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Ok this may get thrown into BTS and the rant forum but I just wanted to find out from members why it is that some of us create threads and then watch within minutes new threads being created off of our links from the threads?
Does anyone have some interesting facts or links to facts on Hemingway that can help my son not to find Hemingway the most boring subject matter to date?
Research and Looking something up are worlds and years apart.
Those are not the ones I started this thread about, but recently in the past year I have read so many people making comments to thread starters about their research when in fact the stuff they brought forward were the first findings on a general search engine! Couple that with some nifty pictures from google images, a youtube video or so and Whalla! A mega thread begins and the Op gets to hear how much respect everyone has for their "Research".
Today I air my thoughts and opinions which tend to keep me from being my creative best on this forum and in real life.
Anyone can author a thread about their findings based on others hard work and lifetimes of dedication, but to call looking stuff up online your research, is just plain ridiculous and creating a desensitization to the real educated professionals working in specific fields of study.
Originally posted by charles1952
Hi, antar, got a couple of non-irky questions for you. I used to do research, but I don't do that kind of research here. I've never called myself a researcher, but I can understand your frustration. What should I call myself or the looking up that I do? Am I a looker? I'll accept anything.
Second question, are there three or four areas that interest you in particular? What are they?