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The Good State of Offtopic

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Hygro, Feb 27, 2019.

  1. Hygro

    Hygro soundcloud.com/hygro/

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    It's always been this way one degree or another, as literally every single person has their own take on everything, no one shares the exact same politics etc.

    But.

    I'm noticing strong agreement by peoples in one thread on one topic, strong disagreement by the same people in other threads, with no disintegration into clans.

    A lot of people are taking arguments on their merits and the words expressed. Very conducive to discussion. It's making it really fun to tell you guys how wrong you all are :D Despite some strong recent examples, over all the state of debate here continues to advance. We're able to get charged up and zap one another with the full force of our passions and then pat each other in support as we all shift relative positions in the next thread.

    As to anyone who is concerned with the volume of excitement of activity, threads are getting way longer with more people sticking it out further. Ye olde days of CFC had more threads, shorter threads, and when they got longer, it would be two posters stuck in a loop.

    Carry on my friends.
     
  2. NovaKart

    NovaKart شێری گەورە

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    The old CFC had Petty threads.
     
  3. peter grimes

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    Careful there.
     
  4. Timsup2nothin

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    Richard Petty?
     
  5. Zkribbler

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    Great minds follow along the same track. :high5:
     
  6. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    I don't know what you guys are talking about.
     
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  7. Gori the Grey

    Gori the Grey The Poster

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    Great minds follow along a Petty track.

    Yeah, I think conversation has been good here of late.
     
  8. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Quad B

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    With a couple of persistent and glaringly obvious exceptions I'd agree.
     
  9. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Aging will do that. :)
     
  10. Broken_Erika

    Broken_Erika Nothing

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    Also a shortage of Radioactive Monkeys.....
     
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  11. aimeeandbeatles

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    Who would have thought that a forum about Civilization would be civilized? ;)
     
  12. Lexicus

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    some text to make this conform with rules
     
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  13. hobbsyoyo

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    Agreed.

    There are less voices though.
     
  14. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    Fewer. ;)

    Yes, it's a shame that two people I know from another forum who were assets to OT were basically run off by a pack of bullies. It's a shame that people who were here for years went MIA years ago and have never come back.
     
  15. EnglishEdward

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    I don't know. Some of them may have succeeded in acquiring a real life.instead.
     
  16. Berzerker

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    the flaming has recently declined but not even a thread about the improving climate is immune
     
  17. Timsup2nothin

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    Trolls get flamed, that never changes.
     
  18. Berzerker

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    calling people trolls is trolling according to the mods and you're flaming people who weren't even posting in the thread
     
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  19. Phrossack

    Phrossack Armored Fish and Armored Men

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    We've lost a lot of people over the years and haven't gained many.
     
  20. Lemon Merchant

    Lemon Merchant The Voice in Your Head Moderator

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    That's because the majority of new people on forums are spam-bots instead of real people.
     

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