Top 10 Most Controversial Subjects on the DIS Boards

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  1. tvguy

    tvguy Question anything the facts don't support.

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    My observations, interested to see yours

    1) Taking kids out of school for a vacation
    2) Coffee
    3) Smoking
    4) Living within your means
    5) Not getting time off at work because co-worker has child care, medical or religious need for day off.
    6) Closed Threads
    7) Things your neighbors are doing
    8) Laws I don't agree with
    9) Tipping
    10) Facts
     
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  3. Malibustyle23

    Malibustyle23 DIS Veteran

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    Coffee? I must've missed something. I think kids in bathrooms of the opposite gender, Ettiquette about parties and/or weddings, politics and religion would be on the list if I made it.
     
  4. Mickey'snewestfan

    Mickey'snewestfan DIS Veteran

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    I think the question of whether a parent is overprotective vs. neglectful is a big one. Variations of this include letting your kid walk places, peanut free schools, sending your child out to play.

    Another flash point is teachers.
     
  5. Erin1700

    Erin1700 <font color=purple>At least I am bragging about us

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    Picky eaters is another big one.

    What coffee thread did I miss?
     
  6. Gumbo4x4

    Gumbo4x4 Note to the ladies who forgot to

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    How to butter bread
     
  7. java

    java <font color=darkorchid>I am embracing the Turkey B

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    Blah. Used to be more controversial before the mass banning.

    Now I would add Snowflakes to your list.
     
  8. snarlingcoyote

    snarlingcoyote <font color=blue>I know people who live in really

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    And there's the whole "how old is too old for a stroller" debates.

    Oh, it's been a while since we've had a good "anyone who doesn't return their shopping cart to the store is a horrible person" thread too.
     
  9. Sabeking

    Sabeking DIS Veteran

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    Personal advice wanted about family member/friend situations. The asker usually gets flamed like a hotdog in a weenie roast!:rotfl:
     
  10. topolino

    topolino DIS Veteran

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    To recline or not to recline on an airplane.
     
  11. laurafergie

    laurafergie DIS Veteran

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    Teachers and school for sure. I won't even read those anymore. Where's the coffee thread???
     
  12. Sabeking

    Sabeking DIS Veteran

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    Adoption can take an ugly turn too.
     
  13. Mary Jo

    Mary Jo Techarita Moderator

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    I can't see where this thread is going to go anywhere good. Usually, these threads tend to veer into let's cut down other people who don't agree with me or are different on the DIS. I just don't think it's a good idea. Haven't even finished with page 1, and it's started.
     
  14. DebbieB

    DebbieB DIS Veteran

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    Parenting (Helicopter parents, "snowflakes")
     
  15. Jennasis

    Jennasis DIS life goes on

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    For the win!
     
  16. Imzadi

    Imzadi Saved by an angel in a trenchcoat

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    Shopping carts in parking lot threads
     
  17. disney1990

    disney1990 <font color=royalblue>Wow, it make my heart skip a

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    Pool Hopping
    Taking your refillable Mug back trip after trip - or just filling any old mug
    BOG not serving kid friendly foods
    Saving places in lines or leaving the line and then getting back in with somebody already in line
     
  18. TanyaS

    TanyaS Mouseketeer

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    17) Whether eating food in a grocery store before paying is stealing
    18) When it is/is not okay to leave kids alone in a car

    :flower3:
     
  19. paintnolish

    paintnolish <font color=darkorchid>You'd think a sniff in the

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    Grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors!
     
  20. themilesfamily

    themilesfamily <font color=green>Wanna potty with Spongebob Squar

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    I saw a post by a Mod a few years back that the thread that generated the most complaints to the Mods was the Jon & Kate Plus 8 Thread.

    I guess that thread took the prize because it was every controversial issue rolled into one tidy package: reality TV, marital problems, divorce, parenting techniques, money, celebrity, how to discipline children, affairs, extended family issues, etc., etc.

    It was the mother lode of controversy.

    I don't think it ever closed. But there were posts that were removed.
     
  21. tvguy

    tvguy Question anything the facts don't support.

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    Coffee has been a hot topic (no pun intended) on this forum.
    Especially the coffee served in the parks and on the ships. People who hold Starbucks as the example of what good coffee should be, and people who hold Starbucks as an example of what good coffee isn't.

    Also kind of crosses over into the "Living Within Your Means" topic when people insist they need a $5 cup of fancy coffee every day, and others point out they are shelling out $1,600 a year for coffee.
     

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