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[–]magnora7 22 insightful - 3 fun22 insightful - 2 fun23 insightful - 3 fun -  (6 children)

It's high on our to-do list, we agree it'd be a great feature to have someday.

[–]Invicta[S] 6 insightful - 3 fun6 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Awesome, thanks.

[–][deleted] 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (3 children)

I agree with the poster below that filters are also a good option. It'd be nice to have both. The only weird side effect of these things on discussion forums is, you'll end up with things like this:

Poster A: Point Laid Out

Poster B: (blocked by A): Completely refutes point A

Poster A: Continues on as if he had a leg to stand on

This should be very entertaining in practice, and will sometimes lead to the appearance of insanity within the user base.

[–]teelo 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (2 children)

Its already happening by people not reading/understanding the post above. Worse is:

Poster A: Makes a very informative post explaining why Spaghetti is a myth that doesn't exist and never did

Poster B: Completely refutes the existence of spherical earth

Poster A: "???"

Poster B: "Yeah you're an idiot."

[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

Yeah, it do be like that.

[–]bonked_or_maybe_not 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

It do. It do.

[–][deleted] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I like it the way it is now tbh. It forces you to confront viewpoints you don't agree with before shutting them out completely. I can understand why everyone isn't down for it though.

[–][deleted] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

I think filters are better than blocks because someone who posts the same old tired pseudonazi shit all the time may at one point have an interesting or insightful thing to say that's unrelated to that. Of course I think we can use RES here which would allow that functionality but to have it natively in the site would be great. Bloody 4chan has it, I can filter out all the tranny porn from /gif/ and it works just fine there. Why not use it here to get rid of the nazi shit if you're not interested in it?

[–]SonterLord 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

I don't have time for second chances or second impressions. I block more on gab than I have any platform.

I'd rather personally block a thousand people than have one 'blocked' for me though. Ostracism WAS an important part of society until we fucked it all up with thought policing.

Edit: new phone, overbearing autocorrect

[–][deleted] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'd rather personally block a thousand people than have one 'blocked' for me though.

Exactly. I don't want any centralized authority to decide what is acceptable, we can make those decisions as individuals.

[–]BobQuixote 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Another post suggested optional moderation. I prefer that over both of these ideas.

[–]King_Brutus 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Agreed, it's important to put users in charge of what they want to view.

[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

we should be allowed to see which users the user blocked

[–]BobQuixote 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

What? Why?

[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

im not sure.. might be good for evidence to see what their hiding

[–]scrubking 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It is needed because this place is already getting brigaded by communists.

[–]wrongthink 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

On reddit you can report someone as spam and an option to block their account shows up. There's also an internal API that isn't open to the public but can be added via a bit of javascript trickery to activate blocking; this link basically covers it. Assuming the same API exists for saidit maybe some mild tweaking of that script could yield the same result.