I Realized!

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I Realized!

Post by Nj » Tue Feb 04, 2003 12:29 am

I realized that the major reason subjects get off topic is because people don't "attack" the others person's statment as a whole.



EG:



There is no Big Foot monster because its never been seen, and no physical evidence such as poop has been found.



The response of somebody to that most likely would be:



Just because there is no poop from the monster doesn't mean its not real..



right then, 2 major issues where left out, and so that spawns a debate about something off topic, The next response would be along the lines of "how do you know its not real because of the poop", then the next would be "maybe it doesn't poop" and then the next would be proving that "all animals poop" which is an entirely different subject.



So to stay on topic I ask that you adress the topic as a whole, and not pick apart only what you can get/understand. By doing this, things will run much more smooth, and I won't be such a giant asshole (as I've been called in many PMs, lol)...
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Re: I Realized!

Post by MiKeYo » Tue Feb 04, 2003 1:11 am

i wonder what gaint poop looks like anyway..... <_<

















































































haha just kidding man :woot: :woot:
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Re: I Realized!

Post by She » Tue Feb 04, 2003 4:57 pm

As long as it follows logically from the argument I don't think we should be forced to stay strictly on the thread's topic. Often there's only one part of a statement that interests me, and I don't want to reply to the entire twenty paragraph essay just in the interest of keeping on topic ;)
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Re: I Realized!

Post by Nj » Wed Feb 05, 2003 12:14 am

thats what you think, however the admins don't like it when you go off topic, and frankly niether do I and many others.
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Re: I Realized!

Post by Jaegermeister » Wed Feb 05, 2003 12:59 am

Damn me and my looking at both sides of the story! I tend to agree with She, but Resist I totally see where you are coming from because as an admin or a mod it would get irksome when people won't stay on topic. I really have a problem with that because at the other message board I post at the admin really doesn't care if we meander, in fact, she encourages it! We are a much smaller community though...



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Re: I Realized!

Post by Nj » Wed Feb 05, 2003 1:10 am

Keyword: much smaller community



Also, meandoring is not good in a site intended to help people, It kinda defeats the purpose of coming here if somebody asks a question about sex and people start talking about light bulbs.
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Re: I Realized!

Post by CuteLilChk » Wed Feb 05, 2003 5:38 pm

lol, that was random....
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Re: I Realized!

Post by DreamPixie » Wed Feb 05, 2003 6:42 pm

speaking of sex and light bulbs, i read a story about a girl masturbating with a test tube in science class and when the teacher came she closed her legs and yea, well.....um.....ouch......



Sometimes there are many many points of a debate, would you really want people to create a new topic for every point? I understand staying with the main topic, but if everyone gives their opinion on the exact same topic over and over it gets redundant, so sometimes discussing one part of the post keeps posts shorter and takes less space, but yeah it makes more sense to reply to the first post and not all the posts below it.
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Re: I Realized!

Post by Jaegermeister » Wed Feb 05, 2003 9:13 pm

Yes, much smaller community, and one not based on helping people. We help people if they need it, and help each other with their problems, but we did not come together for the main reason of helping people.



I dunno though, I tend to think that people's questions get answered usually in the first few posts, and then as other viewpoints come in, there will obviously be a debate about it, and I think it's fine to debate. This may (and probably is) just me, but if I were coming here looking for help, and people gave me their opinions, and then there was a debate, I would enjoy the debate more than the opinions because I would learn the motivations for the beliefs. That's probably just me though <_< .



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