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Old Sep 17th 2012, 8:51 am
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...a rationale, reasonable debate on any topic using internet message boards or comments sections?

Discuss.
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Originally Posted by the_red_sheep View Post
...a rationale, reasonable debate on any topic using internet message boards or comments sections?

Discuss.
No. As someone will always disagree, even if they don't know what they are disagreeing with.
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Old Sep 17th 2012, 9:24 am
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No. As someone will always disagree, even if they don't know what they are disagreeing with.
You're a ****ing bigot / racist / sexist / chauvanistic / misogynist.

And worse. You're WRONG.

*insert big word to sound clever*
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Originally Posted by the_red_sheep View Post
...a rationale, reasonable debate on any topic using internet message boards or comments sections?

Discuss.
It seems to depend a lot on the anonymity (or perceived anonymity) of the posters. If people know who you are in real life you might be less likely to give your bigotry or general idiocy an airing.
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Originally Posted by weasel decentral View Post
It seems to depend a lot on the anonymity (or perceived anonymity) of the posters. If people know who you are in real life you might be less likely to give your bigotry or general idiocy an airing.
That's where I've been going wrong.
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That's where I've been going wrong.
Set up another account and post your bigotry from there, use two laptops and have an internet argument between your various persona.
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You're a ****ing bigot / racist / sexist / chauvanistic / misogynist.

And worse. You're WRONG.

*insert big word to sound clever*
Just because some cantankerous arse's on message boards subscribe to Parisology it makes them no more cleverer than you and I.
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Just because some cantankerous arse's on message boards
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Originally Posted by weasel decentral View Post
It seems to depend a lot on the anonymity (or perceived anonymity) of the posters. If people know who you are in real life you might be less likely to give your bigotry or general idiocy an airing.
I tend to agree. Whist we like to believe that we live in a more tolerant, less bigoted, less racist, better educated world - people are just less inclined to display such traits in person, but will quite happily spill their bile over the internet.

Sad really, lots of angry little men and women out there who unfortunately now have a public outlet for their aggression and can easily find others to play along with, or attack.
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But there is a lot of us on here that either know each other or I know who they are in real life. It doesn't make me post any different to what I would if no one knew who I was. Infact some times it makes it worse as I don't want to be seen to endorse my company or what I do.
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But there is a lot of us on here that either know each other or I know who they are in real life. It doesn't make me post any different to what I would if no one knew who I was. Infact some times it makes it worse as I don't want to be seen to endorse my company or what I do.
You perhaps don't hold many controversial opinions? Maybe, just maybe, you are relatively normal?
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But there is a lot of us on here that either know each other or I know who they are in real life. It doesn't make me post any different to what I would if no one knew who I was. Infact some times it makes it worse as I don't want to be seen to endorse my company or what I do.
But then there is the element that when you know someone personally, or via something like this over a period of time, know that they're sarcastic, or blunt, or a bit of a twat, and factor that into your perception of there comment/s. However, for someone reading a single thread or post for the first time they may take a much more literally view.

My initial point, whilst slightly related to boreds such as this, was really more about comments sections like on the BBC news website, newspapers sites etc, where there tends to be less back-and-forth debate or conversation and more just a list of increasingly absurd and angry drivel.
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Originally Posted by weasel decentral View Post
You perhaps don't hold many controversial opinions? Maybe, just maybe, you are relatively normal?
I wouldn't go that far! lol
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I wouldn't go that far! lol

Oi, Poke it!!
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Oi, Poke it!!



I don't mean it - you are relatively normal!
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