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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    What brought you to this forum?

    Just curious, seems like a lot of new people lately. Multiple choice to address various possibilities.
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    Re: What brought you to this forum?

    Good Poll MC. I have Stuck it to the top of the Polls forum.

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    Re: What brought you to this forum?

    I was moderating another forum for some 2.5 yrs when I left it, never to return.

    So was googling. I knew I wanted to join a new watering hole and liked politics, so googled 'debate politics'... this site was the 1st hit with 'Results 1 - 10 of about 9,670,000 for debate politics. (0.22 seconds)'

    That's how I landed up here. I did looked at this site for half a day b4 deciding to join, having a 'feel' that I will like it here

    To me, such decisions r pretty 'destiny-inclined', don't knock it, things happen for a reason

    The major draw of this place was actually the music thread here that I devote a lot of time to btw : http://www.debatepolitics.com/music-...post1057633974
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    Re: What brought you to this forum?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post
    Good Poll MC. I have Stuck it to the top of the Polls forum.
    Well, thank you, Miss DP.

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    Re: What brought you to this forum?

    Hey, can we old-timers vote, too?
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    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

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    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


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    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
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    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
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    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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    Re: What brought you to this forum?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Hey, can we old-timers vote, too?
    Yes, I was just noting that interest for this poll will span just new posters. I suggest anyone (and everyone) vote and tabulators like myself can seperate out recent posters to see any trends and commonalities.
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    Re: What brought you to this forum?

    Quote Originally Posted by MC.no.spin View Post
    Yes, I was just noting that interest for this poll will span just new posters. I suggest anyone (and everyone) vote and tabulators like myself can seperate out recent posters to see any trends and commonalities.
    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.
    "Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run

    Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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    Re: What brought you to this forum?

    I came here because someone here asked me to join. - it is one of three political forums I visit and my favorite because of the balance of posters both in posting and in moderation.
    I don't want to see religious bigotry in any form. It would disturb me if there was wedding between the religious fundamentalists and political right. The hard right has no interest in religion except to manipulate it. ~ Billy Graham in Parade magazine February 1, 1981.

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    Re: What brought you to this forum?

    Way back when, I joined MSN and got involved in chatrooms. The room I liked the best (Friends4Eva) was owned by some Brits who ran an open, friendly, and mostly civil room. After about 6 months they made me a Brown Hammer, which is a Moderator. About a year later, I was made a Gold Hammer (Room Owner). Friends4Eva eventually became the largest (membership wise) private group at MSN with a main chatroom, a trivia chatroom, and it’s own website which I managed. We averaged between 5,000 - 10,000 chat visitors per day. I learned a lot there... how to manage a large Internet venture, how to program and run ircx scripts and bots, and how to interact with people from all around the globe.

    At around the same time, I joined my first political message board. This board was part of a newspaper website in the UK (Independent or Guardian, can't remember which). It was mostly British and around 90% leftist so as an American and Israeli conservative, I got my ass kicked non-stop. But it toughened me up to the point where I knew I could hold my own on virtually any debate topic with virtually anyone. Got tired of all the gruff and started to look elsewhere.

    Found Debate Politics through Google, watched it for a few weeks, and then climbed aboard. My first DP debate opponent was Simon W. Moon who is intelligent, witty, charming, and formidable. Voila! I loved this place! The rest, as they say, is history. DP is definitely the best political board on the web.

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    Re: What brought you to this forum?

    I used to go to Yahoo chat rooms and that was a complete exercise in futility. I yahooed "debate politics" and found this place. I checked it out and a couple others. This place was the best, by far.
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