Of Challenges and History

United States
February 17, 2016 12:44am CST
I am not a real big fan of the challenges that have been going around mylot lately. Now I am not saying I havent' participated in one (the younger you challenge) but for the most part I don't find them interesting. However, tonight whilst researching random things, I thought about executing my own challenge. This one will have a lot of disclaimer's. Obviously you do not want to really write an "article" type thing, nor do you want to copy and paste (against the guidelines) excessively. I know that there are several of us here who are interested in history. I thought that it would be interesting to bring this into challenge form. Research anything you wish but it has to be historical in nature. Write about it (in your own words) here and if there are any applicable sources to help us learn more about it than add those in. Obviously don't comment here with your findings but rather make your own discussion with the things you find. Tag me or not, I am sure I will find it nonetheless. I tend to be active on discussions of oddities and history alike. What say you? DO you think you'll participate? How do you feel about challenges overall?
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• United States
17 Feb 16
I am definitely not a fan of challenges.
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• United Kingdom
17 Feb 16
Life itself is a challenge at times!
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• United States
17 Feb 16
@Orson_Kart Isn't it Orson? Would you like to challenge me to a see whos the fittest challenge? ahha
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• United Kingdom
17 Feb 16
@TiarasOceanView Fattest or fittest? You really don't want to challenge a racing snake, do you?
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@Mike197602 (13937)
• United Kingdom
17 Feb 16
I'm not a fan of the challenges but think there couldbe a place for them if they ever sectioned of the site a bit. I do like history but have to be quite motivated to put a discussion up...I'm more of a responder than a starter.
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@Mike197602 (13937)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum yes that's a fair point. I'm maybe more in favour of less specific categories but I'd like some. Like people who write nice poetry on here...good content but not my thing...maybe have a creative category or something. Then one for current affairs and one for controversial topics I've just posted a discussion about becoming bland because I feel, in some ways, this site is becoming too nice and people (me included) don't want to express their genuine opinions in case they offend. One of the categories could be a sort of factual one or a research one where people with various interests could find each other a little easier. Sometimes nice discussions do get buried with new ones coming up all the time.
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• United States
18 Feb 16
@Mike197602 As it is, I think the tags serve the purpose of finding worthy discussions, but not always. People aren't tagging the discussions as well as they could be, atleast as far as i've noticed.
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@Mike197602 (13937)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum I'm guilty of ignoring and not using tags I rarely use them and never use them as search tools. I should do better and use them more.
@JudyEv (137662)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Feb 16
Maybe 'challenge' is the wrong word. I see nothing wrong with them. It's interesting (for some of us) to see everyone's pets, or childhood photos, or lovely flowers. And if you're not interested then you can pass. It does give writers ideas for discussions just as your suggestion does. Maybe suggestion would be a better word than challenge - not that it changes the interest factor.
• United States
17 Feb 16
I just feel as if some of the "challenges" aren't truly adding content to the site. I know that some put out very good "suggestions / challenges" but others it's more of a game and I don't really agree with those.
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@JudyEv (137662)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Feb 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum Fair enough. I'll try to come with something historical. :)
• United States
17 Feb 16
@JudyEv I am sure you'll have no trouble with that. You could always find something from your travels that you've learned about.
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• United States
17 Feb 16
History has always been my weakest subject.
• United States
17 Feb 16
IT was my weakest, or one of my weakest in school. I now enjoy reading it as I don't have to read about only certain aspects of the subject. I think that's what I hated about it the most in school. It was mostly dates and not really about the person or thing.
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• United States
17 Feb 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum I was horrible at remembering the dates of history. It wasn't interesting to me and history felt very rushed through the textbook. I would be so sleepy during history too.
• United States
17 Feb 16
@infatuatedbby I agree with you abou tthe sleepy part. THey were always talking about the dates as well. "Remember this date" but they didn't give enough backstory or an exciting enough approach to it either.
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@just4him (128987)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Feb 16
I don't mind the challenges, though I can't participate with most of them because they require pictures. This one doesn't require pictures and I just might be able to participate.
• United States
18 Feb 16
I understand the idea behind the one that requires pictures but I agree with you in that it's not always easy to provide pictures. Like the reflection challenge, I don't have any pictures of reflections lying around.
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@just4him (128987)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Feb 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum Some of those reflection pictures are awesome.
@Lucky15 (33685)
• Philippines
17 Feb 16
Am thinking of a history of something i put in the image. Hmmm
• United States
17 Feb 16
i think it will help us to learn about each other's cultures as well. I'll be looking forward to reading about anything you might share on the subject in the future.
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@Lucky15 (33685)
• Philippines
17 Feb 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum thanks for opening up a new challenge :)
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@xstitcher (12756)
• Petaluma, California
18 Feb 16
It depends on the challenge. If it is something to do with creative writing, I like it. Researching history would not be my thing.
• United States
18 Feb 16
Not at all?
@Orson_Kart (4487)
• United Kingdom
17 Feb 16
I haven't participated in the challenges either. I think it is a thing those from the bubble site have brought over and forced upon us. Well, I for one won't be pushed into it, no way. I used to like History, but that's all in the past now.
• United States
18 Feb 16
Yes I think the old bubblers brought the challenges over. I pass by a good majority of the challenges as I just don't see them really adding much in the way of discussion value and potential. Oh and I see what you did there! All in the past!
@alberello75 (19479)
• Genova, Italy
17 Feb 16
Well, I never participated in any challenge here. All in all, I am aware that, in fact some users, they make it.
• United States
18 Feb 16
Yes a good majority do participate in them.
@Ladypeace (2047)
• Singapore
17 Feb 16
I'd be happy to participate but I've to think of something historical to share first LOL.
• United States
17 Feb 16
I am sure you will be able to think of something. You could do some research for something interesting that happened in Singapore in the year 1900 for instance.
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@TRBRocks420 (84694)
• Banks, Oregon
17 Feb 16
Sometimes I do sometimes I don't, it depends what I have going on, but I like history too.
• United States
17 Feb 16
Yup, I thought of you and a couple of other people who enjoy history. FIgured might as well make it a challenge, possibly find people interested in the same aspects of history that way.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
18 Feb 16
Have there been challenges going around?