I just read this interesting study that confirms a small minority usually control the flow of information on political discussion boards and that we tend to respond to some people more than others based on who we (other posters) percieve as controlling the flow of information.Answer Question
Answer by adnilm at 3:57 PM on Mar. 24, 2011
HA!! lol....I agree
I answer when the question is something I am interested in
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 4:25 PM on Mar. 24, 2011
Answer by DusterMommy at 4:58 PM on Mar. 24, 2011
I find myself avoiding this section more and more, and especially the posts by those few (the ones that fit your description and seem to "run" this section) whose only goal seems to be to bash Liberals. I get nothing out of them, and those seem to be the most prevalent posts here. If there seems to be a valid question about a topic that interests me, I may check it out, but for the most part, I don't find much on here that's worth discussing--because the "discussion" all too quickly degenerates (if it didn't already start that way) to character assassination and name-calling.
Answer by jsbenkert at 5:18 PM on Mar. 24, 2011
If you peruse other sections of CM, you will find more than a few comments about this particular forum, and those comments seem to reflect what is suggested in OPs question. There is definitely a belief from some that this forum is filled with a handful of malcontents, who rather enjoy devouring those with differing POVs. I do not think we, as a group, treat newbies very well; as if there is some magical "right-of-passage" that allows one to proffer a plausible or valid response.
Answer by Sisteract at 5:19 PM on Mar. 24, 2011
I don't find much on here that's worth discussing--because the "discussion" all too quickly degenerates (if it didn't already start that way) to character assassination and name-calling.
If you want to give a serious and thoughtful answer to the original ?, you have to be one of the first 5 to answer. Beyond that, it's usually just a derailed bash fest- After awhile, that just becomes a big waste of time.
Answer by Sisteract at 5:23 PM on Mar. 24, 2011
Answer by NotPanicking at 5:27 PM on Mar. 24, 2011
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 5:45 PM on Mar. 24, 2011
Answer by tasches at 6:17 PM on Mar. 24, 2011
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