Are there any you avoid? and why?
I usually find myself in many of the social science topics, and then of course random and humorous topics are enjoyable. Just recently I realized that I may need to be more selective, even within the topics I enjoy. I discovered one thread of conversation that was so fractured by missing content, due to mutual blocking, that I obviously decided to avoid it.
I pretty much go by the post more than the subject. I avoid all subjects about children as l have no children, and have no practical experience with such. I didn't block for a long time, now l liberally block all gun nuts, Trumpettes, and male bashers. I have heard all their crap. It never changes, so what is the point?
It depends on what time of day it is. During the day or early evening I like the philosophical or science posts. Or maybe relationships. Late at night, I often have the TV on, and my brain is tired, and I go with the lighter stuff. I tend to avoid a lot of the political stuff, because it depresses me, and I hear enough about it everywhere else. And I'm always up for funny stuff.
I tend to hang out more in the polls and academic subsections, but I drift around the other subs, too (a few more than others).
I'm interested in most everything so I read tons of threads, but if I don't feel I can add a useful comment, or at least a humorous quip, to a topic I won't comment
I steer away from any posts that deal with politics. And that should answer the why part as well. But since I don’t agree with the majority (apparently), I got attacked and even when I said that I wasn’t going to argue my point and wished the person a good day, they continued to be nasty. So I blocked them and deleted my comment so I didn’t have to continue the conversation with others.
As for posts that I like to talk about, it’s mostly ones that are looking for advice. Especially with younger members. Mostly because I live (and have nearly always lived in accept for my time in the Army) in the city that’s in the Guinness Book of World Records as having the most churches per square capita. And I believe then as I did now. So I can relate, share my experience and my knowledge with that generation as far as dealing with intolerant jerk offs.
And, like you, I also enjoy humorous threads as well. Sadly, I haven’t found that many. But still, I look forward to them.
I like things I'm familiar with which goes without saying I suppose, but rarely offer an opinion on something outside my experience (or reading material).
I avoid emotionally charged confrontation with the wilfully ignorant (god worshipping science deniers, flerfers, and dictator worshippers, for example).
Science. Academics. They are the only topics with which I feel comfortable. I have 5 college degrees and have been a professor for more than 25 years. I was married/had the same partner for 28 years and he abandoned me for another woman. I know this is also a dating site, but I feel like I would fall short of what any man is looking for.
Dogs, lol, could talk about them all the time Also politics when I feel I need a headache. Science Fiction, Real Science, space travel. football and currently anyone who wants to save the Expanse. Since being on here I have actually been brushing up on my history and Space science was feeling pretty darn rusty.