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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Dealing With Stupid People Online

Just read an interesting post by blogger Ryan Caldwell on dealing with online morons.

I have to say I've been running into more stupid people online than before these past few week. Thats one of the reasons why I am barely active on the UAE blogger scene. I, and many people i know agree, that the blogosphere is losing its charm..

You can read the whole thing here, below is a snapshot:



So what makes a stupid person?
As I use the term, a stupid person is a person who meets one or more of these characteristics:


- Rather than positively contribute to a community, they prefer to attack people who are smart and successful
- They have a hard time thinking outside of a binary mode (either you are for us or you're against us)
- They are closed to complexities and possibilities that take a little brain work (i.e. stick to simple and obvious)
- They spend their lives wishing they were someone else (often letting jealousy take root)
- Instead of acting, they wish




Sounds familiar .. don't you think?

21 Comments:

  • link doesnt work

    By Blogger Harsha, at October 3, 2007 at 12:22 PM  

  • I often delete comments based on these grounds. It's not about "censoring" people, it's about allowing non-stupid people more space to discuss things intelligently.

    By Blogger secretdubai, at October 3, 2007 at 2:01 PM  

  • its working fine

    By Blogger moryarti, at October 3, 2007 at 3:39 PM  

  • SD - totally agree

    By Blogger moryarti, at October 3, 2007 at 3:40 PM  

  • I've been running into more stupid people online than before these past few week.

    Well mory, I just hope I am not one of those :)

    But seriously, the blogsphere is indeed losing its charm, which explains my own lack of interest in blogging recently...

    Or is it that blogspot is losing grounds to facebook?

    Probably... ;)

    By Blogger DUBAI JAZZ, at October 3, 2007 at 10:54 PM  

  • he2 he2 he2.. oh man...

    I will quote my cousin: "I HATE stupid people!"

    The worst part about Facebook is you actually get to put faces to the names

    By Blogger KJ, at October 4, 2007 at 9:53 AM  

  • DJ: Lol.. I am kindda more attracted to FB than blogger .. :)

    KJ: believe me, I would not have stupid people in my facebook's friend's list :)

    By Blogger moryarti, at October 4, 2007 at 10:36 AM  

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    It would just take a few minutes of your time. The interview form can
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    By Blogger Mike, at October 4, 2007 at 9:34 PM  

  • It's not just online mory, the real problem is that the world is full of stupid people, online or off.

    By Blogger Seabee, at October 6, 2007 at 3:57 PM  

  • hey, that is kinda similar to generalising :) I think i fit the bill in at least two characteristics!

    I agree with you however that blogging is losing its charm.

    el 3ajeeb inno awwal wa7de tsharek til3at el 7ishariya al-7ashara :)

    I think facebook is also to blame, although I'm still firmly a non-facebooker (so far!)

    By Blogger BuJ, at October 8, 2007 at 2:50 AM  

  • Seabee - so true..

    Buj, man i cracked up so much after reading your comment .. lol

    By Blogger moryarti, at October 8, 2007 at 7:57 PM  

  • Couldn't agree more with the sentiments, but I suppose I am not running into as many "morons" as you say, as I am pathetic blogs or increasingly boring blogs! I was about to post something similar and went ahead on the Desp Princess blog with a link to this post :)

    As for "morons" my equivalent would be a few stalkers, which is why I have very unfortunately had to enable commment modification, something I had never wished to do but alas..as seabee says, "the real problem is that the world is full of stupid people, online or off"

    By Blogger i*maginate, at October 8, 2007 at 8:46 PM  

  • Mory :-)

    By Blogger BuJ, at October 9, 2007 at 1:56 AM  

  • PS: I noticed you have moderation on. I guess this has nothing to do with this post, eh? :P

    By Blogger BuJ, at October 9, 2007 at 1:57 AM  

  • Buj; as a matter of fact, i've been wanting to enable comment moderation for sometime. Seeing UAE Community and some of the comments that are exchanged made it more convincing to turn that moderation switch ON..

    By Blogger moryarti, at October 9, 2007 at 8:13 AM  

  • i*maginate: online stalkers .. lol! Then you better avoid facebook in this case.. it is loaded with crackpods who are out there thinking they can actually...umm.. score! :)

    And what Seabee is saying it so true. I have always found interesting bloggers as equally interesting in real life.

    No matter what kind of character one tries to portray one, his/her true colors have to show; in one way or another.

    By Blogger moryarti, at October 9, 2007 at 8:31 AM  

  • LOL re: facebook, funny you should mention that. In my personal (rather new!) facebook experience I would say a lot of "unsoliticed" msgs come my way, the most recent being too hilarious not to share:

    "hii , iam new on face book , anyways just a quick question , can you spit on a handsome rich guy if he challenged you to do so ?

    I hope this guy doesn't actually exist!

    By Blogger i*maginate, at October 9, 2007 at 6:45 PM  

  • el 3ajeeb inno awwal wa7de tsharek til3at el 7ishariya al-7ashara :)

    Bu Jassem, yakool al mathal al 7akeem : " ale fi ***** shawkah btenkhazo"

    ;)

    By Blogger DUBAI JAZZ, at October 9, 2007 at 7:41 PM  

  • i*maginate .. lol... that must be the lamest, most pethetic and disgusting i may add pickup line i ever heard in years... :)

    Unbelievable ...lol

    By Blogger moryarti, at October 9, 2007 at 8:18 PM  

  • Buj, Jazz.. ya3ni ana ma kan beddi etballah 3alaiha, but it seems inno mush ana la7ali elli ma btee2a... el 3ama be alba sho sa2eeleh

    By Blogger moryarti, at October 9, 2007 at 8:19 PM  

  • لول يا جماعة موريارتي و دبي جازز
    هذه المشكلة انها طيبة بس دائما بتقول الكلمة الغلط في الوقت الغلط للشخص الغلط!
    الله يطولك يا بال!

    By Blogger BuJ, at October 10, 2007 at 8:04 PM  

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