posted on Feb, 21 2014 @ 08:48 AM
reply to post by BrianFlanders
You tell me how it works.
It's rather obvious — exactly the opposite way from how you appear to think it works.
I don't think anyone else needs to know.
Anyone you insult on the internet deserves to know who you are.
That's ridiculous. For one thing, everyone has their own idea about what constitutes an insult. I've personally seen MANY people get offended over
nothing on the internet. What you're suggesting would be an absolute disaster.
Not only that, even if it really is an insult, it generally ends there as long as the two people don't know each other. To suggest that people should
be able to stalk someone who insulted them is also just crazy. It would obviously cause many acts of violence, which is the complete opposite of what
you claim to be trying to prevent. If petty arguments among strangers on the internet are bad, isn't that even worse?
I've been online since the late 90s and have seen many (probably thousands or tens of thousands) of flame wars and arguments and I have never to my
knowledge seen anyone get physically hurt. They occasionally go on for years but they usually fizzle out once they get bored.
21-2-2014 by BrianFlanders because: (no reason given)