Absolute Write Forums and the Coming of Bully Culture

Absolute Write is a site I no longer recommend. Interacting in the forums is usually unpleasant. It’s still good to check for info on bogus agents and scam publishers. But take everything with a grain or two of salt and don’t post anything. It’s dominated by bitter, bad-tempered rudeness.

     From "Online Author Etiquette"

We thought it worth noting that the history of bully abuse on Absolute Write (chronicled here in so many ways) resembles the current social media problems with bully mobs. The socio-psychology is nearly identical. As we noted previously in another post about iPredators:

  • iPredators are driven by deviant fantasies, desires for power and control, retribution, religious fanaticism, political reprisal, psychiatric illnessperceptual distortions, peer acceptance or personal and financial gain.

Does the above sound familiar to you?