Blogritics makes new House Rules
Although I am encouraged with this turn of events I wish to add the following for clarification:
- I can appreciate the more we become entrenched in our positions, frustrations do arise. And for others old habits are hard to break and those instigators take much enjoyment in stirring up the pot.
BUT we are not conducting private conversations on the internet, and it is NOT acceptable to say “so-and-so, your statement is stupid and racist”.
The proper way to say it is “so-and-so, your statement is problematic. In my view it paints too wide a brush… etc., etc.”
The difference should be obvious. The first statement is obviously hateful and invokes Newton’s third law of physics - “To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction”. The second statement shows respect for your opponent and that his or her opinion is valued and will in turn invite positive discourse.
It’s an idea that is a long time coming. If they can effectively enforce this new policy I will certainly give consideration to rejoining the Blogcritics community.
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