That political and policy questions like this:
Could barely scrape up 2 pages of replies to discuss fact-based issues,
while drama/fluff questions like this:
easily go 5 to 10 pages or more? For those who are so insistent that people are purposely derailing questions to be "bullies", where is the participation in those serious questions to begin with? When one side of a debate only shows up for the drama questions, why do you think it looks like that's all that ever gets discussed here?
Despite the disagreement - it HAS always been like this, (which is why I went back that far for those) and there are hundreds of more examples if you just pick a date range and go read through some questions. If you're so insistent that there needs to be more actual debate, where is your contribution to actual debate?
Chicks dig drama.
Answer by Friday at 4:41 PM on Feb. 4, 2011
Hmmm, you're very biased in the ones you chose. How about the bash on Nancy Pelosi? I recall a few weeks ago there was one to "add funniest" quote to match the photo. Why is that in this section and not "just for fun" ?? What does a post like that accomplish?
It goes both ways NP. I see often the very first reply picking on the poster for the way she asked the question, or ridiculing her because it wasn't a question - she has the right to post and discuss the topic of her choice, adding "your thoughts" is a death sentence with some of you ladies. From what I've seen a handful of women treat others with disrespect right off the bat.
People are generalizing about the content of all the questions, despite not bothering to even read most of them?
I can't speak for everyone. I can only speak for myself. Whether or not I open a question depends on several factors. Sometimes, it depends on who posted it. If I'm not in the sparring mood, or if I simply don't want to deal with ignorance, I'll avoid looking at a particular person's question at all. If I'm in the mood for silliness, I'll check posts like "Who's crazier"--I don't try to pass myself off as an intellectual snob who only looks at "serious" questions. But it's still a fact that I'll avoid many questions if the "nasties" are out in full force, simply looking for a fight, rather than a debate.
Answer by jsbenkert at 4:36 PM on Feb. 4, 2011
Therefore they resort to the progressive/liberal rules of debate. Attack the source, attack the op, yet never address the issue
Both sides pull that crap, it's not exclusive to Liberals or any other group. There are good and bad on both sides neither holds the franchise on crapulence.
Answer by Friday at 4:46 PM on Feb. 4, 2011
Also, I like this section. I don't have a lot of time in the day (I work) and I don't watch much news... so I come here to actually learn something... I don't respond as often as I want because of the way people misinterpret what I am saying and as I said before there are some really bitchy ladies that have no clue how to debate. Why waste my time and theirs? I often refuse to post when I start reading and I see it's just a high school drama fest. I didn't participate in bullying then I certainly won't now in my 40's.
Answer by parrishsky at 4:16 PM on Feb. 4, 2011
Answer by parrishsky at 6:46 PM on Feb. 4, 2011
Answer by parrishsky at 4:20 PM on Feb. 4, 2011
Answer by UpSheRises at 4:43 PM on Feb. 4, 2011
Answer by LoriKeet at 4:53 PM on Feb. 4, 2011