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Old 7th May 2012, 03:55 PM   #81
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Originally Posted by truethat View Post
I think if you've been a poster for a long time or have many posts that should be an indication of something.
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Old 7th May 2012, 03:57 PM   #82
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That you are not newly trolling, people generally have an idea about your past posting. It's one thing if a newbie starts asking questions about Christianity for example, and quite another if I do or someone else who is a well known atheist. Then it just comes across as stupid to me.
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Old 7th May 2012, 08:24 PM   #83
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Well.. I learned a lesson yesterday.

I noticed a thread on this section that was started by a new person and the replies she received were.. I thought.. were very dismissive and not receptive so I stepped in.. I ended in "thread purgatory" where the argumentative folks go. Rightly so...

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It was not or did not seem like "Auto Woo" to me but just seemed like the "veterans" were making fun of the fact that she was new and did not know things about how the Board worked. What is nice now is that others have stepped up in the thread and genuinely seem to be helpful and friendly.

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Old 7th May 2012, 11:46 PM   #84
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Originally Posted by AttorneyTom View Post
Well.. I learned a lesson yesterday.

I noticed a thread on this section that was started by a new person and the replies she received were.. I thought.. were very dismissive and not receptive so I stepped in.. I ended in "thread purgatory" where the argumentative folks go. Rightly so...

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It was not or did not seem like "Auto Woo" to me but just seemed like the "veterans" were making fun of the fact that she was new and did not know things about how the Board worked. What is nice now is that others have stepped up in the thread and genuinely seem to be helpful and friendly.
I've just taken a look at the abandon all hope section for the thread you're talking about. I think you misunderstood the situation there. Ieatthedead (another new person) explains it well, if you want to take another look.
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Old 8th May 2012, 05:53 PM   #85
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I did. Yes.. misunderstood. Guilty.
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Old 10th May 2012, 03:58 PM   #86
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I think to some degree this is the rule of thumb on any well established forum. Invariably as a newb, everyone already had the discussion you want to have six months ago, and will wave it off or point you to the old one, but a lot of the time there will also be other noobs, or people who missed the last go-round, will take up the call, or even the same people who want more practice at it. After all, reason and critical thinking aren't like riding a bike, use em or lose em. Take the opportunity to address a debate differently, or wave it off and look for something interesting Even though this is probably a kinder forum than most, all have a kind of "baptism by fire" period of inestimable length. If you can't take old members saying "go away, the thing you like is dumb" I'd seek other noninternet means of socialization.
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Old 10th May 2012, 06:20 PM   #87
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I think to some degree this is the rule of thumb on any well established forum. Invariably as a newb, everyone already had the discussion you want to have six months ago, and will wave it off or point you to the old one, but a lot of the time there will also be other noobs, or people who missed the last go-round, will take up the call, or even the same people who want more practice at it. After all, reason and critical thinking aren't like riding a bike, use em or lose em. Take the opportunity to address a debate differently, or wave it off and look for something interesting Even though this is probably a kinder forum than most, all have a kind of "baptism by fire" period of inestimable length. If you can't take old members saying "go away, the thing you like is dumb" I'd seek other noninternet means of socialization.
Well.. I cannot disagree with any of that.

Hi Jre, and welcome !
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Originally Posted by AttorneyTom View Post
Yes.. not a fan of the " Defend Your Opinion" mindset.

I have learned some things since I have been here and certainly there are some very clever and intelligent folks that regularly post on the Boards.. which is fun !
Welcome! Btw...
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Old 11th May 2012, 02:42 PM   #89
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Thank You FSM !
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