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Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 02-03-2010, 12:49 AM
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Posted By jimM47
Re: Is civility in the blogosphere overrated? (AemJeff & Bobby G)

This isn't a full answer, it isn't edited and read-over like I'd like, but I feel bad saying nothing for this long, so I'll post this much and try to get back here to flesh it out.

Obviously a lot...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 01-31-2010, 03:49 PM
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Posted By jimM47
Re: Okay, finally, in response to the actual diavlog itself ...

To clarify my position, my reason for believing one should exercise a fair degree of humility before acting on one's assessment that a person or idea is contemptible is not a reason based on a theory...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 01-31-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 283
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Posted By jimM47
Re: Okay, finally, in response to the actual diavlog itself ...

Noted. I read those comments after I had responded. I think we took each other's meaning regardless.
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 01-31-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 50,908
Posted By jimM47
Re: Is civility in the blogosphere overrated? (AemJeff & Bobby G)

To be clear, I envision no utopia. There are two reasons for that: 1) in many but not all forums it takes very few people acting in bad faith to ruin an air of civility, and 2) every forum of...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 01-31-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 50,908
Posted By jimM47
Re: Okay, finally, in response to the actual diavlog itself ...

I'll grant you that certain ideas and people are objectively contemptible and therefore can be themselves treated with contempt, but I have two objections to this:

1) None of us have access to the...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 01-31-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 50,908
Posted By jimM47
Re: Is civility in the blogosphere overrated? (AemJeff & Bobby G)

My disagreement with this concept of civility can be found down-thread here: http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showpost.php?p=149161&postcount=8
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 01-31-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 50,908
Posted By jimM47
Re: Is civility in the blogosphere overrated? (AemJeff & Bobby G)

It seems here that you've equated civility, either entirely or in large part, with humility stepping back and considering that one might be wrong before speaking about something negatively. I find...
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