Mudcat Café message #3561639 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #152273   Message #3561639
Posted By: Stringsinger
26-Sep-13 - 06:03 PM
Thread Name: BS: Why I am gone
Subject: RE: BS: Why I am gone
" But one can, I think, express disapproval and even anger in a civilised and mature way. In fact, such a restrained response may in the end have more effect than outright ranting and insults."

Absolutely correct, Eliza. In fact, this may be one of the best things about Mudcat BS.

" All I was trying to say (perhaps not very clearly) is that one isn't condemned to read posts which upset and enrage if one would rather not. There are some funny and interesting threads to go to instead."

Right! I think one can deal with outbursts and insults with rationality and clarity. I don't expect that people should muzzle their passions but as you say, a restrained response
elevates the level of conversation about controversial topics.