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wild_liger wrote

Even "Just Asking Questions" is a tried and true tactic for spreading propaganda under the guise of "genuine" inquiry, and one that's underpinned by certain ideas, such as the supremacy of "rational" thought and debate, or entitlement to a platform, with which some people disagree.

Speech can't exist in a vacuum, and content can't be divorced from form, and if people think the form is unconstructive or in bad faith or even harmful, they should have every right to disagree with it just as much as if they felt the content itself were harmful.

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nov wrote

Your question was poorly written and shallow. Your terms were not defined and seemed to take the specifics of your situation and try to make it general without any acknowledgment of what it might take to generalize.

A genuine question requires good faith on the part of the asker to consider obvious answers and to ask something substantive. You did not do so and were rightly down voted.

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ziq wrote

Personally, I downvote people if I don't like them.

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nofapper wrote

Isn't that like a popularity contest?

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ziq wrote

Very much so. That's generally how 'liking' / 'upvoting' works. You reward the things you like and show your disapproval for the things you dislike.

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noordinaryspider wrote

We all do it. I try not to, but it becomes subconscious and reflexive, especially if you think "your" person is being unfairly persecuted by haters and you are just innocently trying to undo some Bad Guy's vandalism.

No idea how to fix this in the context of an internet community, just raising my hand to say "me too".

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amongstclouds wrote

Same. I'm not going to try and butter it up. If I don't like something I'm going to do whatever I can to see that I doesn't get anywhere.

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bloodrose wrote

I have sympathy for those who see excessive fapping as a negative to themselves and desire to do so less (I have views on the problematic nature of pornography that change my own behavior that were initially informed by the no-fap movement, btw). However, your question wasn't actually a question. You have a clear viewpoint that you are attempting to proselytize. I think that really bothered people.

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selver wrote (edited )

I'd rather you just jerk off instead of directing your repressed sexual energy at us. It'd probably be healthier.

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ravengrace wrote

Usually its because they can do research online or read a book on the subject.

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ravengrace wrote

Also u were inadvertantly shaming people in the form of a question