As I become more active and popular on this site, I noticed an aggressive trend involving people harassing others for paltry or non-existent reasons, which truly appalls me.
The attackers claim that you as an artist should be bashfully, meekly and politely accepting the abasement inflicted upon you, they insult and goad others for their personal entertainment on dA or outside (artist-confessions etc.), they pick on words
to mangle and twist your comments so that meaning is distorted making you look bad, they belittle
you and your defenders standing up for themselves when the attackers become even more vulgar, vicious and infantile. You're being constantly reminded of your tiniest mistakes as your every flaw is highlighted and inflated to the infinity on every occasion.
I don't know about you, but I absolutely refuse to invest my free time in order to explain my motives and listen to these obnoxious, drama seeking brats who are bragging with their freedom of speech online because they have no adult or peer paying attention to their highly opinionated teenage wisdom of people and life
. Online heroes - life zeros who can't behave in public. And this is why the block tool should be used.
Remember, you can block anyone for any reason on this site.
The people mentioned in the upper paragraph are also trying to shame you into believing that you're running away from the argument
by using a block tool on deviantArt. This is not true in many cases.
Guess what? You're not their mother obliged to counsel them or to endure their crap
, so when you feel someone unjustly accuses you of something, calls you names and insults you, and never listens to your explanation, just block them. If you're guilty of violating the rules, only dA Staff can punish you. No one else.
Some say "A block is the last stage of butthurt" - which is one of the most stupid quotes I've ever read.
You will be probably called "butthurt" for blocking the "interlocutors" pestering you, but in many cases you aren't really feeling hurt because someone uses cheap tricks
to fabricate a loop in your reasoning, or you're simply tired with the gibberish
, circular reasoning ("You're mean because... you're mean! Get over it!"), shifting the burden of proof ("I need not prove my claim, you must prove it is false"), and many other logical fallacies
insulting your intelligence.
Besides, the term "butthurt" is so overused that it probably won't impress you much after a while.
Why is this block tool so important? Let me use a bit controversial analogy: when a small child throws a hysterical fit and you can't placate her, it is good to isolate this child for 5-7 minutes until she calms down. (BTW: Small children don't have a tendency to inflict wounds on themselves out of anger in contrary to teenagers. She doesn't have to be alone anyway, the child just needs to think that you ignore her, you still can monitor her from your cover; Info from pedagogy classes and my own experience). Attention deprivation works best with trolls because they're expecting you to take them seriously but they can't have it as you block their feedback. They may take their complaints elsewhere.
Thank you for reading.
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