I was intimidated for like a week but yall have jaded me.
I'm a frickin forum paratrooper now. The only time I'm actually worried is if I think I've gone too far or there are about to be some infractions if things continue the way they are, which has only happened once so far.
This is how I see the 'scary people'
This is what I want to do to the scary people (most of the time)
Is the fact that some people on the forum are intimidated by others news to you? I would suspect that's true for every forum on teh internets.
I honestly haven't given it any thought until recently.
Is the fact that effective policing of the forum (to prevent sexual harassment, etc) can't simply rely on everyone to report abuse (due to said intimidation coupled with misguided compassion) news to you?
Originally Posted by Ivy
Gosh, the world looks so small from up here on my high horse of menstruation.
Yeah, I thought this was going to be a "who on the forum intimidates you?" thread but this is a whole different topic.
But I used to respond to all the threads I wanted to convincing myself that I could just "leave" but it turned out that it wasn't the case at all. I love the last word, I can't not have the last word. So if I see there's a huge heated debate, (or predict one coming) now I'm much less likely to respond. If I respond in disagreement to someone I generally trust that it will end quick. (Not to bully them into submission but either just "lets agree to disagree" or lets work out the misunderstanding fast.) Because I enjoy the long and even nasty arguments sometimes, (practices my sharp tongue skillz etc) but I don't want to spend the entire day on typec anymore.
06/13 10:51:03 five sounds: you!!!
06/13 10:51:08 shortnsweet: no you!!
06/13 10:51:12 shortnsweet: go do your things and my things too!
06/13 10:51:23 five sounds: oh hell naw
06/13 10:51:55 shortnsweet: !!!!
06/13 10:51:57 shortnsweet: (cries)
06/13 10:52:19 RiftsWRX: You two are like furbies stuck in a shoe box
I'm new but I got the impression that the reps are just for quick comments. I don't see the point in having conversations in the rep rather than in the posts or visitor messages. The only thing would be the fact that it is hidden. and even then why not personal messages?
Reps are for quick responses, and not intended to further debate. I think certain people will spam the rep wall with a continued argument because it is private (I know now) and you are not allowed to reply. They can have the last word and don't have to face repercussions of their ideas. It looks like a loophole for people who do not want to take responsibility for their ideas. Because there isn't a way to delete those comment, it really irritates me enough to actually put someone on ignore.
I have been intimidated a couple of times on forums in the past, but not now. I do get frustrated with some posters, but I wouldn't say I actually dislike anyone, just their ideas.
The first man to raise a fist is the man who's run out of ideas. H.G. WELLS
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. FEYNMAN If this is monkey pee, you're on your own.SCULLY