- Dec 22, 2019
(not everything related to your post, just some of yours reminded me of this!)Angelus Errare said:My favorite is "smooth transition". Lol jokes aside even I do it sometimes, say something similar like: "whatever you decide", "I hope you find peace"etc.
It does seems insincere.
A lot also comes into legal things too. Can't appear to force someone into anything. So it has to be neutral, regardless of personal opinion. It has the side effect of making comments kind of neutral, then once one person starts something, others realize "hey that works" then others realize it, then everyone starts doing it because, well it works. People generally want to say something, not always because they want to for the person, but because they know they would want someone to for them. So even if it's something that seems hollow, it's more of an understood thing.
Only some things can be said, others can't. Even with like 'we'. We can be 'people on the board', or 'people who have and will post here', or who knows. But with everything, rules, and making sure everything is safe, a lot will be common between what people say, some will be learned from others, over time some comments will just be the go to response when people don't know the person as well. But really, does it really matter? Maybe for a brief moment a person might be happy even if everyone knows it's just the go to response.
But one thing about the original: people are drawn to certain types of people. They will be drawn to them here too. It doesn't matter if they're mods, or what. They'll just be drawn to whomever their own personality seeks out in others. I've always believed, from what I've seen, that people can't hide their true selves for long--easier online as they can go nuts in real life and then hide again--but they will slip eventually.
But at long as the site is positive, that's all that matters