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Old 08-16-2012, 12:43 PM   #17
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Re: Aikiweb as a "Big Tent"

Christopher Li wrote: View Post
Isn't the whole point of a forum about vigorous discussion from people with varying opinions?
Hi Chris,

I tried to speak to that in my comment above. As a generic statement, that sounds good, but for it to be valid and practical, we need to be a little clearer about what a "discussion" is. The simple act of injecting speech (or text) into a conversation is not the same thing as participating in a discussion. If a group of people are talking about the best way to prepare rutabagas, and someone comes along and opines that rutabagas suck and no one in their right mind cooks them, do we call that "vigorous discussion from people with varying opinions" and say it's a good thing?
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