> Oh, you must have encountered the "polite" Brazilians. Most of the ones I've seen
> will join an IRC channel and just spam "br?" over and over again, and refuse to fuck
> off even if you tell them in their own language to speak English or leave. Why are
> Brazilians (present company excluded) so uniformly awful in terms of netiquette? At
> first I thought it was a Brazilian-emulation-fans thing, but no, it's just a
> Brazilians-in-general thing.
No, it's not a general thing. What it happens is there's part of the population that thinks the internet is too much complicated and only for posting photos, looking for MP3 and using YouTube to watch candid camera and comedy videos - no matter how much progress internet and computing have made -, and this is the kind of people who act this way you're talking about when in forums and alike, thinking the online world is absolutely a lawless land.
But believe me, Brazilians in average surprisingly do have improved their netiquette behavior in the last years... Social networks helped a lot with this process since they caused technology and internet illiterates to learn something else with the people who are more tech savvy...
It's a cultural thing too as we tend to be friendly and hospitable in all situations, however this normally go out of control...
Anyway, we're getting better, slowly, but nonetheless we are.
> I think the next ones are Brazilian, but all they do mostly is
> "żalgum brasileiro por aqui?" and asking questions in their language on English
That initial inverted question mark is used only in Spanish, not in Portuguese.
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