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Lack of Discussion in General Forum Threads
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Posted 6/3/09
is it just me or are the topics that are created in the General Forum, pretty much the same as the ones in the Poll forum?

I mean, when I look through the topics on the first page, all I see a titles such as "Incest. Right or wrong?". These topics are mostly create for people to tell about their view on the topic at hand, but most people that are responding to it are replying with posts such as "I think it's bad". It's not that I put the user at fault, but rather that the topic title and the body are hinting one another just to leave short replies instead of creating a big discussion out of a subject.

Why I complain, you might ask? Well, I see some users bitchin' on other people because they create poll threads in the General Forum, but it's not the real reason. I like forums where there are good discussions. Oh, I also realize that we have an Extended Discussion forum, but it's not very appealing either.

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Posted 6/3/09
maybe people are 2 lazy 2 make polls...or dont know that part of this site exists
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Posted 6/3/09
I spend a fair amount of time in the ED but it's quiet compared to the General.
It seems things are only posted every hours or so, but I was wondering how it's unappealing to you? S:
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Posted 6/3/09
Well, people come here to the general chat forum to talk and stuff with other members, but seing as there aren't really any talking going on. Just people voicing their opinions on certain matters. The extended discussion is better by far, but less popular. So, I think it'd be better to have these two forums as one, sort of and drop the whole "What do you think about the color pink" talk.
Posted 7/26/09
I guess we're just lazy people.
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Posted 6/3/09
Indeed, but the ones in the poll section are VS threads.
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Posted 7/30/09 , edited 7/30/09

Cyberpirate wrote:

is it just me or are the topics that are created in the General Forum, pretty much the same as the ones in the Poll forum?

I mean, when I look through the topics on the first page, all I see a titles such as "Incest. Right or wrong?". These topics are mostly create for people to tell about their view on the topic at hand, but most people that are responding to it are replying with posts such as "I think it's bad". It's not that I put the user at fault, but rather that the topic title and the body are hinting one another just to leave short replies instead of creating a big discussion out of a subject.

Why I complain, you might ask? Well, I see some users bitchin' on other people because they create poll threads in the General Forum, but it's not the real reason. I like forums where there are good discussions. Oh, I also realize that we have an Extended Discussion forum, but it's not very appealing either.

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I totaly agree with you on that point. There's a really huge lack of discussion on the forums. I guess it's beacuse moste of the people here are younger or something. So far i have'nt seen any good discussoin threads. It's as you point out lots of threads that resembel polls.

Edit: Seriously! i just noticed the user DianaTapp. Spams like very thread with some random thing related with thread. Like lol nahh, wtf a smily. That's anoying.
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Posted 7/30/09

Retue wrote:
I totaly agree with you on that point. There's a really huge lack of discussion on the forums. I guess it's beacuse moste of the people here are younger or something. So far i have'nt seen any good discussoin threads. It's as you point out lots of threads that resembel polls.

Edit: Seriously! i just noticed the user DianaTapp. Spams like very thread with some random thing related with thread. Like lol nahh, wtf a smily. That's anoying.


It's a shame isn't it. It would be nice to see a change in that soon. Much more interesting to discuss with someone rather than people saying what they mean about a certain subject.

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Posted 7/30/09

Cyberpirate wrote:


Retue wrote:
I totaly agree with you on that point. There's a really huge lack of discussion on the forums. I guess it's beacuse moste of the people here are younger or something. So far i have'nt seen any good discussoin threads. It's as you point out lots of threads that resembel polls.

Edit: Seriously! i just noticed the user DianaTapp. Spams like very thread with some random thing related with thread. Like lol nahh, wtf a smily. That's anoying.


It's a shame isn't it. It would be nice to see a change in that soon. Much more interesting to discuss with someone rather than people saying what they mean about a certain subject.



Yeap. I like to read some of the threads where people write small stories of some sort related with that topic. Foums are kinda moving at a really fast rate here because of the minispammers that just give a plain answer.
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Posted 7/30/09

Retue wrote:
Yeap. I like to read some of the threads where people write small stories of some sort related with that topic. Foums are kinda moving at a really fast rate here because of the minispammers that just give a plain answer.


I couldn't agree more, that's why I like the Extended Discussion, there are some really deep thoughts in there, but it's rather inactive compared to this forum.

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Posted 7/30/09

Cyberpirate wrote:

I couldn't agree more, that's why I like the Extended Discussion, there are some really deep thoughts in there, but it's rather inactive compared to this forum.



Well it's because it takes much more time to write a good post compared to here. I cant get arsed about writing a really long post about something noone takes seriously.
Posted 7/30/09
Well, I consider General Section as a small talk. It's like common chit chat with friends and whatnot. There would be a little cursing here and there, a little perversion here and there, it's a guy thing, it's a gal thing, ooooh guess what cool thing I have, etc.



While I consider Extended Discussion somewhat a section of sharing info, stubbornness, seriousness, drama, and/or deep thoughts.
In some cases, the topics in ED are too repetitive like a broken tape-recorder. Not to mention, when the topic gets too long, someone would certainly devalue someone's belief irregardless. Then, later, you'll see a post that implies "whatever floats your boat" to make things not turn worse than hell.

You don't want to argue all the time to a smart-alleck who's username already saying "I'm smarter than you" or "this is the Internet. I'm god."





If you're bored and could no longer stand the commotions going on the General section, the forum is subdivided into several categories:
* Entertainment
* Games
* Lifestyle
* International/Culture
* Creative


Pick your poison.
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Posted 7/30/09
Well, it's not like I want people to start arguing over every simple little thing, but a conversation in each and every topic something I'd like to see. That's why I compared this forum to the ED forum.
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Posted 8/13/09
i rather have the extended discussion over general discussion thread.
the discussions in ED are rather "educational" and informative, unlike the discussions in GD which are passive.
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Posted 8/13/09
aren't polls usually questions?
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