View Poll Results: Have Public Forums Made You A Smarter Person?

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  • Yes

    59 40.97%
  • No

    68 47.22%
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    17 11.81%
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  1. #21
    The Insane peggleftw's Avatar
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    some forum posts actually make me lose IQ points.

    really though, not necessarily smarter, but i get most of my world news and little facts from reading stuff online, its also a good place to see a variety of opinions on one subject.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankLampard View Post
    ...I never read, had a poor vocabulary and my understanding of general concepts was lacking.
    In London, we have a term that means all those things at once...Chelsea fan

    OT I've learnt some things, and have passed on some knowledge as well.

  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by Kalis View Post
    In London, we have a term that means all those things at once...Chelsea fan

    OT I've learnt some things, and have passed on some knowledge as well.
    haha, don't anger my inner hooligan. :P

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    I wouldn't really call is marter, but you can read many things on forums that you would normally never stumble upon. So it definetely can broaden your knowledge about what goes on in the world. (if you go to the right forums)

  5. #25
    Just thought I would point out I don't mean this forum in particular.

    Any public forum.

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    The Insane peggleftw's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tokru View Post
    I wouldn't really call is marter,

    No, neither would i.

    before someone flames me, im only kidding. i understand it was a simple mistake.
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  7. #27
    Probably made me dumber.

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    yeah, see the developers just flipped you the finger.

  9. #29
    Of course. People who think they haven't been made a smarter person probably don't want to admit that they have learned anything from a public forum.

    I guess maybe they might consider 'smart' to mean something more along the lines of the way they think and how easily they learn, because in that case I would have voted no.

    Bergtau's Law: As an online discussion grows longer, the probability that somebody will mention Godwin's Law approaches 1.
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    Too many dumb people say random dumb crap in a public forum... no, forums didn't make me "smarter."

  11. #31
    mmo champion forums certainly not.

  12. #32
    Smarter? No. 9/10 "argumentative" posts are flame baits, and the 1/10 that is actually legit is ignored, because accepting truth would kill a thread.

    What I have found out is that there are extremely many stupid people, so relative to people on the forums, I've discovered that I'm smarter than I thought I was. It's something.

  13. #33
    Not really. My intelligence is already capped.

  14. #34
    Maybe a little (you pick up weird bits of esoteric knowledge there), but the tradeoff is being far less productive.

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    More informed on certain things and helped me improve my english? Yes. Smarter? No.


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    yes definitely. And these forums too, lots of smart people on them. Course there's some who aren't so smart, but they can still make you think. I'm surprised so many say no, actually...

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    No, I have certainly learned a lot from the forums and consider my words much more carefully but I would not say it has made me any smarter than I was prior. One of the most important skills I've picked up from the forums is censoring my thoughts into statements that convey my thoughts without conveying any overt hostility I may feel towards certain people. I also force myself to type properly (grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc...) more often thanks to my time spent on the forums.
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    NO. Imo these forums will never make anyone smarter...
    Lots of better things to do if u want to get smarter than read the thoughts of random anonymous ppl

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    yes I could barely read or write still cant but ALOT better xD
    but yeh life is crazy Ive learn alot about other cultures and to get along with some even if we dont agree on stuff

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    Internet sure has, forums? lol NO, all you find in forums is wanna be smart ass nerds that think they know everything about everything...

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