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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:28 PM

11. Sorry, that's not bullying.

Bullying are actions in childhood that are considered criminal when you're an adult, usually threats, physical assault, and extortion. Criticizing what people say, even emphatically, even in separate threads, isn't bullying. Unless their posts threaten someone, your family, defame your professional or private reputations, or your livelihood, it isn't bullying. On this site, that includes bringing private lives up for ridicule. In other words, if there are no consequence outside the cyberworld (and I'm not talking about emotional ones,) it's not bullying.

But as you've said, if the threads you describe are really bullying, then let the juries do their jobs. Don't make a post such as yours, which call certain people out. (They know who they are, you've made it plain by saying "sanitize with sunlight.") That's bullying.

No, that's not bullying by my definition. I'm just showing you how unworkable your designation of bullying really is. You have to be pretty careful what you call cyber-bullying or any trace of free speech goes away.

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