I'm a mod on another food forum. Let me say this.
I too thought the op was probably a rival or someone
with a beef with the owner of the joint. Perhaps
that's not true.
I have noticed tons of obvious "this place is great = my place is great" and "that place stinks = my rival's place stinks, or = my
former employee stinks. It's far more common on smaller boards.
But my biggest complaint is that everyone needs to realize that
opinions are like noses...everyone has one. Just because you
don't like a chili sandwich doesn't mean it's not good....only
not good to you....others may love it. McRibs are probably
the best example of a polarizing food.
But in a roadfood environment like this, I think it's key to note
that we, by definition, are looking for regional specialties.
So if you grew up with Cincy chili, you may not like the kind
of chili burger/sandwich you get in SC, but instead of saying
"it's terrible", perhaps better verbiage like "I didn't like it because......" would be a more beneficial post.
I AM SICK AND TIRED OF ALL THIS POLITICAL CORRECTNESS BS!
If someone thinks a place stinks or they don't like it, let them say so. You don't need to agree with their opinion, but they have every right to express it anyway they care to. The only restrictions I would consider off-base is Swearing, Libelous or Slanderous language.
Roadfood is about OPINIONS. People on here don't need to justify or explain their opinions. If they do, that's great--If they don't, it doesn't matter. Agree or Disagree, your option.
We don't live in a kinder, gentler world. All you PC people gather somewhere, form a circle, hold hands and sing Kumbaya!
At least you qualified your opinion. An unqualified opinion is worthless.
You STILL don't get it!
NO ONE needs
to qualify their opinions!
Opinions can be qualified if a person chooses to do so--------or not!
Opinions are nothing more than how a person thinks or feels about something.
People do not need to qualify, justify OR explain how they think or feel about a subject.
You stated, "An unqualified opinion is worthless." No, IT's NOT.
We can learn from someone's opinions.
We can agree or disagree, but we can learn something from others opinions.
Why do you think major research companies conduct OPINION POLLS?????
They earn millions of $$$$$ asking people their OPINIONS about everything under the Sun.
To major research companies and their clients: Perceptions are based on Opinions! Perceptions are Reality! Therefore, Opinions are Reality!
The Republican Party sends me "Opinion Surveys" all the time asking me about my "Opinion" on on how badly the Democrats are screwing up the Country---and I give them my "Opinion".
They don't ask me to Quantify my "Opinions!
They don't care how I arrive at my "Opinions".
Don't confuse Facts with Opinions.
FACTS NEED TO BE QUALIFIED----OPINIONS DO NOT!
School is Dismissed!
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