One of the reasons I’ve left a number of firearms forums and pretty much started my own… because too many people take Forums too seriously and get too wound up over differences of opinion.
Arguing on the Internet serves no purpose. State your opinion, back it up with whatever you like… and if someone disagrees… that doesn’t make you less of a Man. But when you persist and argue and let yourself get wound up over it… That does.
I’ve had people that I used to call friends, get so wound up about an internet argument, that they “took their ball and went home”, severing their ties and losing friendship along with it.
All because of differing opinions… All because people are taking a thread on a an internet discussion forum too seriously. Lighten up!
Present your opinions, back it up with your logic that lead you to that opinion. If someone has a different opinion, backed up with other reasons… That’s fine. Different opinions… this is why not everyone is using 1903 Springfields in .30-06. We all have different opinions. But to insult the other person because their opinion is different, that’s lame. Rise above. Take some deep breaths. Go shooting. And don’t let yourselves get wound up.
This is one of the reasons I started We The Armed. A place where like minded people can share their thoughts about the things we like – without taking everything too seriously. I know some guys that seem to think that their job is to win arguments and make sure every comment is technically reviewed and corrected. It’s as if they sit there at their computers with a red pencil in hand. Guys, I don’t know anyone that is paid to win arguments on the internet. I want We The Armed to be fun. It’s a pastime for all of us. I’m not opening 401K’s for any member.