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citethesource June 4th, 2014 5:07am

You get into a heated exchange with another SOH user. You find out a short time later that the other user has posted a disparaging poll about you, directly naming you. Put bluntly: do you care?

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EarthMunkey The Golden Rule. Always.
06/06/14 5:50 pm

Yes and no.

Yes because the loser obviously lost the debate and can't figure out how to display his stance. he attacks the debater.

No because I couldn't care less what most people think.

brenstal Florida
06/06/14 4:04 pm

That's rude. I would feel offended and self conscious about it, because it just seems like so much overkill for a little debate.

drpepperaddict A Yellow Submarine
06/04/14 10:46 pm

I mean if you REALLY have nothing else to do with your time, then by all means make nasty polls about a person on the internet. It doesn't hurt me that you have a stick up your ass.

tenletters New York
06/04/14 8:28 pm

My feelings would be hurt, quite honestly

06/04/14 11:32 am

I'd be flattered

FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
06/04/14 10:53 am

I care in the "ooooh goody I can't wait to read this!" way, not in the "boo hoo someone's attacking me" way. Does that make sense?

citethesource Socialist and Atheist
06/04/14 2:20 pm

I'm in the same camp. :-)

Arananthi Literal Ninja
06/04/14 9:20 am

I voted 'no', but that's because I interpret 'care' as meaning 'am I concerned by'. If anything I'd be proud.

StilettoMiss SF med law, meme queen
06/04/14 7:37 am

It happens to me from time to time but I'm not upset about it, it means people are thinking about me while I don't think about them :)


alynn Somewhere wonderful
06/04/14 7:01 am

Nope...people can say what they want. I guarantee I've heard worse.

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
06/04/14 6:05 am

Ya stop caring after the 3rd or 4th time, but generally I guess I'd probably still read the comments to see how the community felt.

06/04/14 6:00 am

I believe I would care. I have never been named in a disparaging poll and I hope I never am but who knows.

variable00 New Jersey
06/04/14 5:13 am

As childish as something like this would be I'm in no way deterred from stating my opinions and angering a few closed minded individuals. The poll would serve only to draw more attention to my point of view and I would welcome it.

Kay41 the Midwest
06/04/14 5:02 am

I would care about what everyone else who commented on the poll said about me.

makem Chinese Xinjiang Camp
06/04/14 4:35 am

I would probably laugh and let the many other SoH users who dislike such polls yell them for me

Pirate Uses the Tap
06/04/14 3:43 am

I would care if it was someone I liked. If it was from someone who I wouldn't be surprised about then I would not really care. I don't think anyway, depends what they say.

KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
06/04/14 2:08 am

I'd probably be flattered that I made any kind of impact. I might even find it funny.

b4mytime Orange County, CA
06/04/14 1:44 am

To be honest, I'd probably care because I hate to be misrepresented. Now, if my original point was understood perfectly and the user just hated my viewpoint, then I probably wouldn't care...people can think what they think as long as it's accurate.

zuko on deck
06/04/14 4:31 am

Well said.

PartyFree Nowhere in Particular
06/04/14 12:58 am

Thankfully, this person does not appear to be someone I follow.
Just keep being awesome. To quote a hat I saw tonight, "Haters gonna hate."

BusinessJustin Tamriel
06/04/14 12:09 am

Meh. If that's what they want to do with their time, it bothers me none. Haha, I've never been called out by name, but I've had at least three polls created from conversations with people that were not very friendly.

suppressedID destiny is right now
06/03/14 11:45 pm

I'm flattered. Who knew I had such power over people I've never met?

Kneel before id!

06/03/14 11:29 pm

A little. It's happened before.

MrWolfe Nashville
06/03/14 10:59 pm

Don't give the slightest eff. Not even remotely

krayzewolf New Hampshire
06/03/14 10:57 pm

Meh. I've been online long enough to usually laugh at the situation.

susanr Colorado
06/03/14 10:31 pm

Yes and no, mostly no. Sort of what Which said.

There was a user who took a comment of mine oddly & used a screen shot of it as his profile pic for a little while. That was weird.

veritas1 Panda
06/03/14 10:26 pm

I think it's hilarious. It's only happened to me twice, but it was great seeing people get so worked up about losing an argument.

dawl adulting
06/03/14 10:20 pm

No. How flattering they want to keep talking about me!

kitty333 West Virginia
06/03/14 10:13 pm

This has happened to me and I didn't care. It just showed how childish she is.

citethesource Socialist and Atheist
06/03/14 10:20 pm

I don't even consider it childish. It's a natural reaction in this environment. We generate and ask polls about what we happen to be thinking about. In a heated argument, you or your position on an issue might be what they are thinking about.

citethesource Socialist and Atheist
06/03/14 10:12 pm

I know harassment can be an issue. I know that this can be used to harass someone. But, I don't think that every time this happens that it is harassment.

Whichendisup uniquely unoriginal
06/03/14 10:12 pm

I would like to say no, but it would prob a little bit. it would depend a lot on what the poll actually said.

krayzewolf New Hampshire
06/03/14 11:03 pm

People are still people. You don't see world peace going on outside, LOL, you sure as hell ain't gonna find peace on the net with some folk. It's just the way it is. Fortunately not everyone is so wound up that they hold online grudges. :)