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  •  "Flaming" isn't "harsh" criticism (2+ / 0-)
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    Eric Stratton, Joieau

    It is "personal" criticism.

    You are free to criticize the substantive points in a Diary or comment as harshly as you like.

    Get personal and you are kos' definition of a "dick".

    I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
    but I fear we will remain Democrats.

    by twigg on Thu Sep 15, 2011 at 10:39:35 AM PDT

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    •  Kos's definition is no more useful... (1+ / 0-)
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      radv005

      in my opinion because of its vagueness and arbitrariness.

      A writer cannot prevent and is not responsible for the deliberate desire of some to distort his words. -- Eric Sevareid

      by citizen53 on Thu Sep 15, 2011 at 10:43:27 AM PDT

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      •  How hard is it to understand (1+ / 0-)
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        Joieau

        the difference between personal and substantive criticism.

        I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
        but I fear we will remain Democrats.

        by twigg on Thu Sep 15, 2011 at 10:49:58 AM PDT

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        •  For too many it is VERY hard. (2+ / 0-)
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          radv005, Joieau

          In fact, one can be "dickish," so to speak, on either level.

          A writer cannot prevent and is not responsible for the deliberate desire of some to distort his words. -- Eric Sevareid

          by citizen53 on Thu Sep 15, 2011 at 11:11:56 AM PDT

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