Wars on MyLot?

Ireland
January 2, 2007 6:45am CST
I'm not referring to little disputes over smoking or drinking. I'm referring to those users with upsetting images in their profile who continue to post on the same political topics all the time, thus fuelling peoples' anger. I think we all need to remember that there are people from all walks of life here and that we should respect them all and not demean them. It upsets me to see that, even here on the net, we can't escape the wars that go on in real life.
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@tambdy (1969)
2 Jan 07
tell me about it i am getting sick of it, people who are so narrow minded that all they see is there own point of view. I am sick of seeing america is bad saddam is good posts, i think really these people should start to get reported to mylot or there is going to be a massive devide on here. Another thing which is anoying me is the amount of spammers and people who copy and paste everything on mylot. Great post + rating. P.S i know you will sort them out your not shy lol.
• India
2 Jan 07
Yeah really this Saddam posts lot of people started. It seems they're not seeing the old topics similar to their idea before posting here!
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• United States
2 Jan 07
Oh my goodness, me too. I made that post about stop generalizing all Americans, but I'm still seeing posts about if they should forgive America, blah blah blah...it's getting really tiring and repetitive.
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@RealIolo (1855)
• United States
3 Jan 07
You pick best responses in less then a day! Now there is a reason to get upset with each other. Wait for more people to have a chance to respond! We got six billion people on this planet, give some more of us a chance to get our two cents in before you go and pick who has the best thing to say about your conversation!
@Thomas73 (1467)
• Switzerland
2 Jan 07
I haven't been long with myLot and I am still to witness any of those 'wars' you refer to. It is indeed sad to see narrow-mindedness here as well as in real life. I suppose that it can get even worse on the Internet, as people all to often take advantage of being safely sat behind their computer screen. My philosophy is quite simple: I behave here like I do in real life, and I wouldn't post any message saying things I wouldn't say to someone face-to-face.
• Ireland
2 Jan 07
A good philosphy to have.
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• Zambia
3 Jan 07
That is a very good philosophy. Actually, people just gotta be real here, that is, behave as they would in the physical world. I once met a young lady online. Via Yahoo IM she was quite talkative and quite knowledgeable on topical issues, that I always enjoyed chatting with her first thing I turned on my office PC. We arranged to meet after a3-month online amity. Boy, was I disappointed to be with this coy, somewhat intellectually deficient young lady that we spent the whole evening just drinking. She was not as sharp on the topics as she seemed on YIM!
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• Philippines
2 Jan 07
Well this is a free for all site, so I guess users can post whatever discussions they want as long as it conforms with mylot guidelines. I agree with you that we should not demean anybody; were a community here so we should respect each other. We can always have a good discussion without creating tension or go to the extent of demeaning anybody. I'm just not quite sure who the user your refering to. Anyway, I'll surely find out who this user is.
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• Ireland
2 Jan 07
The particular user I'm talking about sounds like a very angry person and the photos he uses reflect this.
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• Ireland
2 Jan 07
The particular user I'm talking about sounds like a very angry person and the photos he uses reflect this.
@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
2 Jan 07
I totally agree with you there Bitty it is sad to see that People are having a go at each other here about Wars and Politics I love this Site and I enjoy coming on here but I actually now ignore those fighting discussions there is just no Fun in that
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• Ireland
2 Jan 07
That's probably the best thing to do. I'll count to ten in future and hope my screen refreshes with something different. LOL!
@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
2 Jan 07
Bitty you're too funny...refresh the screen...lol. Oh yea that'll work then they will have multiplied byt the time it refreshes and there will be 2 more discussions just like it. I think alot of the time people do this just to get a rise out of people.. hey they get alot of responses that way. Not from me however. I just responded to a different discussion and said "let them have it" but now I am thinking about, it why further their discussion. So now I won't bother with it myself. So refresh and move on ....lol
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• Ireland
3 Jan 07
You got it Mari. :) In fact, as I looked at some of the repies in this discussion this morning, I was very tempted to refresh the screen. LOL!
@banta78 (4335)
• India
2 Jan 07
I have been on mylot for quite some time but i don't think there are any major disputes over here. yes there are little disputes and arguments over somking and drinking. and people voicing their political opinions, some i might say too strongly but i think in a discussion forum like mylot we should encourage healthy debate. I feel more upsetting are the spammers here on mylot and copy pasters who have guts to just copy and paste anybody reply, discussion as their own and nothing is done about it. that is blatant cheating. and should be reported and these psammers should be done away with to improve the quality of discussion on mylot forum. I agree with your sentiments that we should voice our opinions in way not hurt other people's feeling like labelling all americans as bad, or why saddam was hanged or generalising all of india protesting Saddam exectution . give me a break i am also an indian and i know what a brutal dictator he was and killed his own people. And most indians including muslims didn't like him. I think repetitive posts on the same topic is also irritating and should be done away with. as you don't know if yu reply to them and they might get deleted.
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• Ireland
2 Jan 07
I suppose one wouldn't mind a person voicing their opinions strongly, permitted, of course, that they allow for differing opinions. It's when you see that person posting topic after topic, and all about the same thing. It's like they're thinking if they bombard us enough times with their thinking that we'll finally give in and accept that they're right. It's very.....radical. I agree with you about the repetitive posts, but I think this only relates to those that are copied and pasted. We're all bound to discuss similar things at some stage or another.
@DavidReedy (2411)
• United States
17 Jan 07
You are so right. I may have already responded to this discussion, but seeing it again, made me think. We've simply got to stop the cycle of blame. It all starts at home. Peace, I like your icon, and your views by the way. I've been one of those arguing in the politics and such, and i"ve realized how much of a waste of time and a denial of Love it is. No one is to blame. It's life. We all are. That's it. We're all constructing this world as we go. Hopefully, we can begin to do better.
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• Ireland
17 Jan 07
Thanks for that reply David. You're right about it starting at home. If we can all just be "nice" for want of a better word, to those close to us it will make the world a much better place.
• Philippines
3 Jan 07
I think that the mini wars going on in mylot are healthy. I have read some of the heated discussions in mylot and I dont see flaming nor bashing so I see it as an exchange of ideas rather than wars.
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• Ireland
5 Jan 07
Then I think you've missed out on the things that I'm referring to.
• Pakistan
3 Jan 07
love youuuuuuuuuuuu...! u think great... God... wonder if every one starts thinking like you... how beautiful this world wud b...
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• Ireland
5 Jan 07
Jeesh.......thanks..... :)
@clownfish (3278)
• United States
3 Jan 07
Hi! You are so right! I have reported one user who continually posts offensive content he cuts and pastes from other websites, but Mylot doesn't do anything about him. He never posts any original content. I've had to bow out of discussions I care about because of the verbal abuse that people heap on you here. One guy even told me to go kill myself because I have a different opinion. Can you believe that? Guess we should stick to "what color eyes do you have?" if we want to avoid the hatemongers.
• Ireland
3 Jan 07
LOL! Ok, maybe the ones who post discussions about eye colour, and ask for definitions for words like tv and mobile phones are the sensible ones. :)
@volschenkh (1045)
• South Africa
3 Jan 07
Its unsettling for me too, to see what some people type in their discussions. There is a degree of hate and evilness that just does not suit me, and I suppose if you look at the guidelines, will not be tolerated by MyLot. I hate to see people lashing out to each other, saying mean things about other peoples religion and culture. No matter what kind of topic you start about people or worthy news articles, you will always find a tone of judgement in almost all of them. I guess we have to deal with that, because we cannot really control what people will post!
• Ireland
3 Jan 07
Yeah, it's just reminded me that one thing that gets to me is when I see a poster telling another that they're "stupid". Why? Just because that person doesn't like what they say? In my opinion, if you have to resort to calling another person stupid, then you've lost the argument.
@patootie (3593)
3 Jan 07
I simply scroll by at great speed .. I am not really interested in the kind of one sided politics that some folks seem to feel is the only right way .. no matter how good the politics there is always some bad ... and listening to others can help change the bad bits to good bits .. but generally that's wjhat wrong with this world .. everyone is trying to shout I'M RIGHT the loudest and no one is listening
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• Ireland
3 Jan 07
Well I can tell you that the thought of your avatar scrolling by at great speed is the most amusing vision I've had for weeks. LOL! Thank you. :)
@medooley (1874)
• United States
2 Jan 07
No I love on-line wars, they are soo funny. It is funny to see people get worked up and yell back and forth at people over the internet. It makes me wonder how tough the people behind the keyboards really are. It is easy to be a bad-a$$ when there is no possible backlash that can take place. LOL Let the wars continue. I need some entertainment.
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• Ireland
3 Jan 07
Ah yes, but that's why I said in my post I'm not talking about the "fun" wars that erupt over the smoking, drinking, should I let my kids watch tv. At the end of the day that can be a bit of a laugh. I've made friends here with people who I've disagreed with. But what is perturbing is those people who like to carry their radical beliefs in religion and politics onto an online forum and ram them down peoples' necks. I think that doing that can cause hatred among people. I will be steering well clear of their discussions though.
@ilunice (947)
• Netherlands
2 Jan 07
Well, it's just that some people are myopic in their thinking. They just can't see beyound their nose. Maybe all they need is someone to advise them and tutored them on the proper way of making comments in public forum like this.
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• Ireland
2 Jan 07
Hmmm.......you could be right. I suppose it does boil down to something basic like that.
• United States
2 Jan 07
People have very different world-views and passions. We are taught to respect everyone elses opinion, but what do you do in a scenario where someones world view is the exact opposite of yours? My take is that I can love and serve anyone no matter what their world-view, but I cannot embrace every world-view. That is... I don't have to agree with your views and ideas to be a good neighbor and care. And if I have a strong belief (political, religious, or whatever)... I realize that I will be called narrow-minded no matter how much I love and care for those who are different. Narrow-mindedness is another way of saying someone has strong convictions. Just a thought.
• Ireland
2 Jan 07
Hmmm.........I'm not sure actually. Maybe that's another debate - the differences between narrow-mindedness and convictions. It's a good one.
@atticus (1381)
• Italy
2 Jan 07
i don't know the ppl you are talking about,i don't see this kind of war on my lot may be i spend not enough time on it...
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• Ireland
2 Jan 07
Maybe you're better off not spending that much time on it. :)
@maru_047in (1007)
• India
15 Jan 07
Yes u are right that v can't escape the wars on the net and which go in to real life also some time. But the good thing is that if v have any problems personally or any problems generally could b solved in this kind of discussion cause many give many mindfull reason and some might solve the problem too so v need to have such kind of discussion here which is must.
@sunrisekn (1468)
• United States
11 Jan 07
I think that people get so wrapped up in keeping the sparks going that they forget that there is a feeling human on the other end reading and sometimes taking things to heart. It's nice to see some people taking step back and realizing exactly what is going on.
@DavidReedy (2411)
• United States
10 Jan 07
I said I'm not a Christian in another of your posts. But, nonetheless, I feel something sentimental here, and I know by reading this post, that surely you walk with Christ, and you, are indeed, a child of God. Dominus vobiscum.
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@DavidReedy (2411)
• United States
10 Jan 07
I said I'm not a Christian in another of your posts. But, nonetheless, I feel something sentimental here, and I know by reading this post, that surely you walk with Christ, and you, are indeed, a child of God. Dominus vobiscum.
• India
3 Jan 07
yes i totally agree; sum people only know to spread hatered. We must not discreeminate bewteen humans; i think we should believe in equality & political issues should be kept away from such sites.
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