Now I've been in a lot of internet arguments, and this is specifically a response to one about Anita (still can't remember how to say her last name), but this has nothing to do with her and everything to do with how arguments are on the internet. I'm not here to say they're worthless or anything, they can be enlightening if you come into it as a discussion rather than an argument, but there's lots of people arguing for the sake of arguing. Specifically I think people get too serious about them, on both sides. I do it too, even though I know better. I think there's like, at least 3 things you should get down with knowing before arguing with someone on hte internet.
1. Don't go in with preconceived notions.
now, this is specifically a response to people saying "oh hey, look it's animasta I don't see why you bother" and while that may be true or not, depending on how you feel about it and about me, that's still a shitty thing to mention. It's entirely possible for the argumentee to have changed their style, changed their views, whatever, and to hold something they've done in the past does a disservice to the argument. I mean I kinda have preconcieved notions likeis going to be argumentative towards me on purpose or fucking whatever, but I never say that, because maybe he'll have an actual salient point now and again (I love you :)
(and yes I realize I am being highly hypocritical here but I specifically meant the person not the thing you're arguing for/against)
2. Don't be afraid to admit you are wrong
I mean, fuck, who really cares? I get that some people hate to admit wrongness ever, but an internet argument barely matters. Do you all remember that stupid mass effect 3 thing I posted eariler in the year? I doubt it. I get that in the heat of the moment, you might hate just stepping away, but if it's getting annoying, personal, whatever, then just drop it; it'll be easier on you and, to be honest, if it was getting that bad that you needed to drop it, the other party probably wasn't looking to change their mind anyway. Or they're just trolling you for some lulz or whatever trolls troll you for nowadays.
3. BE COOL
Never get personal! I mean, it's hard to get especially personal on the internet anyway, but don't start as that never works in your favor. Insults either, calling someone an idiot for not sharing your viewpoint doesn't help anyone. Don't even get personal if you're discussing a person, unless you absolutely need to (the wardell shit kinda needed to be personal, considering the charges against him, but you get my point) it's like, if you can't discuss something without resorting to name calling than either you need to learn how to argue better, or your position wasn't that great anyway and you should probably just let it be.
also people should pick their battles, having another fucking 300 post argument about anita, AGAIN, is fucking silly, because everyone's said what everyone's thoughts are previously, and it's getting really annoying. Wait until she fucking starts swimming in her money scrooge mcduck style (or at least for a video)
What I'm sayin is chill man, this is the internet, this is not the debate club
also this blog was written when I was really tired so yeah, apologies for the terrible grammar