Dougan Nash wrote:Trolls benefit the internet more than Safe spaces since in life we face challenges and challenges strengthen us.
...they were nothing like anything I have ever faced in "real life."
paul wheaton wrote:Cunningham's law states that if you wished to learn something on the Internet that the best way to get an answer is to not simply ask a question but to instead state a known falsehood as fact.
I think this is completely true. However it serves only one person. And that one person came to the information they seek through a deceitful practice. And the person that provides the answer has been poorly used. Further, it does not serve the other readers well- after all the other readers could be confused by the false information that has been presented. Plus the presentation of the information is clearly in a state of conflict. One person has stated a fact and another person, the person with the true information, is calling the first person a liar.
I think this technique is not what you use to build a community. Or, more precisely, I would like to build a community that is not built with this material.
Chadwick Holmes wrote:And large scientific funders have proven that even facts can be skewed
Ian Rule wrote:Brown is a shared experience, Purple is a deeply personal experience.
Chadwick Holmes wrote:I think what you overlook terry, is that we all carry different truths in us, and No man should get to choose another mans truth.......what is a truth for one is a. Corporate lie to another.
Todd Parr wrote: Now even when I read something that I know to be absolutely false, I simply stop reading that thread.
Tyler Ludens wrote:The words "you're wrong" or "this is the truth" never need be stated.
Todd Parr wrote: It seems that on these forums, that can be taken as treating people as though "they are less than perfect".
Terry Ruth wrote: Here if you get a +1 or 2+ you must be right.