At 1/27/13 11:52 PM, somespammer224 wrote:
As I previously stated, I have been browsing the forum, not one thread. My entire opinion of the sites users are not based off one thing.
What I meant to say is rather than basing your opinion on one thread, I'm guessing at some point you developed this idea, and over time have emphasized posts supporting your idea more than those that contradict it. Not purposefully of course, but subconsciously supporting the idea.
As for the homosexual angle, I have come across various user accounts who are homosexuals, and even transexuals.
As for forum users, they seem to be more prominent then heterosexual users, at least from what I have seen.
I believe there's three major thing causing this.
It's the internet, so people naturally have a lower threshold for sharing personal things. For example a person who is considered by his irl friends to be straight, can tell us he's bi without it having consequences for how his friends sees him.
Edgier and more controversial stuff leads to (heated) discussions, constantly bumping the thread upwards. This point is influenced by the point above in the way that the people in arguments would in some cases not come forward as extreme or at all irl.
The third cause I believe is cognitive bias, as I've explained earlier. Personally I haven't taken too much of a notice in the amount of people that come forward as gay or bi, and since we're browsing the same bbs, I can only assume that's the reason.