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March 12, 2006

Why I dislike blogs

I would just like to say that this entry link is a prime example of why I've started to dislike a lot of blog culture.

Not the entry itself, I quite like the entry, it was amusing and even made some decent points (I may not agree with all of them, but I quite liked some of them). What I dislike are the comments.

Bloody horrendous they are.

It could be something to do with the internet, the fact that we don't have tone, facial expressions, or anything that we get in regular conversations means it's hard to judge the tone and feeling of any given entry that doesn't make it entirely obvious. This leads to people misinterpreting things, getting offended by things they shouldn't, and worst of all, assuming other people are getting offended.

Seriously, the number of people who just dismissed this entry as ridiculous was just unsightly. Why can't people on blogs at least back up what they're saying?

Why can't people who are obviously giving offence just come out and admit it? If you're going to call someone's argument stupid then either back up your point or go the full mile and come up with some intelligent or creative insults.

In conclusion, if you don't want people calling you an idiot then make your intention clear, and keep an open mind to what people mean because it's nigh on impossible to tell in such a distanced medium as the internet.

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