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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old Oct 27th, 19, 1:40 PM Thread Starter
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Does the web breed hostility?

First hopped on the web in 04...lots of fun laughs, entertaining


last few yrs it seems to be an opp for people to take their life out on others..not a "im going through this life problem stuff" but real narcissitc stuff. Dont know about anyone else but those types bring me the hell down fast.
Mostly from people who have apretty decent life but insist on ruining everyones damn day. Personal attacks stuff like that.
Is it just me?

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Re: Does the web breed hostility?

No, its not just you, people feel emboldened on their keyboards, and say things that would get their a$$ kicked in person. Typing is impersonal , it is sometimes hard to tell the emotion of typed words. You cant tell sarcasm by just reading a sentence, unless it is spelled out . Of course some people are just thin skinned and trigger easily. Terry
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The whole world is going NUTZ

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Re: Does the web breed hostility?

No, itís not just you. Anonymity makes Some people say things they would not normally say to someoneís face.
Itís OK to have discussions and even disagree but there is zero reason not to be civil.

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post #5 of 51 (permalink) Old Oct 27th, 19, 2:18 PM
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Re: Does the web breed hostility?

Much of it depends on where you go. Some folks who visit here have mentioned that this site is much friendlier than other car hobby sites. There are fewer personal attacks and a more helpful atmosphere. We seem to be more focused on cars than personal problems.
However, one forum here strays away from that. Current Events tells me all sorts of unflattering things about myself. It is all on the same site, with the same people who find that the CE forum is a place to change their behavior. Fortunately, no one takes that seriously. I suspect that works both ways, both posting and responding.
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It’s the whole anonymous part that emboldened some people, to weak in there normal lives but from behind a keyboard can say anything. Probably the same things that drives some of the mass shootings that are increasing with alarming regularity.

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post #8 of 51 (permalink) Old Oct 27th, 19, 2:28 PM
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Itís largely the anonymity, as mentioned, people will tone things down if they are face to face and have to deal with the consequences of their words. However, I do think the negativity doesnít exist in a vacuum. The people that conduct themselves in such a manner would do so, but to a lesser extent irregardless of the communication platform, be it in person, on the phone, through a letter, it wouldnít matter. The internet just amplifies their those characteristics which are already present.

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Ill agree this site is pretty civil and helpful not sure I understand the lashing out behind the keyboard deal. Growing up Id have gotten my azz kicked at home, respect was a big deal.
Manners, sir all that. DOesnt mean eveyrone else has to.

Off track, just noticed I walk away from the pc a lot more depressed these days than yrs ago. Then I can deal with ms negative, lots of fun.Uh oh being negative again lol
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I think the web breeds hostilities. people without faces saying stuff that they wouldnt say in public. I talk to some of the younger people in the gaming world where they play games over the internet, they get very vulgar, nasty and racist because nobody knows who you are.
I feel the net brings out the crazy in some mentally unstable folks, look at the mass shootings, before the net, not so much, today with instant news, people posting these things while they do it? I personally think it's a problem. jim

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Re: Does the web breed hostility?

Another (non-car) site that I frequent has a number of "trolls" who apparently have nothing better to do than make a negative comment on every single post. It doesn't matter who says what, they're agin' it. I assume they're 12 or 13 years old and ignore them... Many other posters don't.

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post #13 of 51 (permalink) Old Oct 27th, 19, 3:49 PM
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Obviously not everyone online acts in a hostile manner (yay!), but those that do certainly are doing so because of the anonymous factor. I makes me wonder it these same folks would be capable of violent acts if part of a mob, but would never do those acts if acting alone. These are people not to be trusted or taken seriously.
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I was on a few Chevelle sites on facebook and find a lot of people on some of them give really stupid answers to questions people ask.

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Re: Does the web breed hostility?

Back when I first started at the place I eventually retired from, one of the "Old Timers" told me anytime you think your FU or your life is not not going well.....Just come down here to work and look around....You will find that you are just fine.

I think the problem with the Internet, as many of you have mentioned above, is the seeming anonymity....But that is not so anymore.....Just Google yourself.....and anybody can do that. And I was just reading yesterday in fact that Google can and is tracking License Plates..... https://jalopnik.com/google-is-readi...tes-1839259494 So its not much of a reach to figure out where someone lives....if not today....definitely in the future.

So the Keyboard Commando who calls someone out about some silly difference of opinion....could be late to work in the morning while he is at Costco getting his tires replaced.....Its not that much of a reach.

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