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What's wrong with hype?

Started this discussion. Last reply by David F. yesterday. 7 Replies

Why is it that people get put off something due to immense hype surrounding it? Is it due to high expectations? Or not wanting to be thought of having a herd mentality?Also, do you allow hype to put…Continue

Life in your 20's v 30's

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nick H Jan 31. 15 Replies

To those above 30, do/did you find life better in your 30s or when you were in your 20's?Here's an interesting clip comparing life in one's 20's to one's 30's.…Continue

Dealing with weaknesses in character.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steven Doe Feb 10. 12 Replies

Guys, I have a number of weaknesses.I know why I am the way I am and what I do.I have a number of shortcomings such as impatience, fear of failure and conflict, fear of what others think of me,…Continue

 

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Augustin replied to Blair Brown's discussion Video Games: Manly or Non?
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David F. replied to Augustin's discussion What's wrong with hype?
"I'm not sure it is the only question, but I can see that also.  Part of it is your training on how to handle new information.  For me the easy answer is not, after years of sound bites and easy short statements I have learned nothing…"
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Regular Joe replied to Augustin's discussion What's wrong with hype?
"There's also a question of over-saturation. After a while people start to reject something simply because they can't seem to stop seeing it / hearing about it everywhere."
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Native Son replied to Augustin's discussion What's wrong with hype?
"Excessive hype always makes me suspicious.  I mean, if the whatever is so good, why do the folks promoting it have to scream how wonderful it is? I differentiate between promoter generated hype, and the promoters' passing on unedited third…"
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David F. replied to Augustin's discussion What's wrong with hype?
"The problem with hype is that the nuanced aspects of what is being “hype” is lost.  Once the hype grows the nuances get lost.  Hype is used to lie by omission or cover up key facts that might be critical. A great example is…"
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Will replied to Augustin's discussion What's wrong with hype?
"The reason hype is off-putting is that people are understandably afraid of being conned, but don't realize that my product is fundamentally different.  I can't give specifics, because of some excuse, but I can tell you that many, many…"
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Andrew D, USA Ret replied to Augustin's discussion What's wrong with hype?
"The purpose of hype is to draw attention and gain a reaction, and can either be honest or dishonest.  Honest hype comes from truly believing in whatever is being hyped, and hoping to profit (monetarily, politically, morally, etc.) from the…"
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What's wrong with hype?

Why is it that people get put off something due to immense hype surrounding it? Is it due to high expectations? Or not wanting to be thought of having a herd mentality?Also, do you allow hype to put you off things such as movies, books, shows etc... ?See More
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Augustin replied to Josh Allen's discussion If you can tell me what religion you are then you are in a prison.
"It's something, I suppose.  I can't see anything manly about the fact full grown adults just ridicule him anyway; it just gives him more ammo. He gets kicks out of the drama and frustration he causes. More of his photos and videos get…"
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Augustin replied to Josh Allen's discussion If you can tell me what religion you are then you are in a prison.
"Sometimes I think most members on here want to believe that he isn't trolling. Come on, folks. This shit is getting too old.  "
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At 12:21pm on February 19, 2014, Andrew D, USA Ret said…

Thanks for the comment, Augustin.  There are many on this board who have provided both thoughtful and useful information, some that even an old codger like me has taken to heart.  

At 9:11pm on November 19, 2013, Herb Munson said…

Welcome to The Great Debate, Augustin!

 
 
 

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