I’ve had to block several people recently, and I thought it a good idea to point out WHY, just as a heads-up for what kind of behaviour I’m not going to tolerate.
Before that, though, I just want to point out that you can badmouth my work and opinions as much as you want. That's not going to earn you a block.
The go-to response to being blocked (by me or anyone else) seems to be “he blocked me because he couldn’t take criticism”. I’m pretty sure most people here know that’s not true as you’ve all seen the comments sections of the more divisive cartoons I’ve drawn.
DON’T be frightened to argue a point or post criticism (the constructive kind I actually find very useful and don’t think of as a “negative” at all)
OK, so, things that will probably make me block you. It’s a very short list:
1 – Open abuse toward other users/harassment.
There’s a difference between having a debate/argument and being a little sh*t. If you don’t understand that difference, think of my blocking you as a learning experience.
2 – Trying to communicate with someone who has blocked you via MY comments section.
If little Timmy has elected to block you and you post a comment in my gallery along the lines of “Little Timmy blocked me because he can’t handle the truth….” or similar, then little Timmy isn’t going to be the only one to do so. I’m not having that kind of schoolyard crap cluttering up my page.
3 – Sending me flat-out insults through comments or messages.
Why wouldn’t I block you if you did this? If that’s all you’re going to use the platform for, I really don’t want to waste time on you.
And, that’s pretty much all I can think of. Hopefully I won’t have to hit the “block” button again for a while.