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People: "Reply guys are the worst. So what if I posted on the public timeline? It wasn't an invitation to dialogue!"

Also people: "Why does posting on social media often feel like shouting into the void?"

@felix ok, what about reply girls or reply enbies? The problem here, I suspect, is not the existence of the reply; it's the nature of the person replying.

And yes, I'm feeling punchy today. You don't have to answer this. But I believe People In General are better than you're giving them credit before, and small pockets of toxic masculinity are giving the rest of us a bad name and a bad time.

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