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> You are either very young or very naive.
Quite aside from the false bifurcation, that's a *great* way to ensure I pay careful attention
to anything else you write, isn't it?
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Posted Apr 3, 2008 14:53 UTC (Thu) by amazingblair (guest, #2789)
Hear hear, lysse!
We should all re-read our comments before clicking "Post" and remove anything derogatory. If
you pause a moment, you can think of a way to express your opinion in a strictly expository
(And if you can't, then consider not posting at all. There will always be another discussion
P.S. Now to go figure out what a "false bifurcation" is, and if my flu shot will protect me.
Posted Apr 3, 2008 15:10 UTC (Thu) by bronson (subscriber, #4806)
Yes! Let's ban fun discourse on the off chance that it should offend the sensitive. All LWN
posts should heretofore attempt to resemble RFCs and ISO documents.
(The original statement sounded light hearted enough to me, especially since it was surrounded
by informative content that took the original poster quite seriously... If it had been aimed
at me, I don't think I would have taken offense... even if I thought myself particularly
young and naive!)
Posted Apr 3, 2008 16:42 UTC (Thu) by lysse (guest, #3190)
Well, it has been generally observed that I'm unusually sensitive.
Posted Apr 3, 2008 16:46 UTC (Thu) by lysse (guest, #3190)
However (and sorry to reply to myself) I should point out that I never advocated banning
anything, nor did I say anything about general principles. I responded to an individual
instance which was directed at me, to point out that it *had* caused *actual* (not potential)
offence - is anyone seriously going to suggest that I shouldn't have the right to do that, or
that doing so is tantamount to calling for a ban on potentially-offensive responses?
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