If your feelings get hurt on this thread, nobody is making you come back to this thread. You're talking to faceless, anonymous people here, and if your feelings are so fragile that you get irritable bowel syndrome when somebody you'll never know in real life says something mean, you might try counselling. My point is that the internet is basically a free-for-all, and no matter how many times you "stand up" for people, there are some who just won't quit. Take Jim Crow and Cibil War for example, or Tara who was posting on here a month or two ago.<quoted text>Again, you should probably not tell people what they should or should not do.
If it happens at work, in family and on the internet would you suggest this person has no social interaction? They should live by themselves and be a recluse?
No, this is some people's only source of communication. It's not about your perception of what other peoples lives should be.
If people are harming people by their actions or words, education is the best form of defense. Get educated and stand up.
However, I do see real life as a different situation. If bullying is happening at work or in the family, I do think a solution could be found, as this could profoundly affect someone's life.
Finally, I do agree that education is the best form of defense. Educate yourself with proper keyboarding and English skills, and you won't be picked on for your grammar and spelling. Educate yourself on the topic you're discussing, and you'll find it much easier to shut people up with intelligence rather than calling them names and making yourself look uneducated and immature, and evoking more retaliation.