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    Do you feel abused?

    ... apparently some do, but I suspect we are all far to civilised for this sort of behaviour?

    From the BBC website:

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    Online abuse 'hits 40% of adults'
    Last updated 23 Oct 2014 23:03 ICT


    Young women are particularly vulnerable to online harassment, the report finds
    Some 40% of adults have experienced online harassment, according to a study from the US Pew Research Internet Project.

    From name-calling to other threats, harassment is a common part of online life for many, its research suggests.

    While men are more likely to experience name-calling, women are more vulnerable to sexual harassment and stalking.

    The report comes amid a rise in social media abuse aimed at women in the games industry.

    The report found that 73% of American adult internet users had witnessed online harassment - from being called offensive names to witnessing someone being stalked online.

    It found that young adults - aged 18-29 - are most likely to experience online harassment, with 65% of internet users in this age group claiming to have fallen victim.

    The vast majority of harassment took place on social networking sites, according to the research.

    The report looked at six types of abuse:

    Offensive name-calling

    Attempts to purposefully embarrass

    Harassment for a sustained period of time

    Online threats to physically harm

    Online stalking

    Sexual harassment

    "It was striking to see how different varieties of harassment impacted different groups on different platforms, and the range of reactions online harassment elicited," said report author Maeve Duggan.

    Of those who had personally been harassed online, the majority chose to ignore it, she found.

    Young women are particularly vulnerable to sexual harassment and stalking online, she told the BBC.

    Her research also found that gaming platforms were seen as the least welcoming to women, with 44% of people saying such forums were more geared towards men.

    Last month, more than 2,000 people signed an open letter calling for an end to "hateful, harassing speech" on Twitter and other social media, following death threats to feminist games reviewer Anita Sarkeesian.

    Her series on the portrayal of women in video games led to what she described as "some very scary threats" which forced her to leave her home.

    BBC News - Online harassment affects 40% of US adults, report says

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    It's not abuse it's tedium. Gobby twats who wouldn't look you in the eye outside cyberspace giving it large. BORING!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fozzy View Post
    It's not abuse it's tedium. Gobby twats who wouldn't look you in the eye outside cyberspace giving it large. BORING!!
    That's close....
    But might vary in every situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fozzy View Post
    It's not abuse it's tedium. Gobby twats who wouldn't look you in the eye outside cyberspace giving it large. BORING!!
    Particularly fat skinny gobby twats, eh?

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    Yes I feel abused, by the BBC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Fozzy View Post
    It's not abuse it's tedium. Gobby twats who wouldn't look you in the eye outside cyberspace giving it large. BORING!!
    Particularly fat skinny gobby twats, eh?


    If only you meant that to be funny it would have been clever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roobarb
    • Offensive name-calling • Attempts to purposefully embarrass • Harassment for a sustained period of time • Online threats to physically harm • Online stalking
    So, they did their research by coming to TD?

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    It,s a women thing, they have to moan about the Internet that they are addicted to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by November Rain
    So, they did their research by coming to TD?
    No shit...We have Offhisfckingrocker and Icedick as the scum of the forum...Heh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaitongBoy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by November Rain
    So, they did their research by coming to TD?
    No shit...We have Offhisfckingrocker and Icedick as the scum of the forum...Heh...

    Just to name a couple.....
    They've lots of company here.


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    Seems a lot of people feel "disrespected" although doing little worthy of anything that might garner an iota of respect in the first place.

    Boo-fucking-hoo.

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