posted on Oct, 15 2012 @ 11:46 PM
I totally get the "Don't feed the trolls." And I could have ignored them, if it weren't for the sexual lingo, violent threat and rude tone that
started it all. I may let people run their mouth, but not in such a way that is DISRESPECTFUL (As how everything was that started this all.) I have my
boiling points, just like any one of you do.
I shouldn't have to argue defending myself. Or an opinion I perceive of a troll in MY INTRODUCTION THREAD. If you are entitled to your opinions on my
looks, my attitude, my ego, etc... why am I not entitled to say the way I perceive your opinions? A little unsound, don't you think?
Let me ask you a question...
If I were to come to your introduction thread where you simply say hello and tell me a small bit about yourself and I tell you I want [insert random
violent act here] to you and then list a descriptive list about things I hate (your looks, your personality, even the way you speak/type), then close
with [insert an inappropriate sexual comment here]... How would you REALLY React?
I will assume you would have reacted much like I did, or maybe even worse. It might have even actually hurt your feelings, or offended you.
But then you move onto another topic.. but the comments keep coming... and then another chimes in... by this point you would be rolling eyes at the
comments, like I did, and again ward them off with a snippy response, and go on about your business.
And then finally, I tell you I am forced to apologize to you, so I am saying I regret it... to only be attacked by another random person for not
recognizing (WHICH I REGRET as) an apology... and the conversation about your looks and your style and your ego and the opinions about you START
It's no surprise my comments became a little more personal, and maybe they did have a rude tone to them in the end, but how long and how often would
you let these remarks continue on a thread of yours without finally saying something?
Some of you may be able to say you would ignore them, but I have been reading and participating in other threads, and it only take one disagreement to
get some of you going... While some of you are the attackers, there are a good few of you who do not feed into the trolls, but everyone is different,
reacts different, thinks different, and that is part of what makes us WHO WE ARE.
Some of you welcomed me and right away became interested in the experiences I have had and the input I had to offer, and it seems some of you could
not get past my avatar, which is common in the real world... but this is an internet forum.
This is not the corporate world, this is not a social ladder that I have to climb, this is a CONSPIRACY THEORY forum... Where liked minds meet and
intellectually discuss things. It should not be about my avatar, or the way I type, or the way I articulate my words...
I am sorry that I did not get so upset at the comments that I didn't go cry in the basement. I shrugged them off and left a sharp tongued remark.
That irritated some of you and gave you false preconceived notions about me. I never said I was without fault.
But I did so because the comments did not shock, or surprise, me. That is the real world bleeding through on the internet amplified by ten times and
the anonymity of being able to say something to someone you may not be able to say in person...
If you met me in person, would you have said what any of you said to me upon first meeting me?
If it is time that it will take to "prove" I am more than what my avatar leads you to believe, then give it time and leave the infantile judging
alone. Get to know me, ask me an intelligent question, read some of my other threads. I can guarantee you I will be here long after this thread dies,
and I will still be the same person I am today, you will just have gotten passed my avatar.
To Katharos, Domo1, and any others that have been welcoming... I appreciate the support and understanding.
To those who have not been so kind, please take this experience and don't judge the next new member. We can all be respectful and learn from each