So true. I think the problem is that people forget that they're communicating with other people. Its sad really... What if NS was attached to Facebook? I'm sure people would still be assholes but it would encourage a whole new level of accountability for the things you say.
There are plenty of online communities that are sarcastic and humorous, but its all done in good spirits and its not hateful. If someone posts something stupid it gets ignored and makes its way off the first page, it doesn't become an opportunity for people to validate themselves by tearing the thread creator to pieces.
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