EPISODE 11: Social Media Groups – Part 2

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And now, continuing from where we left off, let’s have an overview from the previous one!

The first part of the topic is about on how these work — such as on when you are in that group, you can find various things. Toxicity, gate keeping, or even you have to follow their standards, or you are out! And those are the things from the first part!

The second part is basically my own experiences when I am inside on that group, while encountering some issues and controversies along the way. So then, had you been experienced being “bullied” by other people? Or in a way where you are already being involved with his or her personal problems? Yep, and those are the things to encounter later.

Speaking of controversies and issues, it is not the members who are usually having problems with their “admins” and “mods”. It is the people themselves who are having problems with the management of that social media group. It is either they are annoyed with that person, or even they are actually “gate keeping” that person, due to their stupidity. Vice-versa can happen usually, when the person, who is having issues, can sometimes be the problem. And a one, simple problem can be easily escalated by just releasing your rants and anger by a simple, long post — or even through with some Internet memes.

One problem or issue by that member is always the fault of everybody in the group. And one does not just escalate that problem by just budging in to that conversation.

Like heck? I got kicked out from a group because of a one person who did escalate his issues by involving others, like me. Yeah right. It is just better to be silent, rather than just being a barbarian who is throwing his tantrums by posting rants. In other words, just shut up. Even if they told you to shut up, you are just fighting back, and at the same time, you are just intensifying the issue. And don’t just simply post them via an Internet meme. I can easily understand that context, you know?

And so, you just have to think whether you could join that Anime community just for fun, sharing your blog posts (like reviews, etc.), or even posting your own works there (like artworks). Just be careful on interacting with somebody who is out there to badmouth your post — Just be quiet and don’t fight back. Just let them self-destruct by themselves, since they are just dummies with an Anime profile picture or whatsoever in their mugshot profile of their SNS accounts. And beware of bullying.

So then, you can join a Social Media Group, because you got a choice. You got a choice because you wanted to gather and exchange information!

And thank you for reading this Episode! This is Slob, your usual Ugly Otaku!


Inori Donz

Inori Donz is a blogger, video gamer, Anime enthusiast, bicycle rider, and Anime figure photographer. His favorite area of concentration is 'LoveLive! Series', where he plays its featured smartphone video games, as well as watching its Anime series counterparts. "I like Anime, toys and figures, and mostly, I like playing free-to-play video games. Definitely not your usual commoner you see everyday in the streets." He started his blogging journey since December 2013, with a free WordPress blog, named 'IemDonz Blog'. That free blog contains most of his Anime figure photography works, as well as some of his opinions and experiences in the Anime world.