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Helios Panoptes
01-04-2007, 02:17 AM
Simple question.

The Retard
01-04-2007, 02:32 AM
To learn stuff and because you're cool.

Kodos
01-04-2007, 02:34 AM
Simple question.

I'm being paid as part a 20 year plan that will see Trey Parker and Matt Stone achieve dicatorial power in 2021.

Errrrr... thats too complicalted. Im paid by the secret super jew masons who made Abama say that Der Fuhrer was a jew.

that guy
01-04-2007, 02:36 AM
A lot of reasons..

1) Rep points.

2) Hot chicks.

3) Umm...

4) Did I mention the hot chicks?

Johnson
01-04-2007, 02:52 AM
Bored and opinionated.

delete
01-04-2007, 02:58 AM
I'm being paid as part a 20 year plan that will see Trey Parker and Matt Stone achieve dicatorial power in 2021.

Errrrr... thats too complicalted. Im paid by the secret super jew masons who made Abama say that Der Fuhrer was a jew.

I am forced by the norwegian inquisition to give a negative impression of norwegians as both racist and anti-semitic.

I chose anti-semitism, racism and holocaust-denial in stead of peace in the ME or Sri Lanka, or more direct subversive work in South America or Africa. (Runing local economy by giving Aid and so on.)

Starr
01-04-2007, 03:11 AM
To learn from people. To discuss(and argue) certain things with people who have at least somewhat similar interests and mindsets to my own.

Petyr Baelish
01-04-2007, 03:22 AM
Bored and opinionated.

Likewise.
filler, filler, filler, filler

Sandee
01-04-2007, 03:34 AM
On the phora, it's because of the wide variety of views one can come across on here. I like reading the articles and the topics posted in the different forums across the board. Even though I might not be posting on those threads because they aren't really topics I'm too knowledgeable in, I still like learning ideas I haven't entertained before.

Apart from that, I get to share my opinions and to discuss my point of views with others so it makes me either re-evaluate my own or defend them or realize the errors or any lack in my own judgements.

It also helps one learn to debate. Like I told someone before, you could have a good knowledge in a subject but not be able to debate and there is also the other example where you could be a good debator but not necessarily right (think lawyer type). :) It's great to read posts by certain posters who express what you think better than you would yourself.

Other boards I've posted on are fitness boards and those that deal with the occult, religion and the likes. I find them real interesting and informative and I like to do research about topics that interest me in particular.

sugartits
01-04-2007, 04:28 AM
It's just another bad habit.

Helios Panoptes
01-04-2007, 08:08 AM
Simple question.

I will answer my own question.

I post on internet forums because I am able to find others there to discuss subjects which I seldom have an opportunity to talk about. Additionally, the impersonal nature of internet forums suits my personality.

il ragno
01-04-2007, 08:23 AM
It's free.

Jake Featherston
01-04-2007, 08:34 AM
I post on internet forums because I am able to find others there to discuss subjects which I seldom have an opportunity to talk about. Additionally, the impersonal nature of internet forums suits my personality.

That pretty much applies to me as well. Most of the people I know in the real world have little or no interest in discussing politics, history, current affairs, scientific advances, etc., and almost as little knowledge on the various subjects even if they were amenable.

Ahknaton
01-04-2007, 09:52 AM
All of the above.

Ahmadinebobina
01-04-2007, 10:24 AM
Merely boredom now, I used to post on them because I enjoyed discussing art, books and politics especially those of Ireland and places like the Basque region and Tamil Eelam. This changed with the growth of a horrible, mean apathy. Now I post random facts while waiting for people in my house/college to finish things.

tempus fugit
01-04-2007, 10:39 AM
Because I can sit/lie in the comfort of my home and talk freely to people.

Also, I'm a bit anti-social and dislike a lot of face-to-face communication.

VAMPIR
01-04-2007, 11:59 AM
Because I like the Phora. That's my favorite net forum and one of few I'm member. In general, I don't like net forums, because most of them are ''one way'' but not the Phora and few others I visited. That's all.

Geist
01-04-2007, 12:27 PM
The ability to discuss taboo topics, to question my own beliefs [and have them ripped apart which is healthy], and because some of the greatest book recommendations or discoveries I have had came from posts, PMs and so on.

Dr. Gutberlet
01-04-2007, 01:20 PM
my pal b-pep posts here. to meet others who are not lemmings; tragic and mr. angry being exceptions

Boleslaw
01-04-2007, 02:06 PM
To discuss topics that interest me.

Lily
01-04-2007, 02:13 PM
I do not need a reason for doing the things that I do. :D

Seriously, originally it was because Sandee hassled me to post, but also because I enjoy reading the debates, even if I do not feel that I know enough to contribute yet. Also, while being here I have had alot of my perspectives reinforced, challenged and even changed completely. It's refreshing.

Vasily Zaitsev
01-04-2007, 04:24 PM
I post only on the Phora and a forum about firearms.

My participation here is because the Phora has an uncommonly high signal to noise ratio. Lots of smart people here.

The gun forum I post to keeps me interested because there are a number of old-timers active there who seem to know just about everything there is to know about repair, modification, reloading cartridges, etc.

Winston
01-05-2007, 11:30 PM
Because I'm racist and we don't have real lives, do we?

Janus
01-05-2007, 11:32 PM
I like to practice argumentation. :)

Heavens to Betsy
01-05-2007, 11:37 PM
I never have to worry that the phora will decend into a saccharin soaked love in, and comparative to other boards the unproductive argumens are at east entertaining.

And I have a lot of time on my hands.

Scryllak
01-05-2007, 11:56 PM
I post on the Phora because it's an all-purpose board, with a wealth of intelligent people, that places a premium on true free speech.

Professor John Frink
01-06-2007, 12:06 AM
I post on internet forums because I am able to find others there to discuss subjects which I seldom have an opportunity to talk about.

What he said.

Fortunately, I have many educated friends and acquaintances with whom I discuss politics, science, history, etc., which is mainly why I talk about more specialised topics on internet fora.

Agnostic Priest
01-06-2007, 09:25 AM
I am around people all night long, eights sometimes 12 hours a night listening to morons complain, yell, moan, groan, bitch and belly ache, it never ends. When I come home I wanna relax, the last thing I want to do is come home, log on the internet, and argue with all the lunatics who post on internet message boards. Sometimes Iíll log on internet, chat with babes I have a crush on say Hi hello chat for a while, catch up on all the gossip, other then that I think posting on the internet is boring.

Steppenwolf
01-06-2007, 09:44 AM
There is no one in real life whom I can have a discussion with. I have tried to set up some literary club, but the people I know are all dogmatic leftist activists whose ideas are permanently forged and do not have any time for discussions.