|»|26 Anonymous 2019-05-19T17:08:19
>That meant that social decorum, proper spelling, real names, and intellectual honesty were a given
I'm the anon who wrote that huge post, and I hate to pull this card, but I think there's a misunderstanding here (granted it may just be that I'm terrible at explaining this shit, which could be why that post was so fucking long in the first place)
But I don't think politeness, for example, has an inherently "real world" flavor, so it's not really what I was referring to.
One great example of the real world dynamics I was trying talk about is that we're seeing an all-time high (at least relative to 4chan) of people insulting others based on real life stuff. E.g. that you're "fat", a "loser", a "virgin", a "tranny".
And why should anyone care about such things on the internet? I don't know about you all but the ONLY thing about those insults that actually feels insulting is that they are accompanied by the underlying assumption that I'm supposed to give a shit about them. I feel like that mentality basically undermines everything that used to be so great about the internet.
The problem is that mentality is the majority now, so just ignoring it isn't going to change the fact that the majority thinks I got BTFO for being called a tranny, and all I can do is roll my eyes at how stupidly trenched in real life drama the internet is now.
|»|29 Anonymous 2019-05-19T18:30:59
You're making sense.
One thing I really noticed about 4chan's current set of jokes is that they're all exclusively mean-spirited and cheap insults toward some group the Anon does not like. I know 4chan was pretty hostile to begin with, but there was a sense of implied light hearted vibe to their old jokes.
- /v/-man was angry, but the fact that he was so angry was a ridiculous joke and he became endearing.
- Epic Fail Guy was a loser, but his failure was a ridiculous joke, and he went on to become Slowenn Faillann, who pierced the heavens with his failure.
No one to my knowledge used angry /v/-man or Epic fail guy like they do Wojak and its mutations.
When people use Wojaks and Pepes, they are serious to a distressing degree. They not only relate and project their own personalities on these two cartoons, but the try to squeeze anyone they dislike in to them. What's worse is that the insult Wojaks are all the same: "This person is bad because they disagree with me, look at how bad they are". Wojak, Soyjak, Zoomer, NPC, Brainlet, they all can be summed up in that one sentence. The cherry on top of the cake is that these jokes are more often than not forced on Anonymous by some organized party from a chatroom. There's not real fun, nothing forms naturally, it's all business and joy has no place.