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Quick question for you lot

Last posted Jul 04, 2013 at 12:27PM EDT. Added Jun 26, 2013 at 06:02PM EDT
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Have your feelings ever been hurt by a post online? Don’t include ones made on some social media site by people you know. Those aren’t what I’m talking about. Has a post online, made by a stranger ever caused you any real emotional distress?

I don’t want you to go into any more detail than you want to, but I’m just curious about this sort of thing.

Nope. The words of others are either meant to help or hurt. If they’re meant to help then there’s no reason to feel offended. If they’re meant to hurt, then there’s no reason to feel offended. Haha.

I guess I should explain a little.

Someone who wants to help you means no offense, they just want to see you become the best that you can be.

Someone who wants to hurt you only wants to see your squirm and feel insecure by their words. I don’t think these people should be given the opportunity. If you let their words affect you, you’re letting them win.

Words are just words. They don’t define character. You should know who you are, so you should know where your faults lie. Of course, there are people who are too hard on themselves, but I believe they should admit they’re being hard on themselves. Lying to yourself is a terrible thing to do.

I kind of went off on a tangent towards the last part. Whoops. Ah well, I think you all get the idea.

I can get annoyed quite easily at times, but never was this taken to the part where I felt personally hurt.

If someone sends you a PM like how you’re “shit at life”, “should go die”, and “nobody loves you”, they clearly have no grip on who you really are. Those words weren’t handpicked to hurt you specifically by getting into you personally, they are just mere anger issues by the person saying them. Pity them, not yourself, you are better than them for not running back to such strategies.

Last edited Jun 26, 2013 at 07:16PM EDT

I very rarely get peeved at people on the Internet. I enjoy seeing those who attempt to insult others over the web.

One thing my teacher taught me, though, is that you never truly ‘know’ a person whom you just met. Such as, you know nothing of things that may have happened in one’s past. Whether they have seen someone die or have been raped. You gotta be careful out there, trolls.

Yeah whenever I visited /pol/ everybody there was a hardcore right-wing conservative and none of them cared about women’s rights or anything and they all wanted blacks dead and it was just a bad place.

Omomon wrote:

Yeah whenever I visited /pol/ everybody there was a hardcore right-wing conservative and none of them cared about women’s rights or anything and they all wanted blacks dead and it was just a bad place.

It’s a land full of bigots spreading their bigotry.

It’s hurtful even when strangers consider all Christians to be bible-thumping, homophobic bigots. I wouldn’t be so hurt by it if the community in my town didn’t treat Christians the same way as well.

When I was younger and stupid(er) I let my emotions fly a lot online. People making opinions I didn’t agree with would make me start flaming or people posting respectful messages would make me bawl my eyes out. But of course that was all when I was a kid.

In time I learned how to properly deal with posts on the internet, starting with the realization that the old saying “Sticks and Stones” applies more to the internet than anywhere else

The second important lesson I learned is that when you get haters, or people start rejecting you…you don’t need to change their mind and get their respect,..nor can you. So I learned when to just stop responding to haters and go do something more useful with my time.

There are more lessons you learn on the internet as time goes by on how to keep your cool, or at least reduce the damage to yourself when you don’t. But I wont go into too much detail.

To this date, very few things make me upset. Certainly not anything you can say about me personally. You wont get past my wall of self-esteem, sorry.

Some things can make me frustrated or angry, like the last time Flat Earthers entered the Youtube comments and would not shut up, but I wont post when heated.

The last thing to really make me upset was the last news in the Syrian Conflict thread. But even then, it wasn’t because of anything anyone said about me and also I backed out when I saw that my jimmies were rustled

Last edited Jun 26, 2013 at 11:21PM EDT

Blue Screen (of Death) wrote:

In time I learned how to properly deal with posts on the internet, starting with the realization that the old saying “Sticks and Stones” applies more to the internet than anywhere else


I’ve never really felt personally hurt by a post online. I’ve felt my views attacked by posts from strangers, but I learned to ignore them the same way I learned to ignore hateful words from people I grew up with. Those were a lot more personal, and it just doesn’t quite hit as hard when it’s online.

Last edited Jun 26, 2013 at 11:39PM EDT

Fridge wrote:

Not really. Maybe when I was younger, but even then nothing gave me serious emotional trauma, and if it did I certainly can’t remember it now.

Ok scratch this.

I made a thread on /mu/ and some dude told me to fuck off.

And I don’t know but it hit something in me.

I think I’ll stay off there for a while.

Fridge wrote:

Ok scratch this.

I made a thread on /mu/ and some dude told me to fuck off.

And I don’t know but it hit something in me.

I think I’ll stay off there for a while.

And you didn’t expect that from someone on 4chan? Maybe you SHOULD stay off.

Like many have said, I’ve never had my feelings hurt by a stranger, but I’ve frequently gotten pissed off. I think it’s because I’m a cynic, but I prefer to be proven wrong about how nasty people are in general.

I remember a long time ago, there was someone online who I was trying to give constructive criticism to. They were putting forth a political argument that, while I disagreed with it, I thought was pretty solid. I told them that I respected where they were coming from, but saw some flaws in their argument, and suggested how I felt they could strengthen it. In response, they told me off for being a closed-minded bigot even though I hadn’t even expressed that I thought they were wrong! That was the first time I ended up swearing off politics for a long period of time, because far too many people don’t want dialogue, they just want to shove their opinions down your throat.

Being polite means so much more to me than being “right”.

Who are we? Where are we? Where are we going? Answers to these questions are sometimes naive and
amusing. Also, sometimes the answers amuse his nonsense. Is it worth spending your time on this search? Yes. Following this finding and watching it we can find the answers necessary and useful to us. And sometimes we can just smile and it will also be to our wholesome.

It’s like an eye for an eye on my part.
I’m mostly 50/50 on my arguments, whether I started it or vice versa.

I get hurt sometimes, but the feeling wears off because shit. It’s the internet, nothing can or will hurt you anywhere at all so you should stay free.

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Takes the form of a valid, rational, irrational, transcendental and imaginary. Has a logical basis. And, being introduced in a number of Boolean, allows us to complete the proof of even the most complex theorems.
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Mildly, yes. but it’s gotten much easier to ignore personal attacks the more you realize that what some guy online thinks of you doesn’t matter much at all.

The difficulty for me comes in the constant erosion of my beliefs; I hold views that are at odds with much of the mainstream internet, so I have to be careful I don’t adopt the internet at large’s opinion by osmosis through no reason or logic.

Personally hurt? Either never or not in a very long time…

Some posts however can have some weight to them and irritate me to a personal extent sometimes, I can be quite sensitive by that sort of degree.

Mack TheUnoriginal wrote:

Mildly, yes. but it’s gotten much easier to ignore personal attacks the more you realize that what some guy online thinks of you doesn’t matter much at all.

The difficulty for me comes in the constant erosion of my beliefs; I hold views that are at odds with much of the mainstream internet, so I have to be careful I don’t adopt the internet at large’s opinion by osmosis through no reason or logic.

I find this an interesting statement, partially because I know that interacting with people on the Internet has led to changes in my beliefs in many ways. Are you saying that you don’t want to change, or are you saying that you’re worried that you’ll change in too casual of a manner?

Brucker wrote:

I find this an interesting statement, partially because I know that interacting with people on the Internet has led to changes in my beliefs in many ways. Are you saying that you don’t want to change, or are you saying that you’re worried that you’ll change in too casual of a manner?

Worried that I’ll change with no good reason. That I’ll begin to believe something is true just because I hear it over and over.

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