Responded in edit.
Let me ask you, if you agree that other forum posters disagree with one another on a regular basis, why do you suspect that only disagreements with a select few posters result in threads like yours? If it was purely an inability on everyone else's part to "understand" or whatever, why aren't we having these threads all over the place?
Edited, Apr 10th 2011 5:01pm by Jophiel
It's not an "inability" on everyone else to understand. People understand my points. I've learned that people either A) don't actually read all of my posts and then respond or B) trolling.
Most of the time, when we're engaged in a circular thread, it's because of one of the two reasons. Posters openly admit all of the time of not reading my posts, so how can you turn around and believe that they "understand" my point if they didn't even read it?
Once posters have actually read my posts, the topic typically dies off quickly in comparison. Take for example, me and Sir X in this thread. We both misunderstood each other, but once we understood each other, it was over.
In the remaining amount of times, the posters are just trolling because people choose to react that way to me.
Other posters probably don't like to argue as much as I do. If I have the time, I will almost always debate about it. Internet forums are one of the few places where I'm guaranteed to find something worth arguing about. I've learned that people I know don't always like arguing about stuff.
So, I'll spend 20 pages debating about something while others might just give up and say "eff it". Add in the trolls, the people who generally disagree and the people who just respond for the sake of responding and you have your answer.