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« Reply #30 on: August 23, 2010, 09:09:49 pm »

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Stop trivialising it! Angry This is serious. You may be looking forward to regularly frolicking in sun-bathed meadows, but some of us who live just a hundred metres inland have waterfront views in prospect, doubling our house prices overnight!

I think you mean house values. Or don't you own your own home? In that case, capitalistically speaking, you don't deserve a home because you haven't accrued enough worth.  Besides, you can hardly see stars from the seafront, shouldn't you bee in the mountains somewhere? Wink
...or feeding the furnace?  Grin

Hey Zeratul! I thought you left the forum.
Let's just say the occurrence of my leaving the forum is about as likely as the Ur-Quan are to become Supox-hugging hippies, donate the Sa-Matra to charity, and abandon the Path of Now and Forever.

We're missing you in the other thread, please come back and reply.
I might, later, depending on how constructive I perceive the discussion to be. I will definitely need to see some diversity in opinions, though.
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« Reply #31 on: August 23, 2010, 09:33:05 pm »

I think you mean house values.
Either is ambiguous. My mistake.

Besides, you can hardly see stars from the seafront, shouldn't you bee in the mountains somewhere? Wink
Far side of the moon, more like. That way I can stop watching out for global warming and start worrying about being squashed by the next meteorite.
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« Reply #32 on: September 11, 2010, 09:28:03 pm »

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I might, later, depending on how constructive I perceive the discussion to be. I will definitely need to see some diversity in opinions, though.
Why do you need other people to share their opinions in order to defend yours?
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« Reply #33 on: September 21, 2010, 03:42:15 am »

Why do you need other people to share their opinions in order to defend yours?

Ummm... Morale..? What can I say, I can get discouraged if I'm "debating" with a mountain of people whose stances on the matter are all opposite to mine. It's something psychological, I suspect. At that point, I lose my will to continue.  Roll Eyes
If it was just myself versus one other person, that'd be fine, but I felt quite overwhelmed by the opposition.
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« Reply #34 on: September 21, 2010, 05:31:53 am »

Why do you need other people to share their opinions in order to defend yours?

Ummm... Morale..? What can I say, I can get discouraged if I'm "debating" with a mountain of people whose stances on the matter are all opposite to mine. It's something psychological, I suspect. At that point, I lose my will to continue.  Roll Eyes
If it was just myself versus one other person, that'd be fine, but I felt quite overwhelmed by the opposition.

So if you feel your stance on an issue is correct, but you're in the minority, then you can't discuss it?  It looks like if you had a good arguement, it wouldn't matter how many people opposed it, it'd still be a good arguement.    Is your morale low because the other side's argument doesn't make any sense and is frustrating you, or because it's a good one?

As far as I'm concerned, it's a debate as long as both sides are presenting valid arguements and counterpoints and such, and stops being a debate when it degenerates to personal attacks.  It didn't really seem like either side was getting personally attacked at all.  Why do you feel the need to put "debating" in quotes? 
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« Reply #35 on: September 21, 2010, 09:45:51 pm »

Dogpiling is still bad form. Perhaps if we were to clear out an arena where there were a limited number of participants... I remember an experiment of doing that on the Sluggy Freelance boards several years ago. The debates were a modest success, but it stopped because the others felt excluded.
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« Reply #36 on: September 21, 2010, 09:54:09 pm »

I know it is, that's why I didn't join the discussion.  So, is there anyone at all here who agrees with him?  even a little bit?  Tongue
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« Reply #37 on: September 22, 2010, 12:38:01 am »

I mostly agree with what he's saying, but (as I suspect is the case for a lot of other people) am not about to get involved in a political discussion, in my experience it never ends well.
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« Reply #38 on: September 22, 2010, 04:25:19 am »

How active was the forum two years ago?  I'm curious because I wasn't really noticing the slow "traffic" (since I wasn't here two years ago)

Global warming...I don't want to talk about it.  The pattern seems to be:  Someone talks about global warming, someone talks against it, (someone starts joking about it) someone posts 2 or 3 links about "data", the other argues about the data, the one talks about how stupid the one is, and then the other talks about how unintelligent the OTHER was.... Undecided
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« Reply #39 on: September 22, 2010, 05:39:18 am »

Bout the same, i suppose.  seems like less topics are being posted in, but the few that are are moving faster.  Well, probably the slightest bit slower, overall.  It's to be expected though.
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