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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.

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:iconkalaharimeerkatfan:
KalahariMeerkatfan Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
Support this for the bottom option, I'm not a person who believes in the last word and I only blocked 3 people (one person just because they gave a rude comment for a concept...in which I admitted that it was not my usual line of work).

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.
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Student General Artist
Same here. I have blocked a lot of people on here but I think it's because I stick my neck out and say what needs to be said, even if it's unpopular. I guess I just attract flamers lol.
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KalahariMeerkatfan Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
This reminds me of an essay that was in one of my text books. People like to debate (or argue), but rarely do they ever want to make a compromise.

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.
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Student General Artist
Yeah there are bullies everywhere. People tell me that I hate women because I'm a Christian, but I guess that means they haven't bothered to read my username. Some people just want to be nasty.
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Student General Artist
I don't get it. Are you saying they blocked you or you blocked them? Blocking in some circumstances is perfectly acceptable, so I'd have to see the argument itself before I could make an assessment.
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originalCzechball Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
She blocked me for criticizing her.
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Student General Artist
Well, I can understand that. It's mean to criticize people due to their personal beliefs.
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originalCzechball Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
It's not. Their ideas are free to be critize. Nothing is above critism. Plus she's pragmatic about it. 
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Student General Artist
Logical and respectful debate, yes, but "criticizing" someone due to their personal beliefs can and most often becomes bullying.
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originalCzechball Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
I said "Why are you so pragmatic toward your ideologies and don't respect other opinions?" Then she deleted comment and blocked me.  
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Student General Artist
But then again I just tried to tell her that shoving Scripture down an Atheist's throat won't help the Atheist and she blocked me, so I guess yeah, she's a coward. Read the conversation for yourself: comments.deviantart.com/4/6048…. I have no clue how she could not understand what I'd been trying to tell her. I told her that Atheists view human reasoning as most important, so she though I view human reasoning as most important. Facepalm 
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Student General Artist
I just found out ExaltGod has been getting bullied a lot on here lately, so she probably thought you were about to get nasty.
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Student General Artist
I personally would not have blocked you for that, but I might just have a tougher skin. I can see why she blocked you, though. You accused her of disrespect and implied that she hates other opinions. I'm not trying to be rude or hurt your feelings, but that's a very mean thing to say. Christians disagree about a lot of opinions but that doesn't mean they don't respect them or that they hate them or the people who hold those opinions. To just pop out and say something like that to someone is mean. I have a pretty tough skin and I would have just explained myself to you, but she was well within her rights to block someone who accused her of disrespect and/or hatred.

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.
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kumanoyume 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 Dec 13, 2014  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 Dec 13, 2014  Student General Artist
You could always just not reply to the person.
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LordElthibar Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
What if we don't tolerate back talking?
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  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 Dec 13, 2014
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 Dec 14, 2014  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 Dec 14, 2014
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 Dec 15, 2014  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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kumanoyume Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not really. When you block someone, you're stopping them from ever speaking to you again. If you want to stop talking to someone, then you should do just that - stop replying to them. If you don't want to continue a conversation, then don't continue it. Simple as that. 

However, if someone keeps harassing you and demanding that you reply to them, then I think blocking them would be a reasonable move. 
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LordElthibar Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
One could repeal the block.
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ZuuZombie Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
the last sentence is so important and i think the dipshit that linked me to this doesn't know it
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BlueWolf007 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
So show them that specific sentence, and then laugh at their incapacity to read- likely the reason you don't want to talk with them in the first place. XD
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Probably. There are people who block when they don't want to hear what someone else has to say (and therefore have probably lost the argument), and then there are people who block when they're just plain sick of the stupidity that the other person is exhibiting.

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.
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DragonOfEvil Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
"There are people who block when they don't want to hear what someone else has to say (and therefore have probably lost the argument),"

You mean like every single last radical feminist on this site? No kidding!
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ZuuZombie Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly omfg.... In this context it was an argument about Ferguson; I supplied literally every shred of evidence as to why brown was urdered and was not a thug/thief/etc etc and they either replied a) in a snarky or sarcastic manner, not supporting the argument at all or b) "i don't believe it."
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 
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Student General Artist
In all honesty, the police officer in Ferguson was responding to a 911 call from a convenience store that described someone who looked like Brown (and coincides with security tape footage) robbing the store. While it may or may not have been Brown, the toy gun that Brown had didn't have its orange tip, therefore making it look exactly like a real gun. The officer didn't randomly shoot Brown: he was responding to a 911 call where Brown was suspect, and then he saw Brown with what looked for all the world like a real gun. While I don't like your opponent's debate tactics, I do have to take their side in the argument. All in all, I think police officers should be better trained in dealing with kids because they may have toy guns, but in this particular situation, I can't say the police officer is a murderer. But anyway. What's done is done.

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.
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ZuuZombie Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
mmmmmm I heavily disagree but I'm all tuckered out with arguing about it @ - @

Lmao good; they deserved it 
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Well, those are the facts. We don't know if Brown was the thief, but it is extremely probable, and either way, because his toy gun didn't have its orange tip, there was no way for Wilson to know that Brown wasn't the thief and about to shoot innocent people. I can't call Wilson a murderer for trying to protect people. Shrug 


Lol, there are seriously people that dumb out there, so don't feel sorry if you have to block one!
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ZuuZombie Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thievery doesn't necessitate being shot 6 times :/

yeaaahh; it's funnier when they complain about it too lmfao
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Student General Artist
No, but threatening people with a gun does, and that's for all the world what it looked like he was doing. The thievery simply alerted Wilson to the problem.
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LightstrikeTheBrave Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  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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Ajones123 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
It tells me that you're a kid
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LightstrikeTheBrave Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*claps*
your observational skills are off the CHARTS...
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Ajones123 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 4, 2015
Thanks. I'm not going to be sassed by an underaged baby like you hun.
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  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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LightstrikeTheBrave Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  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 Nov 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Well, I wouldn't be able to make a determination unless I saw the actual argument.
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LightstrikeTheBrave Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay :)
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Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Yep. :)
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The-Conquerors Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  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 Nov 17, 2014  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 Nov 17, 2014  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 Nov 17, 2014  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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Canta-Per-Me 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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