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Hey guys! I wrote up a guide last weekend about how to avoid drama on social media, mostly in creative sectors. It's a brief guide... but it's 26 pages, so you can probably imagine just how extensive a complete guide would be. I've chosen to write it in google docs and you can read it here.

If you like it, please feel free to share it around with your friends and acquaintances, especially when they start complaining about the drama in their lives. Drama isn't necessarily their fault, but really, we shouldn't be standing around in a burning house arguing about who caused the fire -- we ought to be getting out of that fire first.

With that said, I hope it's an enjoyable or, at the very least, a useful read.
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Lillendandie Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
You can remove yourself from drama but you can't stop people whispering lies in the shadows and manipulating others. I wish we could. : /
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2018   Digital Artist
That's precisely why this guide teaches how to "jump in front of the news" and establish a few points of real talk. While it doesn't stop people from whispering lies, it restricts the amount of movements they can make with their lies, making it easier to manage overall. Much of that involves politely asking for a chance to talk it over and receiving no replies. From journalism experience, the audience is easily swayed when journalists write, "We reached out to ___ with this question and received no comments." It's nasty to be on the receiving end of it but in an aggressive drama de-escalation campaign, it can be used to force the other side to either communicate or lose reputation.

It's not a perfect solution but when it matters, it can often come through.
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mouseanderson Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But I like Drama! (said very, very few people)
Thank you for this my friend.
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you for reading, Mr. Mouse :)
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mouseanderson Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Smart person posts, I read.
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tekitourabbit Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018
I just really want to thank you for writing this. I’ve been having difficulty coping with some people and this really helps 
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you for reading this! I hope that it'll be useful to you o vo)b
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tekitourabbit Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018
I really must thank you for writing this again. I actually ran into some drama there had been reoccurring over the past few months. While the offense was taken in part because of the other party, I remembered what advice you wrote in in terms of how to deal with someone when it is their fault. There are many things I wanted to say and being greedy and speak my mind, but I went with the option of giving absolutely nothing beyond courteous apathy before using the conversation killer “good luck on your projects. Good day.”
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018   Digital Artist
Did it work out for you?

It's a bit unfortunate that avoiding drama and having all due self-respect can sometimes be really mutually exclusive ^^; So sometimes I do pick and choose when to use my snark XD;;; 
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nervene Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018
I'm a simple Internet denizen: I see drama, I click block.
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018   Digital Artist
That definitely works if you're going simple, but just blocking can be a dark fiscal death for people who need to maintain high public visibility to survive. XD;
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Serendiipitii Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
This is definitely going to come in handy, thanks Nyan ~
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2018   Digital Artist
Anytime~!

Share it around and throw it at folks :D
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Serendiipitii Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I am on it ~
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Iduna-Haya Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for sharing such an extensive guide! I hope it will help a lot of people :)
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2018   Digital Artist
Thanks for reading!
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Mistarooni Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i used to like to start drama and troll online from days long gone (i'd say 10 years ago).   I thought it was funny and cool when it honestly made me look more like an idiot than I already was lmao

I would post things made in macromedia/adobe flash intentionally to get people offended (although this was mostly on Newgrounds not dA). Truly Dismal days...

I'd like to think that I've learned a lot since then so i guess that's good
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SilverSugar Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
It's refreshing to hear someone admit to outgrowing bad behaviors like this. I think a lot of people could stand to be more honest with themselves like this.

For myself, I made sock puppet accounts on an RP forum and of course got caught pretty much immediately. It was humiliating but I learned a lot from the experience.
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Mistarooni Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bless you hehe
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SilverSugar Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
*heart*
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