Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Taranaki New Zealand.
I definitely think that it is very easy to misconstrue the written word. As others have said, without the voice inflections it is hard to get the right context. You could even say that there is possibly alot more sarcasm going on than we realize LOL. I like this forum, I enjoy the debates friendly and otherwise. Like I said earlier we can choose to be insulted or not. Also as someone else said you don't have to stay on a thread, nobody has to reply to something they consider to be offensive it is very easy to nip an argument in the bud - just stop replying to that person.
I also work on the principle that you can not change other people, to try to do so is a futile endeavour leading only to frustration (your own!). Some people are aggressive communicators, some will not listen, others can't admit to being wrong but that is the nature of people. You can't change it, all you can do is govern your own behaviour.