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I was thinking Lesh needed something, too.<br><br>Cheers, iRock<br>There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and [Unix] BSD. We don't believe this to be a coincidence.<br>Jeremy S. Anderson
I started doing the same thing as Sean has done...just staying away.<br><br>What is the old saying that is probably in the process of coming true for those types of posts...they will "only be preaching to the choir?”<br><br>
The problem over at MC is, they have Sooooooo many people that the political/serious posts are just everywhere... you can't avoid them. They are also suffering from the fact that there hasn't been anything new in the Mac world lately, so there isn't a lot of activity in the "support" forums.<br><br>I probably wouldn't mind a few "serious" posts over here, because we don't have so many people that it gets to the point where you can't follow.<br><br><br>[color:red]What? I don't understand. What?</font color=red>
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C'mon, Sean...when have you EVER known me to start a political thread?<br><br>It was all in good fun....I think you've seen me around long enough to know the hijinks I'm capable of...<br><br>So what's wrong with a little 'made you look' once in a while? Helps me practice my tag-line writing skills...<br><br>I am DEFINITELY staying away from all things political, though.<br><br>[color:orange]Hey! Wait a 'minute'....</font color=orange>
i have never known you to start one. <br><br>i rarely start them myself -- i never did prior to the MC forum split. now, i tend to get most involved in political threads when education is part of the discussion. if i feel i can add a new viewpoint to a discussion or see a topic that i feel is being misrepresented, i might enter other political threads, too -- in fact, i often participate as a learning exercise. i have a set of beliefs that i know are not shared by everyone. it is nice to test my beliefs when i can hear an opposing viewpoint and learn the types of evidence being used against my beliefs. knowing the opposition can help me to make my case stronger in the future in other discussions elsewhere...i like to feel i am growing as a person; i like to feel educated on current events and not merely being fed what i should believe from a brief news report on tv. in the end, it's all about participating in threads that you enjoy. there is nothing wrong with the "made you look" or one word response-type threads as long as there are people enjoying them. it's apparent that they are enjoyable. me, i prefer using iChat for that chit-chat-type discussion. the macminute room is pretty cool. <br><br>[color:blue] -sean</font color=blue>
Agreed- I somewhat resent the "All Americans are naive and unaware of your own foreign policy" attitude I seem to encounter at every turn, but like you I do love the spirit of the debate..<br><br><br>[color:orange]Hey! Wait a 'minute'....</font color=orange>
I love debate too. But, is it really a debate going on over there or agenda-driven people who are inviting kindred spirits to join in? Don't get me wrong, there are many really good folks over there and some post here too. But, my politics, my religion and my race are all areas that I must be very careful who I share with. Heck, I even avoided politics with my dad. <br><br>I bet you can name each "serious" poster and be able to tell what and who they have issues with. In other words, debates usually begin with an objective topic and both sides discuss the topic without rancor. I don't like being reminded that I am a member of a minority when I already am one as a mac person. I see a tone over there that makes me feel very uncomfortable and I am certain that I am not the only one. It really has nothing to do with debate, but to me is the droning on and on about the same things. Some are so obsessed that they even have their signature in the mix.<br>I say to them fine, go ahead and vent if it makes you feel better, but don't call it a debate or discussion. When it is venomous and bigoted, I will opt out.<br>Here, the lounge has a personality that is light, fun and loaded with people of good cheer.<br>Sorry, I am being very selfish because I need to lighten up on a regular basis. Those of you with stressful jobs and lives know exactly what I mean. I want to be judged as a human being and there is just not enough room for me to give a full and heartfelt statement of who I am. Just believe me when I say that this place makes me feel welcome.<br>What do they say about friendshiip? " feeling safe without words spoken or deeds done"<br><br>
I too have an extremely stressful job. I need to get away from all the stress to maintain my sanity, what's left of it. This place makes me feel welcome and I feel free to express myself in a way I cannot elsewhere. It's not that I don't visit other forums but this one is the only one which I do most of my posting now. I'm nothing but a lurker elsewhere.<br><br><br><br>
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