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OK, we are getting back into the old patterns of things, so maybe this will snap people back to the fact that I am determined to not have the old pattern return. On this thread, there was a ton of baiting, a ton of personal attacks, some veiled racism, and quite a few posts that striked me as literally indicative of insanity on the part of the poster— if the poster meant what he said. Y’all have to do a better job self-policing or these discussions won’t happen. And I do not buy the argument that one side wants that to happen. I see threasds where one side starts it, I see threads where the other side starts it. I see threads started where it seem the person posting the thread is the one who is doing things to start the thread down the path to being pulled, backroomed, or locked. I’m going to post to the individuals I see doing these unconstructive things but anyone who thinks “I am talking about them not me” is not getting the point. Everyone can do their part to make these threads better. Even someone who never has posted anything which is bad can help by helping to tell those they agree with on issues to back off when they are doing things like flaming or tinfoiling or baiting. This is going to take effort, and some are making it and some are not. Please make it.
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Don't do what you did on this thread again.
Can't say I don't see why you would have here, but that isn't really the point. When the majority of the posts on a thread are flames, the whole topic of the debate is lost in the crud. And those who care about the issue are the ones who lose then, not the guy you are flaming, even if he flamed first or baited for it.
It's got to change, or people are going to be shown the door to prevent them from running people off.
And I suggest you look closely. It was both sides doing it. Both sides. If you are thinking your side is justified in acting this way because of the way the other side acts, think again. Both are doing it to the point where that excuse doesn't cut it.