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General Discussion Forum » The Pub at MMORPG.COM » During my years on here I have noticed a few things

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  Torgrim

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OP  11/21/12 6:03:49 PM#1

When people "debating" on this site I have seen during years same kind of patten.

People use the word valid a lot

People tend to use the word facts a lot

People tend to use the word  opinion a lot

 

So with these three words why even have a debate when It's like one side and the other and the thread is locked or burried.

Is this what some of you called forum PvP?

Beacuse I don't see a winner.

In PvP there is always a winner

paradox much?

If it's not broken, you are not innovating.

  kadepsyson

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Joined: 5/15/06
Posts: 1966

The doctors say his chances are 50/50...but there's only a 10% chance of that.

11/21/12 6:04:46 PM#2

Your opinion is not valid.   Fact.

Am I doing it right?

El Psy Congroo

  Icewhite

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Joined: 7/11/11
Posts: 6495

Pink, it's like red but not quite.

11/21/12 6:05:20 PM#3
Originally posted by Torgrim

People tend to use the word facts a lot

People tend to use the word  opinion a lot

Not a problem, except when they're reversed.

Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.

  VincerKaden

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Joined: 8/12/06
Posts: 460

11/21/12 6:05:31 PM#4
Your facts are valid in my opinion.

  kadepsyson

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Posts: 1966

The doctors say his chances are 50/50...but there's only a 10% chance of that.

11/21/12 6:06:07 PM#5
Opinions are not valid facts.

El Psy Congroo

  OrsonDiturno

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Joined: 3/07/11
Posts: 36

11/21/12 6:11:10 PM#6
Tho I feel your opinion is valid, I do not consider it as fact.
  kadepsyson

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Posts: 1966

The doctors say his chances are 50/50...but there's only a 10% chance of that.

11/21/12 6:13:42 PM#7
Originally posted by OrsonDiturno
Tho I feel your opinion is valid, I do not consider it as fact.

While I am unsure what Thor Industries, Inc. has to do with this thread on opinions, it is a valid listing on the NYSE, and that's a fact.

El Psy Congroo

  Helleri

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Joined: 5/26/08
Posts: 766

“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.”- Henry Ford

11/21/12 8:10:35 PM#8
Originally posted by kadepsyson

Your opinion is not valid.   Fact.

Am I doing it right?

RoFl!

Did the OP expect anything more then being trolled is the real question.

People like to argue. and maybe a topic dies, caps out, or gets locked... but we do take something from it. And eventually (the hope is) with revisiting it  we get better at making our arguments. One day their may be a clear winner. but, probably not...but it doesn;t matter because again... people like to argue.

 

Also I believe this thread to be off-topic.


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  User Deleted
11/21/12 8:21:09 PM#9

My personal favorite is when 90% is thrown around to solidify a pov.

  tort0429

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Posts: 293

11/21/12 8:31:03 PM#10

Actually, the fact is, while reading this thread I couldn't help notice the sexy Star Trek chick ad.   Now that's a fact!!!

 

  niceguy3978

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Joined: 6/14/06
Posts: 1994

11/21/12 8:32:57 PM#11
Originally posted by Foomerang

My personal favorite is when 90% is thrown around to solidify a pov.

My favorite is when people use the word "we" like they represent some organized group that they are leading in revolt.

  Jakdstripper

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Joined: 2/14/10
Posts: 2114

11/21/12 8:52:08 PM#12
ahh....Winning....duh....
  Scot

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Posts: 5244

11/22/12 4:12:45 AM#13
All hobbies have their buzz words and in-words. Ours are quite accessible to the layman, which is good for newbies.
  Elsabolts

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11/22/12 4:16:04 AM#14
  Gassy_the_Goblin

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Joined: 11/16/12
Posts: 16

11/25/12 9:30:53 AM#15

The Curiosity Rover has discovered life on Mars, -opinion rumor.

Homer could eat the Curiosity Rover, -fact.

http://trialsofascension.com

  Loktofeit

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Currently playing EVE, SMITE, Project Gorgon, and Combat Arms

11/25/12 9:35:09 AM#16
Originally posted by kadepsyson
Opinions are not valid facts.

There are a lot of people here that don't quite understand that. Nor do they understand if "my definition" differs from "the definition" then their "definition" is opinion not fact.

"And wikipedia is as accurate as Britannica. Wikipedia is very reliable. You would be hard pressed to find a more reliable source for these kinds of things." -fivoroth

  Icewhite

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Pink, it's like red but not quite.

11/25/12 9:44:23 AM#17
Originally posted by Loktofeit
Originally posted by kadepsyson
Opinions are not valid facts.

There are a lot of people here that don't quite understand that. Nor do they understand if "my definition" differs from "the definition" then their "definition" is opinion not fact.

"definition" is like "insanity", society gets the deciding vote.  But on the Internet, definitions and facts are both...much more flexible...

I can imagine the poor guys on Oxford English Dictionary committees getting drunken phone calls in the middle of the night-- "Listen, I say Nigel is wrong, but he says he's right.  I got a fiver riding on this one!"

Maybe internet argument websites need a "bet adjudicator" system.  "Your CC is on file, put your money where your mouth is,  All decisions made by our moderation crew, and are final.  Whiners will be perma-banned."

Unadvertised feature: Pressing the "Go" button to reach the Bet Adjudication System instantly locks whatever thread you're in, as it has clearly reached the "shouting at each other" point.

Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.

  Dibdabs

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Joined: 5/29/08
Posts: 2454

11/25/12 4:27:41 PM#18
Originally posted by Torgrim

When people "debating" on this site I have seen during years same kind of patten.

People use the word valid a lot

People tend to use the word facts a lot

People tend to use the word  opinion a lot

It took you years to notice?

  Corehaven

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Joined: 7/27/11
Posts: 1574

I swear by my pretty floral bonnet, I will end you.

11/25/12 4:32:01 PM#19

I think there's just a lot of "whining" going on, and there are too many "whiners". 

 

I swear I hate those words beyond all others. 

 

And yes I'm "whining" about it.