respectful naming of your opponent
Posted Oct 15, 2007 18:00 UTC (Mon) by zooko
Parent article: A visit from the trolls
I know this is going to sound weird to some folks, but I would appreciate it if we didn't use disrespectful terms like "troll" to denote people whose actions or roles we dislike.
We can argue that they are doing wrong while still referring to them with a word which indicates a normal human being just like the rest of us.
I know that using the word "troll" as a noun like that is funny (at least the first few times), but doesn't mean that we shouldn't switch to something more respectful.
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