Do topics that annoy you get more responses?

@matt608 (843)
December 19, 2006 3:08pm CST
I often find my self posting to argue ('disguss') the same topics again and again. I dont mean that people are always repeating topics (which they are) but I always get sucked into the same old arguements, like if someone starts dissing evolution I cant resist but get involved. Do you think this is true? do people start discussions that are deliberatly contraversial just to wind people up to get a responce?
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@moreinfo (3867)
• China
26 Dec 06
seems some stupid topics always get more responses, or the ones related to adult contents. not good for that.
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@megs85 (3145)
• Australia
26 Dec 06
Your right, poll type, or ridiculous responses tend to attracta lot more posters as they view it as a quick and easy way to earn a buck. I thought the introduction of the mylot guidelines would eradicate these discussions, but so far, it hasnt seemed to dissuade many people from starting nonsensical topics, etc.
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• India
5 Jan 07
no don't
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@megs85 (3145)
• Australia
26 Dec 06
I agree. I think a lot of members start controversial topics merely to generate responses rather than to discuss anything. From another perspective, I think people often start topics tehy dont realise are going to become so heated and that wasnt their intention at all. People just need to realise that we are here to "discuss" not to make statements about our beliefs and views and leave it at that. What annoys me the most is when someone paraphrases a popular topic that has a lot of responses to try and mirror the amount of responses gotten on other threads. Abortion seems to be a topic that everyone and their dog starts a discussion on, rather than responding to one already going...
@caraj444 (1080)
• Canada
25 Dec 06
i think there have been a lot of people that have just started conversations that were controversial just to get a ton of responses to there post, usually you can tell if they are really interested in the discussion because they will go back and comment of peoples responses but a lot of the controversial ones the person who wrote the discussion never comes back to comment so id assume in that case its just to get the responses or they would be participating
@dawn5679 (266)
• United States
5 Jan 07
I think they do!! I think people start discussions just to get tons of responses. Like the ones that are rude. Now if you start a rude discussion you know your gonna get alot of responses..