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I Feel Manners Are Important On the Internet Too

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    ryksteman ryksteman 56-60, M Nov 25, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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...
    updown2020 updown2020 51-55, M 3 Responses Aug 8, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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 3 Responses Apr 20, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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...
    23rdcamp 23rdcamp 66-70 1 Response Mar 8, 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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    Brooke6813 Brooke6813 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    okay so this ones a biggie . in fact its the whole reason I found ep in the first place , but I've shied away from posting til my thoughts were a lil more concrete ..... so here...
    dannybyanymeans dannybyanymeans 22-25, M 7 hrs ago

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    Ever feel like you've added to your circle a profile that is the same person just using 2 profiles. I'm getting that feeling. LOL! I might be paranoid though. Damn schooling...
    MrFoolery MrFoolery 41-45, M 15 hrs ago

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    Your demonstration of them reflects your capability of acceptance towards people and mind your self in terms of respect, honor and dignity towards them.
    SkyeJ SkyeJ 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    pay attention to those around you, their needs and wants. Be aware of how you treat others because sometimes it's all in the approach. Show ppl that you do care about how they feel...
    Fuzzybear79 Fuzzybear79 36-40, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    There was a woman behind us today while shopping and she was huffing and puffing away because she couldn't get past us on this busy isle, when she managed to push her way past us...
    CookmySock CookmySock 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I feel a lot better. I took my mind off my tummy by playing my favorite game. And doing my fun video project. Besides I love this game:)
    Lizandavan Lizandavan 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    and that someone helped me and made me realize a lot today. At first I thought I was the one helping her but then the situation switched, now she is the one helping me! if you're...
    khrystyn khrystyn 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    It doesn't cost anything to hold open a door, or say please and thank you
    ToastedSandwich ToastedSandwich 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Talk manners to me na na na nananan nana na na talk manners to me ;p
    mel7leo mel7leo 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I feel like manners have gone completely out the window. Parents seem to not teach their kids the importance of such things anymore. I get weird looks when I hold the door for...
    mel7leo mel7leo 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    So why did you just let yourself in???
    Whinny00 Whinny00 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    whether there's nothing to do, or if there's something important I should be doing, I get trapped in Internet land, doing things I want to instead of things I should be doing. help...
    CreativeKitty CreativeKitty 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Guys ALWAYS complain about how confusing/annoying girls can be but they're no different. This one guy that I like/liked (I'm not so sure anymore) is a total sweetheart. He's smart...
    Readers201 Readers201 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I met someone here that is very important to me. She makes me feel relevant, important, and desired. And I hope if she happens to read this. She realizes the impact she has on my...
    ambull1 ambull1 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    This experience is probably only used by teenagers who are going through a tough time. I was one of you guys, I'm still a teenager who goes through a lot of ****, but believe me...
    BMTH99 BMTH99 16-17, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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