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marty D Why is this place so bitter? (205* d) RE: Why is this place so bitter? 26 Jan 02


Hi Guest jj. Granted there's more stupidity here than when I first stumbled upon Mudcat almost three years ago, but it really is contained in such a small percentage of threads. The fact that almost any controversial point of view now has to be stated anonymously merely reflects on how close the community has become. People don't want to 'rock the boat', but they still want others to know that dissenting views are out there. Easy to do on the net, much harder and more time consuming in real life.

Yeah, occasionally I've seen a lack of tolerance that probably has hurt a few people, but in almost every case if you look a little deeper you can see quite a bit of provocation coming from the flamees. It's simply easier to react at someone blowing up rather than looking to see if they had some justification. That takes a lot more time. Besides, a lot of flaming sure seems alcohol fueled to me, and from personal experience I know how the tongue gets loosened.

But the place isn't bitter, it's still a lot more cheerful and helpful than anywhere else on the net.

marty




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