Why Are Some People Big Piles of Shit?

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  1. SpoiledPrincess

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    We're on the net, we're largely free of consequences for what we say, but why do some people chose to indulge this freedom in such a negative way. It's as easy to be nice as it is to be horrible so why don't more people try that to attract attention? I don't go along with being nice as a way of being dishonest or ducking the truth but it's usually possible to put forward your point of view without being a big sack of puke about it.
     
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    Don't talk such fucking shite :tongue::biggrin1:
     
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    Eat my arse.
     
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    That's just the way some people are. On the net or in real life...
     
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    Because they see hypocrisy, and it pisses them off. They see people who don't view the world as they do, and it pisses me off.

    Because they are sexually frustrated.

    because their parents were horrible parents.

    Because they failed ot live up to the standards they expected.

    Because they always were on top, and enjoy being cruel and mean.
     
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    I think a lot of the people who are like that on the net are probably too shy to say boo to that old goose in real life, they come on the net to escape their shyness/inability to say what they want, surely it'd make more sense if they treated it as some medium over which they could socialise themselves?
     
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    You answered your own question, more or less. People who are negative in real life find themselves friendless and possibly jobless. Here, there are no consequences - but fortunately, there are ignore lists.

    I'm still working on inventing an ignore list for real life that doesn't require bullets.
     
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    You seem to have it all figured out, Professor. Someone should fellate you. Your scientific analysis is boner-inducing.
     
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    You mean people like yourself?
     
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    5 foot 2 is still an impressively sized turd, Little Foot, don't be ashamed
     
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    If it keeps him off the streets I'm happy :)
     
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    Yawn yawn yawn.

    You see, three times as big as you. :rolleyes:
     
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    Edward's probably a prime example of one of the guys who's too shy to say boo to a goose, we're performing a valuable social service by giving his mother a break from him.
     
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    I try to be nice. Some people are just begging to be abused. Sensible and civil conversation would be great. I recently got an e-mail from someone who saw me on here and after a few messages back and forth she told me it was great talking to an American who wasn't so easily offended. After her next couple messages it became increasingly clear why the Americans she spoke to became offended, as her messages were full of anti-American elitist garbage.

    With these kinds of people you have a few options. If you are extremely level-headed and patient, you can try to talk sense to them while remaining nice. Often they will try to shout you down with their baloney if you do this, so it can be a frustrating and unrewarding approach. You can try to fight back, which typically leads to unproductive flame wars. Or you can just ignore them, which is what I chose to do in this case.

    I think in person people are both generally much nicer and more polite where they can see the people they are interacting with, and they are also much more likely to want to avoid confrontation. The chit chat that goes on in normal everyday conversation is usually so much mundane crap that nobody is going to get offended, usually by design. Social convention has evolved this way to avoid precisely the kinds of discussions that dominate the online world, where people feel empowered to say whatever they feel like because of the anonymity of it and the power the internet gives them to walk away from any argument. Most people who contribute the most venom to online discussions are those who are not terribly invested in the community they are spewing into- the so-called trolls. They get off on agitating and it doesn't matter to them if they come in and do a couple drive-by shittings that get everyone riled up because they can just move on somewhere else. This usually doesn't happen in person, where the people you interact with are friends, family members and coworkers that you are likely to have to deal with in the future whether you want to or not.
     
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    Oh








    Snap!
     
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    Ahh, yes, your sarcasm is a liminal desire to prove yourself smarter than others, while not ostracising yourself from your LPSG peers, so you disguise it as humor. Obviously you excelled in school, but not much else, and your mother did not hold you often, if ever.
     
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    I'm still working on inventing an ignore list for real life that doesn't require bullets.[/quote]

    Oh, I want one of those!
     
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    Good points NIN, my inclinations are just to let trolls get on with it because they all settle down at some point when they start to feel some sort of investment in the place they're haunting, if we move them on they just go on and on getting banned from site after site never giving anyone a rest.
     
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