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30 June 2007 @ 09:12 pm
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What she said...
labrys6 on July 1st, 2007 03:59 pm (UTC)
Yes, what she said indeed. And I would extend it to message forums. I see the same suggestion there in the wake of nastiness: "Well, maybe you should find another forum if you can't cope here." Sadly, I saw it at a forum I LEFT for that kind of brutality AND at the forum I had hoped would replace it when I lurked to see if I could "be" there. But I cannot "be" such places if I am not allowed to pick up my own mean-mouthed weapons to defend people being linguistically flayed.

People who want to use words like Cossacks'sabres in the middle of a pogram are the ones who should avoid blogging or visiting message forums.
Tapatitapati on July 1st, 2007 06:08 pm (UTC)
There are always those who say "I'm just being honest" as if honesty must only be delivered bluntly and brutally. One can be honest and respectful at the same time.

Sometimes I have the fantasy of rigging their keyboards to deliver shocks for aversion therapy whenever they start flaming people.
Mari Adkinsmariadkins on July 1st, 2007 06:59 pm (UTC)
labrys6 on July 1st, 2007 08:26 pm (UTC)
LOL, nice fantasy!
equani_tsulaequani_tsula on July 2nd, 2007 12:39 pm (UTC)
hoo boy
And how. In fact, I have had this exact thing happen to me on a artists community, complete with a link to my "ugly" artwork. When I commented on the post as to how cruel it was I was told the 'if you can't take it' bit. Well, I don't think that was quite the sort of "constructive critism" I joined the community for, eh? Especially since it wasn't put on my page at all...

I have a vague theory that people are far more hateful on line than they would ever be "in real life" because they don't have to look in your face while they do it, or risk that you might punch them one ;) Easy to be nasty when there is no human eyes (with tears) to be evil to and no fear of any retribution (other than that of the Universe).
3treekisser3treekisser on July 2nd, 2007 04:20 pm (UTC)
Re: hoo boy
+++I have a vague theory that people are far more hateful on line than they would ever be "in real life"+++

I have the same theory, and I think it's disgusting when that happens. I think the mark of someone with class is that they don't need the stick hanging over them to behave.

Of course, I'm just the opposite...I'm a lot more hateful in real life than online...:P
labrys6 on July 2nd, 2007 07:01 pm (UTC)
Re: hoo boy
"they don't need the stick hanging over them"

Indeed, that would be classy. But you know, if they have no class, I am the sort of person MORE than willing to hold that damned stick over.....or ON them. Muwahahahaha
equani_tsulaequani_tsula on July 5th, 2007 08:43 am (UTC)
Re: hoo boy
hhhh - I think I probably am, too. At least, I'll be a bit more straight and to the point and less patient in RL. But then, there is less possibility of it being a simple misunderstanding. The one problem with Internet communication is it is a "flat" medium, can't see the nuances of body language to let us know someone is "just kidding" or meant something different than the way we took it - so I'll give them the benefit of the doubt quicker than I would someone who I can lay eyes on and see they meant to be negative.