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What happened?  I know there were some mean SimSecrets about medlemisty's story and in the most recent one someone seemed to attack her directly in entry 009.  I didn't generally read comments on her blogs and I only commented once on thethingitself, but I tried to be respectful in my reply to something I didn't agree with because my world view is different from hers.  I didn't attack her view, I just explained how my experience was different from hers and why I felt the Sims community came from a larger economic base than she thought it did.  

I do not think the people who I have on my friends list and are most likely to see this would be the cause of whatever made her decide to leave and I may still make a secret about this just to bring the issue public because I don't think what some people are doing is acceptable behavior. Yes we may be online, yes, you most likely will never meet these people face to face, and yes, you will most likely never be held responsible for your action, but those actions still have consequences and can hurt someone's feelings enough to make that person withdraw from the community they may have initially felt accepted by. I am not saying you have to agree with everything everyone say, but if the only way you feel you can respond to someone is by calling them batshit then it would be best if you just didn't say anything at all to that person, just move on and let it be.

I know I have been lucky in not getting any negative comments on my stories, or at least nothing to the level that I would feel offended by, and I understand people wanting to vent their feeling about something, but please, find some way of expressing yourself with a little more respect. I have tried to state this as respectfully as I can and I have vented some of my frustration with this issue to my husband because I regularly talk to him about The Sims community and normally I have nothing but good things to tell him, but this, this made me upset. I am just sorry I didn't say anything sooner, before she felt she had to leave.
 
 
 
 
 
 
I hadn't thought of the younger crowd simply acting out in the only way they think is possible via being cruel for no reason.

I had envisioned the secrets being made simply due to persons being jealous/envious of medley's talent. However, due mostly in part of their already pre-built reputation, they saw that making their scornful opinions more public would cause embarassment or other negative feelings and thus stuck to simple anonymous cruelty. It's just crazy. Granted, I'm sure some people may have hinted at their true self, but even still, the internet is already giving them a mask yet the insist on hiding even that mask with another more ambiguous and crueler one. Heaven forbid if we all found out that the person(s) creating these things turned out to be people who publicly act as the nicest and most helpful members of our community.

That's just what comes to my mind.
That's probably the case in some cases too (and not talking only about Misty, but in general), but I tend to think that older people don't act like that so much. (or maybe I just want to think so, lol, it'd be pitiful to see a 20+ year old making a hate secret, imo)
you'd be suprised.. i'm part of second life (which is 18 and over only) and there's a whole sl secrets thing every sunday that is constantly hate secrets.. and the people writing them are mostly in their late 20's or older... crappy people are crappy despite age...