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I Feel Manners Are Important On the Internet Too

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    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...
    DAW2012 DAW2012 51-55, M 3 Responses Aug 8, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Darn right . I have had a lot of rude people

    bother me on the Internet most of them where adults. Very sad.
    REALWORDS823 REALWORDS823 16-17, F Mar 23

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    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

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    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 26-30, F Jul 19

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    Of Course They Are!

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 18-21, F 23 Responses Sep 6, 2010

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    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

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    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

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    The trolls as there known are everywhere.

    . I was on the internet from the beginning and the computer went from being $3000.00 to its everywhere and on your phone.. Well it opened the world to every class and every type. I am not saying creeps don't exist at the upper end of society ( Wolf of Wall street extreme example...
    AgingGracefully AgingGracefully 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    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

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    Respect

    You’re still taking to people, just not having them hear: just see. If you’re unruly in real, then rather keep that away from hurting others with unwanted comments. If you think it’s cool, boy, do you have a big thing coming your way. If you have nothing nice...
    Floydess Floydess 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 5, 2010

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    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

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    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

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    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 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 20

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    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

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    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 70+ 1 Response Mar 8, 2011

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 16-17, F Apr 6

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    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

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    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

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    Related Experiences

    The great majority of people I seem to know have Horrible manners. They talk incessantly, interrupt others in even the simplest of conversations, talk negatively about others and...
    MamaAbby MamaAbby 56-60, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    It's respectful!I think manners says a lot about a person!Opening doors for each other, eating with mouth closed and not talking while eating, saying please/thank you, pulling out...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    Manners tell a lot about yourself,plus always fits good in any situation. I like to have class,yet I am a crazy girl. Never too late to learn...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I Use The Internet Too Much!!! 😑... One day without Internet... Feels like a month!!! (Kind of like a year!)
    Dawb183 Dawb183 13-15, F Jul 3

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    I was always envious of those kids whose parents could sit down and help them with homework, especially algebra, trigonometry, geometry, calculus and stuff..... oh crikey, how I...
    Moonpenny Moonpenny 46-50, F 2 hrs ago

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    Working in retail we have all sorts....some people have manners and then there's the remaining who have never heard of them. The way I deal with customers who don't even...
    lemolemo lemolemo 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    Sosaynotawordtokillmedangerareeverywherewinasoulwillgiveyouareward You too lazy to read the secret.
    PoHser PoHser 16-17, M Jul 2

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 22

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    believe in a united nation, county, world. we are not different races we are all one race, the superior race.
    Mike192837465 Mike192837465 18-21, M Jul 2

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    My kids are probably not going to like me for this, but they will not have their own tv or computer in their room at least until age 16, most likely. Depends on the kid. They won't...
    brittanys13 brittanys13 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I am a teenager, and I don't think I have grown up too fast, rather going through appropriate milestones and learning what I should. But my family knows another family whose kids...
    ICanTotallySurvive ICanTotallySurvive 13-15, F Jul 13

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    Wayyyyy wayyyyy wayyyy toooo fast. Why. Commercials. Movies. Music videos. Peer pressure. And. They ignore adults in pain. They say That wont be me...
    converted converted 46-50, M Jul 16

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    These kids are 10 - 13 talking about sex, having babies, and jobs, and I'm thinking "Excuse me? Where are your parents?" 😑
    TheAlbinoGirl TheAlbinoGirl 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 16

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    Yes she is and I make sure she knows it. She is the best and always will be. (Don't argue as this is one I will not let you win.)
    Jericho7 Jericho7 36-40, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I live right next to a school so I often see little kids going to school and going home. A few weeks ago I saw what looked like a 7 year old girl with an iPhone 5. I could just...
    HappensForAReason HappensForAReason 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I know that many people out there dismiss anyone on the internet and say that you never know who is really behind the computer because they can pretend to be anyone. That's true...
    PunkinH2O PunkinH2O 31-35, F 10 Responses Jul 11

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    Disrespectful men without manners are just unattractive!
    Nayaaa Nayaaa 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 20

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    I Am An Isfj Isfj- This Is Pretty Accurate to What I Am Portrait of an ISFJ - Introverted Sensing Feeling Judging (Introverted Sensing with Extraverted Feeling) The Nurturer As an...
    merguin merguin 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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    I feel like there are so many people that are important to me. People I love so much I would do anything for. These people do not value me the same. I used to consider myself a...
    lifealreadylost lifealreadylost 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Yes yo