it's funny how people online will see two friends talking and joking with each other and go "oh ok, i'm going to talk that way to complete strangers!"

like every online relationship isn't on the same level

don't be joke-mean with strangers. don't be even mildly sexual with strangers. don't reply to a total stranger just to tell them you don't like the hobby or piece of media or whatever they're talking about. don't start DMing a stranger with your unsolicited opinions. you wouldn't do that in the real world right, just go up to a stranger and be weird?

and again, don't be sexual with strangers. you can't just assume what someone's boundaries are

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@kioskwitch i think this will always need to be said... nothing's happened just now, i'm alright! but i've had (and seen) a bunch of weird interactions recently and you know it adds up

@em oh yeah it definitely does, I'm sorry that happened :( it's pretty sad just how many basic things need to be said out loud so people arent being weird


@kioskwitch yeah... like i know some people just don't "get" social rules as easily and that's fine, it's certainly not my strongest area! but i do expect a baseline level of decency still

@em yeah obviously not everyone picks up on social cues the same way which is understandable but like. Keep your lewd comments to yourself Jesus Christ

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