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View Poll Results: Do you learn in a debate?
No 2 5.26%
Sometimes 0 0%
As long as it's done respectfully 27 71.05%
Yes 9 23.68%
Other 0 0%
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  #1  
April 29th, 2007, 08:30 PM
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Spinoff of the cloth diapering thread.

I think that most of us learn from debating others.

As long as the information is presented respectfully, and not condescendingly, then I think it is an important part of this board.

Although I don't normally come here for the sole purpose of learning, I have learned from many a debate and even changed my opinion on certain subjects.
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April 29th, 2007, 08:32 PM
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I voted yes, often, and as long as it's done respectfully. I have no problems with someone trying to educate me on a subject as long as it's done without being condescending, KWIM? I appreciate being educated, actually, because it makes me even stronger in my convictions in most cases.
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April 29th, 2007, 08:38 PM
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My intention may not be to become educated on a topic, but it never ceases to amaze me when I do. If it weren't for these debate boards, I would not have stuck to BFing as long as I did. There are plenty of topics that, originally, I think NO WAY and then after I learn about them I get completely behind it. I come here as a form of entertainment, but I get an added bonus when I learn something.
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April 29th, 2007, 08:39 PM
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yes, often i learn and as long as it's done respectfully. i see sometimes see the "in your face HA!" kind of attitude in some posts and that irks me so i usually just ignore that and go on.
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April 29th, 2007, 08:49 PM
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I learn sometimes, not even meaning to. Like the cloth diapering debate, it is to late for me to invest in cloth diapers, but if I would have known all that i know now I would have used cloth. As a matter of fact one of my best friends is pregnant and after reading that debate I think I have talked her in to using cloth. I had no idea how easy it was, I always thought it was a ton of work, and wasn't interested in sticking my babies with pins which i thought was the only way there was to put diapers on.
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April 29th, 2007, 08:50 PM
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I learn sometimes, not even meaning to. Like the cloth diapering debate, it is to late for me to invest in cloth diapers, but if I would have known all that i know now I would have used cloth. As a matter of fact one of my best friends is pregnant and after reading that debate I think I have talked her in to using cloth. I had no idea how easy it was, I always thought it was a ton of work, and wasn't interested in sticking my babies with pins which i thought was the only way there was to put diapers on.[/b]
Me too! I am honestly wanting to switch to cloth now! I had no idea things had progressed so far with them.
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April 29th, 2007, 08:52 PM
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I come here to blow off steam and have educated debates. I do not have that option in real life because of the high stress with Dani so I use this and it has helped a lot.
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April 29th, 2007, 08:56 PM
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I learned so much from the cloth diaper debate thread that I really think that's the way to go now.[/b]
Ditto! I think I'm going to do more research into CDing and try to get DF on board so I can at least get a few to try out at home and see how it works. There's another example of me learning here. If you'd asked me when I was pregnant if I was interested in CDing you'd have gotten a firm HELL no I thought it was so much more work!
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April 29th, 2007, 10:55 PM
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a debate is just an argument if there isnt the possiblity you could learn something.
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April 30th, 2007, 08:09 AM
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I have learned a lot of things in the debates.
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April 30th, 2007, 08:19 AM
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Whats the point of debating if you aren't open to changing your mind or changing someone elses mind?
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April 30th, 2007, 10:17 AM
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a debate is just an argument if there isnt the possiblity you could learn something.[/b]
^I love that approach!

I voted sometimes, sometimes, as long as it's respectful.

((off to see the cloth diaper debate!))
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