Jejudo, South Korea
I love what's going on right now but, as a moderator, I have to ask for a little restraint.
No, no one has actually accused anyone no one has been personally attacked but it's getting close.
We restrain ourselves, not just because of the rules, but because the conversation continues more constuctively (dare I say, 'fruitfully' ) by doing so.
In this respect, can we stop calling works people quote trash? It may be so, but it's too easily associated with the person who did the quoting.
Can we stop describing arguments as useless (ad hominem etc.)? Again, it may be so, but it's too easily associated with the person.
Just say you disagree or ask questions.
But Brad, you might ask, aren't you guilty of the same thing?
I am, I have been, I probably will be again. Nobody's perfect but that doesn't mean a civil conversation shouldn't proceed accordingly.
That doesn't mean we shouldn't try.