, but hatred is a different animal, and I want no association with it; if you repeatedly spam my messages with something I have already addressed or have asked them to stop bringing up, that's one form of harassment), if D) you have exhibited willful ignorance and you're pushing that ignorance on me, or if D) a debate has turned into an is-to-is-not type of fight. However, as I believe in second chances, I generally unblock people after a period of time.
Feeling unsafe or having had enough with immaturity/hatred and wanting the last word are two different things.
Mainly I get along with other people on here, especially if the subjects are those that I recognize. But the two other people that I've blocked is because I was done with dealing with them.
What I don't like is people who go after those just because they happen to like something. I like wolves and I like mustangs. I know both can be dangerous even under the safest conditions possible, you can't predict what an animal might do.
It's just stupid, but who cares.
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.
You mean like every single last radical feminist on this site? No kidding!
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?
your observational skills are off the CHARTS...
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.