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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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:icondogsareluvved:
Dogsareluvved Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have won SO many arguments then...
(and most of them were against creationists, too)
and I'm 14.
What does that tell you? 
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner 10 hours ago  Student General Artist
It would depend on why they blocked you. If they blocked you because they had no arguments, that's one thing, but if they blocked you because you teased, bullied threatened, called them stupid, etc., that's another thing. I have yet to come across a creationist vs. evolutionist debate where the evolutionist was polite and respectful. Every single one I have seen bullied and belittled the creationist. Just saying.
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Dogsareluvved Featured By Owner 10 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've tried to be very understanding and caring, and not bullying at all. I think I was respectful, as were the creationist. 
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  Student General Artist
Well, I wouldn't be able to make a determination unless I saw the actual argument.
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The-Conquerors Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member Hobbyist Writer
If that's the case I won so many fucking arguments it's not even funny. I could start writing a book with all the names of the people who blocked me. ~ C
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student General Artist
Pretty much, lol!

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.
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The-Conquerors Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member Hobbyist Writer
I never block, even if it's going nowhere. The only person I blocked was because he hunted for every comment I made and told me to suck cock 23 times. ~ C
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student General Artist
Eh, okay. I don't have time for stupid people, and if someone is ranting at me or is no longer using logic and I can tell that the debate will go nowhere, I just say, "enough."
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KuraKitten Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  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 Oct 28, 2014  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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