Has any noticed that some people seem to start controversial conversations

@starr4all (2865)
November 29, 2006 3:36pm CST
just to get responses? Don't get me wrong, I'm for learning about things but some of the religious, abortion, george bush, etc topics are only started for responses. I feel if you start something it should be for learning not just for points.
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• United States
29 Nov 06
Atleast they are useful topics. and can be answered with more than just a couple words, or letters, lol. I have a few discussions that are only small answers, but thats just the problem of the days I put up. Its not for points, people know that since once someone gets it, they normally stop posting on it.
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@starr4all (2865)
29 Nov 06
That's true. I try to go back to my conversations but it's hard sometimes. Thanks for responding. Nice pic though (though air force is better! j/k i was air force and now an air force wife!)
@srhelmer (6933)
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
29 Nov 06
You're right. But, at the same time, I would rather have someone starting a controversial topic than something stupid like "what color are your eyes."
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@zuri25 (2127)
• United States
29 Nov 06
I think you have it backwards. People who start discussions like "What's your hair color" are only here for the money. Those of us who post meaningful discussions about things that are happening in the world or hot topics of the times are interested in having good conversations that bring knowledge and friendship.
@starr4all (2865)
29 Nov 06
I'm not saying everyone who posts controversial issues are in it for the money. I just don't think all are in it for the conversation and learning. I'm all for good conversation, meeting new friends and such. I just don't think everyone has that intentions.
@zuri25 (2127)
• United States
30 Nov 06
You're right, not everyone is here for knowledge and good conversation, some are simply here to earn a buck. Heck, that's part of the reason why I am here; every little bit helps during the holiday season right. The fact of the matter is that we really don't know what a person's true intentions are when started a discussion, controversial or not. Thanks for conversing with me, I will add you as a friend.
@jtexas (527)
• United States
29 Nov 06
Yup thats true. So what color is everyone's eyes anyway? JK.
@deebomb (15323)
• United States
30 Nov 06
by the way mine are blue (HaHaHa)
@deebomb (15323)
• United States
30 Nov 06
by the way mine are blue (HaHaHa)
@shyamlal (3538)
• India
29 Nov 06
i can't agree with u totally...all wants to hear others view in controversial topics...i think thats also a reason why they posts these topics
@starr4all (2865)
29 Nov 06
I think my main problem with these conversations are that the people that start them don't keep an open mind about others opinions. You can have an open mind and keep your opinion. I just hate the bashing. thanks for responding.
@rracers89 (3247)
• United States
29 Nov 06
yes and i tend to ignore these topic and not give into there stupid antics
@starr4all (2865)
29 Nov 06
I try to but sometimes I get sucked into the conversation and get emotional. Thanks for commenting!
@marisk8 (238)
• Brazil
29 Nov 06
thats true, but if you look at it this way, theyre smart, since most of the people are here for the money, controversial discussions get more attention, and more responses, which means more moneys for the posters
@starr4all (2865)
29 Nov 06
That's true. I just wish there was a more balance of people wanting to be here versus those who just want to make money. Thanks for commenting.
@misskatonic (3727)
• United States
29 Nov 06
Yeah, I've been very let down on some of the more controversial topics. I'm here for discussion, not just posting random stuff to up my points.
@starr4all (2865)
29 Nov 06
Thanks for commenting! I originally came on here for meeting people and the topics. I forgot how making money can change a site.
@flowerchilde (12518)
• United States
29 Nov 06
That may be true, but I'd rather answer serious questions than silly ones.
@starr4all (2865)
29 Nov 06
Definately agree. It's better than Do you like coke or pepsi better (pepsi definately!) or what color eyes do you have (brown). Thanks for responding.
@usmcsgtwife (4999)
• United States
30 Nov 06
Yep I noticed that alot, I guess it's better then pointless questions like what is your age
@usmcsgtwife (4999)
• United States
30 Nov 06
Yep I noticed that alot, I guess it's better then pointless questions like what is your age
@usmcsgtwife (4999)
• United States
30 Nov 06
Yep I noticed that alot, I guess it's better then pointless questions like what is your age
@usmcsgtwife (4999)
• United States
30 Nov 06
Yep I noticed that alot, I guess it's better then pointless questions like what is your age
@blueman (16516)
• India
30 Nov 06
i have noticed so.
• United States
29 Nov 06
These in my opinion are better than others. I have no need to hear someone ask do I wash laundry,how often I work out,did I watch tv?
@jtexas (527)
• United States
29 Nov 06
Yup thats true. So what color is everyone's eyes anyway? JK.
@milagre (1272)
• Portugal
29 Nov 06
Some are to learn. I post something about islam and women that i really would like to know the other side opinion,and anyway, not forcing to answer, just would like to know.... and if it is to have some discousssions about a subject why not? its a way of learning and check other's point of view.
@milagre (1272)
• Portugal
29 Nov 06
Some are to learn. I post something about islam and women that i really would like to know the other side opinion,and anyway, not forcing to answer, just would like to know....
@ducktales (273)
• India
29 Nov 06
yeah i do agree with you