posted on Dec, 16 2012 @ 10:38 PM
When I pick a topic or headline; it is usually either because I have an interest; or varying levels of knowledge of the topic. If I have an interest;
reading the posts expand my knowledge, of the topic...if I am very interested in the topic, then I research the topic. Then after my own research and
based on understanding and conclusions; from that I contribute...unless it is a post that I have already done the previous with; the contribution I
add to the discussion, varies from several years of interest in the subject; to several months.
I can see how wanting to be engaged in a topic; but lacking the understanding of things discussed, can be disparaging. Experience of the topic helps;
and interest in the topic, will encourage a desire to learn more. I suppose if we think of topic the topic like classes; Physics 101 or Physics 512,
anyone can sit in on any class, but prerequisites may be required, to get the most out of what is being discussed. The professor and students have
those prerequisites; it would be nice, if the professor and other students stopped to bring the person sitting in up to speed; but that may derail the
current level of discussion back to the basics.
The language used in posts are natural to the posters, when trying to convey an idea. Some posters do convey with simplicity complex concepts and
theories, and some do not. When a posts level holds several people that have studied and researched the topic for many years; to each other the post
conversation is in a simplistic context already. So when I run across something I have an interest in and what is being discussed about it; leaves me
in the cold, that's something new to study and research, if my interest is genuine or if it just out of boredom, look for another topic I can
So my advice; study and research, a lot of posts are debating the topic...when that happens a lot of prior knowledge is required to know whats going
on in the volley...either you can sit back with popcorn and wait for a victor...or if you are versed on the topic, aid to a claim or refute on
another. It's a weird dynamic, some feelings get hurt at times; because at times people cannot release what is a certainty to them, even when
refutable evidence to the contrary exists.
Perhaps this helps...? I would not be so rude to say be gone off to 101 with you. I would stop and take the time. So peoples patience will vary and if
they feel like doing that or not...sorry but educating yourself on the topic; before entering into debate and speculation, is my best advice.