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  1. Dumnonia
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    30 Oct '16 21:201 edit
    I propose that for the last ten to twelve years or so the internet has been a place for those bullied at school or the workplace to hide out and kick back at the system, the individuals, the culture, that has kicked them.

    Discuss.
  2. SubscriberSuzianne
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    30 Oct '16 21:261 edit
    Originally posted by divegeester
    I propose that for the last ten to twelve years or so the internet has been a place for those bullied at school or the workplace to hide out and kick back at the system, the individuals, the culture, that has kicked them.

    Discuss.
    But you've only been on the site for 8 years.

    Oh, wait. Now I see what you're on about.

    FMF just had his 11-year anniversary. Well-spotted.
  3. Dumnonia
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    30 Oct '16 21:281 edit
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    But you've only been on the site for 8 years.
    If you don't want to discuss the topic Suzianne, please feel free to not comment.
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    30 Oct '16 21:31
    Originally posted by divegeester
    If you don't want to discuss the topic Suzianne, please feel free to not commment.
    If you are just going to attempt yet again to silence those who have an opinion differing from your own, then perhaps these near-constant numerous crap threads in the General Forum is not the way to confront the issue.
  5. Mar-a-Lago
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    30 Oct '16 21:41
    Originally posted by divegeester
    I propose that for the last ten to twelve years or so the internet has been a place for those bullied at school or the workplace to hide out and kick back at the system, the individuals, the culture, that has kicked them.

    Discuss.
    Agree to a certain extent.
    But the people who did the original kicking are probably loving the internet as it allows them to do more kicking.
  6. Mar-a-Lago
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    30 Oct '16 21:42
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    If you are just going to attempt yet again to silence those who have an opinion differing from your own, then perhaps these near-constant numerous crap threads in the General Forum is not the way to confront the issue.
    Get a life.
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    30 Oct '16 21:46
    Originally posted by Captain Strange
    Get a life.
    Wish you didn't have a life so I could bury you.
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    30 Oct '16 21:481 edit
    Originally posted by The Gravedigger
    Wish you didn't have a life so I could bury you.
    I will let you know when I am about to throw my claw in.
    Guess tomorrow night is your busiest night of the year.
  9. Dumnonia
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    30 Oct '16 21:48
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    If you are just going to attempt yet again to silence those who have an opinion differing from your own, then perhaps these near-constant numerous crap threads in the General Forum is not the way to confront the issue.
    What "different opinion" are you referring to?
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    30 Oct '16 21:59
    Originally posted by divegeester
    I propose that for the last ten to twelve years or so the internet has been a place for those bullied at school or the workplace to hide out and kick back at the system, the individuals, the culture, that has kicked them.

    Discuss.
    gee i dunno dude i seen some pretty hefty bullying on the net, even some young women taking their own lives rather than live with what happened to them.
  11. Dumnonia
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    30 Oct '16 22:001 edit
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    gee i dunno dude i seen some pretty hefty bullying on the net, even some young women taking their own lives rather than live with what happened to them.
    Was this part of your "door-to-door" "ministry", or just something you read on a blog back in the day?
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    30 Oct '16 22:082 edits
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Was this part of your "door-to-door" "ministry", or just something you read on a blog back in the day?
    I was reading about it last week actually. A young Italian women took her own life because she was the victim of so called revenge pornography. Infact she had to fight social media for the right to be forgotten, it left her with a legal bill of about 20,000 Euro and in an attempt to escape the shame she had to move to another city because what she said on the video had become a meme. A beautiful young women her life destroyed,.
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    30 Oct '16 22:18
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    I was reading about it last week actually. A young Italian women took her own life because she was the victim of so called revenge pornography. Infact she had to fight social media for the right to be forgotten, it left her with a legal bill of about 20,000 Euro and in an attempt to escape the shame she had to move to another city because what she said on the video had become a meme. A beautiful young women her life destroyed,.
    So was this part of your door to door ministry or were you just researching "revenge pornography" as part or your downtime?
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    30 Oct '16 22:50
    Originally posted by divegeester
    So was this part of your door to door ministry or were you just researching "revenge pornography" as part or your downtime?
    I came upon it by chance I think. I had never heard of the lady. Its pretty sad really.
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    30 Oct '16 23:031 edit
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    I came upon it by chance I think. I had never heard of the lady. Its pretty sad really.
    I have little doubt that mental illness is the main reason she's now dead and that the circumstances are simply the circumstances ~ a context, a frame of reference, and a predicament that in most cases does not lead to a loss of life. How many women around the world committed suicide on the same day as she did without any circumstances surrounding their death that might have sparked news coverage? Meanwhile, how many women around the world were being bullied online - in comparable circumstances - before, on, and since the day she committed suicide, and yet they did not take their lives and never will. We should not underestimate the key role that mental health plays in almost all suicides.
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