Tips for managing online anger ..

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Tips for managing online anger ..
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Thu, 06-30-2011 - 12:07pm

I really like this article .. personally my favorite is #5. I'd love to hear your tips on online anger management!

Thank you in advance :)

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5 tips on how to manage online anger

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Thu, 06-30-2011 - 1:31pm

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Thu, 06-30-2011 - 3:35pm

Same here. I rarely have the 'online' chat open and I too find it relaxing to play things like scrabble, who wants to be a millionaire, jeopardy and word games. But I usually have to walk away for a few hours anyway after work.

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Thu, 06-30-2011 - 4:25pm

Yes, #5 is good advice for any number of ailments, including the one in question.

Gotta say though, that the example given in #1 would actually justify both punt, snitch and basshole in the response, maybe even puntwag.

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Thu, 06-30-2011 - 4:50pm
LOL! 100% agreed.. I actually disregarded their advice in #1 seeing as if someone texted me that they had 'accidentally made out with my husband last night' the resulting discussion would not be taking place online .. in fact both parties in question would be explaining the meaning of 'accidental making out' and then seeing ... well, wrath :)
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Thu, 06-30-2011 - 6:21pm

Ha I was thinking the same thing that #1 wasn't necessarily one that anger wouldn't be justified on!

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
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Fri, 07-01-2011 - 7:01am

number two reminds me of an oprah episode, her guest went through a bitter divorce and in the begining she was trying to save her marriage.

 

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Fri, 07-01-2011 - 11:15am
"...there's a measure of character in how some talk online. and oddly enough, that's without knowing poster personally."

Yes I completely agree.
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Fri, 07-01-2011 - 11:49am
"but i think that some rants are specific to message boards too, in other words what is said online is saved for online because you'd never say it irl, Lol"

This may be true for some, but I think it's too broad a statement to make in general. I know a number of people, myself included, who don't say anything online that we wouldn't say irl. In fact, there are a lot of things that I say irl that I wouldn't put online, just b/c it would too easily be misinterpreted.
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Fri, 07-01-2011 - 1:27pm

"in other words what is said online is saved for online because you'd never say it irl, Lol. "

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Fri, 07-01-2011 - 7:24pm
Ok...I would agree with this, to a point. If you say something, on a debate board, tehn it's up for debate. But if you post something on Facebook, just as a matter of conversation, then yes, it would be rude to debate it...and I don't do that, lol.

I have, however, told people on facebook to stop their complaining, or to stop babying someone, when they post inappropriate stuff on facebook, lol. One example, a man I know left his wife and children for another woman. When that woman dumped him, he was all over facebook whining and complaining about how hard his life is, and how everyone hates him. This was followed by a bunch of posts about forgiveness, and telling him what he did wasn't THAT bad, etc. I called bs, and told him to stop posting that crap on fb, and surround himself with people who will support him doing the right thing by his family, and not just tell him that everything's gonna be okay. Pissed a few people off...but he stopped posting "poor me" status updates.

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