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Why do lots of threads end up with pointless arguments?

Benjimoron Avatar
8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
I'm not sure why but people like to argue on forums, is it because you are hidden behind a computer so no-one knows who you are? Is it because we like to gang up on people?

I can't seem to get out of an argument, people constantly argue back and then complain that you are filling the thread with a pointless argument when it's them who are arguing. You can't leave because as soon as you do it looks like you've lost and have admitted that you were wrong.

Anyone have the answer?
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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
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#1
wtfs your problem

the relgion arugments on fourms are the funniest ones imo
#2
becuase with this many people theres bound to be conflicting opinions...... even though they are all wrong and mine is the only opinion that counts :lol:
#3
why do you have an attitude about this? clearly some people have opinions and wish to share them, some people like antagonising people.

You should just let it be.
#4
I think the 360 is best ;-)
#5
worto03
I think the 360 is best ;-)


lol oh yeah how could i forget
#6
worto03;1918882
I think the 360 is best ;-)

you're wrong, the PS3 kicks ass
#7
Why do lots of threads end up with pointless arguments?


No they don't


Your turn
#8
Anyone have the answer?


Yeah you're a dick :p

I shall now leave this knowing I am right and so have nothing more to say on the subject :lol: ;-)
#9
Religion and HDMI leads, which is probably the same thing for some people ;-)
banned#10
maybe if you stopped causing them they would die down
#11
I agree ther are a few members with a 'god complex' who are ready pounce
#12
Anyone have the answer?

Is it because some people don't know the difference between an argument and a discussion and some people have no idea that there may be another side to an opinion. Also some people think that they couldn't possible be wrong and others manage to get furious if disagreed with and yet others are very happy to have a discussion but really don't like trolling and flippant comments. Some people find it difficult to describe exactly what they mean. Some people just misunderstand what is being said.

Is it because we are people?
banned#13
Probably because words are a poor way of expressing emotion. I'm constantly misunderstood :w00t: :w00t:

Must be even more of a nightmare expressing yourself if you had a bad education so are illegitimate ;-)
#14
csiman
Probably because words are a poor way of expressing emotion. I'm constantly misunderstood :w00t:

Must be even more of a nightmare expressing yourself if you had a bad education so are illegitimate ;-)

hahaha:-D Therapy all round then!
banned#15
chesso
Is it because some people don't know the difference between an argument and a discussion and some people have no idea that there may be another side to an opinion. Also some people think that they couldn't possible be wrong and others manage to get furious if disagreed with and yet others are very happy to have a discussion but really don't like trolling and flippant comments. Some people find it difficult to describe exactly what they mean. Some people just misunderstand what is being said.

Is it because we are people?


here is the answer.... one thing to add is that tone is lost in text as are physical gestures so lots of misinterpreting turns into arguments.

no matter how many smilies are included! :thumbsup:

ps: did anyone else notice that dick wasnt censored in shengis' post?
#16
csiman
Must be even more of a nightmare expressing yourself if you had a bad education so are illegitimate ;-)


You calling me French :thinking:


I never argue, just put my opinion, then people agree that theirs were wrong :whistling:
#17
PapaSmurf
you're wrong, the PS3 kicks ass


FACT
[helper]#18
Shengis

I shall now leave this knowing I am right and so have nothing more to say on the subject :lol: ;-)

Shengis has the answer - "hit and run" - leave your opinion and let others continue the arguement if they want and you get on with something more constructive....
banned#19
imranmaz;1919027
here is the answer.... one thing to add is that tone is lost in text as are physical gestures so lots of misinterpreting turns into arguments.

no matter how many smilies are included! :thumbsup:


Spot on! Plus the fact some people are to ready to click the reply button before considering what they have posted. Yes, I do include myself in this bunch.


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if only it was that easy in my schooldays, then I wouldn't have RSI now ;-)

I'm gonna be on my best behaviour from now on. Feel free to pull me up if I step out of line. The trouble is I come on here after an afternoon pub visit :p

Maybe we need a drunk smilie.
banned#20
gari189;1919075
Shengis has the answer - "hit and run" - leave your opinion and let others continue the arguement if they want and you get on with something more constructive....

Is this why you only have 2,500+ posts or are you a very constructive person :-D
#21
I just hate the fact that if you don't reply it looks like you were wrong. I accept Shengis' opinion in that you can sometimes leave a comment and run, but sometimes you need to continue posting in the same thread so to reply to others and not reply to the argument makes it look like you were wrong.

I often think I won't get drawn into an argument but if you post something like I'm not going to argue as it's pointless then they'll come back with something like I knew I was right!
#22
csiman
Is this why you only have 2,500+ posts or are you a very constructive person :-D


not to argue but he has 2500-
#23
csiman
Spot on! Plus the fact some people are to ready to click the reply button before considering what they have posted. Yes, I do include myself in this bunch.


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if only it was that easy in my schooldays, then I wouldn't have RSI now ;-)

I'm gonna be on my best behaviour from now on. Feel free to pull me up if I step out of line. The trouble is I come on here after an afternoon pub visit :p

Maybe we need a drunk smilie.

I'll just borrow those lines.
Just preface each post with 'I am drunk'
banned#24
chesso;1919179
I'll just borrow those lines.
Just preface each post with 'I am drunk'

Not yet but working on it. It is friday after all :-D

Benjimoron;1919176
not to argue but he has 2500-

I told you I wasn't perfect :p
#25
Do you think there's a little troll inside everyone? Or at least a reasonable amount of people? Are people with high posts counts/rep still considered trolls if they argue?
#26
http://redwing.hutman.net/~mreed/index.htm

There's a pull down menu or a small begin button under it so scroll through the diferent types - most people are guilty of a cross section of these from time to time I think. Some if it's funny reading anyway.
banned#27
ffffffffff
banned#28
Benjimoron;1919263
Do you think there's a little troll inside everyone? Or at least a reasonable amount of people? Are people with high posts counts/rep still considered trolls if they argue?

Oh yes! Trouble is whenever I start a little bit of a wind-up, it backfires and I get trolled :oops:

Gotta change my ways! :?
#29
worto03
http://redwing.hutman.net/~mreed/index.htm

There's a pull down menu or a small begin button under it so scroll through the diferent types - most people are guilty of a cross section of these from time to time I think. Some if it's funny reading anyway.

HAHA!! Toxic Granny !!
#30
csiman
Probably because words are a poor way of expressing emotion. I'm constantly misunderstood :w00t: :w00t:

Must be even more of a nightmare expressing yourself if you had a bad education so are illegitimate ;-)


I don't find it a problem:whistling:
#31
worto03
http://redwing.hutman.net/~mreed/index.htm

There's a pull down menu or a small begin button under it so scroll through the diferent types - most people are guilty of a cross section of these from time to time I think. Some if it's funny reading anyway.


now thats funny....saw a bit of myself in one or two of those....Profundus Maximus??:oops:
#32
csiman
Probably because words are a poor way of expressing emotion. I'm constantly misunderstood :w00t: :w00t:

Must be even more of a nightmare expressing yourself if you had a bad education so are illegitimate ;-)


Do you mean illiterate? :thumbsup:
#33
Agent_Silver
now thats funny....saw a bit of myself in one or two of those....Profundus Maximus??:oops:


Nooo. Haven't tracked your description down!!
Is there a grammarian around?
#34
chesso
Nooo. Haven't tracked your description down!!
Is there a grammarian around?


cheeky fox:friends:
#35
Agent_Silver
cheeky fox:friends:


I thnik you might be Big Cat!!! ( and I know who a few of the other are as well - see NN!!)
Running away now. bye..eee
banned#36
It's often a case of people not being able to read properly, or construct a meaningful sentence when replying. That's certainly the case with the last "bun fight" I got in to!
#37
guv
It's often a case of people not being able to read properly, or construct a meaningful sentence why replying. That's certainly the case with the last "bun fight" I got in to!


You mean "when replying"?

Wasn't the last Barney between you and I? I have to admit I was wrong on that one, well, my first post was right and I stand by it but the other 500 or so were more or less wrong!
banned#38
Benjimoron
You mean "when replying"?!


He he! Typical!:p

Wasn't the last Barney between you and I? I have to admit I was wrong on that one, well, my first post was right and I stand by it but the other 500 or so were more or less wrong!


Haven't a clue! Whatever is said in one thread is irrelivant to me in another. Life's too short to hold grudges over a little dissagrement!
#39
chesso
I thnik you might be Big Cat!!! ( and I know who a few of the other are as well - see NN!!)
Running away now. bye..eee


Like it...I am just one big pussy cat:-D
#40
guv
It's often a case of people not being able to read properly, or construct a meaningful sentence when replying. That's certainly the case with the last "bun fight" I got in to!


Was that the car tax thread???

If it was then the 2 of you were like dogs with bones...........I thought it was hilarious!:-D

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