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Omnivorous
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Message 97 of 103 (679458)
11-13-2012 10:32 PM
Reply to: Message 94 by nwr
11-13-2012 8:24 AM


Agree/Disagree
Don't like jeers.
Never did--seems at least faintly embarrassing for grownups to be tossing jeers around like cooties.
Wouldn't Agree/Disagree be better? More accurate, more mature, more in tune with the spirit of this forum, I'd think; and maybe total Agrees and Disagrees rather than "rank" members with a score.
Almost anything else would be better. The current system is hurtful and divisive.
It's cheers or nothing for me. Savvy?

"If you can keep your head while those around you are losing theirs, you can collect a lot of heads."

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Omnivorous
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Posts: 4001
From: Adirondackia
Joined: 07-21-2005


Message 100 of 103 (679512)
11-14-2012 8:13 AM
Reply to: Message 99 by Panda
11-14-2012 6:15 AM


Re: Agree/Disagree
Thanks, Panda.
Names matter.
I'm unsure how "Disagree" could be used as a textual brickbat like "Jeers", especially since even a cursory glance at our posts suggests jeering is not contained by the Cheers/Jeers buttons. I suspect the history of usage here is little comfort to a newcomer who finds herself confronted by a dozen jeers.
A jeer is a jeer. Despite the historicity, I'm at a loss to understand why a forum for serious discussion wants to encourage jeering: most of our moderation efforts are directed at containing that counterproductive activity.
Part of civility is saying "I disagree" when what you are thinking is "You stupid ass."
Civility and courtesy create a better experience for all, and, I think, a superior outcome for discussion.
But I don't expect any changes, so I'll just stick with my cheers-only policy.
Cheers, mate!

"If you can keep your head while those around you are losing theirs, you can collect a lot of heads."

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