I see a lot of the use of cuckholds, leftists and libtards. Do you think words like these are necessary to get a point across or overused and pointless.
Usually when I see these words I completely dismiss the person's argument.
Limited Intellect or just repeating what they're reading
Leftist is descriptive. Cuckold and libtard are juvenile and counterproductive.
I totally agree.
It's a cheap and easy insult which in turn cheapens your point.
How is leftist, an insult that's what they are? If someone called me a right winger, I wouldn't be offended, that's what I am.
Snowflake is also ridiculous.
I never said they were innocent I just have noticed it a lot so far.
It goes both ways with words like Trumptard and Trumpkin. I fully admit I've used one of those to refer to the collective before. It's *completely* unnecessary.
I think it's more obvious on SoH when the words libtard, snowflake, safe space etc are used bc the app is so right leaning and there can be a herd mentality. Anonymity can bring out the worst in everyone.
Insulting someone will rarely, if ever, get your point across.
"...leftists" isn't really so bad, but those other words are kinda silly, and might never be heard or read during the course of a serious and civil conversation.
They show me ignorance
Well stated. I agree.
I personally like fresh new snowflakes in December. After Christmas and New Years they can leave. 😉
Bigot, racist, homophobic, misogynist, deplorable, redneck, "wrong side of history", fascist, ignorant, etc ... usually while having dyed hair and a velociraptor screech.
^ Couldn't have said it better.
Yes. Sometimes I just avoid the poll because I don't care to expose my mind to that kind of negativity. I am more interested in learning what people are interested in and experiencing in their lives.
I guess it is annoying if you're not a communist.
More like you in terms of trolls?
How about a solid argument with facts and reason presented in a respectful, mature manor?
Yes the bad are very loud and immature. Thanks. You are very encouraging.
Both sides use words like that. They do more to identify the speaker than anyone else.
This app can be both eye opening and disheartening at times. Personally I think the right lean feeds itself by driving liberals away. It's unfortunate. There is overwhelming hatred pretty much anywhere that there's a comments section online.
That is disappointing. I was intrigued to see what a polling app was like. I didn't expect so much trolling. I guess that's online for you.
Well put. I can see that. Just had a few days of reading comments and I started to see a lot of similar comments.
That where it came from. To insult liberals because they think they're weaker and would do that - that they're "beta males"
Actually I believe that it was at first used by the far right to insult conservatives by insinuating they were "cucking" themselves by working against their own interests and not embracing a hard right ideology. Then it became a catch all.
Trolling is pretty much everywhere unfortunately. Give it a chance and don't let them get to you. The good outweigh the bad... the bad are just louder.
Leftist isn't an insult anymore than liberal is.
Right wing doesn't have the same meaning as leftist. I see liberal and right wing as identifiers.
Totally agree, very juvenile...
Pointless, but liberals are far from innocent of labeling conservatives with offensive slurs.
Cuckhold has some bite to it, but it's most effective when used by the alt-right against 'conservatives.' Libtard is childish name calling. Leftist implies Marxist-communist.
Cuckhold and libtard are certainly insults. They can be seen no other way.
Yeah, definitely. Both sides sling mud at each other. Few people on the internet can have a civilized dialogue with people who hold different views. It's sad.
They are unnecessary, and don't help to get a point across.
Some people probably actually care about their polls and gauging public opinion. How extremely odd on a polling app.
I see. I am just commenting on what I've seen so far. Valid observation on your part.
@Smacc Incorrect. Cuckhold can be used in a sexual context so it can be used in another way. 😂
Well of course. I'm not arguing for those words.
Technically they're pointless and while debating someone formally or informally I don't think it should be used. I hear it most often used in jest, but the left has words for the right to so it's kinda just people - there will always be those who are more crude about things.
Yes. A cuckhold in a sexual context is someone who wants to see another usually man have sex with their usually wife.
Referring to someone as a Marxist communist even when they aren't?