View Poll Results: Can you walk away from an internet disagreement?

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  • NEVAR!! If they answer, I MUST RESPOND!

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  • 75% v 25%, they'll be hearing from me

    2 8.33%
  • Meh. I can stay or go

    10 41.67%
  • 25% v 75% I'll answer. If I feel like it, I'm bored, there's nothing to eat and I don't smell bacon.

    3 12.50%
  • Chances are excellent I'll forget I was in a conversation until I get the email notification

    1 4.17%
  • Totally depends on what mood I'm in

    7 29.17%
  • We have notifications?

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Thread: Can you walk away from a discussion that's going nowhere?

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    Re: Can you walk away from a discussion that's going nowhere?

    Just like in real life, I walk away from any conversation as soon as it becomes boring.

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    Re: Can you walk away from a discussion that's going nowhere?

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    I've been married for 7 years, so I use the same tactic I do with my wife. I just stop listening (reading in this case) and stare off into space until its over.
    So , is it like this:

    - Are you going to respond?
    - I can't, this is important.
    - What?
    - I have a person in bed.


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    Re: Can you walk away from a discussion that's going nowhere?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I have a better solution:
    I appreciate the shout out to possibly my favorite show ever.


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    Re: Can you walk away from a discussion that's going nowhere?

    I do my best to stop posting when there's no new information to be added.
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    Re: Can you walk away from a discussion that's going nowhere?

    Yep, I can call it a night pretty easily. Now, when I get up, I may be ready to go again...

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    Re: Can you walk away from a discussion that's going nowhere?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    Yep, I can call it a night pretty easily. Now, when I get up, I may be ready to go again...
    (don'tusethisasanexcusetohitongina, don'tusethisasanexcusetohitongina, don'tusethisasanexcusetohitongina....)

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    Re: Can you walk away from a discussion that's going nowhere?

    It depends on what mood I'm in. If I'm feeling stubborn, I can go on for a long time. Most of the time though, I'll only continue replying as long as there's something new to say. If we've reached the point where we are just repeating the same arguments ad nauseum, then that means it's time to go.
    If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.

    If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

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    Re: Can you walk away from a discussion that's going nowhere?

    I can go for hours or I can be finished in a minute, depends on my mood...What are we talking about again?
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    Re: Can you walk away from a discussion that's going nowhere?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    I can go for hours or I can be finished in a minute, depends on my mood...What are we talking about again?
    your attention span.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Can you walk away from a discussion that's going nowhere?

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    I appreciate the shout out to possibly my favorite show ever.
    I was the Star Wars guy (minus that obsession), now I'm Red.

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