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Cyrano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 11:54 AM
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In my opinion, there are far too many ugly sentiments expressed on DU these days. Perhaps it was always thus, but Ive begun to notice it more and more.

Im not talking about original posts, or posts by those who disagree with the OP. Im talking about the extreme rudeness, insults and intentional cruelty of some DUers.

Someone complains about something and the Quit Whining crowd shows up.

Someone posts an unpopular opinion and, rather than a counter argument, too many are content to tell the OP that he/she is an imbecile, using words that don't break DU rules.

Someone posts something that not too many people are interested in and theyre told to Get a Life. If it's something you're not interested in, why not just go to another thread without hurling an insult?

And even on what most would consider an intelligent post, there are always those who will tell the OP that he/she is insane, again using words that dont break DU rules.

I read DU far more often than I post. But, over time, Ive noticed that many of the bullies and cowards are the same people. I have no idea what theyre problems are, but they are taking them out on us. And they are doing so because they can do it anonymously.

Why am I using the terms bullies and cowards? Because they say things online that they would never say to someones face. And this is the worst form of being a bully or coward. They are totally avoiding the possibility of getting slapped, or punched out.

I cant wait to see how many bullies and/or cowards show up on this thread.
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