Jason Hernandez wrote:
And the rest of us would not know that if you had not told us. I really do think that a thoughtful reply, such as this one that you have written to Henry Coulder, is more constructive than the two apple cores and two thumbs down that his post also got. Because this tells him -- and the rest of us -- something useful about what was wrong with it. Now, if his post had just been deleted, no need, because the rest of us would not see it; but given that it remains here, I for one find it helpful to see an explanation of how it was problematic. Sometimes, when I see a post with an apple core, I am perplexed trying to figure out the reason. Especially since I was not privy to any Purple Moosage communications with whomever wrote it.
I've gotten thumbs down and apple cores. They hurt, they really do. And the not knowing why is terribly demoralizing. I equate them with middle fingers from passing motorists. Somebody was upset but the details are never going to be known. Maybe I took a wrong turn and need to get off that road.
Getting deleted by Paul would be the equivalent of hitting the highway rumble-strip. A rude awakening to tell you that you've reached the edge of the roadway and that you need to be more cautious. It's certainly uncomfortable to experience but the fault is almost certainly one's own.
“Uncertainty is an uncomfortable position. But certainty is an absurd one.”
I agree that it is getting very difficult to speak ones mind online against the grain lately.. I'm ok, and sometimes even happy with private companies choosing to, like here at permies with the, "be nice," rule, openly censor certain things. I'm not ok with governments putting pressure on entities to do so.
I won't vote with a ballot hoping that one puppet will change the system that is meant to function this way. I try to solve the problem by buying less stuff, and making my own stuff when possible to avoid offering my energy, (tax money, compliance, etc) to be abused.
From what I've experienced, the solutions seem to be the same whether somebody knows the problem or not, so usually I try to focus on solutions. This place is great for that. I even bought a book on the same topic, https://buildingabetterworldbook.com/
This is Paul's site. It gets done his way. If I don't like it, no one's going to drag me back here. There are plenty of sites (way too many, actually) where people are welcome to argue, insult and demoralize people for any and all (or no) reason. If it were that way here I wouldn't be here. I welcome diverse perspectives and opinions and methods but as I tell the kids at school - No matter what you need to say, it can be said respectfully. I'm all for the 'be nice' rule. Please keep enforcing it.
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