Skip to content
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Slate)   Today's Slastesplanation: Why people are rude. "Paying for TotalFark to then read crappy Slate articles is going to naturally put people on edge" oddly missing   (slate.com) divider line
    More: Spiffy, Rudeness, Etiquette, Verbal abuse, Deviance, work-related anxieties, health care workers, pandemic stress, abusive behavior  
•       •       •

391 clicks; posted to Business » on 24 May 2022 at 10:20 AM (12 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



28 Comments     (+0 »)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2022-05-24 9:18:00 AM  
People have always been terrible   now with a camera in every pocket its easier to document and then spread around the world on the internet.
 
2022-05-24 9:27:27 AM  
Yes, reading Slate articles on Fark is such a pain in the ass when there are all those great links to Tweets sharing Donald Trump's latest Truth Social post. Lord only knows how many of those you might miss wasting time on Slate.
 
2022-05-24 10:32:18 AM  
Spare the rod, spoil the child mentality.


Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2022-05-24 10:38:59 AM  
Without reading the article, I'm going to wager it's because we, as a society, decided that beating the ever loving hell out of rude assholes for being rude assholes is wrong. There are no consequences for being a dick, and it's very frustrating. Look at all the Karens we have now. Look at all the white supremacists. Hell, look at the damn United employee beating on the former NFL player for using a wheelchair as a luggage cart. Assholes everywhere, and zero consequences unless a camera is involved.

We collectively need to be honest here; a LOT of us are completely incapable of listening to reason, logic, or sense and react to effectively three things: Eating, Farking, and Fear. If a person can't be polite and/or cordial because it's the right thing to do, then maybe the fear of getting their ass kicked should be the next option.

/Christ, my words straight out of Aldoux Huxley's playbook.
//The hell are we becoming?
 
2022-05-24 10:48:01 AM  
Subby needs to understand that paywalls hurt.

And the pain may not show.

But it never goes away.

Ever.
 
2022-05-24 10:53:10 AM  
Paying for TF means you're somehow forced to read Slate articles?
 
2022-05-24 11:12:40 AM  

The Weekend Baker: Paying for TF means you're somehow forced to read Slate articles?


You're not exactly selling the experience...
 
2022-05-24 11:14:10 AM  
You can't access anything good without a paywall anymore, so Fark is going to go by the wayside.  Or it's just going to become cheaper and worthless as an actual source of information, which it already has.

Oh well, when you make your living from other people's work, it might not work forever.
 
2022-05-24 11:19:33 AM  

cryinoutloud: You can't access anything good without a paywall anymore, so Fark is going to go by the wayside.  Or it's just going to become cheaper and worthless as an actual source of information, which it already has.

Oh well, when you make your living from other people's work, it might not work forever.


Yeah, a VFW for cheap IT he-men isn't really a growing concern.
 
2022-05-24 11:33:44 AM  
Basically it's like this for me.  I respect the golden rule of treating others how you wish to be treated.  This is a two way street.  So if you treat someone like crap, that must then mean you wish to also be treated like crap and who am I to deny you this?

/not really
//been in customer service work a long time
///I don't lose my cool easily
 
2022-05-24 11:40:19 AM  

ajgeek: Without reading the article, I'm going to wager it's because we, as a society, decided that beating the ever loving hell out of rude assholes for being rude assholes is wrong. There are no consequences for being a dick, and it's very frustrating. Look at all the Karens we have now. Look at all the white supremacists. Hell, look at the damn United employee beating on the former NFL player for using a wheelchair as a luggage cart. Assholes everywhere, and zero consequences unless a camera is involved.

We collectively need to be honest here; a LOT of us are completely incapable of listening to reason, logic, or sense and react to effectively three things: Eating, Farking, and Fear. If a person can't be polite and/or cordial because it's the right thing to do, then maybe the fear of getting their ass kicked should be the next option.

/Christ, my words straight out of Aldoux Huxley's playbook.
//The hell are we becoming?


I think that if you take the exact opposite of everything you've said then you are absolutely correct.

We are becoming a nation of farking savages, and the very idea that you could physically harm someone over some non-physical thing that you didn't like just breeds more and more rude behavior. We are moving backwards, not forwards.

Consequences? What should the consequence be for being rude?  Physically attacking someone? LMAO.

It's a completely infantile way of navigating the world.
 
2022-05-24 11:46:03 AM  

TheYeti: ajgeek: Without reading the article, I'm going to wager it's because we, as a society, decided that beating the ever loving hell out of rude assholes for being rude assholes is wrong. There are no consequences for being a dick, and it's very frustrating. Look at all the Karens we have now. Look at all the white supremacists. Hell, look at the damn United employee beating on the former NFL player for using a wheelchair as a luggage cart. Assholes everywhere, and zero consequences unless a camera is involved.

We collectively need to be honest here; a LOT of us are completely incapable of listening to reason, logic, or sense and react to effectively three things: Eating, Farking, and Fear. If a person can't be polite and/or cordial because it's the right thing to do, then maybe the fear of getting their ass kicked should be the next option.

/Christ, my words straight out of Aldoux Huxley's playbook.
//The hell are we becoming?

I think that if you take the exact opposite of everything you've said then you are absolutely correct.

We are becoming a nation of farking savages, and the very idea that you could physically harm someone over some non-physical thing that you didn't like just breeds more and more rude behavior. We are moving backwards, not forwards.

Consequences? What should the consequence be for being rude?  Physically attacking someone? LMAO.

It's a completely infantile way of navigating the world.


You miss the point that there are no consequences of any sort for this kind of behavior, regardless of whether any of those consequences are violent.
 
2022-05-24 12:04:56 PM  
The only way to read Slate:

Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2022-05-24 12:07:05 PM  
We have higher expectations now. It used to be people were dicks to you and you were expected to knuckle under because they had god, goons, or the crown on their side.
 
2022-05-24 12:22:08 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Yes, reading Slate articles on Fark is such a pain in the ass when there are all those great links to Tweets sharing Donald Trump's latest Truth Social post. Lord only knows how many of those you might miss wasting time on Slate.


We used to actually link to primary sources.

Then people stopped being able to disable Javashiat or otherwise circumvent paywalls.

Now we get an msn.com-hosted or yahoo.com-hosted (Yahoo isn't really a company, it's a brand owned by a private equity firm that bought it off Verizon after Verizon bought the carcass of AOL and AOL bought the carcass of Yahoo) copy of something that was, at one point, a Bloomberg or NYTimes article. Or a NYPost or Daily Beast article. Or someone cut and pasted a bunch of comments from a Reddit thread.

The problem with linking to content mills is that you can't hover over the little icon and have any clue of what you're going to get.

This one? https://www.fark.com/comments/12364278/OK-boomer links to www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/boomers-are-in-charge-and-they-still-havent-peaked/ar-AAXEssU but it's actually a rehosted copy of https://rollcall.com/2022/05/24/boomers-still-have-not-peaked/

And this one? https://www.fark.com/comments/12363087/Uh-it-started-in-January-says-Big-Sur links to https://news.yahoo.com/californias-fire-season-begun-182202942.html but it's actually a rehosted copy of https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/23/us/california-wildfire-season.html

When Fark linked to primary sources, I could at least hover over the link and either click it and read it, or not click it because I knew I'd already gone over NYTimes and WaPo (or lesser sites) for the day. But now we've gotta click through because hey, maybe it's one of those rare cases where Yahoo actually hosted its own content. Or is rehosting some other content about wildfires. And so on.

Twitter, as you correctly point out, is even worse. No disrespect to acyn and Mr. Filipkowski but if I wanted to hear their hot takes on everything three times a day I'd already be following them on Twitter. I come here for Farkers' snarky hot takes on everything, not the Twitterati's snarky hot takes on everything. (And half the time it's just a t.co-obfuscated link to a news source or a 30-second video from CNN that's already had a thread about it.)

One of the fundamental problems with post-paywall-era Fark is that little icons for the sources have almost zero bearing on what the content is.

Fark is no longer functioning as a news aggregator. It's become a news-aggregator-aggregator.
 
2022-05-24 12:30:11 PM  

ajgeek: Without reading the article, I'm going to wager it's because we, as a society, decided that beating the ever loving hell out of rude assholes for being rude assholes is wrong. There are no consequences for being a dick, and it's very frustrating. Look at all the Karens we have now. Look at all the white supremacists. Hell, look at the damn United employee beating on the former NFL player for using a wheelchair as a luggage cart. Assholes everywhere, and zero consequences unless a camera is involved.

We collectively need to be honest here; a LOT of us are completely incapable of listening to reason, logic, or sense and react to effectively three things: Eating, Farking, and Fear. If a person can't be polite and/or cordial because it's the right thing to do, then maybe the fear of getting their ass kicked should be the next option.

/Christ, my words straight out of Aldoux Huxley's playbook.
//The hell are we becoming?


It's cool. Just take a SOMA.
 
2022-05-24 12:40:42 PM  

mononymous: ajgeek: Without reading the article, I'm going to wager it's because we, as a society, decided that beating the ever loving hell out of rude assholes for being rude assholes is wrong. There are no consequences for being a dick, and it's very frustrating. Look at all the Karens we have now. Look at all the white supremacists. Hell, look at the damn United employee beating on the former NFL player for using a wheelchair as a luggage cart. Assholes everywhere, and zero consequences unless a camera is involved.

We collectively need to be honest here; a LOT of us are completely incapable of listening to reason, logic, or sense and react to effectively three things: Eating, Farking, and Fear. If a person can't be polite and/or cordial because it's the right thing to do, then maybe the fear of getting their ass kicked should be the next option.

/Christ, my words straight out of Aldoux Huxley's playbook.
//The hell are we becoming?

It's cool. Just take a SOMA.


PERMANENT SOMA HOLIDAY FOR EVERYONE!!!!1!!1!11!!
 
2022-05-24 12:42:10 PM  

Twilight Farkle: Fark is no longer functioning as a news aggregator. It's become a news-aggregator-aggregator.


Worse. It's a haven for people who proudly grew old before their time.
 
2022-05-24 12:57:04 PM  

Twilight Farkle: Fark is no longer functioning as a news aggregator. It's become a news-aggregator-aggregator.


Everything you said, up to and including this last line, is absolutely 100 percent true. The fact that we no longer link to actual news sources, such as the Washington Post, but instead link to the carrion ecosystem of sites that link to them because people are too stupid, lazy, or cheap to navigate their way to real content, is one of the most unfortunate changes to this site that's happened since its inception.
 
2022-05-24 1:04:59 PM  

Pocket Ninja: stupid, lazy, or cheap


You could be 100 percent right. But you are definitely two-thirds.
 
2022-05-24 2:04:34 PM  

austerity101: TheYeti: ajgeek: Without reading the article, I'm going to wager it's because we, as a society, decided that beating the ever loving hell out of rude assholes for being rude assholes is wrong. There are no consequences for being a dick, and it's very frustrating. Look at all the Karens we have now. Look at all the white supremacists. Hell, look at the damn United employee beating on the former NFL player for using a wheelchair as a luggage cart. Assholes everywhere, and zero consequences unless a camera is involved.

We collectively need to be honest here; a LOT of us are completely incapable of listening to reason, logic, or sense and react to effectively three things: Eating, Farking, and Fear. If a person can't be polite and/or cordial because it's the right thing to do, then maybe the fear of getting their ass kicked should be the next option.

/Christ, my words straight out of Aldoux Huxley's playbook.
//The hell are we becoming?

I think that if you take the exact opposite of everything you've said then you are absolutely correct.

We are becoming a nation of farking savages, and the very idea that you could physically harm someone over some non-physical thing that you didn't like just breeds more and more rude behavior. We are moving backwards, not forwards.

Consequences? What should the consequence be for being rude?  Physically attacking someone? LMAO.

It's a completely infantile way of navigating the world.

You miss the point that there are no consequences of any sort for this kind of behavior, regardless of whether any of those consequences are violent.


If there are no consequences then the they are violent?
 
2022-05-24 2:07:08 PM  

NewportBarGuy: The only way to read Slate:

[Fark user image image 850x566]


Red slate
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2022-05-24 2:43:29 PM  
Because they can be. It's a choice.
 
2022-05-24 2:45:46 PM  

chitownmike: austerity101: TheYeti: ajgeek: Without reading the article, I'm going to wager it's because we, as a society, decided that beating the ever loving hell out of rude assholes for being rude assholes is wrong. There are no consequences for being a dick, and it's very frustrating. Look at all the Karens we have now. Look at all the white supremacists. Hell, look at the damn United employee beating on the former NFL player for using a wheelchair as a luggage cart. Assholes everywhere, and zero consequences unless a camera is involved.

We collectively need to be honest here; a LOT of us are completely incapable of listening to reason, logic, or sense and react to effectively three things: Eating, Farking, and Fear. If a person can't be polite and/or cordial because it's the right thing to do, then maybe the fear of getting their ass kicked should be the next option.

/Christ, my words straight out of Aldoux Huxley's playbook.
//The hell are we becoming?

I think that if you take the exact opposite of everything you've said then you are absolutely correct.

We are becoming a nation of farking savages, and the very idea that you could physically harm someone over some non-physical thing that you didn't like just breeds more and more rude behavior. We are moving backwards, not forwards.

Consequences? What should the consequence be for being rude?  Physically attacking someone? LMAO.

It's a completely infantile way of navigating the world.

You miss the point that there are no consequences of any sort for this kind of behavior, regardless of whether any of those consequences are violent.

If there are no consequences then the they are violent?


The violence is a result of people continuously poking and prodding. Eventually, one person pokes once to often and bear the brunt of the reaction. For the person retaliating, it's generally a last resort. When someone does that to a wild animal, we don't say, "well, the animal shouldn't have attacked, it was just a poke." But we don't apply the same logic to ourselves. It's a bloody double standard. "People are assholes" and "don't let assholes get under your skin." Where's, "don't be an asshole" in this mix?

Was the reaction proportional to the perceived injustice? No, almost never. What's not seen is the hundreds of times someone is cut off in traffic, forced to pick up someone else's litter, the keyed car, the snide comment about the way they dress, the landlord charging premium fees for a $10 part that was "user damaged", the HOA busybodies holding a paint Swatch to your mailbox and threatening fines because your mandated almond brown has faded to sandy brown, all that adds up. And before you say, "let it go, man," that is also a problem. It's literally excusing every less-than-human action that humans do. The every person equivalent of, "boys will be boys" when one is accused of raping a girl he roofied. We draw a fuzzy line in the sand. On one side it's illegal, on the other it's, "just an asshole", but it's all the same; farking over someone else for personal gain or just to watch them squirm.

The scale of each event is tiny, but they're happening so frequently that the collective material harm is massive. So what's the solution, if popping them in the mouth isn't?

I legitimately don't have an answer to this. I know I'm fed up. I suspect billions of others are too.
 
2022-05-24 2:55:46 PM  

ajgeek: Without reading the article, I'm going to wager it's because we, as a society, decided that beating the ever loving hell out of rude assholes for being rude assholes is wrong. There are no consequences for being a dick, and it's very frustrating. Look at all the Karens we have now. Look at all the white supremacists. Hell, look at the damn United employee beating on the former NFL player for using a wheelchair as a luggage cart. Assholes everywhere, and zero consequences unless a camera is involved.

We collectively need to be honest here; a LOT of us are completely incapable of listening to reason, logic, or sense and react to effectively three things: Eating, Farking, and Fear. If a person can't be polite and/or cordial because it's the right thing to do, then maybe the fear of getting their ass kicked should be the next option.

/Christ, my words straight out of Aldoux Huxley's playbook.
//The hell are we becoming?


😆
You think A-holes would change with fear? They're trying to use fear themselves.
They will likely welcome a fight.


Verbal violence is VIOLENCE.


Americans have anger issues and frustration issues and not way to inform each other of said rage.
In fact the first thing people tell each other is to calm down or to stop screaming.


😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
 
2022-05-24 3:14:30 PM  

TheYeti: ajgeek: Without reading the article, I'm going to wager it's because we, as a society, decided that beating the ever loving hell out of rude assholes for being rude assholes is wrong. There are no consequences for being a dick, and it's very frustrating. Look at all the Karens we have now. Look at all the white supremacists. Hell, look at the damn United employee beating on the former NFL player for using a wheelchair as a luggage cart. Assholes everywhere, and zero consequences unless a camera is involved.

We collectively need to be honest here; a LOT of us are completely incapable of listening to reason, logic, or sense and react to effectively three things: Eating, Farking, and Fear. If a person can't be polite and/or cordial because it's the right thing to do, then maybe the fear of getting their ass kicked should be the next option.

/Christ, my words straight out of Aldoux Huxley's playbook.
//The hell are we becoming?

I think that if you take the exact opposite of everything you've said then you are absolutely correct.

We are becoming a nation of farking savages, and the very idea that you could physically harm someone over some non-physical thing that you didn't like just breeds more and more rude behavior. We are moving backwards, not forwards.

Consequences? What should the consequence be for being rude?  Physically attacking someone? LMAO.

It's a completely infantile way of navigating the world.


Become? U.S. history shows we're not becoming.  We ARE.
And, that is exactly why some of us a horrible bosses.  We still have this idea of violence is the answer.  Look at George Floyd, he was accidentally killed while in police custody.  Because they was torturing him.  Our answer to none compliance was violence.  We motivate people to work with the threat of no home or food. Our reality is one of a metaphorical gun to our heads to work and not break the law. And it works. But. The result is hostility.  Period.
Anyone who's ever been in a toxic relationship will tell you, at a certain point victims become aggressive.
Well, Americans are in a toxic relationship with the people in charge and in control.
And always have been.
Why did we attack people who only wanted equal rights?
 
2022-05-24 3:54:23 PM  
How about setting customers expectations correctly?
Don't call it fast food if it takes 25 f'ing minutes to get thru the drive thru!
But no it's not their fault, they're short handed.
 
2022-05-24 4:15:37 PM  

chitownmike: NewportBarGuy: The only way to read Slate:

[Fark user image image 850x566]

Red slate
[Fark user image 425x425]


I didn't even know that was a thing. I like!
 
Displayed 28 of 28 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking




On Twitter


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.