March 1, 2007 4:52am CST
Hi guys, please tell me whenever you respond to a discussion. Do you try to bring people people round to your way of thinking or do you just express an opinion? I feel that it is beeter just to express an opinion but as I have learned this can be detrimental to your rating if you are not careful.
1 Mar 07
Hi ,mac .I would have asked that question myself ! I think the priority is to deliver your opinion , and try to bring other people around as much as you can ,that's what makes a rich discussion .Confrontation will lead to convictions ,and thats where the learning happens (learning how to convince others, learning what others think ,learning WHY others think what they think and how deep their convictions go , learning to be objective ,learn what everyone has in common etc ) .Defending and insisting on your opinion will either make you change other people's minds ,or learn from them . A lukewarm position frequently benefits nobody ,although it might get you HIGH RATINGS !!
1 Mar 07
Often it is our opinions which make what we post here, I think. And that is another personal opinion I am voicing out and I will have to wait for others to confirm that. Somehow when you express an opinion you can actually be convincing enough to bring people round to your way of thinking. There is no need for the dichotomy. But you did say that it affects one's rating. How?
1 Mar 07
My rating came down a star due to the opinions I had expressed in one of my discussions. The people I was resonding to did not like my opinions even though they were not derogitory or putting anyone down in anyway they still seen fit to give me negative responses.