Tags: online forums
I’ll admit, I frequent phone-related online sites and forums. I do it for two reasons: to help people with their problems, and to advertise this very site. One thing I do not use online sites for is to pick a fight.
I see fighters all the time - people who are upset about something, people who are looking to vent their frustrations, and people who simply want to be a jerk. Usually, I try to avoid them. But sometimes, their statements are so outlandish that I find myself wrestling with the need to respond.
The truth is, online discussion is flawed. Hell, even this site is flawed, despite our best efforts. But at the end of the day I fall asleep comfortably knowing that I’m trying to do right by those I talk to. I’m not a fight picker. But I have no problem being a cause taker.