Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Feel Manners Are Important On the Internet Too

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 1,408 People

    Of course manners are important on the internet.

    . Maybe even in some ways more important! After all, so many people do most of their communicating with others through the internet..
    dollghost dollghost 26-30, F May 12, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Higher-end Communication

    Manners are important because they keep discussions from devolving into a ******* contest with threats and insults. They are vital to intelligent discourse. The internet is something that allows us to change the world. What kind of world do we want to live in? One where people...
    monsterdog81 monsterdog81 31-35, M 1 Response May 1, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Yes They Are Important

    Just like you wouldn't go around asking people people to get naked upon your first encounter with them, I think the same should be true on the internet!!!!!!!!!!
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25 23 Responses Sep 6, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    A Face Of Pure Light

    Manners are important everywhere. The internet should not be an exception. It doesn't matter that we can't see each other. Behind that screen is a human being, someone with REAL feelings, REAL thoughts. Someone who remembers. Just because we can't see the details of the...
    Emptysoul30 Emptysoul30 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 18, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Um, Excuse Me?

    Okay, I'll acknowledge that trolls will be trolls.  Some folks are just like that.  That does not mean it's okay to be rude or nasty to somebody just because you're hidden behind a screen name!  I've seen an alarming decline in common courtesy in the real world...
    MossAgate MossAgate 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 17, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Blah Blah Blah

    You're gonna flag? Quoting the TOS ? Cause ep is serious business forserious, right? Blah blah blah...... that's all your stories read like Flag this bish
    EdieQuinnz EdieQuinnz 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 8, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Universal Code Of Conduct

    Foul language should not be used. Please refrain from blaspheme, toilethumour and slander on the internet.
    ryksteman ryksteman 56-60, M Nov 25, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    It Is Easy

    It is easy to sit at home, behind your computer, and be a bully. If someone had to face the other person face to face they wouldn't be so ready to be rude or mean. There is a term for that. You take that stuff out of a chicken coop and put it in your garden.
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M 6 Responses Dec 1, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Of Course They Are!

    I mean, who wants to talk to a rude *******, even online?
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Apr 15, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Internet is awesome.It shows what we really are

    when "noone is looking".But I do look and learnt so much from my observation.How manners to some it is just a social pose,something obligated to do...but behind the screen comes out the real self knowing noone will judge...Manners are something more than hypocrisy and looking...
    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F Jul 19, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Try

    Manners are important on every level and in every situation. You never know who may be on the receiving end of comments or stories that are posted.  I keep this in mind as I am posting my comments.  I just don't want to hurt anyone's feelings or be rude if I can help it...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F Oct 5, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Yes They

    i feel that manners are very important  in person and on the internet .  every online college says you need to have entique . internet etique .
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 14, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Be even more decent on the internet

    because there are many more eyes from different parts of the world....be good and you will be treated good!!!
    gautamgk gautamgk 18-21, M 1 Response May 14, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Am Not Asking For You To Agree

    I think there are better ways to get opinions across without berating a person that you don't even know and name calling. We are all people here and even though we are not face to face you should speak to people with respect no matter where you are. You wouldn't really get into...
    aprilriver aprilriver 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 1, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Very. I don't like it

    when people talk sexual towards me or ask me to talk sexual towards them.
    laubrown1 laubrown1 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I so pissed off that very few of you guys have

    any respect for women on this website. You all can go to hell.
    singlemominohio singlemominohio 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 7, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Feel Manners Are Important On the Internet Too…

    I feel that it is important to have manners on the internet, just as if it was real life, after all who wants to be around someone who is really disrespectful. I know I sure as hell wouldn’t want to be. I have found out, that there are a **** load of people on the internet...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 5, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    So Rude

    I think it is rude to join a group that clearly opposes your point of view just for the sake of trolling and insulting other members of this community.Here on this site, there are a couple of trolls who are card carrying members of the Tea Party movement but ironically have...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 11 Responses Nov 23, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    True Characters

    The great thing that internet contributed is that we can express ourselves to the world. May it be for arts, philosophy, literature, random ideas and wisdom. Internet can also provide us anonymity thus make us feel secure to express idealism. However, doesn't mean we have to be...
    CallmeCamille CallmeCamille 66-70 1 Response Mar 8, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    No Need to Be Rude

    There is no reason for people to be disrespectful of others while online. This is after all an open forum. I have my own protocol for behavior when I am here. I treat my friends and potential friends with all due respect and courtesy. We all have our own opinions and views on...
    oldnwise2 oldnwise2 56-60, M 11 Responses Oct 4, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Manners Maketh Man

    I think the way anyone interacts in a respectful manner to people in real life, should be applied online as well.  Sometimes, I go into chat rooms and people are so rude, aggressive and obnoxious.  I suppose they feel that once you cannot see them or know who they are, this...
    BabyKarma BabyKarma 36-40, F Jun 2, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    This is important. Why are we

    so horrible to each other online? Not just on EP but generally. It is becoming such a large problem that I'm starting to see in media reports about people who have suffered or experienced rude people. If the internet is here to help people reach out and seek friends, then this...
    MisssCharlie MisssCharlie 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 20, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Ugh...

    I hate it when people think just because you can't see their face or whatever that it means all rules of social contact are null and void. Retards.
    katnipkitkat katnipkitkat 41-45, F Feb 17, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Manners On Ep Would Be Nice Too.

    Okay to be honest I do it some times but some people here do it all the time. When they are finished talking to you they just go and you are left there wondering what happened. I mean when people are talking on the phone do they just hang up without saying good bye they just hang...
    updown2020 updown2020 51-55, M 3 Responses Aug 8, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Something You Can Count On

    I believe that good manners and common courtesy are always important regardless of where you are-- and that includes the internet.  Etiquette, in some form or another, is a feature of every culture, and therefore a part of culture itself.  Unnecessary rudeness is not only...
    WildMagic WildMagic 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    They're very important.

    People like sharing their opinions on topics and being rude towards them is horrible. How come when you're in person and you share your opinion, people will take time to listen and understand, but on the internet, as soon as you express an opinion different than others, they...
    UndeadMassacre UndeadMassacre 18-21, F Apr 6, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    General Use

    There is a great lack of consideration on the internet. What is it? That it's all procedure and no actual substance?
    abc123pjm abc123pjm 61-65, M 1 Response Oct 17, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Internet Manners?

    Seems almost a contradiction in terms at times -- so many people seem to feel that because they are anonymous on the net then they don't have to exhibit manners because they don't have to take responsibility for what they say.
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M 1 Response Oct 20, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    Now, I realize that we are online, but if I have to tell you that I was joking...as in...your ability to get a joke is a little lacking, then I am not sure if we were meant to be...
    mutantninjaa mutantninjaa 22-25, F 2 Responses 46 mins ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It is an annoying feeling when thinking of a Girl, my right hand often goes inside my pants, and i often get sticky fingers after sometime. In public transport, i often find any...
    zemli zemli 22-25, M 1 hr ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I can't buy a simple bowl without agonizing over which design to pick for crying out loud, I'm that bad at overthinking. It's hard for me to make a decision about anything and I...
    Leftofcenter4 Leftofcenter4 41-45, F 1 hr ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    If I were Important I would be able to do the things I want.I have arthritis in my neck and have some feeling gone in some of my fingers.I would be capable of doing things I need...
    mirth mirth 46-50, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It's sad when internet friends that are on the other side of the world feel closer than friends down the street
    silverxrose silverxrose 18-21, F 7 Responses 4 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    and sexuality! What do you think this means? I tried to watch to adult videos last night. One was a man and woman and the other was two women. I, against my will, got turned on...
    girlinwhite girlinwhite 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I like to think I have good manners. I find it hard to deal with people that have none, its not a difficult thing to have. The worst are the people that expect you to have manners...
    ReubyOneKenobi ReubyOneKenobi 36-40, M 5 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So i don't live at all and i feel like its killing me. I worry that i'll make a mistake or get myself hurt which i know that's life, it's a gamble but it's like im paralyzed with...
    MushroomFaerie148 MushroomFaerie148 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It's so weird. I've always had a drinking problem. I've woken up at least 3 times a week hungover and regretful, broke, covered in vomit, afraid to look at my ph, feeling ashamed...
    MushroomFaerie148 MushroomFaerie148 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Nobody understands what I go through on a daily bases and nobody really cares. Everybody wants to be heard. I see people online who seem to have the same problems I do. They want...
    bfsd150 bfsd150 26-30, M 9 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have a boyfriend yet I feel so alone. I spend too much time hoping the men I date will love me and my normal expectations but I'm constantly disappointed.
    amhermosillo amhermosillo 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bAqz0AwLRjk A LOVE LIKE OURS COULD NEVER BE DENIED. I remember that first day I read her answer, it was back in the begining of december 2014, I...
    ChantouKimmy ChantouKimmy 41-45, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My morals and values are my northern star...without them, I am lost.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It's common sense, people. I may not use them all the time, but only with people that 1: I really like, and it's acceptable. Or 2: I really hate them, and I don't give a...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Manners equate respect. Respect is a necessity.
    Olivia1962 Olivia1962 51-55, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The feeling of importance is a companion to the feeling of love, at least as far as I’m concerned it is. I want to be important to the man I love; not because he needs me to do...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 1 Response 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel