This is a website that, despite how competitive I myself get, is actually about enjoying ourselves and spending our spare time on.
It is fundamentally recreation, so the aim is to enjoy it and not to endure to do well at it when it comes down to the ultimate aim of the website. Thus, while in a professional environment or something where being a tryhard matters more, I'd less readily block someone than deal with them to get through the day, this website's aim to enjoy myself and walk away satisfied with my time spent.
So, why would I endure or 'face off' hardcore with the trolls who pick on me the most? Of course there's a correlation between people picking on me or angering me by either taking on my ego or being generally belligierent and me blocking them... I don't see why I need to be anything other than a coward with them?! Why not block them? Lol? If someone is harassing me in my recreational time, I block them and say 'see me in a professional environment or get lost out of my life' basically yeah? What the fuck do I want to come to this website to 'endure suffering' to prove something to you guys about how tolerant and great a person I am? Dream on... LMFAO!
I said my piece, that's it. This thread is what I will link every single person to who asks me to justify why I block people or 'calls me out' for being a coward with it.
Oh, and yeah I know I can see blocked people's content. That's why I like it more than on other websites. If I'm feeling particularly emotionally vulnerable and semi-triggered, I stick to my notifications and open a thread much later on to read the reply/replies from blocked users. :)