Are ppl more real online or just bigger douchebags??
Old 07-13-2009, 03:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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In regular society, for the most part the majority of people are polite, shy, reserved to strangers in their normal daily face to face interactions.

Online however, it seems the opposite, everyone got a opinion and people say shit they would never say to someones face.

So are people just faking it everytime they leave their house? Or alternatively, does the anonymity of the computer just turn people to act more like jerks then they really are?

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Old 07-13-2009, 03:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Overall people are probably a little less shy, but speaking for myself I am pretty much the same as in real life when it comes to my opinions and the fortitude or nuance that I present them.

Of course people are faking, that's not even a question. It's mostly up to the point that people don't even know it themselves, it becomes a second nature. But I don't think that's by definition different than online.

Some will fake everything online (imagine 35 y.o. male pretending to be 16 y.o. boy... ) but with most it will just be a marginal difference: maybe putting on a smile when you really feel like shit, online that might be the same. Presenting one self just a little better than what's real. A touch of vanity if you will. For some this mechanism may be less important online because of the anonimity.

On your point of everybody having (expressing) an opinion that's not true. There are people just reading and not reacting. On the point of aggressive debate I think it's a dynamic. Aggressive debating evokes aggression on the other side, plus you're not face to face so there is no identification with the other and no non-verbal communication, so there's much less understanding each other. Plus there are of course more people picking a fight or looking to piss other people off. That group does correspond to your question in my opinion.
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Old 07-13-2009, 06:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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people online think they own u if u ask me its pretty annoying...but whatdya expect when their behind a computer safe in their room?
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Old 07-13-2009, 07:31 AM   #4 (permalink)
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People are both, easily.

Most people have no social skill anymore as everything is Twitter this, Blog that, Facebook this, blah blah, blah.

Society is turning into that kid that sat in the corner of the lunch room in Elementry School by himself drawing and eating a smelly sandwich.

The internet persona of most people is all they got, so while it is totally fact when they act tough or whatever, that is what they want to potray and what they take as real, but in real life they are a pimple faced geek sitting in their mothers basement surfing.

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Old 07-13-2009, 08:07 AM   #5 (permalink)
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hey, thats not true!! im in my uncles basement!!
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hey, thats not true!! im in my uncles basement!!
Im logged on at the library-public access bitches....
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:36 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I would say that all of my real friends that I dabble with online are almost 100% true to their actual personalities.

The few that I have met in person after knowing them online only, were also very close to their real selves.

I have met a couple guys that sure had a lot to say online but couldnt really communicate in real life, but they are the exception.
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:44 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I think a lot of it is in the way you read what a person writes.

I can say the same things in real life that I say here and never insult one person.

Ya know?

Think of how badass you are with your buddies....
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:51 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I even know of a guy who pretended he was someone else on-line.....I think he said he was a pro poker player or something.

That I don't understand.
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:52 AM   #10 (permalink)
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people should act the same way online as they do in real life.
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:05 AM   #11 (permalink)
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people should act the same way online as they do in real life.
Should, yes. But that's probably not the case overall.

I'm stubborn and a little pessimistic.........oh wait.

I'm a quiet person to some degree in real life but online it's kinda different. I'm pretty new to posting on message boards and i'm trying lately to be a little more subdued and less negative since, when i first started i at times would get carried away and go wayyyyyy overboard. I'm trying.
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:30 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Should, yes. But that's probably not the case overall.

I'm stubborn and a little pessimistic.........oh wait.

I'm a quiet person to some degree in real life but online it's kinda different. I'm pretty new to posting on message boards and i'm trying lately to be a little more subdued and less negative since, when i first started i at times would get carried away and go wayyyyyy overboard. I'm trying.

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Old 07-13-2009, 11:34 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Nice avy fancylad. Still havn't seen the movie, only played the game.
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:36 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Nice avy fancylad. Still havn't seen the movie, only played the game.
one of my favorites. It's a true classic.
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:38 AM   #15 (permalink)
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What were you saying???
lol....i meant this is the first message board i've ever posted on. So, maybe i'm not new anymore but i've only been posting for a year and i'm trying to not be so overzealous.
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:48 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Would you say this person, is more of a douch online, or is this his real personality? Just curious. some name have been kept out to protect the innocent

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and how much cashes on that name? which u saw me on personally? enough to be a pro? Or is that a lie too? Go watch another episode of buffy u single 4 life, brokeback bum... fuck this forum boot me off, u all talk like it matters to me lol i just like talking shit about ball, but with a bunch of bum buddies, who are 30+ and never really played or had interest til toronto got a team, now seem to think they know alot about it, believe me, im not losing alot...

so plz, boot the fuck outta me, im a member on real forums with more then 10 regular posters, who dont all lick eachothers asses, middle aged fucktards, with no life playing "survivor" on a forum... god, how pathetic can ya get, boot me plz, fuck off and blow me too, plz keep track of me as i make more $ in a month then u guys make all year, appreciate the love

Thriller, u still owe me a gay jewish basketball avatar when rockets make the playoffs, u know it all fuck tard, skinny jewish kid with a big mouth from ottawa of all places lol

LATER HATERS!! FUCK ALL Y'ALL, SEE YA ON REALGM IF U WANNA BE ON A REAL FORUM WITH MORE THEN 10 REG POSTERS WHO ARENT MID 30s AND KNOW FUCK ALL ABOUT BALL!! PEAZZZZZZZZ

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Old 07-13-2009, 11:50 AM   #17 (permalink)
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one of my favorites. It's a true classic.
I'm going to download it right now.
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:53 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Well I act the same way here as I do in real life. Except that I am not as shy. Online I don't have to be but sometimes IRL I am shy(a little). I am mostly the same other wise, but I swear much more IRL then I do on the site
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Old 07-13-2009, 12:09 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Benzo.

Thats a great post, did I do that drunk?
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Old 07-13-2009, 12:50 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Thats a great post, did I do that drunk?
No, sober.
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