forum nonsense

people can be so rude on the internet.  its the same behind the wheel of a car – that level of distance from other people enables the very worst behaviour to come to the fore.

If these kinds of people spoke like that to someone else in person, it would be a matter of minutes before they got their head kicked in.   You don’t see (mostly) stupid selfish behaviour in the person to person world as there are obvious and immediate consequences – so why be like that on the net?

Personal attacks and viscous sarcasm – I don’t need it.

So I’m walking away from a few groups on Flickr, a site thats given me a lot of pleasure over the years, but recently, and especially on some groups that I was really enjoying participating in, there are some real shitheads who’s personal attacks are, frankly, pathetic and they’re not worth my time or energy.

I fact, they are so not worth it, that I almost didn’t write this post at all.

5 Comments on “forum nonsense

  1. I think people use forums and the internet to say things they know would be so wildly innappropriate in real life. It is pretty gutless.


    • Hey Emily (welcome and thank you for stopping by!)

      Its amazing how rude people are on forums in general. I don’t get it really, I think it must be symptomatic of some pretty deep seated insecurities and resentment. I know Aussies are a bit more forthright when it comes to speaking their mind that I’m used to (being a Brit) but its rarely actually rude in my experience. Ah well, I’ll stick to the old adage – good manners cost nothing 🙂


  2. I 100% agree with this. I’m a pretty sarcastic person and I’ve read some things on online forums that have made me cringe. You know for a fact that those people wouldn’t act that way to your face…they are just internet bullies. Being forthright and honest is one thing, but people that make personal attacks just suck.


    • it did my head in – its shame I’ll miss some of the banter from the people I really get on with, but its not worth copping the crap 😦


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