Has anyone ever admitted to being wrong, or changed their views in this forum?

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  1. mixmastermo

    mixmastermo Brown Belt

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    Seems to me like there is nothing that can change anyone's mind. If someone is in fact proven wrong, they don't respond, they'll go into hiding and try to find another thread to discuss their (wrong) ideas.
     
  2. Stoic1

    Stoic1 Patriot

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    Untrue. Over time I have changed a lot of my opinions.

    Over the past 15 years or so I have been here I have swung hard right. Then since Trump took office - back to the center.
     
  3. Quipling

    Quipling Red Belt

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    Sometimes. I know that my views on individual politicians have shifted in part to things I've seen in these forums. I don't think there are many aboutfaces. I think @Gandhi 's views have shifted meaningfully over time, and he has attributed that a bit to conversations here.
     
  4. uncommon

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    It wasnt enough for you to prove me wrong and change my mind, but now you want a public lament from me?

    fine take it
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  5. trolololol

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    @Hans Gruber once publicly admitted he was wrong for reporting @Limbo Pete, it was a really touching and heartfelt moment in Sherdog history.
     
  6. machidafan99

    machidafan99 Silver Belt

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    Not on this forum, no, but in real life a few times.
     
  7. Limbo Pete

    Limbo Pete Super Samoderator Belt Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    He's a natural born cuck
     
  8. Mark Cutting

    Mark Cutting Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card Yellow Card Banned

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    I have. Some very intelligent people in here. I'm always open to other opinions provided they're in line with mine. Jk

    Yes. I have.
     
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  9. Quequeg

    Quequeg Purple Belt

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    Very rarely, sadly those who most need to change their views and are wrong factually most often are the least likely to admit being wrong.
     
  10. BillytheFish

    BillytheFish Green Belt

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    Can I change your mind about this thread existing?
     
  11. Exception

    Exception Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card Yellow Card Banned

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    Yes. I didn't really care that much about Bernie Sanders and, at first glance, he seemed to pushing a pipe dream but I wasn't really sure. I didn't think he'd have a chance against Clinton so I didn't care to spend time looking into him.

    After seeing post after post of @Jack V Savage 's I decided that maybe Bernie was someone to pay attention to. Unfortunately, when I started to read into Bernie it became clear that he really was as bad and as uneducated as Jack said he was. I was disappointed but I have to give it to him.
     
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  12. mixcontactsport

    mixcontactsport Green Belt

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    This has been posted before. I don't blame them, it's not easy to reverse brainwashing. We have been brainwashed on a global scale for decades, it'll take just as much if not more, to reverse it.
     
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  13. Fawlty

    Fawlty radical centrist

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    Some of that goes back to like '08-'10, a couple were more recent changes of mind


    Anybody should able to find things they were wrong about, considering what has happened to information & communication since mobile
     
  14. scoopj

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    I’ve turned the corner on gun control. I think I’ve also been influenced on taxation. I am much more centrist and less right than I used to be, and this forum is one reason.
     
  15. MadSquabbles500

    MadSquabbles500 Gold Belt

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    No, they just change user names, and no one knows its the same person, and that way no one has to admit they are wrong.
     
  16. Seano

    Seano Hands of bone

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    I don't say things I don't believe. I can respect other points of view but no one here has changed my mind on anything political.
     
  17. funcrusher2007

    funcrusher2007 champion sound bwoy

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    Here’s one from Just this morning ^^^^ @Madmick and i had a debate about police /etc.


    Some of us are here for intelligent debate and critical thinking..few though
     
  18. Madmick

    Madmick The Real Hexakaideca Cherokee Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    You're not paying attention to how people go about changing their minds.

    Yes, minds are changed here, but rarely the ones involved in (and particularly those losing) a debate. But people don't tend to grow in fires; personal growth is personal. Minds change only of their own volition. This is why creating books or documentaries is a much, much more effective way to go about changing minds if that is your sincere goal-- especially the minds worth changing. A mind ready to change will seek you out, not the other way around.
     
  19. Metusalemi

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    My Dunning-Kruger effect protects me from that.
     
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  20. s karlyle

    s karlyle الجسر

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    Not a common occurrence on this site... and even when people are proven wrong they politely exit the thread and conversation without any acknowledgement.
     

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