Sooner or later you'll read something that will
offend you, insult you, or enrage you.
Welcome to the Internet.
Message boards are
anonymous and people will say much more than they usually would compared
to face-to-face situations. The people who post are hidden far away from
anyone's reach, no one knows their real names, no one knows what they
look like, no one knows where they live. These reasons make it much more
likely they'll act less courteously than usual -- and that's a FACT, get used
These people are called
or as Juju affectionately likes to call them, OBNOXIOUS HUMANS.
So here are some tips (in really big type) that Juju whipped up to help you cope with those times when someone says something that makes your blood boil:
You've got better ways to waste your time. Think about it - you do.
There is much more to life than responding to some nobody on a message
Do not try to convert OBNOXIOUS
Don't bother trying to convince the OBNOXIOUS HUMANS that they're
OBNOXIOUS HUMANS -- it's like telling a pig that it's acting like
a pig: utterly futile.
Do not feed OBNOXIOUS HUMAN.
Suppress your burning desire
to respond. The more you react, the more you're giving the OBNOXIOUS
HUMAN legitimacy and the more you are being manipulated by him/her/it.
Think about it: the OBNOXIOUS HUMAN is making you act just the
way they want you to act. Don't turn into an OBNOXIOUS HUMAN'S PUPPET!
Grow Some Thick Skin (or Scales)
Unless you actually enjoy higher blood pressure, you'll have to learn not to be over-sensitive
and take things too personally. This is just one more anonymous person being an OBNOXIOUS HUMAN.
Not the first, and nowhere near the last. You humans aren't perfect
after all. And this is not some melodramatic, chivalrous movie -- you
don't need to publicly defend the honour of your family's name
Add OBNOXIOUS HUMAN to your IGNORE list.
If you really can't handle it anymore, use the IGNORE feature. You can
hide ALL posts and Private Messages (PMs) from a specific OBNOXIOUS HUMAN with
2 clicks 1 click!
It's that easy -- no more messages
from that particular OBNOXIOUS HUMAN
- simply click on
6) Report the OBNOXIOUS HUMAN
If a post breaks the rules and/or is particularly offensive, click on the little blue loudspeaker thingy [ ] to report the post to Juju and he'll have a slave take care of it.
7) Ignore OBNOXIOUS HUMAN