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Cricketbat70

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I don't find it exclusive to audio, I've found similar in some Facebook film groups, and I'm sure there's other groups where there's zero respect from numerous members.
I used to be in Facebook group about my favourite sci-fi show Babylon 5. When the talk was about the show it was great but boy did it get toxic, when the discussion got political. A lot left because of that but those that started the political discussion always said well B5 was as much about politics as sci-fi.
 

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There are always inherent problems with any forum or on-screen communication.
Firstly, the tone of the post can be mis-interpreted by the reader: innocuous comments can be read as aggressive if the reader is in the wrong mood.
Secondly, it’s very easy for trouble-makers and stirrers to hide behind faceless avatars and keyboards: they would never make certain comments to people’s faces, but feel they can on-line.
A little consideration and, dare I say it, kindness on both sides is always the way forward.
 
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I used to be in Facebook group about my favourite sci-fi show Babylon 5. When the talk was about the show it was great but boy did it get toxic, when the discussion got political. A lot left because of that but those that started the political discussion always said well B5 was as much about politics as sci-fi.

There are always inherent problems with any forum or on-screen communication.
Firstly, the tone of the post can be mis-interpreted by the reader: innocuous comments can be read as aggressive if the reader is in the wrong mood.
Secondly, it’s very easy for trouble-makers and stirrers to hide behind faceless avatars and keyboards: they would never make certain comments to people’s faces, but feel they can on-line.
A little consideration and, date I say it, kindness on both sides is always the way forwar

You should have been here for the Brexit debate.
Regardless of the topic, there's never any excuse for personal insults.
I was in the B5 group when Trump got in and as most of the group where American it was often a slanging match between the Republicans and Democrats, personal insults, threats of violence etc etc. Quite frightening how discussions about a common interest, B5, quickly turned political and nasty.
I kept well out of it😜
 
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It’s strange that 99.99% of us ignore stuff that could wind us up in real life, but for some peculiar reason some can’t walk away from internet rubbish. Because, in reality that’s what it is. Disposable nonsense that means nothing. Nobody should be taking any of this to heart. Everyone should learn to mentally walk away, it’s not important. None of it is. Your life and happiness is not connected to your screen. Turn it off and walk away. And come back when you are ready.
 

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It’s strange that 99.99% of us ignore stuff that could wind us up in real life, but for some peculiar reason some can’t walk away from internet rubbish. Because, in reality that’s what it is. Disposable nonsense that means nothing. Nobody should be taking any of this to heart. Everyone should learn to mentally walk away, it’s not important. None of it is. Your life and happiness is not connected to your screen. Turn it off and walk away. And come back when you are ready.
I was described as a 'fascist scaremonger' by a member here. (I'm really not).
Just as well I resisted the urge to say what I thought of him.
Wasn't easy - but no good can come out of arguing - as the Brexit debate clearly showed.
 
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I was described as a 'fascist scaremonger' by a member here. (I'm really not).
Just as well I resisted the urge to say what I thought of him.
Wasn't easy - but no good can come out of arguing - as the Brexit debate clearly showed.
Is that denial a sign of guilt :D

Way too much stuff on the internet nowadays is linked to political rubbish. I'm not American so I don't really get the Democrat vs Republican arguments. although I guess it might be similar to Tory vs Labour - and if it is like that, things seem way more toxic! I even hear people talking about stuff in every day life using terms that they've obviously taken from some internet video, and they're so confident with how they say things, but to me it just comes across as fake as it sounds like someone else's agenda.

I've got industry friends on my Facebook friends list who just slag off the Tory party, blaming them for everything, talking as though everything would be hunky dory under a Labour regime. I don't support either party, but I think whoever would've been in power over the past 10 years or so would've also milked it for all it's worth and screwed up the country. It's in their nature.

Vote for None Of The Above! :ROFLMAO:
 
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The topic is a very long way from the OP's departure, and it'll be locked if that continues.
 

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