posted on Sep, 14 2011 @ 09:27 AM
Good day y’all,
I consider myself a lurking member of this website. Sometimes I feel the urge to post, most of the time I don’t. But I always enjoy reading threads
up until like 10 pages to see how it develops and if any breakthroughs are made. And I noticed something I thought was interesting: people never seem
to cave in.
There’s always the blame of misinterpretation, out of context quoting, putting words in the other’s mouth, etc. But very seldom you read
acknowledgements of the other person being right in some respect, or taking something back, or anything in that manner.
(By this time I feel it’s time for a little DISCLAIMER: I know I’m guilty of this too, this thread is not meant as fingerpointing, it’s mere
Anyway, since I noticed this, I started to study it and came to another conclusion. Most statements are extremes and more importantly, people tend to
see anyone who doesn’t agree with them as a part of the counter extreme of their statement. Follow me?
For example: Poster A provided a UFO vid. Poster B is skeptical of the UFO vid. Poster A will accuse Poster B of being a nonbelieving narrowminded
sheep. Poster B will accuse Poster A of being a gullible loon. While Poster A might just be interested in the video and Poster B is really just a
Now my guess is none of the two came with the intention of bashing someone but it happened anyway, because somehow it just seems to be the way it
The follow up question is, where did this all come from? And I think the answer to that, though I hate to acknowledge their influence, are trolls
(internet trolls, not the mythological onces).
So in effect, by insulting, flaming, name-calling and being stubborn beyond reason, trolls are forcing other people to take stance at extremes and
change the mood of a forum.
They should not be able to do that...
Now where am I going with this? I don’t really know, I guess it’s about respect for each other and trying not to get carried away to much if you
had no intention of insulting someone at first. Oh, and don’t take anything personal. Because in the end, no one here knows who you are, so nothing
can be personal to begin with.
Ps.Okay, so maybe I’m just stupid for thinking I’m presenting some new insight, in which case, I am sorry. If you, however, had not come to my
conclusion and feel the same way, I am glad.