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It's subjective!!!@!@

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A recent post got me thinking about a theoretical situation, and I extrapolated a sequence of events in my mind. What if someone claims that a certain wrestler has been involved with a great number of match of the decade cadidate type matches, when the reality is the wresltler in question has likely been involved in zero? What if someone calls this person out on that and asks for a list and explanation of said matches? Due to none of the matches actually being anywhere near that level, what if the person then starts firing off irrelevant or incorrect evidence in support of the matches? What if, when called on that fact, the person responds with something like "Well I think <such and such> makes for a great wrestling match, therefore it was a great match." With this line of reasoning, I can adequately support a claim that Ed Leslie is the best in-ring worker of all time. So what happens when people use such a shoddy copout when confronted on such an issue? The subjectivity excuse can theoretically be used over and over.

 

Some clown - "A 60 second chinlock that happens 25 minutes into a 28 minute match makes a wrestling match great".

 

Response - "Well, pro-wrestling is about telling a story in the context of a semi-logical, worked wrestling match. A 60 second chinlock that has no relevance to the story of the match, simply doesn't make sense that late in the match."

 

Some clown - "What's the problem? To me pro-wrestling is about using as many superfluous restholds as possible."

 

When does it end? When does someone admit they don't have any reasonable points and just move on? Or do they just hold onto their "subjectivity", with the mindset that their opinion is all that matters and that the point of online message boards is just to have the last word in any argument?

 

Everything is subjective if you want to be technical. That doesn't mean reason should be thrown to the wayside. But then, who decides what's reasonable or not?

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Well, the post that got me thinking was in the Triple H HoF thread. The situation I theorized would probably never happen, as I don't think anyone would be interested in taking the subjectivity excuse that far, nor would it ever get that far before the insults started flying. It was more of an example of how ridiculous the subjectivity excuse could get, and while it technically might be true, it's not really any way to go about having an argument.

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Well, the post that got me thinking was in the Triple H HoF thread. The situation I theorized would probably never happen, as I don't think anyone would be interested in taking the subjectivity excuse that far, nor would it ever get that far before the insults started flying. It was more of an example of how ridiculous the subjectivity excuse could get, and while it technically might be true, it's not really any way to go about having an argument.

I think you''ll be surprised how far certain people on here will go to try and prove their point, especially when others have brought out fact after fact to show they're wrong.

 

Too many people think that because they have the right to have an opinion it means they have the right to insist their opinion is valid, even in the face of evidence to the contrary.

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Well, the post that got me thinking was in the Triple H HoF thread. The situation I theorized would probably never happen, as I don't think anyone would be interested in taking the subjectivity excuse that far, nor would it ever get that far before the insults started flying. It was more of an example of how ridiculous the subjectivity excuse could get, and while it technically might be true, it's not really any way to go about having an argument.

I think you''ll be surprised how far certain people on here will go to try and prove their point, especially when others have brought out fact after fact to show they're wrong.

 

Too many people think that because they have the right to have an opinion it means they have the right to insist their opinion is valid, even in the face of evidence to the contrary.

 

 

*cough* MikeSC *cough*

 

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