Over at a Facebook I just had a weird experience with a person (could be trolling or just having some issues today or I was just being an idiot perhaps). To summarise I made 4 comments she made 13, I never said anything negative, she ended up insulting me, my mother and then threatening to block me if I replied back. All of the above happened as replies on someone else’s post. Two complete strangers can easily end up in “internet road” rage fight for no reason at all
Yes, this sounds ridiculous, but it got me thinking. Cake these two modes, the classic open-to-all discussion threads and the (in response to situations like the one described above) Panel feature where only specific people can post.
How about a third way though, based on time/quantity? How much different would the situation I described above be if me and her could only post once (in the specific thread) every 24 hours? Temper is often, well, short, especially towards complete strangers. Would you really care to come back with a thoughtless comment if you could only have one per day? Or would you make sure you had something considerate to say?