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    You know that's interesting, once the initial qualms about authoritarianism, bullying or groupthink wore off I thought well, its a good thing that behaviour online has real world consequences and that's getting more well known, for a long time, too long maybe, the net has been treated like some fantasy playground with terrible results for some people.
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    Agh.. can we get main points below article links so we don't have to read stuff like kittens being stabbed to death by the heel of a woman?

    (I read the article btw.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by disregard View Post
    Agh.. can we get main points below article links so we don't have to read stuff like kittens being stabbed to death by the heel of a woman?
    I'll skip the link if that's the case.
    I'm not in the mood to read about psychopaths, today.
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    Thanks for that, disregard. You kinda disregarded your own request.
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    Well I read the article before I even requested that. After rereading my post, I knew it could be misleading, as if I were actually asking for the main point of this article, when I'd had it.

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    Care to summarize for us ultra-squeamish types?
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    Gosh, the world looks so small from up here on my high horse of menstruation.

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    Which brings up my very point: not my job!

    When people publish a thread, there should be more than a link. There should be the article in quotes or a summary/the main point of the article.

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    There's a vigilante movement in China, they track down people who post cruelty or violence online and exact some sort of punishment, like getting them sacked from their jobs, they look for faces in footage.
    All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.
    Chapter IV, p. 448. - Adam Smith, Book 3, The Wealth of Nations

    whether or not you credit psychoanalysis itself, the fact remains that we all must, to the greatest extent possible, understand one another's minds as our own; the very survival of humanity has always depended on it. - Open Culture

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    interesting way to look at socialization on the internet...

    scary as well... really kind of like a vigalante neighborhood watch type state- you see a wrong and you destroy the person

    I can't really say that I object to the crush lady getting fired- I wouldn't feel comfortable going to a hospital and realizing that the lady bringing me dinner and giving me injections liked to kill innocent animals in a brutal way in her spare time, but some of the cases mentioned were a bit out of hand- like the girl who got kicked out of school for expressing her opinion- sure it wasn't a nice opinion, but nothing worth getting kicked out of school over

    Really, kind of a mob mentality that strips people of the comfort of anonymity- and like all tools it can be used for good or bad

    I'll have to think about it...
    “The phrase 'Someone ought to do something' was not, by itself, a helpful one. People who used it never added the rider 'and that someone is me'.” - Terry Pratchett

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