[quote="BigBallinStalin"]Why do you post here? What drives you to read and/or type your thoughts here?
1. Probably 60% of the time it is just a form of procrastination. When I have some difficult turns to take in my games, and I'm not quite ready to make the difficult calculations or take a tough decision whether to pull the trigger or not, I'll come to the forums as a way of postponing it.
2. Once in a while (20% ?) something interesting will catch my eye and I feel it deserves a response. Then I'll kick myself, knowing that none of these demagogues will actually change their mind so I've just wasted an hour of typing.
3. Sometimes (10% ?) I see two people who are talking past each other and the mediator within me thinks if he just steps in between and makes them see reason, they will start to share genuine communication and actually exchange ideas and discover the joy of mutual comprehension. Then I'll kick myself even harder after that.
4. Once in a while (10%) it's just a quirky desire for ordinary social interaction or to share a bad joke.
Is this a place where you become more informed?
Honestly, once in a while yes. It doesn't happen often, but once in a while someone will say something that was really unknown to me, so yes.
Is this a place for shouting at others with your cyber megaphone?
I try not to. Enough of that going on already.
Is this a place for practicing the art of arguing and/or for practicing the art of trolling?
Not for me.
Or do some of you come here to become willingly trolled, you sadomasochistic cunts?
I do get trolled, but it's always accidental.
Which is it? Why do you show yourself here?
Redundant question. The first one pretty much covered it.
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