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13 February 2006 @ 05:33 pm
Two shiny pennies for you  

I suppose I should weigh in regarding the whole battle, but I really only have this to say.  When we speak in a public forum there is a certain etiquette that we observe.  Because the internet gives anonymity to it's users, that doesn't mean that we should lose that measure of formality. In forums that are open to everyone, those posting should be aware that anyone could conceivably read what they have written.  When a discussion is geared around a particular subject or person, I believe, unless the forum is members only, you should approach it as if you were speaking to the person face to face.  For example, if you were speaking about ( and I use this only as an example) a story someone has written that you personally didn't like for whatever reason, how would you give your opinion?.  If you were sitting in a room with this person, would you tell them "You story is so lame that someone needs to take it out back and shoot it?"  Chances are that you would try to be a bit more tactful with your criticism. And why would you be more tactful?  Because this is another person who deserves the same amount of respect you demand for yourself.   

That being said, I think there needs to be a little more "net-equette" out there.  Remember, when it's open to the public, there is always the possibility that the person in question may read what you've said and it may be, well, misinterpreted.  I think we all learned something from this.   

Much love to  presser_kun and lycheedreams ... they know why.

Current Mood: tiredtired
(Anonymous) on February 14th, 2006 02:14 am (UTC)
tis over
well, we managed to get the conflict to die. i dont know how, and i cant explain why. but it died down

hell, we even made some new friends out of this.

me, i,personally,made a girlfriend. Liz was one of my best friends until today.
[url=http://s14.invisionfree.com/Magic_Academy/index.php?showtopic=1032&st=60]Gretel Veissman[/url]

meh, its kinda confusing. dont feel like explaining. but at least you can calm down. its over.

evilkat_meow: ritsuka-heyevilkat_meow on February 14th, 2006 04:43 am (UTC)
Re: tis over
A girlfriend? Ben, that's wonderful! And just in time for Valentine's Day ;) Do something nice for her, you hear?

As for everything else. Don't question how it came to an end, just be glad that it did.
lycheelycheedreams on February 14th, 2006 05:11 am (UTC)
A very lucid point. Some people, including moiself, take the anonymity of the internet too far sometimes. It always takes a situation like this to make us all sit back and try to put everything in perspective. Kudos to you for maintaining a dignity that would have disintegrated on a lesser person. *hugs*
evilkat_meowevilkat_meow on February 14th, 2006 11:40 pm (UTC)
*Hugs* Let's hope things are in a new perspective. But this was definitely a learning experience for me, so I shall look at it that way.