Being nicer in debate

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  1. Charles_Main
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    I have pledged to myself to try and be more civil and level headed in Debates on this forum. No matter how upset I might get. Not sure how well I have been doing at it.

    However it seems since I started I have been getting about 4 times as much Pos rep as I did before :)

    We need more Civil Debate. This country has so many problems to solve, and we will never solve them with out civil discussions.
     
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    Sounds like a plan! :clap2:
     
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    Good Luck!

    :thup:
     
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    Cool. :thup:

    I try to keep my clown-with-a-bullhorn behavior in the FZ. Keyword: try.
     
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    I've noticed you joined the club Charles. Our numbers are growing.

    Its soooooo hard at first to not respond to insults with insults but after a while it gets to be fun. I'm having a much more enjoyable time on the forums since restoring my personal honor in my interactions with anonymous people I dont know in real life (no offence to those I do know for real)
     
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    I try. Key word being "try". Sometimes I even succeed. :thup:
     
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    I wish you the best of luck!

    I know how hard it can be....

    I made the same vow 3 or 4 weeks ago and so far I have stuck to it (mostly)

    I vow to you that I will try to help you in your vow by NEVER being uncivil on any issue with you!

    so....
    that's 2 of us....

    conhog joined me in the vow but I'm not sure how he is doing....
    ?

    he has been mostly civil with me (he slipped once and I ignored it)
    (he slipped a second time and I reminded him of the vow....but I NEVER barked back!)
    overall though he has been pretty civil to me and I appreciate that and respect him for it!


    maybe we can start a movement that will actually get things done!

    if enough people get fed up with the barking and bickering and roll up their sleaves maybe we can fix most of the mess!


    best of luck , my friend...!
     
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    Just do what I do. Post useless dribble, mixed with a few random images from Google and make fun of yourself a lot. Works for me! :D
     
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    I'm trying, but have been facing a personal barrage of hatred lately. i am ashamed to admit that I have been taking the bait they have been throwing out.

    Overall though outside of the FZ I think I'm doing pretty good except for with this one group of people. Unfortunately it is the "cool" group and so they have a several friends who join in. edited. -EZIt's quite disappointing but I'm at least partially to blame.
     
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    I just remind myself, if I dismiss their name calling and hate, and talk back to them with Respect it will only Highlight how petty and childish they are being.
     
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