Quoting <200006281158.e5SBwXZ22004 at ogma.tuatha.org>
by Colm Buckley <colm at tuatha.org>:
> The problem arises with the tendency to personalise the discussion,
> and interpret disagreement as hostility. This leads to a poisonous
> atmosphere, personal disagreements, feuds and factions, which is
> what I *don't* want on the list.
> > Kate, you want my explanation of why clueful people leave ILUG,
> > it's because anything which is interesting (i.e. outside the scope
> > of I-have-a-question-here-is-the-answer-thanks-very-much, which is
> > obviously only of interest to the questioner and anyone with a
> > similar question) gets squashed.
> How so? I'm not moderating the list, so no "squashing" has been done
> *at* *all*.
It's human nature for conflicts of opinion to become somewhat personal
- if you stifle those tendencies, you stifle debate.
> "*My* football is a much *better* football than *your* football."
> You're behaving like a spoiled child; I hope you grow up some day.
The people kicking the ball are what it's all about - you're denying
that people will always behave in their own emotional, illogical
little ways - I hope you come to understand human nature some day.
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