quote:Originally posted by Ubermensch:
I think the question here is do any real people with original ideas and opinions post here or is this just a wasteland for political hate speech?
You are correct. I find it refreshing when someone posts their own thoughts and feelings, rather than cut and paste someone elses statements.
Yes, there are a lot of people who give honest consideration to topics on forums. But there are people who only want to stir up discord and create confusion on forums. They hide behind the anonymity of this type of forum, knowing that their true identity is secure. They surf various forums until they find one that they can "bait" with topics obviously intended to incite inflamed answers. I don't say they don't have a right to do so, just that they are a part of what other forum users have to endure. Forum owners do have a right to censure what is posted, and some do so more than others. Very few forum moderators will tolerate personal attacks, bad language or exposing the true identity of a poster.