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posted on May, 27 2012 @ 09:05 PM
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I wish we knew who we were talking to on social media

I think it would make social media more honest.

I think we should all get a internet id and we should not be able to post anything online that is anonymous.

The id would be required to log onto the net so different ip addresses would not matter. People would know who you are no matter what computer you are on.

I have had many insults here on ATS. I think this would happen less if people had a face or identity and were not hiding behind an avatar.

Its only a matter of time since they are already arresting people for the things they post on twitter and facebook. I will be happy to lose the right to anonymity. I will be happy that all the cowards do. it will be awesome.

Its a form of verbal assault that happens on sites like this very often. It should stop. And people should always know that there are potential consequences for their actions.

I like a good burn and even a good insult. But some stuff on here goes too far.

And beyond insults,you can be accussed of serious things like domestic terror or inciting hate. People should have the right to know who their accusers are.

We dont know if we talking to a15 year old kid or a sad old middle aged guy. It would be better if we knew.

Anonymity on the web encourages cowardly behaviour. I will be glad when they get rid of it.
edit on 27-5-2012 by Germanicus because: (no reason given)




posted on May, 27 2012 @ 09:06 PM
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Well if you dont like ATS,dont let the door hit your ass on the way out.

We wont miss you.



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 09:07 PM
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reply to post by Germanicus
 


Well,until then I will have to endure it.

I like Social Media sites but I just dont like the anonymity.



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 09:09 PM
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reply to post by Germanicus
 


Coming from a guy that insults people all over the boards



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 09:11 PM
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reply to post by Germanicus
 


i think there is a line.

And I dont think I have made any major insults.

I have been a little rude at times but mostly returning fire.

And Im not exactly anonymous either.



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 09:12 PM
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reply to post by Germanicus
 

Umm...are you talking to yourself or am I missing something here?



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 09:13 PM
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Originally posted by LightSpeedDriver
reply to post by Germanicus
 

Umm...are you talking to yourself or am I missing something here?



No.

I was talking to myself.

You didnt miss anything



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 09:13 PM
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Germanicus, are you ok? I can't tell if you're having some fun or a mental breakdown of some sort.

J



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 09:14 PM
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Originally posted by Germanicus
Well if you dont like ATS,dont let the door hit your ass on the way out.

We wont miss you.


Why not force people to be implanted with micro chips so we can track people 24/7/365.

If you want to know real people get your butt out from in front of your pc and go out into the real world.

BTW is your real name Germanicus?



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 09:14 PM
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Originally posted by LadyJae
Germanicus, are you ok? I can't tell if you're having some fun or a mental breakdown of some sort.

J


I can never tell that either


Nah,Im good


Thanks for the concern hey. Just being stupid.



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 09:15 PM
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You want privacy on the internet (our last hope) to be gone because you dont like being called a doo doo head? YOU DOO DOO HEAD!!! The internet is our last hope because you can anomalously release files, organize and talk about topics the Government does not want you to talk about. You dont have to respond to trolls.



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 09:16 PM
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Originally posted by buster2010

Originally posted by Germanicus
Well if you dont like ATS,dont let the door hit your ass on the way out.

We wont miss you.


Why not force people to be implanted with micro chips so we can track people 24/7/365.

If you want to know real people get your butt out from in front of your pc and go out into the real world.

BTW is your real name Germanicus?


Yep, Germanicus Sextus Maximus.



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 09:16 PM
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LOL. In that case, carry on


J



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 09:16 PM
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Originally posted by Infi8nity
You want privacy on the internet (our last hope) to be gone because you dont like being called a doo doo head? YOU DOO DOO HEAD!!! The internet is our last hope because you can anomalously release files, organize and talk about topics the Government does not want you to talk about. You dont have to respond to trolls.


Well doo doo head is fine.

There is worse than that.



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 09:20 PM
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Originally posted by Germanicus

Originally posted by Infi8nity
You want privacy on the internet (our last hope) to be gone because you dont like being called a doo doo head? YOU DOO DOO HEAD!!! The internet is our last hope because you can anomalously release files, organize and talk about topics the Government does not want you to talk about. You dont have to respond to trolls.


Well doo doo head is fine.

There is worse than that.


Its the internet, no one knows you so what does it matter if they say any thing worse? I am saying take insults on the internet lightly because the person does not know who you are and they never will. Calling you a doo doo head is just as bad as calling you stupid.

Its pretty selfish to want to make every one use a ID card to use the internet because you cant take a minor insult.
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posted on May, 27 2012 @ 09:26 PM
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Originally posted by Infi8nity

Originally posted by Germanicus

Originally posted by Infi8nity
You want privacy on the internet (our last hope) to be gone because you dont like being called a doo doo head? YOU DOO DOO HEAD!!! The internet is our last hope because you can anomalously release files, organize and talk about topics the Government does not want you to talk about. You dont have to respond to trolls.


Well doo doo head is fine.

There is worse than that.


Its the internet, no one knows you so what does it matter if they say any thing worse? I am saying take insults on the internet lightly because the person does not know who you are and they never will. Calling you a doo doo head is just as bad as calling you stupid.


Maybe. I dont like some jerk calling me stupid but there is much worse than that too.

Edit- I call people stupid myself at times. Or morons. Its not too bad.
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posted on May, 27 2012 @ 09:27 PM
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Originally posted by Germanicus

I think we should all get a internet id and we should not be able to post anything online that is anonymous.


I couldn't disagree more. In the age of id theft (i've rarely stated before, but was part of the ps network hack) I would never desire to have my information (real name, address, etc) on the net. The day this passes, I'm out. Once the crowd is done roaring in joyous certimony of this fact, I just wish to state, I shouldn't have to put anything online I don't chose to. I see your point, that there are those that will take advantage, but for those of us that us wish to not have to deal hacks, the less information on myself I can give the better. I myself, don't always follow this rule well, but I don't think anyone has a the right to force total reveilance (that's not even a word -.-)


Originally posted by Germanicus
I have had many insults here on ATS. I think this would happen less if people had a face or identity and were not hiding behind an avatar.


Yeah, sorry on the nazi thing, but honestly, we would've had that conversation face to face if it was an opition. You're a lil bit of distance for my budget though, my man.

I think most don't hide behind their avatars as much as use them as a projection of self (leave it to the shrinks to define mine, I just enjoyed the episode myself). I know the trolls will be the obvious arguement here. But when you can literally slam them with such brillant poetry, I have no idea why you would care if they hide or not. ^.~


Originally posted by Germanicus
Its a form of verbal assault that happens on sites like this very often. It should stop. And people should always know that there are potantial consequences for their actions.


Isn't looking stupid kinda it's own consequence? Maybe that's just me (looking stupid..heh).


Originally posted by Germanicus
I like a good burn and even a good insult. But some stuff on here goes too far.


You're a bad a$$, you can handle it.


Originally posted by Germanicus
And beyond insults,you can be accussed of serious things like domestic terror or inciting hate. People should have the right to know who their accusers are.


This is true, but I still am uncertain to the point of you knowing my home address if I don't wish it. In the end, sometimes people say some mean stuff. Just let it go. If they had an intelligent arguement, they'd state it, instead of insulting, right?


Originally posted by Germanicus
Anonymity on the web encourages cowardly behaviour. I will be glad when they get rid of it.


I cut some out, obviously, ya'll can see his post for what it is in the OP. Just my two cents on what points I thought I has something to say.
As usual Germanicus, you bring forth some intresting ideas, not all which I can agree with, but are always well stated. I hope, perhaps, you might see the view of a casual net user or a tin hat (I'm a little of both) not wishing the whole world had easy access to my personal information.
The reason you get assualted the way you do, is because you bring ideas that not everyone can agree with (or was simply programmed not to) to the table in a brillant way. And while some might be able to appericate this skill, many others will always be upset by the words spoken, where as they should try to discuss them, as (from my humble perspecitve) that is what this site is all about. Not just ETs and government conspiracies, but intelligent discussion.



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 09:31 PM
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You are a nice fella


Thanks droog.



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 09:38 PM
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By the time I finished my response, I got to see your self argument.

Maybe I'm reading too much into something, but you sir are a genius. You do everything from stand up comic to poet to social commentary to ...well, I got to admit, I'm still not sure what this one was...but by morning I bet dollar to donuts I wake up with a "OH HOLY SPIT, I GET IT!" moment. I do know this though, it's another one of your "works" so to speak.

You sir, are a true genius and artist.

I don't say this to kiss ass mind you, though I can see those thoughts already, but you've literally taken what social media has turned into and made yet another piece of art about it. That's a skill my friends, I hope ya'll can enjoy it for what it is.

edit: then again, I am a conspiracy theorist, so reading into things is kinda my bag, so to speak.
edit on 27-5-2012 by Lasr1oftheJedi because: a final thought



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 10:05 PM
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Maybe you should just quit worrying about online insults.
I mean come on. Who cares? I could care less when someone insults me.
Why use the internet if you can't be anonymous?





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