I love a good debate, as long as it remains friendly.
I am not the type of gal that gets angry if someone disagrees with me, I just initiate a friendly counter discussion. I don't know if most people can be convinced to come to the other side, once they are set and determined on taking a particular stance.
Still, there's always food for thought and thought is fun food for the brain, IMO.
Post by nightwatcher on Feb 23, 2020 1:08:30 GMT -5
I have been looking for a forum geared to open-minded people who share and discuss various subjects. I found this forum earlier today. It doesn't appear to be very active and I noticed a few members were deleted for reasons that I am unaware of. Perhaps I can help breathe some life into it. Who am I? I am an oldster, a late 1940s model. I love my music from the 1930s through the 1990s. Not so much of the 2000s. My mind is very open and very inquisitive. I never stopped learning.
The board may seem a bit inactive but I suspect we have a ton of lurkers. Bob, and I are still here. Fred was too until a few weeks ago -- he's not the type to leave without saying something, so I hope he's not ill or anything.
To my knowledge-- nobody actually gets banned from FACTS. Maybe they think they did, but they didn't. People come and go -- some return after an absence of years.
A few recently left because they feel they can't accept alternate viewpoints (their loss). If they want to come back, nobody will stop them and nobody will treat them unkindly for having left for awhile. It's really not that kind of place.
Yes there are people who just plain don't get along with one another, but even so it's not that big a deal. People come and go and when they return -- it's business as usual. We continue to argue our points and just pick up wherever we left off the last time they were around.
Bob likes to do serious debate and I am more conversational. Fred does both. I'm sure you'll enjoy talking to both of them.
I am around less these days, but will probably be back later in the year on a more active basis. I'll try to join in on some of your threads when I'm around.
Last Edit: Feb 23, 2020 1:30:51 GMT -5 by debutante
To my knowledge and to the best of my recollection - - - - no one has ever been banned from this forum. - no members have ever been deleted by Administrators, except for several people who registered, but never posted any messages, and never logged on again for at least a year. - no messages have ever been deleted by Administrators, except in a few cases of obvious "spam."
Any messages credited to a "deleted member" are from former members who deleted their accounts but did not delete their messages.
Although I haven't had anything to say in quite a while, I continue to monitor the board as an Administrator. I posted earlier today in that role, both to welcome nightwatcher and to comment briefly on the deleted members he had noticed.
Whether I resume active participation will depend on what's being discussed. The board has been mostly political lately, and I get quite enough of that in real life. Going forward . . . who knows?