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b_b  ·  3216 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A better way to get to hashtags?

Well stated, my friend. It's beautiful when somebody gets it. Really. I'm not trying to be trite.





Raxyn13  ·  3216 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Just today I started following someone (who also now follows me) after we had a long, thorough discussion in which we had a couple disagreements. It was refreshing to be able to have an actual discussion where everyone was happy even if nobody technically "won".

thenewgreen  ·  3216 days ago  ·  link  ·  

This has been my favorite part of my experience here. I have actually changed my position on some pretty big subjects because of conversations I've had in the past here. I think regardless of what website you're on or even if you're having a conversation in person, the most important thing is to be open to new ideas and open to the possibility of having your ideas change. Too often people associate changing their opinions or ideas with weakness, but nothing could be further from the truth. To be able to say to someone "you know what, you make a good point and you have changed my thinking on this topic", is an amazing thing to say. In that situation you are most certainly the person that has "won". Btw, welcome to Hubski.

lil  ·  3216 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    I have actually changed my position on some pretty big subjects because of conversations I've had in the past here.
Hi TNG, I noticed an article in the Sunday New York Times in which the writer did not use the Oxford comma. Perhaps the SNYT will only use the comma if necessary for clarity and otherwise not. I continue to study this. (tee hee - I don't want to be rigid about my fondness for certain punctuation, certain preferences and certain dictators.
thenewgreen  ·  3215 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That cartoon never gets dull.

lil  ·  3215 days ago  ·  link  ·  

and did you notice I didn't use the comma?

thenewgreen  ·  3215 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I didn't, but I did now.