I Feel Manners Are Important On the Internet Too

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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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    23 Responses Sep 6, 2010

    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

    I think people are using on the Internet the

    same manners like in reality. Rude people won´t have good manners in Internet and gently people won´t be rude on the Internet. One thing when I am about to chose my friends is looking at their manners, the way how they are talking to me.
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 10, 2015

    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
    22-25, M
    May 14, 2014

    Of Course They Are!

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

    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

    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
    Dec 14, 2009

    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

    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

    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
    2 Responses Oct 5, 2009

    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

    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

    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
    Oct 14, 2011

    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

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Apr 20, 2014

    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...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Nov 23, 2011

    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


    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

    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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