They’re honestly not that bad. In fact, in most cases, you’ll find a lot of amazing people on here who are very down to earth.
The problem with the arguments is that it stems from a various amount of reasons.
Arguments can be created when there’s a user who is usually close-minded and doesn’t like the word “no” or doesn’t like to be told something that isn’t what they believe in. While a large majority of users on here aren’t like this at all, you will find a few close-minded people floating around because well… it’s the internet. Anything can happen. But they usually come up between the LGBT+, religion, and political topics (mostly revolving around things like “Christianity is the only religion,” “God hates gays,” and “Trump is the best person ever, everyone should vote for him for the next hundred years.”) In most cases, if you try to talk any sense into these close-minded folks, it’ll start heated discussions which may turn into a thread on fire…
This is also why you should avoid these kinds of topics (or avoid talking to those people) because replying and arguing doesn’t get you anywhere and just wastes your time.
The next problem with arguments is that some (or in other cases, a lot) of users like to use sarcasm. Sometimes it’s trolls, other times, it’s a genuine comment. But there are users out there that don’t see the sarcasm behind it and with that, they may reply back with a snarky comment. Overall, it turns into a huge misunderstanding.
Another thing that’s a stem from sarcasm are the dark jokes. Some users have a dark sense of humor and they may comment on something that is supposed to be taken as a joke, but then people mistake it for a literal thing (meaning that they don’t get it whatsoever) and then get mad at you for it. And then it turns into a huge fight.
I had a similar problem a few years back when a user had made a thread complaining about her aunt and how her aunt thinks writing is a waste of time and hates how she’s writing because “there’s no reason to waste your time on it.” In her thread, she made it seem like a big deal. And at the time, I had rough day and ended up replying to her and made a dark joke saying, “She should drink bleach,” (and I went onto say that people like her shouldn’t be here because they’re just tearing people down for no reason and the world doesn’t need that kind of negativity). But she took this to a totally different route and began ripping me a new one, saying, “I shouldn’t support suicide.”
Thing is, I don’t support suicide, and she doesn’t know my story whatsoever (because I’ve attempted it myself and been through ten years worth of depression and contemplating on it myself). But personally, I have a dark sense of humor and I say things like that all the time—even to my own family.
For her, she may have gone through a lot and didn’t need my comment, but the entire thing blew out of proportion and wasn’t what I wanted. But we both made up, and I follow her on social media now. However, she doesn’t use the clubs and I believe she deleted her Wattpad account (because Wattpad is “toxic.”)
But honestly, this kind of behavior kind of stems from wanting attention. Because in the thread, she described her aunt as like a horrible, horrible woman. And personally, I wouldn’t want that negativity in my life. Even if I loved her because she was family. I have my own troubled family who makes things in life negative and personally, I’m all for them not being in my life anymore. But if she didn’t want people to be negative toward her aunt, then she shouldn’t have made a thread about it. Because unlike most people who are like, “Awh, I’m sorry you have to deal with that,” I bring the honesty to the club. If she wanted to be negative toward her, I’ll be negative with her, too. But apparently, it only seemed like she only wanted people to tell her that they were sorry for having to be with that kind of toxic lifestyle…
Another problem with arguments is that they usually come from people who are young or immature. There was once someone on here who went into a lot of arguments because he couldn’t accept the things that people told him. He actually acted as if he was all high and mighty anyway and didn’t need help or didn’t need to be told his flaws (because in his eyes, his work was “better than anyone else’s on here”). And I’ve seen him on social media before, and he tells people to never come to Wattpad because it’s a “horrible place full of immature users.” xD
So, yeah… xD
Overall, if you stay away from those who may look for attention or drama or controversial topics, then all is good.