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  • Melizmatic 2012/06/20 16:50:17
    No...
    Melizmatic
    +11
    Is not opening your door for an annoying Jehovah's witness "censorship?"

    Is turning off your phone to ignore an intrusive caller 'censorship?'

    Is walking away from a creepy stranger who's bothering you on the subway "censorship?"


    restraining order

    NO.

    If people can still make their own posts, and engage other members in conversation, then their freedom of speech isn't being impeded, no matter how much anyone may whine about it.

    Not everyone is going to like each other, or want to talk to each other; that's life.

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  • psychobabe 2012/06/24 01:05:51
    No...
    psychobabe
    +1
    In what way could it be?
  • Nikki 2012/06/23 16:54:46
    No...
    Nikki
    +1
    I've come close to bocking a few folks but not yet...... you just don't wanna talk to them or answer there negative replies....
  • ʂıoвнaп ♡ 2012/06/23 15:17:45
    No...
    ʂıoвнaп ♡
    +1
    Anyone who thinks blocking is for cowards has obviously never been in a position where they needed to block anyone before. Yes, some people block those who simply disagree, but sometimes that's not why people block others. Ever hear of harassment?
  • Freefall ʂıoвнaп ♡ 2012/06/23 18:54:58
    Freefall
    +1
    I've certainly been harassed. Trolls are always bearing their fangs but they're wimps.
  • Jack's Pearl 2012/06/23 15:04:20
    No...
    Jack's Pearl
    +1
    If used correctly it is not. It is wanting to get away from a toxic user. Everyone has that right and the right to judge when they use the block or not. We may not like all reasons for blocking but at least we can control what we do.
  • C-ZAR™, Emperor of the PHÆT 2012/06/23 04:44:23
  • Melizmatic C-ZAR™,... 2012/06/23 05:35:29
    Melizmatic
    +3
    I like to think of it as temporary duct tape...

    duct tape
  • "OG" 2012/06/22 16:57:36
    Hmmm...
    "OG"
    +1
    I really don't know nor do i really care.
  • Vision of Verve 2012/06/21 18:55:56
  • **StarzAbove** 2012/06/21 18:16:32
    No...
    **StarzAbove**
    +2
    That's sometimes the only way you can keep hateful people away from you.
  • Dave**Gay for Girls** 2012/06/21 17:53:00
  • freakoutnow... cuz mom's here 2012/06/21 14:57:08
    Maybe...
    freakoutnow... cuz mom's here
    +2
    It can be depending on why it's done and how it's done.
  • Stardust 2012/06/21 13:38:38
  • dave b 2012/06/21 13:09:37
    No...
    dave b
    +2
    But it is cowardly.
  • Truth Matters 2012/06/21 12:57:05 (edited)
    Yes...
    Truth Matters
    +3
    Yes, for the most part.

    I try very hard to avoid blocking anybody. I have blocked only two people for serial lying and slandering - but only after many warnings.

    I get blocked constantly for clobbering Atheists / leftists in debate. Some people want to lie and slander unchallengeDAW.
  • Mr.Steve 2012/06/21 12:15:49
  • FELINE GESTURES IN THE DARK 2012/06/21 09:49:38
    Maybe...
    FELINE GESTURES IN THE DARK
    +2
    But everyone is free to do it if there is an availability provided for that . Freedom to block & freedom to ignore the blocking .
  • BlytheSpirit~bn0 2012/06/21 08:17:19
    No...
    BlytheSpirit~bn0
    +2
    Not censorship, but it is pettiness.
  • Melizmatic BlytheS... 2012/06/23 04:18:44
    Melizmatic
    +1
    Not always.

    Why should anyone have to tolerate someone who is repeatedly belligerent and insulting?
  • BlytheS... Melizmatic 2012/06/23 04:26:35
    BlytheSpirit~bn0
    +2
    They don't have to. It's called being an adult and walking away. Not throwing a verbal punch and blocking. That is petty and that is what happens around here.
  • Melizmatic BlytheS... 2012/06/23 05:32:57
    Melizmatic
    +4
    Okay.


    That's based upon an inherent assumption that one is actually dealing with mature adults; quite often that isn't the case, both literally and figuratively.

    Some people wont 'allow' anyone to walk away; instead they follow a member from question to question, making disparaging comments and casting aspersions.

    That's verbal harassment, its against the terms of service, and taking the necessary steps to prevent it isn't petty.

    What's petty, IMO, are all the little point/rave wars and the ceaseless ego conflicts...
  • BlytheS... Melizmatic 2012/06/23 06:08:47
    BlytheSpirit~bn0
    +3
    Point/rave wars, etc., I'll agree with you there. I think we've had a recent influx of youngsters who want to know if they're pretty, should they lose their virginity, should they cut their hair, etc. etc. It's worse than I've ever seen it. Even all the Twilight crap wasn't this bad.
  • Melizmatic BlytheS... 2012/06/23 06:13:26
    Melizmatic
    +2
    *lolz

    It ebbs and flows I guess, but sadly its not just the youngsters who ceaselessly beg for attention.

    Much ado about nothing, in the end though.

    I'm going to log off now, I have to get up early.

    Have a good weekend.
  • BlytheS... Melizmatic 2012/06/23 06:15:19
    BlytheSpirit~bn0
    +2
    You too, sweetie. Sleep tight!
  • Freefall BlytheS... 2012/06/23 18:53:07
    Freefall
    +1
    It is. Very very petty.
  • psiEnergos 2012/06/21 07:32:26
    No...
    psiEnergos
    +2
    It only prevents a person from expressing to YOU. If you were blocking them from everyone, then you have a better argument for censorship.
  • MarinerFH 2012/06/21 04:34:52
  • Simeon~thegayliberal 2012/06/21 03:43:10
  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2012/06/21 03:34:02
    No...
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +2
    But it's way immature.
  • fisherman 2012/06/21 03:04:23
    No...
    fisherman
    +1
    in the strict sense of the word , no . if someone could block you and delete the comment you made that pissed em off ...that would be censorship . if someone blocks you it is just a way of saying you win . thats why i block no one , i will be damned if i am gonna give some left wing troll the idea they bested the old fish .
  • Kashee 2012/06/21 02:31:00
    No...
    Kashee
    +2
    I only allow people in my home that I want in my home. I only watch the channels on my tv that I want to watch. I don't take sales calls. And I don't want to communicate with someone on my computer that i find obnoxious and bigoted.
  • beach bum 2012/06/21 02:23:06
    Yes...
    beach bum
  • Veritas 2012/06/21 02:12:33
    Maybe...
    Veritas
    +2
    I don't know. Maybe. I blocked someone who blocked me. Also once blocked some idiot who said my father deserved to die because he was a cop -- he had it coming to him. So I guess I censored people.

    It's best to just ignore than block.
  • Christo... Veritas 2012/06/21 12:40:57
    Christopher Kirchen
    +1
    It's "best" to do what one wants to do.
  • mac9 2012/06/21 01:19:25
    Hmmm...
    mac9
    +2
    I don't care. People who block are weak.
  • Christo... mac9 2012/06/24 13:00:14
    Christopher Kirchen
    And people who cause people to block are bullies.
  • JP 2012/06/21 01:05:07
    Yes...
    JP
    +2
    I meant to hit maybe, because maybe it can be.
  • Garciataria 2012/06/21 00:22:34
    Maybe...
    Garciataria
    +2
    ... blocking someone because they are harrassing you, no. Because they simply have a difference of opinion, then it could be looked at it that way.
  • justnotsaying (: 2012/06/20 23:56:10
    No...
    justnotsaying (:
    +2
    They're still allowed to talk, just not to me. Being blocked tends to bring out the creepiness in a lot of people here(young and old).
  • gvc 2012/06/20 23:48:43
    No...
    gvc
    +3
    Sometimes it is necessary to keep the peace.

    I don't block people I disagree with. I block people who get belligerent and crazy, at that point you are no longer carrying on a conversation or exchange of ideas, so continuing would be pointless.

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