Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash: Pick Two (aghrivaine) wrote,
Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash: Pick Two
aghrivaine

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Internet forums

I haven't participated much on "the board" in years. It only took a day of activity to remind of way. Something about internet discussion forums turns people (myself included) into the most easily offended, most insulting and least easy-going versions of themselves. It's a constant scrum where insults trump argument, and arguments are snark-fests rather than rational discussion.

You know how hamsters have little bars they can press and a treat rolls out? Well, forums are like a bar I can press and aggravation and irritation roll out. I made some really good friends as a result of that forum (some of whom are reading this!) and so I don't regret it. But I'm shocked at my post count, which is still absurdly high. I really had no life back in the early aughts, I guess.

Anyway, I miss my friends, but I don't miss the aggravation bar. If only I could have the one without the other.
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