Post # 1
I see so many threads on the bee (and the Internet world in general) where people must have the last word. It doesn’t matter how silly, minuscule, or trifling the topic is, there are people who just can’t let it drop. Why? I am truly curious. What possesses a person to tirelessly defend a topic with a virtual stranger? Are you one of these people? If so, please elaborate below because I am genuinely interested.
Post # 3
this won’t end well. oh the irony!
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley
This happens offline too. I know a lot of people just MUST be the last one to speak. I suppose it makes them feel like they’ve “won” the argument. I honestly find it tired.
Post # 5
You must be new to the internet. Anonymity is a poster’s best friend.
Post # 8
@Hyperventilate: This makes sense. I am not new to the Internet though, it is just something I have never understood. I guess I don’t need to be anon to say the things I say.
As far as this not ending well, why throw that out there? There are some people on the bee (very few, I love the bee, and continue to visit often long after my wedding) that look for a fight. I saw an e-battle erupt over coconut water. My point is, even the most well meaning threads go down in flames, on the other hand I have seen some that appear to be controversial have intelligent non threating conversation. I am hoping for the latter. I am just curious about what makes some of my fellow bees tick 🙂
Post # 9
There is a huge difference between getting the last word face-to-face because you’ll have to deal with real-world repercussions that come with a disagreement. People can get their last word needs filled online because those consequences no longer exist. You’re just text on the screen. Even if people know you as “Mary Sue”, you don’t know these people. They don’t know you, you don’t know them, the argument can escalate an you’ll have no penalties, nor will they. You’re less likely to get last-wordy with someone in person than you are on the internet, purely because on the internet, there are no consequences of being last-wordy.
Post # 10
@phillybride61513: You’re right. It won’t. My last words:
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