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Dave T Thread attitude and courtesy (54* d) RE: Thread attitude and courtesy 27 Sep 98

This is interesting. I didn't get involved in the Dylan thread but was involved a little in the one on Intellectual Property. I agree with Helen and others about simply ignoring the flamers. We should realize that in any open forum there are going to be those who aren't interested in the subject matter, but are out to cause trouble (is this cyber-vandalism?). Unfortunately, it's the price we have to pay.
Chet made a comment on the COURAGE-II thread about debate being a lost, or at least dwindling, art thse days. I agree and this lack of skill no doubt adds to the problem; normally rational people begin to rely on personal attacks on those they disagree with. Let's remember, debates are to discuss the subject matter. If we keep our comments on topic and ignore the flamers, we'll all be better for it. I too, will try to keep this in mind.
Dave T

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