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I Feel Manners Are Important On the Internet Too

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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

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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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    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 Mar 20

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I do think manners are very important,my parents raised me,to have respect for people,so I do,and am a mom,and my child,has respect for others.Sometimes I meet up,with people that...
    momonsite momonsite 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    saying thankyou and just being really polite is so nice! and little kids around could pick it up as well and start being polite. be a ro-modle
    oliviatt oliviatt 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 21

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    Do you always know the right thing to say, at the right time?
    Johnnyrotten1 Johnnyrotten1 31-35, M 3 Responses Dec 7

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    This month, the month of December, have been a very depressing month for me and my heart. The pain keeps on coming every single damn day. I find it hard to hide the pain away...
    prxtxcxl prxtxcxl 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    And I finally found out mine.. the problem I got is I care to much.. its nice and stuff but it kina sucks too, I care to much to the point where I let my feelings take over and...
    vincent100 vincent100 18-21, M Dec 6

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    They really are. Talking from experience when i say that if they are absent in a kids life then that kid will never will fully grow up. Still in the child hood mindset because mine...
    whoscarlo5 whoscarlo5 18-21, M Nov 26

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    how did Athenians feel about the changes solon put in place
    keilufo keilufo 13-15, F Dec 8

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    Yes for Indian wives -especially when they get newly married.Mother in laws usually think them to be whipping horses.I was talking to a relative of mine married for over forty...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 14 Responses Dec 8

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    No, they're not. Typical red state with typical conservatives. I've met maybe 2 ppl here who aren't complete jackasses.
    RazorbladeKisses81 RazorbladeKisses81 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    some people think im mean but at least I can say "please" and "thank you" without fail
    BlueStar21 BlueStar21 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    When promises of talking almost everyday turns into once a week, then a couple of times a month. What happened to you saying I could count on you for anything?
    ZoAnnBow ZoAnnBow 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I lost my buff of three years all because I couldn't accept that she changed well she became a marihuana user all because she wanted to be popular
    Gabigee Gabigee 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I lost my pet parakeet tweeter and my neighbor next door, armando the same exact day, last year. They Both meant a lot to me in different ways but my heart just shattered into...
    marebare303 marebare303 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    This time around is never a good time for me. It happened 2 years ago... It shouldn't have happened. And we all separated after the incident.
    MacabreCannibal MacabreCannibal 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    We make it hard for our spouses when you compare them with others negatively.So we should never do it.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    Life is NOT a gift, it's just some thing that unlucky $p3rm get
    PsychologyNerd PsychologyNerd 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I would love to see that. a boy in a nightie
    gyty gyty 13-15, M Dec 11

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    {These manufacturers do a fantastic occupation of handling customer care troubles and making a valuable Group on Twitter, Fb plus much more.Encourage each offsite and onsite things...
    Nathan3691sfs9 Nathan3691sfs9 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It's almost spot on. I'm just not usually lost in thought. I'm absent minded because I don't sleep. That and I don't work on life-changing theories. XD "Portrait of an INTP...
    Twichl Twichl 18-21, F Dec 1