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Vaporman87
I don't consider myself to be a "nostalgiatard". However, I am grateful to have grown up in an era sans the internet and cell phone mania.

Minus those distractions, youthful interactions were far less aggressive and destructive. If you wanted to badmouth someone behind their back, you did so by word of mouth. Eventually, word gets back to the victim of the slander and face to face confrontation or parental/school personnel mediation happens and things settle down.

These days, one kid can slander another on Facebook and within minutes the entire student body or neighborhood is chiming in on it and aggression increases with every passing moment and until blood is boiling so much that real violence and harm takes place.

Does this mean that kids never got in fights in my day? Absolutely not. Kids fought and did so too often. But at least your accuser/slanderer had to have the gumption to do it within your physical presence and under the scrutiny of school staff.

Our interactions required us to have more civility and to think a bit more about the repercussions... I guess is what I'm saying. Now, everyone is a critic of everyone else and they can hide behind their parent's computer while they cyber-bully their peers.
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Mr Magic
The number of posts this thread's getting is pretty overwhelming.
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Vaporman87
I don't like that nowadays towns like to start their Trick-or-Treat hour at 6 pm!!! C'mon... at least wait until 7 so it's at least SOMEWHAT dark. We always did our candy begging in the dark when I was young.
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pikachulover
Vaporman87 wrote :

I don't consider myself to be a "nostalgiatard". However, I am grateful to have grown up in an era sans the internet and cell phone mania.

Minus those distractions, youthful interactions were far less aggressive and destructive. If you wanted to badmouth someone behind their back, you did so by word of mouth. Eventually, word gets back to the victim of the slander and face to face confrontation or parental/school personnel mediation happens and things settle down.

These days, one kid can slander another on Facebook and within minutes the entire student body or neighborhood is chiming in on it and aggression increases with every passing moment and until blood is boiling so much that real violence and harm takes place.

Does this mean that kids never got in fights in my day? Absolutely not. Kids fought and did so too often. But at least your accuser/slanderer had to have the gumption to do it within your physical presence and under the scrutiny of school staff.

Our interactions required us to have more civility and to think a bit more about the repercussions... I guess is what I'm saying. Now, everyone is a critic of everyone else and they can hide behind their parent's computer while they cyber-bully their peers.
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The thing I don't like about facebook is the lack of privacy with people's children. The plaster my feed with "Timmy's first day of 3rd grade" photos. I understand its your kid and all. 

If facebook was around when I was a kid I'd be pretty upset if my parents made a post about my first day of 3rd grade.

If anybody here has kids and does this on facebook please explain the appeal of this. 
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Mr Magic
pikachulover wrote :

Vaporman87 wrote :


I don't consider myself to be a "nostalgiatard". However, I am grateful to have grown up in an era sans the internet and cell phone mania.

Minus those distractions, youthful interactions were far less aggressive and destructive. If you wanted to badmouth someone behind their back, you did so by word of mouth. Eventually, word gets back to the victim of the slander and face to face confrontation or parental/school personnel mediation happens and things settle down.

These days, one kid can slander another on Facebook and within minutes the entire student body or neighborhood is chiming in on it and aggression increases with every passing moment and until blood is boiling so much that real violence and harm takes place.

Does this mean that kids never got in fights in my day? Absolutely not. Kids fought and did so too often. But at least your accuser/slanderer had to have the gumption to do it within your physical presence and under the scrutiny of school staff.

Our interactions required us to have more civility and to think a bit more about the repercussions... I guess is what I'm saying. Now, everyone is a critic of everyone else and they can hide behind their parent's computer while they cyber-bully their peers.
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The thing I don't like about facebook is the lack of privacy with people's children. The plaster my feed with "Timmy's first day of 3rd grade" photos. I understand its your kid and all. 

If facebook was around when I was a kid I'd be pretty upset if my parents made a post about my first day of 3rd grade.

If anybody here has kids and does this on facebook please explain the appeal of this. 
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Since when did it become okay to post personal photos of one's child on Facebook for strangers to see?



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Mr Magic

How some things get the hip hop look.

 

 

 

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Vaporman87
Agreed crow. But I would add that it's not necessary to be redoing everything about a property when reintroducing or "rebooting" it. At least not to me.
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Mr Magic
You're right about that.
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Jrs1991
thecrow174 wrote :

How some things get the hip hop look.

 

 

 

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Yeah, like the new honey nut cheerios commercials with lame nelly.

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Mr Magic
Jrs1991 wrote :

thecrow174 wrote :


How some things get the hip hop look.

 

 

 

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Yeah, like the new honey nut cheerios commercials with lame nelly.

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Those commercials make me grind my teeth.



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