Skip to comments.What's up with all the fighting? (here on FR)
Posted on 10/06/2011 8:45:42 PM PDT by djf
OK, as usual today I read through a dozen (actually probably more) threads about various subjects.
I am interested is seeing the news. I am interested in reading other peoples opinions about what is happening.
Just about every thread I visited had such a huge amount of rancor and spite and outright viciousness it was practically unbearable.
So what is up with all the fighting? Why does every thread turn into a room full of drunk badgers, wolverines with an estrogen overload, and cross dressing hyenas?
Don't we have the ability to be even just a little bit civil with people we disagree with? Are we not adults here? Or at least trying to be?
I finally realized why I've been getting the urge alot lately to pop "Lord of The Flies" in my DVD players!
I understand that people have strong opinions about politics, but it's getting to the point I'd be scared to go to a FReeper party because I KNOW it would turn into a flash mob brawl!!
Calm down folks! Switch to decaff or something!
Probably a combination of less-than-inspiring candidates, and the grinding hell of a declining America.
I have the conch shell! You may not speak Piggy!
I don't agree. I think there will be 37 different sides and a whole lot of blood. Everybody is angry at the world and everyone feels like no one can be trusted, no one is really on "my side".
Ugly ugly ugly.
I move that these species be used to replace those idiotic viking cats and moose. And maybe even the Manatees, although they tend to be peace-keepers.
“What’s up with all the fighting? (here on FR)”
Support my candidate or yer a dirty rotten stinky pinko commie!/s
Things have always been pretty feisty here...that’s just the way it is.
But even by FR standards, I have noticed an uptick in gratuitous slamming of people for the most innocuous of statements. I’ve always skipped over the rough and tumble for the most part, but I have to say it’s starting to bother me now.
You’re right. We’re in a hell of a mess and people are stressed.
Mostly trolls...happens every time around election time. People come on here and try to sway one way or another.
Who u think you’re talking to punk?
Relax. Everything will be better when everyone comes to the realization that I’m always right....
“Youre right. Were in a hell of a mess and people are stressed.”
“Youre right. Were in a hell of a mess and people are stressed.”
It will die down. Basically is boils down to the fact that there are so many FRiends devastated by the SP news, and they are throwing predictable fits/meltdowns and then the SP-haters are throwing fuel on the fire trolling them into fights.
I would know, I threw my tantrum yesterday. I’m feeling better today, still very disappointed/depressed, but better.
There is a reason for her decision and whatever outcome results. God only knows what that reason is, but I’m okay with that.
Oh, no. You just posted a vanity. Grrrrrrrr.
Stop the *&^%*&^%*& double posts!!!!!
You should see the juvenile remarks and taunts and insults that now pass for "discussion" here on FR.
Large parts of the facade of the American Century are collapsing in front of people and there has been very little preparation for the transition. Reagan wasn’t a saint. Bush wasn’t a saint. Bush II wasn’t a saint. Palin isn’t a saint.
FR has a large contingent connected to the military, mention to them the need for the DoD to cut their budget by 45% just to stop the increase in debt, and they go ballistic.
FR has a large contingent connected to Law Enforcement, mention to them the need for Law Enforcement to cut their budget back to levels before 9/11 just to stop the increase in debt, and they go ballistic.
FR has a large contigent connected to government social safety net redistribution, tell them that SS, Medicare, Tricare, Medicaid, VA Benefits, etc will have to be cut back to halt a total collapse, and they get mighty upset.
The vast majority of Republican politicians in the last six decades failed the American Republic. Many on FR worked hard to get those men and women into positions of power, and to tell them that these pols have abused their powers to the point that Western Civilization will need civil unrest and a debt jubilee to reset the debts, makes those Freepers mighty upset.
And on and on.
All of these facades will crumble before the reality of the new American landscape as the pie shrinks and the survivors fight for scraps, and the election of 2012 will be a big big deal, a turning point mentioned in history books in the coming centuries.
Everyone, from FR and every other online forum, and every person on the street, will get nasty as we approach a generally recognized consensus that our collective goose is cooked and there is no escape.
It isn’t complicated. With 3 yrs of zero and his corrupt administration, and despite the 2010 elections, we feel like we’ve stood still, if not lost ground. zero is at a negative and we can’t knock him out. The right is leaderless, rudderless.
JimRob’s rule on no name-calling goes a long way toward civility for just a little effort.
The more it is ignored, the more it is ignored.
Pretty soon it sounds like “them” around here.
Plus, the value of FR is, at bottom, when it is used as a place for people to have substantive, intelligent discusions and analysis. If every thread is nothing but “you stupid,” “no, you stupid,” FR stops providing value.
Manatees taste pretty good if you grill 'em medium rare after marinating them in a nice snail-darter sauce.
I think it is a sign of the times during a primary fight.
I belonged (past tense) to a Tea Party group here in Tiny Town that was blown to smithereens by groups of rabid supporters of various candidates. Fortunately, there is still a large TP group nearby that is a little more sane.
I love FR...wouldn’t change it for the world. I love the opinions.
I just don’t post to threads that might cause the world to fall on my head.
That being said, sometimes I don’t know that the world may fall on my head for what I consider to be an opinion. ;)
Steve Jobs was a genius, Amanda Fox is innocent, Rick Perry sucks, Mormons ain’t Christian, butter’s better than margarine, Kenny G is fabulous, you got a problem with that?
My protest movement will be focused on ponies. Every American should get one free pony of their choosing from the government. I plan to round up thousands of bronies and assorted fans of the My Little Pony Friendship is Magic show. I think I can turn out quite a crowd for occupation and seizure of various playgrounds around the nation beginning very soon. We will carry really cute signs of AppleJack and Fluttershy which will make those mean tax payers agree to our demands. Our protests will be bloodless for now.... But once it becomes clear we have no way to feed or take care of our ponies, we'll be back for more of your tax money and darn it, things could conceivable get bloody if we had any weapons or knew how to use them. If you do, please don't hurt us, we only want ponies....
Family Blood always tastes the sweetest. -Angelus
Don’t call me Piggy!
I’d say something. But I’m on a timeout.
You can thank dimwit trolls for a lot of the infighting. They live to stir discontent on FR. I would say most of the people bitching and moaning are DU(or other dimwit org)trolls.
I have even noticed long-time, solidly conservative, patriotic Freepers with a staunchly conservative posting history are being labeled thusly.
Some people are highly allergic to snail-darter in any form!
Might I suggest the “Creme d’owl Spottee” instead?
Some of the aggravation is bleeding into the usual candidate vetting. Too much if you ask me. I'm concerned for the volatility between the both sides and among those who disagree with the Obama policies.
We saw it with the debt ceiling battle. We're seeing it with the candidates.
There's no one running who is able to unite and inspire our side. Cooler heads must prevail going into 2012 or the opposition to Obama will tear itself apart.
At this point, I expect Obama will win reelection.
I’ve been noticing for most of the year now.
Some posters just like to cause havoc, and the Mods let them. They even let them come back after being banned.
There seems to be some uncivility allowed by certain Freepers, and this is growing into what you see today.
SOME can be allowed to break all the rules, and other Freepers notice. If only some are allowed and others notice, it is not surprising that it has come to all feeling like they can behave like they have the mods backing.
I have seen this for more than a year now.
I hardly come here anymore because of it.
Yes, Kenny G stinks!
Now you’re starting another pissing match! I suppose you don’t dig the art of Barry Manilow either?
I’ve always liked Connie Francis. Who’s up for the challenge?
Up until Kenny G, I was with you...
“You should see the juvenile remarks and taunts and insults that now pass for “discussion” here on FR.”
I believe what you’re saying. It shows something important; it shows that FR is drawing interest based on its reach and its steadfastness. It shows that lots of interlopers feel they have to come to FR to attempt to disrupt things just like the lame dweebs who are doing all this “Occupy” crap! They hate seeing us making our message heard.
Me stressed??? Don’t touch me damnit. Don’t even look at me.
Shut up. Just shut UP!
Just ONE TIME...$%3%%*+*$!’:;/
That sounds like you are personally picking a fight with me. Since you are calling for more civility, there will be only one way to settle this.
Just the commercial jingles...
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