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Have you been changed by a2k ?

 
 
fresco
 
Reply Sat 11 Jul, 2009 03:24 am
I think a similar question was asked several years ago to which I replied that I found myself researching areas I had not previously considered. Participating on the philosophy and debate forum has certainly been time consuming, but I think with some positive mental benefits.
 
solipsister
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jul, 2009 03:35 am
@fresco,
yes, and next time i expect talc
Sglass
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jul, 2009 03:50 am
Yes I have changed, I am a lot less inhibited.
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jespah
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jul, 2009 04:12 am
Interesting question. A2K is on my resume, and Robert and I trade recommendations so yes, in that way, it has changed me, but within it has changed me as well.

I have definitely become more patient. I've become better at troubleshooting and tech support and I think those also go along with patience. I've also gotten more calm/accepting of changes.
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roger
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jul, 2009 04:24 am
@fresco,
I've definately become a more critical reader of news and commentary. Grand, sweeping statements and unsupported generalizations usually prompt the question; would this stand up to challenge on a2k?
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jul, 2009 08:04 am
I have learned that I am not as smart as I once thought myself to be. But I have gotten a tad smarter as a result of being on a2k. Beginning with Robert and going down a long list, I could tick off personality after personality that has been of benefit to me. This list would include some members who do not like me and whom I do not like in turn. (You know who you are. Wink )

Also, I did not know how to be friendly and converse online. A2k has been a school for me, just as my job at the apartments was a learning experience in the non cyber world. I will always be a bit standoffish in my approach to most people, but not so much as before.

This is a good place to say, "Thank you, a2k."
aidan
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jul, 2009 08:07 am
@solipsister,
Quote:
yes, and next time i expect talc
Laughing Laughing Laughing
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Mame
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jul, 2009 08:10 am
I don't know if I've been "changed", but as with all things, I've learned a lot about a variety of topics. Learned a lot about people, too. My opinions on some posters have changed over time, as well. Some I avoid like the plague and some just about always make me smile. There is always something on here to interest me.
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jul, 2009 08:24 am
before a2 I thought I was normal.
djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jul, 2009 08:26 am
before a2k
http://www.cvbmontco.com/DOWNLOADS/moco_outdoors.jpg

after a2k
http://www.realclearsports.com/blog/computer%20nerd%20%2B%20Limpet%202%5B1%5D.JPG
OGIONIK
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jul, 2009 08:30 am
@djjd62,
Before a2k i thought id never get the chance to debate philisophical topics with educated people.


After a2k i never want to do it again!


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Mame
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jul, 2009 08:34 am
@dyslexia,
Whyever would you have thought you were normal? You are exceptional.
Shapeless
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jul, 2009 10:38 am
I find it very useful to hear views opposed to mine voiced by people who actually believe them rather than caricatured by those who don't.
Reyn
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jul, 2009 08:39 pm
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:
[...] Also, I did not know how to be friendly and converse online. [...]

You must have come a long way! It certainly doesn't show!
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jul, 2009 08:46 pm
@Reyn,
Good evening, reyn.
roger
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jul, 2009 09:14 pm
@Mame,
Right. Every parent wants their kid to be normal, but not average.

Being a kid is a tough job.
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roger
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jul, 2009 09:15 pm
@Shapeless,
Believe it or not, Shapeless, after all this time I still have no idea of what your views are.
msolga
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jul, 2009 09:22 pm
Have I been changed much by A2K?
Well, I've learned to count to 10, or maybe even sleep on it, before responding to some posts/posters. Wink
I've also learned that the US is a far, far more complicated place (particularly regarding politics & religion) than I'd ever imagined. It's been a learning experience for me. Really.
Shapeless
 
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Reply Sun 12 Jul, 2009 12:14 am
@roger,
I believe it, Roger! When I made the switch from Abuzz to A2K I stopped participating in the heated political/spiritual threads because I lost interest in spinning my wheels so much, but I still follow them and still learn from them.
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roger
 
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Reply Sun 12 Jul, 2009 01:12 am
@msolga,
We're supposed to learn to count to 10? Is that in the Terms of Service? Hey, nobody told me when I joined.

I'd like to say the same, Shapeless, but I haven't the self control.
 

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