Apr 25 – Selective Comments

Do you think people should have the right to prune their comment section, only keeping positive comments and deleting the critical ones?

I know that I’ve seen certain people on Facebook edit their comments when they post something, and somebody says something that they don’t like.

Yes, on one side I believe that in terms of a public forum like Facebook, everybody should have the right to express their own opinions and say what they want – naturally, providing that it’s not racist or a hate-speech etc etc. However, there are people out there who are quite opinionated – and I’ll happily raise my hand and say that I’m one of them, but even I know when I am crossing a line and being too offensive, and when I do that, I edit myself and simmer down the tone somewhat.

I’ve seen people edit their comments to purposefully delete other’s responses. However, the problem with that is, that sometimes when one person makes an offensive comment, it creates a dialogue between others, and opens up the forum to a public discussion about  either a certain issue or topic or opinion. The problem is, the owner will delete the offensive comment, but in doing so, completely throws all the following comments that are in response to the original offensive comment, and noting really makes sense. You are just given this image that there is clearly something missing, but because it was deleted, others viewing the thread don’t know what the original comment was said.

Personally, I can log on and my newsfeed is just a constant stream of the same stuff – graphics with a motivational / inspirational quote (which, by the way, I absolutely fucking cannot stand!!); people posting photos of their overseas holidays / airport checkins; and now it’s all about #100DaysHappy. If I blocked / deleted everybody who posted something that fits into that criteria, then I’d barely have anybody on my newsfeed. Personally, I want to do my own photo challenge called #100DaysOfRage and just post a status per day of something that drives me to a table-flipping rage.

The only reason I would do that is in retaliation to everybody else doing the 100DaysHappy challenge… But I don’t really need to go to that extent – I do enough posts as it is of shit that sends me into a rage… I don’t need to create its own challenge.

It does sound negative, and I know that I do tend to come across as being somewhat negative, but I’m not an optimistic person. I’m more of a realist. I see the world for what it really is, and the people within society for the dumbarses they really are. Others tend to ignore that and focus on the positives, but that’s just. not. me.

Unfortunately, some people have said that they don’t like some of the things that I post, and have deleted me off their friends list as a result. I’m not bothered by that. The way I see it, I shouldn’t have to change the qualities about myself just so you and I can be friends on fucking Facebook. Sorry, but that says more about you than it does me. If you were truly my friend, then you’d be accepting me for everything about me – the good, the bad, and the ugly. THAT is what a true friend is, and if you can’t handle that, then I don’t necessarily want or need you to be a part of my life.


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