Yes, I've been told I've changed someone's mind on something. I wouldn't say anyone in particular has changed my mind regarding a specific issue, though I definitely have considered new ideas, or challenged my own stances on things through reading discussion. I try not to talk about things I don't know anything about and often decide to just quietly read other people's opinion on those issues. Sometimes I won't enter a thread because I simply have no interest or because I don't have the energy to debate about it. Some things I've realized I will never have any reasonable amount of control over, and therefore view spending my time debating those things to be a waste.
Last edited by Letmesleep; 2012-12-15 at 10:25 AM.