Internet Tough Guys
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Posted 8/30/13 , edited 8/30/13
This actually happened to me on CR and I will use exact quotes:

MK - No need to post this stuff

My question is why do people talk so big on the internet, but no show when it comes time to back up all that talk?
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Posted 8/30/13 , edited 8/30/13
Because anonymity is what creates a persona full of jerks who only can talk crap behind a screen.

Edit.
It's much easier to talk shit about someone online without risking the possibility of a broken tooth in real life. Compared to the internet , where you can get away for being a dick.
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22 / M / Ireland
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Posted 8/30/13

Shohee wrote:

Because anonymity is what creates a persona full of jerks who only can talk crap.


This is basically it.
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23 / M / California
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Posted 8/30/13 , edited 8/30/13
I get that on Counter Strike a lot. I just find it silly in a sad way.

Edit: Funny thing is, I'm not a jerk online but for some reason IRL I am, maybe because I hang out on Counter Strike to often.
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26 / M / Norway.
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Posted 8/30/13
Thank you, this made me laugh.

My experience is that people who talk like that on the internet do it because they are, for various reasons incapable of doing the same in RL.
It's often people who're insecure, frustrated, angry, afraid etc etc. Who go online in order to asert themselves or to simply vent their RL issues in a way that'll have no RL concequenses.

I once met a guy like this who happened to live in my area, he told me where he lived and wanted me to come to his house so he could bash my face in. I told him my name and where I lived, he logged off. This was years ago, but I still laugh when I think about it.
Posted 8/30/13 , edited 8/30/13
Wow fight me irl ur all pussies do u even lift.

Edit: Eh, they're just a bit of fun really. I'm sure they're all big softies deep down.
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F / Urban South
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Posted 8/30/13
Because the internet makes people stupid and rude. And also you were probably arguing with a 13 year old.
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Posted 8/30/13 , edited 8/30/13
Like mhibicke, said, it was probably just a 13 year old.

Someone who actually has a job, a school career, or a life would probably be too busy to do that crap.


Many of them are probably trolls spewing around common lines like, "Do you even lift, bro?'



For all we know, it could just be a cat walking across a keyboard and coincidentally stepping on those exact letters....
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23 / Rainbow Factory
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Posted 8/30/13
I'd hear that sort of stuff a lot back on Halo 3 online. The kids are just down right hilarious.
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Posted 8/30/13
what about teh internet tough gals don't forget us
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Posted 8/30/13 , edited 8/30/13


Hi there,

Please don't start new threads just to call out people who insult you.

If this is happening via PM, you can block the user by going to your inbox settings and add them to the blocked list. If it was in a forum thread, please report the insults so we can deal with them. In either case, calling the person out in a new thread is not the way to do it.

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