What is wrong with being thick skinned? Because it makes you numb.
I'd say the internet in general has greatly desensitized me. Whether it be with interactions from anonymous strangers to beastiality scat porn. Nothing phases me anymore.
I can tell you when I first started on online message boards in 2002 I was what, 13 years old? (Actually before that, maybe 2000-01? But I tell you those were way different times) I'd post some of the childish stuff at first, people would rip into me and I would seriously be in tears at what I was reading. I actually was being hurt by people I didn't even know. Kevin Smith created an awesome youtube video about how much of the internet is just a cesspit and how you just need to ignore 99% of the garbage folks spew. I mean people would savage him over his films, his writing and even comments directed at his wife, and he would get into these arguments with people all the time, but now he has wisened up a bit and doesn't feed this behavior or the attention people want from him. You're much better off not trying to get the last word in with folks and just leaving an argument if it gets out of control.
orthonorm likes to say I'm a maniac on here and sometimes, like our friend *, too much to handle once we kick our mania into a higher gear. I'm "eccentric" just to be eccentric, whether that's out of boredom or trying to be interesting, I don't know.
But when you have folks that truly insult you (never happened on here, yet), it should hurt. I think you should be upset at it. I mean I've disclosed a lot of my personal life out here on this board that if this was posted elsewhere, someone would have enough material to turn it around and strongly belittle me.
Biro posted something about her personal life on here that I can understand why she is very upset/angry over what either myself or someone else posts. Maybe I should be more sensitive towards her knowing a little of the circumstances she is in.