Show of HandsShow of Hands

MrWolfe October 18th, 2013 11:58am

Today is the 1-year birthday/anniversary since I stumbled across the SoH community. It's been a great learning experience, while also being a hilarious place to do some online 'people-watching.' What do you enjoy most about the app?

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DavesNotHere where am I
10/20/13 5:03 pm

This is the ONLY place where I can have a conversation with scientists, teachers, country folk, and other people who I'd never meet in my line of work or private life. I'm a blue collar uneducated guy from the city & suburbia. I wouldn't meet these

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DavesNotHere where am I
10/20/13 5:04 pm

people in my social circles. And they do educate me from time to time. So that's the definite upside and cool aspect of this experience.

Labranewf14 Georgia
10/19/13 8:04 pm

It's exemplary of the new type of community that's emerging in the modern age.

bstokosa Connecticut
10/19/13 4:50 pm

I love reading the comments - funny ones - serious ones - people watching without staring.

MissN The Experiment
10/18/13 10:21 pm

The users, definitely the users ..also learning about my convictions as well as others'.

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dramatic13 Tennessee
10/18/13 2:12 pm

The sense of community. People truly care for other people they have never met! It's kind of weird, but good at the same time.

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comppete Las Vegas
10/18/13 1:32 pm

It's great to communicate with a bunch of great people.

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MichaelTX254 Check User Website
10/18/13 1:18 pm

I like that I can now dislike stupid questions :)

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Ghostreconss mars
10/18/13 12:56 pm

I love the community, and how (mostly) everyone is respectful when arguing their side. I love hearing from people with different ideals from what I have and bring up points I didn't see prior, it's opened my mind significantly. Thank you all.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/18/13 12:53 pm

Observations and expert opinions about things I'd never have known about otherwise. Meeting new friends an unexpected, but very welcome bonus.

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Zimmeress Make Me Laugh
10/18/13 10:22 am

The links to websites/articles/opinions to things I would have never seen otherwise. I really love the variety that is given by the community.

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MrWolfe Nashville
10/18/13 1:04 pm

For sure... the ability to add links in 2.0 was an awesome idea!

GotHeem Indiana
10/18/13 9:46 am

Most every one is professional and know about the case they argue. I don't get that in highschool very often.

xx116xx Christian. Unashamed.
10/18/13 9:04 am

I like being able to argue in the comments about religion and hockey.

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Gill81 Burque
10/18/13 9:02 am

The great people.

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huskermedic Cincinnati
10/18/13 8:50 am

conversation with many different view points.

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JanuaryLove
10/18/13 8:01 am

I'm surprised to find that I was here so much before you. I did a lot of vote-and-run early on, so maybe by the time I started reading/writing comments, you had arrived on the scene.

Happy anniversary!

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bMyComrade Stumptown
10/18/13 7:59 am

I'm glad you found it :-) we're about one month from mine,

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MrWolfe Nashville
10/18/13 5:16 pm

Awesome sauce! Glad you're here, too :)

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/18/13 7:58 am

I love the quality debates and getting to know cool people like you

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inge MIA
10/18/13 7:43 am

I love my bitches

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/18/13 7:27 am

Congrats on your one-year SoHiversary! :)
Well, there's very little I don't love about SoH. I enjoy seeing the positions that others hold, and when they're expressed in a respectful manner - it's even greater to read. It has helped me build an

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/18/13 7:29 am

understanding as to why these individuals believe what they do. It has opened my mind to a number of things which I shut-out in the past. Most importantly... I've met some of the most incredible people. There are quite a few individuals that I care

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/18/13 7:29 am

very, very much for. Show of hands means more to me than anyone could possibly understand, but I'll just say - I love it. <3 :)

sensible SF Bay Area
10/18/13 7:06 am

Helps me understand how people think.

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Emporia SoCal
10/18/13 7:04 am

Watching people argue in the comment section.

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MrWolfe Nashville
10/18/13 7:06 am

The ping-pong matches are indeed fun unless they get too personal

JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/18/13 6:53 am

The exchange of ideas and perspectives. I've learned a lot.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/18/13 6:40 am

The variety of people and opinions. Friends from all over the place.

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cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
10/18/13 6:39 am

I got it before it was a community. Back in the day there weren't even comment threads! Since then I've been here for every update and it's awesome to see what it's grown into. Tony's doing an excellent job running it!

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/18/13 6:46 am

The same year my third year is coming up real soon.

kermie gaytopia
10/18/13 7:01 am

I just passed three years and that seems so long ago! So many updates since then.

beamie Michigan
10/18/13 6:37 am

I love the little tiffs people get in to. Lol

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BeNotAfraid missing my sunrise
10/18/13 6:25 am

It makes me research things I find interesting or unbelievable. It's very capable of showing intelligence as well as some major ignorance!! "People-watching" is a very interesting way of putting it.

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TiltonAllStarz Outside Ur Comfort Zone
10/18/13 6:25 am

I like the heated debates I have, the friends and acquaintances I've made.
This is the only place where I'm allowed to speak my mind politically.

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glashberg Wave when you flyover
10/18/13 6:24 am

The community and the insight ^_^

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TierasPet
10/18/13 6:18 am

I like the discussions, varying opinions and the education SOH provides.

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dahawwl Texas
10/18/13 6:12 am

Hearing a lot of different opinions from a diverse and interesting group if people. And getting intelligent (most of the time) feedback on my ideas about things.

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suppressedID That is my secret Cap
10/18/13 6:08 am

I like exposing myself to new ideas and challenging my own beliefs (if they're with holding, they're worth questioning).

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suppressedID That is my secret Cap
10/18/13 6:09 am

^in this respect, SOH members have stepped up admirably.

doctalk not all who wander r lost
10/18/13 6:12 am

I almost stopped reading after " I like exposing myself ... "

suppressedID That is my secret Cap
10/18/13 6:20 am

What?!? You don't SOH naked?
:-O

Isomax TIC TOC
10/18/13 6:00 am

I enjoy the people that come here for the learning experience and take part in some hilarious online people watching.

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polster2 US
10/18/13 5:57 am

Proving people wrong.

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MrWolfe Nashville
10/18/13 6:05 am

Ooooohhhhh.... don't leave us hanging!
How so?

Liberty 4,032,064
10/18/13 5:52 am

I like the opportunity for debate.
Also, I'll admit that I find the trolls pretty funny.

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DrReid Ever present.
10/18/13 5:50 am

The community of course! Sure there may be a few non-stop trolls, but for the most part the positive and intelligent community thrives.

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HayleyS looking up.
10/18/13 5:42 am

I love learning from you guys; y'all have made and are continuing to make me better.
There are a lot of people that I've grown to care a whole lot about. I'm glad I've had the opportunity to get to know so many great people.

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MrWolfe Nashville
10/18/13 5:43 am

You are too freaking precious!

HayleyS looking up.
10/18/13 5:45 am

:) well thank you! :D

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/18/13 7:24 am

Hey, you.. Yeah, you!
Love you, Hayley. :)

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
10/18/13 5:38 am

Anyone know what these cliques are that some people have not been appreciating?

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MrWolfe Nashville
10/18/13 5:40 am

I think that may have died down a bit, but admittedly; I haven't been all that active here the past few weeks

MrWolfe Nashville
10/18/13 5:28 am

You do it tactfully, though. Stellar user, IMO!

Doopy Remedial Americanism
10/18/13 5:31 am

Thank you, and you likewise.

EarlyBird Portland
10/18/13 6:32 am

Good to see you Doopy!

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
10/18/13 5:21 am

I like the what he's trying to do with the OnAir aspect, which is why I've been as involved with it as I have. I've met some great people here, and the show has made is easy to meet some of them face to face, even if not in person.

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TiltonAllStarz Outside Ur Comfort Zone
10/18/13 5:18 am

Wow Wolfe, no explanation?
I'm better than that sir.

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TiltonAllStarz Outside Ur Comfort Zone
10/18/13 5:22 am

I would've at least gave you a reason.

TiltonAllStarz Outside Ur Comfort Zone
10/18/13 5:35 am

No, change it back "friend".

MrWolfe Nashville
10/18/13 5:38 am

Are you talking about whom I follow? Did you miss the beta discussion a long time ago when I said I rotate to keep my number low?
Or it is something else? I'm stumped!

TiltonAllStarz Outside Ur Comfort Zone
10/18/13 6:22 am

Cop out.
I mean this sincerely, I wish you and your family the best in the future.

I've also done that, but there's a short list of "untouchables". Your still on it, but I'd prefer it if you'd leave me unfollowed.
It's a matter of principal.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
10/18/13 5:10 am

The community and brain stimulation coming from varied questions and discussions.

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MrWolfe Nashville
10/18/13 5:15 am

+1. I've had many discussions here that have made me reexamine my own views

omagabi Surf City
10/18/13 5:59 am

Yes, it different every day. I learn, I laugh, I comment with a certain amount of anonymity and it helps me get through some tough times right now.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
10/18/13 9:31 am

As anonymous as I am, I am not anonymous. Which is ironically funny.

Kris Humidity Central
10/18/13 5:10 am

I like the Kindo/Longhorn back and forth nonsense. Always gets a chuckle :P

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MrWolfe Nashville
10/18/13 5:12 am

Gonna miss you, young 'un!

kermie gaytopia
10/18/13 7:03 am

Still time to change your mind! ;)

Wink
10/18/13 5:03 am

I like the choice for total anonymity, but I love that I feel like I have some buddies on here.

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MrWolfe Nashville
10/18/13 5:05 am

Good point... for the folks that have complained about cliques & lack of anonymity since 2.0, I'd remind them that the app is still set of for a user to be as anonymous as they'd like to be

MrWolfe Nashville
10/18/13 5:01 am

I was originally incredibly drawn to the anonymous spirit of the app, but what I've enjoyed most is actually getting to know many of you on a more personal, almost tangible level. Lots of good peeps here :-)

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Abolitionist Voice of the people
10/18/13 5:00 am

I like the comment section and the freedom tony allows us to express ourselves.

Side note- I upgraded yesterday so my polls won't close in an hour anymore lol

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MrWolfe Nashville
10/18/13 5:03 am

You, sir, are a gentleman & a scholar!

Side-note: I haven't been able to find anyone recently on here with a higher agreement % than you have with me. You're good sht, Abo ;-)

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
10/18/13 5:12 am

I agree with Abolitionist 48% of the time and MrWolfe 57% of the time. Interesting.

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
10/18/13 5:18 am

And yer 58% with me..The atheist..

Abolitionist Voice of the people
10/18/13 5:28 am

I just noticed that Wolfe, idk if I found a higher agreement neither. And a scholar? Great compliment from you because you have a pretty independent mind so I know that's an unbiased opinion. LOL thanks. I've always respected your opinion