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And the point of discussion would be? I mean, we all know that there are people like that and from what I've seen we don't have much of it here (excluding our few lunatic residents)

I'd say the answer to that question is kind of like the answer to "who's the sucker in this poker game?"*

 

*If you can't tell, it's you. ;)

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Well I had noticed a tendency lately for arguments to seem a little more personal .. mostly it was just a random article of interest. Wasn't expecting it to kick off any huge discussion.

 

How many key points of netiquette are there? Does everyone share the same view of netiquette? How many people here do push their viewpoints and use attitudes they never would if we were sitting across from a table from each other?

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Public armchair drumming with (usually) no consequences has become a world past-time for the masses (instead of the few)....which does/can magnify certain unsavory aspects of human nature (if you're taking part in it). One thing about the internet is conversations may never die...in person people get tired of yapping/arguing and call it quits or whatever...the internet, you get angry, post, go to sleep, wake up, go online, read, get angry, and continue where you left off.

 

But yeah....I get pretty tired of all the anger/judgment/uncouthness too. When I do, I stop reading the internet, except for some main news sites. Works for me.

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I think the netiquette of people here is pretty solid. Many of us have been conversing for years, and even though we have ideologies all over the map, it rarely turns ugly. There are consequences here, mostly in the form of receiving the same treatment that you dish out. If you are just argumentative and narrow-minded, people here will treat you as such. If you show interest in your fellow posters and show respect, then you will get that back in turn.

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Agreed. I think I've been coming here off and on for what... going on six years? (sheesh..time...) ... people here are usually pretty easy going even in the midst of a heated debate. Always nice.

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If i may kiss arse for a moment, I think a lot of credit goes to Fionavar for that. He is the hub for the moderation, and the moderation trims off the xecesses. Although of course the quality of debate is down to the actual members.

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I think we all just suck at flaming rather than being polite.

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Is it a bad thing that we suck at flaming? That just means that we are too polite to even conceive a proper flaming, or we just suck at it.

I'd say the answer to that question is kind of like the answer to "who's the sucker in this poker game?"*

 

*If you can't tell, it's you. ;)

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People are hypocritical, cowardly and mean-spirited! News at 11.

 

 

Public armchair drumming with (usually) no consequences has become a world past-time for the masses (instead of the few)....which does/can magnify certain unsavory aspects of human nature (if you're taking part in it). One thing about the internet is conversations may never die...in person people get tired of yapping/arguing and call it quits or whatever...the internet, you get angry, post, go to sleep, wake up, go online, read, get angry, and continue where you left off.
Pretty much. The permanent and fundamentally impersonal nature of online communication means that Internet discussions can continue for far longer and get much uglier in the process than traditional exchanges. Where the latter would end in a fisticuffs -or an "agreement to disagree" to avoid that- the former can continue to the point where actual arguments are irrelevant and only personal insults are thrown back and forth for days on end - which may or may not be entertaining in and of itself, depending on tastes.

 

In my opinion, an etiquette born of and evolved from contact with physical people doesn't quite cut it in the online -and international- channel, but I guess the 4chan alternative, amusing though it may be, isn't much better. That said, one of the things that I've grown to like from these boards is the moderation -despite the fact that I've been on the business end of the mods' bat more than once- because of the personal, friendly and generally hands-off approach they take. So, thanks for your patience; I guess you guys got the right idea, at least for the scope of these forums.

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Horrible article that I feel is just trying to piggyback on the recent shooting that once again, has nothing to do with 'vitriol' and everything to do with a lunatic. Dems are furious at their recent november loss and are looking for a way to get back. Funny that it wasn't an issue when Bush was in office and the rhetoric was over the top. Within an hour of the tragedy, and I mean an hour, I heard some local democrats on the radio blaming this on the tea-party and it's rhetoric. Absolutely nothing about the shooting was known at the time and the news was falsely reporting Giffords as dead.

 

Off topic, but Giffords has been making a fantastic recovery. She was up and walking (with assistance) a few days ago!

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I think the netiquette of people here is pretty solid. Many of us have been conversing for years, and even though we have ideologies all over the map, it rarely turns ugly. There are consequences here, mostly in the form of receiving the same treatment that you dish out. If you are just argumentative and narrow-minded, people here will treat you as such. If you show interest in your fellow posters and show respect, then you will get that back in turn.

 

When you say years, it's well over a decade for some of us...

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over the years there have been a few flamewars, but the people setting them off seem to get grumpy and leave pretty quickly

 

those of us left are pretty much too lazy to bother

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You guys all know what a huge troll I am, so there's no real point for me to kick up any fuzz around here. And the people who were stupid enough to fall for it anyway are long gone :thumbsup:

 

 

 

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