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Posted: 11/3/2009 12:00:47 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/3/2009 12:12:13 PM EST by bluefalcon]
We’ve had several threads today about controversial topics (drug law, DUI law, abortion) that crop up from time to time here. Some folks are quick to jump in with the “Not this shit again” pic or something about a shitstorm but do not actually add anything to the discussion. Funny how folks take topics they hate and bump them back to the top by posting retarded shit in the thread. Personally, I like reading threads that cover controversial topics because I can better understand the views of people who disagree with me and these threads help me develop better arguments to support my own views. As much shit as we talk about GD, most folks make pretty well reasoned arguments (by the way, if you’re nodding your head thinking you made a good point, then I’m probably not talking about you )

So the question is: Do you like reading threads about controversial topics?
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 12:01:49 PM EST
Controversial threads keep GD interesting and the Mods busy.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 12:03:34 PM EST
I like em, they tend to bring out the Trojan Horse lefty's here on ARFCOM.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 12:03:57 PM EST
I don't have a problem with controversy; it'll either interest me, or not. ((shrugs))

Link Posted: 11/3/2009 12:05:06 PM EST
I'm not a huge fan of it as it usually tempts me to say things better left unsaid.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 12:08:22 PM EST
I would not be here without them.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 12:10:21 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 12:12:07 PM EST
Sure. I just hate the ones that end up 6 pages long and full of nothing more than giant walls of quotes from people going back and forth. When I hit that part I usually click the back button.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 12:13:42 PM EST
I like them because it lets me know who claims to be pro freedom/conservative/libertarian but really they are just a pro union/fudd/PETA/pro abortion/big government/democrat, I have to avoid those types.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 12:14:02 PM EST
Originally Posted By novaDAK:
Sure. I just hate the ones that end up 6 pages long and full of nothing more than giant walls of quotes from people going back and forth. When I hit that part I usually click the back button.







me too






Link Posted: 11/3/2009 12:14:20 PM EST
IBTL
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 1:06:32 PM EST
I like being able to discuss opinions, but some people get very angry because someone disagrees with them.
There is any number of reasons for thinking something, and learning other peoples thoughts is a benifit in the long run. Don't know why people have to beat each other down to prove something.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 1:08:33 PM EST
Sometimes
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 1:10:01 PM EST
Originally Posted By BBossman:
I like em, they tend to bring out the Trojan Horse lefty's here on ARFCOM.


you beat me to it about the socialist here

Link Posted: 11/3/2009 1:13:35 PM EST
I like them but I'm always careful when the mods participate or things get nasty.

I like to think I know when to fold 'em...

I'm here for fun, info and be with like minds. Not to make enemies.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 1:14:32 PM EST
controversial threads are the most interesting threads
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 1:17:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By Beachjumper12:
I like them but I'm always careful when the mods participate or things get nasty.

I like to think I know when to fold 'em...

I'm here for fun, info and be with like minds. Not to make enemies.

Can't be anymore concise or accurate than that. Well put, me too.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 1:19:37 PM EST
I would not know anything about this topic.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 1:22:13 PM EST
They keep things interesting.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 1:23:20 PM EST
Just checking in.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 1:24:46 PM EST
I usually only spectate but I like them.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 1:24:48 PM EST
Yes because they make me think about my positions and evaluate why I hold them.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 1:25:06 PM EST
Why can't we just all get along?

Jane
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 1:25:22 PM EST
It outs the libtards, freaks and dumbasses. So yes, yes I do.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 1:27:26 PM EST
How about this one: http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=950602

Better get in quick, because it won't be around forever.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 1:28:47 PM EST
Originally Posted By vermont2nd:
How about this one: http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=950602

Better get in quick, because it won't be around forever.


Any luck and they will ban him, he's done this stuff before.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 1:44:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By votefromrooftops:
Originally Posted By BBossman:
I like em, they tend to bring out the Trojan Horse lefty's here on ARFCOM.


you beat me to it about the socialist here


Socialists with ARs?Have the lines been broken ? Are we overrun?
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 1:52:55 PM EST
drama is good.
Carefully thought out posts that give readers something to think about are good.
Differing points of view are good.


Dickheads that debase intelligent conversation down to the point of personal attacks are bad

ps... if its a dupe, I will pass over it. I wont rag on the OP by calling him/her a troll or posting that retarded 'cool story bro' cartoon..........
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 1:58:12 PM EST
I read them, I don't post in them though.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 2:13:06 PM EST
IBD_A
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 2:18:27 PM EST
If it's a new topic, then yes.

If it's the same old BS, then the OP is a troll.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 2:20:01 PM EST
i get annoyed by all the pro-choice / anti-choice threads
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 2:22:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By novaDAK:
Sure. I just hate the ones that end up 6 pages long and full of nothing more than giant walls of quotes from people going back and forth. When I hit that part I usually click the back button.


Link Posted: 11/3/2009 2:37:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/3/2009 2:38:22 PM EST by ZekeMenuar]
It depends.

Most of the threads with controversial topics usually turn into patented ARFCOM pissing contests.
The usual suspects show up, beat their chests and fling internet feces at each other. Those threads have no value for me.

If people with most of their brain cells functioning show up and present rational, logical points of view, then it's worth watching or even participating in such a thread.

Those threads are few and far between.

Link Posted: 11/3/2009 2:38:34 PM EST
You mean like bell bottoms?
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 2:47:00 PM EST
It is funny when you wake up the next morning and the thread has vanished from your 'Subscribed Topics'.

Martin Luther King threads are a good example. They all end up hitting the memory hole, usually sooner rather than later.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 2:47:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/3/2009 2:56:37 PM EST by paris-dakar]
Double Tap, but I just read the 'Dog Dick Anal Penetration' thread, what a hoot.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 2:50:38 PM EST
Sure......
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 2:53:52 PM EST
hell yeah I love um!

fuck bu.... I mean FUCK OBAMA

Cover secure.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 2:55:11 PM EST
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