On Politeness

It is very important that you speak well, especially online, where text is your voice. Whenever possible, you should type in full sentences with correct spelling, capitalization, and punctuation. Be polite, being sure to spell out “please.” Avoid profanity. Be seen to express courtesy and give others the benefit of the doubt. Avoid not just “drama,” but dramatics of any sort that might distress others or give them the impression that you are an immoderate person.

That way, when you call someone a stupid douchebag, it will mean something.

: Zubon

2 thoughts on “On Politeness”

  1. Well said. Reminds me of my self-imposed rule of not saying the f-word in highschool. I broke that rule about 3 times, and every one of those times, it totally freaked people out, and they backed off. =D

    However, I disagree with the idea of spelling everything out. But only because I feel that abbreviations have their uses, even in situations where you don’t need speed. Namely, it’s the difference in connotation between “you” and “thou”. I think there’s an actual difference in meaning between “please” and “plz”, and that that meaning can be used for effect in the right situation.

    You’re probably right though, since 99% of the time, people say “plz” because they’re lazy, not because they want a different meaning.

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