Here's a thought for the block function on the site.

Fact 1: When you block someone here you do not see their comments and they don't see yours, in which case both parties miss out on other posters' replies with whom they might like to interact and whose ideas they'd like to know.

Fact 2: It's easy enough to read those other comments since this a public forum and one can either simply sign out or sign in with a different account in order to do so.

That said, wouldn't it be better if only the blocker didn't see the blockee's comments since they are the one bothered by the other's participation? There's plenty of people whose comments I don't care to read or reply to but I don't block them because I like to follow the full discussions that are going on. Why not make the feature a little different?

Something like the blocker doesn't see blockee's comments and threads and blockee sees it all but isn't allowed to interact with blocker? 'Cause I'm reading all of it anyways, I just have to go through the trouble of using a different browser or account.

Then there could be a two-way block available for both users to block each other if they wish to do so.

Any thoughts?

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  • Wow. What relational carnage have I just stumbled upon?

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  • I've never really understood blocking people to be honest unless they're straight up harassing you.

    I've never blocked anyone on this site so far but I have to say CountessDouche is on thin ice and pretty close to being blocked on everything. I used to think she was cool but just because I refuse to say she's as cool as Charles Barkley from the late 90s hit Space Jam she thinks it's appropriate to constantly mail me Hidden Valley ranch bottles filled with a mystery substance she insists I put in my gas tank to confirm she's discovered a new fuel source.

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    • 45 messages. That's what I woke up to this morning. Not one. Not 2, but forty motherfucking five.

      "I'm surprised your parents did not throw you in a dumpster the second you were born and they realized you will never be Charles Barkley from the hit 90's movie space jam"

      "You lack something that's vital to being a functional and worthwhile contribution to society. What you lack is hard to describe, but allow me to put it into words. You have absolutely zero Charles Barkley, star of the amazing hit movie space jam, energy."

      "If Charles Barkley wanted to be a gym teacher, he'd be a better gym teacher than you"

      And last but not least

      "The moon is closer than california. When I go outside I can see the moon. I can't see california"

      That's literally NOT TRUE

      You are a horrible person. Awful.

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      • Okay. Wow. Fucking wow.

        If I want to look at what I said I'll just pull up WhatsApp; I don't need it in two places. But if you do insist on quoting me at least get it right.

        "If Charles Barkley wanted to be a gym teacher, he'd be a better gym teacher than you"

        Close but if you look again I think you'll find I actually said, "If Charles Barkley, star of late 90s hit film Space Jam, wanted to be a gym teacher, he'd be a better gym teacher than you."

        I stand by it.

        "The moon is closer than california. When I go outside I can see the moon. I can't see california"

        This is out of context and you know it. I was actually quoting Charles Barkley quoting Shaq, who had the nerve to call his acting "terrible" in late 90s hit film Space Jam.

        But you're really one to talk when it comes to bad science. I get it. Feminine secretions have a little trimethylamine, which is flammable. Yes. This does not mean it can replace gasoline to help me get from point A to point B. I doubt that's actually what's even in the bottles but this is getting ridiculous. You've twice sent me an entire box of Hidden Valley bottles. This is literally costing you money. And I have repeatedly told you I drive a fucking Tesla anyway! This has to stop!

        And then today I get another bottle. Why did you fucking BEDAZZLE it?! What the fuck even is this, Countess?

        https://ibb.co/SKdRr0r

        I was so disturbed I had to watch late 90s hit film Space Jam just to get my head straight. By the way, it stars Charles Barkley who you will never be.

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        • Of course I FUCKING PARAPHRASED IT!!! God fucking damnit.

          Being in the amazing hit movie, space jam, is what everyone knows Charles Barkley for. It should go without saying. It's really fucking redundant to constantly mention the highlight of his career.

          When someone says "Charles Barkley" what's your first thought? Basketball??? No it's the cinematic masterpiece space jam.

          You know it. I know it.

          You don't need to use his amazing accomplishment that makes other art look like absolute garbage, aka space jam, to make others feel like their life has amounted to nothing!!!

          I don't need to put up with this abuse. When I messaged you that I helped a sick elderly cat, and your reply was "lol. You've done nothing with your life that will ever measure up to the hit 90's movie space jam starring Charles Barkley. I bet you would be a better person if he was your dad" that really hurt me.

          It was so cruel. Why are you like this? Honestly, sometimes I think my life would be better if I accepted myself and stopped trying to measure up to Charles Barkley, star of the best sports movie of all time, space jam.

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          • Stay cool CountessDouche , not worth gettin stressed over. Just feeds it.

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            • You do realize this woman has sent over 100 pounds of ranch dressing to my address and refuses to stop right? She's having some sort of mental episode and is obsessed with becoming Charles Barkley from late 90s hit film Space Jam.

              If anyone is stressed it's me.

              Edit: And now my electricity has been out for 12 hours and I can't help but suspect she has something to do with it given some of her vague threats like, "Since your heart is nothing but darkness maybe that's where you belong."

              It's probably paranoia but that's what this kind of stress does to a person.

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            • Thank you so much for your support. You have no idea what it means to me, in light of this user's horrific, horrific actions.

              Back when I was swinging on the swing set with my good friend, naivety, a very wise and intelligent user by the name of shitduz attempted to warn me...this IIN, user Sounds Weird is super bad news. I believe he even used the word "abuser". Even though Shitduz is correct about everything they say, including such gems as 'I'm pontius pilate and the transgendereds are jesus, and I'm going to crucify the shit out of them' and 'books are full of facts and I don't have time for facts because I gotta go fuck my gf nerds'...I STILL made the egrigeous mistake of not listening to his insightful world view. And I am haunted by that choice every day. Every single day.

              Thank goodness for people like you who understand.

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          • "You know it. I know it."

            So nice to finally agree again like the old days. God knows there's not a lot of that anymore.

            "When I messaged you that I helped a sick elderly cat--"

            I said that because you were fucking virtue signaling. It was completely irrelevant to the discussion we were having. I didn't think we went through the hassle of a countdown from ten to start late 90s hit film Space Jam simultaneously so we could watch it together just to have you interrupt me. We were clearly still talking about how Charles Barkley could definitely beat up Bugs Bunny but wouldn't because he's like a father to him and he's an amazing person. Then you just 180 to oh "this poor sick cat this" and "this poor sick cat that". You were fucking virtue signaling to show you're just as good as Charles Barkley.

            There's a time and a place to talk about saving sick, elderly cats and it's not when you're watching fucking late 90s hit film Space Jam. That really hurt me.

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  • Bad idea because that person is blocked for a reason and that blocked person will just get triggered because you said their trigger phrase (like when I recommend intermittent fasting to ppl and that one fat chic says im fat shaming or whstever) then they create a new account to bug you.

    If you dont want people to block you dont intentionally try to annoy them.

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    • I don't understand what that means.

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      • If someone blocks you they usually do it because you are annoying them, like following them around arguing with their opinions. So if you could still see their posts and they post something you do not like you will be tempted to make a new account to respond to what they said.

        If you dont like people blocking you it may be that you come off as intentionally being annoying to people. If you follow a certain user around like my life my way and everytime she posts sometbing you respond to tell her shes so wrong and shes stupid or whatever she or someone else may block u. Thats just an example not saying she'd block u.

        Also if you respond to people saying negative things and they have a thumbs down on the post you responded to theyre likely to block you so you dont troll vote all their posts and get their karma jacked or shadowbanned

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  • Meh.

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  • Thank you for you clarification though

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  • Oh, I was with you until the very end but then you say I'm attempting something? I don't really know who you are tbh. Wasn't this a long-winded response like the ones u mentioned? I mean, blocking is convenient... but why? You know? It's public.

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  • Care to elaborate?

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  • nah because if I blocked someone I don't want them to see my comments at all

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    • I refer you to Fact 2. It's a public website and if someone wants to read your comments they will. Even if you block them or don't want them to see your comments they can still do it.

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      • The fact that there are ways around something isn’t a reason to not even bother trying in the first place.

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        • Try all u want but anyone can just type your user name on Google and type isitnormal there and see your comments

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