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Has CFC Off Topic changed you?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Rossiya, Jan 18, 2007.

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Has CFC Off Topic changed you in any way?

  1. Yes.

    40 vote(s)
    56.3%
  2. No.

    18 vote(s)
    25.4%
  3. Not sure.

    9 vote(s)
    12.7%
  4. I am not aware of myself.

    4 vote(s)
    5.6%
  1. Masquerouge

    Masquerouge Deity

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    Eh. :) If the correct way to shorten "I couln't exactly mesure the influence CFC had on me" is qualify and not quantify, then you're right.
     
  2. Chukchi Husky

    Chukchi Husky Lone Wolf

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    I don't know.
     
  3. Gogf

    Gogf Indescribable

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    I can't imagine that Civfanatics hasn't had some impact on me.
     
  4. Ansar

    Ansar Détente avec l'été

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    I know now that people who are in this forum are very desperate and that I'm not such a lowlife! :)
     
  5. Desmond Hawkins

    Desmond Hawkins Deity

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    I have mellowed out a lot, but I don't know if that is due to CFC or just do to getting older and more mature.

    Probably a combination of the two.
     
  6. .Shane.

    .Shane. Take it like a voter Retired Moderator

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    Its provided me many humerous moments and I've made a couple new e-friends.

    /sheds a tear
    /posts on myspace
     
  7. Civrules

    Civrules We the People

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    No it hasn't changed me but I can say that it has changed.
     
  8. Irish Caesar

    Irish Caesar Yellow Jacket

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    Not a whole lot; at least not more so than any other influence on my life in the last year and a half.
     
  9. Atlas14

    Atlas14 "Sophomoric Troll Master"

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    Certainly it has. I used to be strongly anti-gay rights/marriage, I used to be a lot more conservative, pro George Bush, Creationist (I researched to change my understanding and view, but CFC got me interested in the topic), and I used to be anti-legalization of marijuana.
     
  10. Old Spice

    Old Spice King

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    Yes, and for the worse.
     
  11. Red Door

    Red Door Man of Mayhem

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    I've become slightly more Conservative since visiting OT.
     
  12. greekguy

    greekguy Missed the Boat

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    Yeah, this place has changed me a good deal. I used to be against gay marriage rights, now I'm for civil unions. I used to be anti-flag burning, now I think its a constitutional right. I used to think pot should be illegal, now I think it should be legal. I've also looked at my religious beliefs some and questioned them, although I haven't really changed my religious beliefs at all, just thought more about it.
     
  13. puglover

    puglover Disturber of Worldviews

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    CFC Off-Topic has made me more aware of viewpoints I don't come into contact with often. Three cheers for free expression. :)
     
  14. AL_DA_GREAT

    AL_DA_GREAT amour absinthe révolution

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    It has made me think more and I also realized that the US is very far away. I am happy I found this place.
     
  15. Kan' Sharuminar

    Kan' Sharuminar Fluffy

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    I've become a bit more confident in myself, and more willing to show off what I can do. After all, if you can't be confident in front of a bunch of relatively anonymous people across the internet, then where else can you be? :mischief:

    Also, I got a few new friends from it, and a few free drinks as well. Cheers CFC :thumbsup:
     
  16. Sidhe

    Sidhe Deity

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    I've realised I'm gay, started supporting the BNP, and decide to become a woman.

    Er really no, If I wanted to change myself I'd go to a cognitive therapist. I come here for the dialogue, it's one of the better forums for learning about the way people are in the world. I've been here a short term, who knows I might change at some point.:)
     
  17. Phlegmak

    Phlegmak Deity

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    I've learned to respond to staggeringly stupid people with something other than insults.

    I've seen that some people truly are brainwashed and no amount of evidence to that fact will change them. No reasoning will change their minds.
     
  18. Myzenium

    Myzenium Regent

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    I've met a lot of pleasant people with healthy attitudes on life. I've also met some people who live in denial, and often can't reason past their own expertise. The happy people, I let them be. The arrogant, I give them a piece of my mind, and they often can't digest it. Of course, there are a few people in this forum that I can't comprehend, and that's only because they don't open up their minds. I often don't know how to handle them; sometimes saying nothing to them, sometimes trying to make them talk more. I only wish this place wasn't the place to go to call a total stranger "stupid".
     
  19. Old Spice

    Old Spice King

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    I think you have been brainwashed and no amount of evidence to that fact will change you;)
     
  20. Eran of Arcadia

    Eran of Arcadia Stormin' Mormon Retired Moderator

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    CFC hasn't changed me as much as another message board I visited before my mission, but they switched to paid subscriptions so I am here instead. But CFC has helped me develop an entire alternate philosophy of life that I could use if I lost my faith.

    And in general, it has helped me clarify some of my views - it hasn't shaped my opinion of same sex marriage, for instance, but it helped me define it better.
     

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