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Old 09-25-12, 09:15 PM
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why im sick of internet forums

Scim through this thread.
http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=132137

i made a good intentioned warning and was attacked. not only attacked, but people seemed to be attempting to argue with me with ideals I agree with and expressed in my OP that I agreed with such princpals. yet people on the internet are so desperate for conflict that they seek to nitpick tiny mistakes in my argument in order to induce an argument. and me, being short tempered, was naive enough to fall for this. As I was justifiably frustrated at the irrelevant posts, personal attacks, and arguments that I agreed with being stayTed as if I didntt. and when I lost my temper and showed frustration, I was throughoue jerk. ME. unbelievable.

And can you stop the crap with oh you're in high school you know nothing. Your arrogance impresses nobody. yes i 16. I am not as experienced as you. but when you can't think of a counter argument so therefore resort to ad hominem saying shut up you're 16 its really annoying.

unless I say something like I have morrow experienced than you in so and so age is irrelevant and an immature defense mechanism.

Why is the internet so hostile? I know half of these people, nay, 90 percent wouldn't be so bold in person
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Re: why im sick of internet forums

I am the same age as you and never once have I had somebody refer to my age if they disagreed with me. There are many amazing, mature teens on these forums. I think that you should examine your own posts before you call others immature and hostile, and see whether you may have said something to provoke this kind of reaction.
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Re: why im sick of internet forums

I think it's all in the delivery and communication style.
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Re: why im sick of internet forums

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I think it's all in the delivery and communication style.
Which people with ADHD and commonly comorbid disorders suck at.

For the record, I read Dmitri's OP about self diagnosis and I found it accurate and useful.

I came back 24 hours later to see it had 42 replies. I didn't actually check the thread, so I have no idea what transpired there after that.

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I am the same age as you and never once have I had somebody refer to my age if they disagreed with me. There are many amazing, mature teens on these forums. I think that you should examine your own posts before you call others immature and hostile, and see whether you may have said something to provoke this kind of reaction.
This has less to do with your age and more to do with the fact that you have not expressed any unpopular opinions on forum. Whether this is deliberate pandering to the majority, a sign of indifference to issues or just a coincidental agreement with all/most members, I don't know. Also, you don't announce your age on forum, Dmitri does. I knew you were young, but I assumed you were 19-21, not 16.
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Re: why im sick of internet forums

Alexis de Tocqueville doesn't seem like such an idiot after all.....

I wonder who gets that reference
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Re: why im sick of internet forums

i disagree with your assessment of pooka, abi. it's not that she's not expressed "unpopular opinions" it's that she's done so respectfully.
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Re: why im sick of internet forums

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i disagree with your assessment of pooka, abi. it's not that she's not expressed "unpopular opinions" it's that she's done so respectfully.
You imply my OP was disrespectful?
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Re: why im sick of internet forums

Just before the thread was closed I was about to post my apologies. I did lose my temper. I wanted to apologize to the forum for that.

You see, I am an adult and should know better. Just because someone is trying to push my buttons doesn't mean I should take the bait. Sorry ADDF.
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Re: why im sick of internet forums

no. i'm responding to abi's suggestion that she's not had her age brought up because she's either pandering to a majority, apathetic or coincidentally in agreement at all times.

i'm saying there's another reason SHE, pooka, might not've had her age brought up when other's have disagreed with her and that reason is that she is respectful of criticism/disagreement/other perspectives. my post was in response to his suggestions and not a commentary on your thread start here.

as far as why your age is brought up, it could be simply that you have it cited in your signature. pooka, to the best of my knowledge, does not.
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i disagree with your assessment of pooka, abi. it's not that she's not expressed "unpopular opinions" it's that she's done so respectfully.
Let me rephrase: I have never seen her express unpopular opinions. I have certainly not read all of her posts. Probably not even half. So clearly she may have done so without my being aware of it.

Regarding Dmitri, I clarified that I only read his ORIGINAL post and did not go back to the thread. I do not recall it being offensive and I think I even repped it.
Granted I may have missed something as I've been unmedicated from Saturday to Monday.

Now his subsequent posts my or may not have been disrespectful, though if he was attacked in that thread, I don't blame him, as someone with an impulse control disorder on a forum dedicated to people with an impulse control disorder, for blowing a fuse or two [if he did]
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Re: why im sick of internet forums

Delivery style, communication style, and not fully understanding someone's intent through posts on a forum.

Yepper, we all struggle with all of the above.
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Re: why im sick of internet forums

Often times, threads develop lives of their own.

And some times they get out of control.

As someone who diagnoses ADHD for a living, I favor EDUCATION and ADVOCACY, over

self -diagnosis.

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Re: why im sick of internet forums

In the light of one thread being closed due to moderator review ,may i ask you not to flame or insult other people on this thread, we are all here to provide support for one another, please respect others, JULES
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Re: why im sick of internet forums

Did I flame or insult others? No. So don't act as if I did.
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what's the point of arguing if three pages down the line everyone loves everyone again? Can't we take a short cut to that stage?
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