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  1. Ambrosia

    Trolling and the internet.

    That's almost like saying it's the victim's fault. Yes, she could have removed herself. But we don't know about all the other abuse she could have received through more private channels. She should have been able to enjoy using social media without receiving the abuse she did. Sure, she ousted someone for being a bully. And I think she may have said NZ was small. And then got harassed as a result. Massively so. The bullies should be held accountable for their actions. She was also an ambassador for an anti-bullying charity. She may have felt like she couldn't walk away - that she had to try and stand up to them.
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    Trolling and the internet.

    True. That's part of the argument though - that these people should be named and shamed for what they've done. I think censorship isn't really where things are going. It's more for reducing anonymity so that this shit doesn't happen. The problem when you're a public figure is that you're never 'away' from public opinion. She could have just as easily received this abuse through other channels. Twitter was just the easiest. I think she was getting enough publicity from this and her current job that she didn't need to get hospitalised. She had a few TV interviews etc on this, to discuss online bullying and how to combat it. I think it's a bit of both, Tick. Some people are frightened to say what they really think because of the consequences. If there are none - then it makes it easy for people to speak up and be horrible. There are plenty of people with online personalities that do not match their personalities in real life. I'm sure there are a lot of reasons as to why that is.
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    I know how it feels...

    In the first case that was just unfair. And for your co-worker to give you no credit is also selfish and unjustified. I would have made a complaint. Then perhaps taken it further. After all, you would have had records of all the work you did.
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    Trolling and the internet.

    That is what was happening. Lots of new users were signing up just to abuse her. I can understand wanting to stay at a place and stick it out. The bullies obviously want you to leave. Giving in and leaving means they win. Some people fight or put up with it just to prove that they aren't being a victim.
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    Trolling and the internet.

    Interesting to say it's not the fault of social media, when it is their sites that are now used for said trolling, bullying ... snail mail does not have the same impact, and not as many get to see the trolling, bullying ... everybody is a ' celebrity ' on the nets. Ms Dawson herself said that being in the media meant she needed a thick skin. There's no question she, or for that matter anyone, really deserves that kind of crap ... ... but realistically there will always will be cretins with cretinous things to say. It's like saying guns are to blame for deaths. Sure, they are to an extent, but ultimately, it's the person who pulls the trigger. (Probably a bad analogy.) Just like on social media. Just because they have a tool they can use to do something horrible, doesn't mean that they should. I agree, there will always be someone out there who is willing to say something nasty. And you're right, snail mail doesn't have the same impact. But that is probably because there is no instant gratification like there is on the Internet. I bet that 90% of these people would not have dared to say their comments to her face. Anonymity makes people nastier at times, and feel more indestructible in the process.
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    Trolling and the internet.

    Hrm. It's as Mr Friendly said, this isn't a black and white issue. Simple thing is, Ms Dawson did not deserve the comments she received. Sure, by re-tweeting the comments, she just got them more attention, but I can see why she thought it might have been a good idea. It wasn't, but she probably didn't anticipate the reaction she got. And let's face it. I've read those comments. They're vitriolic and completely out of proportion to what she said in the first place. It's not Twitter's fault. It's not social media. And yes, she should have stepped away rather than continue to try and deal with it and hit rock bottom. But does that make it okay for people to hurl personal abuse at her? To tell her to kill herself over and over? To mock her infertility? To create accounts just to attack her? A bit of trolling never hurt anybody. But what she had to deal with was a bit more than just a little trolling.
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    Does real really trump artificial?

    Ah, that depends on the colour you like. Pink, Red, Blue, and Canary yellow, then yes more expensive. In the lower end [ darker ] champagne [ brown ] range, for instance, some of the cognac shades are very lovely and less pricey than the white [ colourless ]. All depends on the cut really, 'cause a badly cut stone regardless of shape will blow the reflective / refractive out the window. I do like the champagne and cognac diamonds, they are pretty and yes, on the cheaper end. They really look better with yellow gold though (the ones I've seen), and I wear white. I do really like blue though, so there goes the price again... I love Tanzanite! Just so pricey though.
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    Does real really trump artificial?

    I would prefer a real mined diamond rather than an artificial one. Then again, I never wanted a diamond engagement ring. IF I were to have gotten a diamond ring, I would have wanted a coloured Argyle diamond. I think they're much more interesting. Also, much more expensive. Vice versa. Aren't you two agreeing? Why don't you just say "yep" and call it a day? Ahhh, no. I don't believe they are. One is saying it doesn't make sense that ethicially mined diamonds make blood diamonds more valuable. The other is saying blood diamonds are more valuable because there are other ethically mined diamonds available for purchase.
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    Humans are ..... how old?

    Does it double back and then become belief in god again? Circular logic? If I don't don't believe in god does that mean I must believe in god? Oh goodness. There was a FAKE! All discoveries now must be FAKE. How could someone make something like that up? All scientists are frauds and all historical evidence is fraudulant. Oh, wait, EXCEPT for the one piece of historical evidence that I rely upon for my ideas. Just wait until they find the missing first page of the Bible "This is a work of fiction. All characters contained within are..." (Love you, Red Dwarf). galdarian, there have been arguments posited before that show the Bible was not, in fact, the oldest book written and that it was partly derivative in nature from contemporary cultures. But those sources aren't worth reading because they're a waste of time. Please ignore the Book of the Dead, the Pyramid Texts, the Enuma Elish, the Indian Vedas...all those things with earlier dates aren't actually older or even books. No, wait, they aren't even texts. At least, not worth reading.
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    Humans are ..... how old?

    He's already told me that all archaeologists are bigoted and that their role is to posit fake theories in order to validate their wages.
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    Humans are ..... how old?

    Aside from the fact that this 'human' was really a hominid (a pre-human) and 1.5m years isn't an outrageous age...it doesn't really matter what arguments you provide, Tinbane. It doesn't matter how much your wife has studied or knows -- or any other expert in their field -- because hawkowl knows better. That's because you think anyone who studies history that doesn't agree with the Bible is a biased hack. Unluck your unbigoted self. Yes, he does.
  12. Being tempted isn't the same as screwing the models in your troupe. It comes down to self-control and respect. Being exposed to a group of pretty women as your job is in no way an excuse for A: abusing your role as manager and bonking them or B: cheating on a partner (unless you have a poly or open arrangement, which is a whole different kettle of fish). Essentially, that argument is like saying, 'hey, they're hot and I can't control myself, so I could end up having sex with them'. People make decisions about where to stick their dicks. They make decisions to do it with and without consent. They should be held responsible for those decisions.
  13. Ambrosia

    Girls names

    I think part of the reason I like Jezebel is because of the Biblical reference. A kind of, 'In your face'. As for shortening...I hate being called Mandy. I won't reply to it. It's Amanda or Manda and that's it. Call me Mandy and I will ignore you. I am not a Mandy. That's exactly what Tom said when I suggested it. It is pronounced differently (Ah-ri-elle to Air-ri-elle) - and I would have loved to be named after the Little Mermaid. She was awesome to a five year old girl!
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    Girls names

    I think you just channeled my wife there. All those were at the top of her list. It's unfortunate but Isabelle is too close to Isabella - someone in my past who quite frankly became my worst enemy for a while and while I totally get that your child pretty much owns the name you give them and it doesn't matter who the name may have been associated with at some point - I just can't go there. Sounds like your missus is a classy woman! :) I only say no to Isabella because of Twilight. As such, it's very popular... No problem! You could shorten Arielle to Elle as well :)
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    Girls names

    You hate all my name suggestions. It took us 3 months to agree upon Lillith. Sure, sure, that's what they all say ;) As for names, my likes change with my mood. But at the moment here are the more appropriate names: Arielle Inali Jezebel Delilah Bridget Ava (although this is common atm) Whatever you do, don't call your daughter Isabella or Sarah.
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