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Old 11-19-2004, 06:29 AM   #10
happysod
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Re: Thank you, Rev. Furuya!

George, while I understand your concerns, I have to disagree with your conclusions.

A forum is not an arena just for promoting your viewpoint, but one which is used for debate. Also, this forum (correctly I believe) prides itself on treating each poster on the merits of their words rather than any outside ranking. This can come across as rude and unruly behaviour by those who, rightly or wrongly, are used to being treated with a degree of deference.

Calling people who disagree with you Trolls is not conducive to sensible debate or a correct use of the internet term and I still cannot see how this thread could be interpreted as useful. I'm sure Mr Furuya would be delighted to get such messages of support, but surely either a personal message or as a welcoming message if he ever decides to rejoin the debate is less provocative method of communication.

His articles are still easily found at his own site free from trolling for those who enjoy his words.
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