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  • turbid2wenty

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    Sep 06, 2010 2:36 AM GMT
    I appreciate honesty...it's one of those things I feel has nearly disappeared with so much communication occurring on the Internet. That said, I think there's a fine line between honesty, and rudeness. I was called a 'butterface' tonight, and while the person who said it I respect because of the honesty, I can't help but feel it was a bit rude too. Am I off my rocker?
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    Sep 06, 2010 5:25 AM GMT
    turbid2wenty said... I can't help but feel it was a bit rude too. Am I off my rocker?


    No. Welcome to the interwebz! For some reason, people say things in a virtual online community that they would never say face to face. You'll get to know who is real and decent. There ARE real, civil, and helpful people here.

    FYI, you're coming into RealJock during an interesting time. We've had some trolling problems as of late. So, don't despair, and please do stick around.

    Aloha and Be Well!
    Alan
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    Sep 08, 2010 2:55 AM GMT
    GAMRican said
    turbid2wenty said... I can't help but feel it was a bit rude too. Am I off my rocker?


    No. Welcome to the interwebz! For some reason, people say things in a virtual online community that they would never say face to face. You'll get to know who is real and decent. There ARE real, civil, and helpful people here.

    FYI, you're coming into RealJock during an interesting time. We've had some trolling problems as of late. So, don't despair, and please do stick around.

    Aloha and Be Well!
    Alan


    THIS......and develop a sense devoid of ego, knowing when to ignore hurtful and stupid comments. To acknowledge them is to feed the animal that spews them....just a friendly bit of advice.. as my friend Alan has said, there really are some super guys here...keithicon_cool.gif
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    Sep 08, 2010 6:20 AM GMT
    vetteset said
    GAMRican said
    turbid2wenty said... I can't help but feel it was a bit rude too. Am I off my rocker?


    No. Welcome to the interwebz! For some reason, people say things in a virtual online community that they would never say face to face. You'll get to know who is real and decent. There ARE real, civil, and helpful people here.

    FYI, you're coming into RealJock during an interesting time. We've had some trolling problems as of late. So, don't despair, and please do stick around.

    Aloha and Be Well!
    Alan


    THIS......and develop a sense devoid of ego, knowing when to ignore hurtful and stupid comments. To acknowledge them is to feed the animal that spews them....just a friendly bit of advice.. as my friend Alan has said, there really are some super guys here...keithicon_cool.gif


    Also, the new "Ignore his posts" and "Block Member" functionality are much improved. I've recently gone back to blocking those who display less than civil behavior in this virtual online community, and am quite happy with what I am now seeing.
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    Sep 08, 2010 6:31 AM GMT
    I guess that person has an insanely high standard, because you don't appear "butterface" at all! Has the world gone mad???
  • Kage

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    Sep 08, 2010 10:01 AM GMT
    turbid2wenty saidI appreciate honesty...it's one of those things I feel has nearly disappeared with so much communication occurring on the Internet. That said, I think there's a fine line between honesty, and rudeness. I was called a 'butterface' tonight, and while the person who said it I respect because of the honesty, I can't help but feel it was a bit rude too. Am I off my rocker?


    Butterface?
    Why butterface?
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    Sep 08, 2010 11:58 AM GMT
    GAMRican said[...]

    Also, the new "Ignore his posts" and "Block Member" functionality are much improved. I've recently gone back to blocking those who display less than civil behavior in this virtual online community, and am quite happy with what I am now seeing.


    I have found these two functions very useful as well.

    Another thing to try is to _always_ read for content, not for insult.

    If there's nothing but insult, then it's like looking at a blank entry and there's no need to respond.

    If there is content, by ignoring real or imagined insult you redirect the exchange back to something worth having. It's surprising how effective this strategy can be.