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last post: Apr 10, 2019
1 Name: Anonymous : 2019-03-15 10:14
Here you can voice your honest opinion about the recent shooting in Christchurch.
I personally think it's kust another proof how insane the world has become.
2 Name: Anonymous : 2019-03-16 10:33
I personally think topic like this doesn't belong here.
3 Name: Sage : 2019-03-17 02:51
Sage goes in all fields (but it's not a downboat xDDDDDDD)
4 Name: Anonymous : 2019-03-20 13:43
Ah yes, mass murder, the comfiest of topics! :)
5 Name: Paperplane : 2019-03-20 19:55
Why do you think that?
6 Name: Anonymous : 2019-03-20 20:47
I'm not >>2
so I apologize if it sounds like I'm speaking for them, but this board isn't really geared towards politics or touchy, morbid topics like the Christchurch shooting. I can't speak for everyone who visits, but I come here to wind down and talk about things like which kaomoji I resonate with the most. Just easygoing, general chit-chat. Discussing a mass shooting doesn't really fall under easygoing chit-chat.
7 Name: Paperplane : 2019-03-21 07:16
I don't think this board is geared towards any kind of topic. There's no topic white or blacklist for that matter (that I am aware of).
I think you can talk about everything here. The difference to other places being that you will (more likely) receive an honest, genuine and thought out reply instead of a trolling oneliner.
That's the framework, at least I think. And especially because this framework rules here, "touchy" subjects can be more at home here more than anywhere else because everyone here is calm enough to not lose his mind in the heat of a discussion.
But feel free to disagree.
What you should not feel free to however is trying to post here like >>3
did. Because if we can agree on one thing, it's that these kind of posts really don't belong here.
8 Name: Anonymous : 2019-03-22 05:56
It may be that no topics are forbidden, but I tend to think of the Letterbox as a place to discuss pleasant things in a friendly manner. I come here to chat about tea and manga.
I personally don't want to see politics or serious news here. There's plenty of other websites for that.
9 Name: Anonymous : 2019-03-23 23:37
The shooting is just an example of how high tensions are getting with the splitting of opinions of multiculturalism and diversity and such. Those who care about preservation of culture, like the shooter, and the prevailing pushing for diversity are really causing some huge issues within modern society. I definitely think there will be some huge historical event in the near future that will finally give an end to the tension between these differing opinions. All I hope is that, while the world crumbles over the decision of which style of society should be kept (multicultural or homogeneous), we can just stay inside and continue talking on our comfy boards.
10 Name: Paperplane : 2019-03-26 12:49
Well there's also plenty of other websites for manga & tea either, if that's an argument. The letterbox has a lot of threads I don't personally care about but I'd never even think about going into one of these threads and say that the people there shouldn't talk about it just because I personally don't want to see that topic.
I can just scroll past. (A hide function would be nice btw)
And as long as the administration doesn't rule that these topics are forbidden or that some trolls escalate and ruin the mood I don't see why we would try to get people to stop talking about whatever.
It's been very clean and civil so far.>>9
I feel very similar about this. Maybe it's too day dreamy but I think there will be a big bang sooner or later. A war or something. Events like the shootings just agitates both sides against each other and tensions rise even further.
11 Name: Anonymous : 2019-03-27 11:02
Please read the frontpage before posting, it says:
The Post Office is an anonymous textboard for people that like to relax and appreciate the little things in life.
Have fun and take it easy.
This is not the place for such heavy topics, even if discussed in a civil manner.
12 Name: Anonymous : 2019-03-27 18:24
It's sad and makes Anonymous bulletin board/ image board culture look bad
13 Name: Anonymous : 2019-03-27 21:01
14 Name: Paperplane : 2019-03-27 21:02
Did it ever look good though?
15 Name: Paperplane : 2019-03-28 07:16
By that logic the "worries" thread shouldn't be here either and I don't see anyone complaining about that. I remain convinced that as long it's discussed in a calm and peaceful manner, almost anything goes here. If the admin steps in and gives a ruling I will of course change my opinion but as of now I don't see it. As I said, people trying to disrupt the conversation or try to shut it down just because they personally don't like it are worse for the overall climate of this place than this thread.
Sage because of double post.
16 Name: Anonymous : 2019-03-28 15:07
I don't think that thread belongs here either but at the same i don't think stating this thought there would be helpful as it might promote conflict; this thread on the other hand is about something much more unsettling, the magnitudes are completely different.
17 Name: Paperplane : 2019-03-29 06:58
So unsettling you feel the need to chime in and say that people should not talk about it? I mean no one forces you to read it and it's not breaking a rule. I don't see how you could think that just because you don't like it, others should feel the same way.
18 Name: Anonymous : 2019-03-29 10:19
I felt like i needed to remind what this place is about according to what is on the main page, which is a better guideline than your own convictions.
I mean no one forces you to read it and it's not breaking a rule. I don't see how you could think that just because you don't like it, others should feel the same way.
The same can be said about my posts. Also, this place probably doesn't have explicit rules because it wants to have a relxed atmosphere, so you can post about anything without breaking a rule; that doesn't mean it is nice to post about everything.
i'm not replying anymore after this.
19 Name: Anonymous : 2019-03-29 19:00
The main page describes the board as "for people that like to relax and appreciate the little things in life." The seriousness of the subject matter, in my mind, precludes the possibility of relaxed discussion. Even so, OP obviously has good intentions and I wish I could suggest a similar space where such topics are treated with the rational and emotional weight they deserve.
20 Name: Paperplane : 2019-03-30 16:53
The seriousness of the subject matter, in my mind, precludes the possibility of relaxed discussion
I think if there's a place where people manage to stay relaxed even if faced with this subject matter then it's here. Here you can talk about it unphased - far away from the actual reality behind it without getting overly emotional and without fear of someone else getting overly emotional.>>18
The thread would'nt be so serious if you wouldn't have made such a big deal out of it. As I said in my posts before, the people trying to silence conversation are more of a problem than the actual subject, at least in my opinion.
Anyway, this thread is valuable in any case, given the life expectancy of the average thread on here. When someone will scroll through the thread list in a few years and see this somehwere at the bottom he might think:
"Oh yeah, THAT happened!"
And he might reply saying how things have developed by now.
21 Name: Anonymous : 2019-04-04 14:55
Counterpoint: I don't think this is the place to talk about mass shootings.
22 Name: Paperplane : 2019-04-07 06:51
Ah yes, the oh so thoughtful, relaxed posters turn into petty one uppers as soon as everything is said and they could just not post in a thread that doesn't even interest them.
With posts like these you show that this is very well a place for topics like this since the audience seems to be the same everywhere.
23 Name: Anonymous : 2019-04-07 16:28
But can we not.
24 Name: Anonymous : 2019-04-09 13:10
I think it's interesting how it's already irrelevant to many again. I mean maybe not for NZ people but the rest of the world already stopped caring. I think it's mostly the media who control what's on the public's mind and if a topic exhausted its clickbait potential it gets thrown into the trash even if it's still relevant and serious.
25 Name: Anonymous : 2019-04-09 13:17
I do not know where you are in the world but in my region nobody cared that much in the first place. I mean, shit happens. People can recognize the *evilness* of such an event without having to discuss it for months.
26 Name: Anonymous : 2019-04-09 16:43
I mean ~50 people is a pretty high number in an unseeming place like NZ. The fact that it was livestreamed is also a novelty. And it wasn't an accident or so but a planned attack. Still, I remember Breivik receiving way more attention. But that was 2008 and my memories might be all murky by now. Man, 2008 was 11 years ago...
27 Name: Anonymous : 2019-04-10 02:35
Breivik was a massacre of an island of children. Children will always get super top priority.
Also it was 2011 man
28 Name: Anonymous : 2019-04-10 09:55
Oh my bad.
Still, 8 years ago.