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It appears I only ever use this journal to complain about one particular thing. And it has happened again. Do you know what is absolutely maddening? When you find a picture that looks amazing, and you try to favorite it, only to get a message that you aren't allowed to, because the artist blocked you. So you look at the artist's name, and you don't recognize it. And you go to his page, and you don't see any reason why you would have had a conflict with him at any point. And you go through all of his deviations, and you don't find a single one that you remember commenting on. And you search your usernames together in Google, and don't get any relevant results.
As far as I can tell, I was given the maximum block setting by someone whom I've never interacted with. A setting that obtrudes into my personal favorite list that only I should be allowed to edit, and prevents me from contacting the person in any manner to ask what exactly I did. There are so many things wrong with this.

I've decided. Right here, right now. The block system on this website, and in fact, on all websites, just isn't worth it. If someone does something bad, report it, have a moderator take a look, and suspend the account. Being able to personally decide who does not get to speak about, or even look at, what you post publicly goes directly against the foundational principal of Freedom of Speech, gives far too much power to individuals who can abuse it, and doesn't even effectively deal with the bullies it's supposed to stop, because they just get around it by making new accounts and recruiting friends.

I am now an anti-blocker. This feature needs to die.
So, I was just blocked by someone. Their stated reason? “I agree with your position now that I understand it, but since you argued with me when I initially misunderstood it, I dislike you.” Paraphrased, of course, but that was the gist of it.

Blocking is too easy. It shouldn't be a simple click of the button to use for any petty reason. You do not own the space on a website, even your profile page. It is a public area, and booting someone out of a public area should not be taken so lightly.

Edit: I just realized something. Apparently, when the guy in question blocked me, he was removed from my watch list, as well as all of his deviations from my favorites gallery. Is that supposed to happen? Because if it is, that's just assholery. He's a good artist, but for some reason I'm not allowed to enjoy his art without his permission? What the actual bloody fuck?

Edit 2: I looked into it, and this is actually an intended feature. I can't believe it. I just… nobody else should have the ability to edit my list of favorites and watches. If someone doesn't want me to post comments on their stuff, fine. But this is just utter bullshit.
Shut up!
You say, then storm away,
Only to come back when I reply.

Shut up!
You declare, seemingly unaware,
That I will not comply.

Shut up!
You want, to silence me,
For what you dare not state.

Shut up!
You only, wish to disguise,
That your only good reason is hate.

Shut up!
Is something, that comes to mind,
Only to those who know,

(Shut up!)
Deep down, that my words ring true,
This is why you stoop so low.
No, I Will Not Shut Up
To tell someone to shut up is to admit that you have no counterargument. It is the petty final flail of someone refusing to admit they are wrong.
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I'm saving this conversation for posterity to illustrate just how frustrating caring about the truth can be.

Someone posted a tutorial on color theory. I noted that one of the first statements is… off. I decide to inform them of the problem.
“Basicly [sic] there are 3 colors of light.”
*cries*



Okay, I'm better now. Just, no. Visible light is a near-continuous spectrum of wavelengths from red to violet, a subset of the electromagnetic spectrum that ranges from long waves to gamma rays; specifically, visible light is situated between the infra-red and ultraviolet parts of the spectrum. We see these pure colors through a complex process of stimulation of three different types of cone cells in the eye, and if more than one pure color is presented to the eyes at once, we may perceive a color not on the spectrum, such as white (an even-ish spread of all visible frequencies).
Color theory in art picks a somewhat arbitrary combination of three colors to designate as the ‘primary colors’; which are usually either magenta, yellow, and cyan; or red, green, and blue. Red, green, and blue are somewhat based on the colors that the three cone cells are most sensitive to, but for the most part, artistic color theory has nothing to do with the actual properties of light.

They reply, apparently more inclined to defend their ‘studying’ than to understand the subject:
Man before you go all aaaah this is not correct think about it for a moment.we have even in sience tried to simplify things those three colors of light can all be overlayed to create white. White has all the colors. And yellow cyan and magenta can overlay with each other to create the rest of the color spectrum. Thats why we in modern equipment and also in art simulates how we see things. Simplify if you will to create a understanding. And no the primary colors we thought before is proven to be false and to actually creat realistic coloring you cannot use this way. Its impossible because we see things because objects reflect their colors but what colors we see depends also on the lighting senarios.


I admit my snark tries to come out a bit at this point. It takes all of my strength to ignore the numerous spelling errors. I quickly realize that I didn't make the point I meant to, and edit in a clear restatement of the problem:
So in short, your one day of studying makes you an expert on the subject, so obviously you can't be wrong, and anything that looks wrong is just a simplification to help people understand.
I'm not buying it.
Edit: To be clear: “There are 3 colors of light” is an objectively false statement. It isn't a simplification, it's just wrong.

Their reply:
Sigh. It is actually just simplifications. And no i have been color studying for years Im good at a lot of things actually. And there is a reason photoshop for instance use those 3 colors it simplify the calculation when overlaying and changing color also when you ad color. I will make a separate tutorial on color composition thats something entirely different.
There a number of warning signs in this comment, looking back. The lack of proper typing, the highly exaggerated claims of skill… but I kept going.

A false statement is not a ‘simplification’. No matter how many times you say it.
Also:
“And no the primary colors we thought before is proven to be false and to actually creat realistic coloring you cannot use this way.”
Says the person using a computer to make and display their pictures. Your computer screen uses the RGB (Red, Green, Blue) system. I would think someone who's been ‘color studying for years’ would know this.
Response? Block me, and then hide the entire exchange.

Taste that willful ignorance. I will not apologize for pointing out when someone is wrong, and I will continue to do so. If I come off as rude, that's your fault for not paying attention in school.

Bonus points: This particular person had actually tagged the tutorial as open for critiques. If only people actually meant it.
It appears I only ever use this journal to complain about one particular thing. And it has happened again. Do you know what is absolutely maddening? When you find a picture that looks amazing, and you try to favorite it, only to get a message that you aren't allowed to, because the artist blocked you. So you look at the artist's name, and you don't recognize it. And you go to his page, and you don't see any reason why you would have had a conflict with him at any point. And you go through all of his deviations, and you don't find a single one that you remember commenting on. And you search your usernames together in Google, and don't get any relevant results.
As far as I can tell, I was given the maximum block setting by someone whom I've never interacted with. A setting that obtrudes into my personal favorite list that only I should be allowed to edit, and prevents me from contacting the person in any manner to ask what exactly I did. There are so many things wrong with this.

I've decided. Right here, right now. The block system on this website, and in fact, on all websites, just isn't worth it. If someone does something bad, report it, have a moderator take a look, and suspend the account. Being able to personally decide who does not get to speak about, or even look at, what you post publicly goes directly against the foundational principal of Freedom of Speech, gives far too much power to individuals who can abuse it, and doesn't even effectively deal with the bullies it's supposed to stop, because they just get around it by making new accounts and recruiting friends.

I am now an anti-blocker. This feature needs to die.

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I'm an easily distracted human in his early 20's. Things I'm likely to post on here if I ever do something worth displaying include My Little Pony fan-art, badly drawn turtles, and abstract works.

If you try to contact me, but I fail to respond, it isn't because I'm ignoring you. I'm just busy. Or distracted. They're similar. Or I could be ignoring you; that's always a possibility, especially if I judge our conversation to have reached a dead end.
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