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Thread: Insensible postings.
01-20-2009, 01:04 AM #103
actually, i believe this illustrates Oldhands point very well. I understand that people may be looking at threads, and then wonder why one post says something, and the rest of the posts after say something else entirely unrelated. it probaably would reduce orderliness as well.
Last edited by Oldhand; 01-20-2009 at 01:14 AM.
01-20-2009, 01:16 AM #104
In fact, just imagine if the original post in this thread were to be edited now to include some other bewilderingly altered content
01-20-2009, 06:49 AM #105
01-20-2009, 07:15 AM #106
Ahem, it would be quite a feat to get one's opinion across without using 'I'
01-20-2009, 07:54 AM #107
methinks that's quite easily done.
01-20-2009, 08:09 AM #108
01-20-2009, 12:59 PM #109
I think the editing posts discussion was thoroughly discussed in this (Locked) thread.
I think the discussion of ways of expressing opinions is becoming "insensible"
01-20-2009, 01:16 PM #110
As in, "The lady doth protest too much, methinks." (Hamlet).
And actually, "me" is the accusative/dative case of the first-person singular personal pronoun (see grammatical cases). You would be correct to call it an "objective pronoun", but not an "objective case".
...I only mention this because we're being pedantic.
Last edited by Gollum; 01-20-2009 at 01:25 PM.
01-20-2009, 04:37 PM #111
It is meant for us to use the 'I' and/or 'YOU' less, but not never at all
It is meant for us to use the words 'I' and 'YOU' less, but not never at all.
This post is done without using the 'I's' and/or the 'YOU's'.
But seriously talking about this matter, sometimes when posters are challenging each other's opinions, their personal attacks can become more pronounced, while the topic of discussion is lost.
01-20-2009, 07:30 PM #112
Did I say 'methinks' is a pronoun'?
You do need to read carefully.
This webpage should be enlightening, methinks
Please see the first entry.
1. the objective case of I, used as a direct or indirect object.
01-20-2009, 09:14 PM #113
I think you are in the wrong forum. You should be in the English language forum.
01-22-2009, 12:36 PM #114
See, I managed to avoid using "I" or "you" in this post, thereby removing any element of a personal attack (apparently).
...oh. Nuts, it's harder than it looks, isn't it. You should be as ashamed as I am for failing to live up to your own peace-making guidelines. I am sorry for being such a cantankerous smart-arse, and hope I will do better next time.
02-13-2009, 02:11 PM #115
This is a perfect example of kwun was talking about. This discussion became an argument, and strayed off topic. I read earlier someone mentioned that topics should be kept on track and perhaps allow 1 or 2 posts that go off topic for the sake of fun. While that sounds reasonable in theory, in practice it will never work. Everyone wants the last say, and if the last permitted post was an attack one someone, they would want to post back to defend themselves, and eventually the the 2-3 straying limit would be ignored. Its quite ironic that it were to happen in this thread.
Also a lot of people also seem to complain about when people post new threads about questions that were asked earlier. While i don't post new threads myself knowing the answer is probably already out there somewhere, i am often reluctant to read 20 pages of posts about who thinks they speak better english, or play a better game of badminton, before i figure out where i can find a good instructor, or what stores to stear clear of etc.
baisically, everyone needs to refrain from boosting their ego, or defending their online reputation by not getting into personal arguments in a thread about not getting into perosnal arguments, or rackets, or strings etc.
02-14-2009, 10:04 AM #116
Why our discussions can become an argument and strayed off topic?
This is correct.
When BCers are attacking other BCers, they are trying to boost their own ego, and, when BCers are defending themselves, they feel that their ego has been attacked.
IMHO, in a forum, is best for us to just ask/answer to the topic on hand. We are given the opportunity to state/share our opinions/ideas.
Perhaps the best example is when we witness a newspaper/radio/television interview. In an interview, the interviewer asks the questions, and the the interviewee answers them. An interviewer is only interested to know what the interviewee thinks. The interviewee only answers the question on hand. And an argument is seldom encountered at an interview.
In our BC forum, it is quite different. It can become rowdy/noisy. This is because many BCers forget to read the 'Thread Title', which is what our thread opener wished to discuss. Many BCers just read the last few posts and talk about them. Therefore, very often we have found that we have strayed off topic.
12-10-2009, 07:56 PM #117
you can add a voting poll like:
Who thinks this is important:
Who thinks this is random:
12-10-2009, 09:50 PM #118
01-13-2011, 07:23 AM #119
I came to this thread from a link in a random thread. It sums up exactly what has been happening in a thread I am in.
An original post was on topic, but was misread and the whole thread shifted to opinions on the misread situation, 'Insensible' based on the thread title but a friendly discussion on the situation. The most 'Insensible' posts were posts by people saying 'get back on topic' but having no input to the thread topic either.
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