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snoodog  ·  628 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: "Any forum with free speech and little to no moderation becomes right wing"

    I don't think moderation can fix this, though I am still partial to my proposal. There is a kind of Gresham's Law in any open forum by which the bad (vitriol) drives out the good (civility). Nevertheless, Hubski is the best public discussion forum ever conceived.

I would prefer to be more open, but a tiny number of vocal users tend to spice their intellectual disagreement with doses of condescension, mockery, and name-calling. While I recognize that these aspects do not diminish the strength of their ideas, it is sufficiently annoying that I prefer to keep out of public discussions.




user-inactivated  ·  628 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I know sometimes I tend to get frustrated in some of the deeper conversations because I have a hard time clearly expressing my point and/or I'm more emotionally invested in a concept than I really have cause to. I very much try to keep it in check, sometimes fail, and always feel bad about it in retrospect. In fact, I remember a particular conversation between the two of us and the quality of Mustangs where I let things get to me.

So what I'm trying to say is, if I'm one of the users being referenced, I am aware, I'm sorry, and I'm sincerely trying to work on it.

snoodog  ·  628 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Nah I've already called out the user in question. He was pissed but I think he got over it. But really it could be any one of us, myself included. Sometimes we just need to get called out for straying off topic and attacking the author and not the topic