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- Add the ability to ignore users 28 answers
Some people have a very specific attitude that might not technically result in them breaking the rules, but can really push other's buttons or get under their skin. In cases like this, where a person MIGHT be a little helpful but with an attitude, or taking little cheap shots here and there, why can we not block them? Flagging or reporting them will do little good, maybe even no good, but they are simply not the kind of person one would ever want to hear from again.
It's very upsetting to me that I have to deal with people like that. I don't need my blood pressure shooting up like that, yet I VALUE ACTUAL answers to questions that I ask. I'm here on any given Stack Exchange site, JUST trying to find answers to a question, and here comes some guy with an attitude that decides he's going to vaguely answer my question to the point where I have to ask for clarification and then he comes back with an attitude telling me he already answered it and tries to point out how clear he was, all while giving me an attitude and even taking little cheap shots. Or worse, gives an attitude right away and for no reason. These people are basically taunting me, and then I might go off on them and then all of a sudden I'M the bad guy. It's not right and it's not just.
I am getting very turned off to the community because of people like that and it SERIOUSLY deters me from participating in the community, but at the same time, there are plenty of kind people that will actually answer my question, and if I ask for clarification, they will give it in a very nice way. I'm kind of tired of being turned into the bad guy because someone taunted me and shot my blood pressure up and really got under my skin. And everyone's answer to that? I shouldn't be on the internet, or I shouldn't be here. But why should I have to miss out on a great resource just because other people get on my nerves when if I could simply block them, that would be the end of it? I'm talking hard stop, solid wall end. No last word from me, just block them and be done with it. That's all I want, to block people that I know will never provide me with a constructive answer, or I know will only taunt me or give me an attitude. Please let us do this. As it stands, I avoid asking questions on stack exchange sites because of some of the replies that I've received in the past. It would be such a great relief to be able to ask a question with the knowledge that if someone is going to give me a hard time, I can simply block them and never hear from them again.