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Old September 9th, 2012 (8:29 PM).
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Old September 9th, 2012 (8:47 PM). Edited September 9th, 2012 by Kanto_Johto.
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As soon as I read that, I thought to myself "who in their right mind would enjoy offending and therefore upsetting someone?", but when you think about it, a lot of internet trolling is based on purposely offending people.

I actually don't think I ever have offended anyone. I might have done on the internet years ago, but I can't actually remember ever seriously offending anyone recently.

Edit: No wait actually, I've just remembered that when I went on holiday on a school trip (I think I was about 13/14), my friends and I were discussing how fat one of the girls in our year was (who was also on the trip) and her friend overheard us and went and told her. Then she proceeded to shout expletives at us. At the time I don't think we really cared.

Come to think of it, I was actually a pretty nasty 13/14 year old.
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Old September 9th, 2012 (9:14 PM).
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I try to not offend people, but I've offended some people by accident. You don't always know people's background and something that my not offend you could offend them. But I don't particularly enjoy offending people cause it can leave awful feelings afterwards.
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Old September 10th, 2012 (12:17 AM).
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...................sometimes. Normally I don't like being a dick and offending people, but sometimes when I'm in the mood and have the right inspiration, I do find it fun. But someone has to be really, really infuriatingly dumb to bring out Troll Andy.

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Old September 10th, 2012 (5:58 AM).
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I like to imagine my wit being used to be really nasty but generally I don't. And even if I did, it wouldn't be to someone that I thought would be actually offended by it, if I thought they weren't strong enough to take it then I wouldn't do it. Upsetting people isn't fun. :(

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Old September 10th, 2012 (7:34 AM).
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I hate offending people, generally, but I've realized I'm a bit of a troll on my university's anon site. Not as horrible a troll as most people but I'm not nearly as polite as I would be in literally any other situation. Even the few times I used to post on 4chan I was much nicer but I'm super sarcastic when dealing with stupid peers and there's no penalty, haha.

Generally, though, I stop short of anything that would be truly offensive. So I'll make fun of someone for trying to use a moderated submission site as a replacement for google but I wouldn't post to ridicule someone for their religious or political beliefs.

If anon doesn't count--since I think that one site is literally the only place I do go anon for--then I will go so out of my way to make sure I don't offend anyone that it's a little ridiculous.

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Old September 10th, 2012 (8:20 AM).
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I hate offending people, I find it one of the worst things ever, basically nothing good comes out of offending another person and can put you on bad terms with them, which I purposely avoid. Im not a jerk so I don't act like one.
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Old September 10th, 2012 (10:06 AM).
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I enjoy being right about things that I'm right about (which is everything) and if that inadvertently offends someone I'm not gonna be sad or anything, but I don't make a habit of intentionally offending people because I don't enjoy that. If I'm guilty of anything it's thinking other people are wrong and not taking their views into consideration, which might well come off as offensive, but that's never my aim.
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Old September 10th, 2012 (11:24 AM).
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I never purposely offend someone, and if I do accidentally or something, I tend to start beating myself up (metaphorically, mind you) for doing it. I'm normally a very nice person too, so when it does happen I can't take it.
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Old September 10th, 2012 (12:18 PM).
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I get the incentive that this thread is a trap to lure me in. Do I take the bait or do I retreat? He's wide open, I could attack for game but what if he has the Gorz? The mothertrucking Gorz? I have no outs to that crap. Do I risk it all to win it all or do I play it safe but give him the chance to turn things around on the following turn? Decisions decisions . . .



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Old September 10th, 2012 (12:24 PM).
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I have done that a LOT, by accident. It's mostly due to the Bradyphrenia that I have.
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Old September 10th, 2012 (12:27 PM).
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It's basically second nature to me.
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Old September 10th, 2012 (12:37 PM).
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Only if their behavior merits it.

I work at the mall, and some of the brats that come in... ugh.
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Old September 10th, 2012 (7:17 PM).
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I don't usually, cos trolling is not fun.

Also, it would make me feel bad.
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Old September 11th, 2012 (9:25 AM).
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I find myself doing it by accident, but sometimes they are asking for it from me.
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Old September 13th, 2012 (3:05 PM).
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Nope. I hate it when people do it to me, so I don't do it to them, simply as that. And also, trolling is stupid. Those people need hobbies.
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Old September 13th, 2012 (4:16 PM).
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Not intentionally... but I'm pretty sarcastic by nature, so I sometimes say things that are perceived as offending, even though I don't mean to be nasty or anything. And some people I know don't recognize sarcasm, so that can lead to misunderstandings.
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Old September 14th, 2012 (4:02 AM).
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No, I don't like offending people, but if my opinion is a strong one or it happens to be the hard truth I will say it for the sake of saying it (or if it really needs to be said) even though I know the other person might not like it. But rather than offending them I do it to put my thoughts out there and maybe give them a different perspective.

Or if they're being a general **** I will say something to basically just say that they are being a **** and to get off their high horse. Though instead of getting "Yeah you're right I should chill out a bit" or "Maybe I shouldn't be talking crap about someone publicly, I'll stop" they get offended. >_> Weird how people get offended when you point out they are being offensive to others. I don't get that.
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Old September 14th, 2012 (3:32 PM).
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Being that comedy is all about offending people, yes.

Then again, maybe not when it's like, you know, racist. or blatantly and predictably rude (i.e. no "HAHA RETARDS GAY-ASS ***" or "Ching ching chong chong i'm a fob" comments) because 1) too mean and 2) too predictable and boring. I like to attack their small parts that they don't mind as much, so they'll be caught off guard and then we'll laugh together and get closer because of it. If I get to know them well enough, I can make fun of some parts of them certain other people wouldn't like, because I know what they care and don't care about as much.

All part of a balanced comedy routine! (And SS/SR if this is a bit too much on the racist side just delete this and tell me and I'll rewrite this.)
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Old September 15th, 2012 (2:42 PM).
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Nope! I'm too sensitive to other people's feelings, so I try to avoid offending if I can. :x
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Old September 17th, 2012 (11:19 PM).
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I've been known to inadvertently offend people, but I don't make it my goal to specifically offend someone unless they've done something to warrant it. Like behaving like a jerk or offending/insulting me first. But in those cases, the gloves come off, and I actually derive a sadistic sort of pleasure from offending people that I feel truly deserve it.

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Old September 27th, 2012 (1:54 PM).
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Not particularly. I'm not a religious person, but I do like to follow the 'Golden rule' of Christianity when I can: do unto others as you would have them do unto you. I like to treat people as I would like to be treated myself, and I don't particularly like to be offended, so try not to offend other people. There's taking the piss out of friends, and other stuff like that, but in those cases there are boundaries that everyone involved so that people don't get offended. While it's often good to go up to those boundaries, I know a great deal of friendships that have been broken because people have decided to go over them, so I try not to myself! :D
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Old September 27th, 2012 (2:00 PM).
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Um, to be quite honest, it's something I love doing - in moderation. Before I get clawed, what I mean by 'in moderation' is doing it at the right time and to the right people. I understand that in certain (most?) situations, one should be courteous and should 'turn the other cheek' to insults/flaming/bullying etc but if I have something to say that can defend myself or someone else, I'll say it with little to no hesitation.

I'm normally a pacifist or at least partially passive, but there comes a time when I can't be that way and offending someone in response to being offended is inevitable, at least with me. u_u
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