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Posted 4/10/15

Balzack wrote:

General Discussion and Extended Discussion probably shouldn't have ever been merged. Now political arguments are way too front and center. It used to be a lot of "OMG HOW DO I GET A GUY TO LIK ME???" sort of BS threads :P


But nobody usually responds to those kinds of threads, so they die immediately.
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Frankly I will participate if it interests me enough. Either that or really needing to express a particular point, maybe I am a fire-starter if I think along those lines.

I mean sure its easy to throw a topic out as bait to start a s*** storm, but I mean since when can we handle civil conversations? Especially over the Internet? Har har har, might as well look at the tiger in the eye and try to give it a good wallop before getting my hand bitten off.
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Posted 4/10/15

Balzack wrote:

General Discussion and Extended Discussion probably shouldn't have ever been merged. Now political arguments are way too front and center. It used to be a lot of "OMG HOW DO I GET A GUY TO LIK ME???" sort of BS threads :P


But how do I get that guy to like me?
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Posted 4/10/15

Sir_jamesalot wrote:


Balzack wrote:

General Discussion and Extended Discussion probably shouldn't have ever been merged. Now political arguments are way too front and center. It used to be a lot of "OMG HOW DO I GET A GUY TO LIK ME???" sort of BS threads :P


But how do I get that guy to like me?


Send him a buddy request on Crunchyroll.
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I am trying to train myself to ignore such threads completely. Unfortunately, I still occasionally get lured in. . .but I recognize that I have a problem and am working diligently to cure myself!
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I try to keep to myself- if a topic looks interesting then I will click but I have to be honest some of the view points other people have lowers my faith in humanity. Going forward I will try to avoid topics where the conversation just goes down the tube. If I could have a civil conversation with someone with a different viewpoint I consider it a win. To be able to have an talk with someone without it devolving into personal attacks is in my opinion the height of proper etiquette.
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People be like : I came here to PvP
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I like to read debates and to debate if the topic interests me. For most things, I'll just hang back and read, but there are a few things that I am too passionate about to stay quiet. Realistically, there is nothing wrong with that or with controversial threads so long as people remain respectful and try to maintain some semblance of logic.

With some of my views, I realize that they are loathed. I realize that quite a few people will hate me or think badly of me for my views, or maybe think I'm trolling. But I trust that there will be at least a few people in the 'audience' who aren't quite so polarized, people that might be swayed to my side of things. Very few though, I know. There could even be the people that I defend reading what I say; perhaps it would make them a bit happier.
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Posted 4/10/15
I almost always read these and sometimes write something. Controversial stuff definitely cures my boredom very well.

Sometimes you can gain something as well if someone actually bothers to make a good response.
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i usually eat a popcorn reading these threads
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If its something I find intersting then why not.
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I tend to ignore them, Crunchyroll, has had an influx of flame bait postings as of late, and it's becoming upsetting and disgusting.

I really wish they would do something about it, But I suppose they won't, because these baiting tactics by trolls seem to always work! Makes me wonder if people are really this stupid or just have nothing better to do, because spotting flame post and trolls are pretty easy for me, not sure why it's hard for others.

But back to my earlier point as to why they won't stop it, more forums post mean higher site activity ranking, which means, better search results in search engines, that translates to more people knowing about Crunchyroll, which in turn means possibly more subscribers for them, at the end of the day, it's all about the money in the end, and you can't blame them, they're a business after all.
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It really depends on the topic I guess. Sometimes I skim through them just to see what other people have said. I think it's great that people have different opinions and I like to see the diversity. However when they start to become a heated political battle and whatnot I usually bow out. I'm here for fun. If I wanted to watch people argue for the sake of arguing I wouldn't be here. You can converse without the hate.
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