"I am Offended!"
It's true, Ace is the perfect gentleman. When I met him, he only punched me once, warned me before throwing up on my shoes and after I passed out, at least left me my wallet when he helped himself to the cash.
I didn't mean any of it and as to your grandma - well, she shouldn't have mouthed off like that in the first place.
I'm the same person on-line as I am in real life and I try to avoid insulting anybody personally. If somebody says something abusive or insulting about me then they have given me some interesting information about themselves and their way of thinking which will affect my private opinion of them.
Indeed. I don't understand the need to reinvent oneself for the purpose of an internet site. Many people here now know me personally through facebook, skype and personal meetings so I would be exposed as a fraud very quickly if I were anything other than Ace.
Other than trolling, I don't think most people "reinvent" themselves. (some, yes...especially very shy people).
Most of us just tend to be less self restrictive. It's human nature to want to cuss, but we know that if kids are around, we will self-censor. We also self censor more when we are eye to eye. Studies show you are far less likely to lie, cheat, or be abusive face-to-face. So the internet is perceived by our subconscious to be a giant dark room with people we do not know or never will who are all grown up adults.