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Old 02-09-2013, 03:17 PM   Topic Starter
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What makes DC a cesspool?

A lighter topic for the weekenders among us:

What makes this forum a cesspool, in your eyes?

We often have people on CP claim that this forum is a cesspool, and they "don't even look in there."

What's keeping people out? What's wrong with this forum?
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:21 PM   #2
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People attack the poster instead of the issue/post.
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:57 PM   #3
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People attack the poster instead of the issue/post.
Thats short and sweet but pretty accurate.

If you like anything that Obama has tried to do, you are immediately labeled and belittled as some kind of moonbat, liberal extreme left communist, socialist big government idiot.

The Right seem to dominate this forum and I fall somewhere in the middle so its difficult to discuss topics without having to wade through all the name calling.

There are some very smart people on both sides of the isle in here which is why I still come in here but it would be nice to have discussions without all the nonsense.
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:04 PM   #4
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It is just like our political system..... lots of naming calling, very little actual listening and nothing ever gets accomplished because people cannot rationally judge another person's point of view.
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Thats short and sweet but pretty accurate.

If you like anything that Obama has tried to do, you are immediately labeled and belittled as some kind of moonbat, liberal extreme left communist, socialist big government idiot.

The Right seem to dominate this forum and I fall somewhere in the middle so its difficult to discuss topics without having to wade through all the name calling.

There are some very smart people on both sides of the isle in here which is why I still come in here but it would be nice to have discussions without all the nonsense.
That about sums it up.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:45 PM   #5
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Thats short and sweet but pretty accurate.

If you like anything that Obama has tried to do, you are immediately labeled and belittled as some kind of moonbat, liberal extreme left communist, socialist big government idiot.

The Right seem to dominate this forum and I fall somewhere in the middle so its difficult to discuss topics without having to wade through all the name calling.

There are some very smart people on both sides of the isle in here which is why I still come in here but it would be nice to have discussions without all the nonsense.
Well to be honest, I don't consider calling something socialist, communist or big govt to be a form belittling. It's calling a spade a spade. Some just don't like those policies. A label is just a form of shorthand for an idea or set of ideas. It just needs to be accurate.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:27 PM   #6
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Well to be honest, I don't consider calling something socialist, communist or big govt to be a form belittling. It's calling a spade a spade. Some just don't like those policies. A label is just a form of shorthand for an idea or set of ideas. It just needs to be accurate.
accurate. You are the farthest thing from accurate in this subsection.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:41 PM   #7
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Well to be honest, I don't consider calling something socialist, communist or big govt to be a form belittling. It's calling a spade a spade. Some just don't like those policies. A label is just a form of shorthand for an idea or set of ideas. It just needs to be accurate.
I don't consider calling someone "detached from reality" (due to an inability to decipher facts from satire) a form of belittling.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:02 PM   #8
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I don't consider calling someone "detached from reality" (due to an inability to decipher facts from satire) a form of belittling.
Depends if they really are. Both sides call that one on each other when the other's views are just far from theirs. It seems the lefties use such things more from my observation. That and "crazy."
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:19 PM   #9
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Thats short and sweet but pretty accurate.

If you like anything that Obama has tried to do, you are immediately labeled and belittled as some kind of moonbat, liberal extreme left communist, socialist big government idiot.

The Right seem to dominate this forum and I fall somewhere in the middle so its difficult to discuss topics without having to wade through all the name calling.

There are some very smart people on both sides of the isle in here which is why I still come in here but it would be nice to have discussions without all the nonsense.
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:41 PM   #10
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A lighter topic for the weekenders among us:

What makes this forum a cesspool, in your eyes?

We often have people on CP claim that this forum is a cesspool, and they "don't even look in there."

What's keeping people out? What's wrong with this forum?
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People attack the poster instead of the issue/post.
Conspiracy nuts. If you think Sandy Hook was even possibly the work of actors on behalf of the govt--you are a cancer.
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People attack the poster instead of the issue/post.
I think the better way to interpret the question is "What makes DC more of a cesspool than the Lounge?" I don't think your criticism is a distinguishing factor.
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The tone, the mean-spiritness, discussing posters instead of issues. Even if you don't start that way, you become what you try to resist as a matter of survival. But some are quite mean.

However, some people just cannot deal with politics due to disagreement and probably avoid it for that reason.
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The tone, the mean-spiritness, discussing posters instead of issues. Even if you don't start that way, you become what you try to resist as a matter of survival. But some are quite mean.

However, some people just cannot deal with politics due to disagreement and probably avoid it for that reason.
Sometimes people make themselves the issue. Such as when they post unsubstantiated BS and refuse to even try to back it up.

Example: More votes than registered voters. Some posters keep repeating stuff like that. When other posters ask for some proof, they go silent. Until they say it again.
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