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    Posted: July 23 2013 at 22:36
Is it me, or does it seem like a lot of the members here are overly critical, easily-offended liberals? Please note that "a lot" does not mean "all" members. I'd probably like these forums a lot more and be much more active if it had a positive environment.

Not trying to offend anyone, just speaking my mind.


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I dunno; I think there are a lot of overly critical, easily-offended conservatives and libertarians as well...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ambient Hurricanes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2013 at 23:08
^Not many conservatives, though LOL.

To answer the OP: no.  Every forum or community of any sort will have "overly critical and easily offended" people, but I have found that most of the regulars here are quite intelligent and reasonable folks, and though we disagree on many things we are able, for the most part, to discuss our differences respectfully.  There are exceptions, of course, and it's true that oftentimes the most negative voices are also the loudest.  But if you're willing to engage in discussion and be respectful about it I think you'll find that you can learn a lot from the people here.  I surely have.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Atavachron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2013 at 23:13
Overly critical easily-offended liberals on a Progrock site?   Next thing you'll tell me is that we may have weed smokers here.

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^Or raving lunatic Rush fanboys!

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What I really appreciate about this forum is that the topics are clear and organized and it's oh-so-easy to avoid the political ones (which I do) because they are specified as such. Look at them at your own risk. Politics destroys music for me.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Aussie-Byrd-Brother Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2013 at 00:37
I'm exactly like Stegor above, it kind of bums me out when I see endless replies in the political sections on here (probably because a lot of it relates to US politics that doesn't concern me `down under' much! ), but I respect how important and fascinating it is to plenty of others.

But I'll see you all pretty much everywhere else!
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Yep, avoiding the political threads might help. 
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I'm with Stegor too.

I stay far away from posting or reading any political discussions on the PA forums because I think it's pointless arguing and a waste of time.  Person A's strong political belief is not going to change Person B's opposite belief no matter how eloquent or convincingly it's stated, so why bother?  I'd rather spend my time talking music.

Speaking of which, I try to read other's posts here always inserting an implied "IMHO" on the first character of the first line Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CPicard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2013 at 03:02
Well, I'm neither a liberal, nor a conservative, but still I'm easily offended and critical - even when dealing with non-political thread.

Especially when dealing with non-political threads.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ProgShine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2013 at 03:16
I've been here for over 8 years. I don't follow stuff everyday like a 'lunatic' (hehehe) but, most of the time you have nice folks and I've found many nice reviewers that you can pay attention to what they write.

But, of course you have the fanboys, the followers of trends and the ones 'you don't know what you're talking about'.

JUst like mentioned before, take a look in which thread you're going and you'll have funand good conversations :D
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jim Garten Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2013 at 03:30
You get a bunch of disparate people together on an open forum with relatively few restrictions (the restrictions there are, are there for a purpose ) & you get arguments, debates, friendships, fall-outs & the whole gamut of human expression - combine this with the internet phenomenon of the keyboard-hero & voila!

Originally posted by Stegor Stegor wrote:

What I really appreciate about this forum is that the topics are clear and organized and it's oh-so-easy to avoid the political ones (which I do) because they are specified as such


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Do you have the same feeling everywhere you look ?
 
If so i just think you cought the McCarthyflu sickness. Its a highly contagious bacteria attacking the brain, its present all over the world, often found in and around churches and military camps, and spread easily in rural and low educated arears, especialy in the united states.
On the other hand, relatively few outbreaks, have been noted in larger cities and near educational buildings.
  
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I personally am offended by the insinuations made by the OP. This is ridiculous and the thread should be closed.
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Originally posted by Throw Sand Throw Sand wrote:

  I'd probably like these forums a lot more and be much more active if it had a positive environment.
I actually felt the same way for a while.  I joined in 2009 but didn't visit regularly until late 2011, because my brief visits gave me the impression that this wasn't really a very friendly or fun place.  But once I started sticking around and interacting with people more, I started making friends, and I can see the good side of this place much more clearly now.  There really are all sorts of people here, but sometimes it takes some time to find the people you personally relate to best.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ClemofNazareth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2013 at 14:32
Dunno, I've been here eight years and have always felt this is one of the more civil forums in the digisphere.  But like several people have already said it you have to pick and choose what conversations you want to get involved with and which folks you want to hang out with.
 
Almost like real life in that respect.
 
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easily offended liberals' doesn't that make you not very liberal?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote aapatsos Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2013 at 14:44
^^ LOL

I can be overly critical and easily-offended but only at times, but I am no liberal LOL


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