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27-02-2012, 07:23 PM
Why do forums exist?
Communication seems to be the hardest learned skill for most of us.

We tend to use undefined terms, unspecified premises, different sets of facts and/or pseudo-facts, we get emotional, we get off on trigger words, we miss half or more of the arguments of our partner, we totally misunderstand those that we don't miss, we go around in circles, we never resolve anything.

The big question, of course, considering how bad we are at it, why do we still keep trying?

Damn if I know! Big Grin
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27-02-2012, 07:34 PM
RE: Why do forums exist?
Because we get somewhere with it. A sense of resolution is possible. And learning from others is beneficial. Also, a sense of community is important to our wellbeing.

Sometimes, also, it's best not to over-complicate things. There can be beauty in simplicity.

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27-02-2012, 07:56 PM
RE: Why do forums exist?
(27-02-2012 07:23 PM)Zat Wrote:  Communication seems to be the hardest learned skill for most of us.
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The big question, of course, considering how bad we are at it, why do we still keep trying?

Practice makes perfect.

As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
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Your shadow at morning striding behind you
Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you;
I will show you fear in a handful of dust.
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27-02-2012, 08:14 PM
RE: Why do forums exist?
because, no matter how bad we're at it, it's the only tool we have to try to get better Big Grin

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27-02-2012, 11:56 PM
RE: Why do forums exist?
I'm just here for the chicks. Blush

It was just a fucking apple man, we're sorry okay? Please stop the madness Laugh out load
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28-02-2012, 12:10 AM
RE: Why do forums exist?
(27-02-2012 11:56 PM)Erxomai Wrote:  I'm just here for the chicks. Blush

I suspect that there are other fora that cater for those tastes

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28-02-2012, 12:15 AM
RE: Why do forums exist?
(28-02-2012 12:10 AM)DLJ Wrote:  
(27-02-2012 11:56 PM)Erxomai Wrote:  I'm just here for the chicks. Blush

I suspect that there are other fora that cater for those tastes

Yeah, but I've already been banned from all of those fora.

It was just a fucking apple man, we're sorry okay? Please stop the madness Laugh out load
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28-02-2012, 12:21 AM
RE: Why do forums exist?
Stop saying "fora." It sounds wrong in my head.

So many cats, so few good recipes.
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28-02-2012, 12:22 AM
RE: Why do forums exist?
(28-02-2012 12:21 AM)Stark Raving Wrote:  Stop saying "fora." It sounds wrong in my head.

What would you give FOR A cessation of the use of that word? Big Grin

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28-02-2012, 12:24 AM
RE: Why do forums exist?
How bout I give ya the privledge of keeping all your teeth ya wiseass.

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