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Mar. 24th, 2005 | 02:24 pm

So a few days ago some conflict happened on LJ between two people I know. One of them wrote some entry complaining about something that happened to said person, the other responded and said something that apparently ticked the first off royally.

After criticizing person two, person one unfriended two thus locking their journal entry so person two couldn't respond to any of the comments.

Person one then went on to write a public spiteful post attacking person two by name. After garnering some set of comments from person one's friends, they locked the entry so person two was unable to respond to the accusations.

I do think it's hard to imagine a more rude thing that one can do using livejournal. First off if there is some conflict between two people, it is usually a good idea to spend some time asking some questions first as many things that seem offensive on first glance are misunderstandings. However if you feel the need to vent and insult someone there is that "private" option, that allow you to lock an entry so no one except for you, curious LJ sysadmins and people with court orders can see it.

I know this is just my opinion but calling someone names and then hiding the post is really quite rude.

Though LJ is useful it does enable some really messed up passive-aggressive communication styles, and i fully acknowledge that I'm guilty of such things as well. (Those rant against the atkins diet were not one of my better moments.)

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from: neko_san
date: Mar. 25th, 2005 12:12 am (UTC)

Inter-personal drama happens both online and in real life. I try to avoid it either way. =P

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Mar. 25th, 2005 12:22 am (UTC)

Yeah... very true. Its just a bit frustrating when I keep getting dragged into it.

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from: irilyth
date: Mar. 25th, 2005 01:05 am (UTC)


kidding of course :^)

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[you'll find a light, find a friend, find a way]

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from: artemii
date: Mar. 25th, 2005 11:28 am (UTC)

yeah, but the atkins diet deserved it!

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