It is strange, but some hubbers jus seem to insult other hubbers, no matter what the subject is. What would they do if they met the same person face to face? Would they be as rude? Has any hubber done this on a regular basis?
oh don't be affected by it. What matters most is how you see yourself. Maybe they have a problem.
Rudeness is usually a strong indicator that the person is currently living a miserable life.
Good writers are always very sensitive folks who see rudeness in everything others say. Congratulations! (joking)
I think when most people feel insulted it is just misunderstanding.
Absolutely, the forums have hubbers who insult our intelligence with almost every post they make. It's difficult to say whether they do it in real life or not, but it would stand to reason that they probably do.
I certainly TRY to insult people's intelligence. Unfortunately, sometimes there is just too little material to work with and the recipient will plainly not be able to truly appreciate what I'd like to offer. It's frustrating for both of us when the little birdie flies right over their little head.
On the other hand, a slightly misplaced sense of humor has caused people to think they were viciously maligned when nothing of the sort was intended. This can lead to the "rebound insult" - not initially intended, but since they seem to be expecting abuse, perhaps it is deserved after all.
You get used to people doing that Michele, but the best thing is to know that if they insult you its because they are insecure and unable to face what ever was said on an adult level.
They are jealous of other people, their talent and abilites. Rather than put in the time and effort to get themselves up to the same level as the person they are insulting, they would rather try and bring them down to their own level.
I'm sure there have been a few insults intended toward me, but I'm so thick I probably didn't absorb them! I'm blissfully unaware - although I have witnessed some scabby remarks aimed at others - I think the phenomenon of talking to people on very personal opinions without actually seeing them is what does it. It's like when I was a receptionist and people would be really rude on the phone, but if they ever showed up at the office to my face they'd be nice as pie! People pass on the stress the get. It's too bad. Best to ignore those ones - they're usually sock puppets anyway!
That makes a lot of sense, by the way, you have a very cute cat.
Newbie question... What is a sock puppet?
Here in britain its a toy and also an insult toward some one as if refering that they are like a piece of the male anatomy
Someone who uses an alternate account to hide their identity when posting in the forums. They may also be referred to as chickens**ts. But not by me, of course!
Sorry, I did not know what the answer was, so I looked it up. Randy was right. There are a few, not a lot. Being a newbie it made me courious.
Pay no attention to the man behind the puppet...
And how you put smiley faces on your posts? I am still learning how to hub.
the cat is an internet cat (purloined from a funny pictures site) not mine! But I love it.
there are all kinds of formatting tricks including smiley faces - click on the bold face formatting button at the bottom right of the post a reply window - to see how to make formatting changes and also how to add images and stuff. If you want to add one of your own photos - click the add photo (blue) button.
I know its too early for valentines - but I love this! Consider it your christmas present.
What I do to that cynics is I just take their criticism at a better perspective. You can't force anyone to think what you want to, but you can always control your thoughts. If someone tends to be rude, don't be offended by it. Maybe they don't mean it, or maybe it has other meaning to you.
Everyone keep calm... I am here to help. I will be making pre-emptive arrest from now on. This should not be happeneing ever again.
I have a hub that says that all relationships are based on a saying. The saying is "Misery loves company." So like someone mentioned, the miserable people are trying to you miserable. There is even a song about this by Taylor Swift: Mean http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYa1eI1hpDE&ob=av2e
So I am giving you an entertaining video so what does that tell you about me?
I don't know if you noticed this or not but in political and religious forums people comment about something that they're not aware of purely based on their perception of things in the world. Take example of astrology thread in forums where OP thinks anyone who is not in agreement with astrology is either not aware of astrology being science or if they know it then they should agree that it is science. WTF is that? We're not in medieval age to accept any random hippy coming out of the blue and claiming something by relating it with religion and tells us what is for real and what isn't. I take that as insult and would love to refute it in more aggressive manner as this type of 'pseudo intellectual religious' mental disease is killing people and progress of our society. Take another example, If any bible lover talks about biology and particle physics by relating it with bible and not with the real facts then hey, that guy or gal needs to take insult for this type of stupidity. Sorry we don't live in fantasy world.
But isn't that part of it too?
When the theist or astrologist is told that their belief is utterly ridiculous and irrational, they feel insulted.
We are supposed to say "Oh, sure, that COULD be true and it's perfectly reasonable that you believe that".
When we don't, we insult simply by being realistic.
I thought you were a liberal... Aren't we all about tolerance and acceptance?
Being liberal is about supporting people's right to believe what they want but it's NOT about insulating those beliefs from criticism. At least, it shouldn't be...
Tolerance? I tolerate everyone's right to believe whatever fool thing they want. I'm not going to pretend it isn't foolish, though.
Wow, no one can take a joke this morning Think I'll go pick up the wrapping paper.
I read this in a Saul Bellow book and it fits in here:
Q: What is the difference between intelligence and indifference?
A: I don't know, and I don't care!
Have a happy holiday everyone!
hi fellow hubbers! I wrote a hub about this and it might help you.
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