The problem I have with these blocks is that it means the blocking member cannot trust anyone else in Membership to represent their reasoning.
Why is this person in Membership if they cannot trust one other member? Why does Membership want to encourage a system where this person continues to be a member when the entire body is not trusted by the blocking member?
fwiw my block was not technically anonymous as the blocking member executed it. they indicated it was for someone else. I’m totally fine with this type of block, it showed trust between some people. anonymous blocking as I understand it does not.
It does keep that individual safer, but the unintended consequence is that it allows one person to maintain the benefits of the community without participating in the trust network. This does not leave the community safer.
Why are people so concerned about others leaving? The people leaving might not be good. The assumption that all members are good has proven false.