View Poll Results: Is the forum too heated in your opinion?

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  • No, could do with more heat!

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  • It's just fine as it is.

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Thread: Forum "temperature"

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by Trousers View Post
    Only really intelligent people can see the Emperor's new clothes you know!
    Oh - that's what it was? I thought he was just queueing to see Wittybird for his Imperial Birthday Present....

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Oh. I am enjoying this thread. That probably means that I'm argumentative and stupid though!

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by MartinHarper View Post
    You're just jealous that I look better in a skirt than you.
    true !!


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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkles View Post
    It's a shame there's so much 'heated debate' (in terms of personal attacks) but the comfort I take from that is that people really care about things - if they didn't care they wouldn't bother to speak up.
    Yes some threads get heated because people care about that subject - but other times its just stirring and being unpleasant because some people seem to find some sort of pleasure in that.
    Quote Originally Posted by TheTramp View Post
    But I don't want the forum to turn (back?) into a lovey, dovey place, where everyone is just 'nice' to everyone else, and there's no real interesting discussion....
    No - but when a thread turns nasty any interesting discussion gets lost in the vitriol and most of the people whose opinion I would like to read on the subject simply stop posting on that thread.

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by Lynn View Post
    Yes some threads get heated because people care about that subject - but other times its just stirring and being unpleasant because some people seem to find some sort of pleasure in that. ...
    Yes. The parts I usually don't like are when someone who feels passionately about their subject crosses swords with someone who is just out for an 'intellectual' ping pong match and simply wants to score points, rather than being strongly opinionated or trying to understand the other point of view. This is when the 'arguments' become an excuse to selectively quote others and lack integrity. These diminish the forum as they prevent others from wanting to share their opinions, since they will be treated with the contempt they do not deserve.

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by Lynn View Post
    No - but when a thread turns nasty any interesting discussion gets lost in the vitriol and most of the people whose opinion I would like to read on the subject simply stop posting on that thread.
    Why does the fact that I said that I'm quite happy with non-personal arguments, mean that people are assuming that I condone things like the above.

    Well-reasoned arguments on the subject are interesting. Vitriol isn't. End of story.....

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    absolutely gutted i missed the action on this thread. Worked too hard today clearly. Never mind, i'll catch the next one... anyone got any popcorn left

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by MartinHarper View Post
    You're just jealous that I look better in a skirt than you.
    This is a complete flight of fancy. I look better in short skirts than most people as they show off my best assets

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy McGregor View Post
    This is a complete flight of fancy. I look better in short skirts than most people as they show off my best assets
    are we talking about Lory's photo again
    (sorry Andy couldn't resist it !)


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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by Minnie M View Post
    are we talking about Lory's photo again
    (sorry Andy couldn't resist it !)
    What photo is this?!?!?

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by Ceroc Jock View Post
    What photo is this?!?!?
    The photo is one I took at Southport of Mr McGregor, bent over, in a pearl G-string, showing rather more of his 'assets' than he intended or anyone else really wanted to see, for that matter!
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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by Lory View Post
    The photo is one I took at Southport of Mr McGregor, bent over, in a pearl G-string, showing rather more of his 'assets' than he intended or anyone else really wanted to see, for that matter!
    Yeah. Thanks. Why do people do things like this to me when I've just eaten!!

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by TheTramp View Post
    Why does the fact that I said that I'm quite happy with non-personal arguments, mean that people are assuming that I condone things like the above.

    Well-reasoned arguments on the subject are interesting. Vitriol isn't. End of story.....
    Not meaning you specifically - more that your comment is one sometimes used as an excuse to just be harsh for the sake of it 'we don't want to be all lovey-dovey so lets just attack each other instead'.

    I agree that people can disagree.

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    I think people who tend to be seen as disrespectful (hence add to the 'heat' of the forum) are for various sort of reasons which can include:
    - wanting to be funny (at what can be felt the expense of somebody else),
    - wanting to be noticed, just spicing things up a bit - there's been lots of those lately
    - being very passionate/emotional about a topic and not willing to consider a totally different point of view
    - just not understanding somebody else (usually associated with one or both of the parties intellectual abilities and their skill at expressing clearly their opinions, as others have said) and reacting disproportionately
    - plain rudeness/ignorance which reveals more about the poster than anybody towards whom the attack is addressed.
    - cultural / languages differences, i.e. British people tend to be seen as quite reserved and polite in comparison to continental Europeans. Also people for whom English is not their first language can use words whose meaning they don't fully understand.

    Of course, there are also very disrespectful people who just try to put other people in boxes

    I usually find that once you have sorted out which one the 'hot' poster might be, it's easier to find the appropriate response. Of course you could just get it all wrong and worsen things .

    The forum is made of the same people you see at work, at home, out socialising etc. There's plenty of different styles, plenty of different reasons why people behave the way they do, and that's just fine - they're all valid.

    I'm happy with the forum the way it is, I don't get involved in heated debates if I don't want to (or am just not feeling funny/passionate enough to post), and like most when bored I find they usually make a fun reading.

    But I do regret that some people find the forum / some posters so rude that they would not dare posting, or worse, leave and deprive us of their enlightened contributions. (DavidB comes to mind... )

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Where are all the voters?

    I thought this was a contentious issue, but we've only got 16 people voting

    Come on, you lazy lot, get out there and VOTE!

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidJames View Post

    Come on, you lazy lot, get out there and VOTE!
    No can't be bothered it's a private poll

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by WittyBird View Post
    No can't be bothered it's a private poll
    In the words of the great Al Murray: "My thread, my rules"

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    I voted.

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by Juju View Post
    I voted.

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by Juju View Post
    I voted.
    See, you say that...

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    Do I get rep?
    Amazingly, I've just run out - again, twice in two weeks.

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