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Common Sense - Having Reasonable Judgement

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avatar The Diamond Creeper
Level 27 : Expert Narwhal
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I often scroll through comments on uploads, and see people who have no courtesy and/or common sense. It often angers me how people react toward simple jokes, or just comments in general.



The General Problem


People seem to be unable to understand jokes, whether they're obvious or not.

Here's an example (It's just me and Zemor fooling around):


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Now, this person is serious. Can you see why I find this rage inducing?

The commenter called me a "racist," for saying "it sux cuz ur phat". And he corrected my grammar. Which I hate.

So: This is just a minor encounter. There can be many worse replies than just "You're racist," like what happened to me.

Worst case scenario: Somebody takes a comment like the one I got seriously. While they could easily simply be a troll, the person who got replied to could take what they said and think it's true, which both discourages them to even make an appearance on PMC from then on, and makes them think badly of themselves.


Why Is This a Problem?


Well, as I said before, people can take this seriously. It discourages them to even make an appearance on PMC- worst case scenario: They leave PMC forever.

Now: If this troll succeeds in making the user leave, they'll continue attempting to do the same thing with other users.

Another worse case scenario: It works. Multiple times. The troll feels more and more satisfied the more and more members he makes leave. Eventually, the troll "makes himself at home," and never stops making other members vacate. I'm not talking about comments just saying, "You're racist," like mine, I'm talking about ones that'll be much more insulting and inappropriate that can actually influence people to think differently about themselves, generally in a bad way.


When somebody mindlessly insults you, you should ignore what they say, because they're probably attempting to have you either leave or feel bad about yourself. You should resist the urge to reply (which I failed at doing). This blog is getting a bit off topic, so I'll move on.


Common Sense


One of my biggest pet peeves is when people don't use common sense. For example, when my comments were clearly a joke, the user that it was appropriate to call me out for being "racist." Common sense would tell them that it's a joke, hence the terrible spelling, grammar, etc.


When people try to seem superior by correcting somebody's grammar when they're purposefully including the bad spelling/writing can be incredibly annoying/angering. (To me, anyways) When they reply to your comment like that, you can tell how they think of you- they think of you as an immature, young brat. I absolutely hate it when people assume what I'm really like off of a comment I posted, especially when it was clearly a joke.


It's frustrating when you know people judge you off of a joke you made that they don't understand. It's even more frustrating that they have the nerve to reply to your comment, when they don't know if it's a joke or not. They assume the worst, and think you're overall a bad person.


Reasonable Judgement


It can be very obvious when you have no idea what you're talking about- in other words, don't have reasonable judgement. You don't have reasonable judgement when you assume how somebody is off of a single comment somebody writes. You a) don't know if it's a joke or not, and b) haven't seen any other comments that that user had written. You can easily make a fool out of yourself by publicly writing your opinion about somebody when you don't know anything about that person. You can also look very rude.


You shouldn't share your opinion with others if what you're thinking is generally negative. It's an easy way to create a flame war. It'll be impossible for you to convince the other person to think the way you are now, and it'll be impossible for that person to convince you to think the way they are. It'll create a conflict that's insanely hard to solve. It'll worsen the friendship (if you had one in the first place) with the user you're arguing with, and if you don't have a friendship with them, it'll make it close to impossible to create one.


How This Relates to Minecraft/Planet Minecraft


Well, you see people without common sense everywhere- on Planet Minecraft, Minecraft. People don't use common sense very often. Let's say somebody jokes about something, along the lines of how I did with Zemor. They don't think I'm joking, and they reply to me saying I'm a terrible person and shouldn't have been born. Others get mad at that person for being so rude, and others side with him. It could be a 1 on 1 flame war, but people could take sides and make the argument even worse than it already was.


While this isn't something that can happen in single player, it's a common miss-happen on multiplayer servers. While it may not be a huge problem, I see it quite often in the comments of PMC, and just chat in general in Minecraft.



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06/08/2013 1:36 am
Level 29 : Expert Geek
Chuk40076
So true!
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06/08/2013 1:42 am
Level 46 : Master Princess
Whoever01
What he said
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06/08/2013 1:09 pm
Level 27 : Expert Narwhal
The Diamond Creeper
Thanks Chuk and Whoever. ;)
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06/08/2013 5:50 pm
Level 46 : Master Princess
Whoever01
No, thank you for writing this great blog!
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04/05/2013 10:53 am
Level 40 : Master Botanist
candle_
Goodbye.
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03/15/2013 7:30 pm
Level 46 : Master Princess
Whoever01
Apples!
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03/14/2013 10:35 am
Level 19 : Journeyman Birb
Tuckys
ur phat so it sux !!!
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03/14/2013 7:45 pm
Level 27 : Expert Narwhal
The Diamond Creeper
no u
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03/15/2013 1:11 am
Level 19 : Journeyman Birb
Tuckys
no ets ok tho
cuz ur phat
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03/15/2013 12:38 pm
Level 27 : Expert Narwhal
The Diamond Creeper
No. it's not OK though, because you're fat. *
Also, "LOOK HERE! WE HAVE A RACIST!"
You're using primary school insults?
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03/18/2013 3:03 am
Level 19 : Journeyman Birb
Tuckys
i is nt rcist, u rcist
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03/18/2013 9:24 am
Level 27 : Expert Narwhal
The Diamond Creeper
no ur a lier
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03/06/2013 7:43 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Dragonborn
AquilaeVolanti
I agree to this post, makes sense.
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03/06/2013 7:43 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Dragonborn
AquilaeVolanti
*Drops a diamond on you*
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03/06/2013 7:44 pm
Level 27 : Expert Narwhal
The Diamond Creeper
Hehe, thanks. ;3
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03/06/2013 7:49 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Dragonborn
AquilaeVolanti
I still don't get how you catch the diamonds, even if you have anyone enslaved...
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03/06/2013 10:26 pm
Level 27 : Expert Narwhal
The Diamond Creeper
I don't personally catch it... IT WAS ALL A TRICK.
The enslaved Minecrafter just catches it and hands it to me.
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03/09/2013 5:43 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Miner
DrWheat
How does he hand it to you?

NIT PICKING! :D
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03/06/2013 10:36 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Dragonborn
AquilaeVolanti
Ah, makes sense.
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03/05/2013 10:02 pm
Level 48 : Master Technomancer
Emoticone11
The irony when you make a blog on common sense when the contents of the blog are mostly common sense.
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03/06/2013 9:14 am
Level 27 : Expert Narwhal
The Diamond Creeper
I'm confused. ._.
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03/05/2013 11:34 am
Level 5 : Apprentice Miner
DrWheat
Le Diamond Creeper, Here's a diamond...

Catch!
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03/05/2013 6:12 pm
Level 27 : Expert Narwhal
The Diamond Creeper
Thanks, DrWheat.

*Catches*
Nice throw.

Here's a gift from me:
*Gives DrWheat some Wheat*
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03/06/2013 8:43 am
Level 5 : Apprentice Miner
DrWheat
Uh... Thanks for the wheat.

BTW, how did you catch that diamond, Creeper?
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03/06/2013 9:13 am
Level 27 : Expert Narwhal
The Diamond Creeper
I have a "friend" who claims he's "enslaved" who has arms.
Silly minecrafters with their... Uhh... Brutal word choice..
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03/06/2013 9:15 am
Level 5 : Apprentice Miner
DrWheat
Lulz! That's good.

BTW, I'm surprised you're up and about at six o' clock in the morning.
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03/06/2013 9:16 am
Level 27 : Expert Narwhal
The Diamond Creeper
Heh, how do you know my timezone? ;3
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03/05/2013 11:10 am
Level 32 : Artisan Creeper
w5prime
i love your blog as it gives a useful and important message that can be used to make pmc and minecraft a better place
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03/05/2013 6:11 pm
Level 27 : Expert Narwhal
The Diamond Creeper
Thanks, w5prime! :)
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03/04/2013 11:24 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Geek
EmmyTheGreat
Ya that's probably the worst thing ever like one time I was playing with a friend and he accidentally broke a block on my house and then jokingly I said "THIS GUY JUST GRIEFED ME!" Then he got banned and I had to convince an admin to un-ban him
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03/05/2013 9:28 am
Level 27 : Expert Narwhal
The Diamond Creeper
I'm sorry to hear that; it can be very annoying to have something like that happen.
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03/04/2013 10:11 pm
Level 52 : Grandmaster Baconator
Diamonddozen
Actually it's very hard to decipher jokes from actual meanings. Some people may never know the actual joke.
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03/04/2013 11:21 pm
Level 27 : Expert Narwhal
The Diamond Creeper
Sometimes it's hard to decipher jokes.
Mine was very obvious.
"ur phat"
Would you take that seriously?
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03/05/2013 10:01 am
Level 52 : Grandmaster Baconator
Diamonddozen
I, personally would not, but some others might.
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03/05/2013 11:33 am
Level 5 : Apprentice Miner
DrWheat
Like me! Because it's racist to talk about body types. And sexist to talk about long hair.
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03/05/2013 10:18 am
Level 27 : Expert Narwhal
The Diamond Creeper
Yes, that's why I had written this blog.
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03/04/2013 8:21 pm
Level 31 : Artisan Toast
DaSquyd
this blog sux cuz ur phat

lol, jk.
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03/04/2013 11:20 pm
Level 27 : Expert Narwhal
The Diamond Creeper
omg ur racist

Thanks. ;3
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03/04/2013 8:19 pm
Level 38 : Artisan Taco
-Rusty-
This happened to me once on a server



I was back and forth /kill ing with a bud of mine

Then some guy came on, saw us, then said "ADMIN!!!" then began to spam report me everytime I killed...

thought it wasnt that horrible, because I was the admin LOLOLOLOLOL

*tosses creeper diamond*
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03/04/2013 11:19 pm
Level 27 : Expert Narwhal
The Diamond Creeper
Thanks Rusty. ;3
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03/04/2013 8:11 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Creeper
11volt11
Btw, cue "Obvious troll is obvious" in this situation. (Assuming that the obvious troll is indeed obvious.)
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03/04/2013 11:20 pm
Level 27 : Expert Narwhal
The Diamond Creeper
Plot twist: The obvious troll isn't obvious. Dun dun DUNNNN.

Anyway, thanks volt. ;3
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03/04/2013 8:09 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Creeper
11volt11
Oh, I HATE when this happens. One time I was joking with someone saying that he stole my idea, as a joke, but someone came in and replied to my comment, bringing in dates and evidence and crap. Then he told me to shut up and that I didn't know what I was talking about.

And then I got mad.
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03/04/2013 11:20 pm
Level 27 : Expert Narwhal
The Diamond Creeper
Agreed.
It can be very angering when people accuse you of something you're clearly joking on.
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03/04/2013 6:02 pm
Level 51 : Grandmaster Batman
Cid_of_Lufenia
Excellent blog I couldn't agree more with it than I am right now.
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03/04/2013 6:10 pm
Level 27 : Expert Narwhal
The Diamond Creeper
Thanks, Cid!
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03/04/2013 7:48 pm
Level 51 : Grandmaster Batman
Cid_of_Lufenia
Thou art welcome.
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03/04/2013 5:15 pm
Level 54 : Grandmaster Mage
dingousa
Bahahahahahha. xD Nice Creeper :3
Also, to that guy who commented on yours: Obese people aren't of a different race, so you can't have racist feelings toward them. People have started using that way too much for everything.
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03/04/2013 6:51 pm
Level 47 : Master Pixel Painter
jl70l7u
But isn't that racist towards Grammar Nazis?

/troll
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03/04/2013 6:56 pm
Level 27 : Expert Narwhal
The Diamond Creeper
No.

/untroll
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03/04/2013 7:06 pm
Level 47 : Master Pixel Painter
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03/04/2013 7:13 pm
Level 27 : Expert Narwhal
The Diamond Creeper
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03/04/2013 7:30 pm
Level 47 : Master Pixel Painter
jl70l7u
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03/04/2013 6:10 pm
Level 27 : Expert Narwhal
The Diamond Creeper
Heh, thanks dingo. ;3
That's basically what I replied to him with, just in simpler terms. I said, "racist is not the right word." :3
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