Member since: Jan 18th, 2007
Apr 18th 2007 9:08AM How in the world did this guy get into college with writing skills THAT pathetic? What kind of grades was he given for this crap?Even with poor writing skills the guy was crying out for help. And there were people who actually heard his cries, but it seems there was nothing anyone could do.
Jan 18th 2007 8:52AM As a long-time user of Yahoo, I will admit the boards did become more venomous, but so what? It was an open forum, free speech at its very best. Free speech isn't always warm and fuzzy. Like we're told to do with television, if a reader didn't like what they saw they could always 'change the channel'. There was an ignore button, or they could always go to message board sites that were more to their liking. There was nothing wrong with Yahoo boards unless you were hyper-sensitive or you were a lawyer who'd gotten your feelings hurt. My God, the people on these boards are total strangers. Who cares what they think or say if it's obnoxious? Personally, I'm sick and tired of the thought police. I'm sad that Yahoo didn't stick to its guns and defend its open forum and give its users freedom of speech. At least with Yahoo boards you knew exactly where you stood, unlike many news boards (like MSNBC) where the users are malicious and mean, but they do it in a more subtle fashion, with honey dripping from their fangs. I'd much prefer the trolls on Yahoo; at least you knew exactly where they were coming from.
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