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Yes - Touches many No - only touches few
Debate Score:18
Arguments:12
Total Votes:20
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 Yes - Touches many (5)
 
 No - only touches few (4)

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Is this forum worth while?

Is this forum read by many people - enough to impact society?  Or is it just a futile effort where only a few nerds hang out

Yes - Touches many

Side Score: 13
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No - only touches few

Side Score: 5

Yes, this site reaches many. I post some of the debates on my brontoraptor facebook page. Some debates get thousands of likes. Of course they are probably just reading the title, but nevertheless...

In reality? No. You don't really reach anyone in substantial numbers. Only bronto does.

Side: Yes - Touches many
2 points

Being able to get your message out there can have a certain therapeutic value for some.

It may seem that what you have to say is read by very few but it's quality and not quantity that's important.

Your opinions are lost among the deluge of posts on so many other sites.

Side: Yes - Touches many

It does have the ability to touch many. This site has over 100 new views a day. The people that view the site might not join as a member but if you take those 100 people that view just the site and they see debates that actually are original and not repeats of debates of the day before than this site just might have an impact. But now it just seems like a bunch of repeat debates.

Side: Yes - Touches many
1 point

It is very helpful for people on the fence and for people who want to develop their understanding of the sorts of topics debated about. Most of the topics suck but a few interesting ones pop up every now and then. I wouldn't say it touches many, but I'll be happy if I've just convinced one person to agree with me, or have had my opinion swayed, as it has been before.

Side: Yes - Touches many
1 point

Yes, if it weren't, none of you would be here .

Side: Yes - Touches many
2 points

There is very little chance that it will impact society as a whole. However, what is society if not for people, and the people on this forum could be swayed to a different line of reasoning.

So while this forum may impact a person, and that person may impact another and another and another, I don't believe it would be widespread enough to do more than baby steps.

Side: No - only touches few

I can’t find out how many people read these debate. It’s a great forum - I just wonder how many people I’m impacting.

>>>when you change your PIC does it take screening time to show up new PIC?

Side: No - only touches few
addltd(5117) Clarified
1 point

We have approximately 7k-10k unique visitors daily (there are seasonal impacts and right now the impact drives the numbers down). As with most social forum/media, most visitors are voyeurs. Approximately 300 of those visitors are active in posting daily, some more than others as noted by the leaderboard. The PIC can take several minutes to update if/when you choose to change it. The reason for that is so we can keep the servers available for the posting traffic. This happens with debates on the home page as well.

I hope that answers your questions.

Best regards,

Andy

Side: Yes - Touches many
1 point

Graffiti on a building or public toilet stall gets read by more people than this site. The only reason to post in here is because you truly enjoy posting in here once in a while. And whenever you stop enjoying it just go awhile for a while.

Side: No - only touches few
addltd(5117) Clarified
1 point

Your statement is not correct. There are almost 10,000 people who visit the site daily who "see" this content.

Side: Yes - Touches many
Grenache(6103) Clarified
1 point

I stand corrected.

I guess I should be looking for Jenny Jenny’s number on the wall in here instead. But I have lots of company.

Side: Yes - Touches many
1 point

I feel this forum only really makes a difference to a few people but the fact that you are changing a few peoples decisions is enough to make me happy x this is why I post on here x

Side: No - only touches few