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Mommy taught me not to feed the trolls...

I saw the most awesome post called Reasons why I will not be replying to your argument. Fantastic. I keep trying to choose a fave, but I can't. However, number one on the list is probably the one that is most pertinent most the time:

    "Something you have said indicates to me that you are not interested in arguing in good faith. That is to say, I have reason to believe you are not interested in an actual discussion in which both sides listen to each other, modify their positions, and come to some form of agreement."

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velvetwhip
Mar. 22nd, 2016 09:01 pm (UTC)
YES. YES to it all.


Gabrielle
shaddyr
Mar. 23rd, 2016 05:45 am (UTC)
Agreed - all good, but some are more amusing than others.
brunettepet
Mar. 22nd, 2016 09:20 pm (UTC)
I've only read the first third of the blog post and already want to say yes to everything!
shaddyr
Mar. 23rd, 2016 05:46 am (UTC)
I don't think there's anything there you'll disagree with!
brunettepet
Mar. 23rd, 2016 09:30 pm (UTC)
No there wasn't :D
kazzy_cee
Mar. 22nd, 2016 09:25 pm (UTC)
There are some excellent responses there *g*
shaddyr
Mar. 23rd, 2016 05:46 am (UTC)
I often wish I were as well spoken.
snogged
Mar. 22nd, 2016 11:23 pm (UTC)
That's an excellent post.
orangerful
Mar. 22nd, 2016 11:35 pm (UTC)
LOL great post. I've learned that it is pointless to have any kind of debate online because people think that debate = arguing and you have to be RIGHT or WRONG and can't just talk. And with the bonus of being "anonymous" online, people say some really awful stuff.
shaddyr
Mar. 23rd, 2016 05:48 am (UTC)
I do love the opening cartoon from XKCD about not being able to go to bed because someone is wrong on the internet...

O_o

You could die at your keyboard trying to address the wrongs out there. And you're right - some of it is beyond horrific. I try to stay away from the worst parts. Mostly, the worst parts stay away from my little corner of LJ so that works out nicely.
trepkos
Mar. 22nd, 2016 11:49 pm (UTC)
Useful!
melagan
Mar. 23rd, 2016 01:43 am (UTC)
Good post :)
shaddyr
Mar. 23rd, 2016 05:51 am (UTC)
Heh... I got to wondering what Rodney's list would look like.

Somewhat more scathing in tone - I don't think he'd be worried about rule 10: I’m annoyed enough that I have completely lost my ability to be either kind or only gently sarcastic.

For him, he'd finally be annoyed enough to invest the effort of destroying the offender's soul.

Edited at 2016-03-24 04:49 am (UTC)
melagan
Mar. 24th, 2016 10:40 am (UTC)
I suspect you're right :)
lycoris
Mar. 23rd, 2016 10:03 am (UTC)
*cackles* I love that! There's so many things there where I'm just "Yep, that. And that. Oh yes, and that." (although in my case, I sometimes want to whip it out in my workplace!)

(also, your icon is great)
kseenaa
Mar. 30th, 2016 11:45 am (UTC)
That is just MADE of win! :-D
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