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Re: A vote for the arguments in the forum
« Reply #30 on: October 11, 2017, 07:43:05 AM »
Nobody wants it after it has gopher sh*t on it.

Gopher wins. :thumbup:

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Re: A vote for the arguments in the forum
« Reply #31 on: October 11, 2017, 09:25:31 PM »
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Re: A vote for the arguments in the forum
« Reply #32 on: October 11, 2017, 10:12:25 PM »
I am thinking about how people would react if I mention out of the blue that I was a lot term member of an online forum whose mission statement stated it was for freedom of expression and it demanded people be prepared to back themselves and that it was adults only and only for people who had the bottle for combative environments  AND one of the big topics at the moment was the merit of having arguments...

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Re: A vote for the arguments in the forum
« Reply #33 on: October 11, 2017, 11:52:34 PM »
So?
I know, I know, it's just that I don't know what should be there. :GA:
Could put some awesome Jack quote in there.

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Re: A vote for the arguments in the forum
« Reply #34 on: October 12, 2017, 01:22:07 AM »
Was getting a massage in one of the massage chairs during my tea break and reading this thread (probably be ause of the proximity to everyday people I knew well enough to ask and what I was reading) . it struck me how on the face of it, a forum describe as I did above, talking up the merits of avoiding arguments (for whatever reason) would generally be all for arguments. it would want more not less

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Re: A vote for the arguments in the forum
« Reply #35 on: October 12, 2017, 06:47:18 AM »
When do we start banning "hate speech"??   :zoinks:

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Re: A vote for the arguments in the forum
« Reply #36 on: October 12, 2017, 07:35:09 AM »
Having an argument is a little like having sex. You have to have two willing participants...if one views it as:

A: a non-productive waste of their time
or...
B: not something they "want" to do

...you will end up wacking off in the corner...regardless of what you "think" should happen. 

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Re: A vote for the arguments in the forum
« Reply #37 on: October 12, 2017, 07:37:17 AM »
Having an argument is a little like having sex. You have to have two willing participants...if one views it as:

A: a non-productive waste of their time
or...
B: not something they "want" to do

...you will end up wacking off in the corner...regardless of what you "think" should happen.

Some people seem to think that "free speech" means we have to listen to their shit.
I know, I know, it's just that I don't know what should be there. :GA:
Could put some awesome Jack quote in there.

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Re: A vote for the arguments in the forum
« Reply #38 on: October 12, 2017, 07:49:06 AM »
When do we start banning "hate speech"??   :zoinks:

Is it against the TOS?

Personally, I hold different standards here than I do for local IRL laws.

Though I'll still do my damnedest to rip the shit out of anyone that goes after people I care about.

People just like to think they can know who the monsters are, but they can't.

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Re: A vote for the arguments in the forum
« Reply #39 on: October 12, 2017, 08:03:38 AM »
Was getting a massage in one of the massage chairs during my tea break and reading this thread (probably be ause of the proximity to everyday people I knew well enough to ask and what I was reading) . it struck me how on the face of it, a forum describe as I did above, talking up the merits of avoiding arguments (for whatever reason) would generally be all for arguments. it would want more not less

  I've been here for 7 years despite being a person who avoids arguments like the plague.
   A place can provide an environment that encourages debating without every member necessaily wanting
   to take advantage of it.  I take advantage of the smilies and the permission to use foul language, myself.  :orly:
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Re: A vote for the arguments in the forum
« Reply #40 on: October 12, 2017, 10:09:07 AM »
When do we start banning "hate speech"??   :zoinks:

Is it against the TOS?

Personally, I hold different standards here than I do for local IRL laws.

Though I'll still do my damnedest to rip the shit out of anyone that goes after people I care about.

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I know, I know, it's just that I don't know what should be there. :GA:
Could put some awesome Jack quote in there.

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Re: A vote for the arguments in the forum
« Reply #41 on: October 12, 2017, 10:10:11 AM »
Though I'll still do my damnedest to rip the shit out of anyone that goes after people I care about.

This. +
I know, I know, it's just that I don't know what should be there. :GA:
Could put some awesome Jack quote in there.

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Re: A vote for the arguments in the forum
« Reply #42 on: October 12, 2017, 03:14:02 PM »
Was getting a massage in one of the massage chairs during my tea break and reading this thread (probably be ause of the proximity to everyday people I knew well enough to ask and what I was reading) . it struck me how on the face of it, a forum describe as I did above, talking up the merits of avoiding arguments (for whatever reason) would generally be all for arguments. it would want more not less

  I've been here for 7 years despite being a person who avoids arguments like the plague.
   A place can provide an environment that encourages debating without every member necessaily wanting
   to take advantage of it.  I take advantage of the smilies and the permission to use foul language, myself.  :orly:


You are arguingwith me now. Proud of you.

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Re: A vote for the arguments in the forum
« Reply #43 on: October 12, 2017, 03:19:14 PM »
Having an argument is a little like having sex. You have to have two willing participants...if one views it as:

A: a non-productive waste of their time
or...
B: not something they "want" to do

...you will end up wacking off in the corner...regardless of what you "think" should happen.

Enough fantasising about me, IceQueen. its kinda gross

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Re: A vote for the arguments in the forum
« Reply #44 on: October 12, 2017, 03:22:02 PM »
When do we start banning "hate speech"??   :zoinks:

Is it against the TOS?

Personally, I hold different standards here than I do for local IRL laws.

Though I'll still do my damnedest to rip the shit out of anyone that goes after people I care about.

Entirely fair