Being a GD hound, it often bothers me greatly when posters pawn off a debate on the grounds that it has already been done. Sure, I can see it in GQ and CCC, and especially ATMB, but GD, IMHO, MPSIMS, and the Pit? I mean, what the fuck.
“Oh, we’ve discussed this several times already. You are so last month.” :rolleyes: Great debates that get raised all the time really are great debates. They fuel controversy. They bring out interesting information. Tempers rise, pit threads are started… I mean, hell, what else is GD for but a solid assault on the foundations of one’s opinions? Oh, I know: a solid, continued assault on one’s opinions. Unless you are so close-minded that it isn’t you’ve nothing to say, but nothing you want to hear.
Don’t get me wrong, link to the old threads. They’ve always been a good read. But anyone who only links to an old thread and shoves the topic off as uninteresting… well, fuck you. If you’ve got nothing worth saying, shut the fuck up. I’d rather talk to Hiyruu about phi than watch you plod through searching old threads just so you can pretend you already know it all and there ain’t nothing more to say on the matter.
Yes, we’ve discussed (for example) abortion many times. So that’s it? The topic suddenly becomes uninteresting? Yes, we find the newbies who revel in trashing religion, or stoutly supporting it. Sure, we’ve gone over it before. So fucking what? They are interesting conversations. This isn’t Seinfeld where we talk about buttons on people’s shirts. Its fucking GD. A place to think, not to pawn off your rhetorical skills on the search engine.
Link to the threads, but if you’ve got something to say, fucking say it. If you’ve got nothing to say, please consider lurking. I’d rather hear you repeat yourself fifteen times than tell someone, “Oh, yawn, we’ve discussed this before.” Well hey, someone wants to fucking discuss it again.