Re: Why do people here take everything so personal

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Posted by Jen McNeil at on April 28, 2002 at 05:11:00:

In Reply to: Why do people here take everything so personally? posted by PerfectIdiot23 on April 27, 2002 at 22:11:28:

: A while ago, I posted my ideas on gravity, thinking that there would be someone here who knew about this and I could have a half-interesting conversation. But to my surprise, I log on, and what do I get? A bunch of "you're an idiot" messages.

: This has happened several times before, not only on my topics, obviously, but on everyone else's. There's no need to get personal when arguing on a net board. You people have got to learn to take this thing less personally. The poster is showing his opinions and you're free to agree with them or not, and to argue with them or not, but a lot of you people just FEEL the need to deliver a verbal (verbal? written? It's the internet) trashing to whoever expresses ideas which you disagree with.

: Now, it made sense on the other boards I've been where the average ages where around 16- 18, but on a board like this where most of the posters

are in their twenties it's really unorthodox. A lot of you people are

doing a good job at coming across as immature little fuckers, but I don't
necessarily have to post about it. That's just a lack of respect.

Some times I wonder if anyone who posts here is over 12 years old. I didn`t read your posts about gravity, but I`m sure it was interesting. I haven`t be able to figure out why people take things so personally on a www board. They are using the most anonymous mode of communication, yet they can`t handle a little difference of opinion. I guess it`s true that it takes all kinds of people to make the world spin. I`m sure I`ll get alot of you`re an ***hole replies too. Hey lets start a club!!!! First requirement would have to be intelligence.
: Hi. My name is John. I'm 24 years old. How you guys doing?

: And on that note, we cue all the witty "You're an asshole NT" replies...

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