You don't have to mention any names. But I'm curious to know if someone manage to piss you off, and somehow you ended up arguing on the site. The last time I can remember having an online argument was about Dante's design for the new DMC game. I pretty much thought that Dante looked emo and gay at the time. Someone took offensive of what I said and decided to call me out. I don't like arguing on the internet in general. But this person manage to get under my skin, and we got into a small argument.
Yes. But I often start writing a post and then I say...no, it's not worth it. People don't have to know that I disagree with this person, and I don't feel confident enough in my debating abilities that I want to make a thing out of this.
Sometimes I just feel like posting my thoughts, so I do - consequences be damned. I usually try to just ignore the replies because like I said: Not the best debater over here.
It only gets to me when it's about real issues (never video games), but things like gun control and religion and what have you. Some people just...some people.
Oh, and people that don't understand the difference between fact and opinion, and that my opinion can differ from yours without being wrong. What's up with that?
Not really no. I know I'm right and the other guy is wrong, and he knows he's right and that I'm wrong, so why waste time telling each other we are wrong? It never goes anywhere.
Pretty much. A person will get into a argument that will just never end sometimes. Two people can have a different opinion about things, and they will keep trying there hardest just to prove each other wrong. Sometimes it can be funny to watch.
I love to get into arguments but it often ends up badly anyway.
Most people cannot put themselves into someone else's shoes or understand there's more to life than their own experiences.
Sucks to be them, for sure, but I ain't taking time and wasting it on them.
Sure, not so much name-calling left and right, but stuff where it... I dunno, kinda becomes more in-depth and the arguments may turn into 'quoting line by line'. Some of which I've considered were fair discussions, though there's also been plenty of people leaping at me because I happened to dislike a game they're unapologetic fanboys for. Or when I'd call out a fanboy for being a fanboy and, well, that never goes anywhere productive. Sometimes I definitely need to show some damn restraint, though. There's been a few too many occasions where I'll just blow my top - often because of the natural lack of empathy people fail to have that just comes with the territory of this being the internet. Oh, but of course I still admit that I've acted like a complete asshat many a time as well.
Frankly internet arguments are kind of exhausting, especially when it evolves into incredibly long replies made up of 8 paragraphs each. It's often never worth it, either. No matter who 'wins' the discussion.
I can only recall one real major one. It was about Dragon Age II. I was trying to be polite and offer a different opinion while still respecting his but he wouldn't have any of that. He tried his damnedest to make sure his opinion was right and insult me as much as possible. What a prick.
No (at least I think I haven't here), also is never worth it, why? because no one likes to lose an argument and everyone wants to have the last word just so they can say in their heads "yeah! I totally got him I'm smarter than you" , there are those who held their postion in a higher ground than everyone else because somehow they are right, at beast you'll end with an agree to disagree scenario, and the worst thing about it you gain nothing other than getting upset because you read something you didn't like. Once I realize that I stoped getting into arguments with people on the internet.
I didn't think I did but a mod warned me to chill out in a thread once. On the plus side, I got quest progress out of it thanks to my post being quoted by the mod.
I just got some quest progress of people viewing my profile recently. As soon as they look at it all there going to see is clowns.
I'm a cool guy to get along with most of the time. Every now and then I might post something idiotic just to get a rise out of people. That's just me being immature at times just for laughs. But anyway I don't like having conflict or personal grudges with people. Because in the end I don't actually know them, and it will be silly to have an argument with someone over the internet that I don't know. If I ever feel like a conversation is leading to a heated debate.
Then I will just stop talking to the person, or say something to get them to calm down. In the end will all joined the site for fun. Its best not to take everything seriously over what someone says.
No, not really. I've been irritated by some members and felt overwhelmed by the apparent lack of thought shown by others but I've never been legitimately mad with someone and actually gotten into a big argument. It wouldn't solve anything. We're on an online forum. What could possibly happen that would be worth such an effort?
Sometimes, but I always try to be at least a little bit respectful of the other person and think things through. Of course I've had some angry and confrontational posts in the past, so it doesn't always come across that way. It's also sometimes hard to convey a good argument without sounding angry or like an asshole.
I don't think so. A couple of times people have been "attacking" me or otherwise made an opening for a so-called "heated argument". But I'm cool, it doesn't bother me and if I can't find a reasonable way to respond, then I don't answer at all.
It is the mantra of the Brony community after all.
I tend not to get into arguments simply because I've been around message boards long enough to know that people tend to believe that they're always right and rarely, if ever, concede that this may not be the case 100% of the time. That said, I do tend to express unpopular opinions occasionally, such as when I recently stated that 8-4 Play isn't all it's cracked up to be.
Mostly, though, I just don't like to feed trolls.
I argue a lot, because I love it, but idk if I've ever had a "heated" argument online. That implies anger I think, and I'm never angry when I argue unless its with someone really close. I was in an argument on here once that I thought was really annoying however, it wasn't even about anything I think is relevant, its just because the user in question was (is) the worst.
Nah, though I did find the Ren and Stimpy-style .mov movies entertaining enough and we do enjoy needless profanity, violence and general ridiculousness. At heart we are a loving and kind breed, that will fucking murder you in your sleep if you get on our bad side.
That is what forgiveness and toleration is all about after all, isn't it? :D
@DraugenYep. Dude once sent me a nasty PM saying I was wrong about something and called names and whatnot so I just told him to chill out, and promptly deleted the message. If someone gets that mad over a stupid online discussion with strangers then I don't want to have anything to do with them because obviously they have bigger issues that they need to get sorted out.
Meh. I'll gladly express my opinion, but arguing with complete strangers over subjects that usually are petty and asinine if you step back for a moment?
Not worth anyone's time.
Sometimes, you just have to write it out then delete it, very therapeutic:
Yeah that is something I have started doing in the last two years. Youtube comments, forum posts. Its great. I sadly wish I had done it 4 years ago with an ex.....lets just say the words "Crazy Bitch" was used 20 times together.....and there was threats of police.
I try not to get into arguments. I only argue when there is TRUTH. I will not change or debate peoples opinions. Its wrong to. However when pople are morons and dont listen to Truth. Then I give up when it goes to far.
12 years of the internet has taught me these things. It just seems a long time to learn it.