FWIW....I have probably over 1000 people blocked on Facebook and maybe 50 people blocked and muted here on CAKE. Without trying to be offensive to anyone individually, my personal disciplines are probably -extreme- in filtering noise in my life. When I watch TV, I mute all commercials. That takes some discipline.
Like on DPReview....when I post photos up I am mostly doing that so other actual photographers and see what the lens/camera combo is doing. But, the guys that have wrapped their personal worth on how they posture with their keyboard, I have zero patience and interest. In nutshell, I really don't care what they think of my images. 90% of the people commenting on DPReview are not photographers, never will be photographers but they are addicted to the interaction they get because now they have (343845743 posts) so they must be a big shot right?
As fantastic as ADV was/is, there are 1000's of posters over there that have their entire self-worth tied up in their online handle.
So, for me, with CAKE, I like the moderated PG13 rating, and, for the most part the people that I interact with I find interesting and I enjoy their posts. Thats it. Not looking for friends or who received the top views for any posts. Again, my analogy is internet conversations for me are like fun cocktail parties....I move around the room, have some interesting conversations and then I go home.
A handful of people I have blocked here I can tell have way too much invested in being a TOP POSTER and I consider that noise and the "commercial" I mute like on TV.