Just Read a Discussion.....
By Morley Hunt
October 29, 2017 6:39am CST
Am I open minded or closed minded? The discussion was started by another Mylotter who has apparently blocked me....so much for being open minded. This seems to be a huge problem on Mylot. When a discussion is shared, you have opened yourself up to various opinions. These opinions might not be the same as yours....but as opinions they are still valid. As a Mylotter you may choose to reply or "discuss" this difference of opinion....you may choose to delete the "offending" opinion. You might choose to lash out at someone whom you feel has maligned you. Submitting a discussion about open mindedness isn't very open minded....when the Mylotters who wish to respond are blocked...
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• Momence, Illinois
I don't comment on controversial posts such as politics and religion, I prefer to keep my opinions to myself. Funny how some people think only their opinions count. We are all entitled to our thoughts and opinions. I totally agree with you.
I wanted to comment on how I appreciate open indeed discussion....but discovered that I was blocked....frustrating... I tend to skip political or religious discussions...when someone asks for an honest opinion I'm inclined to give that opinion....not the "poor you" pat on the back they were looking for.
• United States
Well I am sure that you will still be able to enjoy the site without contact with that person. I am sorry hate the block feature it's disgusting. I prefer to ignore a person. LIke I decided to do from yesterday. I was pissed about something. But I won't block them beause i don't want my name in a post like this. Good day.
The only reason I named the Mylotter is that I'm hoping she is open minded enough to read the post. Why write about opened indeed sharing when you aren't even open to comments. I've never written anything on her discussions that was offensive.
I loved your story about the nuisance caller. I had a problem caller once who called twice in a row. The second time I hung up and walked out the door. My daughter answered when they called a third time. When she told them I was unavailable (stepped out) they told her to tell me I was childish!
• United States
One blocked me when I commented on someone else`s discussion about teens having babies that I felt like single parents could not watch the kids and work to make them a living, she responded " not the case in her state." Later that day she blocked me. BUT it was not even on her discussion. Oh well she WAS making money off me.
• Oxford, England
I WOULD block people. I cannot do with the kind of person who deliberately harrasses or makes unneccessary provocative statements or is rude and stuff like that. Life is too short. However, just a difference of opinion is par for the course and if you don't like it you can delete it. Personally, having moderated chat sites in the past, I think a block button is really necessary.
• United States
Could it be an accidental blocking? I have chosen to block one person. It was not because of content that was public but due to requests to sponsor said person moving to the US. People believe all in the states are wealthy and have no problems.
Sometimes it could be accidental. I can be close minded....I just move on. Generally I don't resort to blocking. Aren't all North Americans wealthy and free of problems? Some of our problems may seem trivial others....but they are very real to us. What people observe is often only what we let the world see. Reality might be something quite different.