• I think it's baked into the format of brief Q & A, you have to be succinct and direct, which leads itself to loss of nuance, which people tend to take as combative, which leads to conflict, which fosters more animosity. That, and some of us might be on the autism spectrum and have a difficult time communicating both positive and negative emotions constructively, but we are working on it.
  • I don't know, it was like that on the old AB.
    • bostjan the adequate 🥉
      Did you have the same screen name on old AB? I think I vaguely remember you, but I don't recall if we ever interacted.
  • Nameless/faceless ppl think they can say anything.
  • I haven't experienced it on here. Best way to deal with it is not personalise it, stick to the topic regardless of how personal any one is being, let them be horrible and don't try and change it, in your mind say I give you full permission to be horrible, it's less taxing than trying to change others. Plus, misunderstandings can occur on here, rarely people want to come into conflict unless they've created an account to troll which isn't true here as most persistent users are consistent in their manner. It may be just lack of knowledge of each other, or lack of personal awareness.
    • Shadow Of The Mind
      That is most likely true about lack of knowledge and lack of personal awareness
    • Shadow Of The Mind
  • For me it is people making up their own facts, and refusal to use logic. Having an intelligent debate is impossible because they don't use intelligence. When they can't answer your questions they use bluster, personal attacks and lies. In response, I use all the tactics that were used on me when I was with Yahoo Answers. They taught me well.
    • bostjan the adequate 🥉
      73.6% of facts are just made up. In the words of our most famous president, Abraham Lincoln, "Never blindly believe that which you read on the internet." Also 6 out of every 5 people don't know how proportions work!
    • Beat Covid, Avoid Republicans
      The problem is that if anybody has anything more progressive that what that small town in Alabama says you should say, like equal justice for all, you go nuts. Which is what you are, no wonder you advocate for crazy people
  • Certain people can get so hateful, because the truth hurts. It’s difficult to accept the realness of a situation, as it shines a light on things some people don’t want to see. If you receive hateful comments, it is a form of certain people trying to get you to shut up. Fear is for cowards. Stand your ground is how I see it. 💪
    • Jenny The Great ⭐
      And I'm proud of myself. You want to go a few rounds with me? You know I'll give you a verbal pounding. Don't worry about me. You should worry about YOU!

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