So despite all my sarcasm... I have some pretty bold opinions in general, and I always articulate reasons as to why I think the way I do. Example being, I'll respond in opposition to someones take and get a lot of up votes as well as down votes. It's a very rare occurrence that someone will actually post an opinion below trying to articulate reasons as to why they disagree. I'll almost never down vote but rather type out why they are wrong or right in my opinion. Healthy debate is what keeps things interesting. Why is that GAG is so afraid to state their opinion?
- I think down votes are weak28%(7)28%(12)Vote28%(5)
- I disagree, sometimes I'm just too lazy to respond to people60%(15)60%(26)Vote61%(11)
- I'm neutral..12%(3)7%(3)Vote0%(0)
- Other.. will respond0%(0)5%(2)Vote11%(2)
Most Helpful Girl
Not every opinion is worth defending. People get down voted all the time for the silliest things. Like what they're favorite color is. You really have to pick and choose your battles around here.
As for me, there's really one issue I'm passionate about that I have decent knowledge compared to most people. So if anyone disagrees with my opinion on that, then I'll respond. It really depends on the OP too.
If I know OP is deadset in their thinking on the topic, I'll post no more than 1 or 2 responses. Not so much for them, but for the other people. If I feel OP is more malleable, it could go longer. But not too long as I'm not fond of messaging.0
Most Helpful Guy
I think its mostly laziness and the realization that debates with the people on here rarely result in anything meaningful. Generally they turn into long exchanges filled with condescending /petty insults and end with one side either blocking the other or just giving up on responding.
I don't think many people get through a debate on here and think "gee, that was totally worth the time I spent arguing with that person. I really benefited from that exchange"
Doenvoting is an easy way to express disagreement without having to waste your time or energy on someone who isn't worth it.3
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