View Poll Results: What brought you to this forum to sign up recently?

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  • I got interested with Sarah Palin being picked as VP

    6 2.93%
  • I got interested with Joe Biden being picked as VP

    1 0.49%
  • I got interested with the DNC

    0 0%
  • I got interested because the race is heating up

    8 3.90%
  • I got interested because I've been surfing around and this looks like the best site

    49 23.90%
  • I got interested because this site is full of interesting threads and posters

    54 26.34%
  • I got interested because it seems pretty fair and balanced here

    37 18.05%
  • I got interested because it looks well moderated and not let run wild

    46 22.44%
  • I got interested because the chics that post here are hot

    24 11.71%
  • Other (please specify)

    78 38.05%
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Thread: What brought you to this forum?

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    Re: What brought you to this forum?

    I got interested because I've been surfing around and this looks like the best site

    I got interested because it looks well moderated and not let run wild

    Other (please specify) ==== There was the least idiocy on this forum.

    But don't get me wrong, there's still alot. The religion and philosophy section is a tragedy, really, and there are quite a bit o' partisans here.

    Still, best I could find, I like the layout and extras, and it has a dedicated member base.

    Good good.

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    Re: What brought you to this forum?

    I chose the poll option: "I got interested because it seems pretty fair and balanced here."

    I've been a member of Debate politics for a while now, but I originally joined after doing a google search and finding this at the top of the list. I looked it over and decided to join - mainly because it seemed to be a balanced and fair debate site.

    After my time here, I can say that I was correct.
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    Re: What brought you to this forum?

    I was (and still am) a regular discussant at the Daily Paul forum. However, I got tired of playing whack-a-mole with all the gold bugs and 9-11 truthers. Every time I exploded one of their arguments, two more would pop up.

    The discussants here seem more level-headed. I'm a libertarian and I like the libertarian slant of the Daily Paul, but their movement is being dragged down by all the crackpots.

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    Re: What brought you to this forum?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Cool,

    I've only belonged to one other board...a computer builder's message board. They had an "Off-Topic" sub-forum that was very tightly moderated. They did not allow ANY controversial topics to be discussed. I kept getting warned because I kept bringing up controversial topics. Eventually, they developed a "sister" site, so those of us who wanted to discuss politics, or other similar topics, could. The site sucked, big time. Little activity, less intelligence. So, I Yahoo!ed (I can't stand Google) "debating politics" and I found several sites that were interesting. Debate Politics was, by far the best. I "lurked" without registering for about 3 months and, then lurked after registering for another 2 months before I made my first post. I think the two biggest drawing points to DP were the interesting people/threads and the fairness and balance. Also, the activity level here is awesome...always someone or something to talk about.
    Similiar story here. I hung out at the Abit forums, political dialogue was allowed, but moderated more so than here.

    I joined DP at a a pretty controversial time. There was quite a bit of nastiness going on about gay/lesbian topics. Very extreme views from both sides. I left, and upon return, saw the gay/lesbian section was gone.

    I found some of the arguments very informative, from both sides, it was the radicals, both left and right, that made some eye popping statements.

    It changed me a bit, I'm a little more tolerant now, but still very untrusting with the overall gay agenda.
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    Re: What brought you to this forum?

    I got interested because it looked well balanced, so I signed up. I am a member of two other forums which are both over-run with liberals, so this is a nice change.

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    Re: What brought you to this forum?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I came here for the great sex.
    "hands on", right?
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    Re: What brought you to this forum?

    I forget who said it first, but someone said, "I don't read to discover what others think, I read to discover what I think".

    Same idea works here. How can we know what we really think unless we have exposed ourselves to what everyone else thinks?

    So primarily, I came here to learn, and secondarily to share what little knowledge I have ....
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    Thumbs up Re: What brought you to this forum?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    "hands on", right?
    There's always hope.

    KEEP HOPE ALIVE!
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    Re: What brought you to this forum?

    I was on another forum (boating) that had a section that you could talk about anything you wanted to talk about. Of course it drifted and got to the point that it consisted mostly of politics. I thought it was a pretty good group, had a pretty good mix of views, evidently the admin didnít, they shut the political part of the site down where if you even think about anything controversial its locked. I still go there but mostly find it rather boring and come back here; there is something about this site that drags your screaming and kicking bbbaacckk.

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    Re: What brought you to this forum?

    I think I was bored at work one day.

    I always had a passing interest in political debate amongst my friends, of whom only one held any significant interest and his views were akin to mine, so not much to talk about.

    I was a member at a non-political forum, and I thought there must be a political debate forum out there too, so I googled poltical debate forums and checked a few out. I jumped in here, since it was easy to remember. I didn't really lurk.

    I don't remember my first post, but I do remember Billo trying to misdirect the purpose of my first thread right out of the gates. I made clear my intentions of my OP, but I got some moderator back up telling him to stay on topic. It was nice to know somebody cared.

    I'm going to go ahead and vote for the fair moderation, just to pump those numbers a bit , but it wasn't a deciding factor for me when I first signed up.
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