Not having any blocking features is bad UX for social media. And too much stake in one user's hands subverts decentralization.
No one is free from criticism, but commenting on people's posts with spam, hate, and cuss flags it as NSFW on search engines and restricts who can enjoy the posts. It puts all the power in the harassers hands. People should be able to cultivate their presence on their own profile page.
Front-end fix: @PeakD, @Hiveio blog, etc should add blocking features so harassers can't see their target's posts. This is more than just muting, which is currently supported but only hides the harassers' posts from the target.
This is not censorship. You would still be able to post whatever you want to the blockchain. If you really want, you can always go ahead and create a 4chan on Hive where Hivers can repeatedly call each other ignorant cunts and crybaby bitches and whatever exceptional things they inner little consciouses desire. But for mainstream adoption, the main platforms need to understand and implement what makes social media platforms successful.
Or let Hive.blog, PeakD and the like be the 4chans and someone else will come along and make a new front-end on top of Hive that will overtake all the others because it better understands this dynamic.
Long-term fix: get better #Hive stakeholders. One account having enough stake to single-handedly change the direction of an entire post is an issue. As a lead at a company that uses a consensus mechanism similar to proof-of-stake, I know the precautions needed to keep this model from centralizing. In a DPoS model, too much stake in one person's hand can damage the network. It's not enough to just consider decentralization of consensus for the blockchain layer, but also decentralization of social voting to assign upvotes. With a marketcap so low, any whale can buy up enough stake to ruin the platform for everyone else.
Also apparently people are like actually scared of this anon @xxxxxxxxxx and not commenting on @cryptofinally's post out of fear for being targeted? Yeah no lol $200K stake is not a lot a small VC can cancel this guy out or you can set up a Hive DAO and Hraise enough to cancel out any of this guy's votes.
@xxxxxxxxxx feel free to start downvoting all of my posts. I can make a script you can give your posting key to if you want to automate it.
Hive users, don't be afraid of the bullies.