[FoRK] What is Reason?
<paul at remsset.com> on
Thu May 3 17:32:26 PDT 2007
While "culture of abusive conversation" is one way of looking at it, I
don't think that is the FoRK way.
I think we stumbled into a group of close friends with years of back
room jokes and history that we can never know. So, for a poor example,
when JB calls Tom a jerk, it's not because Tom /is/ a jerk... it's kind
of like shooting rubber bands across the room and JB misses and hits
This is a real interesting place and the folks are friendly. A few live
in Austin. I might meet them some day. I hope none carry an ax. You
know what "they" say about meeting on-line friends.
Oh, and to save Ms Spellchecker the trouble, it is "gauge", not "guage".
You're welcome. <vbg>
Lion Kimbro said the following on 5/3/2007 3:16 PM:
> A lot of smart people make fundamental mistakes about
> "What's rational?" and "Who's being rational?"
> These are criticial questions.
> == Note on FoRK Culture & Response ==
> FoRK has a culture of abusive conversation.
> I don't want to participate in that. If I perceive valuable ideas or
> challenges amidst the combat, I lean against responding.
> The only thing I feel obligated to comply with, is a generally,
> genuinely felt request to leave. I rely on messages here, and private
> messages, to guage that.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
- Homer Simpson
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