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Estel
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Some posters may feel that they know exactly how to put your opinion across, but are you? I thought that the many AG members should know what is needed for others to understand and respect what they have to say.

Spelling and Grammar
This may seem optional, but I would respect an opinion so much more if I could understand it. Not only understand it, but I would respect a post that has the look of hard work. Bad grammar, and wrong spellings would make me loose that interest and respect for the post.

Sources
When debating hot topics such as abortion, war, etc., you should always cite your sources! It is of course plagerism, and it is against the rules to copy someone elses work. Not only am I telling you to cite sources, but actually use sources! Research topics and use the knowledge found and refute what has been said before you, or bring up another point to add to the discussion. And remember, you don't have to know everything about the topic to post in a certain forum!

Courtesy
This doesn't only apply to this forum, but it is stressed more in this forum because some threads deal with personal issues, and if you aren't respectful to others' posts than there will be conflicts and fighting. I like to say, if you don't have something nice to say, don't say it at all. This applies here, but your post doesn't have to be "nice." Just avoid being rude and obnoxious.

Read what others wrote by Squidlidink
All too often people post comments only referencing the topic title not what the actual topic was about. Always read the first few posts to see the scope of the argument and understand it, then read the previous posts to see specifically what people are talking about at that point.

Read what you're about to post thanks to Megamickel
Make sure you don't sound like an idiot before you post. If you say something stupid, you're bound to be attacked for it. The very nature of this forum says that opponents will look for any flaws in your argument, and if your post makes you sound like an ignorant buffoon, then you'll pay for it.

Be Specific Thanks to Eyes and Asherlee
Sometimes a lot of people are posting at once. It can be hard to tell who is talking about what. Instead of saying "it" or "him" be as specific as you can about who or what you are referring to. When you are talking to another AG member, a technique would be to us "@(so and so's name)" Then he/she will know that he/she is being addressed.

Quotes are also a helpful feature. You can make a quote by highlighting the text you want to quote (it must be inside the comment box) and clicking on "Quote".

Post YOUR feelings! Thanks to TotalReview
Don't just follow a crowd. Post your feelings on the issue. Use your mind and don't just say something to try to be cool. I would rather disagree with someone who actually supports something then agree with someone who just lied.

To add to it all, have fun!!!
This forum is pretty serious, but don't feel too worked up about a thread. This site is for having a good time, so post only if you want to to. This is not an obligation!

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Paarfam
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Well, it isn't that you can't read it, it's more of the fact that people who don't know much often have bad grammar as well. No offense sprooschickin, but in a generality of things, that's how it works.

sprooschicken
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that still doesnt mean it does any good to correct it? if someones an idiot it wont do any good to tell them off for spelling, i hope im an exception to that rule

and while we're talking about grammar please stop calling me chickin its technically spam

Paarfam
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I'm just saying that most people will only take people with good grammar seriously. Oh, and typos exits. Remember that. ;D

sprooschicken
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probably true but those people are idiots

JsaKim
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Things Going on in the real world. A lot has happened since 2000. There has been a lot of Natural Disasters. They have captured criminals like Osama Bin Laden who was suspected to have destroyed the twin towers. Barack Obama becoming the first Black President and Michael jackson, Legendary Musican dying. And Much more

CalvinKidd137
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I would like to make One comment about the topic of religion. Never get into an argument with a Mormon that they do not drink coffee or tea because it has caffeine in it. You will lose that argument. I know plenty of Mormons who drink Coke, Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, and Mountain Dew. I think I would know anyways because I am Mormon.

FloydTC
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Never get into an argument with a Mormon that they do not drink coffee or tea because it has caffeine in it. You will lose that argument.


if its on the internet, it doesnt matter what the topic is. youre going to lose the argument anyway. nobody on the internet is allowed to admit that theyre wrong.

dont argue with me on this, youll never win.
CalvinKidd137
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if its on the internet, it doesnt matter what the topic is. youre going to lose the argument anyway. nobody on the internet is allowed to admit that theyre wrong.


Actually I am man enough to admit when I am wrong and I am not wrong on this one.
Toluffy
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yes good conversation i really liked =D

GrazingBuffalo
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dont argue with me on this, youll never win.


...I don't understand how you did that.

In other news, thanks for putting this thread up. I'm sure it'll be useful to lots.
stargate99
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I love a good argument with someone who knows what they are talking about. If they don't know what they are talking about then the argument is over in like 5-10 minutes.

zakyman
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If they don't know what they are talking about then the argument is over in like 5-10 minutes.


Does anyone else just hate it when you make a thread which has gone for about 30 pages, and then someone just bursts in and gives a totally off-conversational opinion?
athinianhoplite
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yeah thats truee is so annoying i hate those guys althought sometimes are right

BritHennerz
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dont argue with me on this, youll never win
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I once said that the Taliban were responsible for 9/11 I meant that they were linked but I was still wrong for saying they were responsible.
I just admitted to being wrong on the internet. I think you have just lost that argument.
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[b][i] MY NAME IS JAMES! I AGREE WITH TANSTAAFL I would say that posting one's thoughts and feelings is important, not just posting one's feelings.

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