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Originally posted by Confused and Dazed!
What is it you want to know? Whose asking and why?
Generally, this is how it is when dealing with the public. It is like trying to herd cats! The question is not only misinterpreted from the beginning, but, instant fodder for an argument. Once you begin to deal with intelligence levels from the very stupid to the over educated, you'll end up with every kind of answer but the one you had hoped for.
This is why, I generally no longer ask anyone for their opinion, or thoughts on anything. What little sanity I have left, I'd like to hang onto...
Originally posted by Tallsorts
Since the fall of the Roman Empire, people have been looking for Gladiatorial pastimes, and ATS falls into that category. It's so easy for people to drop by and go Yah, Boo, Sucks on any subject they know nothing whatsoever about.
Originally posted by MKULTRA
Therefore, one reason some people might not answer questions is because they may perceive the questioner as attempting to initiate a debate using a Socratic questioning format. Very rarely do I see questioners state, "I'm not trying to start a debate with you, I'm really trying to clarify what you meant."
Why are people on ATS incapable of answering questions?
Maybe if you'd actually presented a question, someone might actually attempt to answer it.
For crying out loud, do you work for the Obama White House? You complain that no one is capable of answering your question, yet you fail to even ask a direct question. Do you even bother to read your own posts?