The internet and the lies

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Vipera, Jul 16, 2014.

  1. Vipera
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    I can't stand it anymore, EVERYWHERE I go people seem to lie on social sites like Facebook, Reddit, Tumblr, Twitter and so on. Countless assholes who never got hugged from their daddies that feel the need to spread bullshit over the internet to be noticed or countless troll accounts and the infinite number of dumbasses who fall from them and double that number of who find them funny.

    Minding others' business used to be fun, but now it's a "LOOK AT MY DOG HE HELPED MY SON FROM CANCER *pic is actually a generic dog found on the internet*" or "LOL BEATLES ARE GAY XDXD", or the ancient lies that keep spreading on Facebook.

    I miss forums. On Facebook you can't call people out because they will delete and block you. On sites like Reddit they are never recognized. But on forums? You can't spread BS for long. And when you do, you get fucked really hard. I miss this.
     
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    >Implying the internet hasn't always been this way

    :rofl2: pls
     
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  4. Vipera
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    What I mean is that forums aren't a "bite and run" kind of format and are better than Facebook to call BS out. Really, the situation lately got out of control. There is NOTHING real on the Reddit frontpage anymore.
     
  5. Gahars

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    Because, as we all know, lying is a recent phenomenon.

    Fleetwood Mac, take it away!

    "Anymore"

    *Insert smug anime reaction face here*
     
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    If you honestly think most of the bullshit you saw on Reddit or Tumblr or Facebook or what the fuck ever was all "legit" you must be pretty fucking gullible. Oh man. That's good.
     
  7. McHaggis

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    This just in, people lie on the Internet!

    Why bother giving them the satisfaction? If anything, part of the fun for those kinds of people is getting found out and watching everyone go crazy. Then they just move on to the next con.

    Not so long ago someone on here strung everyone along on a lie for quite a while, and they didn't get close to being fucked really hard (and since when is being fucked really hard necessarily a bad thing, anyway?). Sure, he or she (iirc they lied about their gender too) pissed everyone off and got banned, but if they were able to make up one persona and fool everyone for a long time, what exactly stops them from re-registering with a completely new persona?

    tl;dr try not to care so much about some random pricks on the Internet telling lies.
     
  8. Psionic Roshambo

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    This is all I have to say... lol

     
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    I don't believe it!
    The internet is full of "2-Shits" ?


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    I feel Like Vipera must have just crawled up from an internet bunker and is seeing all of this for the first time. We should be guiding him through his troubled times...
    by throwing him to the hounds of tumblr.
     
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    People are incredibly desperate for attention.
    Especially when it comes to Facebook.
     
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    [usenet/newsgroups as the dominant internet discussion medium era old fart] reporting in. Granted I was not much into usenet at that point (possibly bbs even if I did not appreciate the concept).

    As Gahars decided this was to be a music video response thread...



    Might as well up the angst a bit.
     
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    You make a thread about lying on the internet, and there is not one mention of dudes pretending to be chicks.

    I'm ashamed of this thread.
     
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    Such things are like Sonic Adventure being crap, the Wii U having no games, the 3ds barely having any games and Gahars being mildly fond of puns -- it is all just assumed and stating it would just waste forum database space.
     
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