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Blocking by Lipizzaner-Kgirl Blocking by Lipizzaner-Kgirl

Available for free use, just don't claim it as your own, obviously. :)

"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. 

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!



 


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.

2) People also do well to block if a debate has turned into a 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 with no evidence or logical reasoning on their side 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 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 extremely 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.

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KuraKitten Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Heheh, well sometimes people are just so stupid I don't want to waste anymore time arguing with them, but know if they post something else, I will feel the need to respond anyway and waste my time. So I block them to end it and carry on with my life!
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student General Artist
Yes, sometimes it's best to end an argument. You just have to be careful why you're ending it. You know what I mean?
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KuraKitten Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Yeah. Generally if they have to resort to "Well you're wrong because you said something that might have insulted me and therefore your argument is invalid" (which actually did happen to me before... seriously...) I figure I've won the argument.... especially when I supported my side of the argument with reputable sources (NPR, BBC, and Discovery) and her 'defense' was a link to a dictionary.com definition.
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student General Artist
Yep. On my "Christianity Doesn't Promote Murder or Rape" stamp, someone commented (no joke) that I was wrong because there is no skyfairy with a magic wand. I was just like "alrighty then."

"Skyfairies"? What the heck? LOL
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KuraKitten Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Digital Artist
*notices a lot of your stamps are pro-life*

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.
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student General Artist
In all honesty, fetuses do fit some of the elements of a parasite (an organism that lives off of another organism at that organism's expense), but you're right, they missed a fundamental point of almost every biology book: a parasite must be a different species. By the flat-out definition of parasite, fetuses do qualify, but they don't qualify when parasitic tendencies are taken into account and they don't qualify according to biology books. And besides, it makes not difference on whether or not abortion is moral. By the flat-out definition, every human is a parasite until they're completely out of the house, completely independent, and not on governmental aid. Wait, so that means that over a third of the U.S. population consists of parasites that are legal to kill?
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KuraKitten Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Actually, they don't because it isn't, scientifically speaking, at the mother's expense. The mother's body is built for this! To be at their expense, it would have to be something that the body is not built to handle. People forget to factor that bit in >_>

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...
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
The mother's body is built for it, yes, but nonetheless the baby is living at the mother's expense. It needs sustenance, and the mother must provide it. But you're right: it's a completely natural and very normal process, and, unlike an actual parasitic infection, pregnancy has a natural and regular termination (birth.)
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fandomverse95 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Professional Writer
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BlueGreninjastorm Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
Amen.
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