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Posted 1/17/15
I'm not sure what you're asking. If you're asking if I let it get to me, sometimes, but not anymore for the most part. As time goes on I get better at filtering BS that comes my way or possibly or otherwise.

If you are implying internet tone, no, I don't always know. Who does. That's not a question. I may be getting better at interpreting thet, also. But, noone but the person typing knows what they really mean for sure. At a certain point one makes a choice how THEY will take something, one way or the other. If I get offended, I don't see it as a weakness on my part for allowing it to offend me, but only if it upsets m, and the writer is as much to blame as my response, so my guilt is mitigated by that~

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Posted 1/17/15
Identification of sarcasm on the Internet requires a bit of a sixth sense. This sixth sense can only be gained through experience, too...but results will vary from person to person.

Usually if I'm posting sarcasm I use [sarcasm][/sarcasm].....except the thing there is that it takes away the value of it being sarcastic.
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Posted 1/17/15
If I take to a public forum, I try to be as true to myself and as serious about my position as a commenter as I can.

I don't want anybody taking me as any authority. At the same time, I understand that if I don't put my honest self out there too, I have no place practicing sarcasm or asking serious questions or giving honest responses.

Sarcasm needs context, it is a failure of the satirist if his joke goes over the audience's head or if they pander to an explanation that ruins the joke. It is the failure of the audience if they get it and take the joke seriously, or if they don't get it and laugh anyway.

This is why we need Poe's law.
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Posted 1/17/15
I can interpret if you are sarcastic or not depending on the topic you are on or question that was asked of me
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Posted 1/18/15

RavingDragon wrote:

I find it nearly impossible to tell when someone is being sarcastic on the internet unless it's blatantly obvious. After all, we are just posting words without verbal communication and body language. How active is your sarcasm meter when reading posts on a forum? Have you ever mistakenly thought someone was being sarcastic when they were serious or vice versa?
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Posted 1/18/15
If you see me using the "xD" then i'm probably being playful.
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Posted 1/18/15

Lowlights wrote:


galaxiias wrote:

I'm always sarcastic.

Was that sarcasm?

The world may never know.


but are you nice with it?


Meh, I can be rude. But I always clarify I'm joking afterwards. ...Unless that was also sarcasm.
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Posted 1/18/15
Sarcasm is like my middle name. And I don't even have a real life middle name. But yeah, I've heard this as a problem a lot. I even have this problem in real life, because sometimes I'm so sarcastic, I can't even tell and I hurt people's little feelings. But like I care. People are kind of wussies these days. But when it comes to typing, I just put *sarcasm* at the end of the statement or put "lol" or "xD" at the end. But sometimes I can't tell whether people actually get my sarcasm or not, because when people get angry at me, I can't tell if they're stupid, trolling, or are really butthurt. But I do agree that we need something, like "sarcastic quotation marks" or something. But even if something like that is invented, I feel like people still will get mad. I think the only solution would be to allow your voice to be recorded with your words somehow, if a comment system like that is ever invented. Or video commenting, but that seems a little too far.
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Posted 1/18/15
It's simple.
Posted 1/18/15
I got a sensor for sarcasm so i think i'm good.

btw this topic is soo interesting.
Posted 1/18/15
it is hard to tell sometimes, because there are people who really do believe in the ridiculous things that they're saying.

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Posted 1/18/15

GayAsianBoy wrote:

it is hard to tell sometimes, because there are people who really do believe in the ridiculous things that they're saying.



Oh, gawd.

The porn star gif is now a blonde. Hahahaha
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Posted 1/18/15

TheZoldyckAssassin wrote:

One word:italicize.


Because italics can be used on every single website...
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Posted 1/18/15

FlyinDumpling wrote:


RavingDragon wrote:

I find it nearly impossible to tell when someone is being sarcastic on the internet unless it's blatantly obvious. After all, we are just posting words without verbal communication and body language. How active is your sarcasm meter when reading posts on a forum? Have you ever mistakenly thought someone was being sarcastic when they were serious or vice versa?
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I was waiting for you to post something hahaha!

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Posted 1/18/15

nekroneko wrote:


TheZoldyckAssassin wrote:

One word:italicize.


Because italics can be used on every single website...


Fair enough, but if it can be used then use it.
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