Why do people take part in forums? Apr 8, 2008 20:39:36 GMT 1
Post by Bonobo on Apr 8, 2008 20:39:36 GMT 1
Yes, I definitely agree! When I was on a larger forum I was mostly just an observer, but in this format I find myself posting more because I enjoy it more.
I have often wondered about my reasons to participate in forums.
I have known them already.
Now I am wondering about other people`s reasons. Are they the same as mine?
My adventure started exactly 3 years ago. There was a diplomatic scandal between Poland and Russia after Polish authorities in Warsaw had named a roundabout after Dudayev, Chechen President, assassinated by Russians as a terrorist. Dudayev and all Chechens then were considered freedom fighters while Russians had a very bad publicity as occupiers and invaders. I wanted to discuss those things in some Russian forum. After some googling I found a Russian forum where fans of Russia and Russians exchenaged their views. I dragonentered their site and caused incredible havoc with my views. hahahahaahahahaha For two years my main opponent was a very intelligent Russian woman who instantly found adequate replies to my arguments. I still wonder if she was a real person or if her posts were a collective produce of several guys from influence and PR teams sponsored by Russian government. She was cold and logical, and made only a few silly blunders during those 3 years.
What did we discuss about? Or more appropriately, what did we battle about?
I was Borys there. And I certainly liked provocations hahahahaha
Poland has gone ape!
About Soviet Russian participation in the war and their initial cooperation with Hitler
Polish Jewish relations
Soviet Union should have been preserved
Communism and fascism
About Stanisław Lem
And of course Katyn Massacre
Forgive me this long list but I have already said that I am sentimental with it i can refresh nice memories.
The participation in the Russian forum cost me a lot of time and thinking but I don`t regret.
It came abruptly to an end after two years. I suppose the Russian government decided to send the clever woman to another job/position.
I remember the time spent there as very emotional and a bit unstable, yet very fruitful. I revised many facts from history and improved my English considerably. Comparing my experience now and then, it was like going through adolescence while now I have reached maturity. hahahahaha
What are your reasons?