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Why do you post in this forum?
    #2388435 - 02/29/04 10:15 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

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Re: Why do you post in this forum? [Re: ]
    #2388464 - 02/29/04 10:37 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

First things first, the primary root of my presence here at the Shroomery comes from lack of things to do.
From there on, it's all about the interest-level of topics to me. If I see a subject being discussed that I feel I have something important to contribute, and nobody else is covering it, then I'll feel more obliged to do so. If I see someone who needs help in making their point more concise and comprehensible, I'll feel more obliged to participate and finish their sentences. And of course, sometimes I'll reply when I'm not quite understanding someone else's point of debate, or to probe a topic of debate for further analysis and understanding. Sometimes I'll reply with a few humorous lines just for the sake of joking around and lighting up the mood, and so on, motherfucker. :wink:

At the moment, the only negative type of responding that I feel I do is when I reply to something or someone soley for asserting my ego.... Not much else I can really think of that isn't more or less the same variation of that particular spirit.



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Re: Why do you post in this forum? [Re: ]
    #2388517 - 02/29/04 11:08 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Flat out I am addicted to this place.

Reasons change as my personality does. 

First it was my interest in reading.  I read posts here for a good year before I started to actually post.

Then I started to post and enjoyed conveying my thoughts and for the most part getting some really mind blowing replies. I was so impressed with this place, I have stuck here ever since.

my reasons now stem from the fact that I feel there is a community here.  I don't know whether people see me apart of any of it at all, but I feel one exists. Many intelligent people around the world, laughing, arguing, crying, debating, thinking, replying, posting...all because they care enough to.

that's what I like about this place, people care enough to respond.  Even if what I say gets torn apart (and for good reason most of the time!) I enjoy a response because a person actually cared enough to make a response.  sharing ideas is what it's about.

I'll share my ideas if I have an opinion a subject.  the sad thing is that I have opinions for a lot of these topics, but not a lot of well thought out ones. 

I have seen some of the best conversations here, and what's more, I can review what was said 3 months ago, all the words suspended in time.  the internet is fantastic :laugh:


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Re: Why do you post in this forum? [Re: kaiowas]
    #2388542 - 02/29/04 11:28 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)





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Re: Why do you post in this forum? [Re: ]
    #2388554 - 02/29/04 11:35 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

lol @ Skorpivo...

I just can't seem to keep my mouth shut. I mean, I can't seem to keep my fingers silent.

I like to talk about things. There's not many people in the world with whom you can have these types of discussions and/or debates.

I like to share what I think. Someone will usually add something or bring a different viewpoint.


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Re: Why do you post in this forum? [Re: ]
    #2388597 - 02/29/04 12:03 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I like playing cops & robbers


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Re: Why do you post in this forum? [Re: castaway]
    #2388610 - 02/29/04 12:11 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I don't know enough people in real life who are willing to even uphold a conversation on these subjects, much less enjoy it...


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Re: Why do you post in this forum? [Re: JacquesCousteau]
    #2388668 - 02/29/04 12:50 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

JacquesCousteau said:
I don't know enough people in real life who are willing to even uphold a conversation on these subjects, much less enjoy it...




Though I know quite a few people who do... this particular style of discussion (post and reply) is a more precise format. Everything said is written down, which is good for referencing later. Few, if anyone, have memories that can do this in a verbal conversation of equal length.


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Re: Why do you post in this forum? [Re: ]
    #2388738 - 02/29/04 01:26 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Why do I post here?

I was thinking about that the other day, and I decided that its because I don't get enough intellectual stimulation out of the "real life" friends I have and places I go.

It seems like most of the people I meet in real life tend to shy away from deep conversation, preferring instead to discuss trivial things like he said/ she said bullshit. "Who's going out with who", or "how much money is he making", or "look at my new car". As soon as I start a conversation about the nature of the universe or human nature or politics or even artistic interpretation, all I get is a bunch of blank stares. And I attend a university for cryin out loud!

Don't get me wrong, I have a lot of cool, super-intelligent friends in real life, but they tend to be the statistical exception among people I know. They also tend to be the more anti-social people that don't congregate in large groups. Its very rare for me to encounter a collection of such fine minds as the shroomery has to offer in one place at one time, in "real life". 3 or 4 like minds together at one place and time is the best I can do in Dallas.

Other than that, I'm just chillin with the masses, which is OK sometimes- everyone has to have drinkin/clubbing buddies that refrain from discussing matters of depth- but the majority of the people I hang with in real life just cant scratch my intellectual itch.

Even the people here that I disagree with (like sclorch and swami) are far more interesting to talk to than 95% of the people I know in real life. I may not respect their opinions, but they (as people) get more respect than most people I meet in the flesh just for having an opinion on these intellectual issues. Most people dont even want to think about this shit.

but anyway, thats why 90% of my posts are either in S&P or PA&L. I don't post in OTD or the Pub very much because I get enough of that shit from my real life friends.


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Re: Why do you post in this forum? [Re: DoctorJ]
    #2388767 - 02/29/04 01:41 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

You spoke for me, DoctorJ.

I attend a very "prestigeous" American University, and I can't discuss any of this "deep" conversation with anyone except for you guys and my roommate. Of course, I did get some people to join me debating the religion ordeal. But for the most part, these "intellectuals" who attend the same university as I do also prefer to talk about trivial pursuits rather than any sort of meaningful, in depth topics.


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Re: Why do you post in this forum? [Re: daba]
    #2388870 - 02/29/04 02:30 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Pick one:

1. I usually post because there is nothing good on TV, my date stood me up and my stash ran out.  :eyemouth:

2. I enjoy hanging out with my internet friends.

3. I can practice my writing expression.

4. I can practice my stand-up comedy routine.

5. Mostly (reading more than posting) because I find it interesting in seeing how various people view the world and why.

6. And occasionally I can share something of value to another.


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Re: Why do you post in this forum? [Re: ]
    #2388987 - 02/29/04 03:28 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Top 5 reasons I post in this forum:

5. I like reading thought provoking ideas, or at least seeing someone ELSE start to think about something I've been onto for a while.

4. No one ever refers to DUSTER in here, thank goodness. :wink:

3. I'm not really interested in all of the other forums, because I don't grow myself.

2. It's only among people such as yourselves I can stand among my equals, or learn from masters.

1. It's cheaper than a movie and there's free coffee.


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Re: Why do you post in this forum? [Re: ]
    #2388992 - 02/29/04 03:30 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

A. To acquire new modes of thinking.
B. To raise more questions about the nature of the universe - for my collection.
C. To explore the human mind, and to expand my personal copy.
D. To take the time to write my thoughts down as articulately as I can - I'm not good at expressing ideas without taking the time to consider the wording.
E. (sometimes) To prove I'm not as far out and crazy as I'm led to believe by observing the average schmuck in the street.


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Re: Why do you post in this forum? [Re: firstrays]
    #2389065 - 02/29/04 04:02 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

firstrays said:
1. It's cheaper than a movie and there's free coffee.



Jack: It becomes an ADDICTION.


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Re: Why do you post in this forum? [Re: DoctorJ]
    #2389087 - 02/29/04 04:09 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

J, man, you're like my mental equivalent. It's fucked up.


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Re: Why do you post in this forum? [Re: ]
    #2389140 - 02/29/04 07:47 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I just like this place. It brings out the best in me sometimes. I'll get an idea, and then work on it so that I can post it here.

Everybody here is funny and smart and for the most part accepting.

Doctor J summed up a lot of my feelings about finding this type of interaction in real life.

I also feel like I'm getting away with something because I belong to a phsckyckadellick community. That always makes me laugh.


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Re: Why do you post in this forum? [Re: ]
    #2389267 - 02/29/04 09:48 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Ive come to meet a lot of different kinds of people.

Most of all, i come to learn about them, how they interact, and how I interact with diversity. To try and motivate people to do think about things, concerning on how i have come to experience things.

I like sharing my experiences and harships, as i think it helps people bring out those things in themselves. I wouldnt come here if i thought i might not make anyone think.

I like challenging people, and i like to be challenged.


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Re: Why do you post in this forum? [Re: ]
    #2389583 - 02/29/04 11:11 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I probably shouldn't even be allowed to say anything on this thread 'cause I hardly ever post, but I read everyone else's posts every day, so that counts, right? :tongue:

I like reading everyone's different viewpoints so I can analyze my own beliefs.  I learn something from you guys all the time because someone makes me see things in a way I never thought of before.  A lot of times, someone else posts about something I'm already thinking about, so it's cool to see others are interested in the same stuff.

I do post every now & then when I have something I've been thinking about and want input on.  Who else am I gonna ask for an intelligent opinion?  My dipshit co-workers or parents?  Yeah...sure...

Yuck...no wonder I never post - I'm all stoned & rambling tonight.  :stoned:


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Re: Why do you post in this forum? [Re: ]
    #2390030 - 03/01/04 03:13 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I also don't post much in S&P. I came here to The Shroomery primarily to learn more advanced mushroom cultivation techniques. But since i teach yoga for a living i like to read this forum (S&P) also. Very interesting.


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    #2390339 - 03/01/04 08:21 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

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