What’s the sense in blocking someone?

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  1. Stratafied

    Stratafied Dr. Stratster

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    I don’t see the reason to, you aren’t forced to open any of their threads.
     
  2. StratUp

    StratUp Senior Stratmaster

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    That's it, I'm blocking you!

    (Agreed. Just ignore their posts if they cause you anguish).
     
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    StratoMutt Most Honored Senior Member

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    Depends how persistent / annoying I find them. A case by case basis.
     
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    Same reason you would choose to ignore someone in the real world.
     
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    rolandson Dr. Stratster

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    Life is too short to willingly subject oneself to aggravation. The ignore feature is one of those brilliant ideas that has the capacity to end wars before they start.

    If there's nothing to see, there's...nothing.
     
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    Besides, it feels good.
     
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    CB91710 No GAS shortage here Double Platinum Supporting Member

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    But you see their stupid comments in other threads.

    Option is much more useful than it used to be, where you still saw their threads, and saw them when quoted.
    Now they are just gone, including quotes... which can be disturbing at times because you'll see someone post "You have no clue what you're talking about" but without the quote, you don't know who they are referring to.
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    I (personally) only have 2 people "blocked" and/or (more specifically) "ignored". One each, on two sites (this and that one).
    It's because 'they' can not do anything other than to reply to my posts with argumentative, let's start a fight comments.
    There's a reason why forums put that rule out there (and offer the 'ignore' option)----so they can keep as many members as possible without shutting someone down.
    If someone becomes IMPOSSIBLE---they (Moderators) will boot them out.
     
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    StratoMutt Most Honored Senior Member

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    Does not last long. Best to just put it behind you.

    It seems some I've banished to the cornfield do not post much anyway. I've undun a few.

    Case by case, post by post, thread by thread.

    I do like the fact I've used the ignore feature a lot less here than the last guitar forum I was active on.
     
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    CB91710 No GAS shortage here Double Platinum Supporting Member

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    Depends on the forum.
    This one seems to be pretty hard to actually catch a ban, but posts are frequently deleted and threads are locked quickly if they go sideways.
    Some forums, the mods will spend hours cleaning up a thread, post a warning, then start issuing 5 day Liberty passes.
     
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    CB91710 No GAS shortage here Double Platinum Supporting Member

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    Not so much here, but on some automotive and firearms forums I've been on, it seems that by the time I put someone in the cornfield, they're usually within a week or two of catching a permanent ban.
     
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    Damn, I wished I found this image before you did. It is quite amusing!

    Five tennis balls is a close second. :)

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    CigBurn Total Hack

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    I don't have anyone blocked. I've often found that even after some sort of conflict or whatever that many times I come to appreciate who they are and what they may be bringing to the proverbial table.

    That said, I also agree with Maya Angelou when she said "When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time".
     
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    It's not just that you don't see their threads, but their posts don't clutter up your screen either. It's a matter of housekeeping and time management.

    It's about shaping your own experience. Everyone is here for different things and if someone doesn't add or contribute to what someone wants their experience here to be, why clutter the screen with their posts?

    The mystery, for me, is why anyone bothers to announce they're doing it. I can see it under some circumstances but those who do it routinely, or make threats to do it, are just operating under the delusion that the other person cares. And if they aren't worth your time, just do it and move on.
     
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    That's Groucho Marx's lesser known cousin, Cheeto Marx :D
     
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    Some people just need to be stuffed into a wood chipper. Ignore is the closest thing but not as fun.
     
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    I had a thread hijacked today by someone (no names) . It was a thread we were having some fun with you , and then this person was making personal attacks, the thread was rightfully locked . I haven’t blocked this person, but I have a strong feeling he’s been banned.
     
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    Makes sense.
     
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