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Message 4279 - Posted: 25 Oct 2004, 7:27:01 UTC
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http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=5796#39378

"...You know, on many BBs, News Groups, etc., that I have visited or frequented, there usually has arisen a pariah, a self-made pariah who seems intent on becoming a [expletive] magnet..."

I've also seen what the MD describes on other message boards as well. After a while, the person posts normally, but other people in the group suddenly become obsessed with flaming that person.

There's probably some sort of group psychology happening.. similar to elementary school where a group picks on the different kid.

Myself, I think that the altered 'group behaviour' is more disturbing than the 'different' behaviour of the singled out person.

I guess the net adds 'keyboard courage' or something. Normally, people wouldn't talk to strangers the same way they type to strangers over the net. In fact, 'in real life' they avoid conflict with the 'different' people in the 'real world'.
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Message 4287 - Posted: 25 Oct 2004, 11:21:38 UTC

take care of you alex
i don t now what you have smoke or drink today ?
nice day with no drugs
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