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MichaelPemulis wrote

Wow, these people are clearly fucked up. I didn't make the promotional thread by the way, just observed it unfolding. Why not just post these screenshots (or don't reply to the trolls) every time they start trying to slander you? It seems they're just trying to get you to take the bait and play their sick games on their turf. It's always going to be a losing battle if you do that imo.

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ziq wrote (edited )

I'm gonna stay off reddit because I always take their bait and it turns ppl off to raddle when I fight them like that. I can't help myself when I'm being attacked.

I can't use screenshots because they cycle through accounts and I have no way to prove its them. But anyone that knew them on metanarchism when they feuded with me for years can easily recognize their voices / talking points.

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MichaelPemulis wrote

Thanks for the replies. Although my post reflects how I was feeling at the time when I saw this Reddit stuff, in retrospect I don't appreciate my shitty tone. You are clearly making an effort to engage with me in a thoughtful, mature way and I appreciate that.

But Ziq... you can always help yourself when you're being attacked like this. Don't let anyone - especially not some anonymous internet goons - have the kind of power over you that makes you feel as if you can't protect yourself from abuse. When you frame the issue in language like "I always take their bait" or "I can't help myself", you're mentally setting yourself up for defeat. You will always have the strength and autonomy within you to combat these kinds of provocations - that can never be taken away from you.