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11. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

sam, sam. i am perfectly on my place at your website, man. so don;t ask me to leave this community:(. but I think that there should be different kind of personalities just like in a real community. I mean...should we all become holy beans? and besides....if a moderator has a problem? why I never hear that?

12. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Quoting mim

I've noticed over the few years I've spent on tp (and the internet in general) that people feel far less inhibited in sharing strong opinions on anything and everything.

What I want to know is, how do you feel in general when someone shares their opinion with you when it wasn't asked for?

Do you enjoy a debate or does it all just irritate the hell out of you?

come on! share your opinions ;)

Whether I mind and/or enjoy it depends on how much I respect the person giving the unasked for opinion.

But why do u think that people give their opinion in a less inhibited way, on the internet? How many people have u met in person, that u know from the internet?

I am also curious, as to why u titled this thread moral impostition. This is the off topic, so it is surely not an imposition, when people talk about whatever subject they are interested in?

[ Edit: Edited on May 13, 2007, at 12:18 AM by Mel. ]

13. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

Look, if this site and it's members can put up with me, then I'm sure you, Wouterrr and Utrecht, have very little to worry about.

14. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Quoting james

Look, if this site and it's members can put up with me, then I'm sure you, Wouterrr and Utrecht, have very little to worry about.


James the godfather;)
So give some tips if u will

[ Edit: Edited on May 13, 2007, at 5:30 AM by wouterrr ]

15. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Quoting james

Look, if this site and it's members can put up with me, then I'm sure you, Wouterrr and Utrecht, have very little to worry about.

You could be dutch James...

16. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

Quoting Utrecht

Quoting james

Look, if this site and it's members can put up with me, then I'm sure you, Wouterrr and Utrecht, have very little to worry about.

You could be dutch James...

I'll take that as a compliment - I think

17. Posted by mohit_sa (Full Member 59 posts) 9y

Hi All,

I've caught the discussion bug for the first time here on TP. All of you are respected members of TP and have been on these forums for a long time, so I cant comment on whats been going on.

Personally, I just love these forums, whether I read something I agree with or not, be it travel related or just discussing ALIENS. :) I think it is the best thing about TP where anybody is free to express their opinions and, of course, their opinions about other opinions. Even this thread is a classic example of the freedom of speech expressed on TP.

Mohit

18. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Quoting mim

I've noticed over the few years I've spent on tp (and the internet in general) that people feel far less inhibited in sharing strong opinions on anything and everything.

What I want to know is, how do you feel in general when someone shares their opinion with you when it wasn't asked for?

Do you enjoy a debate or does it all just irritate the hell out of you?

I have been rereading this thread, and have come to the conclusion, that the topic in itself is sharing a strong opinion, which was unasked for.
And yes, it does irritate the hell out of me, as u suggested it might.
It also seems to irritate the hell out of some others, judging by some of the posts, in this thread.

I suggest one of 2 possible solutions:
1. Since your opinion does not contain rascism, sexism, foul language, lewdness, or name calling u should be allowed to expess it. Others should also be allowed to express their opinions, under the same conditions.
2. The following new forum rule should be adopted, by everybody
Bland Topics Only

[ Edit: Edited on May 14, 2007, at 6:23 AM by Mel. ]

19. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Quoting Utrecht

Quoting Isadora

I have a problem with someone just offering up their opinion on politics or health-related issues because we seem to rarely agree.

I understand this if it is irrelevant to the debate, but if the subject is about politics or health, is it problem that you don't agree? If we all agree, what's the need?

I should have been more precise in my comment...

Over the past few years, the majority of unsolicited political discussions have begun with comments such as, "You're an American. Your president is an asshole and your government sucks." or "I see you're running out of people to shoot at home so you invaded Iraq." I must admit, those are great ice-breakers for generating insightful discussion... Rarely does someone pose a question or make a non-aggressive comment to initiate the debate. Maybe it's just me, but my patience wears quite thin when the entire discussion is spent on the defensive. I will gladly debate politics when it is an exchange of ideas/opinions, but not when it begins in a highly combative way.

As for health-related issues and medicine in general - again, I am open to discussion and debate. And again, most of the people who start debates with me also are aware of my background in the medical field. Quite often, though less so than with political topics, I find the discussions beginning with accusations about my past work being wrong, how quilty I must feel for having worked in certain industries and the list goes on. If you wish to comment on something truly worthwhile, such as HIV/AIDS, healthcare reform, etc. then I will be more than willing to participate.

20. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 9y

There's a whole lot of research into this subject:

Paper 1

Paper 2

Book 1

Paper 3

Paper 4

Paper 5

[ Edit: Edited on May 14, 2007, at 9:14 AM by Q' ]