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I Feel Manners Are Important On the Internet Too

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    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

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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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    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 70+, F 23 Responses Sep 6, 2010

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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 31-35, F Jul 19, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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, 2014

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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 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 20, 2014

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I am a believer that manners are important to me and I do not care what age you are. I have discussed this issue with my children. Either they use proper manners when talking to...
    computerfemale computerfemale 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 20

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    I feel everyone should have and use manners regardless of age. I expect a man to open my door, place my wrap over my shoulders, and pull out a chair at a meal for me to sit on.
    oldernudistfemale oldernudistfemale 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    My partners mom is always messing with her food and things and physically with her husband at dinner. I find it awkward and annoying to watch as I have to fake my laugh. I'm not...
    llivan llivan 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Please at least say hello before you start asking personal questions of me. Manners cost nothing. If it helps imagine you are meeting me for the first time in person - would you...
    jillibeanz jillibeanz 18-21, F 12 Responses Apr 21

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    This is how I was raised and a few of my two year olds first words were please, thank you and you're welcome. She now has better manners than a lot of adults I know. :)
    Bluebell83 Bluebell83 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 23

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    in a relationship with a dominant male. i enjoy being his slave and will make him happy at all costs. first relationship like this and the "newness" is still new and exciting going...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 22

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    I live in the south where " yes mam" or "no sir" were expected in the early 70s. I said it, but my parents were not so strict they expected it or made me. true story, my next...
    Amelia445 Amelia445 46-50, F 9 Responses Apr 23

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    i hate bad manners. i hate it when people dont say please and thank you. i always do.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    People ask me how I use data up so much all the time. It's because I'm hurt and I have no one to talk to about it all and I need something to make me feel better. Sometimes it...
    Headlights Headlights 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 9

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    B came home from school one day, and as I asked her about her day she informed me of kids in her class "dating"... WHAT IN SAM'S HELL!!!! HOLY FUDGMACICLE PIE!! - B, 10 year olds...
    Orchidspetals Orchidspetals 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 24

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    I spent the day today with my 17-year-old daughter helping her get ready for her first Prom. Makeup......Nails.......Hair........OMG we left the house without out fru-fru smell...
    litteltreasure litteltreasure 41-45, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I don't like it when kids use curse words.
    GEMWASHERE GEMWASHERE 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I wouldn't consider a mannerless male as a 'Man',at all....yes, manners are that important to me!
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 18

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    I don't consider rudeness or childish behaviour nice or cool... not funny either... good manners are not a luxury, they are a must if we want others to respect us and our feelings...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    Men without manners are pigs!
    koditrust koditrust 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 5

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