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Adam Alexander
02-12-2007, 04:02 PM
When your opinion repeats another post or is off topic, what motivates you to post?

This question comes from a thread I had just started. I asked a question about a particular picture. There were three relevant responses. The rest were argumentative or they were affirming support of the argument.

If you're one of those people that posted, or are one that would post that way, why? Why not start another thread to develop the idea you have instead of biting on someone else's?

SeiserL
02-12-2007, 04:25 PM
When your opinion repeats another post or is off topic, what motivates you to post?
IMHO, some people just perceive things entirely different and want to share their perception. Sometimes that's useful and make me think. Other times it a nuisance at best.

Mike Sigman
02-12-2007, 05:14 PM
When your opinion repeats another post or is off topic, what motivates you to post? Ermmmmm... haven't I asked you the same thing in the past? It's annoying, ain't it?

Mike

Adam Alexander
02-12-2007, 05:46 PM
Lynn, maybe. I suspect there's more to it than just wanting to share.

Mike, I didn't notice where you asked me in the past the same question. I only noticed one thread where you took a joke personally.

would you answer the question at hand? What made you reply to this thread?

SeiserL
02-12-2007, 07:57 PM
Lynn, maybe. I suspect there's more to it than just wanting to share.
There probably is. I just find it useless to attempt to mind read others intent. I would prefer to side step any negative intent on others part and practiced staying focused on my own development, training, and posting.

Adam Alexander
02-12-2007, 10:57 PM
There probably is. I just find it useless to attempt to mind read others intent. I would prefer to side step any negative intent on others part and practiced staying focused on my own development, training, and posting.
I don't think it's malicious in any way. People just act, I'm just looking for a way to get around it.

When I seek info that's important to me, it'd be nice if I knew how to phrase it so that it discourages those who'd post something irrelevant while not being offensive to them.

SeiserL
02-13-2007, 07:44 AM
I don't think it's malicious in any way. People just act, I'm just looking for a way to get around it. When I seek info that's important to me, it'd be nice if I knew how to phrase it so that it discourages those who'd post something irrelevant while not being offensive to them.
IMHO, the only way "around it" is to "get off the line" by not taking yourself or others too personally or too seriously. Listen to the message, not the messenger. Don't give up your center/balance, by deciding who you want to be and the tone of your post and don't let others get you off your game. This is the true discipline and practice.

Ron Tisdale
02-13-2007, 07:53 AM
Hi Jean,

This thread is like hanging a worm on a hook in front of a fish...I tried not to post...I really tried... :D

Seriously though, I think I'm perhaps more guilty of this than anyone. My GF will tell you that I have a rather strange sense of humor, and it often gets the best of me. Sometimes I interject because I see something I think funny. Sometimes, because I think things are too serious, so I try to break things up a bit. Sometimes I get too involved...usually leads to me making an @$$ of myself.

Oh well...I guess I find the forum a more or less friendly place to chat and share in general as well as to discuss aikido. That probably is a little or a lot incorrect...depending on your perspective.

Hope I answered the question,
Best,
Ron

Cady Goldfield
02-13-2007, 10:29 AM
But Ron, those are some of the reasons why we like you!
Oops... I just responded to this thread. But for the record, it was because of Ron! :D

Mike Sigman
02-13-2007, 11:24 AM
My GF will tell you that I have a rather strange sense of humor, Hmmmmmm.... this may be more information than I needed, Ron. ;)

madnomad
02-13-2007, 11:31 AM
I post for the lulz.

Neil Mick
02-13-2007, 08:29 PM
I post for the lulz.

I do it for the same reason as Ron...the chicks really dig it! :D :D