View Poll Results: I view other posters as

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  • Primarily an individual

    24 75.00%
  • Representing an ideology (mine or not mine)

    9 28.13%
  • Primarily part of a group

    5 15.63%
  • Someone to understand

    17 53.13%
  • Someone to learn from

    13 40.63%
  • Someone to be prevail against

    8 25.00%
  • A chance for a relationship

    3 9.38%
  • Interesting

    16 50.00%
  • Uninteresting

    7 21.88%
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    Re: Your view of other posters

    It just depends on the poster. Some I view as individuals, and others I view as mouthpieces for a particular ideology without an original thought in their heads. Some I've learned from, and others I've taught (or tried to). Some I love to argue with just because it's easy to beat them. Some are interesting and others are dull as a beige room. We've pretty much got the whole spectrum on here.
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    Re: Your view of other posters

    Quote Originally Posted by Walter View Post
    It can all be summed up in one word, "Entertainment". All those positions presented are moot and meaningless. Who needs the respect of anyone that hides behind the anonymity of a keyboard, what do you gain by besting or refuting that anonymity? There is only one valid reason to visit sites such as this....entertainment, anyone that thinks they are benefited by anything that is presented in the pretentious world of cyber space has some very serious issues to begin with.
    You don't think you can learn from books? How is a view point from a forum different from a view point from a book? Books can be written by pretentious people too.

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    Re: Your view of other posters

    I don't think many of us think about the person sitting at a computer. I think that is why many(sometimes me included) find it so easy to be rude when responding to posts. I think we would communicate differently if we were looking each other in the eye.
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    Re: Your view of other posters

    Quote Originally Posted by Walter View Post
    It can all be summed up in one word, "Entertainment". All those positions presented are moot and meaningless. Who needs the respect of anyone that hides behind the anonymity of a keyboard, what do you gain by besting or refuting that anonymity? There is only one valid reason to visit sites such as this....entertainment, anyone that thinks they are benefited by anything that is presented in the pretentious world of cyber space has some very serious issues to begin with.
    Interesting view. Totally disagree with the bolded sentence above. I've learned a great deal in cyberspace -- even on this forum, in particular. If you can honestly say you haven't, well, maybe you already know it all... ;-)
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    Re: Your view of other posters

    I love the frantic cassandras-the ones who take their posting too seriously be it the google whores who spend hours amassing "facts" to support their opinions to the "because I am ernest my hysterics actually matter"



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    Re: Your view of other posters

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I love the frantic cassandras-the ones who take their posting too seriously be it the google whores who spend hours amassing "facts" to support their opinions to the "because I am ernest my hysterics actually matter"
    Better than the people who base their opinions off cable news or talk radio.

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    Re: Your view of other posters

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    I view them as pixels.
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    Re: Your view of other posters

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Interesting view. Totally disagree with the bolded sentence above. I've learned a great deal in cyberspace -- even on this forum, in particular. If you can honestly say you haven't, well, maybe you already know it all... ;-)
    This is a maturity problem.. I'd found that the more I think I know, the less I actually do...
    And to category men as conservatives, liberals...this simply works not...men are individuals, women too.

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    Re: Your view of other posters

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    Better than the people who base their opinions off cable news or talk radio.
    as opposed to what the union says?

    to claim someone else has an opinion based on a news show suggests you spend a lot of time watching said shows



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    Re: Your view of other posters

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    as opposed to what the union says?

    to claim someone else has an opinion based on a news show suggests you spend a lot of time watching said shows
    I don't watch them: but I can tell when someone gets their information there. And as for Union opinions? I honestly don't know anyone who belongs to a union, so I wouldn't know what the union opinion is (although I could guess). I know a few people who are guild-members (WGA, SAG to be exact), but there much "looser" in comparison to traditional union, although they do set pay scales.

    Anyway, with those who watch cable news or listen to talk radio; it's pretty easy to tell, because it becomes not only a shared opinion; it becomes shared terminology. Certain things that comes from this area enter the larger lexicon (Obamacare, for instance). Other terms do not (Feminazi) and it becomes obvious that opinion is being shaped by listening to a certain commentator.

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