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Old 05-11-2005, 05:58 PM   #1
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How would FYMers do in a face to face discussion?

Here on the WWW, these discussions allow us time to respond, pull up articles and facts, be able to edit and take back something we said. It's very convenient for nailing someone or something in a discussion. However, if we were to get together in person, what would our discussions be like? We wouldn't have as much time to come up with a witty response, cite facts, check facts, etc.

I think it would be pretty darn fun to have a face to face discussion with y'all...it would probably get awfully feisty, as it does here, but it would be fun.
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Old 05-11-2005, 06:03 PM   #2
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Good question. If I was low on facts face-to-face, I'd probably change the subject or just keep repeating whatever good points I feel I have on the particular topic. Or say something off the wall, like "Hit me with the facts," because I know the opponent couldn't possibly pull that off, unless they were extraordinary or obsessed with a certain topic.
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Old 05-11-2005, 06:06 PM   #3
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A lot of people who spend a lot of time on the internet would crumble in a face to face conversation. I know I would. I don't do well so I just start making things up and being jerk. wait a min thats not so different from being online....
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Yeah, I'd probably be twice the jerk in person.
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yeah, i would probably be alot more assertive and blunt in person than online.
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My favorite line would be "No, you're wrong!"

I'd probably shut up a lot more in person, thinking it over.
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There would also be alot of "No offense but...."
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My last resort comment would be "Before you go on, just to let you know, your fly is undone."
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Or "You may want to wipe that booger off your nose..."
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I think we would do just fine - and likely spend more time getting to know each other that tossing political grenades back and forth.
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I have met several FYM regulars, including nbcrusader, and the issues discussed here rarely come up. The only person I have even been close to arguing with is a good friend, so it was okay
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I'd just punch you in the face if I disagreed with you.

I kid, I kid, I kid cause I care.

I'm actually better in some aspects face to face and worse in some. I did debate for a short while and a lot of public speaking, so I'd say I'm pretty good with that aspect.

I'd prefer the face to face debate over this anyday.

I'd actually be much less confrontational in person than I am in here(I know some of you may find that hard to believe).
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I think its fun to come in here and have friendly (sometimes not so friendly) discussions here. I think that the great thing about FYM is it can take people from all over the world and have intelligent conversations. I think its great and most of us would do well to talk to each other.
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Easy. I wouldn't talk politics. I generally don't like to in the real world.

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When I first met a bunch of interferencers at the Las Vegas show in 2001, I got alot of comments about how much nicer I was in person compared to my persona online.

That being said, I think I'd be just an opinionated in person, but more complimentary of the other person's ability to be so stupid . But seriously, I think I'd be more diplomatic and would fall into the role of moderator as opposed to fact-supplier.
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