Insulting engagement happens. Good Digital Citizens don’t want problems. Trolls do. So, refrain from posting how you truly feel if it is insulting to others.
Then, there are nice ways to share opinions. However, trolls usually do not get the message. Accordingly, Good users do.
Thus, a duty to be aware of social signals. Consequently, insults that result from online activity are not always what they seem. Given, an insult to me may not be to you. Can be taken out of context.
Flames Insulting Joke
Family Guy, a popular United States cartoon has an insulting joke in a segment. A reporter asks every Persian guy in Rhode Island what they would do if they won the lottery. Buy a white BMW was their response.
Found video on Youtube. Type text “Family Guy Persian Insult”. First result.
My first car in 1992 was a White BMW. I think it is funny. Many Persians have bought white BMW’s since then for this cartoon to have been made. Insulting to Persians with other cars because it is not true.
Internet Troll Flame War
Most of the time engaging trolls backfires. They may have a planned response to make you look bad. Some networks allow engagement to be altered or deleted. It can be a real trap.
From a technical standpoint responding to flames increases popularity through Search Engine Optimization. Socially, it can be a trap. Personal attacks online can be hard to defend.
The positive nature of good people makes no response the right response as a popular convention.
An Internet flame is an insult. Flame wars are insulting threads. They denote poor communications skills and reflect on the family, upbringing, of the person using them.
Browsing for people to insult is trolling. Trolls post insults. Responding gives influence in the community because references raise rankings.
Any resort to conflict can be offensive. for example, defensive or argumentative statements, insults, violence, or ending communication. Thus, cyber bullying. Discussion is a reasonable for misunderstanding.
Internet Cyber Bullying
Some may be tempted to post flames. We can be popular without insulting. Hurting others is not the answer to our insecurities. Genuine engagement is better than offensive behavior.
It is proper netiquette to avoid inflammatory content, flames. We must refrain from intentionally offending each other.
Public relations tips can deal with negative media. Brings you to the level of response. Uses media for self-promotion.
Refrain from posting or responding to disrespectful material, insults.
In private forums it may be alright to joke. The internet is a public forum because transmission of data is through public utilities. Public health and safety can be affected by online insults.
Get attention for good reasons. Avoid altercations. Find a comfort zone. Reach out appropriately.
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