How you deal with the haters

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How you deal with the haters

Postby DavidReinold » 06 Jul 2011 12:45

I've noticed a lot of people struggle with the haters. And it's difficult, no doubt. I was just wondering how everyone here deals with the haters.

My strategy is simply not to take them seriously. I mean think about it, how can you take someone seriously when they think watching a children's cartoon is creepier than watching porn? Then I laugh about the haters, and I move on.

How do you deal with it?
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Re: How you deal with the haters

Postby Interrobang Pie » 06 Jul 2011 12:55

Ignorance.
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Re: How you deal with the haters

Postby Whitetail » 06 Jul 2011 13:31

Depends on the amount of non-haters in the forum/whatever
If there's a lot, then it's easy enough to just ignore them or go with quick friendly responses.

If on the other hand you're in the minority, they can't necessarily do anything about you so you just try to inject as much pony as you can into everything without spamming just to piss em' off, it's highly likely others will see this and join you.

The best technique normally is to respond to any flaming calm and dignified, even if they don't like it you can hopefully convince them to leave you alone. If on the other hand they won't listen to reason, well that's when it's fun to piss them off but in the spirit of love and toleration just ignore them if you want to go the easy route.
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Re: How you deal with the haters

Postby Pinkie Cake » 06 Jul 2011 13:48

I usualy (95%) just ignore them and rarely (4%) parasprite the, it sometimes can be very fun. And extremely rare times (1%) we have a nice conversation and figure our differences. But you know what they say:
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.
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Re: How you deal with the haters

Postby Bagpipe Brony » 06 Jul 2011 14:00

I have never had a hater before ^_^
I wonder why?
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Re: How you deal with the haters

Postby TheSunAndTheRainfall » 07 Jul 2011 19:07

I don't come across many haters online. Whenever I do, I usually just ignore them and carry on. No biggie.

IRL, I've come across a few people who have ridiculed me for liking the show and shit, and I... did the same. :U I ignored them and carried on with my life. I figured I didn't achieve anything by arguing with them, so I just let it be.

I still wonder if I should have done something else, though. 'Cause they weren't even doing it to my face; they were just laughing behind my back. Oh, well.
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Re: How you deal with the haters

Postby Bagpipe Brony » 07 Jul 2011 19:12

You gotta stand up to them! Or at least I would. For example, I was called a fag behind my back just because I waxed my eyebrows to Jrock style and wore glam garb. Thing was, the guy had like 6 friends with him and it was at a McDonald's so I didn't start a fight. I could get arrested nowadays :U
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Re: How you deal with the haters

Postby Overkillius » 08 Jul 2011 01:09

How I always deal with haters

With love and tolerance.

In reality though I often try to avoid conversations with them quoting "Haters gonna hate" and moving on. I have only really had one intelligent conversation with a hater, and he ended up being converted to the herd.
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Re: How you deal with the haters

Postby Circuitfry » 08 Jul 2011 13:44

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99% of the time, I totally ignore trolls. But...

I'm an expert counter-troll. I usually just make up laughs to get on the troll's happier side, and when he thinks he trusts me, I blast him with a polite but passive-aggressive backhand. Most of the time, they end up being the mad ones.

Luckily I was very choosey with my friends. None of them are douches, so they are all okay with the ponies thing, and some of them even enjoy ponies right along with me. My parents are supportive now that they know I'm too responsible to let ponies negatively affect my grades.


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Re: How you deal with the haters

Postby Supersaw Hoover » 13 Jul 2011 21:37

I become Pinkie Pie.

You can't argue with absurdity.
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Re: How you deal with the haters

Postby Makkon » 13 Jul 2011 21:57

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Re: How you deal with the haters

Postby Whitetail » 13 Jul 2011 21:58

Supersaw Hoover wrote:I become Pinkie Pie.

You can't argue with absurdity.


So then I said, "Oatmeal? Are you crazy?"
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Re: How you deal with the haters

Postby PinkieGuy » 13 Jul 2011 22:22

Supersaw Hoover wrote:I become Pinkie Pie.

You can't argue with absurdity.


"Giggle at the haters?"
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Re: How you deal with the haters

Postby Interrobang Pie » 14 Jul 2011 04:43

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Re: How you deal with the haters

Postby Overkillius » 14 Jul 2011 12:41

I tell them that my profile picture is actually an eye.
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Re: How you deal with the haters

Postby Whitetail » 14 Jul 2011 12:46

They're fairly easy to ignore anyway since most of their reasoning behind hating is made up anyways, like this video demonstrates:



I've yet to meet all these unemployed 40 year olds on wellfare stalking young children
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Re: How you deal with the haters

Postby Princess Celestia » 14 Jul 2011 17:51

How do I deal with the infidels?

I kill them.

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Re: How you deal with the haters

Postby Artemus » 14 Jul 2011 22:30

I tell them to watch the first episode and affirm that their accusations are correct. If they refuse and still hate? I call them a hipster. Which in my circle of friends, is like a kick in the crotch with an iron boot.
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Re: How you deal with the haters

Postby DavidReinold » 15 Jul 2011 13:18

Artemus wrote:I tell them to watch the first episode and affirm that their accusations are correct. If they refuse and still hate? I call them a hipster. Which in my circle of friends, is like a kick in the crotch with an iron boot.

BEST SOLUTION EVER.

I am using that. Seriously, "hipster" is my new favorite word.
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Re: How you deal with the haters

Postby Kumquaticus » 15 Jul 2011 13:23

DavidReinold wrote:
Artemus wrote:Words.

Words


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Re: How you deal with the haters

Postby Whitetail » 15 Jul 2011 13:30

Kumquaticus wrote:
DavidReinold wrote:
Artemus wrote:Words.

Words

Even more words


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Your hate is too mainstream, I only spread indie hate
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Re: How you deal with the haters

Postby PokeBrony649 » 06 Oct 2011 21:58

i'm reminded of a pic that says: "Hate detected! Firing orbital friendship cannon!"

i cant do that but and people already think im weird but i still havnt told anypony im a brony yet. only my friends(who are bronies/sonies(sisters of the ponies, got it from a friend of mine)) know im a brony cause they got me into it. (And maybe my sis who knows i listen to the awesume music all you guys do)
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Re: How you deal with the haters

Postby Supersaw Hoover » 09 Oct 2011 03:10

I do many stranger things than publicly display my love for ponies. People just assume it's normal for me. If they don't know me already and hate on them, I just smile at them while my overflowing charisma blinds them.
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Re: How you deal with the haters

Postby Tephrax » 09 Oct 2011 04:44

I haven't really had any, so I can't really relate. However, if anyone does say anything negative other people predominantly my best friend IRL has a go at them xD so i don't have to lift a finger :P
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Re: How you deal with the haters

Postby d.notive » 14 Oct 2011 01:23

I'm too deep in the pony-closet to take any real flack for it. That is to say, only those who must know, know, otherwise the world is unaware.

In fact, Makkon, if you're listening, I propose the forums implement a "SFW" theme, in which the bright colors go away, the ponies disappear, and every image says, "NOTHING TO SEE HERE" ...

NOPONY MUST KNOW MY SECRET.
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