Continuing the discussion from The art of disagreeing (community guidelines):
What I find frustrating is the narrow range of humanity I see here. A post here in this room of Facebook needs to have a purpose. We can have links to articles that will enlighten those who have an interest in being informed. We have posts from people asking for help and will often get a comprehensive and insightful range of opinions for their problem. It will be up to them to figure out what is the best answer if that ability is available to them. We could discuss Ideapod, but we are not privileged to know the business plan that is guiding it so our ideas, while viewed by themselves, may be counter to the design goals of Ideapod, so we do not say anything. We are exposed here to stories and comments that lack the ability for a response, I fail to see how that is supposed to build exchanges of ideas. I do not know any way of discussing religion or politics in such a limited audience. There would be all kinds of fights, and I do not believe that anyone would be able to see the point of view of another that is trying to destroy humanity. That is how they view each other. We do not attempt to build on an idea until it can be actually implemented, that is not the purpose of Ideapod. I would love to have a discussion with someone here but if I found such a person the topics covered would be so broad that they would not fit under a single header. When I have a conversation with people, I know we may be discussing 4 or 5 things concurrently. That would not work on Ideapod.
I would like to find someone from the US to discuss the 2020 elections, am I the only poster from the states? It seems I have the opportunity to try and see the US from the perspective of people who want to eliminate the use of fossil fuels, totally open borders, free universal health care, education, and a guaranteed income. Some times I believe it might be necessary to forget what science has taught us for the last 2000 years actually to see things from someone else’s perspective. I want Ideapod to grow and get better. My view of Ideapod is just what we see here in Discussions. I am retired and do not spend money like I did when I was still working. I still want to learn skills, I will pay to learn skills, I will teach others so they can learn a skill. All they need to do is ask. Our skills are what makes us different. Our skills are what allows us to be creative, and the reason we exist is to create.