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Ever said something you've regretted on the internet? Seen somebody make an arse of themselves? Know somebody who posts first and asks questions later? Dob them in to us, the internet police. (We last did this five years ago before Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook really took off, so now's the time for an update)

Thanks to Benny Blanco from the Bronx for the suggestion

(, Thu 20 Jun 2013, 15:00)
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I think the second generation of interneters are doing it wrong. The problem with them is that they're all trying to be cool. And there is literally nothing worse than coolness. Say what you will about child molesters but at least when you get a group of them together on a forum they’re enthusiastic about their interest. It’s not all “well I only did it because I’m bored”, “yeah, sex with children is soooo over-rated”

Coolness has ruined proper internet spats. Now it’s just people trying to prove they care less about everything than everyone else. It’s little more than people slouched in a dimly lit room mumbling “whatever” at each other….or in our case “alright”. They dare not even use a capital letter in case they're accused of trying too hard.
(, Fri 21 Jun 2013, 9:04, 16 replies)

(, Fri 21 Jun 2013, 9:15, closed)
Again - almost gold star award quality.
Let down by your correct punctuation which shows that you did indeed have a good education and thus cannot be "cool" enough to flaunt your flagrant disregard for linguistics done correctly.
(, Fri 21 Jun 2013, 9:52, closed)
I was going to leave out the capitalisation and full stop,
but honestly couldn't bring myself to do it.
I'll never be down wiv da yoot.
(, Fri 21 Jun 2013, 10:10, closed)

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(, Fri 21 Jun 2013, 10:40, closed)
oh ffs
(, Fri 21 Jun 2013, 10:42, closed)

(, Fri 21 Jun 2013, 10:42, closed)
2 slo shmo

(, Fri 21 Jun 2013, 10:43, closed)
I was generation zero.

(, Fri 21 Jun 2013, 11:41, closed)
Worst of all the superhero teams.

(, Fri 21 Jun 2013, 11:46, closed)
My superpower is innate xenophobia and sharp 1950s suits.
My female assistant has great hair and excellent secretarial skills.
(, Fri 21 Jun 2013, 13:05, closed)
ju jus dont ger it blud u 2 old an dat

(, Fri 21 Jun 2013, 11:49, closed)

(, Fri 21 Jun 2013, 12:42, closed)
it's not the users, its the media
Once upon a time there was things like IRC and USENET, which pretty much were "join a group and chat or exchange info". Now with blogs/twitter/faceboot its not about the group but the ego - my blog, my tweeting, my page. So the design nudges the participant more towards an egocentric posture, hence trying to be cool (perhaps by being studiously anti-cool).

Not that group-centric media do not have ego-based posturing (see e.g. b3ta), but the design doesn't have that bias towards it.
(, Fri 21 Jun 2013, 13:33, closed)
I... nah.

(, Fri 21 Jun 2013, 16:44, closed)

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