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So... Why do you guys think people are so snippy and rude in forums?

I've found that here at Icy-Veins, it's much less a regular thing. Blizzard's official forums? Oh boy. Hang onto your knickers, girls!

It confuses me. We're all here to share in enjoying this game, or Hell, any topic online, really. Why can't we have friendly debates? Why is someone else instantly wrong and should just, "delete your account bro?" I just don't get it. I love being social, and especially debating viewpoints, but... People are insufferable and make it so much less enjoyable.

Weigh in - what do you think causes these behaviors?

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The internet causes said behavior. People are safe in the confines of their home and they can literally tell anybody anything because all they see is a computer screen and not a person.

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While that's absolutely true - it doesn't explain the why, the reason they act like... Well... Idiots. It makes me sad, because I rather enjoy a good debate, or sharing within a community. I made the mistake of posting on the Blizzard forums... Oi. I regretted it within hours. Needless to say, I deleted my posts, because they weren't even given the light of day, at least in any constructive manner.

They act all big and bad online, but what's funny, is I know these people. They're socially awkward when there's no keyboard, no monitor protecting them. I guarantee my personality would crush them, not hatefully or literally being mean, but they wouldn't know what to do with my comfort level. I, for one, make extensive eye contact. I feel it's respectful to devote your attention to someone, and shows confidence when properly connecting with an individual. If I were to do so with the typical forum poster, they would probably whine about how I'm a homo and to quit gawking at them.

I personally believe it's a defense mechanism that they use. They're so unhappy with who they are that they must attack others. But what really makes me laugh, is I personally am quite the opposite of these people. I love social interaction, and have always been, and been considered a social butterfly. I deal well with large groups, love working with others. To me, it's the highlight of modern day society. Especially in this day and age! Communication is at its easiest. And yet, the most people can come up with is calling each other derogatory terms for homosexuals and questioning another's sexuality. It's rather pathetic, to be honest.

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I don't really have an answer as to why the official forums are as they are. I know that every place where we interact with people on the internet (mostly Facebook and Youtube), we spend a lot of time moderating comments and user-submitted contributions, so that things remain civil.

On our forums, we also try to keep things civil, and it works because our community is relatively small. I have no doubt that as these forums will grow, it will get harder and harder to keep them the way they are today :P

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I think Damien hit the nail on the head. Icy Veins is still fairly small, and by in large its easy to manage. The more people you have though the more likely you are to have idiots!

Hopefully we can keep the idiots down to a minimum and just generate stimulating discussions between the people who post here. Its nice to know that there is somewhere that you can post as a total "noob" and not be trolled because of it. People here genuinely want to help other players out there!

Shame there arent more players like that ingame as well!

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I agree 100%! It's a blessing to be here, because indeed, you can ask "stupid" questions, and actually get an answer. I'm very grateful for all the hard work you guys put into Icy-Veins, Damien. Also, you're from France? I wanna go to Paris. ;-; Took four years of French, and on the fourth year, my school wouldn't let us travel abroad... Like every fourth year class before us. Super jelly!

Also... Yay ADD! >:D

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