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Old 03-16-2008, 02:55 AM #1
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Can we stop insulting each other here? I'm reading through some threads, and there's a few people who consistently rely on insults as a means for debate. I don't consider ST: P as the shining example of what online debate should be, but we have a good base of people here who have no problem getting along and engaging in healthy debate.

If you wish to embed hate in your ideologies, there's a good site for that; http://tinylink.com/?32e8VUYJWP (Stormfront)
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Old 03-16-2008, 03:31 AM #2
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I've got no qualms with some lighthearted ball breaking, but I'd really hope that nobody on here actually gets angry while debating. There is a big difference between throwing a few insults for the sake of humor and impact into a solid argument, and making insults the entirety of your argument. I like the vast majority of the regulars around here and enjoy reading your posts. Debate is simply that, debate. It shouldn't ever get to the point where you're getting personal about it because debate has never been about the people involved, but the subject matter and arguments made by said people. I'm guessing not much is going to change though...
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Old 03-16-2008, 04:07 AM #3
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Yeah, I always have a good time. Even though a lot of the new people are rude as hell.
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Old 03-16-2008, 06:40 AM #4
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I've got no qualms with some lighthearted ball breaking, but I'd really hope that nobody on here actually gets angry while debating. There is a big difference between throwing a few insults for the sake of humor and impact into a solid argument, and making insults the entirety of your argument. I like the vast majority of the regulars around here and enjoy reading your posts. Debate is simply that, debate. It shouldn't ever get to the point where you're getting personal about it because debate has never been about the people involved, but the subject matter and arguments made by said people. I'm guessing not much is going to change though...
Ball breaking is good, I do it all the time. But when you being to *hate* people over their beliefs, then that's where the problem begins, and reason ends.
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Old 03-16-2008, 07:48 AM #5
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Hey, I'll be the first to admit that I can be an A-hole a bit too frequently. In my own defense, I usually try to direct rude comments at people who deserve them. In any event, I'm with Swerve. This is an internet political discussion forum so there will always be a little bit of ball-breaking going on. I hope people aren't actually getting angry about the things posted here.

I'm not so egotistical to think that posting on this forum is going to change the way people think about important issues. However, if they see a couple of new perspectives on political issues, that's a good thing.
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Old 03-16-2008, 08:00 AM #6
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Ball breaking is good, I do it all the time. But when you being to *hate* people over their beliefs, then that's where the problem begins, and reason ends.
Yes you do....I'm surprised I have any left....j/k .

I try to hold back insults, but it all depends on how tired I am and how stupid the other person is .
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Old 03-16-2008, 08:53 AM #7
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Its not like anyone who starts out an argument with 'I hate what you stand for' gets taken seriously anyway.

Its not hard to distinguish what's worth responding or ignoring.
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Old 03-16-2008, 12:47 PM #8
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Tell us the truth George, is this because you misspelt Texas?
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Old 03-16-2008, 05:29 PM #9
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Can we stop insulting each other here? I'm reading through some threads, and there's a few people who consistently rely on insults as a means for debate. I don't consider ST: P as the shining example of what online debate should be, but we have a good base of people here who have no problem getting along and engaging in healthy debate.

If you wish to embed hate in your ideologies, there's a good site for that; http://tinylink.com/?32e8VUYJWP (Stormfront)
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Old 03-16-2008, 06:45 PM #10
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Tell us the truth George, is this because you misspelt Texas?
No. I got trolled in that thread. Trolling =/= hate.

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Old 03-16-2008, 08:31 PM #11
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Can we stop insulting each other here?
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Old 03-16-2008, 08:38 PM #12
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Insult will always be a part of debates however I agree with everyone that says that we should use them only to add to the agrument and that they should be light hearted.
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Old 03-16-2008, 09:00 PM #13
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It's mostly the new people that have flocked here.
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Old 03-16-2008, 10:06 PM #14
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It's mostly the new people that have flocked here.
We all start out as a new person, but only a few of us can be relevant regular posters....or at least relevant in their own minds .
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Old 03-16-2008, 10:10 PM #15
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We all start out as a new person, but only a few of us can be relevant regular posters....or at least relevant in their own minds .
Are you trying to imply that I am only a relevant poster in my own mind?
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Old 03-16-2008, 10:23 PM #16
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Are you trying to imply that I am only a relevant poster in my own mind?
You're the only exception to the rule.
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Old 03-17-2008, 12:34 AM #17
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You're the only exception to the rule.
What rule?
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Old 03-17-2008, 12:54 AM #18
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What rule?
THE rule.
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Old 03-17-2008, 03:31 AM #19
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I don't see it?

Maybe I'm the one throwing the insults.

to me.
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:47 PM #20
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But healthy debate can get boring. I rather enjoy some of the ignorant fools who wander in.
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or at least relevant in their own minds .
That's all that matters to me. I feel like I'm better than all of you when I post, and my opinion of myself is all that matters.

Plus Jesus agrees.
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