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  1. deepthyanoop

    deepthyanoop Gold IL'ite

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    Sir,
    I have seen many aggressive replies here,mainly in relationship threads(where all the hot discussion happens). Then too,if the same matter could have conveyed in a more polite manner,so many times I wondered why all these aggressiveness?? I once remembered reading such reply from a popular poster to another not so popular poster without much provokation from her side. Maybe the people are dragging their real life frustations to the forum.. God knows!!
     
  2. Viswamitra

    Viswamitra IL Hall of Fame

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    Deepthy,

    It used to be a peaceful environment with mutual respect for each other irrespective of their date of joining IL and their ages. Mutual respect used to govern how we conducted ourselves in this forum. Even now, there are many who write well conveying their view points diplomatically and at the same time powerfully that could be useful to many members. Aggressive attitude in a forum is nothing short of verbal abuse. What really one accomplishes by being mean or aggressive to someone who one doesn't even know in person?

    I am not suggesting one shouldn't disagree with other view points. But there are ways to convey it without any personal attack or branding of individual writers using their previous posts. There is no one here who led an ideal life without any mistakes. The writers also need to tone down their language before posting anything through their editing techniques as people from many walks of life with many problems come here to IL to socialize. Aggressive languages should not be used. Describing people who deserve respect with language that is demeaning could trigger others to call out the inappropriate use of language.
     
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  3. Viswamitra

    Viswamitra IL Hall of Fame

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    Friends,

    I am also providing the link to another one of my thread regarding "Conflict Resolution".

    Conflict Resolution
     
  4. SGBV

    SGBV Finest Post Winner

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    Thanks a million for starting this thread @Viswamitra sir.
     
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  5. Viswamitra

    Viswamitra IL Hall of Fame

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    @SGBV,

    You are most welcome.
     
  6. startinganew

    startinganew Gold IL'ite

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    Yes, so true. I would say that this would be a form of "online bullying" too - it is a serious offense.

    If banks, governments and medical organizations can "lose" and unintentionally sell our data, our anonymity in this forum is also up for grabs. What we say here is linked to our real selves in some server some where.
     
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  7. Viswamitra

    Viswamitra IL Hall of Fame

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    @startinganew,

    Thank you for your response. There should be no difference in how we conduct ourselves whether they are people in front of us or faceless people. We are who we are when no one is watching.
     
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    startinganew Gold IL'ite

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    At the risk of sounding like a yea-sayer: That'll be my mantra for now. I needed this reminder today. :smash2:
     
  9. Rihana

    Rihana IL Hall of Fame

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    Would it be possible for you to elaborate a bit on the million thanks?

    Just wondering.....:angel:
     
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    The recent incident of a priest slapping a woman devotee in the famous Chidambaram Natarajar temple, just for asking the priest to do the archanai properly, has sent shock waves among the entire society. Every walks of life in India, irrespective of gender or age one faces a lot aggression. If this happens as a routine in daily life what do we have to say about the virtual world where the real identities are hidden!

    Agatha83
     
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