No names...Why have you blocked a poster?

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    Jul 18, 2009 1:45 AM GMT
    Ok , I struggle with blocking a poster on here because after all we all have different opinions and beliefs, but some guys just take it to a new level. What makes you want to block a poster and did you regret it afterwards?

    I am a very open minded perosn, but for me, guys that continue to spout hate towards one group or another and guys that are all knowing (so they think) and comment on every single thread with the authority of God.

    So far no regrets on the 3 or 4 I have blocked.
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    Jul 18, 2009 1:47 AM GMT
    I've blocked one person, he knows why, he sent me a message, so I blocked his profile.. he knows why..

    from what I've seen when he's been quoted he goes around attacking what I say and me.. I don't talk to him, have no desire too.. *shudders*
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    Jul 18, 2009 1:50 AM GMT
    I have blocked people because their posts arent rational. Disagreement is different from being confronted by repeated posts that just make no sense, are not rational, are not based on facts. So for me, there is no point in seeing their dribble.

    I can overlook like religious zealots. That's their beliefs...so be it. I can overlook people on a crusade: read, always have the same drum to beat. But people who are just not in touch with rational thinking, forget it.
  • jgymnast733

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    Jul 18, 2009 1:57 AM GMT
    Yeah me too,
    I dont have time for the hate...
    You can tell those guys[the hate mongers] dont even like themselves, and if you dont love yourself,,HOW IN THE HELL ARE YOU GONNA LOVE SOMEBODY ELSE...
    can i get a AMEN...
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    Jul 18, 2009 2:13 AM GMT
    Amen
  • jgymnast733

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    Jul 18, 2009 2:53 AM GMT
    wadawg saidAmen
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    Jul 18, 2009 2:56 AM GMT
    I don't have any blocks. I like reading all the irrational wacky stuff sometimes. It's entertaining in a weird way. But most importantly, it gives you an idea of what kind of people are out there. Because you know they are not the only ones that hold "X" opinion.

    I think the only guys worth blocking are the trolls. These are the guys that post inflammatory things just to entertain themselves and to get a rise out of people. But I believe most of the trolls have been banned anyways. So no biggie there.

    Blocking is a personal choice. You don't have rationalize it. No need for regrets either. If you think a particular person's postings are a waste of time and bandwidth, then block away. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 18, 2009 3:23 AM GMT
    Okay, I'm pissed off, the Trash Selected function is not working.
    The Block him is not working either!!
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    Jul 18, 2009 3:26 AM GMT
    I don't think blocking works for douchebags...
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    Jul 18, 2009 6:34 AM GMT
    I have 2 site blocked and 6 forum blocked. When I block someone from the forums, it is the last straw for me because apparently rather than agree to disagree, the person then moves from debate to personal attack mode and that is personally intolerable. The site blocks are for the ones that continuously send emails about wanting to have sex with me and wanting to cam and see me naked. I used to reply to them with a no, but the emails continued so I blocked them. As for the forum blocks, I just checked and 4 of them are no longer members (3 of them I reported because of racial hatred comments directed at me.)
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    Jul 18, 2009 6:36 AM GMT
    heli0s saidI don't think blocking works for douchebags...

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  • MSUBioNerd

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    Jul 18, 2009 7:33 AM GMT
    I've blocked one person who went on an anti-gay screed as their first posting. I presume it was someone who wasn't actually gay, but merely looking for a target audience. I have no desire to see anything from that individual again, so I don't feel bad about my decision.

    I've come close to blocking another person who has repeatedly displayed the emotional maturity of an autistic 5 year old and reading comprehension skills at an even lower level, but I haven't actually gone through with it. Yet.
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    Jul 18, 2009 7:54 AM GMT
    Caslon11000 saidI have blocked people because their posts arent rational. Disagreement is different from being confronted by repeated posts that just make no sense, are not rational, are not based on facts. So for me, there is no point in seeing their dribble.

    I can overlook like religious zealots. That's their beliefs...so be it. I can overlook people on a crusade: read, always have the same drum to beat. But people who are just not in touch with rational thinking, forget it.


    Same here, I've blocked about five to seven people just because I am tired of having to read their stupid posts.

    Like, reading takes time people, it isn't instant. And I'm a fast reader!

    I'm not spending time on idiots.
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    Jul 18, 2009 8:03 AM GMT
    I block guys that send cock pics without any text, or similar brainless slobbery. These guys are kinda cute and harmless, and I'm certainly flattered that I'm occasionally judged worthy of some drooling, but I don't like an inbox cluttered with it. It makes my life seem more out of control that it already is.

    I forum ignore, well..., anyone that I think is annoying. I've lost count, but it's got to be in the hundreds now. Life on RJ is really so much more enjoyable now. I don't understand the "moral responsibility" to listen to insane drivel from strangers on my browser. It's my browser and I'll click on it as I please, thank you very much.

    Now I just wish there was a "meta ignore" feature to somehow selectively suppress those people who I don't really want to ignore but who seem incapable of avoiding quoting and tussling with the idiots I've blocked. As much as I regret, I eventually have to ignore those guys too, since they are, in effect, overriding my original "idiot ignore" by quoting them in their posts.

    Of course, there are guys that have permanent immunity from ignore, even if they quote folks on my ignore list (Tanker, for one) -- kinda like "most favored nation" status.

    And yes, the horrifying conclusion that some of you folks are no doubt coming to -- that I find a great many people on the Interfoofie annoying, is sadly, quite true.
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    Jul 18, 2009 8:14 AM GMT
    I sometimes wonder what purpose blocking someone on a forum serves?
    The posts are still going to be in the thread, regardless of whether you can see them. You'll just appear a bit out context, if you don't understand what everyone else is talking about.





  • Delivis

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    Jul 18, 2009 8:17 AM GMT
    MSUBioNerd saidI've blocked one person who went on an anti-gay screed as their first posting. I presume it was someone who wasn't actually gay, but merely looking for a target audience. I have no desire to see anything from that individual again, so I don't feel bad about my decision.

    I've come close to blocking another person who has repeatedly displayed the emotional maturity of an autistic 5 year old and reading comprehension skills at an even lower level, but I haven't actually gone through with it. Yet.


    He made a dozen or two posts with the exact same thing, just spam. I blocked him too, only one I ever blocked.
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    Jul 18, 2009 8:24 AM GMT
    SeaSon saidI sometimes wonder what purpose blocking someone on a forum serves? The posts are still going to be in the thread, regardless of whether you can see them. You'll just appear a bit out context, if you don't understand what everyone else is talking about.


    I like the weird, random, staccato quality of the forums now. It's fun. And until you try ignoring, you won't really know how reading a forum will be. It turns out that you can totally follow the intelligent part of the conversation. The only part you miss is the flaming and the idiocy. It's like the perfect hearing aid that only blots out the useless static.

    C'mon, try it. All the kids are doing it. Whatsamatter? Chicken?

    * creepily offers SeaSon a vile of "Ignore" in a pale outstretched hand *

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    Jul 18, 2009 8:40 AM GMT
    LOL. Calling a vegetarian chicken... what is the world coming to?
    I bravely read every post icon_smile.gif

    Would be nice to at least know how many times we've been blocked. I know I've posted a few things I later felt should have been worded differently.

    To err is human, to forgive DIVINE
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    Jul 18, 2009 9:27 AM GMT
    I haven't blocked anyone. Meh. Not everyone is going to agree with me, nor I them. And if someone is going to take the time and effort to send me a rude mail, then really, they have WAY too much time on their hands. But if it makes them feel warm and fuzzy, let them do it.
  • SFGeoNinja

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    Jul 18, 2009 9:31 AM GMT
    Remember the guy on RJ who keep re-iterating how he had TWO husbands and had an ongoing feud with an Irish guy? (the names escape me, but I'm sure we know who it is)

    Yeah I block users only to spare myself from the truly deranged icon_eek.gif
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    Jul 18, 2009 9:41 AM GMT
    I'd read all your posts... but I blocked them...
    Antisocial is better anyway.
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    Jul 18, 2009 9:41 AM GMT
    Always remember:

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    Jul 18, 2009 9:47 AM GMT
    Haven't seen the need.






    Yet.
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    Jul 18, 2009 9:56 AM GMT
    I blocked one guy because he said something out of line and then he decided to get on my nerves about it.
  • coolarmydude

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    Jul 18, 2009 11:03 AM GMT
    davidp7 saidRemember the guy on RJ who keep re-iterating how he had TWO husbands and had an ongoing feud with an Irish guy? (the names escape me, but I'm sure we know who it is)

    Yeah I block users only to spare myself from the truly deranged icon_eek.gif





    That's alright, matey. Many of us did too. icon_wink.gif

    I've also blocked someone who was trigger happy with anger issues. I tried to help him.