I have noticed a common trend on GAG where some users seem to expect that they can be completely unproductive on a post, have no useful, helpful presence, spread bad vibes, and generally be intellectually toxic yet still have the chance to remain invited and included into one's space. Can you explain this to me? Is it entitelment? Are they used to people putting up with their ish? I'm trying to figure out why some people seem to believe they have a right to be heard, embraced, and acknowledged if they are going to leave a primarily negative impact.
Now don't get me wrong; we all have bad days where we may act out of character. We all sometimes get so passionate about a particular topic that we defend that topic like it's our baby lol! However, there's a definitive difference between those who seek to come to a productive, enriching concluusion vs those who have no other end goal besides angrily releasing their toxins. What do you think of these people and how do you respond to them?
Most Helpful Guy
I have wondered about this as well. I have no problem blocking people that come across as racist, sexist, or feel the need to attack me with personal insults. People always freak out about it. Some people even even help those people harass me by quoting the person that I blocked.
The only conclusion I can gather, is that toxic people enjoy being toxic, and even enjoy seeing other people being toxic to those of us that don't want to put up with their nonsense.1
Most Helpful Girl
You're right. There are a lot of disrespectful people on GaG, and some people just spread nonsense and hate. :/ I don't really understand that. But, I have noticed that rude people are handled much better on here than say... YouTube or Yahoo Answers.
When I come into contact with an individual like that, I just ignore them and don't give them the attention they crave. That way, they know that I don't put up with it.1