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Anonymous Anger Rampant On the Web 399

the4thdimension writes "In a story that may bring out the 'duh' in you, CNN has a story about how anonymous anger is rampant on the Internet. Citing various reasons, it attempts to explain why sites like MyBiggestComplaint and Just Rage exist and why anger via the web seems to be everywhere. Various reasons include: anonymity, lack of rules, and lack of immediate consequences. Whatever the reason, they describe that online anger has resulted in real-life violence and suggest methods for parents and teens to cope with e-aggression and to learn to be aware of it." I can't figure out what makes me angrier: my habit of anonymously trolling web forums, or my video game playing.
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Anonymous Anger Rampant On the Web

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  • by hey! ( 33014 ) on Monday November 03, 2008 @12:41PM (#25614009) Homepage Journal

    Unless people are posting at standing desks using some kind of gestural input, I doubt that much Internet rage takes place rampant.

    It's much more likely that most Internet rage takes place sejant erect [google.com] .

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 03, 2008 @12:45PM (#25614107)

    Er...that would be asymmetrical anger.

    -Posting as sm20591 since Chips & Dips....

  • Re:Positive thing (Score:3, Informative)

    by CFTM ( 513264 ) on Monday November 03, 2008 @01:57PM (#25615387)

    Hey I'm just being honest about my short comings/things I need to work on but you can go ahead and make snap judgments without knowing me, that's fine too!

  • You call that a flame? THIS is a flame...

    You swine. You vulgar little maggot. You worthless bag of filth. As we say in Texas, you couldn't pour water out of a boot with instructions printed on the heel. You are a canker, an open wound. I would rather kiss a lawyer than be seen with you. You took your last vacation in the Islets of Langerhans.

    You're a putrescent mass, a walking vomit. You are a spineless little worm deserving nothing but the profoundest contempt. You are a jerk, a cad, and weasel. I take that back; you are a festering pustule on an weasel's rump. Your life is a monument to stupidity. You are a stench, a revulsion, a big suck on a sour lemon.

    You are a squeaking rat, a mistake of nature and a heavy-metal bagpipe player. You were not born. You were hatched into an unwilling world that rejects the likes of you. You didn't crawl out of a normal egg, either, but rather a mutant maggot egg rejected by an evil scientist as being below his low standards.
    You are jetsam who dreams of becoming flotsam. You won't make it. Your alleged parents abandoned you at birth and then died of shame in recognition of what they had done to an unsuspecting world. They were a bit late.

    I will never get over the embarrassment of belonging to the same species as you. You are a monster, an ogre, a malformity. I barf at the very thought of you. You have all the appeal of a paper cut.
    Lepers avoid you. You are vile, worthless, less than nothing.
    You are a weed, a fungus, the dregs of this earth. You are a technicolor yawn. And did I mention that you smell?

    Try to edit your responses of unnecessary material before attempting to impress us with your insight. The evidence that you are a nincompoop will still be available to readers, but they will be able to access it ever so much more rapidly.

    You are a thick-headed trog. I have seen skeet with more sense than you have. You are a few bricks short of a full load, a few cards short of a full deck, a few bytes short of a core dump, and a few chromosomes short of a full human. Worse than that, you top-post.

    You are weary, stale, flat and unprofitable. You are grimy, squalid, nasty and profane. You are foul and disgusting. You're a fool, an ignoramus. Monkeys look down on you. Even sheep won't have sex with you. You are unreservedly pathetic, starved for attention, and lost in a land that reality forgot. You are not ANSI compliant. You have a couple of address lines shorted together. You should be promoted to Engineering Manager.

    Do you really expect your delusional and incoherent ramblings to be read? Everyone plonked you long ago. Do you fantasize that your tantrums and conniption fits could possibly be worth the $0.000000001 worth of electricity used to send them? Your life is one big W.O.M.B.A.T. and your future doesn't look promising either.
    We need to trace your bloodline and terminate all siblings and cousins in order to cleanse humanity of your polluted genes.
    The good news is that no normal human would ever mate with you, so we won't have to go into the sewers in search of your git.

    You are a waste of flesh. You have no rhythm. You are ridiculous and obnoxious. You are the moral equivalent of a leech. You are a living emptiness, a meaningless void. You are sour and senile. You are a loathsome disease, a drooling inbred cross-eyed toesucker. You make Quakers shout and strike Pentecostals silent. You have a version 1.0 mind in a version 6.04 world. Your mother had to tie a pork chop around your neck just to get your dog to play with you. You think that http://www.guymacon.com/insult.txt [guymacon.com] is the name of a rock band.
    You believe that P.D.Q. Bach is the greatest composer who ever lived. You would rather read L. Ron Hubbard than Larry Niven. Hee-Haw is too deep for you. You would watch test patterns all day if the other inmates would let you.

    On a good day you're a half-wit. You remind me of drool.

  • by rtb61 ( 674572 ) on Monday November 03, 2008 @11:56PM (#25622013) Homepage
    That is not really true. The reality as internet usage spread is, more violent, immature and angry people are using. These people are already violent and will if they feel insulted in the normal interpersonal public space, lash act and attempt to brutalise and dominate those who they feel have insulted them.

    So these same violent individuals gain access to the internet and whom do they interact with, why the very people who they would normally bully if they met them out on the street or in any other public space, those people who would normally have to shut up and just take the violence and abuse.

    Now when those innocent non-violent individuals meet the basically arse hole, failed jock strap, red necks in digital space, they recognise them by their communications mannerisms and do exactly what you would expect them to do, take the bloody piss out of them. A lot of those victims of bullying also get a little out of hand at times with the new found freedom to communicate, with out getting threatened or actually suffering violent physical harm.

    So the problem exists outside of the internet and is not as a result of the internet. You want to end the problem, solve it at it's core root, eliminate those violent racists prejudiced are holes from the population base, detect it an early age via genetics, drug them up and keep the sedated for the rest of their lives and for heavens sake simply don't let them breed. Of course the republicans would loathe the idea, their would be no one left to vote for them ;).

"Never give in. Never give in. Never. Never. Never." -- Winston Churchill