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Do the ways people field questions or handle commentary on Fluther fascinate you?

Asked by Hypocrisy_Central (22082 points ) May 6th, 2014

Are you fascinated by how people handle commentary, dialogue, debate or field questions, or get around to not answering the questions? Are you more fascinated by just the questions themselves?

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Imadethisupwithnoforethought's avatar

I am always fascinated when people get upset by stuff I cannot believe would upset me.

I reread these threads asking myself what exactly did they internalize as an attack? Did they have a self esteem issue that is being exposed that no one else knew about? I read them over and over trying to figure out what happened to make them lash out.

turtlesandbox's avatar

The amount of time people spend arguing with the same people, over and over, for months and months amazes me.

Reading Fluther questions is like watching orangutans at the zoo throwing poo at each other in one moment, then picking off bugs and helping each other the next.

Crazydawg's avatar

People are moody and shit happens. IMO not worth micro analyzing unless you have nothing better to do.

ucme's avatar

They’re just questions, I don’t give a shit who asks them.
I think it’s fucking hilarious that people refuse to answer questions posted by someone they don’t like, really…this shit means that much to you?
Equally amusing are the morons who treat this place as a pissing contest, constantly spewing out negative crap in order to feed their need for confrontation.
Fluther has always had that element, it’s the internet after all.

wildpotato's avatar

Sometimes, yes. For example, here I see a straightforward, often asked and easily answered question by students in logic and moral philosophy, and apparently everyone else sees an opportunity to jump all over a potentially interesting new member and call him or her a psychopath. I find it odd.

Crazydawg's avatar

@wildpotato He/she got 8 ga’s most I have seen so far. Plus some very interesting answers.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

@wildpotato For example, here I see a straightforward, often asked and easily answered question by students in logic and moral philosophy, and apparently everyone else sees an opportunity to jump all over a potentially interesting new member and call him or her a psychopath.
In short, that question challenged the sacred cow of some people. Some people have to believe the Golden Rule is true and pure as men apply it. If it is busted or flawed that has to point back to mankind, and if so, how can it be fixed by the very people who busted it? That would point to where some people do not want to go; the supernatural. People of logic scientific minds do not want to consider anything of the supernatural because it cannot be seen, felt, measured, weighed or smelled. The best way not to have that possibility to even be entertained is to attack the question or the questioner as flawed; if they are flawed the question has to be flawed, thus incorrect or invalid at its core. The napalm and white phosphorous dropped in that thread left me with no wonder and I was not surprised.

ibstubro's avatar

FINALLY, @wildpotato let’s loose the agenda behind the question.

DipanshiK's avatar

Fluther is great for healthy discussions. But sometimes I see the most stupid questions..like questions which cannot be answered , that’s what I think. And some of the answers straight up make no cordinace with the questions. Otherwise it’s wonderful.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

@DipanshiK But sometimes I see the most stupid questions..like questions which cannot be answered , that’s what I think. And some of the answers straight up make no cordinace with the questions.
Hey, you are a quick study, you will be out of Fluther 101 into advance Fluther 102 BS in no time. It takes some people many months to come to that realization if they ever get it. Way to go, really. :-)

Dutchess_III's avatar

What amazes me is when people take comments personally, when you weren’t even talking to, or about, them!

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