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Do you think forums are worth joining?
I find a lot of forums deteriorate into fighting matches. What do you think?
Hi Til!! Good question.....are forums WORTH joining? Hmmmmm......the wording of your question, helps me out quite a bit, with my reply.
I have joined several forums for a comment or two...and with some, I have followed along through most of it. It really all depends. It especially depends on the subject matter. It's fairly obvious to me, that some questions are posed, specifically to stir people up and start a war. Very stupid move, but it is done quite a bit.
I steer completely away from the "Religion" My-God's-Better-Than-Your-God, tirades. Those are simply ignorant and near-insane. The only thing I would love to post in the middle of those, directed at everyone involved, is SHUT-UP!!
On the other hand, no matter how acceptable & interesting the subject may be, there are always those "few, unique" individuals, who manage to get into insults and arguments any way. What I witness at those times, is that 95% of participants, totally ignore the troublemaker...and continue on track, without even acknowledging their ignorant comment. and that's actually the best way to get them to leave.
I've had some fun on a few forums and enjoyed learning all the different views that we share.
Bottom line? Choose your forums wisely...and then, choose to stay or leave, depending on your own comfort zone.....Disagreement and debate is OK too...as long as everyone can remain mature and civil. We ALL have our limits and our moments.......I get a little scared on some of them.....scared of EFFER, because you never know when she's gonna bite back!.....Good to see you, Your Highness!! Love ya, Paula
Ah your highest highness, not only a good answer but so very wonderful to see you back! Been missing you and your witty comments.
The truth is I'm back, but not really...I'm here and there, but mostly not here. I'm looking forward togetting back in the swing, fully, as soon as my spirit tells me it's a GO! Love ya gf....Effer
I think some of them have merit, and there are just soooo many. Who has time to stay in tune with all of them along with facebook, twitter etc. You can keep busy just taking care of these sites. However if you have a special interest and want to learn more..then that makes sense.
I join forums on topics of my interest where I don't get into problems. These forums usually are about travel destinations, pets, wildlife conservation, etc.
However, sometimes, in order to carry my message into enemy line, I join hostile forums too. An example would be joining a forum on hunting (wolves). I continue with my pro-conservation messages, but never giving away sanity, no matter how hostile the posters get. I use logic, data, research pieces, etc. to prove my point. But I only join hostile forums if I have experience from the other sides as well. In this case, it would be my hunting experience (yes I gave up hunting at a tender age of 21 lol).
Hostile forums could be great to put your messages across and to provide support to those who are fighting for the same cause, provided you have total control over your emotions :-)
Otoh, I leave forums as soon as they start showing signs of becoming locking of the horns.
I'm sure there are good forums to join, but after some dispute with degrading monitors I stay away from all of them now. I do enjoy these question and answer pages which I find more interesting than any forum could be. Of course this only my opinion, by all means experiment and see what you find out there. Please let us know when you find the good ones.
I'm involved in a couple of forums that are in the niche that my website caters to. Because they are in the home improvement arena they have proven very valuable and not argumentative. I'm also in an internet marketing forum that has proven the same. I've been in hobby forums as well that were very good.
I tend to stay away from forums that are based on ideologies, faith, politics, and sports. Way too much infighting, hot head opinions and mind numbing crap.
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