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I Feel Manners Are Important On the Internet Too

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Mar 20

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Apr 20

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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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    Darn right . I have had a lot of rude people

    bother me on the Internet most of them where adults. Very sad.
    REALWORDS823 REALWORDS823 18-21, F Mar 23

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    No one has ever made me feel so much as you do you know who you are!!
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    I believe kids are growing up to fast because society puts so much pressure on them. If you are not like the boys and girls on the magazines and television then you're nothing...
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    I can't understand how some people can be so rude. It doesn't hurt to say please and thank you. I wonder, do they learn it from their parents? Yes probably
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    horsess horsess 66-70, M 4 days ago

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    I can't say my life is bad. I have good times. But in the end I am going to die like any other person that went to school and had a job. I not saying I am a quitter, I fight for...
    Ddxcv98 Ddxcv98 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    My housemaster told me to grow up earlier so I'm gunna have to start making more serious posts........ "Briefcase"
    projectgwyn101 projectgwyn101 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    At work I saw a family and all five kids in an age range of 6 - 14 had an iPad... Don't kids play with sticks anymore?
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Faster than the weeds in the yard hard to catch up to em kinda being dragged behind em .....:((
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    When I was 3 I wasn't begging my mom or dad to let me play on their phones I was begging them to take me to the park what Is wrong with this generation
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Manners are a lost art. ESPECIALLY on this site. So... let me lay down the ground rules by which I abide. 1) I don't care about your junk. When you send me a message with a...
    Boulier Boulier 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    Pushing People Away.Why do we push people away when it is against our nature as social creatures to do this? No one really prefers to be alone deep down yet at times we isolate...
    angelicsmiles angelicsmiles 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 9

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    I just feel broken. Not used. I'd have to be acknowledged to be used. He just walked out and left again. Always going. He always says where to. But never who with or when he'll be...
    tristaspuella tristaspuella 22-25, F Aug 28

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    I do not want to see the world full of losers and failures, the bullies are important, only the bullies are bad ***, without them the world would only pu-ssy
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