Why is there so little intelligent de...

Why is there so little intelligent debate on topix

Created by Seeker on Mar 31, 2009

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Paid trolls

People in the US are stupid

People prefer to toss insults

It's just not fun

Thought it was intelligent

The topics are dumb

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Since: Jan 09

Glenview, IL

#1 Mar 31, 2009
50% of people who come to Topix aren't interested in intellectual debate rather, they are interested in belittling others who are. Ever notice how there are more "I hate so and so's race" or "religion is gay" etc., etc., etc. threads then there are actual intelligent threads?
It gets a little tiresome to hear the same shit over and over again. It is entertaining at first to see the lengths some people will go to get a rise out of people but then those same people just get old and irritating and need the boot. For good. Ignorance breeds stupidity.
dink

Fort Walton Beach, FL

#2 Mar 31, 2009
I agree. Intellectual stimulation is in short supply around here. I couldn't get a decent answer on other threads, so I'll ask you.
Who do you think would win in a fight between Mighty Mouse and Atom Ant? Please provide documented support for your answer.
Idi O Syncrasy

Patterson, CA

#3 Mar 31, 2009
dink wrote:
I agree. Intellectual stimulation is in short supply around here. I couldn't get a decent answer on other threads, so I'll ask you.
Who do you think would win in a fight between Mighty Mouse and Atom Ant? Please provide documented support for your answer.
There is no doubt that Mighty Mouse would win!
Mighty Mouse has been around longer than Atom Ant and knows all the tricks.
Besides, Mighty Mouse even tells us,
"Here I come to save the day".

Now Atom Ant and Underdog might be tougher to figger.

Since: Jan 09

Glenview, IL

#4 Mar 31, 2009
My point proven.
Seeker

Marshfield, WI

#5 Mar 31, 2009
MessyJessie wrote:
My point proven.
LOL. I think you were a little low on the 50% figure.

Since: Jan 09

Glenview, IL

#6 Mar 31, 2009
Seeker wrote:
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LOL. I think you were a little low on the 50% figure.
I think you might be right. Lol!
dink

Fort Walton Beach, FL

#7 Mar 31, 2009
Idi O Syncrasy wrote:
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There is no doubt that Mighty Mouse would win!
Mighty Mouse has been around longer than Atom Ant and knows all the tricks.
Besides, Mighty Mouse even tells us,
"Here I come to save the day".
Now Atom Ant and Underdog might be tougher to figger.
How's life, Idi?
You're probably right about MM, but Atom Ant did easily defeat Termighty Mean and Ferocious Flea. I wouldn't wanna mess with him.
dink

Fort Walton Beach, FL

#8 Mar 31, 2009
MessyJessie wrote:
My point proven.
Uh huh.
Not as smart as you thought, eh?
Did you know that tattoos are being linked to early onset Alzheimer's?
Idi O Syncrasy

Patterson, CA

#9 Mar 31, 2009
dink wrote:
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How's life, Idi?
You're probably right about MM, but Atom Ant did easily defeat Termighty Mean and Ferocious Flea. I wouldn't wanna mess with him.
Doin' good dink. How you doin?
Nobody challenges Termighty Mean or Ferocious Flea if they know what's good for them.
By the way, I don't think Atom Ant would tangle with Marvin Martian.
He's zap 'em with his flying saucer.
Idi O Syncrasy

Patterson, CA

#10 Mar 31, 2009
dink wrote:
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Uh huh.
Not as smart as you thought, eh?
Did you know that tattoos are being linked to early onset Alzheimer's?
I drew the impression there was signs of ink poisoning in her posts.
It's written all over her.

Since: Jan 09

Glenview, IL

#11 Mar 31, 2009
dink wrote:
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Uh huh.
Not as smart as you thought, eh?
Did you know that tattoos are being linked to early onset Alzheimer's?
I figured you were being a smartass.

Since: Jan 09

Glenview, IL

#12 Mar 31, 2009
Idi O Syncrasy wrote:
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I drew the impression there was signs of ink poisoning in her posts.
It's written all over her.
And how do you know my post was addressed to you anyways? When I wrote that, your post wasn't even up yet. But yet again, you have clearly proven the initial statement.
Idi O Syncrasy

Patterson, CA

#13 Mar 31, 2009
MessyJessie wrote:
<quoted text>And how do you know my post was addressed to you anyways? When I wrote that, your post wasn't even up yet. But yet again, you have clearly proven the initial statement.
What are you talking about??
You must be confused.

I had never replied to any of your posts.

Are you having trouble remembering things?

Since: Jan 09

Glenview, IL

#14 Mar 31, 2009
Idi O Syncrasy wrote:
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What are you talking about??
You must be confused.
I had never replied to any of your posts.
Are you having trouble remembering things?
I never said you did. You replied to 'dink' where you were speaking about me. So I took it upon myself to reply to you. You must be confused princess. Please refrain from speaking unless you have something legitimate to say. Thank you in advance.
dink

United States

#16 Mar 31, 2009
Idi O Syncrasy wrote:
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What are you talking about??
You must be confused.
I had never replied to any of your posts.
Are you having trouble remembering things?
Exactly what I was talking about. It's sad.
She should start wearing 5 mg nicotine patches immediately. It's the only thing proven to slow down disease progression.
dink

United States

#17 Mar 31, 2009
MessyJessie wrote:
<quoted text>I figured you were being a smartass.
Why do you belittle me?
Are you part of the answer, or part of the problem?
No Name

Hendersonville, NC

#19 Mar 31, 2009
People often find it difficult when proven wrong this causes frustration, which then leads to anger.Some are paid trolls. And some do lack the intelligence to contribute to a good debate forum.

Often times a thread will start out and continue on for awhile with good debate and Philosophy from both sides. Then one troll comes along and brings more trolls or like behavior. That is when debate no longer exist but the character attacks begin and the character attacks begin exponentially. Little debate happens and only when a new poster enters the thread. Otherwise it boils down to two things the attacks and fending off attacks.

Then there are those who carry their baggage from thread to thread, those who stalk others because they have been proven wrong or inaccurate. By the ones they stalk

Truth be told there are many reasons why good debate is stagnated on these threads.

Last being the paid trolls by topix, we all know they are the people who just don't care about anything but themselves and they compromise their own beliefs in the name of the dollar paid by topix to secure an investment.

These paid trolls only purpose is to create anarchy so those posting legitimately or I should say debating with integrity usually end up being the ones attacked.

For instance Alice out of Honolulu or the Hawaiian state; this person regularly attacked the family members of our deployed service members. Went as far as preaching treason. Many complained, Topix did nothing as they paid this individual to do this or for this type of behavior.

Another guy from Palm harbor Fl.(Drake), blatantly said I don't care I come for entertainment and be a thorn in your side. I am paid by topix to do this. On one thread he bashes the government on another he praises the government, He is also a stalker makes threats and at times will try and hijack threads by posting pages of crap and innuendo where good post along with debate become lost.

However there is some good debate, the problem is the paid trolls focus more on the threads which run fine rather than the ones that have trouble surviving.

I have run across about every kind here on these threads, But the best way to spot a troll on these threads is they are always antagonistic, they will ask question and avoid answering when questioned themselves, they always have some kind of conspiracy theory in their back pockets, and will always attack those with strong convictions That would explain this troll ny the screen name of (World Idiot).

I encourage people not to have all of their post removed as this is covering their tracks for them. Leave them there, it is the best paper trail to prove the integrity of the individual. It allows instant proof that they posted with their own hand, no better proof than that. No better way to prove someone lied or is a racist, a terrorist sympathizer or anything else then by saying; hey this is what you wrote on this page in this post. But if it is there under their IP then there is no question of what was really said. Nothing hurts a troll more than the truth.

So to all the trolls of topix threads. I got your number because I expose you with your own words.

To all of you who have been victims of trolls don't let them get you upset, if you do then they have achieved their goal. Instead challenge them with the truth or ask them to prove what they say , don't let them them divert from the question or evade the answer. The best one is when they threaten with violence catalog the post, so you have future proof, If threatened with lawsuits challenge them while letting the rest of the thread know of their own actions. Challenge them to bring the suit. You have more to gain if they would as you stand to be the victor and they stand both the financial reprocustions as well as the Public humiliation.

Topix pays some of these fools but inadvertently they aren't an asset to topix they are a liability waiting to happen.
Idi O Syncrasy

Patterson, CA

#20 Mar 31, 2009
MessyJessie wrote:
<quoted text>I never said you did. You replied to 'dink' where you were speaking about me. So I took it upon myself to reply to you. You must be confused princess. Please refrain from speaking unless you have something legitimate to say. Thank you in advance.
You didn't write this to me in post 12?

"And how do you know my post was addressed to you anyways?"

It would be legitimate to say you're slipping pretty fast.

You're welcome.

pssst:
By the way, you can't hear me speaking from where you are.
That must be the voices in your head you're hearing.
Idi O Syncrasy

Patterson, CA

#21 Mar 31, 2009
dink wrote:
<quoted text>
Exactly what I was talking about. It's sad.
She should start wearing 5 mg nicotine patches immediately. It's the only thing proven to slow down disease progression.
You're right.
It is sad.
In fact, it's getting pitiful.

She's slipping so fast that 5 mg nicotine patches might not be effective.

She should probably double the dosage before she becomes a bigger problem around here.
JFTR

Wausau, WI

#23 Mar 31, 2009
No Name wrote:
People often find it difficult when proven wrong this causes frustration, which then leads to anger.Some are paid trolls. And some do lack the intelligence to contribute to a good debate forum.
Often times a thread will start out and continue on for awhile with good debate and Philosophy from both sides. Then one troll comes along and brings more trolls or like behavior. That is when debate no longer exist but the character attacks begin and the character attacks begin exponentially. Little debate happens and only when a new poster enters the thread. Otherwise it boils down to two things the attacks and fending off attacks.
Then there are those who carry their baggage from thread to thread, those who stalk others because they have been proven wrong or inaccurate. By the ones they stalk
Truth be told there are many reasons why good debate is stagnated on these threads.
Last being the paid trolls by topix, we all know they are the people who just don't care about anything but themselves and they compromise their own beliefs in the name of the dollar paid by topix to secure an investment.
These paid trolls only purpose is to create anarchy so those posting legitimately or I should say debating with integrity usually end up being the ones attacked.
For instance Alice out of Honolulu or the Hawaiian state; this person regularly attacked the family members of our deployed service members. Went as far as preaching treason. Many complained, Topix did nothing as they paid this individual to do this or for this type of behavior.
Another guy from Palm harbor Fl.(Drake), blatantly said I don't care I come for entertainment and be a thorn in your side. I am paid by topix to do this. On one thread he bashes the government on another he praises the government, He is also a stalker makes threats and at times will try and hijack threads by posting pages of crap and innuendo where good post along with debate become lost.
However there is some good debate, the problem is the paid trolls focus more on the threads which run fine rather than the ones that have trouble surviving.
I have run across about every kind here on these threads, But the best way to spot a troll on these threads is they are always antagonistic, they will ask question and avoid answering when questioned themselves, they always have some kind of conspiracy theory in their back pockets, and will always attack those with strong convictions That would explain this troll ny the screen name of (World Idiot).
I encourage people not to have all of their post removed as this is covering their tracks for them. Leave them there, it is the best paper trail to prove the integrity of the individual. It allows instant proof that they posted with their own hand, no better proof than that. No better way to prove someone lied or is a racist, a terrorist sympathizer or anything else then by saying; hey this is what you wrote on this page in this post. But if it is there under their IP then there is no question of what was really said. Nothing hurts a troll more than the truth.
So to all the trolls of topix threads. I got your number because I expose you with your own words.
To all of you who have been victims of trolls don't let them get you upset, if you do then they have achieved their goal. Instead challenge them with the truth or ask them to prove what they say , don't let them them divert from the question or evade the answer. The best one is when they threaten with violence catalog the post, so you have future proof, If threatened with lawsuits challenge them while letting the rest of the thread know of their own actions. Challenge them to bring the suit. You have more to gain if they would as you stand to be the victor and they stand both the financial reprocustions as well as the Public humiliation.
Topix pays some of these fools but inadvertently they aren't an asset to topix they are a liability waiting to happen.
Have to agree.

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