I recently found a great summary of the typical naysayer on the ‘net. This reaches out to most situations like on Digg or Reddit, forums, and comments on blogs. I have to disclaim this hasn’t applied to anyone posting here yet, so no one takes offense. Or, take offense if you like, I guess I have no control over that.

General Rules of Internet Posting:

1. Anything which appears true, but does not agree with my personal point of view MUST be “photoshopped”, or otherwise fake. Post comment accordingly.

2. Anything which appears false, but agrees with my point of view MUST be a government cover-up conspiracy.

3. If YOU don’t agree with my point of view, then you’re either a Nazi, {insert opposing political affiliation}, pedophile, {insert another insult} or internet troll looking to stir up trouble.

I read this and copied it from a Digg comment and modified it a bit. It cracked me up because it is so true. Of course, the person who has an opposite opinion must be a troublemaker just looking to stir the pot. Yeah, that’s it.

Couldn’t be that you are wrong, or even that there are no “wrong” in the situation, just differing points of view. My dad had a great saying he likely picked up somewhere in his Navy career, which I will share in family-friendly form. “Opinions are like butts, everyone has them, and most of them stink.” Admittedly crude, but succinct and so true. Not quite sure what that says about this site, but at least we have fun sharing our opinionated rants 🙂


Chris Harrison is a content writer and editor from New Caledonia. He is currently managing Oneunionone which is based in North Carolino. Before founding the website, he was a full time editor in New York USA.