what I have loved to hate about this forum, ever since it was GoFar, is it's ability to stimulate debate from the well educated through the ill informed to the down right bizarre. It's what makes it the colourful and frustrating place it is.
My question is simply this:
Has a thread on singletrack changed your opinion on a subject about which you had previously made up your mind?
For instance, has someone's reasoned and lucid argument persuaded you that hunting is wrong when before you would happily have donned the deer stalker? Has someone convinced you to switch from Red to Blue after you have spent the day handing out the 'Socialist Worker' outside the town hall? You get the picture.
I guess you can discount cycling related subjects for the purposes of this question.
It's something that just popped into my head earlier (after TandemJeremy and i got close to dueling on a subject we'd covered before)
Personally I am pretty sure that no one thread on this site has made me change my mind on a subject. and i guess that doesn't really surprise me.
I understand of course that this is the internet and people [strangers] spout all sorts of made up crap but it's not difficult to research peoples claims.