Relative importance of issues

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  1. DC_DEEP

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    I'm puzzled and dismayed that some really important topics/issues/threads get 10 views, 2 replies, and then they die. Then a thread pops up, about nothing in particular, or about random thoughts or feelings, and it gets 1080 views and 175 replies.

    Are hurt feelings or catfights really more important than pending legislation to make cocks over 6.625 inches long illegal?

    Oh, wait, I get it. As far as the squabbles go, they are more entertaining, everyone can join in and fling a stone.

    As for the political stuff, nah, it will never affect me, I would rather fling a stone. Now where's TripleTofuWhopper?
     
  2. B_Stronzo

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    No.

    Or they certainly shouldn't be. I applaud the obersvation DC.

    (that last sentence of yours is fucking hilarious....!)
     
  3. jeff black

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    IN case people are curious about my take, I think some important issues only get a few glances or responses due to the fact that people may or may not be in the mood to discuss something serious.

    Perhaps, they skip the thread, thinking they will come back to it at a later point, and then forget?

    I know I am guilty of this, as well as looking at a thread, and thinking that it is above my particular array of knowledge.
    Maybe a specific example would help?:tongue:
     
  4. naughty

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    Hey,

    I have to say that I purposely avoid most volatile subjects because in most cases they are fraught with discord and are treacherous to a fault. I dont believe that many of them bring out the best in the board members. Frankly, I am here to have fun and enjoy chatting with online friends. If that makes me a Pollyanna so be it. I have enough things in real time to run my blood pressure up.
     
  5. dongalong

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    I mainly log in to LPSG for some light entertainment and to talk about my obsession with other like minded people.
    I personally have to be in the mood to read through the usually long posts that are intrinsic to more important/serious subjects.
     
  6. DC_DEEP

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    Good points, jeff, Naughty, and dongalong. But just be aware that sometimes we discuss things that have a direct bearing on our ability/right to log on to LPSG and have fun. Sometimes you have to take the boring responsibility with the fun diversion. Just before the sale and transition of LPSG, the pending legislation was 18 USC 2257, and dealt with child porn, but our sweethearts on the hill have "expanded" the child porn laws. Be informed. Or you won't be here on this board much longer.
     
  7. dongalong

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    Catchier thread titles are the answer!
     
  8. sares

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    yep. this is not my only board. I post on heavier topics elsewhere... but this is the Large Penis Support Group... which for me means talking about sex, relationships, and above all, Large Penises!

    I don't begrudge the topics at all. just not interested in getting into it when I come here.
     
  9. D_Sheffield Thongbynder

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    You mean like "Look at my 20-inch cock, but first tell me what you think about racism/homophobia/corrupt govt./George Bush"?

     
  10. dongalong

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    No like: Goerge Bush is a homophobic, racist, currupt dude with a 20" cock
     
  11. D_Sheffield Thongbynder

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    Yours is much better. I was trying not to be political. Writing 20-inch cock in bold may add to the allure of the post, too.

     
  12. dongalong

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    I think that thread would for last years!:biggrin1:
     
  13. Ummagumma

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    110 percent ditto here.

    I find the 'wars' that constantly seem to pop up here nowadays to be nothing but comedy gold though. Don't stop any time soon people, please, AA always enjoys a good laugh at internet arguments.

    In all the years I've been either lurking or posting, stuff like this never seemed to go on until lately. The occasional 'troll bashing' and 'that's not you in the av/gallery' yes, but these squabbles that involve knowing everyone's entire post history and who is and isn't on their 'buddy list'? Not at all... guess it's just a reflection of the people that post here now as opposed to those that posted back then.

    It sorta feels like every possible 'support group' type issue has been exhausted and we've all just stuck around too long.

    But most threads get their fair due if you ask me - this board moves relatively slowly compared to most others out there, and sooner or later decent advice is doled out in each thread, even if most of it is by the same few people.
     
  14. Matthew

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    DC - how about the importance of relative issues? :wink:

    For my part, LPSG is supposed to be my escape from society, not my contribution to it. I can't help getting drawn into some issues, but I stay out of a lot more - in some cases, where I'm not willing to spend the time to check facts to back up my argument. For example, I haven't posted in the Israel/Lebanon thread for that reason. But in general, I prefer to make my social contributions offline and have fun here.
     
  15. Pecker

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    Peckers just want to have fun.
     
  16. DC_DEEP

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    Any moderator - please lock this thread.
     
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    The important threads are short, because we mostly agree on the big issues.
     
  18. DC_DEEP

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    Any moderator, please lock this thread.
     
  19. fortiesfun

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    Your point is very well taken. Makes me think a bit more about this specific issue.

    I'd propose a different reason for relative inactivity of the most complex threads: It is very hard to contribute to them. They take a lot of background knowledge and research. I read many more of these than I add to, because I don't know enough.

    On the other hand, it is easy to contribute to a "How far do you shoot?" thread. The knowledge base required to respond is smaller, and the research is more fun.

    Having said that, I do hope you know how much I, for one, appreciate your frequent contributions on complicated topics. I make a special point of reading your posts because they are well-informed about issues, and timely to boot. Hope you are not so discouraged that you lessen your output. It is not an insult that can't all do what you do, maybe we are not all quite as smart as you. :smile:
     
  20. DC_DEEP

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    Thanks, fortiesfun. Any moderator, please lock this thread.
     
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