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On livejournal and internet idiots...

Ok, so... I've not been updating much recently.
I dunno, just not felt the need.. I have posted two quizzes, and I shall probably burn in whatever hell there is for crappy LJ posts for that.

Aaanyhow.. before I get to the topic my subject line professes about.. I'd just like to say one thing...

Avi will be here in less than 4 days!

and I am starting to get utterly terrified by that fact...
Not that she herself is scary (though I'm sure she could be) its just the whole expectation thing I guess.. and I want everything to go well. So. um.. yeah. *nervous*

*cough* moving on...

yes.. so, prompted by a post from the lurvly hinterland about green_tree got me to thinking about how truly stupid and self absorbed some ppl on the internet are.

Take LJ for an example. This is a public forum. That is what it is, there is no argument there. It does however allow a user to make it a invite only, or personal forum by choice. So what really bugs me is people that complain about other users adding them as friends they tend to come out with comments like

"you MUST ask me for permission first.. blah blah"
"I am offended that you have added me without asking"
"I feel violated"

Get a fucking grip! ANYONE can view your journal, anyone. The only entries they can't see are the ones you protect (ie - friends only, or private), the rest is open to public viewing. Joe Blogs at a Cyber Cafe can surf right in and see your posts. Feel more violated now you pretensious fool? Fine, there is a curteousy of commenting in someones journal before adding them, but really all a friends list is is and easier way to keep track of the journals you like to read. No-one has to add you back, its not written in law or anything.

One guy on the green_tree entry (yes there is only one entry, and its a bizzare read) starts talking about his moral right under the constitution.. blah blah wank wank... for respect. Ooookay.. so what you are saying is that if I, for example, pin up a bit of paper onto a tree in public it is disrespectful for someone to read the message there unless they ask me first? riiight.

It amazes me the sheer ammount of idiocy on the net, from pompus posturing like the above, to people who take everything personally and cannot accept critisism without getting personal and agressive (which is usually what they accuse you of). I've spent a lot of time on IRC and forums, in fact it is because of the sheer ammount of idiots online that I no longer can be bothered with IRC. Web forums have, over the yeras, given me a lot of practice dealing with, well I would say retarded - but I know a good few perfectly nice and pleasant retarded ppl, so lets just say stupid.. stupid people.

Sometimes I think it is because, while being personal, the internet is very detached from other people. Sure you can chat and msg ppl, but at the end of the day its still you, in your house, at your desk. Some people seem to try to extend their personal bubble across the whole net and take everything personally or blow things out of proportion.

This brings us back to LJ.. and the oh so boring topic of LJ drama... I will say this for the record.. *coughs* I do not give a toss who reads my public entries here as they are just that.. public, if you do then you need to start posting friends only and re-read what the service here provides. I know my darlin' metaline has got rather nervous over things like this recently and she recently took a step back on her journal from people.

In this case she, I think, was worried that she couldn't trust everyone (or had no reason to) that if she when she gets famous that her personal laundry wouldn't be aired. Now this raises another privacy point, if you are that worried - that is what friends groups are for. They allow you to seperate the people who view your journal into specific groups - in this case it could be ones you totally trust, and ones you aren't sure about. You'd probably still post generally to your friends, but would limit certain posts to a specfic group of friends.

Sort of like life that really.

End of the line - do not put anything you would not wish to been seen into a journal entry on LJ, espcially public entries. But frankly, unless you are hiding a lot.. get a grip and deal with life.

LJ does not = life.


( 31 comments — Leave a comment )
3rd Mar, 2003 03:55 (UTC)
That Avi is one lucky chickaroonie ;)
3rd Mar, 2003 06:22 (UTC)
awwwww thanks honey *hugs*
3rd Mar, 2003 11:14 (UTC)
Yes I am. :-D
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(no subject) - shineyquarter - 4th Mar, 2003 18:35 (UTC) - Expand
3rd Mar, 2003 05:57 (UTC)
I couldn't agree with you more. If you leave your entries public and are upset because someone read them or gossiped about them then that's your own fault. That's what friends only and private are for. Geesh. :-P

On a happier note... In 4 days, you'll be the most envied man in the world. ;-) *dreamy sigh* Oh what I wouldn't give to spend over a week with Miss Avi. Hehe. I know you're nervous... I was too. But she'll be amazing and I just know the time she spends there will be wonderful! She'll put you right at ease like she did me. *grin*

3rd Mar, 2003 06:23 (UTC)
hehe *smooch* thanks hon.

Cute icon too *hugs*

Bwandi kissies yay!
3rd Mar, 2003 11:16 (UTC)
You are silly... I highly doubt he will be that envied.


I would love to spend the week with you too!
Re: - darkcryst - 3rd Mar, 2003 15:42 (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - shineyquarter - 3rd Mar, 2003 18:50 (UTC) - Expand
Re: - darkcryst - 4th Mar, 2003 04:42 (UTC) - Expand
3rd Mar, 2003 06:51 (UTC)
Some nice points there.
I understand what you're saying and I agree... but I have some kind of intrinsic problem with self-censorship.

Anyway, in all points, I agree.

4th Mar, 2003 04:45 (UTC)
Well its not so much self censorship, more its control of distribution. Like you'd only let certain ppl have access to your diary, but loads of people access to a soapbox you stand on..

same principle really..
Re: - icyblue - 4th Mar, 2003 06:33 (UTC) - Expand
3rd Mar, 2003 08:11 (UTC)
I am going to report green_tree to LJ abuse for DISCRIMINATION because he didn't add me to his friends list. I feel so violated and unloved.
3rd Mar, 2003 09:54 (UTC)
ahahahaha! YES!

The mental anguish and torture we have experienced due to not being on his list is against my human rights! Somebody cal lthe police! I HAVE BEEN VIOLATED!
err... - kelvinator - 3rd Mar, 2003 16:31 (UTC) - Expand
Re: err... - darkcryst - 3rd Mar, 2003 17:10 (UTC) - Expand
3rd Mar, 2003 21:58 (UTC)
Hahahahaha LoL!
Man do I love you, Erin!
3rd Mar, 2003 14:56 (UTC)

You get the official stamp of woodchuck approval.
3rd Mar, 2003 15:59 (UTC)
*laughs* thank you :)

5th Mar, 2003 02:49 (UTC)
I am only stirring to tickle her lustful fantasies so that you may have an even more delicious time together. Looks like she doesn't need much encouragement in that department, that sweet sexy girl, she rocks!

so, when are we on for that lick?
5th Mar, 2003 17:32 (UTC)
hehe.. you're terrible ;) but in such a great way :D
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