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Jan 20th 2013 at 10:13:38 PM •••

I stated that this is false in the Real Life section from the get go so I would like a comment for that.

Sep 11th 2012 at 6:39:31 AM •••

Is it worth mentioning the alternative interpretation of this? As stated on 1d4Chan (paraphrased slightly):

"One of the rules of the Internet is: 'there are no girls on the Internet.' This rule does not mean what you think it means. In real life, people like you merely for being a girl. ...but on the Internet, there's no chance to [get anything for putting with you]; this means the advantage of being a "girl" does not exist. You don't get a bonus to conversation"

Basically, the anonymity of the Internet is a two-way street; because you can use the Internet without giving away any information about yourself, what IS given should always be treated with suspicion.

Edited by DracoKanji
Jan 13th 2011 at 11:53:07 PM •••

Removed and replaced the following on the main page:

  • Strangely, it never seemed to occur to the Internet population that women weren't actually causing the attention to exist. If they'd just ignored them or treated them like regular people instead of freaking out one way or the other every time someone online claimed to be female, the GIRLs would have disappeared almost instantly.

Because the original GIRLs and the actual females who abused the gender imbalance on the early internet did not just passively sit there waiting for people to start giving them special treatment. They actively sought attention, strung specifically naive, young guys along and on the whole milked it for all it was worth.

Which is exactly the reason for the whole 'The are no girls on the internet' philosophy in the first place: As advice from (now) more cynical internet users to the next generation to warn them against accepting faux-romantic interest from attention whores of both the male and female variants.

The removed paragraph makes it sound like it was all the males' fault and actual females are completely innocent of the whole thing.

Sep 17th 2010 at 9:08:40 PM •••

Removed this example:

...because it's rather insulting to transwomen as it's currently phrased, and as a whole the issue is vastly more complicated than that.

Mentioning transsexuals on this page isn't a bad idea, seeing as they tend to get into trouble because of this idea, but it needs a more detailed explanation to possibly get close to explaining the nuances of the situation.

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