I'm not stopping you from cursing, go right ahead. Just don't expect people to take you seriously.
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I just ignore them. If they act like that they're not my friends.
Oh god, I just ignore them until they can talk normally again.
I try to discuss, but if it becomes too much I just back off.
As long as it doesn't become too harsh or anything I'll discuss, sure.
Like, duh? I know more than that douche, I'm not going to back down.
I'm not stopping you from cursing, go right ahead. Just don't expect people to take you seriously.
Seriously, I dare you to go to a forum where anything goes and try and tell posters that it matters.
On this forum, I could understand. The rest of the net? No, sorry.
Yeah, you lost. Not because of foul language, though.
Pretty good question this. :P
Depends, if it's in person... it's impossible to get one over on me, I'm very quick with witty comebacks if need be.
Where as if it's on the internet I usually don't give the person the time of day because people hide behind a front they wouldn't dare in person anyway, it's a pointless confrontation.
~Angels lie to keep control~
Just because a bunch of people curse doesn't mean that it makes it any better during an argument. If people tell you the sky is red, does it make it so? Most of the time it means you've lost your cool. An example would be when someone begins their sentence with "You don't get it you Fing idiot.." it says the person has lost their patience. To me they gave up then and there instead of creating a better post to get their point across.
The people of my age, I think they just have to respect you and you show them you know what you're talking about, and they'll automatically listen to you.
On top of that, don't you think that by using the F bombs you'll be forcing up your opinion onto them? If they shield up, you throw with bombs instead of using your sword? To be honest that sounds pretty lame.
Last edited by Mr. Panda; 06-28-2009 at 10:23 PM.
Not everything is black and white like that.
Eh? You seem under the impression that I'm saying it's the main tool in the toolbox, and that's not the case at all. It's one tool in the toolbox and it has specific uses. If all I needed to was to get folks attention, yeah, a hand signal worked great. If a particular person needs a talkin' to, then they can get one in a civilized and/or stern tone and that'll be the end of it. On the other hand, if I have an unruly kid who is causing serious problems and resorts to shouting, careful use of strong language is a good way to get them to shut up in a hurry. Additionally, there are times when someone needs to know just how bad they screwed up. If you're smart about what you say and how you say it, including the use of course language as the context permits, both of these scenarios can be handled in a way that makes the offender less likely to repeat whatever they did to get the negative attention in the first place.
But then, what I'm talking about has less to do with debates and more to do with getting a point across pronto. Depending on the situation, choice swear words are pretty handy at giving you an opening to get a word in edgewise to someone who either won't shut up or someone who's in need of some serious mentoring. Respect is great to have on your side, and you won't hear me argue any differently. I'm simply pointing out that in limited capacities, swearing is not going to harm your credentials at all, and can help you achieve whatever you're trying to achieve.
So let me ask you . . .
Say you're debating Einstein or Sherlock Holmes on the internet, and he drops the F-bomb multiple times within an argument that pretty much just ensured that you'll be butthurt for weeks.
Did he lose? Has he lost his cool? Yes or No?
I've seen some pretty good arguments on 4chan, before the lowest common denom invaded. Other anime forums, not really.
I notice you're sticking to anime-related forums, and if that's all you know then I can understand that. Most are kiddie, so the F-bomb is a big deal. But once you branch out to other forums, and especially adult-oriented forums - that F-bomb rule of yours fails completely.
That's right. And what I'm saying is that it goes BOTH ways - whether one curses or not has no affect on the argument either way on the net. That's my point.Just because a bunch of people curse doesn't mean that it makes it any better during an argument.
That's where I disagree. Someone throwing the F-word into their argument means nothing. You have to look at the rest of their argument to determine whether they've lost their cool or not - 1 word does not determine this.Most of the time it means you've lost your cool. An example would be when someone begins their sentence with "You don't get it you Fing idiot.." it says the person has lost their patience.
Examples like . . .
So I'm bout to break it the F down.
F outta here with that ilsh.
WTF are you talking about?
Yeah Fing right.
No Fing way buddy.
I mean, there are a thousand ways someone can work the F-bomb into a cool, well-articulated argument. Thousands. Which is why so many people do it and don't think twice about it. Often, it's not intentional. That's key.
If you're attempting to determine someone's state of mind, or state of fail by their using one simple word - I don't think I really need to explain how nonsensical that is, right?
And out of context, do you really think researchers and academics who determine policy debate like goody-two shoes? I certainly don't.
Yeah, on another forum that post ^ would have been riddled with foul language, and I'm as cool as a fan. Maybe that's not how you operate, which is all good. But your way of thinking is just not conducive to net discussion, IMO.
I actually only posted anime forums because this is an anime forum. I can post tech and car forums if you'd like. I'll continue this post later, but I have to sleep for a few hours.
i would ignore and stop talking to that kind of person
This guy that is truly smart, and I mean Yagami Light smart (actually I have come to believe he is Kira), and I were competing to get a spot in the college program as sophomores in high school. He said that I could never get into the program because of how "dumb" I was. Of course at that age any come back could consist of "your mom" and yeah I went there.
A month later, I found out I did get into the program.
Now it's been two years, I graduated from the program, high school, got inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, and got a scholarship to the community college. He was the valedictorian at our high school graduation but since he was illegally residing in this country, he can't even go to school any more.
So how I dealt with him?
I tried my best at everything in the program and I'm actually legally residing here in the long run...
He now has to retake school in Mexico and be slowed down. His superior intelligence got him no where and just merely stroked his ego.
I got a forum for random people. PM if you wanna check it out.
this stuff don't happen to me much but i tell you if it did i wouldn't just let it happen i'm not say be violent about it am just saying prove them wrong
I roll my eyes, groan and shake my head...then laugh a little. Srsly, I dont like know-it-alls. o.o;
"They didn't need to tell eachother. They never needed to tell eachother."
I hate to back down if I know I'm right, but there are people you just can't reason with. I say my piece (Which I have to do or bust!) then let it go.
There's lots of people who can't admit when they're wrong. No one wants to look stupid. It's as simple as that. A person has to prove their statement with solid proof.
~ Aura ~
"If you are near to the dark
I will tell you 'bout the sun
You are here, no escape
From my visions of the world
You will cry all alone
But it does not mean a thing to me ..."
Normally, I just let them go on being imbeciles... I know that I am right and don't need to exert my superiority. Arguing with someone who isn't open to anyone elses opinions even just to listen is sort of like banging your head against a brick wall the wall doesn't budge, and you wind up with a concussion.
well . . .
A. Quote places that matter. (doesn't really like wikipedia)
B. Find tons of other people who will prove my point
C. Walk away
D. Yell at the top of my lungs.
At least one of them works . . .
I dread having to back down from tossers like that......
320 years have passed since the coven sank into the dark
I may have been born in The United States, but running through my veins is 70,000% UK blood.
Here's something from my blog:
um. I'd talk about it, even if it is about wikipedia, but I'd ask for more sources, cause when I start talking about something it might just spark an idea for a story I want to write. So I talk it through. but it seems lately I'm the one saying I know what is better for you, but I don't try and upset the person, it's just hard really trying to explain something, like about God, or a relationship, I've heard of suicidal poeple and I try to help them, but it seems I'm always the one who makes them realise something. Or that I say this is better for you, so when it comes to Gods I read alot and read alot of history and then read wikipedia and try to see what is the difference between the two.
I'll argue with them untill we come to a conclusion, 90% of the time I'm correct not because I'm actually correct but I argue in such a way that confuses the person and makes him see things differentley, it doesn't work on my friends though because they know the trick.
im guilty of doing this sort of thing. i try to be smarter than that person but it never works out
but to tell you the truth im not as harsh as others so how they deal is that they ask me to prove it and i do then they back down, and then get a second opinion
now on the other hand how I handle it is that i know what im talking about and if im for sure this is what i know and that it's true i won't go anything further with it
but if it's stupid then i''ll just drop it, there's no reason to argue about there's glass in glowsticks or not...(for example)
Noel Fieldling+Julian Barrat= Mighty Boosh Love"I"M NOT YOUR BOYFRIEND!!!"-Chowder
It depends whether it's worth disscusing or not.If it's about something I'm sure I'm right then I won't back off,the same with someone talking bad about my family or friends or even a culture or something similar...Otherwise I'll just sigh and say I won't argue anymore since he/she won't listen to other people's opinions...
I say something so complex that they can't immediately reply, most of the time that ends the annoyance. If it doesn't work, I show my scary side
There is darkness and there is light, there is good and there is evil, there is heaven and hell. I'm the one who stands in the twilight in between.
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