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i really, really wanted to respond to this question in Michael's interview, but didn't want to break the one question, no discussion rule.<br><br>
Max asked Michael if he felt that the veggieboards were a means for vegetarians segregating themselves from omnivores having less impact on people that could possibly be swayed into vegetariansism .<br><br>
My opinion: Absolutly not. I think this because veggieboards led me to veganism. i was a struggling, trying, but not real successful vegetarian. I liked to think that I was, but lacked any incentive. I ran into vegweb on the internet looking for recipes because I wasn't sure what to cook or what types of food I should eat. I saw that there was a message board and decided to check it out. I didn't think it was segregated at all. quite opposite, i thought that it was very accepting of new people. I posted a welcome post saying that I ws struggling. The responses that I got, helped me to stick with vegetarianism. I don't think it is a segregating tool at all. I think it is a great place for people to bump into and find great support.<br><br><br><br>
What are anybody else's opinions on this?
 

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Michael made a really good point. I focused the question (one of my 53 questions!) on those who <i>aren't</i> and those who <i>are</i> in a very polemical fashion. Among the strengths of this community, and Michael's well-stated reply echoes this, is that it's a great source of information and perhaps inspiration for those who are somewhere in-between. I suspect there are a great number of people in this grey-area.
 

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I think it's absolutely normal to look for contact with like-minded people.<br><br><br><br>
I myself wouldn't know how to "turn" people to being veg*n on the net.<br><br><br><br>
I once posted in a thread "what kind of milk do you use" (started by a bored person) that I use soy milk with a link to "milksucks" and the vegan society and some people really flipped. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I ran into vegweb when I was looking whether a product had animal ingredients. (At the time, I had not eaten meat for many years, and did my best to avoid products that used animal parts, but I still ate dairy and eggs.) Because of what I learned on VW, I shortly thereafter stopped eating dairy and eggs.
 

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I also found vegWeb searching for recipes when my husband and I made the switch after being totally horrified with the info that was in Fast Food Nation. The VeggieBoards has also helped me in thinking that I'll slowly go vegan, but that any amount of vegetarianism is great.<br><br><br><br>
If everyone would change just a little on their meat intake, this world would be a completely different place.
 

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18 months ago, i believed that vegans were extremist wackos a la PETA. I then bumped into the vegweb community, and met some great vegans. Now, I view veganism as a great thing, and it's something to consider for the future.
 

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I used to think I was the only normal vegetarian (sort of like how loki thought they were all wackos). I was afraid to start posting. It has provided me with ideas, support, and helped me clarify many of my views.
 
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