Why so little serious debate?

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  1. ChrisL
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    This place isn't reserved for just "scholars" or even educated people. Anyone and everyone can and does post here. Lol.
     
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    True that. That everyone can is a good thing. That so infrequently is there serious debate is the thread question.
     
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    Well I think you probably know the answer to that question!
     
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    Because they are too chicken to act like the assholes they are in real life
     
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    You're entitled to your opinion, but when some posters do have a thread going and they are having somewhat of an academic discussion and not necessarily a debate, it's just a click of a mouse for you to find a thread you are more comfortable with.

    So, you think people sharing their experience is annoying? I'm not amused by the people who go from thread to thread to find posters they disagree with and spend their ever waking moment, trolling those individuals and coating their posts with name calling (one poster cannot have two consecutive posts here without calling people idiots, morons and imbeciles.) That kind of discourse is not entertaining, educational, interesting, nor conducive to a productive thread.

    Lacing threads with name calling and badgering people for fun is a sign of weakness. It is a sign of cowardice and feelings of inferiority. It could also be a sign of a person that is disturbed and in need of psychiatric help. The occasional insult or barb is understandable, but when you have someone following a single poster on the board and calling them names more than a dozen times in a thread, what you have is a stalker - and possibly someone who is criminally insane.

    My advice would be, if you don't like the tone of a thread, exit it and start one of your own if the topic is interesting to you, but existing ones are going a different direction. The moderators would be well advised to confront the trolls and to quit deleting the responses when the trolls get spanked.
     
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    You make a lot of good points.

    That's why I make good use the Ignore option. It's the quickest, most efficient way to get rid of posters whose messages one finds obnoxious, boring, repetitive, or otherwise not worth reading.
     
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    All I've ever seen you post is just long-winded propaganda and spin, nothing serious at all. Maybe try and post something serious and see how it goes for a change, instead of hoping quantity makes up for ignorant memes and pseudo-intellectual fashion victimhood.
     
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    I consider that too, have you noticed how many posters avoid some threads once it gets down to three or four people having a whizzing contest?
     
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    Among forum sites, XenForo has one of the best ignore functions. It even removes their names and words from "quotes".
     
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    I can, as can anyone, posit answers to that question; however, neither do I know the answer(s) to that question nor do I presume the answer(s) I might conjure are correct.
     

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