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2013-09-17 04:02:59 PM  
i.qkme.me
 
2013-09-17 04:13:49 PM  

abb3w: meat0918: Arguments aren't about who is right, they are about dominance. Getting piled on for being the one dissenting voice is no fun.

Depends in part on how much of a masochist you are. Or perhaps on exactly how dominant a personality you can be among those arguing; to a certain sort of asshole (low-RWA, high-SDO variety), there's sometimes a sort of charm to being able to hold your own and more against a dozen different opponents all at once.

It's generally not all that productive, however.


I have a step dad that has flat out stated he'd be fine with "the right kind" of authoritarian leader in power immediately after going on a "FREEDOM!!!" rant.

He is the type that would round up white Christian conservatives (his demographic) if he was told to by the right person

//SDO, is that social dominance orientation?
 
2013-09-17 04:41:51 PM  

SpectroBoy:


Goddamn that made me laugh.
 
2013-09-17 04:49:05 PM  
fark you subby
 
2013-09-17 05:19:13 PM  
images.sodahead.com
 
2013-09-17 05:25:15 PM  

Sybarite: [blogs.coventrytelegraph.net image 482x316]

Scrolled down to the Comments section on YouTube.


Getting mad at the internet makes you a total prima donna to work with?
/going by reputation here
//actually enjoys Edward Norton's work as an actor, just read up on why he wasn't invited to be in Avengers
 
2013-09-17 06:12:44 PM  
People that are chill have some actual shiat to do like hang out in physical rather than virtual locations, and people with happy news are sharing it with their actual friends that are happy for them in real life instead of acquaintances that don't care on the internet.

People complaining about shiat have to seek an audience, which involves fishing for acquaintances that give a shiat.  Thus, internet.

Not complicated, yeah?
 
2013-09-17 06:17:41 PM  

meat0918: abb3w: meat0918: Arguments aren't about who is right, they are about dominance. Getting piled on for being the one dissenting voice is no fun.

Depends in part on how much of a masochist you are. Or perhaps on exactly how dominant a personality you can be among those arguing; to a certain sort of asshole (low-RWA, high-SDO variety), there's sometimes a sort of charm to being able to hold your own and more against a dozen different opponents all at once.

It's generally not all that productive, however.

I have a step dad that has flat out stated he'd be fine with "the right kind" of authoritarian leader in power immediately after going on a "FREEDOM!!!" rant.

He is the type that would round up white Christian conservatives (his demographic) if he was told to by the right person

//SDO, is that social dominance orientation?


How many step-dads do you have?
 
2013-09-17 06:43:06 PM  
Most of what they're describing isn't true core anger, but a particular flavor of righteous political outrage that spreads so easily among like-thinking social groups.

I think this phenomenon used to be more concentrated among conservatives, since the main vector was "Fwd: Fwd: Fwd:..." mass-email lists, and liberals had the online etiquette not to engage in it. However, Facebook and Twitter have given liberal political memes a socially-acceptable way to spread on the internet.
 
2013-09-17 07:32:29 PM  

Empty H: meat0918: abb3w: meat0918: Arguments aren't about who is right, they are about dominance. Getting piled on for being the one dissenting voice is no fun.

Depends in part on how much of a masochist you are. Or perhaps on exactly how dominant a personality you can be among those arguing; to a certain sort of asshole (low-RWA, high-SDO variety), there's sometimes a sort of charm to being able to hold your own and more against a dozen different opponents all at once.

It's generally not all that productive, however.

I have a step dad that has flat out stated he'd be fine with "the right kind" of authoritarian leader in power immediately after going on a "FREEDOM!!!" rant.

He is the type that would round up white Christian conservatives (his demographic) if he was told to by the right person

//SDO, is that social dominance orientation?

How many step-dads do you have?


One. One very angry at the world, super conservative, step-father the entered the picture when I was off at college.  We aren't close.
 
2013-09-17 09:38:39 PM  

meat0918: UrukHaiGuyz: Isn't this a good thing? Instead of living safely in our intellectual bubbles we're now faced daily with people that vehemently disagree, forcing us to sharpen our ideas and examine our own reasons for believing what we do.

It also allows a retreat into an impenetrable echo chamber.

It's part of the reason I quit using Facebook.  I couldn't deal with it and it was making me depressed, but I also couldn't stop myself and resist the temptation to see what some of my more bubble prone cousins and other relatives were doing and commenting trying to penetrate that bubble.

I've learned one thing though from Facebook.  Arguments aren't about who is right, they are about dominance.  Getting piled on for being the one dissenting voice is no fun.

Fark at least helps deal with things through the humor you guys show.   Plus, I don't actually know any of you.


I've been a dissenting voice on Fark and it can be no fun. I've seen Farkers pile on others too. If you've avoided that here you've been lucky.

Most of the time it is fine.

/hold my tongue with the anti-vaccine, holistic crowd on fb
 
2013-09-17 09:43:12 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-17 10:19:47 PM  
I feel very happy when I'm using the internet, actually. I love the stimulating discussions here on Fark. I love looking at online porn. I play a bunch of online sudoku. And I can order just about anything I want through Amazon.

What's not to like?
 
2013-09-17 10:32:03 PM  
That stuff is so infectious one has to concentrate to stop it.
 
2013-09-17 10:53:00 PM  
Ugh, you people are pissing me off so bad. How did this thread get so far along without this?
cdn0.sbnation.com
 
2013-09-18 10:34:55 AM  
The main reason I still have FB is because I have a few friends who FB message me rather than e-mail me. So, it's basically another type of e-mail at this point. If someone posts a ton of inflammatory dumbassery, I just hide them in the news feed so I don't have to un-friend them, but I don't have to wade through a cesspool of stupid, either.

Arguing with an idiot is pointless. So I don't.
 
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