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    Re: How much effort do you put into your posting?

    depends, I am a news junkie with a very strong memory. I often post stuff I have seen evidence for-sometimes many years ago. But I don't care enough to do research for the hysterics who demand people prove that the sky is blue

    Hence my phrase GIYLF with that being Google it yourself Lazy _____

    This board is basically entertainment. when so few people actually bother backing up their opinions with any credentials (CC is one of the few who has for example), its not worth time wasting alot of effort trying to disprove opinions of people who really don't have the expertise to utter an opinion that should be entitled to deference.



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    Re: How much effort do you put into your posting?

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    I confess, I am usually dismissive of alot of posts and find 'it's not worth my time' because I am an arrogant bastard and its much simpler and intellectually concise to put someone down without participating to a greater extent. It's actually kind of rare when I put significant research into a post.

    How much 'research' fact finding and mental effort do you put into your average post on a 1-5 scale?

    (I'm not saying my posts are empty insult, sometimes I'm just not spurred by the debate)
    I don't always put in the same effort into every post. I would say my posts span the spectrum of effort, depending on what the topic is, what I have to say and who I'm saying it to.

    The more time I have to make a post, interest in the topic and respect for the person I'm responding to, the more effort I put into the post. Sometimes all I do is post a stock "standard issue response" for those n00bs who think they have an original idea which has in fact been beaten to death over the years. I won't even spell-check my posts for some members, while others I'll be sure to include reputable links.

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    Re: How much effort do you put into your posting?

    Typically the "research" I post in threads is from something I've read or learned in the past. If someone provides and article for something I find interesting, I'll likely read it then or later (right now I have about 10 news articles I have queued up for later). Otherwise I just provide my opinion on the issue and read other people's opinions. I enjoy hearing multiple sides; people I sometimes disagree with still have good points.

    Being so young I'm still relatively new to the political scene and have some catching up to do. I try to learn something new every day
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    Re: How much effort do you put into your posting?

    Depends. I've done TONS of research on topics before. I don't do as much as I used to, since I've archived most of my more research-oriented posts and the links that I used to back up my positions. I also have some credentialed personal experience in a number of areas that assists my posting.

    I VERY rarely start my own threads, but when I do, I do a bit more research for them then I do in threads that I am just responding. It also depends on the topic... both my interest level and what I already know about it.
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    Re: How much effort do you put into your posting?

    I usually try to match the effort of the person I'm arguing against, if they put in effort, I will too, if they don't, I won't.
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    Re: How much effort do you put into your posting?

    If I'm knowledgeable in a certain topic I'll say more; if I feel like being specific and precise, I could say more or less depending on what is the most effective.

    In general, it varies.

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    Re: How much effort do you put into your posting?

    I put very little effort in my posts. I mostly while simultaneously doing other kinds of work, so my posts are short and full of errors. Occasionally, I sit down actually work to create a well-constructed argument.

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    Re: How much effort do you put into your posting?

    Not very much.

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    Re: How much effort do you put into your posting?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    I really wasn't being that serious.

    But I can be.

    I'm glad your mother sobered up, serious.
    I know, I just wanted to see how far you would go

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    Re: How much effort do you put into your posting?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I am the same way. In some ways, the idea that every idea is worth listening to and debating irritates me. Some things are obviously stupid and we should, at times, call a spade a spade.
    I thought this about Obama the first time I heard him speak. When I say it in those terms out loud, it just sounds racist...

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