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Old 08-17-2018, 03:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Your forum "tone of voice"

This is something I've been guilty of plenty of times in the past so I'm not gonna be all holier than thou, but have you ever tried imagining reading some of your posts as if you were speaking to real life people and not just faceless pieces of text?

Wouldn't it be an interesting exercise that, instead of the usual, knee-jerk reaction of uncensored posting that we normally make when "arguing over the internet", we try to apply the same standards of decency, patience and politeness most of us accord to other people in real life?

Does your "forum tone of voice" match your real life one?
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Old 08-17-2018, 04:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 08-17-2018, 04:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I speak to people here the same way I speak to my friends. As in real life I can be a bit controversial, sarcastic and ballbusty and as in real life I genuinely dislike hurting people's feelings and try to be more nice and polite to people who I know couldn't handle the usual me.
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Old 08-17-2018, 08:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I think I'm roughly the same way. I offend people way less in real life since they can hear what tone of voice I'm saying it in. On here, I think I'm taken as being super serious waaaay more than I actually am.

I generally don't like fighting about things, so even when I complain about things, it's not really in any sort of ranty tone. Just calmly making observations. I speak sort of slow-ish real life... Not in any hurry.
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Old 08-17-2018, 08:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Wouldn't it be an interesting exercise that, instead of the usual, knee-jerk reaction of uncensored posting that we normally make when "arguing over the internet", we try to apply the same standards of decency, patience and politeness most of us accord to other people in real life?
I'm equally as critical and hilarious in real life as I am on here. It's not just an interesting exercise, it's what we Americans refer to as "being real".
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Old 08-17-2018, 09:55 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 08-17-2018, 10:06 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I think most people are fairly toned down in person. Nobody is ever as confrontational in real life as they are on the internet.
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Old 08-17-2018, 10:14 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Since I read more than I post here these days and my posts are usually short, I think it gives the impression that I’m a more tight-lipped, less outgoing person than I am in real life.
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Old 08-17-2018, 10:22 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I know that many of you probably think I'm a borderline genius with mounds of knowledge pouring from my mouth do to how I conduct myself here. Nope. I'm fairly uneducated and of average intelligence.
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I know that many of you probably think I'm a borderline genius with mounds of knowledge pouring from my mouth do to how I conduct myself here. Nope. I'm fairly uneducated and of average intelligence.
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