Why online comments are so toxic

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by 804brown, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. 804brown

    804brown Well-Known Member

  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Why did you post this, you stupid racist? <sic> :wink2:

    I did quite a bit of research when we were dealing with tie and this is consistent with what I learned.

    I often comment about Internet persona versus the actual real life personality.

    I assume these personae provide therapeutic treatment for some of their real life frustrations.
  3. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

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  4. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    Ok I confess. Here I am heading to Walmart today.
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Texan, you are far better than this. The last thing this forum needs is another moreluck.
  6. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Way to throw out another example, D.
  7. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    It's the weekend! Everybody expects it and it gets delivered!
  8. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    I thought Troll as a little man living under a bridge.
    Now I know the little man has a wireless hookup and a laptop hid under the bridge with him....yikes.
  9. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

  10. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    Sayeth Morelucklite: half the postcount, same great taste.
  11. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

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    Curious how many Democrats live on your block? Just download the Obama campaign’s new mobile app.
    The app, released last week, includes a Google map for canvassers that recognizes your current location and marks nearby Democratic households with small blue flags.
    For each targeted address, the app displays the first name, age and gender of the voter or voters who live there: “Lori C., 58 F, Democrat.”
    All this is public information, which campaigns have long given to volunteers. But you no longer have to schedule a visit to a field office and wait for a staffer to hand you a clipboard and a printed-out list of addresses.
    With the Obama app, getting a glimpse of your neighbor’s political affiliation can take seconds.
    While The New York Times dubbed the app “the science-fiction dream of political operatives,” some of the voters who appear in the app are less enthusiastic about it.
    “I do think it’s something useful for them, but it’s also creepy,” said Lori Carena, 58, a long-time Brooklyn resident, when she was shown the app. “My neighbors across the street can know that I’m a Democrat. I’m not sure I like that.”
  12. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    some caustic comments are retaliation, nothing more nothing less
  13. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Welcome back trp!
  14. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    Thanks Jones
  15. brett636

    brett636 Well-Known Member

  16. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    It's like the pun: If you think you hate them now wait till you get to know them.