I have been a nerdfighter for several years, but have never really felt at home on this Ning, or in this community. Several times I have spoke up about my opinion, only to be insulted, or made to feel worthless. I am definitely a nerd, but I don't really fit in to any of the nerd categories. I love controversy, and a good, respectful, debate. However, whenever I speak up on an issue that is important to me, someone immediately jumps down my throat, generally attacking not only myself and my argument, but also my grammar. I am very highly dyslexic, and use voice recognition software, so as you can imagine, those remarks hert!
This discussion was not made with the intention of gaining sympathy, but with the intention of reminding you all to be a little nicer, kinder, and more respectful! Your words have affect, sometimes much greater than you could possibly imagine, use them with care, and don't be so quick to judge!
Does anyone else share my experience?