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What do you get from Able 2 Know?

 
 
Fri 30 May, 2014 08:07 pm
Mostly out of sheer curiosity, I would like to hear thoughts on what value there is in the discussions that occur on this website.

Is there an inherent value in people discussing and/or arguing about things anonymously on a platform such as this?

What is it that you, the user take away from this?

Does it help you think about things from a different viewpoint?

Does it help you just to vent frustration?

What is to be gained here?
 
edgarblythe
 
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Sat 31 May, 2014 08:13 am
I get
Three squares and a cot
Minimum wage
A gold star when I do good
Retirement plan
Choice between burial and cremation
An assured spot in heaven

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eurocelticyankee
 
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Sat 31 May, 2014 08:32 am
@nononono,
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Does it help you think about things from a different viewpoint?
Laughing

It's WW1 all over again around here, everybody well in trenched. boom boom.
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panzade
 
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Sat 31 May, 2014 08:53 am
@nononono,
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Does it help you think about things from a different viewpoint?

Most assuredly and your contributions to the Eliot Rodger thread are a perfect example.
But arguing is only a small part of what goes on at A2K.

I'm partial to a thread where we compare different beers we've tried and I host a humour thread where we make up captions for zany cartoons.

Farmerman hosts a thread on sailing ships and another on war art.
And there are countless others that deal in music, books and nature that are interesting to me.
nononono
 
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Sat 31 May, 2014 09:11 pm
@panzade,
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Most assuredly and your contributions to the Eliot Rodger thread are a perfect example.


That's funny, because I was under the impression that most folks don't appreciate my thoughts there. Perhaps I'm wrong.


I honestly didn't mean this thread in a negative way at all. I was just curious what people think of this site. I rather like it myself.

I hope more folks will post their thoughts about the benefits of discussion in this thread.
panzade
 
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Sat 31 May, 2014 10:52 pm
@nononono,
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That's funny, because I was under the impression that most folks don't appreciate my thoughts there. Perhaps I'm wrong.

They might disagree with you; but they're smart enough to know that without a contrary view this forum would become an echo chamber.
tsarstepan
 
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Sat 31 May, 2014 10:59 pm
@panzade,
panzade wrote:

Quote:
That's funny, because I was under the impression that most folks don't appreciate my thoughts there. Perhaps I'm wrong.

They might disagree with you; but they're smart enough to know that without a contrary view this forum would become an echo chamber.

You say that like an echo chamber is a bad thing:
panzade
 
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Sat 31 May, 2014 11:02 pm
@tsarstepan,
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You say that like an echo chamber is a bad thing:
Very Happy
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