todays observation : the almighty "LINK"

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by spectrumc01, Dec 18, 2011.

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What do you think of "Links" overall?

  1. yes, I like links. I provide and require them.

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  2. No, I don't like links. I never read them or provide them.

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  3. Sometimes I like the links, depends on the OP or topic

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  4. Don't care one way or another

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  1. spectrumc01
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    spectrumc01 I give you....the TRUTH

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    What is the point of providing a link to a suposed fact?

    A thread is started and the OP makes a statement or observation. The responder asks for a link to back up the OP's claim. The OP then provides one. The responder than not only disputes the OP but then also attacks the link. The link is not a credible source as it is from a news agency not recognized by the responder. The link is not credible due to partisan athorship. The link is not credible because because another link has been found that disputes the original link. The link is not believed because the responder just doesn't like what the link has to say. So the OP has spent all this time searching the web to find a link that no one will believe anyway. Links = waste of time.

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    Link?
     
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    Simply not true. IF the link is credible one can not dispute it. But what you might complain about is the penchant for the liberals here to lie and when caught demand a link to cover their lies. usually from a previous post in another thread or several threads.

    USCitizen and truthmatters are past masters of simply claiming what they obviously said simple is not what you actually understand it to be.
     
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    I do not agree that sources are a waste of time. And there is nothing wrong with having facts. If we didn't use our resources, I could have taught you the sky was yellow, not have to back up my claim, and you would have flunked that test.
    When two sources refute each other, then we have a problem.
     
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    I like 'em if the poster uses them to expand on their point but a link is often provided just for credibility purposes, and often doesn't even validate the POV of the provider when carefully read. But then in my experience linked materials are often NOT carefully read.
     
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    Like 'em or not, some links are a REQUIREMENT here at USMB.

    Links are a tool. Use them wisely and try not to cut your fingers off.
     
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    Are we saying that the only reason for links is to cover our legal a$$?
     
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    When two sources refute each other you don't have a problem, you have an opportunity to make an informed decision. Just 'cause there's work involved doesn't make it a problem. The best opinions I have came from, or with, refuted information.

    Best example off the top of my head: Religion.
     
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