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Why does everything on here turn into a debat/argument?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by glockguy, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    So Recently I have noticed alot of threads that people have stared, turn into a straight debate or argument, why is that? there are two threads to which i am referring (there are more i have seen these are just the ones i can think of right off the top of my head), one was CHL/CPL guys/gals can a LEO disarm you for no reason? and another was one I started Glock Manual Safety Now both of those started off with asking a question or if someone knew a certian law.. and they turned into a HUGE debate Bashing the other person for thinking such a thing. A lot of the threads start out ok, then turn into a huge debate and by the time you get to the last page the people are talking about something completely different then the original topic, and are usually trash talking other users. Every ones point of view is valued, but make sure your point of view reflects the actual topic.

    Also If you ask someone opinion and you dont like the response you get remember you ASKED they have theirs and you have your. But dont turn it into OMG you choose 9mm over .40! you are such an idiot. just be like oh well in my opinion .40 is better then 9mm because ...... and leave it at that.

    I dont think people start threads to start fights or arguments, but they all seem to turn out that way and, to me personally it takes all the fun out of the forum...

    Thats just my thoughts anyways. Sorry this was most likely a pointless post.
     
  2. NoAim

    NoAim Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    It's the internet.
     
  3. PBinWA

    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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    No its not!:argue:
     
  4. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    :laugh:



    +1

    People are typically pretty critical on the interwebs. Frankly I see much less flaming here than on most of the boards I frequent. For the record, I agree with you. If you disagree with someone, state you opinion, why you believe it, remain respectful and leave room for being wrong.
     
  5. motoman98

    motoman98 Gresham, OR Active Member

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    I really take issue with you on your question......
     
  6. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    I see what you did there....

    And, for the record I am never wrong... just ask me. :D
     
  7. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    Just remember, when you see a thread that has strayed off topic or turned into a bash-fest, please use the "report" feature (the little red/white/black triangle thingie to the lower left) and bring it to our attention. There's rules against thread-crapping, flaming, personal attacks, etc. etc. :thumbup:
     
  8. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    Can't we all just learn to get along? or at least be polite.

    Usually when a thread I have commented on goes that way I just delete the subscription to it so I dont get the emails or see the replies.

    You should see the response I get when I say I dont like certain popular brand firearms..............I think there are a few on here that could benefit from taking anger management classes.;)
     
  9. willseeker

    willseeker N. Portland. Well-Known Member

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    The way people discover themselves is through discussion with others. I need to bounce ideas and questions around and have other people tell me their side or answer. That's the way I learn!

    Fact is, there are generally various answers, to any question, that are right!
    The key to learning is through discussion/argument, we must be able to listen, but how many of us during the course of the day can say they empathetically listen to someone? I don't! I can't wait to get my two cents in and God forbid I have some knowledge of the subject, I'll let you know about it toot-sweet! So I'll try and keep my comments helpfull...you'll still get my jabs at humor though!

    Yes... +1 that this forum is my favorite! It's growing big time since I've been here! I thank all the mods for keeping us "nut jobs" in line. I have learned many things on this forum... A lot of the times I just shut-up!


    Oh Yeah...sorry about the early morning rant...coffee you know:p


    Will
    :battlehorse:Giddiup...
     
  10. KENOC

    KENOC Portland area Member

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    All forums are like that. This one is actually more mellow than most.
     
  11. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    Will- I haven't had my coffee yet so this is my input:

    because were men and that's what men do.

    Women talk about there feelings, we talk to fix a problem and if you don't agree with what another man is saying, well that's a problem. See the circle of life yet?

    SF-
     
  12. SquackDaddy

    SquackDaddy Marion County Member

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    when you ask for opinions, you open yourself up to everyone.....good, bad, or indifferent. Some people feel the need to ram their opinion down your throat, while others will simply give you the facts.......as they see them. MY opinion is that you take it all with a grain of salt, and use the information generated to form your own opinion. 90% of what you read on the internet is BS, you just need to wade thru it until you find what you're looking for! :bluelaugh:
     
  13. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    One possibility is people are much more bold and brave when when debating issues in the disembodied anonymity of a forum or otherwise separated from each other. Ever notice how much more "threatning" you are when arguing any type of overcharge with the person on the other end of the line? Typically most forum members never meet FTF with the exception of this one where read about several of you getting together for lunch, shooting, etc. I have only met one member so far (for a FTF deal) but this is the exception rather than the rule. I am sure when those of you who do get together probably do not get into heated debates or arguments. And all of us who are avid participants of any forum have experienced those who seem to have little knowledge or experience with whatever the forum is about and are just there heckle and "push buttons" I will admit this forum is much better than others.
     
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  14. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Oh its a great Forum. I tell people about it all the time. And Always look in the for sale sections first before i go buy a new toy. I was just simply saying it seems to be happening a lot more now then before. Not a big deal. i just wanna get along! lol
     
  15. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    People have opinions, some stronger than others. If reading different opinions make people uncomfortable then they should stay with the mainstream media and their indoctrination of what you should think.

    I kinda like freedom myself but others like to be told what to think. To each his own.

    jj
     
  16. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I personally believe in Freedom myself to say as you wish. Yes you have to right to say and do as you wish, but you also have the right to be courteous to others at the same time.
     
  17. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Some people are a bit too sensitive when reading opinions. It stifles debate and you never reach the truth.

    jj
     
  18. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Men should post as they would talk FTF. However moderators now censor the words because men can't behave on the net.

    jj
     
  19. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    true soo very true
     
  20. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I suspect any changes we are seeing is due to the very fast growth in members that we are seeing. Many people bring their posting habits from other forums. Most of them tone it down after getting a sense of this forums calmer "culture".

    You know, there was this ONE time in my life that I thought I was wrong. Later on, it turned out that I was mistaken about being wrong. ;)