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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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Caleb-F-Bear Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was blocked by ExaltGod because I accused her of circular reasoning, something she does in pretty much all her stamps. 
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student General Artist
People falsely accuse people of logical fallacies all the time, and it does got old when someone says "you did this" just because they don't like what you said. For example, someone once told me that it was the ad hominem fallcy to say that someone with a current sexual addiction probably shouldn't go around saying that sexual addiction doesn't exist.

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 Shrug .
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LordElthibar Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
With respect, I actually disagree because it could be a way of saying that one just doesn't want to continue the conversation even after one is continuing. It's a way of saying, "I don't want to talk anymore, but you just don't get it."
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student General Artist
You could always just not reply to the person.
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LordElthibar Featured By Owner 6 days ago
What if we don't tolerate back talking?
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student General Artist
A debate is not back-talking. One person provides his evidence/logic, the other person provides his.

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.
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LordElthibar Featured By Owner 6 days ago
I intemperate any reply after I have made them aware that I have no interest in the conversation anymore as harassment. Why is it there for us anyway?
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student General Artist
Well, if you've told them you don't want to continue the conversation and you have stopped defending your point of view, then it would be harassment for them to continue messaging you. I have no problem with blocking someone like that. I've done it before myself.
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LordElthibar Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Now you are just insulting me. I defended my point of view up until the other person started being irrational once and when the other man started being irrational, I blocked him. Why can't you just agree to disagree and leave it at that?
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner Edited 4 days ago  Student General Artist
Wait, what? How am I insulting you? I agreed with you. I have no problem with blocking rude or irrational people.
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