View Poll Results: Words fallen on deaf ears?

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  • I fell like I'm able to reach out to people (even if a few)

    3 21.43%
  • I fell like no one really ever listens unless it supports their views

    6 42.86%
  • I fell like I'm reach out but only outside of "Debate Politics"

    2 14.29%
  • I fell like I'm reach out but only on "Debate Politics"

    0 0%
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Thread: Do you fell like your reaching out to people on the forum and in general?

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    Do you fell like your reaching out to people on the forum and in general?

    Typo in poll, change reach to reaching in option 3 and 4.

    I fell like when it comes to politics almost no one left is open minded. I'm able to have a few intelligent debates here and there but I highly doubt I've changed any one's vote.
    Last edited by shiang; 09-11-12 at 06:42 PM.

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    Re: Do you fell like your reaching out to people on the forum and in general?

    Quote Originally Posted by shiang View Post
    Typo in poll, change reach to reaching in option 3 and 4.

    I fell like when it comes to politics almost no one left is open minded. I'm able to have a few intelligent debates here and there but I highly doubt I've changed any one's vote.
    Feel is spelled incorrectly in your question/poll options.

    You have to realize that most people who participate in online political forums aren't strangers to the world of politics. You will always find people who are narrow minded and rude, but then you will also find people who will have a productive conversation/debate with you.

    It's politics, after all. It's not all going to be rainbows and unicorns.

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    Re: Do you fell like your reaching out to people on the forum and in general?

    I used to believe that it would be impossible to change people's minds on any real political issues. However, since I've been on DP, I have seen it happen a couple times, although they are few and far between. For the vast majority of internet posters though, unless something aligns with there views, I think they discard it. As for a big change, like something that would change their vote, I'm not sure that's really possible to do on these websites.
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    Re: Do you fell like your reaching out to people on the forum and in general?

    I am not sure anyone is trying to change another's mind ... most here are expressing their pov and having an exchange or discussion on topics.

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    Re: Do you fell like your reaching out to people on the forum and in general?

    I think it's possible to be persuasive, and I wouldn't be so quick to assume you've had no effect, shiang. You've got far more readers than just those who reply to you directly.

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    Re: Do you fell like your reaching out to people on the forum and in general?

    yes.. most words fall on deaf ears here... and every other political forum in existence.

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    Re: Do you fell like your reaching out to people on the forum and in general?

    With a few exceptions, most people are open to discussion I think. I've stated in the OP that I have had good discussions.

    I've learned a few good things about Romney that are true my self too. He's done a good job with the Salt Lake Olympics, he helped kick off staples in his early career. I still stand by my view that for the majority and the latter part of his work at Bane Capital he was more interested in stuffing the pockets and of his investors and himself, than growing a business.

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    Re: Do you fell like your reaching out to people on the forum and in general?

    I have reached some folks on issues/topics that most people do not think about, because they aren't all that familiar with the topic. Everything else, it's a sparing match.
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    Re: Do you fell like your reaching out to people on the forum and in general?

    i'm not really out to change anyone's vote. i'm mostly interested in discussing ideas, brainstorming theories about getting the country back on track, and general community interaction.

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    Re: Do you fell like your reaching out to people on the forum and in general?

    Ive gained knowledge through information Ive gleened from this forum but I also get that many other places. Im as closed minded as anyone else is on a few topics. I realize that, there needs to be more individuals realizing that they are. Outside of the few topics im locked into for the most part I try to be open minded. One thing I have come to believe...I was a republican along time, decades and I frequented two forums both where more conservative than anything else and one was pretty much one sided conservative. Viewing things from the opposite perspective have made me realize how closed minded conservatives are...or at least ive got that perception now....I dont think anyones mind gets changed to any great degree on debate politics forum or any others

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