Making observations and asking questions is not "stirring the pot".

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Making observations and asking questions is not "stirring the pot".

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What exactly is "stirring the pot", and why do some people think is it wrong? Isn't that how you get a good "mix" of opinions and a diverse discussion?

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I don't see how someone can create a post that is interesting to many without ruffling a few feathers, unless creating an interesting post is stirring the pot.

Maybe that's why a lot of people don't post. They get accused by one or two weak people of "stirring the pot", trolling, or pushing buttons.

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ASPD ASPD OP

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It is if you're looking to push buttons and irritate people

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TheCensoredBrit TheCensoredBrit

In response to “It is if you're looking to push buttons and...

So everyone must agree on everything?
Maybe we should take polls first on our polls to see who will be "irritated".

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ASPD ASPD OP

In response to “So everyone must agree on everything? Maybe...

I'm not going to stop you if thats what you want to do. Generally though, you can disagree without being an ****.

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TheCensoredBrit TheCensoredBrit

In response to “I'm not going to stop you if thats what you...

This isn't about me. I just notice the phrase "stirring the pot" used quite a bit around here by the same few people. What is their problem?

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ASPD ASPD OP

In response to “This isn't about me. I just notice the phrase...

I know it isn't. Hence why I said generally.

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TheCensoredBrit TheCensoredBrit

A good cement mixer makes funny noises every now and then.

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ZonkeyBalls ZonkeyBalls

On the other hand if you make you observations know and they are wrong then you are stirring the pot.

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JackHenryKraven JackHenryKraven

The only people that know if their intention is to stir up shit are the people that do it. Over time some people seem to do it a lot so other people might call them on it. It doesn't really matter because if people don't take the bait there is nothing to stir up. JMHO

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Will_Janitor Will_Janitor

I don't see how someone can create a post that is interesting to many without ruffling a few feathers, unless creating an interesting post is stirring the pot.

Maybe that's why a lot of people don't post. They get accused by one or two weak people of "stirring the pot", trolling, or pushing buttons.

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ASPD ASPD OP

In response to “I don't see how someone can create a post...

That is why I don't post. That, and I don't really have a lot of free time.

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Lowdown Lowdown

Getting a good "mix" of opinions and a diverse discussion is not always the intention of one posting or commenting.

For example I've found that left leaning progressives are are prone to blocking more conservative thinkers to prevent them from the opportunity to comment. I've seen them 'circle the wagons' commenting back and forth to each other berating someone with a different opinion. A perfect example of 'progressive tolerance'.

You see the same kind of thing on university campuses today with mind numb leftist student robots tearing up the campus if a conservative speaker dares to schedule something on campus.

But your point is well taken ASPD. When dealing with normal, well adjusted and honest people, asking even 'edgy' questions would not be considered stirring the pot but instead an invitation for lively conversation.

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Budwick Budwick

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There are some people that are offended by everything, especially if it is true.

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ASPD ASPD OP

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So whats your excuse Budders? You know, at some point you're going to have to stop blaming the leftists for all your woes and start taking some personal responsibility

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TheCensoredBrit TheCensoredBrit

In response to “So whats your excuse Budders? You know, at...

My excuse? Excuse for what?

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Budwick Budwick

In response to “My excuse? Excuse for what?

Getting offended by everything you don't agree with

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TheCensoredBrit TheCensoredBrit

In response to “Getting offended by everything you don't...

What does that have to do with 'blaming the leftists for all your woes and start taking some personal responsibility'?

Please clarify your question.

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Budwick Budwick

In response to “What does that have to do with 'blaming the...

Seems pretty clear to me Budwick, but if you want to play dumb, play dumb

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TheCensoredBrit TheCensoredBrit

In response to “Seems pretty clear to me Budwick, but if you...

You don't understand what you're asking either?

Yeah, you're probably right - no sense in explaining yourself.

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Budwick Budwick

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See, there you go again. Trying to blame me for the fact that you won't answer my question. Do you ever take responsibility for your actions or do you always try to blame others?

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TheCensoredBrit TheCensoredBrit

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None of this has anything to do with my post. The moderator is bullying me and just itching to remove me and/or the post for some (hmm) reason. Is that the plan? Knock it off, please, or I will have to block the both of you temporarily.

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ASPD ASPD OP

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I know of no plan, and Budwick won't have the decency to tell you the truth. I'll leave your post in peace though. Peace out

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TheCensoredBrit TheCensoredBrit

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None of this has anything to do with my post. The moderator is bullying me and just itching to remove me and/or the post for some (hmm) reason. Is that the plan? Knock it off, please, or I will have to block the both of you temporarily.

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ASPD ASPD OP

In response to “So whats your excuse Budders? You know, at...

Pot stirrers are definitely on both sides.

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Random_Thoughts Random_Thoughts

In response to “Getting a good "mix" of opinions and...

I tend to lean left and have no one blocked.

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Random_Thoughts Random_Thoughts

In response to “I tend to lean left and have no one blocked.

Me neither, and I lean slightly right... but I have noticed a purpose to block in the situation of two people turning a good post into a fight. They both graciously stopped before I had to block both of them. That was nice of them.

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ASPD ASPD OP

Amirite says " every opinion matters " . That would include anyone posting a questions or opinions.

Anyone saying people are stirring the pot, has done it themselves in the past.

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SynysterGates SynysterGates

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I'll bet when they do it, they say something like "I'm not stirring, I'm giving my opinion, or I'm giving the facts", right? (hehe)

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ASPD ASPD OP

In response to “I'll bet when //they// do it, they say...

Something like that.
Putting the site down on a daily basis is stirring the pot as well. (hehe)

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SynysterGates SynysterGates

In response to “I'll bet when //they// do it, they say...

Isn't that what you're doing right now ASPD
not stirring but just giving your opinion ? (think)

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Darkest_Serenity Darkest_Serenity

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Yes. Is that not allowed? Giving my opinion, input, or query?

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ASPD ASPD OP

In response to “Yes. Is that not allowed? Giving my opinion...

If it's allowed for you then surely it's allowed for others you mock ? (think) because you are mocking them , even with this post.

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Darkest_Serenity Darkest_Serenity

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Who am I "mocking"??? I'm just asking a question. (no) Why am I being bullied by a moderator?

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ASPD ASPD OP

In response to “Who am I "mocking"??? I'm just...

Yes , yes of course you're just asking a question (hello)

of the millions of questions you could of asked , you had to ask one about this site and it's members and now because I question you , you call me a Bully.

I'm getting De Ja Vu

how bout you (smirk2)

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Darkest_Serenity Darkest_Serenity

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No idea what you are talking about.
I observe. I ask a question. If that is stirring, then I'm out of here.

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ASPD ASPD OP

In response to “How?

IKR? All I want to know is WHY stirring things up is WRONG? (according to some that have publicly commented and I noticed)

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ASPD ASPD OP

These type of questions are over my head, don't understand stirring the pot....I'm here for fun..

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JD JD

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I don't understand "stirring the pot" either. That is why I'm asking.

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ASPD ASPD OP

In response to “I don't understand "stirring the pot"...

Beyond me, everyone is nice on here...

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JD JD

In response to “Beyond me, everyone is nice on here...

I think so (smile) mostly.

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ASPD ASPD OP



"Stir the pot , stir the pot , are they doing it or are they not?"

Continuous Pot stirrers get Burned eventually , they're just too Stupid to work this out , so will do it over and over again.

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Darkest_Serenity Darkest_Serenity

Pot stirring to me is when a post is obviously directed at a member everyone knows. Some people do get the liberty to post them more than others.

I do agree that a good question gets all sorts of responses, pro and con.

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Random_Thoughts Random_Thoughts

I guess it really goes without saying, but I'll do it anyway. Of course a question or observation is very often intended to "stir the pot". That is especially and glaringly obvious, when any content posted is obviously directed at another member, or a whole group of particular people.

I have noticed that it is only deemed "stirring the pot" though, when certain members post something considered too controversial. Controversial posts most always get the most activity, but only select ones go poof....

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Piper2 Piper2

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They actually delete comments and posts? I have not seen anything like that since I joined, but I have noticed complaints about stirring the pot and I wondered what is wrong with that? Maybe I'll understand better in time.

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ASPD ASPD OP

In response to “They actually delete comments and posts? I...

That does happen fairly often, yes.

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Piper2 Piper2

In response to “They actually delete comments and posts? I...

It happens a lot! I don't understand why...and it's especially inconsiderate when my comments are deleted as well.

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Sukiesnow Sukiesnow

Yes...well, Thank You! This is what I have been thinking all along...and you put words to it...

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Sukiesnow Sukiesnow

In response to “Yes...well, Thank You! This is what I have...

YW, (smile) but it's actually pretty obvious.

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ASPD ASPD OP

In response to “YW, (smile) but it's actually pretty obvious.

Some people need things spelled out for them.

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Sukiesnow Sukiesnow

ahh shucks andy

I post trapping items of interest
the rabid animal crew comes out with bared teeth
bothers me none...zero... nada

I tend to post real life, not some Politcal correct garbage

soon I'll smoke some lake trout, i'll post a picture of my lil sister stuffin her face eating it

for a girl, she does "ok" at fishin
she may be a better baker
I am the better cook

the brine I'll use

(1/2 Gallon) Water
(1/2 Cup) Sugar
(1/2 Cup) Brown Sugar
(1/2 Cup) Salt
(2 Tbsp) Garlic Powder
(2 Tbsp) Chili Powder
(3 Tbsp) Lemon Juice

now the salmon I'll smoke
that's a different brine

just never mind about that
my sister been wantin the reciepe for years

she still don't have it

stir the pot
ahh hell..I view that as cheap enterainment

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Neanderthal_Momdoer Neanderthal_Momdoer

To me "stirring the pot" is saying something that ya know is gonna piss someone off or a group of people. Like ruffling feathers of a group for pure enjoyment but that is just my personal opinion.

One example is when someone makes a post saying "All ex-sodahead members are blah, blah, blah" that is gonna piss of a majority of people because not "all" are blah, blah, blah.

πŸ¦‹

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Lil_Princess Lil_Princess

In response to “To me "stirring the pot" is saying...

There's two sides to every story, question, and comment. What pisses one group off is likely to make another group lol. (wink)

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ASPD ASPD OP

In response to “There's two sides to every story, question...

I ain't gonna lie,that is very true too (hehe).

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Lil_Princess Lil_Princess

In response to “I ain't gonna lie,that is very true too (hehe).

Sure. It's just that some groups have thinner skins than others, and some have no skin at all (hehe)

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ASPD ASPD OP

In response to “Sure. It's just that some groups have thinner...

I prefer not to be in a group, I like to think for myself...okay sometimes I lack the thinking part but ya know what I mean(hehe)

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