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Re: RC: Endure the flames

Too bad you feel you have to allow flaming in order to have debates of
ideas. I LOVE a good debate. (I'm in one now and I haven't yet called
you a name or described you as stupid, etc.) In fact, I was the only one
in high school who was INVITED to join the debate team; the others had
to apply! ;-) Like it or not, censorship IS allowed when it comes to
insults and snitty personal remarks... and as I wrote, it is Steph's
party and she has said she will remove flamers.
I for one applaud her and perhaps many people who previously left
ridecamp will hear of this policy and come back!
This chat room was started for the exchange and advancement of ideas and
information--- and it has been absolutely incredibly successful at doing
that! The ones who want to throw insults and personal attacks (and there
seems to be just a few of those and they seem to be the same
ones....hummmm), well, they can start their own group. (I sincerely hope
I am not speaking out of turn, Steph.) It has been refreshing since I've
come back to see a whole lot less flaming---- hooray!
Bette, who never had heard that term-- flaming-- until I came on
ridecamp. Is it in Websters???

"Truman Prevatt, PhD" wrote:
> There is a big difference between honest difference of opinion and heated debate
> and flaming.  When one debates they question and yes, even attack, the ideas and
> concepts. When they flame it is a personal conflict. While some might be
> uncomfortable with debate - sometimes heated - on the concepts and ideas -
> hopefully we won't fall into the the mode that we have to be "politically correct"
> so everyone is comfortable.  It is this discomfort which may mean that someone
> somewhere is actually questioning his his veiw of the world, evaluating other's
> views and in fact something may be learned from the exchange.
> So I personally vote for erring on the side of too many flames, rather than too
> much "censorship" so we are all comfortable.
> Truman
> Bette Lamore wrote:
> > I haven't seen you post any mean remarks, Howard.
> > My preference would be to have those who feel they MUST replay with a
> > snide remark do so privately, thank you very much. Many of us have
> > received feedback that the majority of us would rather not deal with
> > such negativity and neither does Steph (see her memos about no flaming)
> > and it's HER party!! For those of you who like blood, there's always
> > wrestling, XFL, and hockey!
> > Go on a ride and spin us a good yarn, Howard ("G" rated  ;-)  )
> > Bette
> >

Bette Lamore
Whispering Oaks Arabians, Home of 16.2hh TLA Halynov	
(Yes, really 16.2!)

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