I had the urge to write something today.A first in a very long time.Lately,I haven’t been able to focus much on real life and hence, I’ve been lazying about for no reason….
Anyway,I got the idea to waste some time and talk/interact with the communities I find on the various forums I happened to be registered on, based on my otaku interests(games,anime etc).I rarely ever post anymore since I got sick of it.I can’t remember why though.And yet again,I have been reminded of the reason for that.
These so called public forums are strange in the sense that they are moderated by people who are offered the position from the higher ups.In a way,this means that the forums now “belong” to them because they have the right to judge who and what gets said.Of course,you can argue that they do follow specific guidelines etc,but any and all loopholes and grey areas are subject to that person’s whims and fancies.
What is considered “flaming”?What is considered “inappropriate”? It all boils down to the ‘mod’.After all,the mod gets the final say in everything.A referee on the internet.Or rather, an egomaniac trying to shape whatever internet space they can get into their own personal happy land?I don’t know.
The crux of the problem for me lies in the fact that I dislike being “confined”.I dislike authority of any sort when they don’t even have my respect.They can do what they want because I don’t want to be a part of that kind of community.
I find that I’m better off not interacting with people on the internet because I tend to get antagonistic and hateful easily whenever I come across assholes.And apparently,I can’t do anything about it because you’re allowed to be an asshole on the internet.As for me,I just walk away in spite of whatever happens.The right thing to do I guess.
For the record,I wrote this to get something off my chest that has been bothering me for quite some time.The internet sucks.