PHJF wrote on Jul 8, 2010, 17:57:
People need rules. People need boundaries.
Not on the internet, we don't. The near total lack of order and authority is what makes the internet so unique. It'd be a shame to diminish it.
I disagree. Total lack of rules on the net would likely have you calling me a stupid mother*****ng ********er ****er for disagreeing with you.
I know you're more mature than that, but the few rules here keep things fairly even keel compared to some other places. There are way fewer boundaries here than in the real world, but we still need them, even if some of them are self-imposed. It is said that a true test of character is what you do when no one's looking, and that extends to the net nicely I think. Can't it be said, to paraphrase, a true test of internet douchery is how you behave behind you wall of internet anonymity? Failing that, we have Blue's rules to keep things from going all 'Lord of the Flies'.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
- Mahatma Gandhi