Is This Offensive?

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  1. Albert Genius profile image60
    Albert Geniusposted 6 years ago

    If someone over the internet tells "YOU are a moron!" -is that offensive?

    1. Disturbia profile image61
      Disturbiaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I find it more rude than offensive, and also indicative of the character of the person who said it.  When someone resorts to name-calling, which by the way is a big pet peeve of mine, it's because they are either trying to goad you into losing your temper so as to bring you down to their level, or they are just too stupid to think of anything better to say.  Either way, they should be ignored and are not worth the time or energy of a response.

      1. mary615 profile image93
        mary615posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I agree.   I'd just ignore it and go on with  my day! I call myself a moron all the time, cause I do dumb things. Or, I will say to myself:  that was a stupid thing to do!

    2. nightwork4 profile image60
      nightwork4posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      not really since they don't know me. plus i think a lot of people on here are morons, i just don't say it because i would probably get banned.

      1. Albert Genius profile image60
        Albert Geniusposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        *laughs* cool

      2. AshtonFirefly profile image76
        AshtonFireflyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        LOL smile

  2. kirstenblog profile image77
    kirstenblogposted 6 years ago

    It is a personal attack, and thus against the TOS for these here forums. As for my personal feeling at someone here calling me a moron, more often then not it's an idiot saying it so I don't get too fussed and am not offended in the slightest. Why care what some cyber idiot thinks?

    1. Albert Genius profile image60
      Albert Geniusposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks kirstenblog. You are right.

  3. wilderness profile image97
    wildernessposted 6 years ago

    Replace the word "YOU" with the word "I" and you get the real meaning of the post.  No, that's not offensive, just typically true.

    1. Albert Genius profile image60
      Albert Geniusposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It is a personal attack, and thus against the TOS for these here forums.


      I find it more rude than offensive, and also indicative of the character of the person who said it.  When someone resorts to name-calling, which by the way is a big pet peeve of mine, it's because they are either trying to goad you into losing your temper so as to bring you down to their level, or they are just too stupid to think of anything better to say.  Either way, they should be ignored and are not worth the time or energy of a response.

  4. skyfire profile image71
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    You're talking about Character ? LOL

    Stalking people on Facebook, Hubpages OR
    Hiding behind female avatars OR
    harassing people on forums OR
    getting offended by internet slang and then moan like little gal and attack others OR
    .....
    Creating multiple profiles to troll on forums etc etc. Shows Character of the Person ?

    this must be 1857 for you...   lol

 
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