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Do you ever have strong opinions on OCUK Threads or User comments?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ice Tea, 27 Jun 2020.

  1. Ice Tea

    Mobster

    Joined: 1 Nov 2004

    Posts: 3,442

    Followed by the feeling that you just can't be arsed to get involved so you don't bother posting , I wondered if it was just me or if others felt the same?
     
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  2. Bouton Aide

    Caporegime

    Joined: 9 Aug 2008

    Posts: 25,471

    Involved with what? A post? No.
     
  3. DXP55

    Mobster

    Joined: 5 Aug 2013

    Posts: 4,424

    Location: Shropshire

    Not you - I feel the same - just can't be assed to talk to knowalls even if they are wrong - Also it's not just on here but on a lot of forums I have been on.

    On one, I and a lot of other members left at the same time but have noticed after looking in a few times after 5 yrs the Mods got their finger out and cleaned it up but even now I still get the bad taste.
     
  4. SideWinder

    Consigliere

    Joined: 12 Jun 2004

    Posts: 149,182

    Location: NW5

    There have been occasions I have started to reply to someone then changed my mind (recently!). I've been here a while so seen it all kick off quite a few times but only more recently have I become "active" again.

    Certainly feels more calm/mature than a few years ago. :p
     
  5. BongoHunter

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Apr 2014

    Posts: 1,936

    I feel the same, I do post in some threads but there's a lot of things I write and then delete before posting - as theres no point replying to some comments - you're not going to change their mind :)

    This quote sums it up nicely
     
  6. Dyson

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Jan 2007

    Posts: 4,626

    Location: Dorset

    I'm the same, sometimes I'll start to write a reply, then think it's not worth the following arguments.

    OP, you are not alone :D
     
  7. Tony Edwards

    Soldato

    Joined: 4 Feb 2018

    Posts: 5,072

    Sometimes wrongs just have to be righted.
     
  8. TonTom

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Apr 2018

    Posts: 1,046

    I feel this way daily.
     
  9. PapaLazaru

    Capodecina

    Joined: 23 Dec 2009

    Posts: 17,690

    Location: RG8

    It's the same people arguing about the same stuff and it goes round and round and nobody is prepared to listen to the other side so I try not to.
     
  10. sgavan

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Oct 2013

    Posts: 1,728

    Sometimes feel like replying to things but often wouldn't improve things so don't bother, some places, not here, it's like arguing with the radio :)
     
  11. SideWinder

    Consigliere

    Joined: 12 Jun 2004

    Posts: 149,182

    Location: NW5

    So everyone who has replied has basically said the same...waiting for that first person to say the opposite. :D
     
  12. Andrew_McP

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    Joined: 21 Apr 2003

    Posts: 2,818

    Location: South North West

    Ghost posts are a way of life for me, everywhere. Hopefully by the time I've got halfway through typing a reply, I've calmed down and just can't be bothe...
     
  13. adolf hamster

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2012

    Posts: 7,299

    can be hard to tell on here whether you're arguing with someone with heartfelt belief in their viewpoint or someone who's just arguing for the sake of a bit of drama/entertainment.

    sometimes it's better just to quit while you're ahead.
     
  14. Diddums

    Capodecina

    Joined: 24 Oct 2012

    Posts: 19,808

    Location: London

    No, I never argue on the internet.
     
  15. robfosters

    Caporegime

    Joined: 1 Dec 2010

    Posts: 35,370

    Location: Welling, London

    There’s a select group of posters on here who are just so set in their views, it’s not worth engaging with them. They’ll persistently accuse you of being wrong on an issue and unable to consider others views, when they are like a brick wall and believe their view should be unchallenged.
     
  16. billysielu

    Capodecina

    Joined: 9 Aug 2009

    Posts: 11,702

    Location: Oxfordshire

    Yeah I'm generally repulsed by anything in Speaker's Corner. Unfortunately the site doesn't let you configure New Posts to only show the categories your interested in. In the end I asked to be banned from Speaker's Corner to avoid constantly getting annoyed.
     
  17. drakulton

    Hitman

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  18. platinum87

    Mobster

    Joined: 25 Nov 2007

    Posts: 4,978

    Location: London

    Arguing for the sake of it is the only way to go about it.

    How can you argue with someones belief system, if they could agree to your argument on the topic they would have already reached that themselves.

    Whatever belief or opinion you have, its wrong, once you acknowledge that, you can move to the next level.
     
  19. kaiowas

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 10,212

    Location: Castle Anthrax

    I was going to, but I couldn’t bothered with the aggro.
     
  20. Tony Edwards

    Soldato

    Joined: 4 Feb 2018

    Posts: 5,072

    Hah