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Response to Tsiyu (Reply #29)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 08:43 AM

33. I would add that it was quite elegant in stating that it is

 

"giving us a taste of our own medicine" which more succinctly reiterates my point. I would only amend it to say that it *thinks* it's giving us a taste of our own medicine, where I think it is only projecting onto us what it dislikes in itself.

For example, we are "isheeple" who substitute a fake world online for the real one out there, and we "love our rules."

But how much time is it spending online, coming up with sock puppets and dispensing its, er, wisdom on us?

I can only speak for myself when I say that I don't love rules so much as choose to respect and appreciate them. It is the price I pay, instead of cash, to play in what is a private, not public, internet space. If I want to write things that are against the DU rules, there are other forums where I can do so. I have no need to break rules here, nothing to prove and nothing to gain from it.

Rules really are about boundaries. I respect boundaries and prefer to have my personal boundaries respected. As a group, ASAH has boundaries. As a larger group, DU has boundaries. Respect them, and play in peace. Disrespect them, and expect to be dealt with.

I was banned from DU2 and didn't know why. I didn't react with the vitriol that some banned posters have, and re-joined DU3. There, in the new rules, was explicitly stated what had previously been an unwritten rule which I had unknowingly violated a few times. Now that I know that rule, I don't break it because I like to play here. It's that simple.

Our sock puppy, on the other hand, does seem to have a need regarding breaking rules. Maybe its an addiction to breaking rules in order to prove that is isn't some isheeple conformist? But then, who is it trying to prove that to? My guess would be: itself. After all, why would a nonconformist care what an isheeple thinks?

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