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  •  I agree totally but then sometimes it is (9+ / 0-)

    difficult to continue a discussion if there are personal attacks included (and everyone by now should know I will continue a discussion to the bitter end of a thread)

    This is an online community and it seems sometimes people tend to forget this as they make assumptions about other posters based upon one or two comments.  Sometimes the comments are wrong and other times perhaps misconstrued but even if there is strong disagreement, the discussion should never devolve into personal attacks.

    Some time ago, a few months back, some folks mistook another poster's comments (and sometimes it is hard to recognize snark) and attacked.  However they did this without checking this person's history on the site, which had a number of comments and diaries which would indicate the poster's POV was within the norms of the community.

    While civility is under attack everywhere in the media, it seems we must remain civil with each other, even when we disagree completely  

    •  The media has become exceedingly unproffessional. (4+ / 0-)
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      Smoh, renzo capetti, Cedwyn, Oh Mary Oh

      "Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing." Arundhati Roy

      by LaFeminista on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 04:48:09 AM PST

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      •  agreed again but I find that civility is (2+ / 0-)
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        renzo capetti, Oh Mary Oh

        sometimes eroded on this site and this site has traditionally been one where one where a person could have a reasoned discussion without it deteriorating into an online shouting match.

        OTOH I may simply be tired and jaded and have a somewhat jaundiced view of the world in general

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