Originally Posted by YourSelf
Woah, I really think this depends on the different situations!
Rockchick26, do you know how many times I have written things on forums and nobody even replied? I initially felt very discriminated on certain forums... and one time when I asked why nobody was replying, I was just banned from a forum (I was 15) I was so upset that I first wrote a long e-mail and then phoned the administrator to say sorry and understand what had happened and he just cut the line and didn't even answer the second time.
How come when I say the same things in real life nobody discriminates me?!
Well,i think everyone has been "ignored" on message boards on occasion,but it depends on how many people view the site in general. But i think in here,there are enough people,there are bound to be replies.
I have done some drama acting and I can tell you that there's a huge difference between seeing the reaction of your audience and being blinded by the stagelights. With too much light, you cannot see whether they are smiling and reacting to what we're doing or whether they're bored. When you see their reaction, you can counter-react in the appropriate way, instantaneously.
I can see your point,but me personally,i would rather not see their faces,because that would only remind me that i'm being watched. And if they DO look bored,that would totally kill the mood for me and i wouldn't be able to keep acting.
The advantage of communicating physically is that you always witness the first reaction of the people involved and you can also communicate the right tone much better than in written form.
I find that the opposite is true. In person,people feel the need to play nice,or they are too shy or afraid to react truthfully. But online,it's much easier to let your true feelings out,thats why there is so much online bullying going on,cuz its so easy to react with anger on here than it is to do it in person. And i know for me,i can't express myself NEARLY enough when i have to say it,but typing the words out is a hundred times more accurate.