Post # 1
i mean really, no snark… honest to goodness trying to gauge here…
do you think, or do you yourself, become offended on the Bee Boards?
i never get offended. i get hyper annoyed, wicked irritated… blah blah blah, but offended, i just don’t.
so, does the Bee have the power to offend?
Post # 3
That’s a good question.
I know in my head that faceless strangers on the internet shouldn’t be able to hurt me.
But the heart is different. What if someone started a post “Italians are the worst people on the planet”?
Damn right I would be offended !
Post # 4
Not me…I will admit some things that I have seen are irritating..but I am a strong believer in the power of the “back” button. When it gets too crazy around here, I just don’t log in or post for a while.
Post # 6
agree and love the “Back” button. admittedly, sometimes it’s sooo hard to resist digging in.
Post # 7
Nope. This is the internet. I take people seriously if they ask for advice, have a question, etc., BUT I don’t get offended. Sometimes I just really think people need to re-examine parts of their life. Like major areas, but I don’t get offended. I mainly just feel like, “what a mess”.
Sorry. I mean that in a nice way. ALSO super duper annoying when people obviously come here looking for an answer they want to hear, don’t hear it and then freak out.
Post # 8
Yes, sometimes there are things that are offensive. It doesn’t mean I’m going to sit in a corner and cry about it, but it still makes me thing that is disgusting there are people in the world who actually think like that or do whatever.
Just because it’s anon doesn’t mean the people are any less real.
Post # 9
Nope, we are strangers. But, I will admit my guilty pleasure is going back and reading the threads that get heated, I think its funny
Post # 10
Nope. I offer up my personal experiences when I feel it could be helpful. I don’t think it’s healthy to get overly concerned about what goes on with message boards.
Post # 11
I’ve only been offended once and that’s when someone referred to my beliefs as “mumbo jumbo” other than that I sometimes get irritated, but mostly just think “sheesh some people.” lol.
Post # 13
I get offended if people are mean to me, even if they aren’t ‘real’ people. I’ve never gotten offended by anyone saying anything on the Bee, but it did happen to me at the place that shall not be named…
Post # 14
Not at all. There are times where I think, “Are you serious? Like really?” LOL, but thats about it.
Post # 15
@AnnieAAA: I am guilty of the same thing. I almost never post but it does make for interesting reading.
Post # 16
@jo.lee: Holy smokes me too. They made this flame blog, and someone put some MEAN stuff about me on there, about my kids. I have pretty thick skin, but I left after that.