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What are your impressions towards the idea of suppressing some of the voices being spread online? From the correcting of spelling and nit-picking of the misuse of caps locking everything, to the silencing of ideas and opinions contrary to that of the majority? There are other cases in which we, as a community, try to either correct, retaliate against or neglect when witnessing the behavior of our fellow online interactive society that I will not begin with stating in hopes of them being brought up by those of you who spare some time in reading this, and that we may discuss.

Personally I can't say that I follow this idea of bringing a crusade in publicly castrating every little problem brought about by some arguments, but I can say that I do find myself at times when my emotions getting the better of me and, being in my state where my social restraints come off, make me act upon my disgust or dislike. I feel the urge to rather help guide these little pups as they mature over their course of using the internet to put in an effort in making the sides of "aged and experienced internet explorers" and the "jr. high mentality leveled noobs" come to a point where there isn't so much unnecessary vulgarity and "punishment". No, I'm not free of being vulgar free, I fuck up every now and then when careless or when caught up in the heat of the moment; but, I do believe in that the internet is a medium where we reflect of thoughts, ideals, emotions and random bullshit that ultimately reflects the person we are. The individual discussing or sharing their emotional approval/ hatred of whatever they come across is what I believe to be the actual person and not the excuse of being a mere facade in the act that they claim to be bringing up. And as such, it graves me to witness how aggressive of a people we have become. I simply prefer peaceful times over those of violent natures and moments.

With that said, how do you react towards those situations where what you read online just forces you to make a response? Whether it be and action outside of the computer (i.e. raising and frantically flailing your arms in the arm whether it be out of shock, anger, etc.) or a quick response to whatever you is you have witness, do share. I look forward to seeing what it is some of you do.
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Everything, and anything should be allowed, be it an out right unreasonable insult, or an extremely well structured argument.

Lol, nothing ever "forces" you to make a response. You've always had an option to ignore it, you just choose to respond.
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Anything and everything should be allowed. But if you put your opinion and position out there you should also be prepared to defend and discuss it. That said, you don't always have to respond because, let's face it, some days you're just too tired. And, as Haikinka said, you choose to either ignore it or repond.

Suppressing and censoring certain voices is a bad idea, you'll end up chasing those people into holes where their ideas might become even more radicalized. Usually these people are young, and their opinions comes from somewhere, from some experience or upbringing and they run the risk of becoming radicalized if they don't get to hear other opinions that defy theirs.
Certain subjects are like a can of worms but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be brought up for discussion, but if the discussion strays from reason and rationality the best thing to do is to end it and ignore it.

I chose long ago to ignore most things, because I don't like heated arguements and conflicts, but there are times were I have to fight with myself to keep my mouth shut.
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@haikinka

haha I understand that, but the way I chose to react to my emotions when they reach a certain point is being exaggerated into a way I hope people see as me being one to go with my feelings on certain occasions.





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@Lycanthrope

solid points. and thanks for being some of the hope I have in having these discussions.


On a side note, next time I respond I should try to fit them in one or two without all this space being here for I feel disappointed in myself in taking up so much space haha. But I don't regret taking the time to reply. Thanks so far for the feedback. And ah man... but i like enjoying things

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Well for me it is very important to have your own thoughts, ideas, and opinions. However, like life it is important to understand that there are many different spaces, with different ways to navigate the world. I personally believe that we have the power to do anything. However, although we have power to do anything, we choose to give up some of our power in order to function in a semi thought controlled environment.

For example, if you see a red light, a yellow light, and a green light, it is accepted that on a red light you stop, a yellow you slow down [or in my case hurry up lol] and green you go. YOU have the ability to do what ever you want, you could run the red light, you also have the power to stop. If you don't follow these simple driving rules, there can be lots of accidents. So as a usually accepted consensus from the masses, we allow our power to be limited when driving. This idea of power limiting can also be applied to life. Imagine if everyone just wanted anarchy we would run into each other and do whatever. I could pepper-spray someone on black friday because they are holding something that I want if there weren't any rules. However, that would mean anyone could pepper spray me at anytime since there are no rules. So, it is accepted that there are some rules so that we don't end up running into each other on the road or pepper-spraying anyone.

Crunchyroll is a good example of a community. The "truth (s)" for existing on Crunchy roll or for some online communities is not the same as other communities. As a moderator I am bound by the CR forum rules. Which are and are not limited to: http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-406095/cr-siteforum-rules-updated-november-28-2012 In the past these rules were made to make the CR forum environment a safe spot for anyone. So, there are times were I do suppress some individuals because they are not following the rules. The individual might be new and didn't read the rules, however, the rules are there for a reason, not just some tyrant who decided that this is how it is, but accepted rules by the community. As a person it is crucial to learn the rules of any community you are a part of and act accordingly. If you do not follow the rules you will be reminded, just like in life. You pepper-spray someone for no reason you need to face the consequences for your actions.

Last example (I promise), I have noticed that act differently around my friends then I do with my parents. I have noticed this phenomenon with my friends and their parents as well. It is totally your decision on how you should act. However, there are ways of getting your voice out there by learning and following the rules and regulations of the community. Also, like noted above, don't take thing so personally or seriously. Have fun


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Also, one of the rules is not to double post.... which means don't post back to back.... it is not just you, this rule applies to everyone... In the past people would post and bump threads non-stop just to get CR points. Thus, the rule is to only post once and wait till someone replies and make another not to have 2 consecutive posts you can "Quote" users into one comment back to all just to keep the forum cleaner with less clutter. And so, I fixed your 2 comments above mine and made it one big comment "Quoting people" please don't take it personally.:


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Thanks for the input, I really like the point made with the traffic lights on power limits. I respect your ability to share these insightful thoughts in such an awesome persuasive essay format that I feel I should have put a bit more of an effort to learn back in elementary.
I couldn't agree more on the consensus being Crunchyroll's forums being a good example of a community that functions so smoothly and in check. I really enjoy being part of a community with such a flow in it's workings. Where the enforcers of the regulations are some that the community grows to love and aim to revolve around. Where the respect of understanding in what is fact in keeping the forums running is just so admirable.

As for the phenomenon, I feel that a reason why that is so is due to the comfortable feel we have with them. The subconscious awareness and acceptance of when we can lower our guard and just be so natural seems to be a factor in that play.

On the edit though, no hard feelings. I came across the forum regulations like 20 minutes after I fubbed up. Haha, my ignorance knows no bounds. But thanks for the heads up in such a friendly way. It's just that I was, and still currently a noob in being able to use the quote function. And thanks for the edit and helping me not look so sloopy and foolish. I look forward to the other discussions I so happen to find you in. For the fun!
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