Pride: A sense of one's own proper dignity or value; self-respect.
Dignity: Poise and self-respect
Are you suggesting that it's impossible to be proud or have self respect online? If so, I wholehearedly disagree.
Well, you can get flamed, told to die, and get banned on the forums, but that doesn't affect you on other forums. It also doesn't/shouldn't get to your dignity level. That is my opinion. Yours is different, so everyone's opinion on this is different. I am going to just leave it at that.