If this app is all about debates and such why would you block someone who disagrees with you?
I try not to ignore anyone, but if you're a bully, obnoxious or just a plain asshole. Buh bye
Quality is more important than quantity.
Sometimes people are blocked not due to disagreeing with you, but because they are being obnoxious, belligerent, or abusive.
Which is kindve my point if someone’s harassing you that’s one thing, but just to block because you disagree kinda defeats the point for being here
Because many people don't know how to disagree without hurling personal insults, anti-Christian blasphemy, and/or obscenities. And life is too short to have to put up with that crap.
That, or they just keep repeating the same things, or what they say indicates they haven’t given the issue any thought at all and as such aren’t debating in good faith, or they employ fallacies as tactics to gain an advantage.
Or they like Oklahoma football... ;-P
I mostly block people who are simply annoying or those I'm convinced are either trolling or just too stupid to reason with. That being said I haven't blocked all people who meet that criteria.
By annoying I mean people that post dumb polls every day or people who I'm tired of seeing preach. Most of the accounts I have on ignore are just dmktenn's alts and from the time someone made dozens of accounts to spam stupid stuff though.
I seek out those whom I disagree with.
Everybody else should do the same for the sake of learning.
It’s perfectly fine to reach a point and say you disagree without being a dick.
I do so when the arguments begin with and/or descend into vitriol.
Because you’re weak-minded and can’t handle the thought that other people have other opinions.
Abusive treatment. Offensive language.
I block those who who are anti-Semitic/holocaust deniers. I block trolls. I block “is jaPan. The Same as China,?”. I block someone who only asks sex questions. I block people who call me a lair.
I have probably blocked more conservatives than liberals. I look for honest debate, not an echo chamber. However, I want people to stay polite.
This user is currently being ignored
Because some people troll.
Because some people argue around the block and it’s like screaming into the void.
And because some people, like Keyanna, are just vile potty-mouths, which is incredibly immature and inappropriate.
I never have
Nor have I.
If they are rude and call people names. Not for disagreeing, but for not being civil and respectful to others.
I block assholes, not people I disagree with. If people start personal attacks or being disrespectful, they get blocked. I've probably blocked almost as many people I agree with as disagree with. Has made for a much nicer experience.
I don't ignore people for disagreeing with me and the only users I've ever ignored are spam poll posters. I do think there are good reasons people do though; disrespect, personal insults, and generally very rude and hurtful comments top the list. That's not debate; it's just being a jerk.
Because (1) this app isn’t only about debates, it’s about any kind of poll users want it to be (2) parroting political opinions expressed by “talking heads” is not really a debate; it is repetitive and boring (3) a lot of people take advantage of their anonymity to be extremely rude and disrespectful to others.
Usually the weak minded block. However sometimes people can be over the top on insults.?
They must be too unpleasent to keep them. Or they harass ppl.
The count implies there is only one commenter that has me on ignore.
I don’t ignore people and enjoy different opinions, even if I disagree vehemently.
Where do you get that information?
By comparing the number of comments a poll says it has against the number of comments you can actually see.
Because they’re not here to debate, they’re here to argue and confirm their bias.
Annoying guy doesn’t listen, but wants everyone to listen to him/her.
If someone is being a douche about it
This app isn't about having debates. It's a polling app meant for your enjoyment.
No one needs to give reasons why they block somebody and it's ridiculous to judge them for doing so. Some people take this app waaaaay to seriously.
I'm guessing that the people insulting and being condescending towards those that use the ignore feature got blocked by someone and still haven't gotten over it. Why else would you care so much about what other people do with their accounts on a random anonymous application?
Ditto. Generally, I only comment with my opinion. It’s nothing more than that. I’m not going to support it with any facts. Idc if someone disagrees with me. If they do, they can make their own comment. Mostly, I read other people’s comments, and I enjoy the clever peeps on the app.
I don’t think I have anyone on ignore, not that I know of anyway.
I agree with most of both comments. This app is for polling, commenting, and fun. I have zero interest in debating.
Because I don't need spam and personal insults and venom in my life.
I have no problem with opinions very different from mine, but just like in real life, I don't take bullshit on a daily basis. Be reasonable or be gone.
Only if they resort to trolling, name calling without any argument or discussion.
If they do that, they’re no different than a crying infant.
I block people who are trolls
Some argue and call it a "debate"; some deny facts and call it an "opinion". Neither of those has any value.
Block as in use the ignore feature of the app? I wouldn’t do that because of disagreements on subjects of discussion.
I haven’t had anyone on ignore (as far as I’m aware; sometimes the button gets bumped by mistake) for the last 2-3 years. Not that I’m not tempted almost every day, but I do that as a general principle, for some specific reasons.
I think it’s fine for users in general to use it, though - for a variety of reasons.
If I *did* use it, though (and back when I did use it a little), I would block the relatively few users who are general jerks, assholes, or bullies, without any positive side to them. Who needs that? I’ve tried talking to some of them; I don’t think I’ve ever gotten through. (I still make some feeble efforts.)
I’m here in large part to get a view of the nasty underbelly of politics many are too afraid to say out loud, me blocking people would be totally counterproductive.
Because they get tired of not being able to support their position so they ignore people who can debate them. They are basically snowflakes of the highest order.
I have both of these users on ignore. LOL
I have a bunch of people blocked but not one is for opposing political views.
Kinda my point.
What is your point?
If you only disagree why block them.
You blocked people for other reasons you said? But it wasn’t for disagreeing with you right?
Besides not having a good argument and being a coward