The internet is a magnet for flawed personalities, personality disorders, criminals, deviants and perverts. Have you not realized that by now? Wherever there are people, there you are also highly likely to find those who enjoy abusing them or who have an ax to grind. Lack of interests often encourages some to get their kicks out of abusing others rather than doing anything useful to the community. Ah, the trolls ...... who needs them?
Interestingly enough, anyone who has knowledge of the psychiatric profession, may well be aware that certain types of personality disorders are considered more dangerous than others. What used to be described as a 'psychopath', in all the mental health guidelines, has a particularly unpleasant warning attached to it. A 'psychopath', if allowed a free reign in their community, whether it be the home, an office or the general community, will destroy the community in which they reside. That means that, for a site such as this one, eventually, according to the guidelines, such individual/s will eventually ruin it for everyone else. That's why it is important to have guidelines and boundaries to make sure that doesn't happen. However, the net result is that, over a period of time, the environment will become more and more hostile and less and less friendly. If you extrapolate that to the general community it does not bode well for the future, does it?
The internet is a both a blessing and a curse. It is there to be used or abused. However, if you think it is bad on here .... that darker side of the web is out there and we are hearing of many cases of just how bad it really is.
I agree 100% that it is annoying when you give a detailed and sincere answer only to find that one of the 'club' are awarded the points for a predictable and pathetic one liner. It happens all the time and probably gives the people who do it a bit of a transient and wholly irrelevant cheap thrill or, more often than not, positive affirmation of erroneous thinking. People like to group together and as said so many times, there is security in numbers and this site demonstrates that principle as well as anywhere else. Sometimes it is not a bad thing when people stick together ..... but if the thinking is wrong it becomes somewhat less than useful.
I could have summarized that in a brief statement. There are people here who do not come to help other people ..... they come here to help themselves.