The Nine Worst Kind Of Online Commenters

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    Nov 24, 2011 12:29 AM GMT
    Which one are you???

    From Queerty http://www.queerty.com/the-nine-worst-kind-of-online-commenters-20111123/

    1. One-track-mind crazies
    This includes the homophobic nuts who apparently receive alerts when certain topics appear on our site, just so they can come here and call us names before scurrying away like cockroaches. If you’ve come to this post to write a comment about something that someone told you appears in the Bible, this is you. Go away.

    2. The person who reads only the first sentence
    I realize I’ve already lost this person to the comments section: He’s down there now, clickety-clacketing away with profane insults or raising points that are dealt with in this piece’s sixth paragraph.

    3. The person who writes “Why are we wasting time on ____ when there are dying/oppressed people in _____?”
    I get this person a lot, because I write about lifestyle issues. His holier-than-thou attitude is based on a fallacy. He’s really saying, “This doesn’t interest me.” Which is fine, but it’s nothing he needs to tell the world about. That is, it’s not as though he spends all his time working to resolve world crises—he also, I assume, finds time to watch TV, listen to music, go to work, socialize with friends, eat corn chips, masturbate, troll the Internet looking for text boxes to write in, and so on. These activities, too, do not directly help end world hunger or disease. So it’s settled—we all occasionally engage in activities that other people find frivolous.

    4. The person who “can’t believe” [insert writer's name] gets paid to write for the Internet
    Believe it. If it makes you feel any better, writing for the Internet doesn’t pay well at all. Go ahead and try it.


    5. The person who is “shocked and appalled”

    6. The person who is shocked and appalled about a typo
    Listen—typos are a fact of life, especially in the fast-paced world of the Web. I’m grateful when people point mine out, so I can fix them. But let’s agree that typos are not indicators of subpar intelligence or a failure to grasp the basics of the English language. They are the result writers writing too fast, and of having too few copy editors — and sometimes of a glass of wine at lunch.

    7. The misinformed grammar expert
    This person thinks that you can’t end a sentence with a preposition (you can) or that you can’t split an infinitive (you can) — because Miss Higginbotham told him so in fifth grade (and everyone knows she’s the last word on the subject). As with typos, I appreciate having grammar errors pointed out, but I suggest that people do so with caution. First, do the necessary research (if you haven’t cracked a grammar or usage book in more than ten years, then you may need to refresh your notions about grammar). Second, be polite; self-appointed “grammar police” who are rude and insulting always end up making grammar errors in their comments.

    8. Mean people
    They suck, as the popular bumper sticker of the 1990s put it. Now, good writers welcome healthy debate and differences of opinion. But mean people often mistake their opinions for facts (admittedly, there are some gray areas there), and fail to recognize that a difference of opinion does not require threats of bodily harm. Also, using nastiness and foul language (and/or all caps) makes the mean person seem insane — it does not convince anyone of the validity of his opinion (in fact, it does the opposite). I am saying this in an effort to help all readers make themselves better understood.
    Anonymity, of course, is one reason for the mean person’s stridency: a certain type of coward will say anything when he doesn’t have to attach his real name to it. And writing an anonymous attack screed on the Web is one way, I guess, for angry-at-the-world people to release some frustration. We should pity them.

    9. People who engage with mean people
    You can’t cure crazy with a comment reply. Don’t try. Ignore mean people, and they’re likely to go away.


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    Nov 24, 2011 1:46 AM GMT
    Oh GOD I'm number six. Will be until the day I die.
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    Nov 24, 2011 1:49 AM GMT
    10. People who make up odd-numbered lists.
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    Nov 24, 2011 1:51 AM GMT
    I started out as 9, but now I just forum block with great freedom lol
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    Nov 24, 2011 2:11 AM GMT
    i'm afraid i'm the guy who doesn't always read past the first line....i will have to work on that.................
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    Nov 24, 2011 2:57 AM GMT
    Mean girl
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    Nov 24, 2011 3:00 AM GMT
    Two, I scan too much...and in fact I did not read the rest.

    Ten should be people that quote, quotes, that have already been quoted, and then someone inevitably quotes the reply to it, so it's just 5 pages of the same conversation, because no one will edit it down! (You know who you are.icon_twisted.gif )

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    *Wtf carpal tunnel.*

    For that one word reply.
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    Nov 24, 2011 3:25 AM GMT
    Rodcet saidTwo, I scan too much...and in fact I did not read the rest.

    Ten should be people that quote, quotes, that have already been quoted, and then someone inevitably quotes the reply to it, so it's just 5 pages of the same conversation, because no one will edit it down! (You know who you are.icon_twisted.gif )

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    *Wtf carpal tunnel.*

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    Truth.
  • bolero_of_fir...

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    Nov 24, 2011 3:26 AM GMT
    I refuse to read this list because I don't want to find myself on there.
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    Nov 24, 2011 3:28 AM GMT
    Sorry for being your number 9, jmusc. icon_biggrin.gif
  • Montague

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    Nov 24, 2011 3:33 AM GMT
    This post is fricking stupid, please go die in a plane crash with every other generalizing list making limp wristed slut
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    Nov 24, 2011 3:41 AM GMT
    GreenHopper saidI started out as 9, but now I just forum block with great freedom lol


    I too was a #9, now I'm a #11 Forum Blocker. icon_lol.gif

    It's amazing how peaceful and palatable my RJ experience has become!
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    Nov 24, 2011 4:03 AM GMT
    I'm surprised nobody has called this thread racist yet....icon_neutral.gif
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    Nov 24, 2011 7:01 PM GMT
    10. People who proudly announce when they block someone. That's becoming more and more frequent here. There are some here that must have their block and ignore his posts list into the hundreds now and announce it in the forum every time they do it. Who the fuck cares? Certainly not the person blocked or ignored because you've done nothing to them. They can still look at your profile. They can still see your posts. They can still comment on your posts. They can even still send off an email, you just don't receive it but they get no notice they are blocked. Essentially all you have done is blocked yourself. They are not blocked from anything. So what is the thing people think they are getting over on someone by announcing when they've blocked someone? Some do this several times a day. One fool yesterday proudly announced he had blocked every person that had posted in a certain thread. Big deal!
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    Nov 24, 2011 7:08 PM GMT
    Let's not forget about the racist assholes!
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    Nov 24, 2011 7:09 PM GMT
    jmusmc85 saidI'm surprised nobody has called this thread racist yet....icon_neutral.gif


    Haha, I just read this after I posted!

    But remember OP I'm the racist right? Not the thread.
    Anyway, I wish you a happy thanksgiving anyway icon_razz.gif
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    Nov 24, 2011 7:10 PM GMT
    Iceblink said10. People who proudly announce when they block someone. That's becoming more and more frequent here. There are some here that must have their block and ignore his posts list into the hundreds now and announce it in the forum every time they do it. Who the fuck cares? Certainly not the person blocked or ignored because you've done nothing to them. They can still look at your profile. They can still see your posts. They can still comment on your posts. They can even still send off an email, you just don't receive it but they get no notice they are blocked. Essentially all you have done is blocked yourself. They are not blocked from anything. So what is the thing people think they are getting over on someone by announcing when they've blocked someone? Some do this several times a day. One fool yesterday proudly announced he had blocked every person that had posted in a certain thread. Big deal!


    Consider yourself BLOCKED, Bee-yotch!
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    Nov 24, 2011 7:11 PM GMT
    What number do you fall under Jmusc85?
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    Nov 24, 2011 7:13 PM GMT
    unfounded7 said
    Iceblink said10. People who proudly announce when they block someone. That's becoming more and more frequent here. There are some here that must have their block and ignore his posts list into the hundreds now and announce it in the forum every time they do it. Who the fuck cares? Certainly not the person blocked or ignored because you've done nothing to them. They can still look at your profile. They can still see your posts. They can still comment on your posts. They can even still send off an email, you just don't receive it but they get no notice they are blocked. Essentially all you have done is blocked yourself. They are not blocked from anything. So what is the thing people think they are getting over on someone by announcing when they've blocked someone? Some do this several times a day. One fool yesterday proudly announced he had blocked every person that had posted in a certain thread. Big deal!


    Consider yourself BLOCKED, Bee-yotch!



    Bite me! Now I'm blocking you and everyone with a profile name that begins with 'U'.icon_twisted.gif
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    Nov 24, 2011 7:13 PM GMT
    I'm the sweetheart icon_wink.gif You won't like what I say usually but come on, how can you stay mad at

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    Nov 24, 2011 7:17 PM GMT
    I like this thread!

    jmusmc85 saidI'm surprised nobody has called this thread racist yet....icon_neutral.gif


    I'm waiting for those "you're so homophobic, your thread screams gay hate, you're a bad gay man!" comments. lol
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    Nov 24, 2011 7:20 PM GMT
    jmusmc85 said
    8. Mean people
    They suck, as the popular bumper sticker of the 1990s put it. Now, good writers welcome healthy debate and differences of opinion. But mean people often mistake their opinions for facts (admittedly, there are some gray areas there), and fail to recognize that a difference of opinion does not require threats of bodily harm. Also, using nastiness and foul language (and/or all caps) makes the mean person seem insane — it does not convince anyone of the validity of his opinion (in fact, it does the opposite). I am saying this in an effort to help all readers make themselves better understood.
    Anonymity, of course, is one reason for the mean person’s stridency: a certain type of coward will say anything when he doesn’t have to attach his real name to it. And writing an anonymous attack screed on the Web is one way, I guess, for angry-at-the-world people to release some frustration. We should pity them.





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    Nov 24, 2011 7:21 PM GMT
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    Claystation saidI'm the sweetheart icon_wink.gif You won't like what I say usually but come on, how can you stay mad at

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    I'm blocking your dog!


    You'll get over it pretty quick and unblock my dog, I promise
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    Nov 24, 2011 7:23 PM GMT
    Claystation saidI'm the sweetheart icon_wink.gif You won't like what I say usually but come on, how can you stay mad at

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    Nov 24, 2011 7:24 PM GMT
    I'm blocking every loser that has nothing better to do than be on RealJock on Thanksgiving.