Arguing on the Internet

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  1. wild05kid05

    wild05kid05 Cook Free or Die

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    I have never been to any debatable forums...


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  2. Type 100

    Type 100 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Quoted for truth.
     
  3. HTWingNut

    HTWingNut Potato

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  4. LIVEFRMNYC

    LIVEFRMNYC Blah Blah Blah!!!

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    Arguing on the webs can be useful. It has increased my WPM by 40%. :)
     
  5. Thierry19

    Thierry19 Coffee enthusiast

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    ahah!

    Main reason why I don't argue on the internet is because I am too lazy. I also find myself unable to express my thoughts properly so I give up. I need to improve my English.
     
  6. brncao

    brncao Notebook Evangelist

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    Endless arguing? Can't recall it ever happening to me. Before arguing against a person, the first thing you want to do is question their philosophical reasoning (counter-questioning) to see what their point of view is. When they answer, question it; keep pulling out as much information out of him you can. Questioning someone is more neutral than if you blast your views at him, which then he'll refute aggressively and endlessly. This is how I can detect whether this person has a strong ego, is ignorant, and/or closed-minded. Save yourself the headache and don't argue with these people unless you don't mind it at all regardless if you can't change their mind.*

    People who are uncertain of their views are easier to persuade than those who are bolted down on their views. Turn your answers into questions and see what they say.

    *Here's the best part. If you keep asking him questions, and he hits a question that he cannot answer (because his next answer will be in conflict with his stance): Bingo, you got him. An ignorant person will most likely try to change topic to avoid it.
     
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    HTWingNut Potato

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    Unmarried people can't hold a candle to married people when it comes to arguments. No contest.
     
  8. KernalPanic

    KernalPanic White Knight

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    Well, it does give you LOTS of practice, but married people are usually arguing against hormones which means there is usually no such thing as a logical victory.

    The correct answer (regardless of gender) is to listen to them. Then find a way to make them feel secure and desired and work out a compromise.

    This isn't exactly good practice for arguing a logical point as that has almost no place in marriage as I know it.
     
  9. ray4jc

    ray4jc Notebook Evangelist

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    But......but....I'm always right.

    argument progression theory -> :realmad: :rolleyes: :eek: :yes:
     
  10. masterchef341

    masterchef341 The guy from The Notebook

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    I disagree.
     
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