Kudos to you Chris observing this and reminding the faint of heart of the obvious: intelligent human beings agree on very little, and disagreement makes things interesting (and perhaps even informative) for everyone. Chris Shugart wrote: > >and certainly in this case, the degradation of the discourse is as evident as > >the loss of readership and participation. > > I don't know how Rossman manages to tally his so called loss of readership > and participation, but the mailings I've received from this list have > noticeably increased since all the natter about The Unmentionable One and > the complaints, and threats of leaving, etc. Perhaps he was referring to > quality, not quantity > > Just wondering if anyone else has noticed the increase in posts. I don't > filter this list so maybe I'm receiving posts that others have wished into > the cyber cornfield. I do filter out the junk mail though(you know the kind > - how to become rich, immortal, and omnipotent, and do it all for free in > your spare time) . > > I'm all for judicious discretion, but I have a strong suspicion that what > sometimes passes as exercising one's personal preference is actually a pair > of blinders meant to preserve one's narrow view. > > C.S.
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