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Thinking of abandoning this profile and starting fresh

Discussion in 'Member Announcements' started by ideogenous_mover, Dec 2, 2019 at 12:57 PM.

  1. ideogenous_mover

    ideogenous_mover Well-Known Member

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    So I've been reviewing my arguments from the start till now, and I really feel like I've pretty much 'completed a phase.' I feel like this profile 'is full.'

    In other words, I kind of feel like if I keep posting as I am now, my ideas will start to contradict those that I made in the beginning, as my views and dialectic abilities gradually shift. Something about where I am oriented as changed

    I am also embarrassed by some of my early arguments, it seems like maybe I wasn't always as truthful as I could be for the sake of winning a debate

    I also like the idea of regenerating anew, that it is good for creativity. I shed my skin for fresh skin. I don't want to be thinking about everything I wrote as continue to write, feeling more and more boxed in as I go
     
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  2. Brickjectivity

    Brickjectivity Veteran Member
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    What you should do is make a thread in site feedback and ask admin for options. We generally don't allow multiple profiles. I don't know of any exceptions.
     
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  3. ideogenous_mover

    ideogenous_mover Well-Known Member

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    Alright, looking for that... not sure where it is
     
  4. Laika

    Laika Well-Known Member
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    We all get that. :D The longer you're here, the greater the chances are that your views will change over time. It's nothing to be ashamed of. Just part of life and personal growth.

    Alternatively, you can request the staff change your username in site feedback. You can use that to make a fresh start. :)
     
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  5. KAT-KAT

    KAT-KAT Well-Known Member
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    An additional option is limiting who can see your profile, which greatly reduces the amount of people who can look back through your post history, and possibly asking for a username change.
     
  6. BSM1

    BSM1 Who's a good boy?

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    You do know we have recorded everything you've said? Right?
     
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  7. ideogenous_mover

    ideogenous_mover Well-Known Member

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    Maybe that might work, new picture, new name... I don't know
     
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  8. Laika

    Laika Well-Known Member
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    its in the "are you new to religious forums" section but here is a link:

    Site Feedback

    Don't remind me! :eek:
     
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  9. ideogenous_mover

    ideogenous_mover Well-Known Member

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    It's all recorded yeah, but I what I post now still represents the running edge of everything I posted in the beginning. It's not really symbolically ossified unless I stop posting, technically
     
  10. ideogenous_mover

    ideogenous_mover Well-Known Member

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    see I really wouldn't want to do that, since I post under the premise that I made points that I can point to
     
  11. Polymath257

    Polymath257 Think & Care
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  12. PureX

    PureX Veteran Member

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    You're allowed to grow and change, as a human being. You don't need to bother starting a new profile because of it. No one's paying that much attention, anyway.
     
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  13. ideogenous_mover

    ideogenous_mover Well-Known Member

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    Well, it doesn't seem like it would be allowed anyway so, I wouldn't want to go against their rules.

    I pay attention to what I think.. trying to analyze myself for the most consistency rather than looking for that in others. But I get what your saying, you should stick with the ship you have at the frame level
     
  14. LuisDantas

    LuisDantas Aura of atheification
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    I think you should open the SF thread, in any case.
     
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  15. PureX

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    I greatly appreciate that you're honest and attentive enough to share your changes with us. That you're not stuck in 'auto-defend' mode, like some of the folks here seem to be (and any of us could be, from time to time).
     
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  16. Evangelicalhumanist

    Evangelicalhumanist "Truth" isn't a thing...
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    Ouch!
     
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  17. anna b.

    anna b. Tried and waited then got tired, that's about it

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    Just a thought from an outsider who doesn't know anything at all about you... it's okay if your ideas now contradict your ideas then, all of them are a part of who you are. Although some of them make you uncomfortable (who among us hasn't felt that?)... it's a quite human and understandable response to the discomfort, but it's not really not how life works, we're the sum of our history.
     
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  18. exchemist

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    You are Doctor Who - and I claim £500. :D
     
  19. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    We all change as we (hopefully) learn and age, maturity can be a bind but we have to live with it. Don't worry about it, it happens to everyone
     
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  20. anna b.

    anna b. Tried and waited then got tired, that's about it

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    Eleanor Roosevelt said it like this:

    "You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do."

    I remind myself of this when I worry about what someone else thinks about me, because they're probably actually not even thinking about me... it's a rather good and humbling reminder. : )
     
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