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Why is it that people insist on taking over someone else's question, or hub, for their own soapbox?


Lately I've noticed several questions, and even the occasional hub, where several people answer the question, and one person (not the author either) take over and tell people they are wrong and why, and continue to do this on each answer, and if people defend themselves or the person who answered, they continue to 'preach' (if you will). To me it seems like it's a "I'm RIGHT and you're wrong, and if you don't listen, I'll tell Daddy." hissy-fit. Any other thoughts?

 

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 4 years ago

    Thinking about the people I'm thinking of - this answer makes the most sense.

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    Billie Kelpin 4 years ago

    Sid, I agree with you re: the deeper causes of this, if it exists. As an egotistical person, I don't see it. (Ha!) But to clarify - as a narcissistic, egotistical, selfish person, I'm VERY self-aware. (So I disagree with your statement abt us:)


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    Laura Schneider 4 years ago

    I agree--it seems like there are the positive diversions and the negative diversions on a subject. I like the positive diversions and new perspectives, too.


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    Jacqui (jlpark) 4 years ago

    AS do I on occasion...or when my BP advises me it's time to wander away! Thanks for your answer

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    Laura Schneider 4 years ago

    Deleting them sounds best in such cases, I agree. Converting people's thoughts who are set in their ways rarely happens. People were never taught to think for themselves, political extremists are like sheep following their assigned herd, unthinking.


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    Laura Schneider 4 years ago

    Why would they bother commenting, in those cases, thereby taking the chance of being "wrong" or "threatened"?


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    Jacqui (jlpark) 4 years ago

    True true, and I seem to rfrequent the same ones they do! Thanks for your answer

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    LongTimeMother 4 years ago

    You're right, vrdm. But this forum is predominantly for writers. Shouldn't writers be able to choose their words carefully enough to make their point clearly the first time ... with no need to repeat themselves in someone else's hub or question?


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    Jacqui (jlpark) 4 years ago

    Very true - take the risk to ask the question, deal with the answers

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    Laura Schneider 4 years ago

    I never thought to look to see if someone else had written on the same topic I wanted to write about before. Is there a rule against that on HP, or something wrong with it? "They" say there's nothing new under the sun. Therefore, it seems inevitable.


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    Jacqui (jlpark) 4 years ago

    Not what I meant re: preaching - you're all good!. I know what you mean though - they can't seem to help themselves. Thanks for your answer Billie

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 4 years ago

    Not sure what you mean by this. I'm enjoying the answers - they give good insight into these people.

    If you meant I knew the answer - nope, it's why I asked.

    If you meant why any asks - that's true, but it's rude to take over a question still


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    Jacqui (jlpark) 4 years ago

    Thank you for your answer. Interesting that you can have what one would probably term a 'more grown-up' way of viewing the world, than your parents.

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    Laura Schneider 4 years ago

    I agree, but it seems to me that that should be a dominant trait in our species, shouldn't it? Shouldn't people think for themselves and believe in what they say, considering other (even contrary) evidence along the way?


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