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About Captain Cynic

What is Captain Cynic? Captain Cynic is a forum unlike any forum you will find on the internet. It is not a clone website that looks and feels and operates the way other forums do. Captain Cynic is unique in its organic nature, meaning it grows and develops in a way that is more like the human psyche. There is no one genre that Captain Cynic is exclusive to - over here almost anything and everything can be discussed. We encourage users to explore and investigate whilst at the same time use Captain Cynic as a place where you can relax and hang out surrounded by an assortment of stimulation at your disposal.

The following Q&A's provides indispensable information and is a good starting point for understanding the environment and motivations of Captain Cynic Forums:

Is Captain Cynic run by cynical people? Is Captain Cynic a site for cynics?
These are important questions with pleasant answers. At first hand it could be easy to make conclusions about Captain Cynic, just based on our title...
quote:
"Cynic"
noun
1. a person who believes that only selfishness motivates human actions and who disbelieves in or minimizes selfless acts or disinterested points of view.
2. a sect of Greek philosophers, 4th century b.c., who advocated the doctrines that virtue is the only good, that the essence of virtue is self-control, and that surrender to any external influence is beneath human dignity.
3. a person who shows or expresses a bitterly or sneeringly cynical attitude.

...but dig deeper and the answer is quite different and more meaningful.

No, we are not "cynics", far from it in fact. Captain Cynic was created for the purpose of discerning truth and identifying the lies that exist in our world and society. A place where people can explore themselves and things around them that they may not feel free to do in their own lives. Captain Cynic was created not due to an affinity or identity with the term 'cynic', but with the awareness that we should not readily accept the notions society projects unto us, for there are many injustices that exist and to understand why they exist calls for an inquisitive mind. Whilst we are inquisitive about the world around us, and encourage others to explore their feelings, thoughts, and the world around them, often that inquisition is not welcomed within the homes, families, communities and societies that people come from. Questioning the 'norm' is often recieved as a hazardous 'habit', with the questioner being ostracised with negativity, seen as a cynic rather than an innocent exploring the nature of the world. Hence whilst upon hearing our name Captain Cynic may sound like a hub for sneering bitter people, we are in truth altruistic people who believe that we should have the freedom to explore ideas without condemnation.

CC stands for Captain Cynic, right?
Yes, CC is the abbreviation for Captain Cynic.

How long has Captain Cynic been online?
Captain Cynic was launched in 2001. Yep, CC has been around for over a decade. Captain Cynic has undergone many changes in its lifetime and experienced rebirths through constant improvements, innovations and additions to the site that have all contributed to it's unique personality.

How many forums are there?
At the moment there are 15 major forums and each one of those contain numerous subforums. Every now and then we add new forums as the need for it arises and based on growing interests of our visitors.

Why do you have so many forums?
We believe that humans are holistic beings in that we have many different interests - we provide forums on ranging topics such as psychology, philosophy, science, health, art, entertainment and more, to cater to and stimulate the dynamic interests and needs of the ingenious human brain.

Captain Cynic's mascot is a buff superhero-looking man - is Captain Cynic just for guys?
This question, whilst important, calls for an inoffensive 'lol' as the answer speaks loudly from the fact that the individual in charge of Captain Cynic is a woman. So no, whilst our mascot is a quirky superhero dude, Captain Cynic is for everybody - males, females, transgender - without preference for one over another.

I have another question...
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