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Started by W. Don, August 14, 2003, 11:30:18 AM
Quote from: ValamirBest bet is to send them here. Especially if there are several of them and 1 of you it is easy for a number of people with shared beliefs to wave away an individual who offers a different perspective.
Quote from: Kester PelagiusQuote from: ValamirBest bet is to send them here. Especially if there are several of them and 1 of you it is easy for a number of people with shared beliefs to wave away an individual who offers a different perspective.That is perhaps the most exlusionist, adversarial, and patently offensive comment I've read anywhere of late.In essence, in reading that, the impression I am left with is that you are advocating members of The Forge as a group either ignore or pile on anyone with a diverging point of view? Sort of like what the Catholic Church did with the Bogomils, Albigensians, Cathars, and etcetera?
QuoteIf you did not intend your remark to convey that intent I apologize, if you did then I think it is a sad commentary upon the state of GNS.
Quote from: ClayThis incident should probably serve as a clue to everybody here about how to relate to auslanders. The language of the forge is unique to the forge. It's not only meaningless outside of here, but it makes you sound like a pompous ass and puts people off. The language evolved here, and needs to stay here.
Quote from: ValamirI can't even comprehend how you came to that idea unless you were predisposed of your own bias to look for such things. Pay attention to the punctuation in the sentence. Its there, or not there for a reason.
Quote from: ValamirIf your still having difficulty parsing basic grammar:
Quote from: ValamirThe highlighted phrase was directed at WD, indicating my lack of surprise that 1 individual (him) was having difficulty overcoming the entrenched positions of a group because its easy for the group to reinforce each other. If they come to the Forge and see many people talking about these things they may be less inclined to dismiss the concepts out of hand.
Quote from: ValamirBTW: I have little patience for "I apologize if you didn't mean it this way, but" openings. Such caveats are not a Get Out of Jail Free card allowing you to spew whatever vitrol you like and then cover yourself with a brief "my bad".
Quote from: ValamirIf you are confused as to the meaning of something I write in the future, I suggest you PM me about it so I can explain it to you directly, before you trot out your soap box and demonstrate publically that you just critically failed your Reading Comprehension Roll.
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